Epicuticular wax in Arabidopsis thaliana: A study of the genetics, chemistry, structure, and interactions with insects

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/284206
Title:
Epicuticular wax in Arabidopsis thaliana: A study of the genetics, chemistry, structure, and interactions with insects
Author:
Rashotte, Aaron Michael
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Epicuticular wax (EW) forms the outermost layer over aerial portions of a plant. EW has been studied in plants for more than 100 years, yet there is a great deal that is still not known about epicuticular wax. The work in this dissertation has taken a broad view in investigating EW of Arabidopsis thaliana. In this dissertation I examined EW chemistry, EW structure, and mapped positions of existing and novel eceriferum or cer mutants. Additionally, I worked to develop new EW pathway models, establish correlations between EW chemistry and structure, and examine a possible functional role for EW in insect interactions. More specifically this dissertation project has attempted to expand the baseline knowledge of EW and of EW mutants in A. thaliana.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Genetics.; Biology, Plant Physiology.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Plant Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Feldmann, Kenneth A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEpicuticular wax in Arabidopsis thaliana: A study of the genetics, chemistry, structure, and interactions with insectsen_US
dc.creatorRashotte, Aaron Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorRashotte, Aaron Michaelen_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEpicuticular wax (EW) forms the outermost layer over aerial portions of a plant. EW has been studied in plants for more than 100 years, yet there is a great deal that is still not known about epicuticular wax. The work in this dissertation has taken a broad view in investigating EW of Arabidopsis thaliana. In this dissertation I examined EW chemistry, EW structure, and mapped positions of existing and novel eceriferum or cer mutants. Additionally, I worked to develop new EW pathway models, establish correlations between EW chemistry and structure, and examine a possible functional role for EW in insect interactions. More specifically this dissertation project has attempted to expand the baseline knowledge of EW and of EW mutants in A. thaliana.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Genetics.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Plant Physiology.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFeldmann, Kenneth A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9927498en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39568428en_US
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