Pyramids, Lady’s Slippers, and Perch: Three Genetic Diversity Vignettes
Anthropogenic and stochastic disturbances impact global biodiversity. As genetic diversity is critical to ensuring a population’s viability in the face of these threats, genetic assessments have become a critical component of multidisciplinary conservation efforts.
In this seminar three ongoing undergraduate projects examining genetic diversity will be discussed. The projects include: the application of DNA barcoding to understand relationships amongst tropical orchids; development of molecular tools for native orchid conservation; and the utilization of DNA microsatellites to quantify genetic diversity of yellow perch in Lac la Biche. These projects may contribute to effective conservation and management strategies.
Faculty of Arts and Science | Bachelor of Science | Biological Sciences
March 22, 2019
City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB