A Whole-plant Approach to Identifying Sites of Auxin Biosynthesis in Populus

By: Daniel Evanich '15

Advising Faculty: Rachel Spicer

The thesis findings underscore the need for a better understanding of the rate and mechanism of auxin turnover, in addition to its
transport and biosynthesis.

For this thesis, Daneil Evanich '15 received Connecticut College's highest award, the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize given to a graduating senior who has completed the year's most outstanding honors study. Evanich, a botany and chemistry major from Milford, Conn., was honored for his thesis, “A whole-plant approach to identifying sites of auxin biosynthesis in Populus.” His work, based on six major experiments conducted over three years at the College, challenges thinking in the field of plant physiology and represents a major advance in the field.

This thesis may be read in its entirety at Digital Commons @ Connecticut College. 


Related Fields: Botany