Faculty Advisor

Wobbe, Kristin K.

Abstract

Artemisia annua produces a compound called Artemisinin, proven to kill the parasite that causes Malaria. To increase artemisinin production, the effect of light wavelength on the amount of artemisinin produced was explored under a variety of growth conditions. High performance liquid chromatography was used to quantify the compound. The expression of ADS and EPS, genes affecting artemisinin biosynthesis pathway, is explored using polymerase chain reaction.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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