/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Student application for special consideration for examination performance following a natural disaster /manager/Repository/uon:34505 Wed 20 Mar 2019 10:26:15 AEDT ]]> An elastomeric micropillar platform for the study of protrusive forces in hyphal invasion /manager/Repository/uon:33790 Achlya bisexualis was inoculated and grown on a chip. Growth of individual hyphae into a micro-pillar revealed a maximum total force of 10 μN at the hyphal tip. The chips had no discernible effect on hyphal growth rates, but hyphae were slightly thinner in the channels on the chips compared to those on agar plates. When the hyphae contacted the pillars tip extension decreased while tip width increased. A. bisexualis hyphae were observed to reorient their growth direction if they were not able to bend and effectively grow over the pillars. Estimates of the pressure exerted on a pillar were 0.09 MPa, which given earlier measures of turgor of 0.65 MPa would indicate low compliance of the cell wall. The platform is adaptable to numerous cells and organisms that exhibit tip-growth. It provides a useful tool to begin to unravel the molecular mechanisms that underlie the generation of a protrusive force.]]> Tue 15 Jan 2019 12:57:58 AEDT ]]> Shaking up biology - our experiences teaching cell biology and biochemistry to a first year undergraduate class through the Canterbury (New Zealand) earthquakes /manager/Repository/uon:42164 Fri 19 Aug 2022 09:15:48 AEST ]]>