Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela

Abstract

This MQP compares the effects of sugars on growth and terpenoid production in the plant Artemisia annua. It also includes a review of hexokinase locations in plants. Seedlings were grown in media containing sucrose, glucose, or fructose. The growth of the seedlings was measured in biomass and number of leaves per plant. Terpenoids were measured by a TLC profile made from extractions of the seedlings. This MQP furthers the study of hexokinase localization and terpenoid production and regulation in plants.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2006

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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