Telling tales of tadpoles' tails
Seminar presented by Associate Professor Caroline Beck, Department of Zoology.
Tadpoles of the clawed frog Xenopus laevis can regenerate their spinal cord-containing tails, producing a new functional tail in just one week. We are currently undertaking a large scale analysis to determine the origin and nature of the tadpole’s microbiome and to seek to uncover the mechanism by which commensal bacteria might influence this regeneration, through interaction with the tadpole’s innate immune system, particularly TLR4, which we have targeted with CRISPR/Cas9.
|Date||Monday, 17 May 2021|
|Time||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Department||Microbiology and Immunology|
|Location||MIcrobiology Building, 720 Cumberland Street, 2nd Floor – Room 208, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Jennifer van Eunen|
|Contact Phone||03 479 7734|