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Mechanism of Light Signaling in Controlling Chloroplast Biogenesis
Phytochromes are red and far-red light receptors that initiate photomorphogenesis by reprogramming both nuclear and plastidial genomes. Early light signaling events include translocation of photoactivated phytochromes from ...
The Evolution of Adipocytes During Human Origins: An Integrative Genomic, Cellular, and Molecular Approach
Until recently, understanding of the evolutionary and molecular basis of many uniquely human traits has largely been hampered by the limited ability to perform experiments on, and access to samples from non-human primates. ...
Molecular, Morphological, and Functional Characterization of Pigmented Cells in the Sea Urchin Embryo
This dissertation combines live imaging, embryological manipulations and computational analysis to understand the development of pigmented immunocytes in the sea urchin. Three areas received special attention: the mechanism ...
Analysis of <italic>crinkled</italic> Function in <italic>Drosophila melanogaster</italic> Hair and Bristle Morphogenesis
Mutations in myosin VIIa (MyoVIIa), an unconventional myosin, have been shown to cause Usher Syndrome Type 1B in humans. Usher Syndrome Type 1B is characterized by congenital sensorineural deafness, vestibular dysfunction ...
Microtubule Severing Protein Regulation of Sensory Neuron Form and Function in Drosophila melanogaster
Dendrite shape is a defining component of neuronal function. Yet, the mechanisms specifying diverse dendritic morphologies, and the extent to which their functioning depends on these morphologies, remain unclear. Here, we ...