Rama Prasad Ray

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okra (okr), spindle-B (spnB), and spindle-D (spnD) are three members of a group of female sterile loci that produce defects in oocyte and egg morphology, including variable dorsal-ventral defects in the eggshell and embryo, anterior-posterior defects in the follicle cell epithelium and in the oocyte, and abnormalities in oocyte nuclear morphology. Many of(More)
The anterior-posterior and dorsal-ventral axes of the Diosophila egg and embryo are established during oogen­ esis as the egg is being formed. The mechanisms under­ lying this process involve intercellular signaling events, including bidirectional communication between germline and somatic cells, and local cell-cell interactions in the soma. On the(More)
During Drosophila oogenesis, signaling between the germline and the soma leads to the establishment of polarity in the egg and embryo. This process involves the interaction of gurken (grk), a TGFalpha-like protein, with torpedo (top), the Drosophila EGF receptor (Egfr). In early stage egg chambers, grk RNA is present predominantly along the posterior cortex(More)
A cross sectional study was carried out to assess drug compliance after Mass Drug Administration of DEC and the factors responsible for poor compliance among the population of Murshidabad district of West Bengal during Jan 2009. Total study unit were 120 families covering 3 villages and one municipality ward area (30 families from each area). As a part of(More)
A study was conducted at Birbhum district of West Bengal among mothers who delivered in last one year to generate area-specific community-based data on the proportion of home deliveries, assistance during conduction of delivery and the intranatal care practices followed in the district. A multistage 40 cluster sampling method was used to study 320 mothers(More)
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