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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548881/constraints-drivers-and-implications-of-influenza-a-virus-reassortment
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Anice C Lowen
Influenza A viruses are constantly changing. This change accounts for seasonal epidemics, infrequent pandemics, and zoonotic outbreaks. A major mechanism underlying the genetic diversification of influenza A virus is reassortment of intact gene segments between coinfecting viruses. This exchange is possible because of the segmented nature of the viral genome. Here, I first consider the constraints and drivers acting on influenza A virus reassortment, including the likelihood of coinfection at the host and cellular levels, mixing and assembly of heterologous gene segments within coinfected cells, and the fitness associated with reassortant genotypes...
May 26, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548177/specific-dna-sequences-allosterically-enhance-protein-protein-interaction-in-a-transcription-factor-through-modulation-of-protein-dynamics-implications-for-specificity-of-gene-regulation
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Abhishek Mazumder, Subrata Batabyal, Manas Mondal, Tanumoy Mondol, Susobhan Choudhury, Raka Ghosh, Tanaya Chatterjee, Dhananjay Bhattacharyya, Samir Kumar Pal, Siddhartha Roy
Most genes are regulated by multiple transcription factors, often assembling into multi-protein complexes in the gene regulatory region. Understanding of the molecular origin of specificity of gene regulatory complex formation in the context of the whole genome is currently inadequate. A phage transcription factor λ-CI forms repressive multi-protein complexes by binding to multiple binding sites in the genome to regulate the lifecycle of the phage. The protein-protein interaction between two DNA-bound λ-CI molecules is stronger when they are bound to the correct pair of binding sites, suggesting allosteric transmission of recognition of correct DNA sequences to the protein-protein interaction interface...
May 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547382/comparative-analysis-of-cherry-virus-a-genome-sequences-assembled-from-deep-sequencing-data
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Prasad Kesanakurti, Mark Belton, Hanaa Saeed, Heidi Rast, Ian Boyes, Michael Rott
Cherry virus A (CVA) is a ubiquitous graft-transmissible virus that mainly infects Prunus spp. Next-generation sequencing was applied to 39 tree fruit specimens infected with CVA, and 75 full and 16 partial-length CVA genome sequences were assembled. Phylogenetic analysis of these and 11 previously sequenced CVA genomes resulted in six major clusters with no observable relationship between the host and the assembled genome sequences. Recombination analysis detected four recombinants. Consistent single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) patterns were observed between the 75 full-length genomes and their sequence clouds, which supports a quasispecies model for CVA evolution...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547323/a-shortened-two-enzyme-pathway-for-2-3-butanediol-production-in-escherichia-coli
#4
Shamlan M S Reshamwala, Shalini S Deb, Arvind M Lali
The platform chemical 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO) is produced by a number of microorganisms via a three-enzyme pathway starting from pyruvate. Here, we report production of 2,3-BDO via a shortened, two-enzyme pathway in Escherichia coli. A synthetic operon consisting of the acetolactate synthase (ALS) and acetoin reductase (AR) genes from Enterobacter under control of the T7 promoter was cloned in an episomal plasmid. E. coli transformed with this plasmid produced 2,3-BDO and the pathway intermediate acetoin, demonstrating that the shortened pathway was functional...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546385/using-rna-seq-for-genomic-scaffold-placement-correcting-assemblies-and-genetic-map-creation-in-a-common-brassica-rapa-mapping-population
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R J Cody Markelz, Michael F Covington, Marcus T Brock, Upendra K Devisetty, Daniel J Kliebenstein, Cynthia Weinig, Julin N Maloof
Brassica rapa is a model species for agronomic, ecological, evolutionary and translational studies. Here we describe high-density SNP discovery and genetic map construction for a Brassica rapa recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from field collected RNA-seq data. This high-density genotype data enables the detection and correction of putative genome mis-assemblies and accurate assignment of scaffold sequences to their likely genomic locations. These assembly improvements represent 7.1-8.0% of the annotated Brassica rapa genome...
