Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (04/10/2012 02.51)

Chemical mimicry in the Maculinea butterflies

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Maculinea butterflies are obligate myrmecophilous insects and they need to be adopted by workers of Myrmica ants to complete their life cycle. The complex biology of these lycaenids has to be taken into account for implementing appropriate conservation strategies. In other words, to guarantee the survival of Maculinea populations is necessary to preserve not only their habitat and foodplants, but also the host ants. We will endeavor to: 1)survey the host-specificity and the geographical variability of chemical profiles of Maculinea Italian populations, in particular of Habitat Directive species (M. arion, M. teleius) 2)clarify the mechanism at the base of the chemical communication between host and parasite

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

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Eligibility criteria

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Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin)

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy