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Identifying Sumo Protease Targets And Investigating E3 Ligase Interactions, Mark Guillotte Jan 2014

Identifying Sumo Protease Targets And Investigating E3 Ligase Interactions, Mark Guillotte

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Investigating Heat Shock Protein 70 As A Binding Partner Of Mk-Styx, And The Role Of Mk-Styx In Neuronal Differentiation, Lauren Elizabeth Rusnak Jan 2013

Investigating Heat Shock Protein 70 As A Binding Partner Of Mk-Styx, And The Role Of Mk-Styx In Neuronal Differentiation, Lauren Elizabeth Rusnak

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No abstract provided.


Spe-7, A Novel Regulator Of Msp Assembly In C Elegans Spermatocytes, Kari Lynn Messina Jan 2012

Spe-7, A Novel Regulator Of Msp Assembly In C Elegans Spermatocytes, Kari Lynn Messina

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No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of The Polymorphic Arss Gene Of Helicobacter Pylori, Daniel Ross Hallinger Jan 2011

An Investigation Of The Polymorphic Arss Gene Of Helicobacter Pylori, Daniel Ross Hallinger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Sumo-Dependent Substrate Targeting Of The Sumo Protease Ulp1, Zachary Cole Elmore Jan 2011

Sumo-Dependent Substrate Targeting Of The Sumo Protease Ulp1, Zachary Cole Elmore

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No abstract provided.


Understanding The Origins, Dispersal, And Evolution Of Bonamia Species (Phylum Haplosporidia) Based On Genetic Analyses Of Ribosomal Rna Gene Regions, Kristina M. Hill Jan 2011

Understanding The Origins, Dispersal, And Evolution Of Bonamia Species (Phylum Haplosporidia) Based On Genetic Analyses Of Ribosomal Rna Gene Regions, Kristina M. Hill

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No abstract provided.


Molecular Marker Development For The Discrimination Of Atlantic And Pacific Blue Marlin (Makaira Nigricans), Laurie Sorenson Jan 2011

Molecular Marker Development For The Discrimination Of Atlantic And Pacific Blue Marlin (Makaira Nigricans), Laurie Sorenson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Sumo-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligase Subunit Slx5 Functional Interacts With The Sumo E3 Ligase Siz1, Jason William Westerbeck Jan 2011

The Sumo-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligase Subunit Slx5 Functional Interacts With The Sumo E3 Ligase Siz1, Jason William Westerbeck

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No abstract provided.


The Pax-5 Gene Is Alternatively Spliced In Trout B Cells, Raaj Mahendra Talauliker Jan 2010

The Pax-5 Gene Is Alternatively Spliced In Trout B Cells, Raaj Mahendra Talauliker

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No abstract provided.


Assessing Genetic Variation Within And Among Native Populations And Hatchery Stocks Of Crassostrea Ariakensis Using Microsatellite Markers, Jie Xiao Jan 2009

Assessing Genetic Variation Within And Among Native Populations And Hatchery Stocks Of Crassostrea Ariakensis Using Microsatellite Markers, Jie Xiao

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Assessing genetic variation within and among native populations and hatchery stocks of Crassostrea ariakensis using microsatellite markers In response to the dramatic decline of eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations in the Chesapeake Bay, introduction of the non-native Asian oyster Crassostrea ariakensis has been proposed. Currently several hatchery stocks of C. ariakensis, derived from a few wild populations along the coast of Japan and China, are being maintained in U.S. hatcheries in the Pacific northwest and on the east coast. In recent years, as the risks of the proposed introduction are being assessed, these hatchery animals have been widely used ...


Analysis Of Sequence Variation At Two Helicobacter Pylori Genetic Loci Potentially Involved In Virulence, George Warren Liechti Jan 2008

Analysis Of Sequence Variation At Two Helicobacter Pylori Genetic Loci Potentially Involved In Virulence, George Warren Liechti

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Molecular Analysis Of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia Tyrannus) Stock Structure, Abigail J. Lynch Jan 2008

A Molecular Analysis Of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia Tyrannus) Stock Structure, Abigail J. Lynch

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Molecular Phylogeny Of The Genus Bonamia Based On Sequence Data Of The Ribosomal Rna (Rrna) Gene Complex, Delonna M. White Jan 2008

A Molecular Phylogeny Of The Genus Bonamia Based On Sequence Data Of The Ribosomal Rna (Rrna) Gene Complex, Delonna M. White

