Barcode Long Island Team The Flupas
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Power Plant Proposal
Makaylei Thrane, Cheyenne Smothergill
William Floyd High School, Suffolk
Victoria D'Ambrosia


Macroinvertebrates are a diverse species, which thrive off of the land, and the environment they develop in. This is particularly important, and dependent on the species distance from the anthropogenic structure, the power plant. DNA barcoding is a method of species identification, which is able to identify the genes, and then amplify, or copy, the genetic makeup of organisms, to be able to determine the species it belongs to. Barcoding is a more reliable type of identification, and goes further than just phenotypically observing an organism. Among macroinvertebrates, the COI gene is important, and can differentiate one organism from another, based upon the diversity of the specific gene (Navkhanda, Park, page 1, 2015). Once DNA is isolated, amplified, and sequenced from the macro-invertebrates, DNA Subway will be used to analyze the gene sequences. Furthermore, after collecting this data and carrying out the identification process, it is expected that the terrestrial macroinvertebrate


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