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Title:Misty mountains in the Antarctic morning
Author(s):Murphy, Katie
Subject(s):Animal Biology
Abstract:These mountains formed the backdrop for my graduate research on the biodiversity of Antarctic fishes. Located along the Antarctic Peninsula, I took seawater samples here that I later extracted environmental DNA (eDNA) from. This eDNA comes from the bits of skin, scales, blood, feces, or any other biological material that an animal sheds during its life or death. I can then sequence this eDNA to determine what fish species live in this location. Physically sampling the local fishes by fishing can be both invasive and difficult due to the extreme conditions, plus the fishing method may severely limit what species can be caught. By investigating methods of noninvasive water sampling with subsequent eDNA extractions we may be able to get a much fuller picture of the biodiversity in these extreme locations.
Issue Date:2015
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URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/75842
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Katie Murphy
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-04-23


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