Faculty Advisor

Bagshaw, Joseph C.

Abstract

Molecular genetics is currently one of the most important aspects of the biology and biotechnology fields. In this study, random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was optimized and then used to compare genomic DNA samples from Penaeus vannamei, Penaeus setiferus, Procambarus acutus, Procambarus clarkii, and Homarus americanus. The result of this study reveal genetic markers for each of these organisms. These genetic markers can be used worldwide to determine the species of an individual organism.

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

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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