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The Role of JAR1 in Insect Feeding Response


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  1. Vol. 42 No. 1, p. 190-
    Published: January 7, 2014

    * Corresponding author(s): dlee1@unl.edu
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  1. Scott Dworaka,
  2. Don Lee *a and
  3. Paul Staswicka
  1. a Dep. of Agronomy and Horticulture. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915


This online lesson is a learning environment designed to engage undergraduates in discovery research using Arabidopsis as a model plant. The lesson reveals both the process and the power of conducting experiments with jar1, an Arabidopsis mutant that is insensitive to the hormone jasmonic acid (JA). Students can view videos to meet a graduate student conducting research under the guidance of an expert in JA biology. The lesson includes a series of challenging questions that require the student to interpret results from the experiments with jar1 and plan the next experiments in the science discovery process. Students learn more about the biology of hormone induced plant response and experience the process that reveals these biology facts.

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