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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453974/influences-of-dissolved-oxygen-concentration-on-biocathodic-microbial-communities-in-microbial-fuel-cells
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Laura Rago, Pierangela Cristiani, Federica Villa, Sarah Zecchin, Alessandra Colombo, Lucia Cavalca, Andrea Schievano
Dissolved oxygen (DO) at cathodic interface is a critical factor influencing microbial fuel cells (MFC) performance. In this work, three MFCs were operated with cathode under different DO conditions: i) air-breathing (A-MFC); ii) water-submerged (W-MFC) and iii) assisted by photosynthetic microorganisms (P-MFC). A plateau of maximum current was reached at 1.06±0.03mA, 1.48±0.06mA and 1.66±0.04mA, increasing respectively for W-MFC, P-MFC and A-MFC. Electrochemical and microbiological tools (Illumina sequencing, confocal microscopy and biofilm cryosectioning) were used to explore anodic and cathodic biofilm in each MFC type...
April 7, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453770/mitochondrial-genome-evolution-and-a-novel-rna-editing-system-in-deep-branching-heteroloboseids
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Jiwon Yang, Tommy Harding, Ryoma Kamikawa, Alastair G B Simpson, Andrew J Roger
Discoba (Excavata) is an evolutionarily important group of eukaryotes that includes Jakobida, with the most bacterial-like mitochondrial genomes known, and Euglenozoa, many of which have extensively fragmented mitochondrial genomes. However, little is known about the mitochondrial genomes of Heterolobosea, the third main group of Discoba. Here, we studied two heteroloboseids - an undescribed amoeba 'BB2' and Pharyngomonas kirbyi. Phylogenomic analysis revealed that they form a clade that is a sister group to all other Heterolobosea...
April 26, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453677/afs-identification-and-quantification-of-species-composition-by-metagenomic-sequencing
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Yongchao Liu, Fabian Ripp, Rene Koeppel, Hanno Schmidt, Sören Lukas Hellmann, Mathias Weber, Christopher Felix Krombholz, Bertil Schmidt, Thomas Hankeln
Summary: DNA-based methods to detect and quantify taxon composition in biological materials are often based on species-specific polymerase chain reaction, limited to detecting species targeted by the assay. Next-generation sequencing overcomes this drawback by untargeted shotgun sequencing of whole metagenomes at affordable cost. Here we present AFS, a software pipeline for quantification of species composition in food. AFS uses metagenomic shotgun sequencing and sequence read counting to infer species proportions...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453559/evaluation-of-the-reproducibility-of-amplicon-sequencing-with-illumina-miseq-platform
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Chongqing Wen, Liyou Wu, Yujia Qin, Joy D Van Nostrand, Daliang Ning, Bo Sun, Kai Xue, Feifei Liu, Ye Deng, Yuting Liang, Jizhong Zhou
Illumina's MiSeq has become the dominant platform for gene amplicon sequencing in microbial ecology studies; however, various technical concerns, such as reproducibility, still exist. To assess reproducibility, 16S rRNA gene amplicons from 18 soil samples of a reciprocal transplantation experiment were sequenced on an Illumina MiSeq. The V4 region of 16S rRNA gene from each sample was sequenced in triplicate with each replicate having a unique barcode. The average OTU overlap, without considering sequence abundance, at a rarefaction level of 10,323 sequences was 33...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448897/a-performance-evaluation-of-nextera-xt-and-kapa-hyperplus-for-rapid-illumina-library-preparation-of-long-range-mitogenome-amplicons
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Joseph D Ring, Kimberly Sturk-Andreaggi, Michelle A Peck, Charla Marshall
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) facilitates the rapid and high-throughput generation of human mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) data to build population and reference databases for forensic comparisons. To this end, long-range amplification provides an effective method of target enrichment that is amenable to library preparation assays employing DNA fragmentation. This study compared the Nextera XT DNA Library Preparation Kit (Illumina, San Diego, CA) and the KAPA HyperPlus Library Preparation Kit (Kapa Biosystems, Wilmington, MA) for enzymatic fragmentation and indexing of ∼8500bp mitogenome amplicons for Illumina sequencing...
