Timothy Trott - Plants, the Other Eukaryotes
Plants are often overlooked as the less exciting eukaryotic cousins of animals. They are, in fact, fascinating examples of eukaryotic diversity as the plant kingdom includes many examples of biochemical pathways and anatomical structures not found in other forms of life. As a cell and molecular biologist, the biochemistry and physiology of plants have always provided an endless source of fascination. This presentation will give an overview of the use of model plant systems in several ongoing research projects being conducted by Southern Adventist University students. Projects include: (1) Characterizing he phytoremediation capabilities of Coriander sativum. (2) Quantitating the levels of berberine in over-the-counter herbal supplements. (3) Determining the best DNA preparation kit for extracting DNA from mature oak tree leaves for downstream sequencing applications. (4) Quantitation of the antibacterial affect of berberine from whole root extracts of Goldenseal.
E.O. Grundset, Lecture, Plants, Timothy Trott
Southern Adventist University, "Timothy Trott - Plants, the Other Eukaryotes" (2019). E.O. Grundset Lecture Series. 8.