has the potential to become an important part of the solution to the world's food crisis.
7] Strain Induced Mutation
Induction Fold Frequency (I) (I/S) (120 [micro]g/ml adriamycin) TA7001 3.
The highest observed induced mutation
frequency for all three Salmonella strains occurred at a daunomycin concentration of 120 [micro]g/mL (maximally induced mutation
frequencies are listed in Table 2, Column 3).
He earned his PhD on 'Breeding Maize for Salinity Tolerance' from the University of Liverpool, England and Post Doctorate from Genome Centre, UC Davis on 'Development and testing of TILLING populations of different crops for induced mutations
in target genes.
The researchers identified soybean lines that had natural or induced mutations
in either FAD2-1A or FAD2-1B that interfered with the proper function of the genes.
The endgame of these research efforts-which include genetic engineering and other biological techniques that create chemically induced mutations
to improve how algae functions-is to domesticate algae, to make it a crop highly efficient at converting sunlight and carbon dioxide into lipids and oils that can be sent to a refinery and made into replacements for conventional gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and ethanol, as well as various other chemicals.
One study investigating both soluble and particulate Cr(VI) compounds found that both potassium chromate (soluble) and barium chromate (particulate) induced mutations
in transgenic V79 cells containing the bacterial gpt reporter gene.