Life within the Genome: Evolutionary Interactions between Bacteria and their Mobile Genetic Elements - Ellie Harrison (University of Sheffield)

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Tuesday 24th April 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: BEEM Seminar
  • Suitable for: Staff/students with an interest in Behaviour, Evolution, Ecology and Microbiology
  • Admission: Free
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Ellie addresses ecology and evolution of microbial communities, particularly in the interactions between bacteria and the mobile genetic elements that infect them. Elements such as plasmids and phages play key roles in these communities; acting not only as agents of horizontal gene transfer by carrying with them bacterial genes when they move between hosts, but also as parasites as they exploit their bacterial hosts for their own replication.