Project Title

Development of a Flow Cytometry Method for Analysis of DNA Ploidy in Lumbriculus

Name of Award

3M Small Scale Grant

Date Awarded

9-2014

Department/School

Biology

Project Description

Kay Tweeten, Professor of Biology, and Samantha Morris, student researcher, received a $2,000 award from the 3M Small Scale Grant program to develop a flow cytometry method for analysis of ploidy levels in various populations of Lumbriculus. The number of chromosomes in these annelids is currently determined using time-consuming and inefficient methods such as chromosome spreads or chromosome splash techniques. There is need for a rapid, more reliable protocol that can be applied in ploidy analysis of worms collected from natural habitats.

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