Project

Mechanisms of adaptation of chytridiomycota to the amphibian host

Code
01SS0113
Duration
01 July 2013 → 30 April 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
amphibian chytridiomycosis host adaptation
 
Project description

In the Chytridiomycota, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Salamandrachytrium terminator are the only known members that parasitize vertebrate hosts. In this project we will investigate how these two fungi adapted to the vertebrate host. Therefore, we will conduct comparative transcriptomics and genomics on the novel chytrid species S. terminator, B. dendrobatidis and a selection of other members of the Chytridiomycota living in water and soil.