Dept. of Genetics and Development (1973 - 1990)
In 1973, the Department of Zoology was divided into two provisional departments: the Department of Ecology,Ethology, and Evolution and the Department of Genetics and Development within the of Life Sciences. In March 17, 1976 the Board of Trustees approved the reorganized department. Genetics and development was approved by the University Senate as one of the specializations within regulatory biology to convey an emphasis of the department. The Executive Committee of the School of Life Sciences in 1986 decided to dissolve the Department of Genetics and Development and in 1990 approved a Senate recommendation to terminate the department. The Board of Trustees renamed the Department of Anatomical Sciences as the Department of Cell and Structural Biology.From the University Archives
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Molecular Dosimetry Studies of Forward Mutation Induced at the YG2 Locus in Maize by Ethyl Methanesulfonate (1987)The yg2 assay in Zea mays detects forward mutation in leaf primordia of developed embryos. Studies on the molecular dosimetry of ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) were conducted using this assay. Parallel genetic and molecular ...
Morphogenetic Movements Contributing to Cell Aggregation in Dictyostelium Discoideum Wild-Type and Streamer F Mutants (1987)We investigated some cell processes which may contribute to cell aggregation patterns in the social ameba Dictyostelium discoideum. Aggregation is known to be mediated by chemotaxis up periodic extracellular cAMP gradients; ...
The Evolution of Gene Expression in The Umbrid Fishes: A Comparison of Phylogenies Based Upon Inferred Differences in Structural and Regulatory Genes (Lactate Dehydrogenase, Duplicate, Controller Nodes, Esocidae, Salmoniformes) (1985)Genetic distances, based on differences in 51 protein coding structural genes, established relative divergence times among species of mudminnows (Umbridae) and Esox (Esocidae), within the order Salmoniformes. Both cladistic ...
(1981)The existence of discrete, stable, small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) is known since 1960s. These RNAs range in size from 90-300 nucleotides and are confined to eukaryotic nuclei. snRNAs have been well-characterized biochemically ...