Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

The dig-l gene is proposed to encode an adhesion molecule that plays an important role in the development of the C. elegans nervous system. To support dig-l's hypothesized location, the creation of large deletions in the gene, which are easier to locate than point mutations, was attempted, through animal exposure to gamma radiation. The animals' neurons were stained and subsequently examined under a microscope to screen putative mutants for the Dig-l phenotype. At least one mutant was successfully isolated.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

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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