Start date:
October 2015
End date:
December 2015
Explorers Cove
Principle Investigator:
Dr Samuel Bowser
New York State Department of Health
Our research addresses the evolution of highly endemic foraminiferan protists (forams) inhabiting McMurdo Sound. Two members each of three basal (early−evolving) clades have been chosen for genomic analysis with the goal of understanding their phylogenetic placement in the Tree of Life and the identification of biomedical/biotechnological genes, e.g., novel bioadhesives.