Analysis of Chromosome Number, Protein Profiles, & Responses to Toxicants of Different Populations of Lumbriculus variegatus

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3M Small Scale Grant

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Project Description

Kay Tweeten, Professor of Biology, and Chai Vang, student researcher, received a $2,000 award from the 3M Small Scale Grant program to compare proteins by a sensitive two-dimensional gel electrophoresis technique to determine if there are differences in levels of expression of specific proteins between the diploid and polyploid populations. Because L. variegatus is used extensively as an environmental quality indicator organism, the response of the diploid and polyploid populations to environmental toxicants will also be determined.

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