OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES 24 MAY
OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES | 24 MAY 2023 | DAVID BARROS-GARCÍA | 11:30
Title: PerSeave: An omics multisensory perspective, how can human activities affect the sensory organs of deep-sea fish?
PerSeave aims to decipher the genomic basics of both visual and olfactory systems in a relatively unknown deep-sea fish species, Notacanthus bonaparte. For this purpose, a new multisensory point of view will be used, and newly obtained genomic and transcriptomic data will be analysed and compared with other deep-sea and shallow water teleosts. Furthermore, several hypotheses regarding its ecological and biological characteristics; smell-based mate selection, genetic and morphological patterns of its ecological specialization and possible negative effects of human activities will be studied. The new knowledge obtained will be particularly important since deep-sea fishes are particularly sensitive to human activities due to their biological characteristics such as reduced growth rate and postposed sexual maturation.
Name: David Barros-García (CIIMAR)
The experience of David Barros-García includes; DNA Barcoding, Phylogenetic Inference, Integrative Taxonomy, Phylogeography, and description of new teleost fish species. He is member of the Deep-Sea Biology Society and the Iberian Ichthyology Society. In addition, he has carried out several outreach activities, including scientific congresses and divulgation to the general public. He is currently developing a new line of research at CIIMAR based on the study of the evolution and adaptation of deep-sea fish to the environment.
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