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Pollen being removed from microcentrifuge tube for plant DNA analysis.

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Leetown Science Center researcher, Dr. Deborah Iwanowicz is collaborating with Fort Collins Science Center.  Dr. Scott Cornman who has the lead on a project designed to identify diversity of strains of Lake Sinai Virus (LSV) in bees.  Dr. Iwanowicz is developing primers to more efficiently test for LSV and strain differentiation.   This type of work is important to society as pollinators are critical for sustaining healthy ecosystems and prosperous human populations.


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