Faculty Advisor

Wobbe, Kristin K.

Abstract

The plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, encodes a resistance gene, HRT, which is responsible for resistance to turnip crinkle virus (TCV). The goal of this project was to determine the amino acid properties required for recognition of the virus by carrying out specific site-directed mutagenesis on the TCV coat protein gene. Plants inoculated with the mutants demonstrated a tolerance for the virus, a situation that had never previously been observed in this model system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

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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