Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M

Abstract

Introgression may be occurring between the species Orconectes quinebaugensis and a related invasive species, Orconectes virilis, in the Blackstone River Valley Area. While genetic analysis has already been used to investigate this event, more robust conclusions can be drawn if more data is generated. To fill this need, genetic differences between the two species were sought by performing AFLP analysis on non-hybrid members of each species. Eight members of non-hybrid Orconectes virilis were tested against four non-hybrid Orconectes quinebaugensis. Among these, twelve fragments whose occurrence correlates with species identity were located.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

BC

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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