Arabidopsis Thaliana

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It is well known that the temperature that a plant is grown in greatly affects the manner in which that plant grows. If the conditions are too extreme for a plant, then that plant cannot be as productive as other members of its species grown at less extreme temperatures. Such is the case of the pepper or tomato plant; if temperatures are too high for these plants, then the pollen these plants produce becomes inviable and these plants cannot successfully reproduce (Environmental Factors That… 1998). This need for a specific temperature hold true to Arabidopsis thaliana just like any other plant with its optimal temperature at 25 C° for the wild type species (R.L. Vellanoweth 1995). In this study, Arabidopsis wild type plants will be compared …show more content…
This is due to the fact that the plant has a small genome and is also regarded as a model organism that is easy to maintain and breed in a laboratory setting (What are model… 2016). In one experiment completed on Arabidopsis thaliana, scientists could determine that AINTEGUMENTA-LIKE6, though it has a similar function as AINTEGUMENTA, a regulator of flowering development in Arabidopsis, is essentially important in floral organ initiation, identity specification, and growth. This ANT-like6 gene also has counterparts ANT-like5 and ANT-like7 that all serve as significant components in the development of flowers on Arabidopsis thaliana with the absence of the original ANT gene. Given that the Arabidopsis thaliana is a model organism, these connections made in the lab about the flowering mechanisms of the plant, can be related to other plant species as well, as they may also have this regulatory pattern that the Arabidopsis plant follows (Krizek 2015). Given this property of Arabidopsis thaliana, the conclusions can be made from the manipulation of the plants genes about other plant …show more content…
These rosettes were measured at their longest diameter in centimeters. The number of fruits were determined on October 20, 2016, when the plants had fully maturated. To find the number of fruits we counted them by hand; to be determined a fruit however, the fruit had to be at least 5 mm; if they were visibly close to 5 mm, they were measured. All measurements were made with a caliper. The information regarding the manipulation of temperature and gene were given to us by our instructor throughout the course of the experiment. Additional information that was recorded: the number of stems branching out from the rosette, the number of leaves branching off the stems, and the total number of leaves making up the rosette. This information was determined by the simple counting. Stems were only considered stems if they branched out directly from the rosette. To conduct the correlation and t- test, Microsoft Excel 2016 edition was

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