Thrive Scholars – Summer Academy – Butterfly – TATT

Sample information

Photos by: Tekla C.
Collection date 08/07/2023
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Thrive Scholars

Black body with white wings.

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Lepidoptera Pieridae Pieris Pieris rapae


Extraction kit DNeasy (Qiagen)
DNA extraction location Abdomen
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system Standard electrophoresis system
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelRed
Gel images
Protocol notes

We followed the protocol from the website. The top gel is the Arthopod gel and the bottom is the Wolbachia gel.


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Low
Explanation of confidence level

In the image, the majority of the DNA BPs were smeared meaning that it was difficult to not only determine the BP of the different sections but it was also difficult to see clear bands.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Pieris rapae was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
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