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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209125/the-mitochondrial-genome-sequences-of-the-round-goby-and-the-sand-goby-reveal-patterns-of-recent-evolution-in-gobiid-fish
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Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser, Ola Svensson, Verena E Kutschera, Magnus Alm Rosenblad, Martin Pippel, Sylke Winkler, Siegfried Schloissnig, Anders Blomberg, Patricia Burkhardt-Holm
BACKGROUND: Vertebrate mitochondrial genomes are optimized for fast replication and low cost of RNA expression. Accordingly, they are devoid of introns, are transcribed as polycistrons and contain very little intergenic sequences. Usually, vertebrate mitochondrial genomes measure between 16.5 and 17 kilobases (kb). RESULTS: During genome sequencing projects for two novel vertebrate models, the invasive round goby and the sand goby, we found that the sand goby genome is exceptionally small (16...
February 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201983/comparative-analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-genomes-of-colletotrichum-gloeosporioides-sensu-lato-insights-into-the-evolution-of-a-fungal-species-complex-interacting-with-diverse-plants
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Xiaofei Liang, Xianglin Tian, Wenkui Liu, Tingyu Wei, Wei Wang, Qiuyue Dong, Bo Wang, Yanan Meng, Rong Zhang, Mark L Gleason, Guangyu Sun
BACKGROUND: The fungal species complex Colletotrichum gloeosporioides sensu lato contains over 20 plant-interacting species. These species exhibit different life styles (e.g., endophytes, foliar and fruit pathogens) and show considerable variation in host and tissue adaptation strategies. Accurate species delimitation in C. gloeosporioides s.l. is very challenging due to nascent lineage boundaries and phenotypic plasticity, which strongly impedes studies of the complex's host-interaction biology...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196413/alu-derived-alternative-splicing-events-specific-to-macaca-lineages-in-ctsf-gene
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Ja-Rang Lee, Sang-Je Park, Young-Hyun Kim, Se-Hee Choe, Hyeon-Mu Cho, Sang-Rae Lee, Sun-Uk Kim, Ji-Su Kim, Bo-Woong Sim, Bong-Seok Song, Kang-Jin Jeong, Youngjeon Lee, Yeung Bae Jin, Philyong Kang, Jae-Won Huh, Kyu-Tae Chang
Cathepsin F, which is encoded by CTSF, is a cysteine proteinase ubiquitously expressed in several tissues. In a previous study, novel transcripts of the CTSF gene were identified in the crab-eating monkey deriving from the integration of an Alu element-AluYRa1. The occurrence of AluYRa1-derived alternative transcripts and the mechanism of exonization events in the CTSF gene of human, rhesus monkey, and crabeating monkey were investigated using PCR and reverse transcription PCR on the genomic DNA and cDNA isolated from several tissues...
February 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179182/chloroplast-and-its-phylogenies-to-understand-the-evolutionary-history-of-southern-south-american-azorella-laretia-and-mulinum-azorelloideae-apiaceae
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Martina Fernández, Cecilia Ezcurra, Carolina I Calviño
Azorella, Laretia and Mulinum are taxonomically complex, and good candidates to study evolutionary radiations in the Andes and the importance of hybridizations. Previous phylogenetic studies of subfamily Azorelloideae agree that Azorella and Mulinum as currently conceived are not monophyletic, and hence a revision of their circumscription is necessary. However, these phylogenies were based only on chloroplast DNA sequence data. Here, phylogenetic relationships within Azorelloideae were inferred using sequence data from five chloroplast DNA (rps16 intron, trnQ-rps16, rps16-trnK(UUU) 5' -exon, trnG(GCC)-trnS(GCU) and rpL32-trnL(UAG)), and from nuclear rDNA ITS regions to assess the monophyly of Azorella and Mulinum and discuss generic re-circumscriptions, determine hybridization and radiation events, identify and characterize important lineages, and propose hypotheses on evolution of key morphological characters...
February 4, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179101/molecular-phylogenomic-study-and-the-role-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-the-metabolic-adjustment-of-endogenous-polyamine-in-two-rice-cultivars-under-salt-stress
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Jayita Saha, Kalyan Giri
Compelling evidences anticipated the well acclamation of involvement of exogenous and endogenous polyamines (PAs) in conferring salt tolerance in plants. Intracellular PA's anabolism and catabolism should have contributed to maintain endogenous PAs homeostasis to induce stress signal networks. In this report, the evolutionary study has been conducted to reveal the phylogenetic relationship of genes encoding enzymes of the anabolic and catabolic pathway of PAs among the five plant lineages including green algae, moss, lycophyte, dicot and monocot along with their respective exon-intron structural patterns...