May 25, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545860/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-and-annotation-for-the-desert-rainbowfish-melanotaenia-splendida-tatei-with-comparison-with-candidate-genes-for-future-climates
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Katie Gates, Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo, Louis Bernatchez, Luciano B Beheregaray
Transcriptomics via RNA-seq has rapidly emerged as a powerful tool for ecological and evolutionary studies, enabling genome-scale studies of adaptation via regulation of global gene expression. Here we present a de novo transcriptome for the desert rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida tatei) based on individuals sampled in the Lake Eyre Basin, Australia's arid zone river system. Recently developed methods in RNA-seq and bioinformatics were used for sequencing, assembling and annotating a high-quality liver transcriptome suitable for studies of ecology and adaptation in desert rainbowfish...
May 22, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545396/transcriptomic-resources-for-the-medicinal-legume-mucuna-pruriens-de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-annotation-identification-and-validation-of-est-ssr-markers
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N Sathyanarayana, Ranjith Kumar Pittala, Pankaj Kumar Tripathi, Ratan Chopra, Heikham Russiachand Singh, Vikas Belamkar, Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj, Jeff J Doyle, Ashley N Egan
BACKGROUND: The medicinal legume Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. has attracted attention worldwide as a source of the anti-Parkinson's drug L-Dopa. It is also a popular green manure cover crop that offers many agronomic benefits including high protein content, nitrogen fixation and soil nutrients. The plant currently lacks genomic resources and there is limited knowledge on gene expression, metabolic pathways, and genetics of secondary metabolite production. Here, we present transcriptomic resources for M...
May 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544846/genomic-dna-interactions-mechanize-peptidotoxin-mediated-anti-cancer-nanotherapy
#8
Santosh K Misra, Aaron S Schwartz-Duval, Dipanjan Pan
Host defense peptides (HDPs) are a class of evolutionarily conserved substances of the innate immune response that has been identified as major players in the defense system in many living organisms. Some of the HDPs are also referred as peptidotoxins which offer immense potential for anti-cancer therapy. However, their therapeutic potential is yet to be fully translated mainly due to their off-target toxicity. Here we show that their nano-enabled delivery may become beneficial in controlling their delivery in intra-cellular space...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542624/pathogenic-seedborne-viruses-are-rare-but-phaseolus-vulgaris-endornaviruses-are-common-in-bean-varieties-grown-in-nicaragua-and-tanzania
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Noora Nordenstedt, Delfia Marcenaro, Daudi Chilagane, Beatrice Mwaipopo, Minna-Liisa Rajamäki, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, Paul J R Njau, Deusdedith R Mbanzibwa, Jari P T Valkonen
Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is an annual grain legume that was domesticated in Mesoamerica (Central America) and the Andes. It is currently grown widely also on other continents including Africa. We surveyed seedborne viruses in new common bean varieties introduced to Nicaragua (Central America) and in landraces and improved varieties grown in Tanzania (eastern Africa). Bean seeds, harvested from Nicaragua and Tanzania, were grown in insect-controlled greenhouse or screenhouse, respectively, to obtain leaf material for virus testing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542189/mir-277-4989-regulate-transcriptional-landscape-during-juvenile-to-adult-transition-in-the-parasitic-helminth-schistosoma-mansoni
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Anna V Protasio, Stijn van Dongen, Julie Collins, Leonor Quintais, Diogo M Ribeiro, Florian Sessler, Martin Hunt, Gabriel Rinaldi, James J Collins, Anton J Enright, Matthew Berriman
Schistosomes are parasitic helminths that cause schistosomiasis, a disease affecting circa 200 million people, primarily in underprivileged regions of the world. Schistosoma mansoni is the most experimentally tractable schistosome species due to its ease of propagation in the laboratory and the high quality of its genome assembly and annotation. Although there is growing interest in microRNAs (miRNAs) in trematodes, little is known about the role these molecules play in the context of developmental processes...
May 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541388/the-genome-sequence-of-sweet-cherry-prunus-avium-for-use-in-genomics-assisted-breeding
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Kenta Shirasawa, Kanji Isuzugawa, Mitsunobu Ikenaga, Yutaro Saito, Toshiya Yamamoto, Hideki Hirakawa, Sachiko Isobe
We determined the genome sequence of sweet cherry (Prunus avium) using next-generation sequencing technology. The total length of the assembled sequences was 272.4 Mb, consisting of 10,148 scaffold sequences with an N50 length of 219.6 kb. The sequences covered 77.8% of the 352.9 Mb sweet cherry genome, as estimated by k-mer analysis, and included >96.0% of the core eukaryotic genes. We predicted 43,349 complete and partial protein-encoding genes. A high-density consensus map with 2,382 loci was constructed using double-digest restriction site-associated DNA sequencing...
