Effects of Genetic Modifications on Soybean and Fast Plant Growth

Plants with edited genes may have different growth rates — we examined the gene that was mutated in a common Fast Plant strain and compared their growth to wild type plants.

Intern(s):

Julianne Aguilar, Milan Ndjiki

Mentor(s):

Hannah Carrow, Robert Frawley

Project Period:

2021-2022

Team:

Harlem

Genetic modification of plants can be accomplished by adding DNA into the plant genome. We sought to study the effects that genetic modifications have on soybean and purple stem plant growth when grown in typical conditions of a classroom environment, as well as utilize molecular biology techniques to identify the genetic differences between GMO and non-GMO soybeans and Purple Stem (PS) versus Non Purple Stem (NPS) plants. PS plants contain anthocyanin which allows resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses and also can attract more pollinators, which are survival benefits.

This page was created by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.