Postdoc Position

Keith R Davis krdavis at
Tue Aug 31 14:28:14 EST 1993

The Ohio State Biotechnology Center

A postdoctoral position is AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY to pursue genetic and
molecular genetic studies of the interaction of Arabidopsis with geminiviruses.
We have recently found that specific isolates of the geminivirus, beet curly
top virus (BCTV), are capable of infecting some land races of Arabidopsis but
not others.  Viral DNA is undetectable in phenotypically resistant land races,
indicating that BCTV replication and/or movement is blocked in these plants.
Genetic studies indicate that this resistance is due to a single, recessive
locus.  Further studies will focus on the isolation of the 'resistance' locus
as well as other Arabidopsis genes encoding host factors that interact with
viral factors involved in viral genome replication, viral gene expression, and
viral movement throughout the plant.  Applicants should have demonstrated
experience in molecular biology and preference will be given to those with
direct experience using map-based cloning methods in Arabidopsis.

Applicants should send a brief description of their research experience and
interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of at least
three references to:

Keith Davis
Biotechnology Center
Ohio State University
1060 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1002

or by e-mail to: krdavis at

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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