New Project Posted | AS – Molecular Biology of Milkweeds

Principal Investigator: Mark Fishbein, Botany (HBRC 220P, (405) 744-4757)

Project Description

Powell Gap, Shenandoah National Park, Greene Co, VATwo projects are underway:

1) Determine the phylogenetic relationships among milkweed species using DNA sequences obtained through PCR and molecular cloning. The student will be trained in all necessary laboratory skills to obtain DNA sequences. With the sufficient motivation and analytical skills, the student may participate in computational analyses of gene sequences.

2) Analyze the evolution of genes involved in defending plants against insects and pathogens. The student will be trained in all necessary laboratory skills to obtain DNA sequences. With the sufficient motivation and analytical skills, the student may participate in computational analyses of gene sequences.

Funding available for qualified students: Yes

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/as/ongoing/#004