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HS-ANI05

Comparative Analysis of Methyl Cobalamin and Methyl Folate on Inducing Epigenetic Alteration of Tenebrio Molitor Exoskeleton's Coloration

Animal Science
Yessica Perez-Garcia Danny Mainland

Grade:
9
Teacher:
Alfred Santos

Epigenetics is a rapidly expanding field of science aiming to discover how outside factors contribute to the modification of gene expression; however, research on the effects of epigenetics on arthropods is scarce. To contribute to the growing field, this study investigates how the indirect supplementation of Methylcobalamin (MC), and Methyl folate (MF) can modify the pigmentation of Tenebrio molitor exoskeletons.


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