Marie-Ange Smith

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The production of purple pigment in gorgonian sclerites in response to biotic insults has been used to determine the disease state of these organisms. The chemical nature of the pigment present in the sclerites has until now been unknown. Using Raman microscopy, it was determined that this pigment is a carotenoid with a polyene chain containing between 14(More)
We have investigated a simple strategy for enhancing transgene expression specificity by leveraging genetic silencer elements. The approach serves to restrict transgene expression to a tissue of interest - the nervous system in the example provided here - thereby promoting specific/exclusive targeting of discrete cellular subtypes. Recent innovations are(More)
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