Physiological analysis of vomeronasal signaling mechanisms in mice
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- Keine eindeutige Zuordnung
- Organisation unit:
- Biology 2
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The mouse vomeronasal organ is part of the accessory olfactory system. It is the detection site for semiochemical cues, e. g. pheromones. In the vomeronasal organ, these stimuli are transduced into single cell responses. Stimulated, it evokes various behaviors like aggression, mate choice or maternal care. The project concerns physiological analysis of neuronal cells in the mouse vomeronasal organ using optical imaging techniques, for example fluorescent microscopy.
The student will learn to carry out a preparation of the mouse vomeronasal organ for slicing. Furthermore he/she will learn to prepare solutions that are requiered for his/her experiment. He/she will be taught to acquire their own in vitro data using microscopy techniques.
Biological background, basic lab experience