Urban Barcode Project Team YUHSG Team 1
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2021-22
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Plants

Project:

Go Bananas for Kiwi and Papaya
Students:
Talia Hazan, Dara Khaimov, Ariana Badalov
School:
Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Queens
Mentors:
Shulamith Biderman

Abstract:

We will be barcoding the chloroplast DNA of golden kiwi, green kiwi, and papaya from local generic and Asian markets in the NY tri-state area. Due to similar seeds, allergic reactions, and the presence of digestive enzymes we hypothesize that there is an evolutionary link between these fruit. We will obtain the samples and DNA Barcode to test our hypothesis.

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