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Molecular Biology

Masters Theses

2007

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Linkage Analysis Of Caffeine Resistance And Circadian Rhythm In Caffeine-Treated Ddt Resistant And Susceptible Strains Of Drosophila Melanogaster, Chandrashis Bhowmick Aug 2007

Linkage Analysis Of Caffeine Resistance And Circadian Rhythm In Caffeine-Treated Ddt Resistant And Susceptible Strains Of Drosophila Melanogaster, Chandrashis Bhowmick

Masters Theses

Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, many plant products and various drug preparations. It is the most consumed common psychoactive drug around the world. Consumption of caffeine causes several behavioral and physiological responses in humans and other mammals. Caffeine is also known to be an insect repellant and can be used as an insecticide. As observed in mammals, caffeine treatment increases the locomotor activity in insects including Drosophila. However, very little is known about genetic and molecular basis of caffeine sensitivity and action in insects. In the present study, I have used DDT resistant (91-R) and susceptible (91-C ...


Studies On The Mechanisms Of Homolog Pairing And Sister Chromatid Cohesion During Drosophila Male Meiosis, Jian Ma Aug 2007

Studies On The Mechanisms Of Homolog Pairing And Sister Chromatid Cohesion During Drosophila Male Meiosis, Jian Ma

Masters Theses

Meiosis is a complex process involving one round of DNA replication followed by two rounds of cell divisions. The proper segregation of homologs at meiosis I and sister chromatids during meiosis II is essential for the survival of the offspring. Aberrant chromosome segregation at any stage of meiosis can lead to aneuploidy. Meiotic chromosome segregation without crossing over or chiasmata is a widespread but poorly understand chromosome segregation pathway. In male Drosophila meiosis the absence of recombination in chromosomes makes it easier to identify mutations which influence homologous chromosome pairing and segregation.

Modifier of Mdg4 in Meiosis (MNM), a protein ...


The Effects Of Acute Ethanol Treatment On The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus In Adult Male Mice, Charles Andrew Mangrum May 2007

The Effects Of Acute Ethanol Treatment On The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus In Adult Male Mice, Charles Andrew Mangrum

Masters Theses

Light is the primary entraining signal for the mammalian circadian clock located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Light entering the eye leads to release of glutamate directly onto SCN neurons where it binds to N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors initiating a cascade of cellular processes that ultimately modulates clock phase. SCN neurons show a 24-hour rhythm in neuronal activity that peaks in the middle of the day when isolated in a brain slice preparation. Treatments that phase-shift the SCN clock in vivo have been shown similarly to shift this rhythm of neuronal activity in vitro. Here, I have investigated the ...