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Follow up on Genetic Modifiers Identified in PIGA Deficiency Screening

Semester: Fall 2023

Presentation description

PIGA deficiency is a rare X-linked disorder caused by mutations in PIGA. Genetic background has been demonstrated to play a role in the variety of phenotypes observed with PIGA deficiency. This study tests the effects of 11 potential genetic modifiers for the disorder on fly eye development. Using the UAS-GAL4 double knock downs were created for PIGA and each of the genes of interest. The effects of each gene on eye phenotype were measured and are presented here.

Presenter Name: Shalyce Gardner
Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: Virtual
Presentation #18
College: Science
School / Department: Biological Sciences
Research Mentor: Clement Chow