Analysis of silicatein gene expression and spicule formation in the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica

@inproceedings{Gauthier2015AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of silicatein gene expression and spicule formation in the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica},
  author={A Gauthier},
  year={2015}
}
The skeletal elements in most sponges are siliceous spicules. These are fabricated into species-specific sizes and shapes. Demosponges, in particular, have specialised cells called sclerocytes that possess the unique ability to synthesise biosilica and these spicules. Underlying the diversity of demosponge spicules morphology is a conserved protein, called silicatein. This thesis aims to investigate the process of spiculogenesis in the different developmental stages of the demosponge Amphimedon… 

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