Sunday, 22 May 2005

This presentation is part of: Pre-College Reseach Posters

Link Between the Nematodes

Divya Gupta, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, Iselin, NJ

With the completing of the Human Genome project, there has been increased interest in sequencing many other organisms such as C. remanei being one. The genes of the nematode have never been determined before; the researcher dedicated her skills to sequencing C. remanei's DNA. This researched sequenced the genome of C. remanei and attempted to examine the cause of coding introns in a non coding region. The research used various techniques from C. remanei gene in order to isolate and then sequencing those genes. Programs such as BLAST were used to link the acquired DNA of C. remanei to closely related worms such as C. elegans and C. Briggsae. RNAi was used in order to interfere with gene expression. As a result the genes tat code for basic functions for survival development and reproduction will be affected. The results showed the scientist could in tune investigate the many essential biological characteristics that are central problem of human biology and evolution and create new databases.

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