Innovative Observation of a 266-nm Laser Inhibiting Egg Laying in Caenorhabditis elegans

Innovative Observation of a 266-nm Laser Inhibiting Egg Laying in Caenorhabditis elegans

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Tools and Methods

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Discussion & Conclusion

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Using Caenorhabditis elegans as model organism, the study aims to prove that light can not only alter a cell, but also a small organism and influence its life activities. The use of a different laser intensity is unique to this study and can pave the way for further investigations. The Discussion puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. It is well supported with briefly explained figures. The data from this study holds potential in providing great insights for future phototherapy.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This study innovatively uses a 266-nm laser to irradiate Caenorhabditis elegans for only one second and observes a significant inhibition of the overall number of eggs laid. The study holds significance as this is the first study to establish how light with a wavelength of 266-nm can influence a life activity such as laying eggs in C. elegans. It is also the first study designed for C. elegans, wherein the impact on the initial and total quantity of eggs laid has been studied. The article provides significant results enlightening a potential that light can also effectively regulate the behaviour of life.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Ray Ling Hsiao
Ph.D. Program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery, China Medical University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 04, Jul 2022
Accepted: Mon 18, Jul 2022
Published: Fri 29, Jul 2022
© 2023 Ray Ling Hsiao. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.ACR.2022.02.04