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Sylwia Patrycja BalataFollow

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Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Open Access

Abstract

Plasmodium is a protozoan parasite that causes malaria, an infectious disease transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Like other eukaryotes, Plasmodium possess microtubules, a component of its cytoskeleton, that are involved in mitosis, vesicular transport, as well as cellular shape and stability. Thus far, very few MAPs have been identified for the malaria parasite. Our lab has identified a novel gene that is a putative MAP: the MAP6-related STOP Axonemal protein-1 (SAXO1). For my investigation, I explored the phenotype that SAXO1 knockout parasites exhibit.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Stefan M. Kanzok, Associate Professor, Biology Department

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Investigation of a Plasmodium line lacking the MAP6-related SAXO-1 gene

Plasmodium is a protozoan parasite that causes malaria, an infectious disease transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Like other eukaryotes, Plasmodium possess microtubules, a component of its cytoskeleton, that are involved in mitosis, vesicular transport, as well as cellular shape and stability. Thus far, very few MAPs have been identified for the malaria parasite. Our lab has identified a novel gene that is a putative MAP: the MAP6-related STOP Axonemal protein-1 (SAXO1). For my investigation, I explored the phenotype that SAXO1 knockout parasites exhibit.