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Deanna Arsala
University of Illinois at Chicago
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#1Honghu Quan (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2Deanna Arsala (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 2
Last.Jeremy A. Lynch (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
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Background The oosome is the germline determinant in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis and is homologous to the polar granules of Drosophila. Despite a common evolutionary origin and developmental role, the oosome is morphologically quite distinct from polar granules. It is a solid sphere that migrates within the cytoplasm before budding out and forming pole cells.
#1Lorna Cohen (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 2
#2Rachel Edwards (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 3
Last.Jeremy A. Lynch (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
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Males in the parasitoid wasp genus Nasonia ( N. vitripennis, N. giraulti, N. longicornis ) have distinct, species specific, head shapes. Fertile hybrids among the species are readily produced in the lab allowing genetic analysis of the evolved differences. In addition, the obligate haploidy of males makes these wasps a uniquely powerful model for analyzing the role of complex gene interactions in development and evolution. Previous analyses have shown that complex gene interactions underpin diff...
#1Deanna Arsala (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 2
#2Jeremy A. Lynch (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
The nucleocytoplasmic (N/C) ratio plays a prominent role in the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT) in many animals. The effect of the N/C ratio on cell-cycle lengthening and zygotic genome activation (ZGA) has been studied extensively in Drosophila, where haploid embryos experience an additional division prior to completing cellularization and triploid embryos cellularize precociously by one division. In this study, we set out to understand how the obligate difference in ploidy in the haplodip...
#1Duane D. McKenna (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 15
#2Erin D. Scully (USDA: United States Department of Agriculture)H-Index: 10
Last.Deanna Arsala (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 2
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Background Relatively little is known about the genomic basis and evolution of wood-feeding in beetles. We undertook genome sequencing and annotation, gene expression assays, studies of plant cell wall degrading enzymes, and other functional and comparative studies of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, a globally significant invasive species capable of inflicting severe feeding damage on many important tree species. Complementary studies of genes encoding enzymes involved in ...
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