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Influence of Rapamycin on Zea Mays Seedlings
The Target of Rapamycin (TOR) Signal Transduction Pathway is a conserved mechanism that plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth. Autophagy inhibition is one method in which the TOR kinase pathway is able ...
Re-evaluating species boundaries in the freshwater mussel Fusconaia mitchelli
Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) are the most imperiled groups of organisms in North America. Accurately defining species boundaries is vital for ongoing biological conservation and management efforts. The false ...
Examining the Ethics of Prenatal Genetic Testing
With new methods emerging in the field of prenatal genetic testing, it is essential to evaluate the ethical significance and consequence to these discoveries. This thesis explores such topics as: the extent to which genetic ...
A Cross-Sectional Study of the Effects of Stressors Upon Blood Glucose Levels in Non-Obese Patients in Rural Western Kenya
In order to more effectively address the expansion of type 2 diabetes worldwide, this study investigated the role that stressors and the stress response play in the development of diabetes. This study analyzed clinical ...
Post-Zygotic Isolation and Haldane’s Rule in Two Closely Related Lake Malawi Cichlid Species
Cichlid fishes from the Great Lakes in East Africa experienced an extensive, rapid, and recent diversification resulting in over 2,000 species of fish over the course of 10 million years. Such extraordinary diversification ...