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Alexandre Webster
Graduate Student

The piRNA pathway is an RNA interference mechanism that represses 'selfish' genetic elements called transposons in Drosophila melanogaster germ cells. Each of the four egg chambers in this image expresses a different piRNA pathway component tagged with GFP (green). The tagged proteins, clockwise from top left, are: Tejas; Aubergine; Krimper and Vasa. The actin cytoskeleton is labeled with rhodamine-phalloidin (red), and DNA with DAPI (blue).


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