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grad student posn

Peta C. Bonham-Smith bonhamp at duke.usask.ca
Wed Jan 4 11:10:02 EST 1995

A graduate studentship leading to a M.Sc. (with possibility to transfer 
to a Ph.D.) in PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY is available June 1995 (date 
negotiable to September 1995).  The student's thesis research will be to 
clone a PHYTASE gene from plants and to subsequently clone it into canola 
under a seed-specific promoter in order to decrease the PHYTIC ACID level 
in teh resulting seed.  Canola meal contains a high level of phytic acid 
which decreases the nutritional value of the meal when compared to 
soybean meal. A suitable background is a B.Sc. in plant/crop physiology 
or a related plant science area and an interest in laboratory work.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, transcripts and 3 letters of 
reference to Dr. Peta Bonham-Smith, Department of Biology, University of 
saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, S7N 5E2, SK, Canada.

Telephone: (306) 966-4457
Fax: (306) 966-4461
email: bonhamp at duke.usask.ca

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