The Fund for Lake Michigan has approved a grant to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences to sequence the DNA and analyze the genetic makeup of three aquatic species, including Yellow Perch and the Green Bay Mayfly.
The Lake Michigan Genome Project will help safeguard and restore the Great Lakes fishery, promote species diversity and improve aquatic habitat, according to a statement from the fund.
“Our partners in Milwaukee are doing impressive, forward-thinking work,” said Vicki Elkin, executive director of the fund. “By using the knowledge and technology our local water economy offers, we’re maximizing the impact of our investments.”
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