| || || Metagenomics | Fiji, Marine bacteria | Fiji, Environmental monitoring | Fiji|
| || || Monitoring marine bacteria in Fiji : a metagenomic approach|
Author: Narayan, Vinay Vikash
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Subject: Metagenomics | Fiji, Marine bacteria | Fiji, Environmental monitoring | Fiji
Call No.: Pac QH 434 .N37 2018
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Metagenomic analyses, involving random shotgun DNA sequencing and bioinformatics tools, were applied to study the diversity and variation of marine microbial communities in Fiji waters. This thesis describes the core microbiomes identified at two locations (Suva mainland and Beqa Island) for three habitats: mangrove, coral reef and open ocean in the Fiji islands, and measured over a period of five years. These microbiomes have been compared with those identified in similar habitats from Brazil, China and India. Microbial profiling of Fiji waters identified specific microbial signatures characteristic of both the types habitats surveyed and of human influence.