Urban Barcode Project Team Team 3
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2017-18
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Plants

Project:

Cilantro, or No?
Students:
Bailey Fink, Sarah Harris, Leeba Sullivan
School:
Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Queens
Mentors:
Shulamith Biderman

Abstract:

Our​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​whether​ ​cilantro​ ​on​ ​a​ ​molecular​ ​genetic​ ​level​ ​is​ ​more​ ​closely​ ​related​ ​to other​ ​fragrant​ Chinese​ ​cultural​ ​cooking​ ​herbs​ ​or​ ​to​ their ​phenotypically​ ​similar​ ​plants​ ​within​ ​the​ ​same​ ​family​ ​as cilantro.​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City​ ​is​ ​full​ ​of​ ​vibrant​ ​cultures​ ​and​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​leading​ ​cuisine​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​using​ ​lots of​ ​herbs​ ​and​ ​spices.​ ​In​ ​our​ ​project,​ ​we​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​use​ ​this​ ​method​ ​to​ ​compare​ ​the​ ​genetic​ ​similarities​ ​of​ ​cilantro​ ​to​ ​that of​ ​fragrant,​ ​aromatic​ ​herbs​ ​to​ ​plants​ ​within​ ​its​ ​own​ ​taxonomic​ ​family​.

Poster:

DNA Barcoding Poster
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