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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820351/genomic-and-chromatin-features-shaping-meiotic-double-strand-break-formation-and-repair-in-mice
#1
Shintaro Yamada, Seoyoung Kim, Sam E Tischfield, Maria Jasin, Julian Lange, Scott Keeney
The SPO11-generated DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) that initiate meiotic recombination occur non-randomly across genomes, but mechanisms shaping their distribution and repair remain incompletely understood. Here, we expand on recent studies of nucleotide-resolution DSB maps in mouse spermatocytes. We find that trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 36 around DSB hotspots is highly correlated, both spatially and quantitatively, with trimethylation of H3 lysine 4, consistent with coordinated formation and action of both PRDM9-dependent histone modifications...
August 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817561/comparing-efficacies-of-moxifloxacin-levofloxacin-and-gatifloxacin-in-tuberculosis-granulomas-using-a-multi-scale-systems-pharmacology-approach
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Elsje Pienaar, Jansy Sarathy, Brendan Prideaux, Jillian Dietzold, Véronique Dartois, Denise E Kirschner, Jennifer J Linderman
Granulomas are complex lung lesions that are the hallmark of tuberculosis (TB). Understanding antibiotic dynamics within lung granulomas will be vital to improving and shortening the long course of TB treatment. Three fluoroquinolones (FQs) are commonly prescribed as part of multi-drug resistant TB therapy: moxifloxacin (MXF), levofloxacin (LVX) or gatifloxacin (GFX). To date, insufficient data are available to support selection of one FQ over another, or to show that these drugs are clinically equivalent. To predict the efficacy of MXF, LVX and GFX at a single granuloma level, we integrate computational modeling with experimental datasets into a single mechanistic framework, GranSim...
August 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815278/phenotypic-genetic-and-molecular-characterization-of-7b-1-a-conditional-male-sterile-mutant-in-tomato
#3
Anna Pucci, Maurizio Enea Picarella, Andrea Mazzucato
We characterized the photoperiod-sensitive 7B - 1 male-sterile mutant in tomato, showing its allelism with stamenless - 2 . Mapping experiments indicated SlGLO2 , a B-class MADS-box family member, as a strong candidate to underlie the 7B - 1 mutation. The interest in male sterility (MS) dates back to a long time due to its perspective use in hybrid seed production. Here, we characterize 7B-1, a photoperiod-sensitive male-sterile (ms) mutant in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), in which stamens are restored to fertility by permissive growth conditions in short days (SD)...
August 16, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811556/evolutionary-mechanisms-of-runaway-chromosome-number-change-in-agrodiaetus-butterflies
#4
Alisa O Vershinina, Vladimir A Lukhtanov
Despite predictions of the classic, hybrid-sterility model of chromosomal speciation, some organisms demonstrate high rate of karyotype evolution. This rate is especially impressive in Agrodiaetus butterflies that rapidly evolved the greatest chromosome number diversity known in animal kingdom within a single subgenus. Here we analyzed karyotype evolution in Agrodiaetus using phylogenetic comparative methods. We found that chromosome numbers possess a strong phylogenetic signal. This disproves the chromosome megaevolution model that proposes multiple chromosome rearrangements to accumulate independently in each of closely related species...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805257/three-representative-inter-and-intra-subspecific-crosses-reveal-the-genetic-architecture-of-reproductive-isolation-in-rice
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Guangwei Li, Xiaoting Li, Yuan Wang, Jiaming Mi, Feng Xing, Dahan Zhang, Qiyan Dong, Xianghua Li, Jinghua Xiao, Qifa Zhang, Yidan Ouyang
Systematic characterization of genetic and molecular mechanisms in formation of hybrid sterility is of fundamental importance in understanding reproductive isolation and speciation. Using ultra-high-density genetic maps, 43 single-locus QTLs and 223 digenic interactions for embryo-sac, pollen, and spikelet fertility are depicted from three crosses between representative varieties of japonica and two varietal groups of indica, which provide an extensive archive for investigating the genetic basis of reproductive isolation in rice...