February 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178222/complete-chloroplast-genome-of-medicinal-plant-lonicera-japonica-genome-rearrangement-intron-gain-and-loss-and-implications-for-phylogenetic-studies
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Liu He, Jun Qian, Xiwen Li, Zhiying Sun, Xiaolan Xu, Shilin Chen
The complete chloroplast (cp) genome of Lonicera japonica, a common ornamental and medicinal plant in North America and East Asia, was sequenced and analyzed. The length of the L. japonica cp genome is 155,078 bp, contains a pair of inverted repeat regions (IRa and IRb), of 23,774 bp each, as well as large (LSC, 88,858 bp) and small (SSC, 18,672 bp) single-copy regions. A total of 129 genes were identified in the cp genome, 16 of which were duplicated within the IR regions. Relative to other plant cp genomes, the L...
February 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174576/comparative-analysis-of-agpase-genes-and-encoded-proteins-in-eight-monocots-and-three-dicots-with-emphasis-on-wheat
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Ritu Batra, Gautam Saripalli, Amita Mohan, Saurabh Gupta, Kulvinder S Gill, Pritish K Varadwaj, Harindra S Balyan, Pushpendra K Gupta
ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPase) is a heterotetrameric enzyme with two large subunits (LS) and two small subunits (SS). It plays a critical role in starch biosynthesis. We are reporting here detailed structure, function and evolution of the genes encoding the LS and the SS among monocots and dicots. "True" orthologs of maize Sh2 (AGPase LS) and Bt2 (AGPase SS) were identified in seven other monocots and three dicots; structure of the enzyme at protein level was also studied. Novel findings of the current study include the following: (i) at the DNA level, the genes controlling the SS are more conserved than those controlling the LS; the variation in both is mainly due to intron number, intron length and intron phase distribution; (ii) at protein level, the SS genes are more conserved relative to those for LS; (iii) "QTCL" motif present in SS showed evolutionary differences in AGPase belonging to wheat 7BS, T...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159755/role-of-ectopic-gene-conversion-in-the-evolution-of-a-candida-krusei-pleiotropic-drug-resistance-transporter-family
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Erwin Lamping, Jing-Yi Zhu, Masakazu Niimi, Richard David Cannon
Gene duplications enable the evolution of novel gene function, but strong positive selection is required to preserve advantageous mutations in a population. This is because frequent ectopic gene conversions (EGCs) between highly similar, tandem-duplicated, sequences, can rapidly remove fate determining mutations by replacing them with the neighbouring parent gene sequences. Unfortunately, the high sequence similarities between tandem-duplicated genes severely hamper empirical studies of this important evolutionary process because deciphering their correct sequences is challenging...
