Volume 3, No. 1, 2017

 

Acta Spartae is the undergraduate journal of sciences and mathematics at The University of Tampa, and is designed to recognize and promote the vibrant undergraduate research community at UT by providing a forum for the dissemination of research and ideas produced at the University.

Recent Submissions

  • Ethan Deneault (College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2017)
  • Zachary M. Connelly and L. Michael Carastro (College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2017)
    Tumor protein 53 (p53) is a tumor suppressor gene that has two key functions. This protein regulates cell cycle and induces apoptosis, or programmed cell death. TP53 mRNA isoforms differ in lengths of the 5’-leader ...
  • Zachery Rivera, Kimberly Grassett, Ann Williams and Bridgette Froeschke (College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2017)
    MRSA is a drug-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus known to cause frequent infections in humans. Water quality assessments have identified MRSA at varying levels throughout the Hillsborough River which indicates ...
  • William Smith, Thomas Jackman and Olaseni Sode (College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2017)
    The inner sphere pathway is an electron transfer (ET) mechanism that utilizes a bridging ligand to covalently link oxidant and reductant centers. The reductions of chloro-N-methyl-bis(5-amino- 3-thiapentyl)amine cobalt(III) ...
  • Raven M. Wright, Haley L. Thompson and Eric Freundt (College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2017)
    Probiotics are microorganisms residing in the gastrointestinal tract that have been shown to help with metabolic functions, immune responses, and in the prevention of pathogenic diseases. In this study, we sought to ...
  • Jayde A. Zimmerman, Cody J. Cox, and Eric Freundt (College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2017)
    Mucus produced by corals has a varied understanding with many gaps. Although there are many hypotheses regarding the function and purpose of the mucus itself, and the many microbial communities that inhabit it, there ...