MSc Research Project (Marine and Molecular Biology)

MSc Research Project (Marine and Molecular Biology)

“Development of a copper resistance determinant as a selectable marker in genetic transformation of marine picocyanobacteria”

• Collected bacterial samples from an estuary, conducted copper-resistance assays, and evaluated species composition using 16s rRNA PCR

• Verified efficacy of determinant by transforming a copper sensitive E. coli strain and plating it on copper gradient diffusion plates

• Cultured, transformed, and grew Synechococcus in copper plates