Faculty Advisor

Vidali, Luis

Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

Plants recognize a variety of different pathogen associated molecules, like chitin, found in the walls of fungi, in order to react effectively. Chitin causes oscillations of intracellular calcium in many plants, including Physcomitrella patens. The goal of this project was to silence Lyk5 genes thought to detect chitin in P. patens and develop a program to analyze the calcium response. When the three P. patens Lyk5 genes were silenced there was no oscillatory calcium immune response which supported hypothesized functionality.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-17

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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