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Antibody Redox Structure And Affinity In Rainbow Trout, Jianmin Ye Jan 2008

The Relationship Between Antibody Redox Structure And Affinity In Rainbow Trout, Jianmin Ye

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Teleost immunoglobulin M (IgM), an 800 kDa tetramer, possesses considerable structural diversity due to the non-uniform disulfide polymerization of its halfmeric or monomeric subunits. However, to date, no plausible functional role for this diversity has been demonstrated or proposed. This research was, therefore, designed to investigate the possible functional role(s) for this diversity using the trout model. The possible relationship between this structural diversity and affinity was specifically addressed. The relationship between high levels of disulfide polymerization and high affinity was demonstrated by selective immunoadsorption and analysis of antibodies isolated during the process of affinity maturation. A pivotal determinative ...


A Molecular Study Of The Mitochondrial Genome And Invasions Of The Veined Rapa Whelk, Rapana Venosa, Emily A. Chandler Jan 2007

A Molecular Study Of The Mitochondrial Genome And Invasions Of The Veined Rapa Whelk, Rapana Venosa, Emily A. Chandler

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Molecular Technique For Specific Identification Of Western Atlantic Ocean Scombrids And An Analysis Of A Larval Scombrid Assemblage Off The Kona Coast Of Hawaii, Melissa A. Paine Jan 2006

A Molecular Technique For Specific Identification Of Western Atlantic Ocean Scombrids And An Analysis Of A Larval Scombrid Assemblage Off The Kona Coast Of Hawaii, Melissa A. Paine

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Overexpressing Alternative Isoform Pax-5e In Vivo, Suzanne Elizabeth Cole Jan 2004

Effects Of Overexpressing Alternative Isoform Pax-5e In Vivo, Suzanne Elizabeth Cole

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Characterization Of The Xgat-1 Gene In Xenopus Laevis, Lisa Layne August Jan 2003

Characterization Of The Xgat-1 Gene In Xenopus Laevis, Lisa Layne August

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Genetic Variation Within And Among The Suminoe Oyster (Crassostrea Ariakensis) Populations And Stocks As Assessed By Molecular Markers, Qian Zhang Jan 2003

Genetic Variation Within And Among The Suminoe Oyster (Crassostrea Ariakensis) Populations And Stocks As Assessed By Molecular Markers, Qian Zhang

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Synalpheus Shrimp From Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. Systematics, Phylogenetics And Biological Observations (Crustacea: Decapoda: ; Alpheidae), Ruben Rios Gonzalez Jan 2003

Synalpheus Shrimp From Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. Systematics, Phylogenetics And Biological Observations (Crustacea: Decapoda: ; Alpheidae), Ruben Rios Gonzalez

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Snapping shrimp in the family Alpheidae are remarkably abundant in coral reef ecosystems worldwide. The second most speciose genus, Synalpheus , includes species usually small and reclusive, and their general morphology is notably uniform, yet the number of species is staggeringly high, as is the intraspecific variability. These features have contributed to a poorly resolved taxonomic status, as evidenced both by recurring lumping and splitting of species and by lack of proper definition of several common species. I examined western Atlantic species of Synalpheus in the large and regionally dominant "Gambarelloides group of species", an informal but widely used guild within ...


A Mycobacterium-Inducible Nramp In Striped Bass Morone Saxatilis, Erin Jeffrey Burge Jan 2003

A Mycobacterium-Inducible Nramp In Striped Bass Morone Saxatilis, Erin Jeffrey Burge

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In mammals, the natural resistance-associated macrophage protein 1 gene, Nramp1, plays a major role in resistance to mycobacterial infections. Chesapeake Bay (USA) striped bass, Morone saxatilis, are currently experiencing an epizootic of mycobacteriosis that threatens the health of this ecologically and economically important species. This dissertation characterizes an Nramp gene in this species (MsNramp ) and provide evidence for induction following Mycobacterium exposure. The striped bass MsNramp gene and 554 amino acid sequence contain all the signal features of the Nramp family, including a topology of 12 transmembrane domains (TM), the transport protein specific 'binding-protein-dependent transport system inner membrane component signature ...


