Barcode Long Island Team The Anemonies
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2017-18
Research Topic:
Wildlife & health
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

The Forge River’s Marine Life and Pollution
Students:
Brianna Diers, Lauren Roberts, Emily Trocchio, Brynn Hanson
School:
Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School, Suffolk
Mentors:
Robert Bolen

Abstract:

The Forge River is a polluted river with poor water quality due to excess nitrogen where the biodiversity is in jeopardy. Our goals are to collect specimens, barcode them using DNA barcoding and the CO1 gene, identify the sequences, and hopefully find a novel species. We also hope to learn the process of DNA barcoding and learn how to read DNA sequences. Since this is the first time amples are being barcoded from the river, our results will contribute to establishing a baseline of biodiversity for future analysis

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