April 5, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448740/sequencing-on-the-solid-5500xl-system-in-depth-characterization-of-the-gc-bias
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Simone Roeh, Peter Weber, Monika Rex-Haffner, Jan M Deussing, Elisabeth B Binder, Mira Jakovcevski
Different types of sequencing biases have been described and subsequently improved for a variety of sequencing systems, mostly focusing on the widely used Illumina systems. Similar studies are missing for the SOLiD 5500xl system, a sequencer which produced many data sets available to researchers today. Describing and understanding the bias is important to accurately interpret and integrate these published data in various ongoing research projects. We report a particularly strong GC bias for this sequencing system when analyzing a defined gDNA mix of five microbes with a wide range of different GC contents (20-72%) when comparing to the expected distribution and Illumina MiSeq data from the same DNA pool...
April 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448592/blood-type-abo-genetic-variants-and-ovarian-cancer-survival
#7
Gabriella D Cozzi, Rebecca T Levinson, Hilary Toole, Malcolm-Robert Snyder, Angie Deng, Marta A Crispens, Dineo Khabele, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel
OBJECTIVE: Blood type A and the A1 allele have been associated with increased ovarian cancer risk. With only two small studies published to date, evidence for an association between ABO blood type and ovarian cancer survival is limited. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of Tumor Registry confirmed ovarian cancer cases from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with blood type from linked laboratory reports and ABO variants from linked Illumina Exome BeadChip data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448241/prediction-of-breast-and-prostate-cancer-risks-in-male-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-using-polygenic-risk-scores
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Julie Lecarpentier, Valentina Silvestri, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Daniel Barrowdale, Joe Dennis, Lesley McGuffog, Penny Soucy, Goska Leslie, Piera Rizzolo, Anna Sara Navazio, Virginia Valentini, Veronica Zelli, Andrew Lee, Ali Amin Al Olama, Jonathan P Tyrer, Melissa Southey, Esther M John, Thomas A Conner, David E Goldgar, Saundra S Buys, Ramunas Janavicius, Linda Steele, Yuan Chun Ding, Susan L Neuhausen, Thomas V O Hansen, Ana Osorio, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Angela Toss, Veronica Medici, Laura Cortesi, Ines Zanna, Domenico Palli, Paolo Radice, Siranoush Manoukian, Bernard Peissel, Jacopo Azzollini, Alessandra Viel, Giulia Cini, Giuseppe Damante, Stefania Tommasi, Paolo Peterlongo, Florentia Fostira, Ute Hamann, D Gareth Evans, Alex Henderson, Carole Brewer, Diana Eccles, Jackie Cook, Kai-Ren Ong, Lisa Walker, Lucy E Side, Mary E Porteous, Rosemarie Davidson, Shirley Hodgson, Debra Frost, Julian Adlard, Louise Izatt, Ros Eeles, Steve Ellis, Marc Tischkowitz, Andrew K Godwin, Alfons Meindl, Andrea Gehrig, Bernd Dworniczak, Christian Sutter, Christoph Engel, Dieter Niederacher, Doris Steinemann, Eric Hahnen, Jan Hauke, Kerstin Rhiem, Karin Kast, Norbert Arnold, Nina Ditsch, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Dorothea