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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100676/gene-body-chromatin-modification-dynamics%C3%A2-mediate-epigenome-differentiation-in%C3%A2-arabidopsis
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Soichi Inagaki, Mayumi Takahashi, Aoi Hosaka, Tasuku Ito, Atsushi Toyoda, Asao Fujiyama, Yoshiaki Tarutani, Tetsuji Kakutani
Heterochromatin is marked by methylation of lysine 9 on histone H3 (H3K9me). A puzzling feature of H3K9me is that this modification localizes not only in promoters but also in internal regions (bodies) of silent transcription units. Despite its prevalence, the biological significance of gene-body H3K9me remains enigmatic. Here we show that H3K9me-associated removal of H3K4 monomethylation (H3K4me1) in gene bodies mediates transcriptional silencing. Mutations in an Arabidopsis H3K9 demethylase gene IBM1 induce ectopic H3K9me2 accumulation in gene bodies, with accompanying severe developmental defects...
January 18, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100305/environment-directed-activation-the-escherichia-coli-flhdc-operon-by-transposons
#2
Zhongge Zhang, Chika Kukita, Mir Zafri Humayun, Milton H Saier
The flagellar system in E. coli K12 is expressed under the control of the flhDC-encoded master regulator, FlhDC. Transposition of insertion sequence (IS) elements to the upstream flhDC promoter region up-regulates transcription of this operon, resulting in more rapid motility. Wang and Wood (2011) provided evidence that insertion of IS5 into upstream activating sites occurs at higher rates in semisolid agar media in which swarming behavior is allowed as compared with liquid or solid media where swarming cannot occur...
January 17, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096902/functional-characterization-of-the-active-mutator-like-transposable-element-muta1-from-the-mosquito-aedes-aegypti
#3
Kun Liu, Susan R Wessler
BACKGROUND: Mutator-like transposable elements (MULEs) are widespread with members in fungi, plants, and animals. Most of the research on the MULE superfamily has focused on plant MULEs where they were discovered and where some are extremely active and have significant impact on genome structure. The maize MuDR element has been widely used as a tool for both forward and reverse genetic studies because of its high transposition rate and preference for targeting genic regions. However, despite being widespread, only a few active MULEs have been identified, and only one, the rice Os3378, has demonstrated activity in a non-host organism...
2017: Mobile DNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096395/genomic-analysis-reveals-major-determinants-of-cis-regulatory-variation-in-capsella-grandiflora
#4
Kim A Steige, Benjamin Laenen, Johan Reimegård, Douglas G Scofield, Tanja Slotte
Understanding the causes of cis-regulatory variation is a long-standing aim in evolutionary biology. Although cis-regulatory variation has long been considered important for adaptation, we still have a limited understanding of the selective importance and genomic determinants of standing cis-regulatory variation. To address these questions, we studied the prevalence, genomic determinants, and selective forces shaping cis-regulatory variation in the outcrossing plant Capsella grandiflora We first identified a set of 1,010 genes with common cis-regulatory variation using analyses of allele-specific expression (ASE)...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096347/human-transposon-insertion-profiling-analysis-visualization-and-identification-of-somatic-line-1-insertions-in-ovarian-cancer
#5
Zuojian Tang, Jared P Steranka, Sisi Ma, Mark Grivainis, Nemanja Rodić, Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang, Jef D Boeke, David Fenyö, Kathleen H Burns
Mammalian genomes are replete with interspersed repeats reflecting the activity of transposable elements. These mobile DNAs are self-propagating, and their continued transposition is a source of both heritable structural variation as well as somatic mutation in human genomes. Tailored approaches to map these sequences are useful to identify insertion alleles. Here, we describe in detail a strategy to amplify and sequence long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1, L1) retrotransposon insertions selectively in the human genome, transposon insertion profiling by next-generation sequencing (TIPseq)...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091568/identification-of-misexpressed-genetic-elements-in-hybrids-between-drosophila-related-species
