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Follow the Genes


Debarati Basu works in Dr. Allan Showalter's lab.

Chasing the Genes Involved in Biosynthesis of Arabinogalactan Protein

Environmental & Plant Biology doctoral student Debarati Basu was one of five Ohio University graduate students who received Named Fellowships for the 2014-15 school year to pursue research and creative projects.

"I am working with plant-specific proteins, arabinogalactan (AGP), in the model plant Arabidopsis. These sugar-coated macromolecules are used in cosmetics and as low-calorie sweetening agents," she says.

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