University of Illinois Chicago

Dr. Katherine Warpeha and Dr. Lon Kaufman used a UVMRP UV-B light source in experiments designed to study the effects of UV-A and UV-B radiation on early development of soybean. The goals of the study were to: (1) quantify the effects of UV radiation on the early development of soybean and to help define ways to evaluate the effects of UV radiation; (2) evaluate the effects of UV radiation on the products of the phenylpropanoid pathway; and (3) initiate experiments to test stable transformation of young soybean seedlings with full length Prephenate Dehydratase1 (PD1) in order to determine if additional PD1 expression confers increased protection from UV radiation.

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