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Tick-microbial communities

Project:

Students will work with tick microbial community data (different species, life stages, collection events) to identify the unique bacterial communities associated with different vector life histories, including environment, life stage, population structure, host use, and pathogen presence/absence.

Dr. Becky Trout Fryxell
Dr. Bode Olukolu
Tara Rickman

Relevant Publications

1 The Microbiome of Ehrlichia-Infected and Uninfected Lone Star Ticks (Amblyomma americanum) https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146651