Faculty Advisor

Tyler, Jeffrey A.

Abstract

In this study RNA:DNA ratios were analyzed from two groups of individually tagged rainbow trout given different feeding treatments. At the outset Group A received high food and group B received low food. I reversed the feeding treatments when the average weight of the fish in the groups became significantly different. I collected skin scrapings every four weeks to determine the RNA: DNA. The results show RNA:DNA ratios from skin scrapings accurately reflect changes in juvenile steelhead weight.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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