Danielle Tom
Integrative Biology
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2015 - 3:30pm
Organisms do not live in isolation, and in recent years scientists have begun considering not just the individual but the holobiont of the host and its symbiotes. With increased sequencing power, symbiont and contaminant DNA is often captured alongside the host’s genome. Computational tools used to separate metagenomes from an environment sample can be applied to the individual, and I am applying these to Anthopleura elegantissima, an anemone that hosts two different individual algal symbionts and an unidentified bacterial flora. Preliminary assembly statistics and features will be discussed.