#6
Hélène Lopez-Maestre, Elias A G Carnelossi, Vincent Lacroix, Nelly Burlet, Bruno Mugat, Séverine Chambeyron, Claudia M A Carareto, Cristina Vieira
Crosses between close species can lead to genomic disorders, often considered to be the cause of hybrid incompatibility, one of the initial steps in the speciation process. How these incompatibilities are established and what are their causes remain unclear. To understand the initiation of hybrid incompatibility, we performed reciprocal crosses between two species of Drosophila (D. mojavensis and D. arizonae) that diverged less than 1 Mya. We performed a genome-wide transcriptomic analysis on ovaries from parental lines and on hybrids from reciprocal crosses...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088028/role-of-small-rnas-in-epigenetic-reprogramming-during-plant-sexual-reproduction
#7
REVIEW
German Martinez, Claudia Köhler
Sexual reproduction, the formation of a new individual from specialized reproductive cells after fertilization, involves the precise orchestration of different developmental and genomic processes. These processes are to a large extent governed by small RNAs (sRNAs) that either belong to the class of micro RNAs (miRNAs) or small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs). The latter are derived from transposable elements (TEs) and involved in genome defense and transgenerational inheritance of heterochromatin identity, ensuring genome stability...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087779/genomics-of-parallel-experimental-evolution-in-drosophila
#8
J L Graves, K L Hertweck, M A Phillips, M V Han, L G Cabral, T T Barter, L F Greer, M K Burke, L D Mueller, M R Rose
What are the genomic foundations of adaptation in sexual populations? We address this question using fitness-character and whole-genome sequence data from 30 Drosophila laboratory populations. These 30 populations are part of a nearly forty-year laboratory radiation featuring three selection regimes, each shared by ten populations for up to 837 generations, with moderately large effective population sizes. Each of three sets of ten populations that shared a selection regime consist of five populations that have long been maintained under that selection regime, paired with five populations that had only recently been subjected to that selection regime...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087696/genetic-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-gene-operon-for-trans-aconitic-acid-a-novel-nematicide-from-bacillus-thuringiensis
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Cuiying Du, Shiyun Cao, Xiangyu Shi, Xiangtao Nie, Jinshui Zheng, Yun Deng, Lifang Ruan, Donghai Peng, Ming Sun
Trans-aconitic acid (TAA) is an isomer of cis-aconitic acid (CAA), an intermediate of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle that is synthesized by aconitase. Although TAA production has been detected in bacteria and plants for many years and is known to be a potent inhibitor of aconitase, its biosynthetic origins and the physiological relevance of its activity have remained unclear. We have serendipitously uncovered key information relevant to both of these questions. Specifically, in a search for novel nematicidal factors from Bacillus thuringiensis, a significant nematode pathogen harboring many protein virulence factors, we discovered a high-yielding component that showed activity against the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita and surprisingly identified it as TAA...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078514/the-molecular-basis-of-the-organization-of-repetitive-dna-containing-constitutive-heterochromatin-in-mammals
#10
REVIEW
Gohei Nishibuchi, Jérôme Déjardin
Constitutive heterochromatin is composed mainly of repetitive elements and represents the typical inert chromatin structure in eukaryotic cells. Approximately half of the mammalian genome is made of repeat sequences, such as satellite DNA, telomeric DNA, and transposable elements. As essential genes are not present in these regions, most of these repeat sequences were considered as junk DNA in the past. However, it is now clear that these regions are essential for chromosome stability and the silencing of neighboring genes...
