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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645767/assessing-the-potential-of-rad-sequencing-to-resolve-phylogenetic-relationships-within-species-radiations-the-fly-genus-chiastocheta-diptera-anthomyiidae-as-a-case-study
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Tomasz Suchan, Anahí Espíndola, Sereina Rutschmann, Brent C Emerson, Kevin Gori, Christophe Dessimoz, Nils Arrigo, Michał Ronikier, Nadir Alvarez
Determining phylogenetic relationships among recently diverged species has long been a challenge in evolutionary biology. Cytoplasmic markers, which have been widely used notably in the context of molecular barcoding, have not always proved successful in resolving such phylogenies, but phylogenies for closely related species have been resolved at a much higher detail in the last couple of years with the advent of next-generation-sequencing technologies and associated techniques of reduced genome representation...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638050/de-novo-yeast-genome-assemblies-from-minion-pacbio-and-miseq-platforms
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Francesca Giordano, Louise Aigrain, Michael A Quail, Paul Coupland, James K Bonfield, Robert M Davies, German Tischler, David K Jackson, Thomas M Keane, Jing Li, Jia-Xing Yue, Gianni Liti, Richard Durbin, Zemin Ning
Long-read sequencing technologies such as Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore MinION are capable of producing long sequencing reads with average fragment lengths of over 10,000 base-pairs and maximum lengths reaching 100,000 base- pairs. Compared with short reads, the assemblies obtained from long-read sequencing platforms have much higher contig continuity and genome completeness as long fragments are able to extend paths into problematic or repetitive regions. Many successful assembly applications of the Pacific Biosciences technology have been reported ranging from small bacterial genomes to large plant and animal genomes...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614601/genome-wide-transcriptional-reprogramming-in-the-seagrass-cymodocea-nodosa-under-experimental-ocean-acidification
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Miriam Ruocco, Francesco Musacchia, Irene Olivé, Monya M Costa, Isabel Barrote, Rui Santos, Remo Sanges, Gabriele Procaccini, João Silva
Here we report the first use of massive scale RNA-Sequencing to explore seagrass response to CO2 -driven ocean acidification (OA). Large-scale gene expression changes in the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa occurred at CO2 levels projected by the end of the century. C. nodosa transcriptome was obtained using Illumina RNA-Seq technology and de novo assembly, and differential gene expression was explored in plants exposed to short-term high CO2 / low pH conditions. At high pCO2 , there was a significant increased expression of transcripts associated to photosynthesis, including light reaction functions and CO2 fixation, and also to respiratory pathways, specifically for enzymes involved in glycolysis, in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and in the energy metabolism of the mitochondrial electron transport...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594822/hybridization-and-polyploidy-enable-genomic-plasticity-without-sex-in-the-most-devastating-plant-parasitic-nematodes
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Romain Blanc-Mathieu, Laetitia Perfus-Barbeoch, Jean-Marc Aury, Martine Da Rocha, Jérôme Gouzy, Erika Sallet, Cristina Martin-Jimenez, Marc Bailly-Bechet, Philippe Castagnone-Sereno, Jean-François Flot, Djampa K Kozlowski, Julie Cazareth, Arnaud Couloux, Corinne Da Silva, Julie Guy, Yu-Jin Kim-Jo, Corinne Rancurel, Thomas Schiex, Pierre Abad, Patrick Wincker, Etienne G J Danchin
Root-knot nematodes (genus Meloidogyne) exhibit a diversity of reproductive modes ranging from obligatory sexual to fully asexual reproduction. Intriguingly, the most widespread and devastating species to global agriculture are those that reproduce asexually, without meiosis. To disentangle this surprising parasitic success despite the absence of sex and genetic exchanges, we have sequenced and assembled the genomes of three obligatory ameiotic and asexual Meloidogyne. We have compared them to those of relatives able to perform meiosis and sexual reproduction...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573928/diversity-of-mitochondrial-plastid-dnas-mtpts-in-seed-plants
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Xin-Cun Wang, Haimei Chen, Dan Yang, Chang Liu
Mitochondrial plastid DNAs (MTPTs) refer to plastid-derived DNA fragments in mitochondrial genomes. While the MTPTs have been described for numerous species, its overall patterns have not been examined in details. Here, we carried out a systematic analysis of MTPTs among 73 plant species, including 28 algae, 1 liverwort, 2 moss, 1 lycophyte, 1 gymnosperm, 1 magnoliid, 12 monocots, 26 eudicots and 1 relic angiosperm Amborella trichopoda. A total of 300 MTPT gene clusters were found in 39 seed plants, which represented 144 MTPT gene cluster types...
