Monday, May 4, 2015

Learning About Genetics

Marine Science students extracted DNA from sea urchin tube feet and are currently performing PCR reactions to amplify several loci. Eventually they will compare these to genes available on GenBank and build phylogenetic trees to see how different populations, or different species are related to each other.

Pictured at left:
L-R: Emma Schneck ʻ16, Ari Wilson ʻ16, Jericha Major ʻ16, Allison Culliney ʻ15, Tai Mitchell ʻ17, Jaden Hamid ʻ17