Wand, Christine Lasset, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Muriel Belotti, Francesca Damiola, Laure Barjhoux, Sylvie Mazoyer, Mattias Van Heetvelde, Bruce Poppe, Kim De Leeneer, Kathleen B M Claes, Miguel de la Hoya, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, Trinidad Caldes, Pedro Perez Segura, Johanna I Kiiski, Kristiina Aittomäki, Sofia Khan, Heli Nevanlinna, Christi J van Asperen, Tibor Vaszko, Miklos Kasler, Edith Olah, Judith Balmaña, Sara Gutiérrez-Enríquez, Orland Diez, Alex Teulé, Angel Izquierdo, Esther Darder, Joan Brunet, Jesús Del Valle, Lidia Feliubadalo, Miquel Angel Pujana, Conxi Lazaro, Adalgeir Arason, Bjarni A Agnarsson, Oskar Th Johannsson, Rosa B Barkardottir, Elisa Alducci, Silvia Tognazzo, Marco Montagna, Manuel R Teixeira, Pedro Pinto, Amanda B Spurdle, Helene Holland, Jong Won Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jihyoun Lee, Sung-Won Kim, Eunyoung Kang, Zisun Kim, Priyanka Sharma, Timothy R Rebbeck, Joseph Vijai, Mark Robson, Anne Lincoln, Jacob Musinsky, Pragna Gaddam, Yen Y Tan, Andreas Berger, Christian F Singer, Jennifer T Loud, Mark H Greene, Anna Marie Mulligan, Gord Glendon, Irene L Andrulis, Amanda Ewart Toland, Leigha Senter, Anders Bojesen, Henriette Roed Nielsen, Anne-Bine Skytte, Lone Sunde, Uffe Birk Jensen, Inge Sokilde Pedersen, Lotte Krogh, Torben A Kruse, Maria A Caligo, Sook-Yee Yoon, Soo-Hwang Teo, Anna von Wachenfeldt, Dezheng Huo, Sarah M Nielsen, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan M Domchek, Christa Lorenchick, Rachel C Jankowitz, Ian Campbell, Paul James, Gillian Mitchell, Nick Orr, Sue Kyung Park, Mads Thomassen, Kenneth Offit, Fergus J Couch, Jacques Simard, Douglas F Easton, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Rita K Schmutzler, Antonis C Antoniou, Laura Ottini
Purpose BRCA1/2 mutations increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer in men. Common genetic variants modify cancer risks for female carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. We investigated-for the first time to our knowledge-associations of common genetic variants with breast and prostate cancer risks for male carriers of BRCA1/ 2 mutations and implications for cancer risk prediction. Materials and Methods We genotyped 1,802 male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 by using the custom Illumina OncoArray...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447266/in-depth-characterization-of-bacterial-and-archaeal-communities-present-in-the-abandoned-kettara-pyrrhotite-mine-tailings-morocco
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Odile Bruneel, N Mghazli, R Hakkou, I Dahmani, A Filali Maltouf, L Sbabou
In Morocco, pollution caused by closed mines continues to be a serious threat to the environment, like the generation of acid mine drainage. Mine drainage is produced by environmental and microbial oxidation of sulfur minerals originating from mine wastes. The fundamental role of microbial communities is well known, like implication of Fe-oxidizing and to a lesser extent S-oxidizing microorganism in bioleaching. However, the structure of the microbial communities varies a lot from one site to another, like diversity depends on many factors such as mineralogy, concentration of metals and metalloids or pH, etc...
