Faculty Advisor

Wobbe, Kristin K.

Abstract

In resisting pathogenic attack, plants utilize multiple defense mechanisms, including the Hypersensitive Response. This project used the Arabidopsis thaliana/Turnip Crinkle Virus model system to determine which genes are being differentially expressed when the hypersensitive response of A. thaliana is suppressed by TCV. This project tested the expression changes in 8 of 9 genes identified in a microarray study and used RT-PCR to find 2 genes that show 3-fold increases in expression when A. thaliana is inoculated with TCV.

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

Advisor Program

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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