Location

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Start Date

16-4-2011 12:30 PM

End Date

16-4-2011 2:00 PM

Description

Increasing global temperatures during the 21st century may have detrimental effects on basic cell functions within ectothermal animals. This project aims to systematically examine the effects of climate change on secretory cargo localization through the analysis of Rab Proteins found in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. Rab Proteins play an essential role in vesicular transport within the cell and can be genetically manipulated to monitor the biological consequences of global warming.

Keywords

Cold-blooded animals – Effect of global warming on; Drosophila melanogaster; Fruit-flies

Disciplines

Animal Sciences | Cell Biology | Environmental Health | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Life Sciences

Language

English

Comments

Research supported by NSF grant # EPS-0814372

 
Apr 16th, 12:30 PM Apr 16th, 2:00 PM

The Effects of climate change on basic animal cell functions

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Increasing global temperatures during the 21st century may have detrimental effects on basic cell functions within ectothermal animals. This project aims to systematically examine the effects of climate change on secretory cargo localization through the analysis of Rab Proteins found in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. Rab Proteins play an essential role in vesicular transport within the cell and can be genetically manipulated to monitor the biological consequences of global warming.