April 26, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447204/comparative-transcriptome-profiling-of-freezing-stress-responses-in-loquat-eriobotrya-japonica-fruitlets
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Hong-Xia Xu, Xiao-Ying Li, Jun-Wei Chen
Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) is an important subtropical, commercial fruit in China. It blossoms during autumn and winter in most areas of China and its fruitlets usually suffer from freezing stress. However, studies about the mechanisms underlying freezing stress in loquat are very limited. The gene expression profiles of loquat fruitlets subjected to freezing (G2 library) versus non-treated ones (G1 library) were investigated using Illumina sequencing technology to elucidate the molecular mechanisms and identify the genes that play vital roles in the freezing stress response...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445521/next-generation-sequencing-to-dissect-the-genetic-architecture-of-kng1-and-f11-loci-using-factor-xi-levels-as-an-intermediate-phenotype-of-thrombosis
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Laura Martin-Fernandez, Giovana Gavidia-Bovadilla, Irene Corrales, Helena Brunel, Lorena Ramírez, Sonia López, Juan Carlos Souto, Francisco Vidal, José Manuel Soria
Venous thromboembolism is a complex disease with a high heritability. There are significant associations among Factor XI (FXI) levels and SNPs in the KNG1 and F11 loci. Our aim was to identify the genetic variation of KNG1 and F11 that might account for the variability of FXI levels. The KNG1 and F11 loci were sequenced completely in 110 unrelated individuals from the GAIT-2 (Genetic Analysis of Idiopathic Thrombophilia 2) Project using Next Generation Sequencing on an Illumina MiSeq. The GAIT-2 Project is a study of 935 individuals in 35 extended Spanish families selected through a proband with idiopathic thrombophilia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445147/identification-of-rs7350481-at-chromosome-11q23-3-as-a-novel-susceptibility-locus-for-metabolic-syndrome-in-japanese-individuals-by-an-exome-wide-association-study
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Yoshiji Yamada, Jun Sakuma, Ichiro Takeuchi, Yoshiki Yasukochi, Kimihiko Kato, Mitsutoshi Oguri, Tetsuo Fujimaki, Hideki Horibe, Masaaki Muramatsu, Motoji Sawabe, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Yu Taniguchi, Shuichi Obuchi, Hisashi Kawai, Shoji Shinkai, Seijiro Mori, Tomio Arai, Masashi Tanaka
We have performed exome-wide association studies to identify genetic variants that influence body mass index or confer susceptibility to obesity or metabolic syndrome in Japanese. The exome-wide association study for body mass index included 12,890 subjects, and those for obesity and metabolic syndrome included 12,968 subjects (3954 individuals with obesity, 9014 controls) and 6817 subjects (3998 individuals with MetS, 2819 controls), respectively. Exome-wide association studies were performed with Illumina HumanExome-12 DNA Analysis BeadChip or Infinium Exome-24 BeadChip arrays...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445014/detection-of-immunoglobulin-heavy-chain-gene-clonality-by-next-generation-sequencing-for-minimal-residual-disease-monitoring-in-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Saeam Shin, In Sik Hwang, Jieun Kim, Kyung A Lee, Seung Tae Lee, Jong Rak Choi
Minimal residual disease (MRD) following B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) treatment has gained prognostic importance. Clonal immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) gene rearrangement is a useful follow-up marker in B-ALL owing to its high positivity rate. We evaluated the performance and clinical applicability of a next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for IGH rearrangement in B-ALL MRD monitoring. IGH rearrangement was tested by using fluorescence PCR-fragment analysis and the NGS assay in eight B-ALL patients...
July 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444302/draft-genome-of-the-lined-seahorse-hippocampus-erectus
#14
Qiang Lin, Ying Qiu, Ruobo Gu, Meng Xu, Jia Li, Chao Bian, Huixian Zhang, Geng Qin, Yanhong Zhang, Wei Luo, Jieming Chen, Xinxin You, Mingjun Fan, Min Sun, Pao Xu, Byrappa Venkatesh, Junming Xu, Hongtuo Fu, Qiong Shi
Background: The lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus , is an Atlantic species and mainly inhabits shallow sea-beds or coral reefs. It has become very popular in China for its wide use in traditional Chinese medicine. In order to improve the aquaculture yield of this valuable fish species, we are trying to develop genomic resources for assistant selection in genetic breeding. Here, we provide whole genome sequencing, assembly and gene annotation of the lined seahorse, which can enrich genome resource and further application for its molecular breeding...
April 22, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444195/dna-methylome-analysis-reveals-distinct-epigenetic-patterns-of-ascending-aortic-dissection-and-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#15
Sun Pan, Hao Lai, Yiru Shen, Charles Breeze, Stephan Beck, Tao Hong, Chunsheng Wang, Andrew E Teschendorff
Epigenetics may mediate the effects of environmental risk factors on disease, including heart disease. Thus, measuring the DNA methylome offers the opportunity to identify novel disease biomarkers and novel insights into disease mechanisms. The DNA methylation landscape of ascending aortic dissection (AD) and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) with aortic aneurysmal dilatation remain uncharacterized. The present study aimed to explore the genome-wide DNA methylation landscape underpinning these two diseases. Methods and results: We used Illumina 450k DNA methylation beadarrays to analyze 21 ascending aorta samples, including 10 cases with AD, 5 with BAV and 6 healthy controls...
