Illegitimate genetic exchange among eukaryotic microbes

Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-27

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Cheng-Jie Fu

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2017-02-08

End Date:

2018-03-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionsbiologi

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Allocation

Abstract

This project will investigate the extent and directionality of illegitimate genetic exchange between eukaryotic microbes and its role in shaping mitochondrial proteomes. My work employs a combination of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) based approaches, including genomics and transcriptomics. Single cell genomics will be a highly desirable tool for investigating the largely unexplored single-celled eukaryote (Protist) diversity in these field. This includes using protistan organisms for DNA/RNA/protein extraction and sequencing.