The research team identified and sequenced the microbe’s genome and also investigated the ecological impact of its pigments.
Adam Pack, chair and professor of psychology at UH Hilo, was featured in two public webinars on behalf of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
Adam Pack is conducting research on the leeward side of Maui, inside the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, to collect data on whale song to determine if there is a correlation between the quality of the song and the fitness of an individual whale.
UH Hilo alumna E’Lisa Lee studied astronomy at the Hawaiʻi Island campus. She helped carry out the observations for the study while working as a telescope operator.
It is the first genome assembly of taro that has been associated with genes that underpin resistance to taro leaf blight, information that may enhance taro breeding programs.