June 2, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545148/mitochondrial-genome-evolution-in-alismatales-size-reduction-and-extensive-loss-of-ribosomal-protein-genes
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Gitte Petersen, Argelia Cuenca, Athanasios Zervas, Gregory T Ross, Sean W Graham, Craig F Barrett, Jerrold I Davis, Ole Seberg
The order Alismatales is a hotspot for evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes characterized by remarkable differences in genome size, substitution rates, RNA editing, retrotranscription, gene loss and intron loss. Here we have sequenced the complete mitogenomes of Zostera marina and Stratiotes aloides, which together with previously sequenced mitogenomes from Butomus and Spirodela, provide new evolutionary evidence of genome size reduction, gene loss and transfer to the nucleus. The Zostera mitogenome includes a large portion of DNA transferred from the plastome, yet it is the smallest known mitogenome from a non-parasitic plant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533083/another-look-at-the-phylogenetic-relationships-and-intercontinental-biogeography-of-eastern-asian-north-american-rhus-gall-aphids-hemiptera-aphididae-eriosomatinae-evidence-from-mitogenome-sequences-via-genome-skimming
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Zhumei Ren, A J Harris, Rebecca B Dikow, Enbo Ma, Yang Zhong, Jun Wen
The Rhus gall aphids are sometimes referred to as subtribe Melaphidina (Aphididae: Eriosomatinae: Fordini) and comprise a unique group that forms galls on the primary host plants, Rhus. We examined the evolutionary relationships within the Melaphidina aphids using sequences of the complete mitochondrial genome and with samples of 11 of the 12 recognized species representing all six genera. Bayesian, maximum likelihood and parsimony analyses of the mitochondrial genome data support five well-supported clades within Melaphidina: (1) Nurudea (except N...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529832/application-of-a-simplified-method-of-chloroplast-enrichment-to-small-amounts-of-tissue-for-chloroplast-genome-sequencing
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Shota Sakaguchi, Saneyoshi Ueno, Yoshihiko Tsumura, Hiroaki Setoguchi, Motomi Ito, Chie Hattori, Shogo Nozoe, Daiki Takahashi, Riku Nakamasu, Taishi Sakagami, Guillaume Lannuzel, Bruno Fogliani, Adrien S Wulff, Laurent L'Huillier, Yuji Isagi
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: High-throughput sequencing of genomic DNA can recover complete chloroplast genome sequences, but the sequence data are usually dominated by sequences from nuclear/mitochondrial genomes. To overcome this deficiency, a simple enrichment method for chloroplast DNA from small amounts of plant tissue was tested for eight plant species including a gymnosperm and various angiosperms. METHODS: Chloroplasts were enriched using a high-salt isolation buffer without any step gradient procedures, and enriched chloroplast DNA was sequenced by multiplexed high-throughput sequencing...
