Honors Program Theses

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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Steve L. O'Kane

Abstract

The main goal of this research was to determine if the PgiC gene region is useable for phylogenetic analyses. Phylogenetic analysis is done by creating phylogenetic trees based off certain gene regions and comparing it to previously created trees from other gene sequences. The DNA region could then be used in further experiments and research. In particular, this research will be beneficial for Dr. Steve O'Kane and others continuing explorations with the Physaria genus. Future researchers and Dr. O'Kane would be able to use the successful PgiC gene to have a more accurate idea of Physaria phylogeny. In the end, the results will be disseminated in peer-reviewed journals.

Year of Submission

2013

Department

Department of Biology

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Comments

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Date Original

5-2013

Object Description

1 PDF file (33 pages)

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