School: College of William and Mary
Faculty Advisor: Jim Giovannoni
Microarray analysis of differential gene expression in tomato apricot mutants
The tomato mutant apricot is a putative transcription factor controlling the ripening of tomatoes, especially the carotenoid, folate, and ascorbate biosynthetic pathways. My presentation will focus on the microarray experiments carried out this summer assaying for differential gene expression between wild type Ailsa craig tomatoes and apricot mutants. qRT-PCR was also carried out, confirming the results obtained from the microarray experiments.