Plant_PEQ_1_Wk2

Plant_PEQ_1_Wk2 - trees to grow before you get some data),...

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First Practice Exam Problem for the Plant Section – Discussion Week 2 The widely known drug, ephedrine, is commonly extracted from shoots of an Asian plant species belonging to the genus Ephedra . You intend to insert the genes responsible for ephedrine production into various woody perennial species in order to create additional, commercially viable sources of the drug. Specifically, you wish to create long-lived transgenic plants that produce high levels of ephedrine in an accessible part of the plant, namely the outer bark (on stem or roots). Given this goal (and an inability to wait for
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Unformatted text preview: trees to grow before you get some data), where in each of the two apices shown below would you need to verify the presence (or expression) of the inserted genes? Locate and identify the target (primary) meristematic cells. Also, to justify each of your two answers, I suggest that you create a flow diagram, with arrows linking the progression in production and development of cell types from meristem to outer bark. Shoot Apex Root Apex...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Grinblat during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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