An evolutionary investigation on plant regeneration
Tan, Jia Hui
Date of Issue2017
School of Biological Sciences
This project investigates into the regeneration capability of plants across the evolution line and aims to find out if there is any correlation between evolution and regeneration. Basically, 4 model plants from lower to higher end of the evolution line are used, namely known as Marchantia, Physcomitrella, Asplanium Nidus and Arabidopsis. This experiment then mainly deals with cutting of the leaf of various plant types at various positions to find out their regeneration capability. Regenerative features, such as formation of callus or significant increment of length were examined in this experiment and the relevant graphs or data were generated using MATLAB or recorded in this report. Overall, this report provides an insight into the comparison of the regeneration capability of these 4 main types of plants across evolution.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University