Microlanding - Symbiont transmission in early life stages of mangrove crabs

  The 'Microlanding' project aims to unravel the nature, topological interactions, dynamics and functions of the bacterial symbionts associated with mangrove crabs' gills in relation to the evolution from water to land. We have designed a multifaceted approach that, moving from a preliminary dataset, aims to assess the diversity of the microorganisms associated to the gills of crabs of different species and with different levels of terrestrialization, at different development stages.

  • Start Date:

    1 April 2019

  • End Date:

    31 March 2022

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

  • Value:

    £174144

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