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Bujarski, Jozef J.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Biological Sciences


The purpose of this project was to provide me the opportunity to work in a lab with a professor to learn about the virus, Brome Mosaic Virus, and the plant, Arabidopsis. Work was to be conducted under the guidance of both the lab coordinator and a graduate student in the lab when needed. Additional understanding was to be gained in the propagation of the virus, purification of virus particles, the extraction of virion RNA and electrophoresis of DNA from the plant Arabidopsis. DNA gels were to be run after the PCR reaction had been completed on extracted DNA from the Arabidopsis plant. The work performed would allow for the other researchers to continue their own work and the experience and research done combined with study of papers and other resources was to culminate in the production of this thesis.


Includes bibliographical references.


21 unnumbered pages




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