Poster or Presentation Title

Wolbachia in Tiger Beetles

Location

Memorial Ballroom

Access Type

Event

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 1:00 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment is to identify the presence of Wolbachia bacteria as a possible mechanism for rapid speciation in Tiger Beetle species that are becoming endangered. The symbiotic relationship between some invertebrates and Wolbachia bacteria expose multiple evolutionary characteristics and biological processes, which may prove vital in scientific applications. The methods for detecting the bacteria in an organism include: insect collection and identification, DNA extraction, DNA amplification using PCR, DNA analysis by gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Erin J. Friedman

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Apr 6th, 12:00 PM Apr 6th, 1:00 PM

Wolbachia in Tiger Beetles

Memorial Ballroom

The purpose of this experiment is to identify the presence of Wolbachia bacteria as a possible mechanism for rapid speciation in Tiger Beetle species that are becoming endangered. The symbiotic relationship between some invertebrates and Wolbachia bacteria expose multiple evolutionary characteristics and biological processes, which may prove vital in scientific applications. The methods for detecting the bacteria in an organism include: insect collection and identification, DNA extraction, DNA amplification using PCR, DNA analysis by gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics.

https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Posters/13