MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University graduate student Alexander Larson will present the next biology seminar at 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.
The seminar is titled "Analyzing the Hormonal Regulation of Manduca sexta Cuticle Protein MSCP14.6 Expression by Ecdysone." Manduca sexta is also known as the tobacco hornworm, a type of moth found mostly in the southern United States. Cuticle protein MSCP14.6 is part of the moth’s genome. Ecdysone is a steroid hormone produced by insects and crustaceans that promotes growth and controls molting.
The public is invited to attend this free event. The seminar is sponsored by the NMU biology department.