January 11, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074633/a-computational-interactome-for-prioritizing-genes-associated-with-complex-agronomic-traits-in-rice
#11
Shiwei Liu, Yihui Liu, Jiawei Zhao, Shitao Cai, Hongmei Qian, Kaijing Zuo, Lingxia Zhao, Lida Zhang
Rice is one of the most important staple foods for more than half of the world's population. Many rice traits are quantitative, complex and controlled by multiple interacting genes. Thus, a full understanding of genetic relationships will be critical to systematically identify genes controlling agronomic traits. We developed a genome-wide rice protein-protein interaction network (RicePPINet, http://netbio.sjtu.edu.cn/riceppinet/) using machine-learning with structural relationship and functional information...
January 11, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074220/biology-dynamics-and-applications-of-transposable-elements-in-basidiomycete-fungi
#12
REVIEW
Raúl Castanera, Alessandra Borgognone, Antonio G Pisabarro, Lucía Ramírez
The phylum Basidiomycota includes filamentous fungi and yeast species with different ecological and genomic characteristics. Transposable elements (TEs) are abundant components of most eukaryotic genomes, and their transition from being genomic parasites to key drivers of genomic architecture, functionality, and evolution is a subject receiving much attention. In light of the abundant genomic information released during the last decade, the aims of this mini-review are to discuss the dynamics and impact of TEs in basidiomycete fungi...
January 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072902/development-of-an-encompassing-questionnaire-for-evaluating-the-outcomes-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Julio J Jauregui, Randa K Elmallah, Martin Roche, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: There are many standardized scales and questionnaires used to evaluate TKA patients; however, individually they do not always assess patients adequately. Consequently, many are used in combinations to provide a thorough evaluation. However, this leads to redundancy, confusion, and an excessive patient time-burden. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a usable combined knee questionnaire that combines questions in a non-redundant manner. Specifically, we aimed to: 1) create a combined knee questionnaire that encompasses questions from multiple systems, while eliminating redundancy; 2) correlate the new system with the existing validated questionnaires; and 3) determine the length of time it takes to administer this new questionnaire...
10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071692/diversity-distribution-and-significance-of-transposable-elements-in-the-genome-of-the-only-selfing-hermaphroditic-vertebrate-kryptolebias-marmoratus
#14
Jae-Sung Rhee, Beom-Soon Choi, Jaebum Kim, Bo-Mi Kim, Young-Mi Lee, Il-Chan Kim, Akira Kanamori, Ik-Young Choi, Manfred Schartl, Jae-Seong Lee
The Kryptolebias marmoratus is unique because it is the only self-fertilizing hermaphroditic vertebrate, known to date. It primarily reproduces by internal self-fertilization in a mixed ovary/testis gonad. Here, we report on a high-quality genome assembly for the K. marmoratus South Korea (SK) strain highlighting the diversity and distribution of transposable elements (TEs). We find that K. marmoratus genome maintains number and composition of TEs. This can be an important genomic attribute promoting genome recombination in this selfing fish, while, in addition to a mixed mating strategy, it may also represent a mechanism contributing to the evolutionary adaptation to ecological pressure of the species...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070487/unraveling-the-microbial-and-functional-diversity-of-coamo-thermal-spring-in-puerto-rico-using-metagenomic-library-generation-and-shotgun-sequencing
#15
Ricky Padilla-Del Valle, Luis R Morales-Vale, Carlos Ríos-Velázquez
In Puerto Rico, the microbial diversity of the thermal spring (ThS) in Coamo has never been studied using metagenomics. The focus of our research was to generate a metagenomic library from the ThS of Coamo, Puerto Rico and explore the microbial and functional diversity. The metagenomic library from the ThS waters was generated using direct DNA isolation. High molecular weight (40 kbp) DNA was end-repaired, electro eluted and ligated into a fosmid vector (pCCFOS1); then transduced into Escherichia coli EPI300-T1R using T1 bacteriophages...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069135/epigenetic-control-of-gene-expression-in-maize
#16
J Huang, J S Lynn, L Schulte, S Vendramin, K McGinnis
Epigenetic gene regulation is important for proper development and gene expression in eukaryotes. Maize has a large and complex genome that includes abundant repetitive sequences which are frequently silenced by epigenetic mechanisms, making it an ideal organism to study epigenetic gene regulation. Epigenetic modifications are chromosome-bound, heritable changes to the genome that do not affect the DNA sequence, and can include DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA processing. Our appreciation and understanding of epigenetic regulation has grown with the field since its inception ∼65 years ago...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068923/domestication-of-rice-has-reduced-the-occurrence-of-transposable-elements-within-gene-coding-regions
#17
Xukai Li, Kai Guo, Xiaobo Zhu, Peng Chen, Ying Li, Guosheng Xie, Lingqiang Wang, Yanting Wang, Staffan Persson, Liangcai Peng
BACKGROUND: Transposable elements (TEs) are prominent features in many plant genomes, and patterns of TEs in closely related rice species are thus proposed as an ideal model to study TEs roles in the context of plant genome evolution. As TEs may contribute to improved rice growth and grain quality, it is of pivotal significance for worldwide food security and biomass production. RESULTS: We analyzed three cultivated rice species and their closest five wild relatives for distribution and content of TEs in their genomes...
