Four Master’s projects in comparative genomics in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Here are flexible opportunities within molecular ecology and evolution, focusing on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi that are organisms in symbiosis with 90% of present day land plants. It is believed that they have maintained such interactions for at least 450 MY, coinciding with the colonization from water to land by plants. This makes them key organisms for studies on evolution. Because of the difficulties in culturing, little is known about their genomic organization but the lab has developed novel methods to sequence them, using single nuclei sorted directly from spores. Check out possible projects further in the pdf below!
Department: IEG, UU
Place: EBC, Uppsala
Start: As agreed upon
Application: Take an initial contact via e-mail if you are interested (see the pdf)!