We used metabarcoding to detect and differentiate parasites in pig faecal samples.
Data on some of the parasites were already published here https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34073014/
However, data on Parabasalid organisms have not been collated and analyzed yet, and these data could potentially feed into a publication.
If you’re interested, you could get access to this data, collate them, and analyse them as relevant.
The suitable candidate would be interested and fairly skilled in most of the following:
- Alignment of DNA sequence data
- Knowledge on genetic markers used for taxonomic annotation (e.g. SSU rRNA genes)
- Phylogenetic analysis
- Some basic knowledge on Parabasalids
- Some basic interest in mapping the eukaryome (the eukaryotic component of the gut microbiome)
There would be a possibility to study relationships between these parabasalids (and other parasites) and accompanying bacterial microbiome.
No morphological data are available for this project.
Please contact Rune Stensvold email@example.com for more information