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Project abstract for group mayg
Evolution of Multi-Species Interactions
All eukaryotic organisms harbor diverse microbial symbionts, the "microbiome." These microbes interact with each other as well as the host, sometimes causing the evolution of greater virulence of some microbes towards the host. This research group studies the conditions under which they expect disease suppression by members of the microbiome and those conditions under which the long-term consequences of that disease suppression might lead to evolution of greater virulence by a parasite. The researchers employ genomic, genetic, and molecular evolution tools in these studies.