Title

Generating a Drought Tolerant Strain of Bradyrhizobium Japonicum

Presenter Information

Charles Threadgill

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Westenberg, David J.

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract

The primary goal of the work will be to produce strains of Bradyrhizobium japonicum that has increased salt tolerance through acquiring the genes to produce betaine. The genes coding for betaine will be introduced to the organism through a plasmid. The mutant strains will have marked salt resistance and will be used in soybean plants to test for drought resistance. Along with the production of modified strains, the natural tolerance of each will be tested.

Biography

Charles is a junior in the Biological Sciences Department. He is member of phi sigma and is active in the department working as a teaching assistant for freshmen labs. He has been working on this project for a year and intends to continue his work throughout the summer.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

03 Apr 2013, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Generating a Drought Tolerant Strain of Bradyrhizobium Japonicum

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The primary goal of the work will be to produce strains of Bradyrhizobium japonicum that has increased salt tolerance through acquiring the genes to produce betaine. The genes coding for betaine will be introduced to the organism through a plasmid. The mutant strains will have marked salt resistance and will be used in soybean plants to test for drought resistance. Along with the production of modified strains, the natural tolerance of each will be tested.