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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821184/repetitive-dna-in-the-catfish-genome-rdna-microsatellites-and-tc1-mariner-transposon-sequences-in-imparfinis-species-siluriformes-heptapteridae
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Juceli Gonzalez Gouveia, Ivan Rodrigo Wolf, Laurival Antonio Vilas-Boas, John Seymour Heslop-Harrison, Trude Schwarzacher, Ana Lúcia Dias
Physical mapping of repetitive DNA families in the karyotypes of fish is important to understand the organization and evolution of different orders, families, genera, or species. Fish in the genus Imparfinis show diverse karyotypes with various diploid numbers and ribosomal DNA (rDNA) locations. Here we isolated and characterized Tc1-mariner nucleotide sequences from Imparfinis schubarti, and mapped their locations together with 18S rDNA, 5S rDNA, and microsatellite probes in Imparfinis borodini and I. schubarti chromosomes...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814978/evolutionary-history-of-the-mariner-element-galluhop-in-avian-genomes
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Natasha Avila Bertocchi, Fabiano Pimentel Torres, Analía Del Valle Garnero, Ricardo José Gunski, Gabriel Luz Wallau
BACKGROUND: Transposable elements (TEs) are highly abundant genomic parasites in eukaryote genomes. Although several genomes have been screened for TEs, so far very limited information is available regarding avian TEs and their evolutionary histories. Taking advantage of the rich genomic data available for birds, we characterized the evolutionary history of the galluhop element, originally described in Gallus gallus, through the use of several bioinformatic analyses. RESULTS: galluhop homologous sequences were found in 6 of 72 genomes analyzed: 5 species of Galliformes (Gallus gallus, Meleagris gallopavo, Coturnix japonica, Colinus virginianus, Lyrurus tetrix) and one Buceritiformes (Buceros rhinoceros)...
2017: Mobile DNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814644/subgenome-dominance-in-an-interspecific-hybrid-synthetic-allopolyploid-and-a-140-year-old-naturally-established-neo-allopolyploid-monkeyflower
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Patrick P Edger, Ronald D Smith, Michael R McKain, Arielle M Cooley, Mario Vallejo-Marin, Yao-Wu Yuan, Adam J Bewick, Lexiang Ji, Adrian E Platts, Megan J Bowman, Kevin Childs, Jacob D Washburn, Robert Schmitz, Gregory D Smith, J Chris Pires, Joshua R Puzey
Recent studies have shown that one of the parental subgenomes in ancient polyploids is generally more dominant - having retained more genes and being more highly expressed - a phenomenon termed subgenome dominance. The genomic features that determine how quickly and which subgenome dominates within a newly formed polyploid remain poorly understood. To investigate the rate of emergence of subgenome dominance, we examined gene expression, gene methylation, and transposable element (TE) methylation in a natural, less than 140 year old allopolyploid (Mimulus peregrinus), a resynthesized inter-species triploid hybrid (M...
August 16, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811264/protein-coding-genes-as-hosts-for-noncoding-rna-expression
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REVIEW
Vincent Boivin, Gabrielle Deschamps-Francoeur, Michelle S Scott
With the emergence of high-throughput sequence characterization methods and the subsequent improvements in gene annotations, it is becoming increasingly clear that a large proportion of eukaryotic protein-coding genes (as many as 50% in human) serve as host genes for non-coding RNA genes. Amongst the most extensively characterized embedded non-coding RNA genes, small nucleolar RNAs and microRNAs represent abundant families. Encoded individually or clustered, in sense or antisense orientation with respect to their host and independently expressed or dependent on host expression, the genomic characteristics of embedded genes determine their biogenesis and the extent of their relationship with their host gene...
August 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808125/insights-into-substrate-promiscuity-of-human-seryl-trna-synthetase
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Kaitlyn M Holman, Anupama K Puppala, Jonathan W Lee, Hyun Lee, Miljan Simonovic
Seryl-tRNA synthetase (SerRS) attaches L-serine to the cognate serine tRNA (tRNA(Ser)) and the non-cognate selenocysteine tRNA (tRNA(Sec)). The latter activity initiates the anabolic cycle of selenocysteine (Sec), proper decoding of an in-frame Sec UGA codon, and synthesis of selenoproteins across all domains of life. While the accuracy of SerRS is important for overall proteome integrity, it is its substrate promiscuity that is vital for the integrity of the selenoproteome. This raises a question as to what elements in the two tRNA species, harboring different anticodon sequences and adopting distinct folds, facilitate aminoacylation by a common aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase...
