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Kirsten Ellegaard: Structure and evolution of genomic diversity in the honey bee gut microbiota

Joint seminar: Center for Electromicrobiology and Microbiology

2019.05.08 | Anne Kirstine Mehlsen

Date Wed 19 Jun
Time 11:00 11:45
Location Department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-116

Speaker: Kirsten Ellegaard, PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland


The structure, distribution and evolution of genomic diversity in natural bacterial communities is largely unexplored. Here, I will present our recent work on the honey bee gut microbiota. Using deep metagenomic sampling of individual bees, we have investigated how strain-level diversity distribute among individuals within colonies, and patterns of microbiota evolution in closely related honey bee species

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