Discovery of a novel endosymbiont belonging to Wolbachia in A US Sandfly
The sandfly is an important arthropod vector of many diseases affecting both human and animal health including Leishmania, an emerging disease in the United States that is endemic in primarily Southern Europe and Northern Africa. Sandflies from Laramier County, Colorado were analyzed by Next Generation deep sequencing for viruses, bacteria, phages, that may be present within their microbiome. Ultimately symbionts were found, which function similarly to rumen microbes in cattle. The project seeks to utilize Sanger sequencing to verify the sequences of a specific species of the midgut symbiote, ...
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