How did the Dicer Knock-out Result in the Cone Shape? Knocking-out the dicer gene keeps RNAi from forming This keeps certain genes in the seed from being inhibited. The lack of inhibition caused the cells in the embryo to multiply irregularly
Why did we knock-out dicer? Provided a positive control to compare to our T-DNA knock-out line Made sure that negative results weren’t due to technical failure Our main goal is to discover the function genes in arabidopsis.