Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela

Abstract

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, AsA) is the most abundant water-soluble antioxidant in plants and animals. Two plant mutants were discovered which contained high foliar AsA levels compared to controls.160 We hypothesized that these two genes are involved in AsA degradation and have performed further studies to confirm their participation in AsA metabolism.160 This work focused on cloning of ORFs, making constructs for expression in bacteria and in planta, and transformation of wild type and Arabidopsis homozygous knockouts with appropriate constructs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2007

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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