August 14, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805962/medicago-truncatula-molybdate-transporter-type-1-mtmot1-3-is-a-plasma-membrane-molybdenum-transporter-required-for-nitrogenase-activity-in-root-nodules-under-molybdenum-deficiency
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Manuel Tejada-Jiménez, Patricia Gil-Díez, Javier León-Mediavilla, Jiangqi Wen, Kirankumar S Mysore, Juan Imperial, Manuel González-Guerrero
Molybdenum, as a component of the iron-molybdenum cofactor of nitrogenase, is essential for symbiotic nitrogen fixation. This nutrient has to be provided by the host plant through molybdate transporters. Members of the molybdate transporter family Molybdate Transporter type 1 (MOT1) were identified in the model legume Medicago truncatula and their expression in nodules was determined. Yeast toxicity assays, confocal microscopy, and phenotypical characterization of a Transposable Element from Nicotiana tabacum (Tnt1) insertional mutant line were carried out in the one M...
August 14, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805485/transcriptional-activity-of-transposable-elements-may-contribute-to-gene-expression-changes-in-the-syncytium-formed-by-cyst-nematode-in-arabidopsis-roots
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Sarbottam Piya, Morgan Bennett, Aditi Rambani, Tarek Hewezi
Transposable elements (TEs) are mobile genetic materials that constitute a large fraction of plant genomes. Recent experimental evidences indicate that TEs can play key regulatory roles in controlling the expression of adjacent genes during plant development and stress responses. Nevertheless, information about the transcriptional activity of TEs and their impact on proximal genes during plant-nematode interaction remains largely unknown. Here, we identify of differentially expressed TEs and report their possible influence on the expression of nearby genes during the susceptible interaction between the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii and Arabidopsis thaliana...
August 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802203/disentangling-the-origins-of-virophages-and-polintons
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REVIEW
Samuel Campbell, Amr Aswad, Aris Katzourakis
Virophages and polintons are part of a complex system that also involves eukaryotes, giant viruses, as well as other viruses and transposable elements. Virophages are cosmopolitan, being found in environments ranging from the Amazon River to Antarctic hypersaline lakes, while polintons are found in many single celled and multicellular eukaryotes. Virophages and polintons have a shared ancestry, but their exact origins are unknown and obscured by antiquity and extensive horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Paleovirology can help disentangle the complicated gene flow between these two, as well as their giant viral and eukaryotic hosts...
August 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800915/transposable-elements-direct-the-coevolution-between-plants-and-microbes
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REVIEW
Michael F Seidl, Bart P H J Thomma
Transposable elements are powerful drivers of genome evolution in many eukaryotes. Although they are mostly considered as 'selfish' genetic elements, increasing evidence suggests that they contribute to genetic variability; particularly under stress conditions. Over the past few years, the role of transposable elements during host-microbe interactions has been recognised. It has been proposed that many pathogenic microbes have evolved a 'two-speed' genome with regions that show increased variability and that are enriched in transposable elements and pathogenicity-related genes...
August 8, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800596/fungal-genome-and-mating-system-transitions-facilitated-by-chromosomal-translocations-involving-intercentromeric-recombination
#10
Sheng Sun, Vikas Yadav, R Blake Billmyre, Christina A Cuomo, Minou Nowrousian, Liuyang Wang, Jean-Luc Souciet, Teun Boekhout, Betina Porcel, Patrick Wincker, Joshua A Granek, Kaustuv Sanyal, Joseph Heitman
Species within the human pathogenic Cryptococcus species complex are major threats to public health, causing approximately 1 million infections globally annually. Cryptococcus amylolentus is the most closely known related species of the pathogenic Cryptococcus species complex, and it is non-pathogenic. Additionally, while pathogenic Cryptococcus species have bipolar mating systems with a single large mating type (MAT) locus that represents a derived state in Basidiomycetes, C. amylolentus has a tetrapolar mating system with 2 MAT loci (P/R and HD) located on different chromosomes...
