Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

Studying axon development is important because it has many potential benefits for people. The dig-1 gene in C. elegans is thought to encode a protein involved in axon guidance or maintenance during development. A temperature sensitive mutant was used to determine the stage of development. A temperature sensitive mutant was used to determine the stage of development the protein is working. Antibody staining was used to determine the location of the protein in the embryo. It was found that the protein is required during both embryogenesis and early larval development.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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