april, 2020

02apr1:00 pm2:00 pmWhale microbiomes: Insights from skin, blow and guts and potential use in health monitoringAmy Appril1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lecture Theatre D, Bute Building Speaker organisation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Event Details

Marine mammals serve as sentinels of ocean health but little attention has been paid towards their microbiota. Here I will describe our efforts to explore and understand patterns within the microbiomes associated with the skin, respiratory blow and entire gastrointestinal tract of humpback, bowhead and North Atlantic right whales. I will share new knowledge about the biodiversity of these environments, prominent microbial species and understandings of how these microbiomes vary with animal traits and ocean habitats.

Time

(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Lecture Theatre D, Bute Building

KY16 9TS

Speaker organisation

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Organizer

Peter L. Tyackplt@st-andrews.ac.uk

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