Event Title

Effects on Caenorhabditis elegans in Heavy Metal and Oil Contaminated Soil

Presenter Information

Zachary Edwards, Biotechnology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Susan Swope

Abstract

Heavy and toxic metal contamination in soils due to anthropogenic activities is a serious environmental problem. The rapid economic growth and development has caused an increase in pollution due to the increasing use and need for oil and metal products. In this research Caenorhabditis elegans will be used to monitor bioremediation methods in certain types of contaminated soil. This study will use various Pb, Cd and Zn and oil to create soil pollution at different levels, and the worms will be used to get an overview on how it would affect other soil organisms. In conclusion, this research will determine the maximum concentration of heavy metals in the soil that will be tolerated by Caenorhabditis elegans in the presence of the oils that are being used as a food source by the worms.

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Start Date

5-2-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2019 5:00 PM

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Effects on Caenorhabditis elegans in Heavy Metal and Oil Contaminated Soil

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Heavy and toxic metal contamination in soils due to anthropogenic activities is a serious environmental problem. The rapid economic growth and development has caused an increase in pollution due to the increasing use and need for oil and metal products. In this research Caenorhabditis elegans will be used to monitor bioremediation methods in certain types of contaminated soil. This study will use various Pb, Cd and Zn and oil to create soil pollution at different levels, and the worms will be used to get an overview on how it would affect other soil organisms. In conclusion, this research will determine the maximum concentration of heavy metals in the soil that will be tolerated by Caenorhabditis elegans in the presence of the oils that are being used as a food source by the worms.