Webinar - Diving Into the Genome: The Secret Life of Alberta's Parasitic Jellyfish

Viraj Muthye
James Wasmuth
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There is a microscopic menace harming Alberta's fish. In fact, these parasites, called myxozoans, threaten fish and aquaculture globally. In our talk, you will discover the challenges posed by Whirling Disease, which has devastated trout in Alberta and disrupted recreational fishing. You will learn about the recent discovery of a new myxozoan species in Southern Alberta and we will explain our efforts in sequencing the genomes of these parasites, a major step towards better monitoring and developing new treatments.