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Ayufu Yilamujiang

   Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
   Plant Defense
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1210Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1202Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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PhD Thesis

started in Oct 2012
Analysis of protein secretion in carnivorous plants
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Biologisch Pharmazeutische Fakultät
First Supervisor: Dr. A. Mithöfer
Co-Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. R. Oelmüller (FSU Jena), Prof. Dr. W. Boland

Diploma Thesis

2012
Identification of putative interacting protein partners of the calcium sensor protein, CML42
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Biologisch Pharmazeutische Fakultät
First Supervisor: Dr. A. Mithöfer
Co-Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. R. Oelmüller (Institute of Plant Physiology, FSU)

Carnivory in plants is an adaptation to nutrient-poor environments. Carnivorous plants obtain additional mineral nutrients by trapping and digesting (insect)-prey with specialized organs. The species of the genus Nepenthes possess pitchers, metamorphosed leaves that contain a digestive fluid inside. This fluid is secreted by bifunctional glands that, in addition, also take up the nutrients.
Although there is an increasing number of reports on the protein compositions of the digestive fluid in Nepenthes species, our biochemical and molecular biological knowledge about the digestive and additional biochemical processes are still limited.
Based on enzyme activity measurements of proteases in the fluid with specific substrates and application of PCR techniques, we intend to study the regulation of pitchers fluid composition. We are also interested to learn more about the regulation of the protein composition on the molecular level. Therefore, we will approach promoter analysis for the genes of selected proteins.
last updated on 2013-04-02