February 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158318/the-first-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequences-of-ulmus-species-by-de-novo-sequencing-genome-comparative-and-taxonomic-position-analysis
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Li-Hui Zuo, Ai-Qin Shang, Shuang Zhang, Xiao-Yue Yu, Ya-Chao Ren, Min-Sheng Yang, Jin-Mao Wang
Elm (Ulmus) has a long history of use as a high-quality heavy hardwood famous for its resistance to drought, cold, and salt. It grows in temperate, warm temperate, and subtropical regions. This is the first report of Ulmaceae chloroplast genomes by de novo sequencing. The Ulmus chloroplast genomes exhibited a typical quadripartite structure with two single-copy regions (long single copy [LSC] and short single copy [SSC] sections) separated by a pair of inverted repeats (IRs). The lengths of the chloroplast genomes from five Ulmus ranged from 158,953 to 159,453 bp, with the largest observed in Ulmus davidiana and the smallest in Ulmus laciniata...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154577/genetic-analysis-of-natural-variation-in-antirrhinum-scent-profiles-identifies-benzoic-acid-carboxymethyl-transferase-as-the-major-locus-controlling-methyl-benzoate-synthesis
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Victoria Ruiz-Hernández, Benjamin Hermans, Julia Weiss, Marcos Egea-Cortines
The Antirrhinum genus has a considerable complexity in the scent profiles produced by different species. We have analyzed the genetic differences between A. majus and A. linkianum, two species divergent in the emission of methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, acetophenone, and ocimene. The genetic analysis showed that all compounds segregated in a Mendelian fashion attributable to one or two loci with simple or epistatic interactions. Several lines lacked methyl benzoate, a major Volatile Organic Compound emitted by A...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143399/expansion-and-stress-responses-of-the-ap2-erebp-superfamily-in-cotton
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Chunxiao Liu, Tianzhen Zhang
BACKGROUND: The allotetraploid cotton originated from one hybridization event between an extant progenitor of Gosssypium herbaceum (A1) or G. arboreum (A2) and another progenitor, G. raimondii Ulbrich (D5) 1-1.5 million years ago (Mya). The APETALA2/ethylene-responsive element binding protein (AP2/EREBP) transcription factors constitute one of the largest and most conserved gene families in plants. They are characterized by their AP2 domain, which comprises 60-70 amino acids, and are classified into four main subfamilies: the APETALA2 (AP2), Related to ABI3/VP1 (RAV), Dehydration-Responsive Element Binding protein (DREB) and Ethylene-Responsive Factor (ERF) subfamilies...
January 31, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143396/unsupervised-detection-of-regulatory-gene-expression-information-in-different-genomic-regions-enables-gene-expression-ranking
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Zohar Zafrir, Tamir Tuller
BACKGROUND: The regulation of all gene expression steps (e.g., Transcription, RNA processing, Translation, and mRNA Degradation) is known to be primarily encoded in different parts of genes and in genomic regions in proximity to genes (e.g., promoters, untranslated regions, coding regions, introns, etc.). However, the entire gene expression codes and the genomic regions where they are encoded are still unknown. RESULTS: Here, we employ an unsupervised approach to estimate the concentration of gene expression codes in different non-coding parts of genes and transcripts, such as introns and untranslated regions, focusing on three model organisms (Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Schizosaccharomyces pombe)...
February 1, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123105/plant-actin-depolymerizing-factors-possess-opposing-biochemical-properties-arising-from-key-amino-acid-changes-throughout-evolution
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Qiong Nan, Dong Qian, Yue Niu, Yong-Xing He, Shaofei Tong, Zhimin Niu, Jiaochao Ma, Yang Yang, Lizhe An, Dongshi Wan, Yun Xiang
Functional divergence in paralogs is an important genetic source of evolutionary innovation. Actin-depolymerizing factors (ADFs) are among the most important actin-binding proteins and are involved in generating and remodeling actin cytoskeletal architecture via their conserved F-actin severing or depolymerizing activity. In plants, ADFs co-evolved with actin, but their biochemical properties are diverse. Unfortunately, the biochemical function of most plant ADFs and the potential mechanisms of their functional divergence remain unclear...
January 25, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115496/common-stress-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-functional-and-genomic-architecture-differences-between-early-and-delayed-response-genes
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Chung-Wen Lin, Li-Yao Huang, Chao-Li Huang, Yong-Chuan Wang, Pei-Hsuan Lai, Hao-Ven Wang, Wen-Chi Chang, Tzen-Yuh Chiang, Hao-Jen Huang
To identify the similarities among responses to diverse environmental stresses, we analyzed the transcriptome response of rice roots to three rhizotoxic perturbations (chromium, ferulic acid, and mercury) and identified common early-transient, early-constant, and delayed gene inductions. Common early-response genes were mostly associated with signal transduction and hormones and delayed-response genes with lipid metabolism. Network component analysis revealed complicated interactions among common genes, the most highly connected signalling hubs being PP2C68, MPK5, LRR-RLK, and NPR1...
January 22, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111358/identification-of-a-gene-encoding-a-membrane-anchored-toll-like-receptor-5-tlr5m-in-oplegnathus-fasciatus-that-responds-to-flagellin-challenge-and-activates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Navaneethaiyer Umasuthan, S D N K Bathige, William Shanthakumar Thulasitha, R G P T Jayasooriya, Younhee Shin, Jehee Lee
Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) recognizes bacterial flagellin and induces the downstream signaling through the myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88) protein to produce proinflammatory cytokines. In this study, we describe a TLR5 membrane form (OfTLR5M) and its adaptor protein MyD88 (OfMyD88) in rock bream, Oplegnathus fasciatus. Both Oftlr5m (6.7 kb) and Ofmyd88 (3.7 kb) genes displayed a quinquepartite structure with five exons and four introns. Protein structure of OfTLR5M revealed the conventional architecture of TLRs featured by an extracellular domain with 22 leucine rich repeats (LRR), a transmembrane domain and an endodomain with TIR motif...
