Student Work

 

Microtubule Dependent Motors in the Chloroplast Avoidance Response Public

Downloadable Content

open in viewer

Kinesins are an important type of motor that use microtubules to move throughout the cell and are thought to be a factor in regulating the motility of chloroplasts in moss. This project is focused on further understanding the mechanism of microtubule-mediated chloroplast motility by trying to test the chloroplast light avoidance response in moss plants where kinesins 4-II and 7-I have been silenced by RNAi. Latrunculin and oryzalin were used as controls in altering chloroplast movement as they each disrupt the function of actin and microtubules respectively. Under the influence of these drugs the avoidance response should either decrease or disappear altogether.

Creator
Publisher
Identifier
  • E-project-043015-163018
Advisor
Year
  • 2015
Date created
  • 2015-04-30
Resource type
Major
Rights statement
License

Relationships

In Collection:

Items

Permanent link to this page: https://digital.wpi.edu/show/mc87pr782