Marine Heatwaves and Microbiome in the Mediterranean Sea: Insights From Non Model Organism Manila Clam

Dr. Martino

Dr. Maria Elena Martino, University of Padova, Italy, will present her latest research during Targeting Microbiota 2023 on October 17-19 in a talk titled "Marine Heatwaves and Microbiome in the Mediterranean Sea:  Insights From Non Model Organism Manila Clam".

Extreme climatic events like Marine Heatwaves (MHWs) are becoming more intense and frequent and are severely threatening ecosystems’ health. Specifically, marine ecosystems are facing an increase in the prevalence of pathogenic microbes, causing significant shifts in the ecology and evolution of animal-microbiome symbiosis in marine environments. However, how extreme climate events shape the evolution and the adaptation of marine hosts and their microbiomes is still poorly understood.

Here, Dr. Martino and her team characterized the effect of heat waves on the microbiome of Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum, one of the most widely farmed clam species worldwide, and investigated the ultimate effect on host health.

 You can learn more about Dr. Martino's talk this October in Venice.

Targeting Microbiota 2023 Congress
October 17-19, 2023 - Venice
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