Date of Thesis
Master of Science
Elizabeth C. Marin
ventral nervous system development, Drosophila, hox genes, neuronal segment patterning
This study uses a molecular technique called MARCM (Mosaic Analysis with a Repressible Cell Marker) to label neuronal lineages that overexpress the Hox gene Ultrabithorax (Ubx) in an unlabeled, wild type background. The results indicate that the overexpression of Ubx is sufficient to transform more anterior neuronal lineages to themorphology of their more posterior counterparts. The data presented here begin to elucidate the role that the Hox genes have in shaping segment-specific neural connections in the post-embryonic ventral nervous system.
Dry, Katie, "The overexpression of homeotic complex gene Ultrabithorax in the post-embryonic neuronal lineages of the ventral nervous system in Drosophila melanogaster" (2010). Master’s Theses. 14.