Botanic Garden Intern Rachel Rock-Blake '09

Summer Research Project 2007

Characterizing Leaf Variegation and Shoot Meristem Organization in Saintpaulia ionantha Using Plant Tissue Culture

Funded by the B. Elizabeth Horner Fund in the Biological Sciences, Summer Research Fellows Program

Evaluate leaf patterns and their genetic or physiological origins in African Violets (Saintpaulia ionantha). Continuation of research begun under the STRIDE program under the supervision of Botanic Garden Director Michael Marcotrigiano.

Rachel Rock-Blake '09