Michaela M Viering

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Insulators define independent domains of gene function throughout the genome. The Drosophila gypsy insulator was isolated from the gypsy retrotransposon as a region that contains a cluster of binding sites for the Suppressor of Hairy-wing [Su(Hw)] protein. To study the effects of the gypsy insulator on gene expression within a single genomic domain,(More)
Interactions between paired homologous genes can lead to changes in gene expression. Such trans-regulatory effects exemplify transvection and are displayed by many genes in Drosophila, in which homologous chromosomes are paired somatically. Transvection involving the yellow cuticle pigmentation gene can occur by at least two mechanisms, one involving the(More)
Insulators are a class of elements that define independent domains of gene function. The Drosophila gypsy insulator is proposed to establish regulatory isolation by forming loop domains that constrain interactions between transcriptional control elements. This supposition is based upon the observation that insertion of a single gypsy insulator between an(More)
Drosophila melanogaster males perform a courtship ritual consisting of a series of dependent fixed-action patterns. The yellow (y) gene is required for normal male courtship behavior and subsequent mating success. To better characterize the requirement for y in the manifestation of innate male sexual behavior, we measured the male mating success (MMS) of 12(More)
This paper synthesizes research evidence pertaining to several so-called 21st century skills: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, metacognition, and motivation. We provide a rationale for focusing on these five skills and explain their importance as educational outcomes. We then summarize peer-reviewed research published in education and(More)
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