I just got back to Colorado yesterday from a trip to present some of my postdoctoral research at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative biology. The other talks I attended were excellent and the diversity of topics on display was delightful! Just prior to the meeting... [Read More]
Observing visitors to mountain ball cactus
Take care when cloning the pTRV2 vector for Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS)!
I recently began cloning constructs to perform VIGS experiments on flowering plants. I ordered the pTRV2-MCS vector from the Arabidospsis biological resource center ABRC which is a vector that supports cloning a target fragment into a modified Tobacco Rattle Virus. I based the design of my cloning primers on the... [Read More]