Epicuticular wax in Arabidopsis thaliana: A study of the genetics, chemistry, structure, and interactions with insects
AuthorRashotte, Aaron Michael
AdvisorFeldmann, Kenneth A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractEpicuticular wax (EW) forms the outermost layer over aerial portions of a plant. EW has been studied in plants for more than 100 years, yet there is a great deal that is still not known about epicuticular wax. The work in this dissertation has taken a broad view in investigating EW of Arabidopsis thaliana. In this dissertation I examined EW chemistry, EW structure, and mapped positions of existing and novel eceriferum or cer mutants. Additionally, I worked to develop new EW pathway models, establish correlations between EW chemistry and structure, and examine a possible functional role for EW in insect interactions. More specifically this dissertation project has attempted to expand the baseline knowledge of EW and of EW mutants in A. thaliana.
Degree ProgramGraduate College