"Protection of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae from UV-C light"

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dc.contributor.author Adams, Mehan
dc.contributor.author Kong, Kai Ling
dc.contributor.author Martis, Lydia
dc.contributor.author McManus, Karen
dc.contributor.author Pillischafske, Paige
dc.contributor.author Walleser, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Weisensel, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Voegele, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Zorich, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Mulville, Kali
dc.contributor.author Roby, Tiffany
dc.contributor.author Swafford, Eric
dc.contributor.author Uhlman, Doug
dc.contributor.author Walkup, Kristina
dc.contributor.author Sleister, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-07T15:33:12Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-07T15:33:12Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06-07T15:33:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/385
dc.description.abstract Excessive exposure to sunlight can be harmful as the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays cause DNA damage. If this damage is not repaired in human cells, cancer and/or cell death can result. With the incidence of skin cancer growing at an increasing rate, there has been much research directed at finding more effective ways to protect against damage from the sun's harmful UV radiation. A number of commercially available products ranging from sunscreens to fabrics claim to protect humans from sunlight. The effects of UV radiation on cells and the mechanisms cells use to repair UV-induced DNA damage are hightlly conserved between yeast and humans. Therefore, yeast is an excellent model organism for the study of UV-induced DNA damage and DNA repair. The BIO12: General and Pre-professional Biology course includes an inquiry-based laboratory. During the genetics block of this lab, students use the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae, common baker's yeast, to compare the abilities of substances to protect yeast cells against ultraviolet (UV) light. Each team of students designs and conducts an experiment, collects and analyzes data, and formally presents data in a poster format. en
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology. en
dc.format.extent 1146353 bytes
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2005;27
dc.subject Saccharomyces. en
dc.subject Ultraviolet radiation--Physiological effect. en
dc.subject Fungal molecular biology. en
dc.title "Protection of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae from UV-C light" en
dc.type Presentation en


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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