Developing a molecular technique to detect scallop spawning events in the field

My most recent research project has been in collaboration with my advisor Dr. Richard Wahle at the Darling Marine Center and Dr. Peter Countway at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular technique (using targeted DNA sequences) to detect and measure spawning events in the field. While this kind of method has been used for many single-celled organisms, there hasn’t been much application of this method (as far as I’m aware) on gametes (eggs and sperm) or larvae.

Check out the blog post I wrote (with the help of Rachel Lasley-Rasher) for Sea Grant here.

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