Faculty Sponsor

Rob Swanson

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Biology

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

5-3-2014

Abstract

Seed size is an important aspect in agricultural development, yet the genotypic effects are poorly understood. Populations of seed from recombinant inbred lines from the species Arabidopsis thaliana were measured in order to perform an ANOVA and calculate broad sense heritability of seed size. One hundred seeds per plant were scanned and measured using the software Image J. The obtained calculations gave 50.59 percent of broad sense heritability. This data is currently being used to map the genes responsible for the phenotypic output.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Emmily Shanks, Gerald Nwanne, Ann L. Carlson, Hui Gong, and Robert Swanson all contributed equally to this project.

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