Synopsis: Please join us for a fermentation seminar.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: Online, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Rebecca Vega-Thurber, Oregon State University
Sponsor: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Lindsay Vasy
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-5642
Additional Information: SUmmary: In this seminar I will discuss two recent research projects in our lab on the discovery, characterization, and biological interpretation of two parts of the coral holobiont: 1) a ubiquitous bacterial parasite of reef forming corals that causes reduced growth and increased disease susceptibility in endangered Caribbean corals and 2) +ssRNA endogenous viral elements in the metagenomes of corals and genomes of the coral photosynthetic protist symbiotic partner Symbiodinicaeae who's evolutionary and biological roles we are just beginning to unravel.