UP with Science participants in the CTHB present a research project 2015-07-06
Under the supervision of Dr Martin Coetzee as well as PhD and MSc students in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB), six learners investigated the effects of disease and stress on plant life.
The Grade 11 learners started on the mini-research project titled "The stressful life of plants: A shortcut to disease" in February. They subjected onion plants to different stresses and monitored responses to these stresses after inoculating them with the pathogen Pantoea ananatis.
Roenita Grove, Carla Hollamby, Jared Khayyam, Reabetswe Maifadi, Neo Motloutsi and Marissa Swart are in their second year of the UP with Science enrichment programme.