Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dukes Bio Club is winding down

We had a great year in Bio Club our first time around. We successfully raised zebra fish from fertilized eggs, our bullfrog larva became an actual frog last week (it hasn't started croaking yet...), and we created a mutant C. elegans with RNAi. We are ending the year doing a Y chromosome project. We are asking males here at school to volunteer their DNA and then we will analyze Y chromosome markers to determine where their deep ancestors migrated from. We are now trying to determine what we will follow up with next year. Ideas we have are stream monitoring, maintaining the school prairie plot, and planting some perennials on the school grounds.

Hope all of you enjoyed the club as much as we have.... enjoy your summer!

Kathy Van Hoeck
for York HS Biology Club

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