Ecological Diversity in the Microbiome

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

In the second lecture of our spring series, Kyle Bittinger PhD discussed the diversity of bacterial communities. Diversity can mean the number of species observed in each sample (alpha diversity) or the number of species shared between samples (beta diversity). The way diversity is used to analyze bacterial communities was discussed, as well as special topics such as UniFrac distance and principal coordinates analysis.