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Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Biodiversity Between North and South Shore
Ziya Patel, Sabrina Taranis
Mineola High School, Nassau
Ellen McGlade-McCulloh


The purpose of this project is to determine the biodiversity of aquatic organisms from the North and South shore. The advantages of finding the biodiversity is that it can accurately identify unknown species which will be used for biodiversity assessment and ecological studies. The two sites that will be used are Bar Beach and Long Beach. At these two sites, ten invertebrate organisms will be collected from each site and will then be frozen. After this, the DNA will be isolated and amplified in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. After using the PCR machine to amplify the DNA, the gel electrophoresis machine will be used. Although DNA barcoding for identification and taxonomy has been controversial, it is often used by many scientists for biodiversity studies. The body of the South Shore is anticipated to show more biodiversity because it is less polluted than the body of the North Shore. Since pollution affects the development of organisms, this could impact the survival of species. Th


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