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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634583/circular-rnas-biogenesis-function-and-role-in-human-diseases
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John Greene, Anne-Marie Baird, Lauren Brady, Marvin Lim, Steven G Gray, Raymond McDermott, Stephen P Finn
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are currently classed as non-coding RNA (ncRNA) that, unlike linear RNAs, form covalently closed continuous loops and act as gene regulators in mammals. They were originally thought to represent errors in splicing and considered to be of low abundance, however, there is now an increased appreciation of their important function in gene regulation. circRNAs are differentially generated by backsplicing of exons or from lariat introns. Unlike linear RNA, the 3' and 5' ends normally present in an RNA molecule have been joined together by covalent bonds leading to circularization...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634029/discovery-of-scors-anciently-derived-highly-conserved-gene-associated-repeats-in-stony-corals
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Huan Qiu, Ehud Zelzion, Hollie M Putnam, Ruth D Gates, Nicole E Wagner, Diane K Adams, Debashish Bhattacharya
Stony coral (Scleractinia) genomes are still poorly explored and many questions remain about their evolution and contribution to the success and longevity of reefs. We analyzed transcriptome and genome data from Montipora capitata, Acropora digitifera, and transcriptome data from 20 other coral species. To our surprise, we found highly conserved, anciently derived, Scleractinia COral-specific Repeat families (SCORs) that are abundant in all the studied lineages. SCORs form complex secondary structures and are located in untranslated regions and introns, but most abundant in intergenic DNA...
June 17, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623893/evolutionary-origin-of-type-iv-classical-cadherins-in-arthropods
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Mizuki Sasaki, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Hiroki Oda
BACKGROUND: Classical cadherins are a metazoan-specific family of homophilic cell-cell adhesion molecules that regulate morphogenesis. Type I and type IV cadherins in this family function at adherens junctions in the major epithelial tissues of vertebrates and insects, respectively, but they have distinct, relatively simple domain organizations that are thought to have evolved by independent reductive changes from an ancestral type III cadherin, which is larger than derived paralogs and has a complicated domain organization...
June 17, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594821/dynamics-of-dna-methylomes-underlie-oyster-development
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Guillaume Riviere, Yan He, Samuele Tecchio, Elizabeth Crowell, Michaël Gras, Pascal Sourdaine, Ximing Guo, Pascal Favrel
DNA methylation is a critical epigenetic regulator of development in mammals and social insects, but its significance in development outside these groups is not understood. Here we investigated the genome-wide dynamics of DNA methylation in a mollusc model, the oyster Crassostrea gigas, from the egg to the completion of organogenesis. Large-scale methylation maps reveal that the oyster genome displays a succession of methylated and non methylated regions, which persist throughout development. Differentially methylated regions (DMRs) are strongly regulated during cleavage and metamorphosis...
June 8, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578201/correlated-evolutionary-rates-across-genomic-compartments-in-annonaceae
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Paul H Hoekstra, Jan J Wieringa, Erik Smets, Rita D Brandão, Jenifer de Carvalho Lopes, Roy H J Erkens, Lars W Chatrou
The molecular clock hypothesis is an important concept in biology. Deviations from a constant rate of nucleotide substitution have been found widely among lineages, genomes, genes and individual sites. Phylogenetic research can accommodate for these differences in applying specific models of evolution. Lineage-specific rate heterogeneity however can generate bi- or multimodal distributions of substitution rates across the branches of a tree and this may mislead phylogenetic inferences with currently available models...
May 31, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575165/genome-wide-profiling-of-sus-scrofa-circular-rnas-across-nine-organs-and-three-developmental-stages
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Guoming Liang, Yalan Yang, Guanglin Niu, Zhonglin Tang, Kui Li
The spatio-temporal expression patterns of Circular RNA (circRNA) across organs and developmental stages are critical for its function and evolution analysis. However, they remain largely unclear in mammals. Here, we comprehensively analysed circRNAs in nine organs and three skeletal muscles of Guizhou miniature pig (S. scrofa), a widely used biomedical model animal. We identified 5,934 circRNAs and analysed their molecular properties, sequence conservation, spatio-temporal expression pattern, potential function, and interaction with miRNAs...
