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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
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Heat shock response in Drosophila melanogaster natural populations Print E-mail
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Article Title: Heat shock response in Drosophila melanogaster natural populations
Authors: Cristina CHELU*, Gallia BUTNARU
Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine,
Timisoara, Romania
Abstract: This study was focused on the response to heat shock of some Drosophila melanogaster natural populations collected from different Romanian ecosystems affected by the presence of stressors like: high salinity contained in soils, natural radioactivity, intensive mining activity or drought and aridity. A short heat shock applied to Drosophila melanogaster natural populations does not affect lifespan, but the mortality increased in case of Drosophila melanogaster Socodor and Bucovăţ populations. We did not detect any overexpression for some genes involved in thermal stress as follows: Hsp 70, Map 205, Cdc2 and Dp 53, respectively Adh as reference gene.
Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster, populations, heat shock, Hsp 70
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