August 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794433/genome-wide-dissection-of-heterosis-for-yield-traits-in-two-line-hybrid-rice-populations
#6
Gang Zhen, Peng Qin, Kai Yu Liu, Dong Yang Nie, Yuan Zhu Yang, Xing Wang Deng, Hang He
Heterosis has been widely utilized in agriculture and is important for world food safety. Many genetic models have been proposed as mechanisms underlying heterosis during the past century, yet more evidence is needed to support such models. To investigate heterosis in two-line hybrid rice, we generated a partial diallel crossing scheme, which consisted of approximately 500 F1 hybrids derived from 14 male sterile lines and 39 restorer lines. In this population, increased panicle number played the most important role in yield heterosis of hybrid rice...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791615/molecular-approaches-for-manipulating-male-sterility-and-strategies-for-fertility-restoration-in-plants
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Pawan Shukla, Naveen Kumar Singh, Ranjana Gautam, Israr Ahmed, Deepanker Yadav, Akanksha Sharma, Pulugurtha Bharadwaja Kirti
Usable pollination control systems have proven to be effective system for the development of hybrid crop varieties, which are important for optimal performance over varied environments and years. They also act as a biocontainment to check horizontal transgene flow. In the last two decades, many genetic manipulations involving genes controlling the production of cytotoxic products, conditional male sterility, altering metabolic processes, post-transcriptional gene silencing, RNA editing and chloroplast engineering methods have been used to develop a proper pollination control system...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769961/tightly-controlled-expression-of-bhlh142-is-essential-for-timely-tapetal-programmed-cell-death-and-pollen-development-in-rice
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Swee-Suak Ko, Min-Jeng Li, Yi-Jyun Lin, Hong-Xian Hsing, Ting-Ting Yang, Tien-Kuan Chen, Chung-Min Jhong, Maurice Sun-Ben Ku
Male sterility is important for hybrid seed production. Pollen development is regulated by a complex network. We previously showed that knockout of bHLH142 in rice (Oryza sativa) causes pollen sterility by interrupting tapetal programmed cell death (PCD) and bHLH142 coordinates with TDR to modulate the expression of EAT1. In this study, we demonstrated that overexpression of bHLH142 (OE142) under the control of the ubiquitin promoter also leads to male sterility in rice by triggering the premature onset of PCD...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761138/an-atypical-strictosidine-synthase-osstrl2-plays-key-roles-in-anther-development-and-pollen-wall-formation-in-rice
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Ting Zou, Shuangcheng Li, Mingxing Liu, Tao Wang, Qiao Xiao, Dan Chen, Qiao Li, Yanling Liang, Jun Zhu, Yueyang Liang, Qiming Deng, Shiquan Wang, Aiping Zheng, Lingxia Wang, Ping Li
Strictosidine synthase (STR) plays an important role in the biosynthesis of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs) and is expressed in a range of active meristematic tissues of higher plants. STR proteins are involved in different physiological and biochemical pathways. However, the function of STR proteins in rice development remains poorly understood. In this study, we identified 21 possible STR-like (OsSTRL) family members in rice genome and found that only one gene, OsSTRL2, exhibited a pre-emergency specific florescence expression pattern...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761009/ascus-dysgenesis-in-hybrid-crosses-of-neurospora-and-sordaria-sordariaceae
#10
Durgadas P Kasbekar
When two lineages derived from a common ancestor become reproductively isolated (e.g. Neurospora crassa and N. tetrasperma), genes that have undergone mutation and adaptive evolution in one lineage can potentially become dysfunctional when transferred into the other, since other genes have undergone mutation and evolution in the second lineage, and the derived alleles were never 'tested' together before hybrid formation. Bateson (1909), Dobzhansky (1936), and Muller (1942) recognized that incompatibility between the derived alleles could potentially make the hybrid lethal, sterile, or display some other detriment...
