Research Study On Genetic Dissection Of Mechanosensory Transduction : Mechanoreception Defective Mutations Of Drosophila Essay

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Scientific Literature Worksheet (Due Lab 2)
Upload completed Worksheet to SafeAssign and bring a hard copy to lab for grading Name ________Ivy Wu__________ TA ____Lauren Prentis_____ Section _22__ What is the topic number of your assigned article and the title of the paper?
#12 Title: “Genetic Dissection of Mechanosensory Transduction: Mechanoreception-Defective Mutations of Drosophila” Outline of the Main Points to be included in your Poster Presentation of your article WHY: Briefly describe the purpose of your article. The purpose of the article is to identify the genes that are involved in mechanotransduction. Drosophila is used as the model for the experiment because of the adult’s ability to be assayed electrophysiologically into a system that enables the tracking of genetic and behavioral analysis. The experiment is performed to understand more about the mechanosensitive cells in the body for the sense of touch and hearing. The research was done to figure out if mechanosensory receptors are indeed structurally dissimilar from the G protein-linked receptors responsible to transduce an other sensory stimuli. WHAT: What do you hope to learn from reading this article? I hope to learn more about the reason behind the use of Drosophila because I have never seen them being used in experimentation to compare to the human body as well. I also found the idea that these receptors deal with our sense, which is mentioned in the article are abilities that we

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