Saleha Bakht

Platform Manager Genes in the Environment

Biography

Saleha leads the technology platform service RevGenUK which offers TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes) on populations of mutagenized model and crop species.

TILLING is a ‘reverse genetics’ process used to identify mutants in a specific gene of interest.

The TILLING populations available are:

  • Brassica napus (Cabriolet)
  • Brassica oleracea (DH1012)
  • Capsella rubella (SAS 52)
  • Lotus japonicus (Gifu and MG20)
  • Medicago truncatula (A17)
  • Avena strigosa (S75)

The Brassica rapa (R-o-18) population is an off the shelf service made up of over 1,000 re-sequenced lines available through the RevGenUK website.