4th Week of Research

Good Afternoon Readers,

In my fourth week of research, I noticed an interesting progression of SUMO during the karyosome stage. One can see cells progressing from one stage to the next; for example, cells will be captured moving from the diplotene stage to the karyosome stage (i.e. the cells will exhibit increasing chromatin compaction). I observed a correlation between the chromatin becoming more compacted as it becomes the characteristic fully-compacted stage of karyosome with SUMO moving from the outer edge of the chromatin to completely associating with fully-compacted chromatin. This is an interesting development that will allow further investigation into the role of SUMO and chromatin compaction.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my summer research!

Please leave any questions in the comments section.

Katie McDonald

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