Faculty Advisor

Vidali, Luis

Abstract

In plants, polarized tip growth is a fundamental process that occurs by the myosin-dependent transport of secretory vesicles to the growing tip. It is believed that Rab proteins play a role as myosin receptors on secretory vesicles. To evaluate this hypothesis, I performed fluctuation cross-correlation analysis to characterize the spatiotemporal relationship between myosin and RabA proteins in Physcomitrella patens. Supporting the hypothesis, I found a strong correlation of the fluctuations levels between both proteins at the tip of growing cells.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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