Model organism Navicula incerta sequencing for UV induced mutagenesis
The project was examining the use of UV-C as a marine biofouling control. By identifying damage caused to a model organism (Navicula incerta) impact on other biofouling taxa can be predicted. The study explored the mutagenesis caused by UV irradiance at different exposures and DNA repair at different durations. This required a genome to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms and compare them across different repair and exposure gradients. The study conducted a de Novo alignment of Navicula incerta (strain UTEX B 2046 from the culture collection at the University of Texas in Austin, USA) to accomplish this.