January 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105956/vrn1-genes-variability-in-tetraploid-wheat-species-with-a-spring-growth-habit
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Irina Konopatskaia, Valeriya Vavilova, Elena Ya Kondratenko, Alexandr Blinov, Nikolay P Goncharov
BACKGROUND: Vernalization genes VRN1 play a major role in the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth in wheat. In di-, tetra- and hexaploid wheats the presence of a dominant allele of at least one VRN1 gene homologue (Vrn-A1, Vrn-B1, Vrn-G1 or Vrn-D1) determines the spring growth habit. Allelic variation between the Vrn-1 and vrn-1 alleles relies on mutations in the promoter region or the first intron. The origin and variability of the dominant VRN1 alleles, determining the spring growth habit in tetraploid wheat species have been poorly studied...
November 16, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103252/comparative-and-evolutionary-analysis-of-grass-pollen-allergens-using-brachypodium-distachyon-as-a-model-system
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Akanksha Sharma, Niharika Sharma, Prem Bhalla, Mohan Singh
Comparative genomics have facilitated the mining of biological information from a genome sequence, through the detection of similarities and differences with genomes of closely or more distantly related species. By using such comparative approaches, knowledge can be transferred from the model to non-model organisms and insights can be gained in the structural and evolutionary patterns of specific genes. In the absence of sequenced genomes for allergenic grasses, this study was aimed at understanding the structure, organisation and expression profiles of grass pollen allergens using the genomic data from Brachypodium distachyon as it is phylogenetically related to the allergenic grasses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097404/complete-mitochondrial-genome-of-the-endophytic-fungus-pestalotiopsis-fici-features-and-evolution
#18
Shu Zhang, Xiu-Na Wang, Xiao-Ling Zhang, Xing-Zhong Liu, Yong-Jie Zhang
Endophytic fungi (EF) live within plants and have profound impacts on plant communities. They are astonishingly diverse but poorly studied at the genome level. Herein, we assembled the mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the EF Pestalotiopsis fici, annotated and compared it with those of other relatives to better understand the evolution of the EF lineage. Except for standard fungal mitochondrial genes, the 69,529-bp circular mitogenome of P. fici harbors 18 introns acquired possibly through lateral transfer from other fungi and nine free-standing open reading frames with some scarcely seen in fungal mitogenomes...
January 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092027/classification-and-lineage-tracing-of-sh2-domains-throughout-eukaryotes
#19
Bernard A Liu
Today there exists a rapidly expanding number of sequenced genomes. Cataloging protein interaction domains such as the Src Homology 2 (SH2) domain across these various genomes can be accomplished with ease due to existing algorithms and predictions models. An evolutionary analysis of SH2 domains provides a step towards understanding how SH2 proteins integrated with existing signaling networks to position phosphotyrosine signaling as a crucial driver of robust cellular communication networks in metazoans. However organizing and tracing SH2 domain across organisms and understanding their evolutionary trajectory remains a challenge...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081145/probing-the-association-between-early-evolutionary-markers-and-schizophrenia
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Saurabh Srinivasan, Francesco Bettella, Sahar Hassani, Yunpeng Wang, Aree Witoelar, Andrew J Schork, Wesley K Thompson, David A Collier, Rahul S Desikan, Ingrid Melle, Anders M Dale, Srdjan Djurovic, Ole A Andreassen
Schizophrenia is suggested to be a by-product of the evolution in humans, a compromise for our language, creative thinking and cognitive abilities, and thus, essentially, a human disorder. The time of its origin during the course of human evolution remains unclear. Here we investigate several markers of early human evolution and their relationship to the genetic risk of schizophrenia. We tested the schizophrenia evolutionary hypothesis by analyzing genome-wide association studies of schizophrenia and other human phenotypes in a statistical framework suited for polygenic architectures...
2017: PloS One
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