Microbial Phylogeography

Microbial Phylogeography

Funding body: SFI

Project type: Post-doc (Biotechnologist)

Period: June 2009-Mar 2012

Researcher: Brian O'Farrell

Project Description

A processing pipeline for bacterial population genetic analysis has now been established at the ERI.
I've been responsible for the development of the DNA extraction, quantification, normalisation and sequencing modules within this pipeline.


O’Farrell, B; Davenport, J; Kelly T (2002) Was Archaeopteryx a wing-in-ground effect flier? Ibis 144 (4) p686:688

Coughlan, J.; McGinnity, P.; O’Farrell, B.; Dillane, E.; Diserud, O.; de Eyto, E.; Farrell, K.; Whelan, K.; Stet, R.J.M. and Cross, T.F. (2006) Temporal variation in an immune response gene (MHC I) in anadromous Salmo trutta in an Irish river before and during aquaculture activities. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 63, 1248–1255

O'Farrell, B; Benzie, JAH; McGinnity, P; Carlsson, J, de Eyto, E; Dillane, E; Graham, C; Coughlan, J; and Cross, T (2011) MHC-mediated spatial distribution in brown trout (Salmo trutta) fry. Heredity advance online publication 21 September 2011 doi: 10.1038/hdy.2011.87. Epub 2011 Sep 21

O'Farrell, B; Dennis, C; Benzie, JAH; McGinnity, P; Carlsson, J, de Eyto, E; Coughlan, J; Igoe, F; Meehan, R; and Cross, TF (2012) Balancing selection on MHC class I in wild brown trout (Salmo trutta). Journal of Fish Biology. In press.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork