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Sex-Specific Gene Expression Associated with Zn Homeostasis in Squirrelfish

Show simple item record Fox, Kaylee 2021-07-20T18:13:59Z 2021-07-20T18:13:59Z 2020
dc.description 2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation en_US
dc.description.abstract Studies in squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis) show that females preferentially increase Zn uptake from the environment during reproduction. This seemingly occurs as Zn is hyper-absorbed in the intestine and accumulated in the liver. This research focuses on the hypothesis that maternal Zn homeostasis modifications occur as a result of differential expression of cellular Zn transporters and Zn-binding proteins between the sexes due to reproductive status. Male and female squirrelfish were collected, and after generating cDNA from foregut and liver samples, qPCR was utilized to measure the expression of specific genes of interest that play important roles in Zn transport and accumulation. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Kentucky University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Celebration of Student Research and Creativity;2020
dc.subject Squirrelfishes Reproduction en_US
dc.subject Zinc en_US
dc.subject Genes en_US
dc.subject Homeostasis en_US
dc.title Sex-Specific Gene Expression Associated with Zn Homeostasis in Squirrelfish en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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