4 thoughts on “C82 – Hutama

  1. Given the results from the analysis of this gene, are there any other similar genes you envision could be investigated with potentially similar/promising results?

    1. Other genes that would have potentially similar results would be genes involved in inhibiting or regulating the DNA damage repair pathway.

  2. In regards to your future directions, can you elaborate on what future experiments could be done to determine Upec’s exact function and role in T. thermophilia?

    1. Future experiments that would be run include running the amino acid sequence under a computer program and determining its protein structure. A western blot analysis would be able to determine the amount of Upec protein (not Upec mRNA) that is present within the cell. This would allow us to determine further results based on the level of protein that remains within the cell before and during conjugation.

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