Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel Gilbert

Abstract

A sequence coding for the glycoprotein ependymin is present within highly conserved gene regions of various vertebrate species. Previous work in our lab confirmed the expression of ependymin in an invertebrate (the horseshoe crab). This project utilized immunostaining in conjunction with transmission electron microscopy to test for the expression of ependymin in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Anti-ependymin-like immunoreactivity was observed, most notably within the cuticle region of the L2 larval stage.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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