Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel Gilbert

Abstract

The Hawaii Culture Collection (HCC) contains diverse groups and strains of algae and cyanobacteria. The HCC would benefit from replacing its current method of maintenance, subculturing, with cryopreservation. This project developed easy protocols for cryopreservation, and tested these protocols on six strains representative of the HCC. The cryopreservation protocol was also used to conduct a pilot study into the potential of cryopreserving juvenile Limulus polyphemus. Although no organisms were viable after freezing, this experiment was a valuable first step.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

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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