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Changes in Gene Expression in Plants Exposed to Specific Pollutants Found in the Presque Isle Bay Watershed: A Pilot Study

Our goal in this project is to use an Arabidopsis Genome Array to determine which genes in a plant change in expression after exposure to a variety of toxins found in the Presque Isle Bay watershed. This is a pilot study that will determine populations of genes that change after plants are exposed to common toxic substances. Once those populations of genes are determined they will be used to make miroarrays specific to a number of target plant species, such as Phragmites, cattails, and others plants. With these targeted microarrays it would then be possible to extensively monitor the presence, and the biological impact of specific toxins in Presque Isle Bay and the Great Lakes watershed.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Cellular
Organism
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
State Province
Pennsylvania
Annex Numbers
Hazardous Polluting Substances - lists
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Annex 17
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Hazardous Polluting Substances - lists
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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