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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922871/divergence-of-the-venom-exogene-repertoire-in-two-sister-species-of-turriconus
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Qing Li, Neda Barghi, Aiping Lu, Alexander E Fedosov, Pradip K Bandyopadhyay, Arturo O Lluisma, Gisela P Concepcion, Mark Yandell, Baldomero M Olivera, Helena Safavi-Hemami
The genus Conus comprises approximately 700 species of venomous marine cone snails that are highly efficient predators of worms, snails, and fish. In evolutionary terms, cone snails are relatively young with the earliest fossil records occurring in the Lower Eocene, 55 Ma. The rapid radiation of cone snail species has been accompanied by remarkably high rates of toxin diversification. To shed light on the molecular mechanisms that accompany speciation, we investigated the toxin repertoire of two sister species, Conus andremenezi and Conus praecellens, that were until recently considered a single variable species...
September 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922741/genomic-and-biochemical-characterization-of-sialic-acid-acetylesterase-siae-in-zebrafish
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Viola Ravasio, Eufemia Damiati, Daniela Zizioli, Flavia Orizio, Edoardo Giacopuzzi, Marta Manzoni, Roberto Bresciani, Giuseppe Borsani, Eugenio Monti
Sialic acid acetylesterase (SIAE) removes acetyl moieties from the carbon 9 and 4 hydroxyl groups of sialic acid and recently a debate has been opened on its association to autoimmunity. Trying to get new insights on this intriguing enzyme we have studied siae in zebrafish (Danio rerio). In this teleost siae encodes for a polypeptide with a high degree of sequence identity to human and mouse counterparts. Zebrafish Siae behavior upon transient expression in COS7 cells is comparable to human enzyme concerning pH optimum of enzyme activity, subcellular localization and glycosylation...
October 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921912/fate-of-worn-out-functional-teeth-in-the-upper-jaw-dentition-of-sicyopterus-japonicus-gobioidei-sicydiinae-during-tooth-replacement
#3
Noriyuki Sahara, Keita Moriyama, Midori Iida, Shun Watanabe
Mochizuki and Fukui (1983) studied the development and replacement of the upper jaw teeth in a Japanese fish species, Sicyopterus japonicus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae), and they reported that worn-out functional teeth in the upper jaw were not shed outside the skin but were taken into the soft tissue of the upper jaw and completely resorbed there. To date, however, this phenomenon appears poorly documented. Furthermore, the mechanism for the resorption of these teeth remains to be determined. In the present study, we examined this phenomenon by using 3D micro-computed tomography (m-CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and various techniques of light (LM) and electron (EM) microcopy...
September 16, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921904/developing-a-dna-barcode-library-for-perciform-fishes-in-the-south-china-sea-species-identification-accuracy-and-cryptic-diversity
#4
Gang Hou, Wei-Tao Chen, Huo-Sheng Lu, Fei Cheng, Song-Guang Xie
DNA barcodes were studied for 1,353 specimens representing 272 morphological species belonging to 149 genera and 55 families of Perciformes from the South China Sea (SCS). The average Kimura 2-parameter (K2P) distances within species, genera, and families were 0.31%, 8.71%, and 14.52%, respectively. A Neighbor-joining (NJ) tree, Bayesian inference (BI) and maximum-likelihood (ML) trees and Automatic Barcode Gap Discovery (ABGD) revealed 260, 253 and 259 single-species-representing clusters, respectively. Barcoding Gap Analysis (BGA) demonstrated that barcode gaps were present for 178 of 187 species analysed with multiple specimens (95...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921831/analysis-of-the-spotted-gar-genome-suggests-absence-of-causative-link-between-ancestral-genome-duplication-and-transposable-element-diversification-in-teleost-fish
#5
Domitille Chalopin, Jean-Nicolas Volff
Teleost fish have been shown to contain many superfamilies of transposable elements (TEs) that are absent from most tetrapod genomes. Since theories predict an increase in TE activity following polyploidization, such diversity might be linked to the 3R whole-genome duplication that occurred approximately 300 million years ago before the teleost radiation. To test this hypothesis, we have analyzed the genome of the spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus, which diverged from the teleost lineage before the 3R duplication...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921572/production-level-risk-factors-for-syncytial-hepatitis-in-farmed-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-l
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R M Kabuusu, A T Aire, D F Stroup, C N L Macpherson, H W Ferguson
Syncytial hepatitis (SHT) is an emerging viral disease of tilapia characterized by significant morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to establish the production-level risk factors associated with presence and severity of SHT. Production factors were analysed during multiple outbreaks of SHT that occurred between 2011 and 2013 on a single tilapia farm in Ecuador and compared with the year 2010 before the SHT outbreaks. Relative risks, t tests, modified Poisson and forward stepwise linear regression analyses were performed using EPIINFO™...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921570/behavioural-responses-of-infective-stage-copepodids-of-the-salmon-louse-lepeophtheirus-salmonis-copepoda-caligidae-to-host-related-sensory-cues
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D M Fields, A B Skiftesvik, H I Browman
