Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Apr 01, 2016

Group 6 Copy 437
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The Gila monster, with its distinctive black and orange pattern, is one of Arizona’s most iconic animals. A peptide from its saliva has inspired treatments for diabetes, but Gila monsters are currently threatened by habitat destruction and poaching. Surprisingly there is no Gila monster genome. By sequencing and analyzing Gila monster DNA, we will contribute critical knowledge and resources for the study of Gila monster venom in medical genetics and for their conservation.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Ticks and tick-borne pathogens of the Mojave Desert Tortoise

    Ornithodoros ticks occur in the Mojave desert and frequently parasitize desert tortoises. These ticks carry...

    The cost of being super-fly: The effects of Vespa Amino Acid Mixture on cellular repair mechanisms

    The aim of this project is to discover how Vespa Amino Acid Mixture (VAAM), a metabolic accelerant, impacts...

    The worm that must be named: Schikhobalotrema n.sp.

    Trematodes are a highly diverse group of parasitic flatworms with complex multi-host life-cycles. I’ve collected...

    Backer Badge Funded