Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)
Date of Last Revision
3100: 499 003
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The purpose of this project is to find the effects of staining toxic cyanobacteria with SYTOXGreen after lysis by freeze-thaw and lysis by ethanol. This project will focus on two strains of toxic cyanobacteria known as Aphanizomenon - A. flos-aquae and Planktothrix - P. agardhii. The live and dead cells are observed under blue and red fluorescent light to show the effectiveness of each lysis. It is important that this topic is researched because it is significantly affecting our waterways and sometimes drinking water. We often see that you cannot swim in Lake Erie due to algae, more specifically, these algae. We must understand first how to control the toxins so that we are also able to harness the good that it can do. A breakthrough in this research could lead to saving many freshwater ecosystems and human life.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Galambos, Samantha, "The Effects of Staining Cyanobacteria with SYTOXGreen After Lysis by Freeze-Thaw and Lysis by Ethanol" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1153.