Professor Rika Anderson ’06 publishes paper with Juntao Zhong ’23, Troy Osborn ’25, Thais del Rosario Hernández ’20, and Sasha Kyrysyuk ’20

Anderson is associate professor of biology at Carleton.

21 February 2024 Posted In:

Rika Anderson ’06, associate professor of biology, published a paper with Juntao Zhong ’23, Troy Osborn ’25, Thais del Rosario Hernández ’20, and Sasha Kyrysyuk ’20 in the journal mSystems titled, “Increasing transposase abundance with ocean depth correlates with a particle-associated lifestyle.” The team investigated why “jumping genes” in microbial genomes increase in abundance with depth in the oceans, and showed that it is linked to microbial warfare on densely packed particles.

Read the paper.