De-integrating the Science During SVT

Wyatt Lab graduate student researcher, Marilyn Hayden narrates the NASA BRIC-20 de-integration process during science verification testing (SVT) July 28, 2014 at Kennedy Space Center. Continue reading

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gps2 Mutant Candidate Gene Identified

The Wyatt Lab researchers studying the gps2 mutant genome have identified a gene that appears to play a significant role in plant signal transduction. The candidate gene was identified through deep sequencing of the gps2 mutant genome and then comparing the results to the wild type (WT) genome. The analysis revealed a difference of a single gene in one area of the genome associated with plant signaling which had been disrupted by a semi-random T-DNA insertion that silenced (or shut off) the gene in the mutant. In the WT genome, the gps2 gene is intact and expresses normally during GPS treatment. Continue reading