Honors Program Theses
A Study of the Genes TFL1 and LFY as Agents in the Divergent Evolution of the Plant Species Arabidopsis thaliana and Carica papaya
Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Dr. Marek Sliwinski Honors Thesis Advisor
The long term goals of this study are to: ( 1) To determine if the genes TFLI and LFY perform any role in the divergent evolution and development of these two plant species; (2) If so, begin to assess whether the homologs' functional divergence is a result of gene regulation, protein function, both, or some different genetic mechanism altogether. These goals will be accomplished by genetically transforming Arabidopsis thaliana plants containing TFLI and LFY knockout mutations (those genes removed) with the homologous genes from Carica papaya in order to compare differences in development between the plants resulting from the influence of those genes.
Year of Submission
Department of Biology
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2013 Ryan Lockard
Lockard, Ryan, "A Study of the Genes TFL1 and LFY as Agents in the Divergent Evolution of the Plant Species Arabidopsis thaliana and Carica papaya" (2013). Honors Program Theses. 577.
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