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Jennifer Robison

My name is Jennifer Robison and I’m a PhD candidate in biology at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. I study plants and their reactions to stress. One of the tools I use for this is the GUS reporter system. When training my undergrads on this system I often find myself saying the same things over and over.

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Benefits of the GUS Gene Reporter System in Plants

By Jennifer Robison | March 13, 2017

Gene reporters enable valuable insight into gene expression. The GUS gene reporter system is one of the popular and common plant reporter systems. GUS,  is short for glucuronidase, an enzyme in the bacterium E. coli. GUS is a good reporter for plants, as it does not occur naturally, and thus, has a low background. With…

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