Faculty Advisor

Bagshaw, Joseph C.

Abstract

p26 is a small heat shock protein/-crystallin, and it serves as a molecular chaperone within Artemia franciscana during diapause. E. coli strains transfected with p26 possess a higher resistance to heat than native strains. A heat shock screen of E. coli transfected with A. franciscana DNA was developed in an attempt to isolate genes of small heat shock proteins other than p26. Two genes were isolated and selected to undergo further characterization.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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