May 29, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572566/genome-wide-comparative-analysis-of-miniature-inverted-repeat-transposable-elements-in-19-arabidopsis-thaliana-ecotype-accessions
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Cheng Guo, Matthew Spinelli, Congting Ye, Qingshun Q Li, Chun Liang
Miniature inverted repeat transposable elements (MITEs) are prevalent in eukaryotic genomes. They are known to critically influence the process of genome evolution and play a role in gene regulation. As the first study concentrated in the transposition activities of MITEs among different ecotype accessions within a species, we conducted a genome-wide comparative analysis by characterizing and comparing MITEs in 19 Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. A total of 343485 MITE putative sequences, including canonical, diverse and partial ones, were delineated from all 19 accessions...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559212/evolution-of-foraging-behaviour-deep-intra-generic-genetic-divergence-between-territorial-and-non-territorial-southern-african-patellid-limpets
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Kolobe L Mmonwa, Peter R Teske, Christopher D McQuaid, Nigel P Barker
Southern Africa is a biodiversity hotspot of patellid limpets, with three genera (Helcion, Cymbula and Scutellastra) identified and described in the region. Scutellastra is the most diverse and most frequently studied of these and, along with Cymbula, includes species with territorial and non-territorial foraging behaviours. We used three mitochondrial markers (12S rRNA, 16S rRNA and COI) and one nuclear marker (ATPSβ intron) to assess evolutionary relationships among species of Cymbula and Scutellastra with these two foraging behaviours and to identify which foraging mode is the more ancient...
May 27, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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/28544438/genome-wide-identification-characterization-and-evolution-of-cuticular-protein-genes-in-the-malaria-vector-anopheles-sinensis-diptera-culicidae
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Bai-Qi Liu, Liang Qiao, Qi-Yi He, Yong Zhou, Shuang Ren, Bin Chen
Thirteen cuticular proteins (CPs) families have been recognized in arthropods. In this study, 250 Anopheles sinensis CP genes were identified and named based on genome and transcriptome sequences. They were classified into 10 families based on motifs and phylogenetic analyses. In 11 other insect species, 9 had CP numbers > 150 while Apis mellifera and Tribolium castaneum had CP numbers less than 52. The CPs of 8 species occupied > 1.4% of the total genomic gene number whereas in 3 species the CPs occupied < 1%...
May 24, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542197/deep-rna-sequencing-reveals-the-smallest-known-mitochondrial-micro-exon-in-animals-the-placozoan-cox1-single-base-pair-exon
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Hans-Jürgen Osigus, Michael Eitel, Bernd Schierwater
The phylum Placozoa holds a key position for our understanding of the evolution of mitochondrial genomes in Metazoa. Placozoans possess large mitochondrial genomes which harbor several remarkable characteristics such as a fragmented cox1 gene and trans-splicing cox1 introns. A previous study also suggested the existence of cox1 mRNA editing in Trichoplax adhaerens, yet the only formally described species in the phylum Placozoa. We have analyzed RNA-seq data of the undescribed sister species, Placozoa sp. H2 ("Panama" clone), with special focus on the mitochondrial mRNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541477/mitochondrial-retroprocessing-promoted-functional-transfers-of-rpl5-to-the-nucleus-in-grasses
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Zhiqiang Wu, Daniel B Sloan, Colin W Brown, Mónica Rosenblueth, Jeffrey D Palmer, Han Chuan Ong
Functional gene transfers from the mitochondrion to the nucleus are ongoing in angiosperms and have occurred repeatedly for all 15 ribosomal protein genes, but it is not clear why some of these genes are transferred more often than others nor what the balance is between DNA- and RNA-mediated transfers. Although direct insertion of mitochondrial DNA into the nucleus occurs frequently in angiosperms, case studies of functional mitochondrial gene transfer have implicated an RNA-mediated mechanism that eliminates introns and RNA editing sites, which would otherwise impede proper expression of mitochondrial genes in the nucleus...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541415/transcriptome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-divaricata-and-radialis-like-genes-of-the-mediterranean-orchid-orchis-italica
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Maria Carmen Valoroso, Sofia De Paolo, Giovanni Iazzetti, Serena Aceto
Bilateral symmetry of flowers is a relevant novelty that has occurred many times throughout the evolution of flowering plants. In Antirrhinum majus, establishment of flower dorso-ventral asymmetry is mainly due to interaction of TCP (CYC and DICH) and MYB (DIV, RAD and DRIF) transcription factors. In the present study, we characterized 8 DIV-, 4 RAD- and 2 DRIF-like genes from the transcriptome of Orchis italica, an orchid species with bilaterally symmetric and resupinate flowers. We found a similar number of DIV- and RAD-like genes within the genomes of Phalaenopsis equestris and Dendrobium catenatum orchids...
