Blake Ushijima

Blake Ushijima

Aug 14, 2016

Group 6 Copy 90
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    This project will investigate bacteria that could protect corals and shellfish from fatal infections by the bacterium Vibrio coralliilyticus. Several bacteria we’ve found produce antibacterial compounds that inhibit V. coralliilyticus growth and potentially prevent infection. If we can learn what these compounds are and how they work, we can use this knowledge to develop treatments before the world’s reefs and shellfish are beyond saving.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Habitat Use by the Eastern Hognose Snake on a Barrier Beach

    This video shows a large female Eastern Hognose Snake doing what they do best: NOT BITING, no matter what...

    Water Purification for Developing Countries

    Each year, more than 3.5 million people die from lack of access to clean water in developing countries...

    How does the struggle between sexual selection and natural selection drive the coloration of a tropical gecko?

    On animal coloration, sexual selection may promote conspicuousness while natural selection may favor crypsis...

    Backer Badge Funded