Tuesday, January 27, 2009

York High School Bio Club

Hi From Illinois!

Our Bio Club has done Phagehunting (we found a virus), extracted our mitochondrial DNA and had it sequenced, and we are now on to trying to breed zebra fish. We bought genetically modified fish (orange, red and yellow GloFish) and regular wild type fish. The members want to know if the genetically modified will mate with the regular, and if they do, whether the babies will be GloFish or all wild type. Of course, we have to get them to mate first! We also bought some bullfrog tadpoles and they happily set up habitats for them. If they mate, we hope to be able to do some embryology studies. Our next project is to experiment with gene silencing (RNAi) using C. elegans.

We are a small but motivated group and we are having a lot of fun!

1 comment:

Mtka Biology Club said...

Sounds fantastic! Are you planning to attend Phagehunting this summer? It's later in June, so does not interfere with the AP reading, yeah! I have applied.

I want to know what you are doing with C. Elegans and gene silencing!

Thanks,
D. Norton/Minnetonka!!