This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer 2008 Faculty Workshop Problem Solving in Biology: Data, Tools and Resources from Plant Science at Southeast Missouri State University in June 2008. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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POSTER: Do other organisms have chalcone isomerase?
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Possible Audiences:

biochemists botanists  


Brief Overview:

This project looked into the final enzyme in the anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway, chalcone isomerase. The group analyzed the enzyme across plant species and its possible role in fungi and bacteria.  


Project Materials:

Materials included in the uploaded material under methods.  


Resources and References:

References included in the uploaded material.  


Future Directions:

Future directions included in the uploaded material under conclusions.