MadSci Network: Botany

Re: How to vary starch content to measure effects on gravitropism?

Date: Mon Nov 15 16:19:24 1999
Posted By: Henri Maurice, Faculty, Biological and Physical Sciences, Barat College
Area of science: Botany
ID: 940779397.Bt

Nick, to my knowledge you cannot just vary the amount of starch in the 
roots.  However, there are varieties of a plant known as Arabidopsis that 
naturally don't have a whole lot of starch in their root cells.  I don't 
think those seeds are commercially available.  You may want to contact the 
AIMS (Arabidopsis Information Management System)/ABRC (Arabidopsis 
Biological Resource Center).  The web address is
aims/.  I hope this helps!

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