Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Awards
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award is awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students. The award is intended to recognize students who have made extensive and innovative use of the University Libraries information resources and services in support of their coursework.
This award was founded in 2011; more information on the award is available at: Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award.
This collection archives the project descriptions and essays submitted by student award winners.
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Characterization of a Gene that Responds to Mitochondrial Retrograde Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana(2011-11-04)The Rhoads Lab found an Arabidopsis gene (At5g40690) that encodes for a protein similar to yeast ATPase Assembly Proteins (AAPs), which is strongly increased in expression by MRR and during plant stresses such as pathogen attack. Characterization of At5g40690 will be performed by the analysis of knock out (KO) lines, constitutive expressor (CE) lines in comparison to wild-type using northern blots. If this gene is an AAP, then this will be the first AAP in plants to be extensively studied in relation to MRR and stress responses, and will provide researchers with a better understanding of MRR and define a new category of proteins involved in stress response. Findings will give a better understanding of heat stress in crops such as Zea mays.