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Assistance in Research Project

David L. Allen ap865 at FREENET.TORONTO.ON.CA
Mon Aug 26 11:08:26 EST 1996

I am a grade 9 student starting on a research project attempting to 
ascertain if the usage of etr mutants allows Arabidopsis to survive 
periods of flooding.  Usually the shoots of plants subject to water 
logging suffer from ethylene toxicity.  Resulting in poorer growth. 
the role of ethylene at least in dicots seems to be to promote 
aerenchyma development.  However some studies have shown that in 
monocots (i.e. barley) ethylene is not responsible for aerenchyma 
formation.  A gene identified as myb has been shown to be activated 
during anoxic conditions and may have a role to play in this picture.  

My problem however is the locating of materials i.e wildtype Arabidopsis 
seeds.  I am currently exploring several project ideas would like the 
advice and help of anyone in the Greater Toronto Area(GTA) in Ontario, 
Canada on any of the above mentioned ideas and theories.

Thanks in advance,

ap865 at torfree.net 

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