Department of Biological Science and Tulsa University receive equipment grant from LI-COR

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Department of Biological Science and Tulsa University receive equipment grant from LI-COR

Dr. Warren Booth, Assistant Professor in Dep’t of Biological Science,  has been selected to receive a matching grant from LI-COR Biosciences for the purchase of a new LI-COR instrument with advanced  DNA sequencing capabilities.  The instrument package will enable us to do the following research:

  • Sequencing - DNA Sequencing of single stranded, double stranded, or PCR products. Labeled infrared primers are the primary chemistry for most of your reactions, with infrared terminators available for special situations (e.g. single pass sequencing of a particular region). 

 

  • Microsatellites - Microsatellite genotyping of diploid organisms for biodiversity, forensic, mapping, or association analysis research. This technique requires knowledge of microsatellite regions for the target organism.

 

  • AFLP® - AFLP® genotyping of diploid and/or polyploid organisms for biodiversity or mapping research. AFLP does not require knowledge of genomic sequence of the target organism.

The new DNA sequencer should help train scientists in state-of-the-art techniques within and beyond the Department of Biological Science.  Next spring 2013, it will be used in an undergraduate course entitled Molecular Ecology: Concepts and Techniques, and will also be used to train undergraduates within the research lab of Dr. Booth.

Contact:
Warren Booth
918-631-3421
warren-booth@utulsa.edu