Termite Research

Microbiology senior Luis Velazquez presented his undergraduate research during ACES last week. His research focused on termites and their ability to become a sustainable resource. After extracting the termite’s hindgut and isolating the microorganism called “Verrucomicrobia” the lab cloned it and used the staining method to find positive clones for endo 1,4 beta d glucanase activity and xylanase activity. Ultimately the goal of his research is to a more sustainable resource to use in the future.

By: David Bansigan

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