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Wednesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
The Role of Decapentaplegic in Wound Healing of Vanessa cardui

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  Butterfly wings have become a common biological model used to show how cells responds to different chemical signals, because adult wing eyespots and the wing color pattern are determined by the cell interactions in the epidermis. There are multiple signaling pathways that are used to transduce the signal, one being the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathway. An important morphogen signalling molecue of this pathway is Decapentaplegic (Dpp), which has a role in the formation of the wing imaginal disc in fruit flies. To test the role of Dpp in butterfly wing development, wings of Vanessa cardui pupa were wounded and treated with a Dpp inhibitor, SB431542 and subsequent development was monitored. These results could give insight to butterfly wing formation, and a better understanding of the role of Dpp. 

Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Lumsden Gym
  • Moderator Diane Ramos