6 thoughts on “C11 – Mallela

  1. Hi Nimisha! Your poster and presentation are amazing and super throughout! Honestly, it took some thinking to come up with a question for you. Do you guys believe Tetco61 would work in a bacteria that is harder to grow unlike Tetrahymena?

    1. Hi! Thank you so much! Since Tetco61 does not have any homologs-meaning there are no similar gene sequences present in any other organisms, I don’t think this gene could work in any other bacterias as of now, but future experimentation could definitely help us understand its function and how it could be used elsewhere!

  2. Hey, good job with the poster and the research!

    What are the long term goals and/or future directions of this research?

    1. Thank you! Future Directions of this research can include confirming that Tetco61 does have increased expression after DNA damage through a quantitative PCR, since our results now only indicate the likelihood. Furthermore, DNA damage response genes can be used to make drugs and treat diseases and understand more about DNA damage in general.

  3. Hi, the poster overall was great, presentation was awesome too, the research was clear and easy to follow, is there a way you can determine which bacteria Tecto61 and Tetrahymena could target and how difficult it would be ?

    1. Thank you! From this research, we can conclude that Tetco61 has increased expression after DNA damage making it a likely gene apart of the DNA damage response in Tetrahymena thermophila. If it is further determined to be apart of the DNA damage response, Tetco61 would likely target strand breaks in some manner to fix them. Further research is needed to determine Tetco61’s exact function.

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