Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station[Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory]

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  Bivalve Laboratory

The

Bivalve

Laboratory

 

 
The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Bivalve is a 19,000 sq. ft. facility just south of Port Norris, NJ on the Maurice River, a tributary of Delaware Bay.  It has 8 well-equipped laboratories for investigations on ecology, microbiology, histopathology, physiology, cell culture, molecular
Bivalve Laboratory
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diagnositics, biochemistry, molecular genetics and cytogenetics.  Additional facilities include a library/meeting room, a fully equipped dark room, a large wet laboratory with high-quality running seawater from a 22,000 holding tank, cold rooms, algal culture facilities, docks and a 7-bedroom dormitory, with kitchen, that can house 16 people. Research laboratories are furnished with a variety of microscopes, including an image capture/analysis system, histological processing equipment, laminar flow and UV hoods, automatic gene sequencers (ABI 310 and Beckman CEQ 8000), several thermal cyclers, a MJ real-time PCR system, several DNA and protein gel electrophoresis and detection systems.  The laboratory operates a 24 ft Privateer with a semi-enclosed Delaware Cabin.

 

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