January 9, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068432/transcriptome-analysis-of-leaves-flowers-and-fruits-perisperm-of-coffea-arabica-l-reveals-the-differential-expression-of-genes-involved-in-raffinose-biosynthesis
#18
Suzana Tiemi Ivamoto, Osvaldo Reis, Douglas Silva Domingues, Tiago Benedito Dos Santos, Fernanda Freitas de Oliveira, David Pot, Thierry Leroy, Luiz Gonzaga Esteves Vieira, Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira, Luiz Filipe Protasio Pereira
Coffea arabica L. is an important crop in several developing countries. Despite its economic importance, minimal transcriptome data are available for fruit tissues, especially during fruit development where several compounds related to coffee quality are produced. To understand the molecular aspects related to coffee fruit and grain development, we report a large-scale transcriptome analysis of leaf, flower and perisperm fruit tissue development. Illumina sequencing yielded 41,881,572 high-quality filtered reads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067606/chromosomal-mapping-of-repetitive-sequences-rex3-rex6-and-rdna-genes-in-hybrids-between-colossoma-macropomum-cuvier-1818-and-piaractus-mesopotamicus-holmberg-1887
#19
Leila Braga Ribeiro, Americo Moraes Neto, Roberto Ferreira Artoni, Daniele Aparecida Matoso, Eliana Feldberg
Some species of Characiformes are known for their high economic value, such as Colossoma macropomum and Piaractus mesopotamicus, and are used in aquaculture programs to generate hybrid tambacu (interbreeding of C. macropomum females and P. mesopotamicus males). The present work aimed to investigate the location of the Rex3 and Rex6 transposable elements in the hybrid and in the species, in addition to checking the genomic organization of the 18S and 5S rDNA in tambacu. The diploid number found for the hybrid was equal to 54 chromosomes, with heterochromatic blocks distributed mainly in the centromeric portions...
January 9, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062756/phylogenetic-origin-and-diversification-of-rnai-pathway-genes-in-insects
#20
Daniel Dowling, Thomas Pauli, Alexander Donath, Karen Meusemann, Lars Podsiadlowski, Malte Petersen, Ralph S Peters, Christoph Mayer, Shanlin Liu, Xin Zhou, Bernhard Misof, Oliver Niehuis
RNA interference (RNAi) refers to the set of molecular processes found in eukaryotic organisms in which small RNA molecules mediate the silencing or down-regulation of target genes. In insects, RNAi serves a number of functions, including regulation of endogenous genes, anti-viral defense, and defense against transposable elements. Despite being well studied in model organisms, such as Drosophila, the distribution of core RNAi pathway genes and their evolution in insects is not well understood. Here we present the most comprehensive overview of the distribution and diversity of core RNAi pathway genes across 100 insect species, encompassing all currently recognized insect orders...
January 6, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
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