August 11, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800125/large-introns-of-5-to-10-kilo-base-pairs-can-be-spliced-out-in-arabidopsis
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Ning Chang, Qingqing Sun, Jinglei Hu, Chuanjing An, And Hongbo Gao
Most of the eukaryotic genes contain introns, which are removed from the pre-RNA during RNA processing. In contrast to the introns in animals, which are usually several kilo base pairs (kb), those in plants generally are very small, which are mostly from dozens of base pairs (bp) to a few hundred bp. According to annotation version 10.0 of the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana, there are 127,854 introns in the nuclear genes; 99.23% of them are less than 1 kb, and only 16 introns are annotated to be larger than 5 kb, which are extremely large introns (ELI) in Arabidopsis...
August 11, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798873/a-novel-viral-lineage-distantly-related-to-herpesviruses-discovered-within-fish-genome-sequence-data
#12
Amr Aswad, Aris Katzourakis
Pathogenic viruses represent a small fraction of viral diversity, and emerging diseases are frequently the result of cross-species transmissions. Therefore, we need to develop high-throughput techniques to investigate a broader range of viral biodiversity across a greater number of species. This is especially important in the context of new practices in agriculture that have arisen to tackle the challenges of global food security, including the rising number of marine and freshwater species that are used in aquaculture...
July 2017: Virus Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797643/l1-mosaicism-in-mammals-extent-effects-and-evolution
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REVIEW
Geoffrey J Faulkner, Jose L Garcia-Perez
The retrotransposon LINE-1 (long interspersed element 1, L1) is a transposable element that has extensively colonized the mammalian germline. L1 retrotransposition can also occur in somatic cells, causing genomic mosaicism, as well as in cancer. However, the extent of L1-driven mosaicism arising during ontogenesis is unclear. We discuss here recent experimental data which, at a minimum, fully substantiate L1 mosaicism in early embryonic development and neural cells, including post-mitotic neurons. We also consider the possible biological impact of somatic L1 insertions in neurons, the existence of donor L1s that are highly active ('hot') in specific spatiotemporal niches, and the evolutionary selection of donor L1s driving neuronal mosaicism...
August 7, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797084/the-endogenous-transposable-element-tgm9-is-suitable-for-generating-knockout-mutants-for-functional-analyses-of-soybean-genes-and-genetic-improvement-in-soybean
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Devinder Sandhu, Jayadri Ghosh, Callie Johnson, Jordan Baumbach, Eric Baumert, Tyler Cina, David Grant, Reid G Palmer, Madan K Bhattacharyya
In soybean, variegated flowers can be caused by somatic excision of the CACTA-type transposable element Tgm9 from Intron 2 of the DFR2 gene encoding dihydroflavonol-4-reductase of the anthocyanin pigment biosynthetic pathway. DFR2 was mapped to the W4 locus, where the allele containing Tgm9 was termed w4-m. In this study we have demonstrated that previously identified morphological mutants (three chlorophyll deficient mutants, one male sterile-female fertile mutant, and three partial female sterile mutants) were caused by insertion of Tgm9 following its excision from DFR2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796917/single-base-methylome-analysis-reveals-dynamic-epigenomic-differences-associated-with-water-deficit-in-apple
#15
Jidi Xu, Shasha Zhou, Xiaoqing Gong, Yi Song, Steve van Nocker, Fengwang Ma, Qingmei Guan
Cytosine methylation is an essential feature of epigenetic regulation and is involved in various biological processes. Although cytosine methylation has been analyzed at the genomic scale for several plant species, there is a general lack of understanding of the dynamics of global and genic DNA methylation in plants growing in environments challenged with biotic and abiotic stresses. In this study, we mapped cytosine methylation at single-base resolution in the genome of commercial apple (Malus x domestica), and analyzed changes in methylation patterns associated with water deficit in representative drought-sensitive and drought-tolerant cultivars...