July 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733712/fertility-and-ploidy-of-gametes-of-allodiploid-and-allotriploid-loaches-produced-by-diploid-misgurnus-anguillicaudatus-females-and-paramisgurnus-dabryanus-males
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Songqian Huang, Xiaojuan Cao, Weimin Wang, Mona Nasr
Artificial and natural hybridization of dojo loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (2N = 50, DD for short) and large-scale loach Paramisgurnus dabryanus (2N = 48, PP for short) are well-grown. However, these hybrid loaches have not yet been examined for fertility and ploidy of gametes. Here, histological observations, artificial propagation, observations of embryonic development, larval morphology, and ploidy analyses were conducted to determine the fertility and ploidy of gametes of allodiploid (DP for short) and allotriploid (DDP for short) loaches, produced by DD females × PP males and induced from fertilized eggs of DD females × PP males by cold shock to prevent the second polar body release, respectively...
July 21, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708498/presence-of-bacteria-in-the-endometrium-and-placentomes-of-pregnant-cows
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Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Jørgen Steen Agerholm, Hanne Gervi Pedersen
Bacterial invasion of the bovine uterus during the postpartum period occurs in most cows, but the general consensus is that these bacteria are eliminated before the next pregnancy. The pregnant uterus has therefore hitherto been considered a sterile environment, but this assumption has now been challenged by recent studies in humans, which indicate that bacteria can be present in the placenta of term pregnancies without causing abortion. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate whether bacteria are present in the uterus of pregnant cows...
May 23, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706525/functional-marker-assisted-improvement-of-stable-cytoplasmic-male-sterile-lines-of-rice-for-bacterial-blight-resistance
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Jegadeesan Ramalingam, Palanisamy Savitha, Ganesh Alagarasan, Ramasamy Saraswathi, Ranganathan Chandrababu
Bacterial blight (BB), caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv.oryzae is one among the major diseases in rice, which in severe condition cause losses up to 60% in total yield. Marker assisted pyramiding of three broad spectrum BB resistance genes (xa5, xa13, and Xa21) in prominent rice varieties is the most economical and effective strategy for the management of the BB disease. We report here the pyramiding of three genes (xa5, xa13, and Xa21) in maintainer lines (CO 2B, CO 23B, and CO 24B) of three promising wild abortive cytoplasmic male sterile lines (CO 2A, CO 23A, and CO 24A) through functional markers assisted back cross breeding...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697551/n-acyl-homoserine-lactone-dynamics-during-biofilm-formation-of-a-1-2-4-trichlorobenzene-mineralizing-community-on-clay
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Hongjie Sheng, Mourad Harir, Lisa A Boughner, Xin Jiang, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Reiner Schroll, Fang Wang
In Gram-negative bacteria, quorum sensing systems are based on the N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) molecule. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of quorum sensing systems during biofilm formation by a microbial community while degrading the pollutant. Our model system included 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (1,2,4-TCB) and its mineralizing Gram-negative bacterial community to investigate the relationships between AHL dynamics, cell growth and pollutant degradation. Biomineralization of 1,2,4-TCB was monitored for both the planktonic bacterial community with and without sterile clay particles in liquid cultures...
December 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678349/construction-of-a-multi-control-sterility-system-for-a-maize-male-sterile-line-and-hybrid-seed-production-based-on-the-zmms7-gene-encoding-a-phd-finger-transcription-factor
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Danfeng Zhang, Suowei Wu, Xueli An, Ke Xie, Yan Zhou, Liwen Xu, Wen Fang, Shensi Liu, Shuangshuang Liu, Taotao Zhu, Jinping Li, Liqun Rao, Jiuran Zhao, Xiangyuan Wan
Although hundreds of genetic male sterility (GMS) mutants have been identified in maize, few are commercially used due to a lack of effective methods to produce large quantities of pure male-sterile seeds. Here, we develop a multi-control sterility (MCS) system based on the maize male sterility 7 (ms7) mutant and its wild-type Zea mays Male sterility 7 (ZmMs7) gene via a transgenic strategy, leading to the utilization of GMS in hybrid seed production. ZmMs7 is isolated by a map-based cloning approach, and encodes a PHD-finger transcription factor orthologous to rice PTC1 and Arabidopsis MS1...