May 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521946/genomics-of-the-asian-rice-gall-midge-and-its-interactions-with-rice
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Deepak Kumar Sinha, Isha Atray, Ruchi Agarrwal, Jagadish Sanmallappa Bentur, Suresh Nair
Understanding virulence and manipulative strategies of gall formers will reveal new facets of plant defense and insect counter defense. Among the gall midges, the Asian rice gall midge (AGM) has emerged as a model for studies on plant-insect interactions. Data from several genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics studies have revealed diverse strategies adopted by AGM to successfully invade the host while overcoming its defense. Adaptive skills of AGM transcend from its genomic and transcriptomic make-up...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498951/single-target-and-multiplex-discrimination-of-whiteflies-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-bemisia-tabaci-and-trialeurodes-vaporariorum-with-modified-priming-oligonucleotide-thermodynamics
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Sharon A Andreason, Mohammad Arif, Judith K Brown, Francisco Ochoa-Corona, Jacqueline Fletcher, Astri Wayadande
The whitefly species Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) are worldwide agricultural pests and virus vectors. Bemisia tabaci, in particular, is often transported internationally via trade routes leading to potential introductions of exotic whiteflies or plant viruses. Quick identification of agriculturally important whiteflies can facilitate interventions that prevent these cross-border introductions. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers were designed to amplify the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (mtCOI) sequence of members of the B...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467815/epigenetic-silencing-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-hallmarks-by-withaferin-a
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Katarzyna Szarc Vel Szic, Ken Declerck, René A J Crans, Jolien Diddens, David B Scherf, Clarissa Gerhäuser, Wim Vanden Berghe
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is characterized by poor prognosis and a DNA hypomethylation profile. Withaferin A (WA) is a plant derived steroidal lactone which holds promise as a therapeutic agent for treatment of breast cancer (BC). We determined genome-wide DNA methylation changes in weakly-metastatic and aggressive, metastatic BC cell lines, following 72h treatment to a sub-cytotoxic concentration of WA. In contrast to the DNA demethylating agent 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (DAC), WA treatment of MDA-MB-231 cells rather tackles an epigenetic cancer network through gene-specific DNA hypermethylation of tumor promoting genes including ADAM metallopeptidase domain 8 (ADAM8), urokinase-type plasminogen activator (PLAU), tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 12 (TNFSF12), and genes related to detoxification (glutathione S-transferase mu 1, GSTM1), or mitochondrial metabolism (malic enzyme 3, ME3)...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444332/mitochondrial-recombination-and-introgression-during-speciation-by-hybridization
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Jean-Baptiste Leducq, Mathieu Henault, Guillaume Charron, Lou Nielly-Thibault, Yves Terrat, Heather L Fiumera, B Jesse Shapiro, Christian R Landry
Genome recombination is a major source of genotypic diversity and contributes to adaptation and speciation following inter-species hybridization. The contribution of recombination in these processes has been thought to be largely limited to the nuclear genome because organelles are mostly uniparentally inherited in animals and plants, which prevents recombination. Unicellular eukaryotes such as budding yeasts do, however, transmit mitochondria bi-parentally, suggesting that during hybridization, both parents could provide alleles that contribute to mitochondrial functions such as respiration and metabolism in hybrid populations or hybrid species...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427326/no-evidence-for-strong-cytonuclear-conflict-over-sex-allocation-in-a-simultaneously-hermaphroditic-flatworm
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Nikolas Vellnow, Dita B Vizoso, Gudrun Viktorin, Lukas Schärer
BACKGROUND: Cytoplasmic sex allocation distorters, which arise from cytonuclear conflict over the optimal investment into male versus female reproductive function, are some of the best-researched examples for genomic conflict. Among hermaphrodites, many such distorters have been found in plants, while, to our knowledge, none have been clearly documented in animals. METHODS: Here we provide a quantitative test for cytonuclear conflict over sex allocation in the simultaneously hermaphroditic flatworm Macrostomum lignano...
April 20, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420746/the-mitochondrial-dna-associated-protein-swib5-influences-mtdna-architecture-and-homologous-recombination
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Jonas Blomme, Olivier Van Aken, Jelle Van Leene, Teddy Jégu, Riet De Rycke, Michiel De Bruyne, Jasmien Vercruysse, Jonah Nolf, Twiggy Van Daele, Liesbeth De Milde, Mattias Vermeersch, Catherine Colas des Francs-Small, Geert De Jaeger, Moussa Benhamed, A Harvey Millar, Dirk Inzé, Nathalie Gonzalez
In addition to the nucleus, mitochondria and chloroplasts in plant cells also contain genomes. Efficient DNA repair pathways are crucial in these organelles to fix damage resulting from endogenous and exogenous factors. Plant organellar genomes are complex compared with their animal counterparts, and although several plant-specific mediators of organelle DNA repair have been reported, many regulators remain to be identified. Here, we show that a mitochondrial SWI/SNF (nucleosome remodeling) complex B protein, SWIB5, is capable of associating with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in Arabidopsis thaliana Gain- and loss-of-function mutants provided evidence for a role of SWIB5 in influencing mtDNA architecture and homologous recombination at specific intermediate-sized repeats both under normal and genotoxic conditions...
