Faculty Advisor

Flaherty, Patrick J.

Faculty Advisor

Vidali, Luis

Abstract

To use plants to achieve a sustainable future, it is critical to understand how plants grow, specifically how genes direct cell growth and cell division. One effective approach to investigate these genes is the isolation of conditional mutants. This project used the moss Physcomitrella patens as the model organism and focused on isolating temperature sensitive mutants with impaired growth, characterizing their morphology under the restrictive condition, as well as trying to identify the genetic mutation that causes the temperature-sensitive phenotype.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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