Illegitimate genetic exchange among eukaryotic microbes
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.