Plant Genetics and Variation
Why do individuals of the same species vary in how they look and behave?
- Identify a trait in a natural population of plants, then collect and analyze phenotypic data to determine how much the trait varies.
- Analyze data from an online repository of gene expression data to determine how genetic differences or environmental cues affect patterns of gene expression.
- Design and conduct an experiment to compare the expression of a gene of interest under different environmental conditions.
- Predict differences in gene expression in mutant versus wild-type plants based on the function of the gene.