May 25, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540703/a-novel-platform-for-high-throughput-gene-synthesis-to-maximize-recombinant-expression-in-escherichia-coli
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Ana Filipa Sequeira, Joana L A Brás, Vânia O Fernandes, Catarina I P D Guerreiro, Renaud Vincentelli, Carlos M G A Fontes
Gene synthesis is becoming an important tool in many fields of recombinant DNA technology, including recombinant protein production. De novo gene synthesis is quickly replacing the classical cloning and mutagenesis procedures and allows generating nucleic acids for which no template is available. Here, we describe a high-throughput platform to design and produce multiple synthetic genes (<500 bp) for recombinant expression in Escherichia coli. This pipeline includes an innovative codon optimization algorithm that designs DNA sequences to maximize heterologous protein production in different hosts...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539606/sesamefg-an-integrated-database-for-the-functional-genomics-of-sesame
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Xin Wei, Hao Gong, Jingyin Yu, Pan Liu, Linhai Wang, Yanxin Zhang, Xiurong Zhang
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) has high oil content, a small diploid genome and a short growth period, making it an attractive species for genetic studies on oilseed crops. With the advancement of next-generation sequencing technology, genomics and functional genomics research of sesame has developed quickly in the last few years, and large amounts of data have been generated. However, these results are distributed in many different publications, and there is a lack of integration. To promote functional genomics research of sesame, we collected genetic information combined with comprehensive phenotypic information and integrated them in the web-based database named SesameFG...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539452/interactions-between-hiv-1-gag-and-viral-rna-genome-enhance-virion-assembly
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Kari A Dilley, Olga A Nikolaitchik, Andrea Galli, Ryan C Burdick, Louis Levine, Kelvin Li, Alan Rein, Vinay K Pathak, Wei-Shau Hu
Most HIV-1 virions contain two copies of full-length viral RNA, indicating that genome packaging is efficient and tightly regulated. However, the structural protein Gag is the only component required for the assembly of noninfectious virus-like particles and the viral RNA is dispensable in this process. The mechanism that allows HIV-1 to achieve such high efficiency of genome packaging when a packageable viral RNA is not required for virus assembly is currently unknown. In this report, we examined the role of HIV-1 RNA in virus assembly and found that packageable HIV-1 RNA enhances particle production when Gag is expressed at levels similar to those in cells containing one provirus...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539120/comprehensive-whole-genome-sequence-analyses-yields-novel-genetic-and-structural-insights-for-intellectual-disability
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Farah R Zahir, Jill C Mwenifumbo, Hye-Jung E Chun, Emilia L Lim, Clara D M Van Karnebeek, Madeline Couse, Karen L Mungall, Leora Lee, Nancy Makela, Linlea Armstrong, Cornelius F Boerkoel, Sylvie L Langlois, Barbara M McGillivray, Steven J M Jones, Jan M Friedman, Marco A Marra
BACKGROUND: Intellectual Disability (ID) is among the most common global disorders, yet etiology is unknown in ~30% of patients despite clinical assessment. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is able to interrogate the entire genome, providing potential to diagnose idiopathic patients. METHODS: We conducted WGS on eight children with idiopathic ID and brain structural defects, and their normal parents; carrying out an extensive data analyses, using standard and discovery approaches...