April 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442730/exploration-of-the-relationship-between-biogas-production-and-microbial-community-under-high-salinity-conditions
#16
Shaojie Wang, Xiaocong Hou, Haijia Su
High salinity frequently causes inhibition and even failure in anaerobic digestion. To explore the impact of increasing NaCl concentrations on biogas production, and reveal the microbial community variations in response to high salinity stress, the Illumina high-throughput sequencing technology was employed. The results showed that a NaCl concentration of 20 g/L (H group) exhibited a similar level of VFAs and specific CO2 production rate with that in the blank group, thus indicating that the bacterial activity in acidogenesis might not be inhibited...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441938/mitors-a-method-for-high-throughput-sensitive-and-accurate-detection-of-mitochondrial-dna-heteroplasmy
#17
Julien Marquis, Gregory Lefebvre, Yiannis A I Kourmpetis, Mohamed Kassam, Frédéric Ronga, Umberto De Marchi, Andreas Wiederkehr, Patrick Descombes
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to numerous pathological states, in particular related to metabolism, brain health and ageing. Nuclear encoded gene polymorphisms implicated in mitochondrial functions can be analyzed in the context of classical genome wide association studies. By contrast, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants are more challenging to identify and analyze for several reasons. First, contrary to the diploid nuclear genome, each cell carries several hundred copies of the circular mitochondrial genome...
April 26, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441782/deep-sequencing-analysis-of-rnas-from-citrus-plants-grown-in-a-citrus-sudden-death-affected-area-reveals-diverse-known-and-putative-novel-viruses
#18
Emilyn E Matsumura, Helvecio D Coletta-Filho, Shahideh Nouri, Bryce W Falk, Luca Nerva, Tiago S Oliveira, Silvia O Dorta, Marcos A Machado
Citrus sudden death (CSD) has caused the death of approximately four million orange trees in a very important citrus region in Brazil. Although its etiology is still not completely clear, symptoms and distribution of affected plants indicate a viral disease. In a search for viruses associated with CSD, we have performed a comparative high-throughput sequencing analysis of the transcriptome and small RNAs from CSD-symptomatic and -asymptomatic plants using the Illumina platform. The data revealed mixed infections that included Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) as the most predominant virus, followed by the Citrus sudden death-associated virus (CSDaV), Citrus endogenous pararetrovirus (CitPRV) and two putative novel viruses tentatively named Citrus jingmen-like virus (CJLV), and Citrus virga-like virus (CVLV)...
April 24, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441466/biomonitoring-of-marine-vertebrates-in-monterey-bay-using-edna-metabarcoding
#19
Elizabeth A Andruszkiewicz, Hilary A Starks, Francisco P Chavez, Lauren M Sassoubre, Barbara A Block, Alexandria B Boehm
Molecular analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to assess vertebrate biodiversity in aquatic systems, but limited work has applied eDNA technologies to marine waters. Further, there is limited understanding of the spatial distribution of vertebrate eDNA in marine waters. Here, we use an eDNA metabarcoding approach to target and amplify a hypervariable region of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene to characterize vertebrate communities at 10 oceanographic stations spanning 45 km within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441337/a-study-of-the-differential-effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-gene-expression-profiles-of-stimulated-thp-1-macrophages
#20
Bénédicte Allam-Ndoul, Frédéric Guénard, Olivier Barbier, Marie-Claude Vohl
Background: An appropriate intake of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FAs) such as eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) from marine sources is known to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, molecular mechanisms underlying their beneficial effects on health are not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to characterize gene expression profiles of THP-1 macrophages, incubated in either EPA or DHA and stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a pro-inflammatory agent. Methods: THP-1 macrophages were incubated into 10, 50 and 75 µM of EPA or DHA for 24 h, and 100 nM of LPS was added to the culture media for 18 h...
April 25, 2017: Nutrients
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