May 25, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536594/whole-genome-identification-and-expression-pattern-of-the-vicinal-oxygen-chelate-family-in-rapeseed-brassica-napus-l
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Yu Liang, Neng Wan, Zao Cheng, Yufeng Mo, Baolin Liu, Hui Liu, Nadia Raboanatahiry, Yongtai Yin, Maoteng Li
Vicinal oxygen chelate proteins (VOC) are members of the metalloenzyme superfamily, which plays roles in many biological reactions. Some members of the VOC superfamily have been systematically characterized but not in Brassica napus. In this study, 38 VOC genes were identified based on their conserved domains. The present results revealed that most of the BnaVOC genes have few introns, and all contained the typical VOC structure of βαβββ modules. The BnaVOC genes are distributed unevenly across 15 chromosomes in B...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533973/plastomes-of-the-green-algae-hydrodictyon-reticulatum-and-pediastrum-duplex-sphaeropleales-chlorophyceae
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Hilary A McManus, Daniel J Sanchez, Kenneth G Karol
BACKGROUND: Comparative studies of chloroplast genomes (plastomes) across the Chlorophyceae are revealing dynamic patterns of size variation, gene content, and genome rearrangements. Phylogenomic analyses are improving resolution of relationships, and uncovering novel lineages as new plastomes continue to be characterized. To gain further insight into the evolution of the chlorophyte plastome and increase the number of representative plastomes for the Sphaeropleales, this study presents two fully sequenced plastomes from the green algal family Hydrodictyaceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), one from Hydrodictyon reticulatum and the other from Pediastrum duplex...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501628/evolutionary-expansion-and-structural-functionalism-of-the-ancient-family-of-profilin-proteins
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Dhananjay K Pandey, Bhupendra Chaudhary
Structure and functional similarities of a recent protein's orthologs with its ancient counterpart are largely determined by the configuration of evolutionary preservation of amino acids. The emergence of genome sequencing databases allowed dissecting the evolutionarily important gene families at a comprehensive and genome-wide scale. The profilin multi-gene family is an ancient, universal, and functionally diverged across kingdoms, which regulates various aspects of cellular development in both prokarya and eukarya, especially cell-wall maintenance through actin sequestering, nucleation and cytokinesis...
May 10, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495309/group-ii-introns-in-wheat-mitochondria-have-degenerate-structural-features-and-varied-splicing-pathways
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Matthew Ngu, Karen Massel, Linda Bonen
Mitochondrial introns in flowering plant genes are virtually all classified as members of the group II ribozyme family although certain structural features have degenerated to varying degrees over evolutionary time. We are interested in the impact that unconventional intron architecture might have on splicing biochemistry in vivo and we have focused in particular on intronic domains V and VI, which for self-splicing introns provide a key component of the catalytic core and the bulged branchpoint adenosine, respectively...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491880/iron-refractory-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-dizygotic-twins-due-to-a-novel-tmprss6-gene-mutation-in-addition-to-polymorphisms-associated-with-high-susceptibility-to-develop-ferropenic-anemia
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Joana Pinto, Gustavo Nobre de Jesus, Mónica Palma Anselmo, Lúcia Gonçalves, Daniela Brás, João Madeira Lopes, João Meneses, Rui Victorino, Paula Faustino
Iron refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA) is an autosomal recessive ferropenic anemia. Its hypochromic microcytic pattern is associated with low transferrin saturation, normal-high ferritin, and inappropriately high hepcidin level. This entity is caused by mutants of the TMPRSS6 gene that encodes the protein matriptase II, which influences hepcidin expression, an iron metabolism counterregulatory protein. We report two 29-year-old dizygotic female twins with ferropenic, hypochromic microcytic anemia with 20 years of evolution, refractory to oral iron therapy...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456761/long-distance-dispersal-explains-the-bipolar-disjunction-in-carex-macloviana
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José I Márquez-Corro, Marcial Escudero, Santiago Martín-Bravo, Tamara Villaverde, Modesto Luceño
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The sedge Carex macloviana d'Urv presents a bipolar distribution. To clarify the origin of its distribution, we consider the four main hypotheses: long-distance dispersal (either by mountain hopping or by direct dispersal), vicariance, parallel evolution, and human introduction. METHODS: Phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and divergence time estimation analyses were carried out based on two nuclear ribosomal (ETS and ITS) regions, one nuclear single copy gene (CATP), and three plastid DNA regions (rps16 and 5'trnK introns, and psbA-trnH spacer), using Bayesian inference, maximum likelihood, and statistical parsimony...
April 29, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444194/evolution-of-the-3r-myb-gene-family-in-plants
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Guanqiao Feng, J Gordon Burleigh, Edward L Braun, Wenbin Mei, W Brad Barbazuk
Plant 3R-MYB transcription factors are an important subgroup of the MYB super family in plants; however, their evolutionary history and functions remain poorly understood. We identified 225 3R-MYB proteins from 65 plant species, including algae and all major lineages of land plants. Two segmental duplication events preceding the common ancestor of angiosperms have given rise to three subgroups of the 3R-MYB proteins. Five conserved introns in the domain region of the 3R-MYB genes were identified, which arose through a step-wise pattern of intron gain during plant evolution...
April 20, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
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