Development of a Flow Cytometry Method for Analysis of DNA Ploidy in Lumbriculus
Name of Award
3M Small Scale Grant
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.
Tweeten, Kay A. and Morris, Samantha J., "Development of a Flow Cytometry Method for Analysis of DNA Ploidy in Lumbriculus" (2014). Internal Grant Awards. 138.