Barcode Long Island Team heehoo Chaos and Epic Gamer Dudes
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2019-20
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

DNA Barcoding to Help Local Waterways
Students:
Allison Votteler, Sian Callahan, Dev Patel, Arman Azizi
School:
Eastport South Manor Junior Senior High School, Suffolk
Mentors:
Robert Bolen

Abstract:

Through DNA barcoding we plan to identify small aquatic invertebrates that resemble amphipods and arthropods, compare the DNA sequences of the samples collected to determine relationships,use the DNA sequencing information to identify invasive organisms, determine if any samples may be carriers of disease or may cause a decrease in beneficial “control” species , and compare our sample identities to previous years data. WE plan to use this data to determine the overall health of the river in addition to water quality data collected during the Day in the Life of a River Program.

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