Students have considered a number of questions using Blue Plants.
Using this system, students can design and carry out their own set of experiments to answer their own questions about these transgenic plants.
For example, some questions might include:
1. What is the shortest time in the cold that is needed to induce the cor15a gene?
2. What temperature induces the gene best?
At what temperature is the gene induction first observed?
Do high temperatures as well as low temperatures induce the gene?
3. Drought and the hormone abscisic acid also induce the cor15a gene. How many days does it take to induce the cor15a-gusA fusion gene after watering of the plants is stopped?
4. Is the gene fusion induced by abscisic acid to a greater extent in some plant tissues than in other tissues?
5. Other questions???