Abstract

Freshwater mussels are one of the most at-risk species in North America, with proper identification of those imperiled species of great importance for conservation efforts. Through DNA barcoding, this is possible. In this experiment, the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer will be used to sequence a partial mitochondrial genome from Potamilus alatus, using the data to identify important nuclear genes within Unionidae.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-7-2018

Mentor

David M. Hayes

Department/Professional Affiliation

Department of Biological Sciences

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Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Biological Sciences

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