Barcode Long Island Team Coral Crushers 2.0
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Green Fluorescence Protein Zooxanthellae Diversity
Mason Peretson, Nathalie Alvarez, Frederick Feraco
Walt Whitman Highschool, Suffolk
fred feraco


Our main goal at the end of the project would be to use the zooxanthellae outside of the coral, but at the moment, our main goal is to isolate and identify different species of GFP-producing zooxanthellae. (Roth, Latz, Goericke, & Deheyn, 2010). We have never attempted to isolate zooxanthellae before meaning this would be our first attempt. We previously worked on a project centered around zooxanthellae and the lights they emit but it was not focused on the isolation of zooxanthellae. We merged this with the idea of isolating the zooxanthellae from the corals with the idea of identification and came up with our new project. We wanted to continue the project but wanted it to have a new purpose. Charles Manzel, a scientist who wrote an article using our research, mentioned to us that GFP has been used in medicine and we were wondering if we would be able to find new proteins that could have other or similar uses. This is where the Long Island Barcoding would come in. We know how to ident


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