Chromosome Set Instability In 1--2 Year Old Triploid Crassostrea Ariakensis In Multiple Environments, Mingfang Zhou Jan 2002

Chromosome Set Instability In 1--2 Year Old Triploid Crassostrea Ariakensis In Multiple Environments, Mingfang Zhou

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Molecular And Morphological Evolution Of The Amphipod Radiation Of Lake Baikal, Kenneth S. Macdonald Iii Jan 2002

Molecular And Morphological Evolution Of The Amphipod Radiation Of Lake Baikal, Kenneth S. Macdonald Iii

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The amphipods of Lake Baikal, Russia, are a taxonomically and morphologically diverse group, and have been cited as a classic example of adaptive radiation. An unfortunate consequence of this diversity has been an instability of Baikal amphipod classification, with frequent revisions spurred by differing opinions about the phylogenetic utility of different characters. Classifications have never been based on a rigorous phylogenetic analysis of morphological data and only recently has the phylogeny of Lake Baikal's amphipods been examined using molecular tools. Unfortunately, most of these studies have led to a limited expansion of our understanding of Baikal amphipod systematics. Phylogenetic ...


Genetic Stock Structure Of The Sailfish, Istiophorus Platypterus, Based On Nuclear And Mitochondrial Dna, Jan Renee Mcdowell Jan 2002

Genetic Stock Structure Of The Sailfish, Istiophorus Platypterus, Based On Nuclear And Mitochondrial Dna, Jan Renee Mcdowell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The results of life history studies involving the sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans were reviewed. Results of studies agree on several aspects of sailfish biology; sailfish exhibit opportunistic feeding behavior, follow the 28??C isotherm, spawn in summer mature at approximately age 3, and are the least migratory of the billfishes. However, results are in conflict concerning sex ratio and whether sailfish are single or multiple spawners. Although many researchers have reported that sailfish are sexually dimorphic, their fragile otoliths make them difficult to age, aging studies have not been validated, and sexual dimorphism has ...


Adrenal Expression Of Cyp17 And Hsd3b1 Mrna In Peromyscus Maniculatus Bairdii, Brian Thomas Lovitt Jan 2001

Adrenal Expression Of Cyp17 And Hsd3b1 Mrna In Peromyscus Maniculatus Bairdii, Brian Thomas Lovitt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Molecular Characterization Of Cultured Perkinsus Marinus Isolates, Gwynne D. Brown Jan 2001

Molecular Characterization Of Cultured Perkinsus Marinus Isolates, Gwynne D. Brown

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Perkinsus marinus is the causative agent of the oyster disease Dermo in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. In vitro propagation of the parasite has led to the establishment of multiple isolates by several investigators. Little work, however, has been done to characterize different isolates. In this study multiple isolates were examined for genetic and biochemical diversity. at two loci, the ITS region and the ATAN region, there was as much intra-isolate genetic variation among DNA sequences of some isolates as there was inter-isolate variation. Variation was also observed at a third loci, a subtilisin-like serine protease gene. This is the ...


Function And Regulation Of Alternative Isoforms Of The Transcription Factor Pax-5 During B Lymphocyte Differentiation, Marina A. Lowen Jan 2000

Function And Regulation Of Alternative Isoforms Of The Transcription Factor Pax-5 During B Lymphocyte Differentiation, Marina A. Lowen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Specific Immune Response In Rainbow Trout: Somatic Hypermutation And Vh Gene Utilization, Teresa D. Lewis Jan 2000

The Specific Immune Response In Rainbow Trout: Somatic Hypermutation And Vh Gene Utilization, Teresa D. Lewis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The study of antibody responses in prominent aquaculture species such as the rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, can facilitate vaccine development and contribute to producing useful paradigms of adaptive immunity in lower vertebrates. Thus, it is essential to identify genes responsible for antibody responses. In the mouse model, hybridoma technology allows for the association of monoclonal antibodies possessing various affinities for antigen with specific VH sequences, gene family utilization, and other molecular events (i.e. somatic hypermutation) that occur during the specific immune response. The absence of a comparable hybridoma technology in piscine systems has limited similar studies of fish immunogenetics ...


Functional And Molecular Analysis Of Antibody Affinity Maturation In Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss), Haili Zhang Jan 1999

Functional And Molecular Analysis Of Antibody Affinity Maturation In Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss), Haili Zhang

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Molecular Phylogeny Of Lake Baikal Amphipods, Kenneth S. Macdonald Jan 1999

Molecular Phylogeny Of Lake Baikal Amphipods, Kenneth S. Macdonald

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.