May 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408846/apoptotic-and-genomic-effects-of-corilagin-on-skov3-ovarian-cancer-cell-line
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Rukset Attar, Zeynep Birsu Cincin, Elif Sinem Bireller, Bedia Cakmakoglu
Corilagin is a member of the tannin family and has been isolated from traditional Chinese medicinal plants, such as Phyllanthus spp. Corilagin has anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiatherogenic, and antihypertensive effects in various experimental models. In this research, we aimed to investigate for the first time whether corilagin had apoptotic and genomic effects in ovarian cancer treatment in the same study. The potential apoptotic of corilagin was investigated using a WST1 cell proliferation test, caspase 3, and mitochondrial membrane potential JC1 assays in a time- and dose-dependent manner...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407383/msh1-maintains-organelle-genome-stability-and-genetically-interacts-with-reca-and-recg-in-the-moss-physcomitrella-patens
#16
Masaki Odahara, Yoshihito Kishita, Yasuhiko Sekine
Chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA encodes genes essential for photosynthesis and respiration, respectively. Thus, loss of organelle genomic DNA integrity leads to a decline in organelle function and to alteration of organelle genetic information. RECA (RECA1 and RECA2) and RECG, which are homologs of bacterial homologous recombination repair (HRR) factors RecA and RecG, respectively, play an important role in the maintenance of organelle genome integrity by suppressing aberrant recombination between short dispersed repeats (SDRs) in the moss Physcomitrella patens...
April 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369520/non-coding-rna-may-be-associated-with-cytoplasmic-male-sterility-in-silene-vulgaris
#17
James D Stone, Pavla Koloušková, Daniel B Sloan, Helena Štorchová
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a widespread phenomenon in flowering plants caused by mitochondrial (mt) genes. CMS genes typically encode novel proteins that interfere with mt functions and can be silenced by nuclear fertility-restorer genes. Although the molecular basis of CMS is well established in a number of crop systems, our understanding of it in natural populations is far more limited. To identify CMS genes in a gynodioecious plant, Silene vulgaris, we constructed mt transcriptomes and compared transcript levels and RNA editing patterns in floral bud tissue from female and hermaphrodite full siblings...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367378/assembly-and-comparative-analysis-of-complete-mitochondrial-genome-sequence-of-an-economic-plant-salix-suchowensis
#18
Ning Ye, Xuelin Wang, Juan Li, Changwei Bi, Yiqing Xu, Dongyang Wu, Qiaolin Ye
Willow is a widely used dioecious woody plant of Salicaceae family in China. Due to their high biomass yields, willows are promising sources for bioenergy crops. In this study, we assembled the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of S. suchowensis with the length of 644,437 bp using Roche-454 GS FLX Titanium sequencing technologies. Base composition of the S. suchowensis mt genome is A (27.43%), T (27.59%), C (22.34%), and G (22.64%), which shows a prevalent GC content with that of other angiosperms...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359330/evolutionarily-recent-insertional-fission-of-mitochondrial-cox2-into-complementary-genes-in-bilaterian-metazoa
#19
Przemyslaw Szafranski
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial genomes (mtDNA) of multicellular animals (Metazoa) with bilateral symmetry (Bilateria) are compact and usually carry 13 protein-coding genes for subunits of three respiratory complexes and ATP synthase. However, occasionally reported exceptions to this typical mtDNA organization prompted speculation that, as in protists and plants, some bilaterian mitogenomes may continue to lose their canonical genes, or may even acquire new genes. To shed more light on this phenomenon, a PCR-based screen was conducted to assess fast-evolving mtDNAs of apocritan Hymenoptera (Arthropoda, Insecta) for genomic rearrangements that might be associated with the modification of mitochondrial gene content...
March 31, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343268/cytogenetic-comparison-of-heteromorphic-and-homomorphic-sex-chromosomes-in-coccinia-cucurbitaceae-points-to-sex-chromosome-turnover
#20
Aretuza Sousa, Jörg Fuchs, Susanne S Renner
Our understanding of the evolution of plant sex chromosomes is increasing rapidly due to high-throughput sequencing data and phylogenetic and molecular-cytogenetic approaches that make it possible to infer the evolutionary direction and steps leading from homomorphic to heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Here, we focus on four species of Coccinia, a genus of 25 dioecious species, including Coccinia grandis, the species with the largest known plant Y chromosome. Based on a phylogeny for the genus, we selected three species close to C...
March 25, 2017: Chromosome Research
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