2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Exploration of Microtubule Function in Mutant C. elegans
Evan S. Forbes
Dr. Stephanie L. Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Mutants in the gene vab-9, which codes for an adhesion protein, and the gene sma-1, which codes for a spectrin protein, experience an elongation defect phenotype. It is suspected that the mechanism behind the phenotype of vab-9 and sma-1 mutants in C. elegans pertains to how the VAB-9 and SMA-1 affect microtubules during embryonic development. Whether or not microtubule function is altered by mutations in these genes will provide vital information for experiments going forward that further explore the function and mechanism of the proteins themselves.

Keywords: C. elegans

Topic(s):Biology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -4
Location: MG 2001
Time: 8:45

Add to Custom Schedule

Contact SRC Webmaster  |  SRC Privacy Policy