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Mitochondrial genome reconstruction of Rattus rattus obtained from an owl pellet from Tres Bocas Cave in the Dominican Republics
Molecules of DNA are ubiquitous in the environment and a rich source of biological information, but because DNA degrades rapidly in tropical climates studies of ancient DNA in the Caribbean have been limited until recently. ...
Genetic characterization of host-microbiome-pathogen dynamics in ancient Amerindians of Punta Candelero, Puerto Rico
This thesis seeks to address the deficit of ancestral human references from the tropics, specifically the Caribbean, by adding genetic (genomic and microbiomic) information from the ancient Puerto Rican Amerindian population ...