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Understanding Molecular Machines: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches
This dissertation concerns the study of two classes of molecular machines from a physical perspective: enzymes and membrane proteins. Though the functions of these classes of proteins are different, they each represent ...
Gene Expression Profiling in Single Cell C4 and Related Photosynthetic Species in Suaedoideae
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LINKING GENES AND PHYSIOLOGY UTILIZING GENOMICS AND TRANSCRIPTOMICS APPROACHES IN SWEET CHERRY (PRUNUS AVIUM)
Sweet cherry is an important horticultural crop in Washington. Sweet cherry trees are grown as composite plants where the scion is grafted onto a rootstock. Rootstock genotype influences tree yield potential (among other ...
NETWORK AND MULTI-OMICS ANAYSES OF ARABIDOPSIS AROGENATE DEHYDRATASE KNOCK-OUT AND OVER-EXPRESSION MUTANTS
Arogenate dehydratases (ADTs) are enzymes found within the aromatic amino acid pathway. They are responsible for catalyzing the final step in phenylalanine (Phe) biosynthesis in vascular plants. While being essential for ...
INVESTIGATION INTO PROPERTIES OF C4 PHOTOSYNTHESIS FROM SINGLE-CELL AND KRANZ TYPE SPECIES IN SUAEDOIDEAE (CHENOPODIACEAE)
Although the majority of C4 plants have an anatomy that separates carboxylation and decarboxylation activities between two cell types (Kranz anatomy), some terrestrial plants Bienertia cycloptera, B. sinuspersici and Suaeda ...
IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GENES REQUIRED FOR CHILLING TOLERANCE IN ARABIDOPSIS
Chilling tolerance describes the ability of a plant to grow and reproduce in low, but non-freezing, temperatures between 2°C to 12°C. Many important agricultural crops that evolved in warm climates lack the mechanisms to ...
EXPRESSION OF GLUTENASES IN WHEAT
Detoxification of wheat, barley and rye prolamins constitute a challenge in the treatment of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder with no known treatment other than abstinence diet. Administration of glutenases as food ...
MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF ABIOTIC STRESS IN LENTIL
MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF ABIOTIC STRESS IN LENTIL (Lens culinaris Medik.) Abstract by Md Nurul Amin, Ph.D. Washington State University December 2018 Chair: Rebecca McGee Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is an important legume ...
Optimizing the Enzyme/Prodrug Axis of Suicide Gene Therapy Using Protein Engineering Strategies
The unifying goal of cancer therapy is to selectively eradicate cancer cells while sparing normal tissue from damage. As many current anticancer therapies lack specificity and cause unwanted side effects there is an unmet ...