The Global Mosquito Microbiome Project seeks to understand how vector mosquito microbiomes vary at large spatial scales. Building a better understanding of how mosquito microbiomes differ under varied environmental conditions will help us in developing more targeted and effective control methods for the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly in light of climate change.
We are using 16S rRNA sequencing to better understand these microbial communities internal to mosquitoes. We anticipate using the collected data to build models that will further aid in the prediction and reduction of the spread of mosquito-borne pathogens.
For collaborators sampling specifically for the Global Mosquito Microbiome Project, please see the protocol below. For collaborators who are interested in sharing DNA extracts or PCR products, please email me for additional details.
If you would like to collaborate on this project or are interested in more information, please email Amanda Tokash-Peters.