Date of Defense

Spring 4-1998


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Gyula Ficsor, Biological Sciences

Second Advisor

Leonard Ginsberg, Biological Sciences

Third Advisor

Susan Lentz, Biological Sciences


The Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (SSH) method has previously been used to generate tissue-specific cDNA libraries and to compare gene expression in different types of tissues. We propose that the SSH method can be modified to serve as a mutation detection method. This modified SSH method would scan the entire genome for sequence disruptions in DNA. Two plasmids have been chosen to serve as a model system. One plasmid is a PGL-2 plasmid, and the second plasmid is a PGL-2 plasmid that contains a 935 base pair (bp) segment of the G6PDH gene. The goal of this project is to detect the 935 bp insert in the PGL-2 plasmid. The purpose of the plasmid model system is to demonstrate that the modified SSH method is feasible, and successful as a mutation detection method.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only