Barcode Long Island Team Bees in the Trap
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Wildlife & health
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


The Impact of Chemicals in the Environment on Pollinator Diversity
Matthew Coleman, jacob Danziger, Zakee Sharif, Kevin Gatien
Connetquot High School, Suffolk
John Halloran


Many plants reproduce through the process of pollination, which is often done by a living organism. Biotic pollinators face many variable that can lower their populations, and ultimately, their overall diversity. We plan to collect specimen under the Apoidea family, and look for genetic diversity within specimen collected. We plan to collect our specimen using a trap that consists of a mixture of water, maple syrup and detergent. Once specimen are collected, we will attempt to visually identify them, using a dissection microscope with a ruler in the field of view to provide a scale. After that, we carry out the PCR protocol, to replicate DNA, which can then be barcoded. Once we receive our results via DNA Subway, we can draw conclusions and create data tables to help illustrate results and attempt to answer our experiment’s question.


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