Title

Responses To Multiple Stimuli In Tomato And Arabidopsis Plants

Author(s)

Savannah Ruano

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Botany

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Vasquez; Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina

Abstract

The goal of this research was to discover the signaling pathways used in plants when stressors were applied to them, particularly tomato and Arabidopsis plants. There was a clear understanding of a plant’s response to only one stress, but not more than one at a time. There is, however, no other research that is the same as the research that has been done concerning plants’ responses to multiple stimuli, making this research more insightful. The results of the experimental data show that a wounding treatment paired with a salt treatment to the plant subjects may cause a more intense defense response within the plant. The defense response would be heightened in comparison to if the plants were treated with salt or wounding treatments alone. This research is important because these stresses affect crop yields and the long term objective of this research was to create a way of predicting what crop yields would be given certain conditions. The change in the concentration of the salt in the salt treatment, with the salt treatment by itself or paired with another treatment, did not particularly cause the plant to create a stronger defense response. It can be concluded that MAPK6 was directly related to stressors and plant’s initiation of a signaling pathway that ultimately invoked a response to the stimulus.

Location

Kinard 115

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:45 AM

Responses To Multiple Stimuli In Tomato And Arabidopsis Plants

Kinard 115

The goal of this research was to discover the signaling pathways used in plants when stressors were applied to them, particularly tomato and Arabidopsis plants. There was a clear understanding of a plant’s response to only one stress, but not more than one at a time. There is, however, no other research that is the same as the research that has been done concerning plants’ responses to multiple stimuli, making this research more insightful. The results of the experimental data show that a wounding treatment paired with a salt treatment to the plant subjects may cause a more intense defense response within the plant. The defense response would be heightened in comparison to if the plants were treated with salt or wounding treatments alone. This research is important because these stresses affect crop yields and the long term objective of this research was to create a way of predicting what crop yields would be given certain conditions. The change in the concentration of the salt in the salt treatment, with the salt treatment by itself or paired with another treatment, did not particularly cause the plant to create a stronger defense response. It can be concluded that MAPK6 was directly related to stressors and plant’s initiation of a signaling pathway that ultimately invoked a response to the stimulus.