Watzek Digital Initiatives is excited to present The Spiders of Lewis & Clark, a recent collaboration with Greta Binford and seventy BIO 100 students.
The goal of this project is to share information about the spiders that are generally found in Portland, Oregon, and specifically on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. During the Fall 2010 semester, students collected local spiders either on the campus of Lewis & Clark College, or in and around their homes in Portland. The students isolated DNA from the spiders, used PCR to amplify the Barcode gene CO1 (cytochrome oxidase 1), and photographed the spiders. We have compiled these photographs and made them available on this site with descriptions, DNA sequences, and links to further information about the species and groups we found.
We hope this information will foster appreciation of the little creatures with whom we share our world.