August 10, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796837/whole-genome-sequence-of-two-rathayibacter-toxicus-strains-reveals-a-tunicamycin-biosynthetic-cluster-similar-to-streptomyces-chartreusis
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Aaron J Sechler, Matthew A Tancos, David J Schneider, Jonas G King, Christine M Fennessey, Brenda K Schroeder, Timothy D Murray, Douglas G Luster, William L Schneider, Elizabeth E Rogers
Rathayibacter toxicus is a forage grass associated Gram-positive bacterium of major concern to food safety and agriculture. This species is listed by USDA-APHIS as a plant pathogen select agent because it produces a tunicamycin-like toxin that is lethal to livestock and may be vectored by nematode species native to the U.S. The complete genomes of two strains of R. toxicus, including the type strain FH-79, were sequenced and analyzed in comparison with all available, complete R. toxicus genomes. Genome sizes ranged from 2,343,780 to 2,394,755 nucleotides, with 2079 to 2137 predicted open reading frames; all four strains showed remarkable synteny over nearly the entire genome, with only a small transposed region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796642/mustv2-an-improved-de-novo-detection-program-for-recently-active-miniature-inverted-repeat-transposable-elements-mites
#17
Ruiquan Ge, Guoqin Mai, Ruochi Zhang, Xundong Wu, Qing Wu, Fengfeng Zhou
Background Miniature inverted repeat transposable element (MITE) is a short transposable element, carrying no protein-coding regions. However, its high proliferation rate and sequence-specific insertion preference renders it as a good genetic tool for both natural evolution and experimental insertion mutagenesis. Recently active MITE copies are those with clear signals of Terminal Inverted Repeats (TIRs) and Direct Repeats (DRs), and are recently translocated into their current sites. Their proliferation ability renders them good candidates for the investigation of genomic evolution...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796162/the-variation-analysis-of-dna-methylation-in-wheat-carrying-gametocidal-chromosome-3c-from-aegilops-triuncialis
#18
Dan Wang, Jieyu Zhao, Yan Bai, You Ao, Changhong Guo
Gametocidal (Gc) chromosomes can ensure their preferential transmission by killing the gametes without themselves through causing chromosome breakage and therefore have been exploited as an effective tool for genetic breeding. However, to date very little is known about the molecular mechanism of Gc action. In this study, we used methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP) technique to assess the extent and pattern of cytosine methylation alterations at the whole genome level between two lines of wheat Gc addition line and their common wheat parent...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790205/comparative-genomics-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-reveals-a-path-to-specialized-exploitation-of-multiple-invertebrate-hosts
#19
Jinshui Zheng, Qiuling Gao, Linlin Liu, Hualin Liu, Yueying Wang, Donghai Peng, Lifang Ruan, Ben Raymond, Ming Sun
Understanding the genetic basis of host shifts is a key genomic question for pathogen and parasite biology. The Bacillus cereus group, which encompasses Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus anthracis, contains pathogens that can infect insects, nematodes, and vertebrates. Since the target range of the essential virulence factors (Cry toxins) and many isolates is well known, this group presents a powerful system for investigating how pathogens can diversify and adapt to phylogenetically distant hosts. Specialization to exploit insects occurs at the level of the major clade and is associated with substantial changes in the core genome, and host switching between insect orders has occurred repeatedly within subclades...
August 8, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783426/characterization-of-the-pirna-pathway-during-development-of-the-sea-anemone-nematostella-vectensis
#20
Daniela Praher, Bob Zimmermann, Grigory Genikhovich, Yaara Columbus-Shenkar, Vengamanaidu Modepalli, Reuven Aharoni, Yehu Moran, Ulrich Technau
PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and associated proteins comprise a conserved pathway for silencing transposons in metazoan germlines. piRNA pathway components are also expressed in multipotent somatic stem cells in various organisms. piRNA functions have been extensively explored in bilaterian model systems, however, comprehensive studies in non-bilaterian phyla remain limited. Here we investigate the piRNA pathway during the development of Nematostella vectensis, a well-established model system belonging to Cnidaria, the sister group to Bilateria...
August 7, 2017: RNA Biology
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