Phylogenomics and diversification of peccaries from the Americas

Summary

This project focuses on the phylogenomic relationships of peccary species from the Americas 

Supervisor(s)

Dr Jaime Gongora

Research Location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This project investigates the evolutionary relationships between the living peccary species from the Americas and assesses whether there has been undetected speciation occurring across the range of this family using genomic and phylogenetic approaches. There is also the scope within this project to investigate population structure and dispersal in some of these species using genotyping by sequencing (DaRT/RADseq). This project will involve use of next generation sequencing, phylogenetic and population genetic approaches.  

Additional Information

Supervisor Profile:
http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/about/staff/profiles/jaime.gongora.php

Scholarships:
International students interested in this project could apply for IPRS scholarships (http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml)
 and local students for APA/UPA scholarships (http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/postgraduate_awards.shtml)

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Keywords

Peccary species Genomic Phylogenetic Americas

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2110

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