May 24, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538728/the-sunflower-genome-provides-insights-into-oil-metabolism-flowering-and-asterid-evolution
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Hélène Badouin, Jérôme Gouzy, Christopher J Grassa, Florent Murat, S Evan Staton, Ludovic Cottret, Christine Lelandais-Brière, Gregory L Owens, Sébastien Carrère, Baptiste Mayjonade, Ludovic Legrand, Navdeep Gill, Nolan C Kane, John E Bowers, Sariel Hubner, Arnaud Bellec, Aurélie Bérard, Hélène Bergès, Nicolas Blanchet, Marie-Claude Boniface, Dominique Brunel, Olivier Catrice, Nadia Chaidir, Clotilde Claudel, Cécile Donnadieu, Thomas Faraut, Ghislain Fievet, Nicolas Helmstetter, Matthew King, Steven J Knapp, Zhao Lai, Marie-Christine Le Paslier, Yannick Lippi, Lolita Lorenzon, Jennifer R Mandel, Gwenola Marage, Gwenaëlle Marchand, Elodie Marquand, Emmanuelle Bret-Mestries, Evan Morien, Savithri Nambeesan, Thuy Nguyen, Prune Pegot-Espagnet, Nicolas Pouilly, Frances Raftis, Erika Sallet, Thomas Schiex, Justine Thomas, Céline Vandecasteele, Didier Varès, Felicity Vear, Sonia Vautrin, Martin Crespi, Brigitte Mangin, John M Burke, Jérôme Salse, Stéphane Muños, Patrick Vincourt, Loren H Rieseberg, Nicolas B Langlade
The domesticated sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., is a global oil crop that has promise for climate change adaptation, because it can maintain stable yields across a wide variety of environmental conditions, including drought. Even greater resilience is achievable through the mining of resistance alleles from compatible wild sunflower relatives, including numerous extremophile species. Here we report a high-quality reference for the sunflower genome (3.6 gigabases), together with extensive transcriptomic data from vegetative and floral organs...
May 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537574/mechanisms-of-dna-replication-termination
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REVIEW
James M Dewar, Johannes C Walter
Genome duplication is carried out by pairs of replication forks that assemble at origins of replication and then move in opposite directions. DNA replication ends when converging replication forks meet. During this process, which is known as replication termination, DNA synthesis is completed, the replication machinery is disassembled and daughter molecules are resolved. In this Review, we outline the steps that are likely to be common to replication termination in most organisms, namely, fork convergence, synthesis completion, replisome disassembly and decatenation...
May 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536840/insights-from-the-complete-genome-sequence-of-clostridium-tyrobutyricum-provide-a-platform-for-biotechnological-and-industrial-applications
#18
Qian Wu, Tingting Liu, Liying Zhu, He Huang, Ling Jiang
Genetic research enables the evolution of novel biochemical reactions for the production of valuable chemicals from environmentally-friendly raw materials. However, the choice of appropriate microorganisms to support these reactions, which must have strong robustness and be capable of a significant product output, is a major difficulty. In the present study, the complete genome of the Clostridium tyrobutyricum strain CCTCC W428, a hydrogen- and butyric acid-producing bacterium with increased oxidative tolerance was analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536194/wild-tobacco-genomes-reveal-the-evolution-of-nicotine-biosynthesis
#19
Shuqing Xu, Thomas Brockmöller, Aura Navarro-Quezada, Heiner Kuhl, Klaus Gase, Zhihao Ling, Wenwu Zhou, Christoph Kreitzer, Mario Stanke, Haibao Tang, Eric Lyons, Priyanka Pandey, Shree P Pandey, Bernd Timmermann, Emmanuel Gaquerel, Ian T Baldwin
Nicotine, the signature alkaloid of Nicotiana species responsible for the addictive properties of human tobacco smoking, functions as a defensive neurotoxin against attacking herbivores. However, the evolution of the genetic features that contributed to the assembly of the nicotine biosynthetic pathway remains unknown. We sequenced and assembled genomes of two wild tobaccos, Nicotiana attenuata (2.5 Gb) and Nicotiana obtusifolia (1.5 Gb), two ecological models for investigating adaptive traits in nature. We show that after the Solanaceae whole-genome triplication event, a repertoire of rapidly expanding transposable elements (TEs) bloated these Nicotiana genomes, promoted expression divergences among duplicated genes, and contributed to the evolution of herbivory-induced signaling and defenses, including nicotine biosynthesis...
May 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535746/de-novo-transcriptome-analysis-and-glucosinolate-profiling-in-watercress-nasturtium-officinale-r-br
#20
Jin Jeon, Sun Ju Bong, Jong Seok Park, Young-Kyu Park, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Sang Un Park
BACKGROUND: Watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) is an aquatic herb species that is a rich source of secondary metabolites such as glucosinolates. Among these glucosinolates, watercress contains high amounts of gluconasturtiin (2-phenethyl glucosinolate) and its hydrolysis product, 2-phennethyl isothiocyanate, which plays a role in suppressing tumor growth. However, the use of N. officinale as a source of herbal medicines is currently limited due to insufficient genomic and physiological information...
May 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
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