Freshly Pressed: Tiquia-Arashiro
Sonia Tiquia-Arashiro, associate professor of biology and microbiology, recently published her first book this month entitled: “Molecular Biological Technologies for Ocean Sensing” (Springer Publishers). The work presented in this book collectively draws on the work of many great scientists including our distinguished authors and highly regarded academics and industrial experts from different disciplines within the science and engineering disciplines. It features methods papers on the application of ecogenomic sensors on autonomous platforms in the ocean.
Topics include the use of ecogenomic sensors as a tool in whole-cell and cell-free based detection and monitoring a suite of pathogens and biotoxins that are of public health concern; documenting species diversity, evolution and metabolic function; identification and quantification of aquatic organisms; and inferring metabolic potential and activities of microorganisms in the ocean.