Come meet the microbes that share our local aquatic environment. This project, which was initiated and funded by curious citizens, uses advanced DNA sequencing techniques to survey the microbial diversity at local swimming beaches. Preliminary results show that our beaches are distinct environments, differing in diversity and composition of microbial taxa, and provide a fascinating first look at how local biodiversity is shaped by unique environmental conditions.
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When: Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 PM
Where: La Jolla Riford Library, Community Room (7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA, 92037)
Who: Presented by Callen Hyland, PhD, University of San Diego and the WetLab