Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to assess the efficacy of microsatellite primers in three crayfish species present in Massachusetts. We began by investigating twenty primer pairs previously developed for Procambarus clarkii. After selecting three loci for further study, we explored the applicability of those three primer pairs in two additional species of crayfish, Orconectes limosus and O. quinebaugensis. Resulting products from P. clarkii were sent to Cornell University for fragment analysis, but the analysis proved inconclusive.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Professional Writing

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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