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Cayley Linehan

Taxes a Pain! Taxus a Cure!
Region:Central Newfoundland
City:Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
School:Grenfell Intermediate School
Abstract:Taxus canadensis domestication was initiated using native Newfoundland sources. This shrub contains paclitaxel, a chemical used to treat cancer patients. Winter propagation by rooted cuttings was evaluated. Effects of genetic material, soil type, shoot age and length were analysed. Bud flush was examined as a predictor of future rooting success.

Awards Value
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Award
Sponsor: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Genome Canada Awards
Junior - Third place
Sponsor: Genome Canada
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 500.00
Silver Medal - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sponsor: Rx&D Health Research Foundation
Total$2 950.00