We want to use high-throughput #DNA sequencing to find out everything we can about each individual #tick - its species, its intestinal #microbiome (they have one too!), and if it carries dangerous pathogens.
Looking for portrait type photos for each species "profile". Listed by common name below. Full list w scientific names at broad.io/200Mammals (also interested in photos/stories about huge effort / communities involved in collecting #DNA samples. Genome seq is easy part!)
It all started with an unplanned visit to a museum on Prince Edward Island by the late Dr. Raymond Coppinger, and ended with us questioning a widely accepted theory known as the domestication syndrome. @culturesside culturesummerside.com/international-…
The (animal) domestication syndrome is the idea that, when an animal species is domesticated, a suite of changes in behavior and appearance all occur together. It was first described by none other than Charles Darwin.