July 5, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674278/genetic-characterization-and-fine-mapping-of-s25-a-hybrid-male-sterility-gene-on-rice-chromosome-12
#16
Takahiko Kubo, Atsushi Yoshimura, Nori Kurata
Hybrid male sterility genes are important factors in creating postzygotic reproductive isolation barriers in plants. One such gene, S25, is known to cause severe transmission ratio distortion in inter-subspecific progeny of cultivated rice Oryza sativa ssp. indica and japonica. To further characterize the S25 gene, we fine-mapped and genetically characterized the S25 gene using near-isogenic lines with reciprocal genetic backgrounds. We mapped the S25 locus within a 0.67-1.02 Mb region on rice chromosome 12...
June 30, 2017: Genes & Genetic Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664529/phenology-sterility-and-inheritance-of-two-environment-genic-male-sterile-egms-lines-for-hybrid-rice
#17
R El-Namaky, P A J van Oort
BACKGROUND: There is still limited quantitative understanding of how environmental factors affect sterility of Environment-conditioned genic male sterility (EGMS) lines. A model was developed for this purpose and tested based on experimental data from Ndiaye (Senegal) in 2013-2015. For the two EGMS lines tested here, it was not clear if one or more recessive gene(s) were causing male sterility. This was tested by studying sterility segregation of the F2 populations. RESULTS: Daylength (photoperiod) and minimum temperatures during the period from panicle initiation to flowering had significant effects on male sterility...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657614/genetic-analysis-of-a-hybrid-sterility-gene-that-causes-both-pollen-and-embryo-sac-sterility-in-hybrids-between-oryza-sativa-l-and-oryza-longistaminata
#18
H Chen, Z Zhao, L Liu, W Kong, Y Lin, S You, W Bai, Y Xiao, H Zheng, L Jiang, J Li, J Zhou, D Tao, J Wan
Oryza longistaminata originates from African wild rice and contains valuable traits conferring tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress. However, interspecific crosses between O. longistaminata and Oryza sativa cultivars are hindered by reproductive barriers. To dissect the mechanism of interspecific hybrid sterility, we developed a near-isogenic line (NIL) using indica variety RD23 as the recipient parent and O. longistaminata as the donor parent. Both pollen and embryo sac semi-sterility were observed in F1 hybrids between RD23 and NIL...
September 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654596/a-microbiological-and-ultrastructural-comparison-of-aseptic-versus-sterile-acellular-dermal-matrix-as-a-reconstructive-material-and-a-scaffold-for-stem-cell-ingrowth
#19
Shaun D Mendenhall, Ryan W Schmucker, Timothy H F Daugherty, Katherine M Kottwitz, Joel D Reichensperger, Janak Koirala, Paul S Cederna, Michael W Neumeister
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest an increased risk for infection when acellular dermal matrix is used in breast reconstruction. This may be because some acellular dermal matrices are actually not terminally sterilized but are instead "aseptically processed." This study evaluates aseptic and sterile matrices for evidence of bacterial contamination and whether or not terminal sterilization affects matrix collagen architecture and stem cell ingrowth. METHODS: Five separate samples of 14 different matrices were analyzed by fluorescent in situ hybridization using a bacterial DNA probe to detect bacterial DNA on the matrices...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649335/early-events-in-speciation-cryptic-species-of%C3%A2-drosophila-aldrichi
#20
Cynthia Castro Vargas, Maxi Polihronakis Richmond, Mariana Ramirez Loustalot Laclette, Therese Ann Markow
Understanding the earliest events in speciation remains a major challenge in evolutionary biology. Thus identifying species whose populations are beginning to diverge can provide useful systems to study the process of speciation. Drosophila aldrichi, a cactophilic fruit fly species with a broad distribution in North America, has long been assumed to be a single species owing to its morphological uniformity. While previous reports either of genetic divergence or reproductive isolation among different D. aldrichi strains have hinted at the existence of cryptic species, the evolutionary relationships of this species across its range have not been thoroughly investigated...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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