A PhD position is available on Oyster as a niche for vibrio evolution and pathogen emergence. The objective of this PhD project is to investigate the evolution of vibrio virulence in relation to the oyster as host.The two hypothesis are: Vibrio and oysters co-evolve, and pathogenic genotypes of Vibrio emerge in areas with mass mortalities. Independent and genetically distinct sources of C. gigas that represent a gradient of disease severity will be used. This position will be nased at the Station Biologique de Roscoff in France.
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