The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis [Krøyer]) is an ectoparasitic copepod that causes disease in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and may play a role in the decline of some wild salmonid populations. Controlling lice infestations is a major cost for the salmon industry; this has stimulated the pursuit of alternative approaches to controlling them. One such approach involves determining, and then disrupting, the sensory cues used by the parasite to find its host. In this context, we examined the behavioural responses of lice copepodids to light flicker-simulating light reflecting from the sides of the salmon host and/or the shadows cast by fish passing overhead-and water-soluble chemicals released from the skin of the salmon...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921553/response-of-caligus-rogercresseyi-boxshall-bravo-2000-to-treatment-with-hydrogen-peroxide-recovery-of-parasites-fish-infestation-and-egg-viability-under-experimental-conditions
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S L Marín, M P González, S T Madariaga, M Mancilla, J Mancilla
Hydrogen peroxide (HP) is used to remove C. rogercresseyi from fish but little is known about its effect on this species. This study determined EC50 and concentration immobilizing 100% of specimens, capacity of parasites exposed to HP to recover and infest fish, and effect on survival into the copepodid stage. EC50 and concentration immobilizing 100% of specimens were estimated by exposing parasites for 20 min to 11 concentrations and evaluating effect at 1 and 24 h post-exposure. Capacity to recover and infest fish, and survival into copepodid were evaluated by exposing parasites and eggs to HP for 20 min...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921381/pentachlorophenol-molecule-design-with-lower-bioconcentration-through-3d-qsar-associated-with-molecule-docking
#9
Xiaolei Wang, Zhenhua Chu, Jiawen Yang, Yu Li
A three-dimensional quantitative structure activity relationship (3D-QSAR) model is built by using a comparative molecular similarity indices analysis (CoMSIA) technique with an experimentally determined logarithm of bioconcentration factors (logBCFs) for 36 phenols in fish. Meanwhile, with the pentachlorophenol (PCP) molecule as target molecules, contributions of the molecular fields indicate that the electrostatic fields are the main influences on the bioconcentration of the PCP molecule. Based on the analytical results of CoMSIA contour map of PCP and PCP molecular docking with SOD protease (PDB ID: 4A7T), the R6 substituent positions of PCP were modified to give seven new modified PCP molecules with low bioconcentration in this paper...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920530/chronic-ileitis-with-transmural-migration-of-ingested-foreign-body-treated-by-laparoscopy
#10
Garima Govind, H P Priyantha Siriwardana, Elias Sdralis, Manisha Ram, Peng Lee, Alexandros Charalabopoulos
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of foreign bodies such as fish bone or chicken bone is relatively common in adults; however, resultant transmural migration is extremely rare. METHODS: We present a case of a 79-year-old woman with chronic low-grade abdominal pain, worsening over the last 4 days. Computed tomography revealed segmental small bowel wall thickening with chronic inflammation suggestive of Crohn's ileitis and oral steroids were commenced; only later, ingestion of a foreign body was suspected...
September 17, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920465/fish-oil-derived-eicosapentaenoic-acid-decreases-survivin-expression-and-induces-wt-p53-accumulation-with-caspase-3-activation-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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M R Sam, M Esmaeillou, S Sam, M A Shokrgozar
BACKGROUND: Defects in modulating wild-type (wt) p53 and survivin are associated with a resistant disease in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Yet, no wt-p53 and survivin modulating drugs have been approved for clinical application in ALL. Here, we investigated if in vitro eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) concentrations equal to human plasma levels are able to target wt-p53 and survivin. METHODS: Wt-p53 Molt-4 cells (ALL cell line) were treated with 50, 100, 150, and 200 µM of EPA after which cell number, viability, proliferation rate, survivin expression, wt-p53 accumulation, caspase-3 activation, and apoptosis were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920171/an-investigation-of-the-host-specificity-of-metacercariae-of-species-of-apophallus-digenea-heterophyidae-in-freshwater-fishes-using-morphological-experimental-and-molecular-methods
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Diána Sándor, Kálmán Molnár, David I Gibson, Csaba Székely, Gábor Majoros, Gábor Cech
Metacercariae of species of the genus Apophallus Lühe, 1909, infecting the fins and skin of freshwater fishes, frequently cause black spot disease. Two species, Apophallus muehlingi (Jägerskiöld, 1899) and A. donicus (Skrjabin & Lindtrop, 1919), are known to occur in Hungarian fishes. It has generally been thought that metacercariae of A. muehlingi infect cyprinid fishes, whereas those of A. donicus develop in percids. As part of a morphological, experimental and molecular study, metacercariae were collected from 99 infected specimens of five cyprinid hosts (Abramis brama, Blicca bjoerkna, Chondrostoma nasus, Squalius cephalus, Scardinius erythrophthalmus) and 18 infected specimens of two percid hosts (Gymnocephalus cernua, Perca fluviatilis) in Hungarian natural waters (Lake Balaton, River Danube)...
September 17, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920148/differential-gene-expression-profiles-and-alternative-isoform-regulations-in-gill-of-nile-tilapia-in-response-to-acute-hypoxia
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Hong Lian Li, Hao Ran Lin, Jun Hong Xia
Fish often encounters exposures to acute environmental hypoxia either spatially or temporally. Gill organ plays important roles in response to hypoxic stress in fish. Few studies focus on the molecular regulation mechanisms of gills under hypoxic stress. In this study, we investigated the transcriptomic response to 12-h acute hypoxia in gill of a hypoxia tolerant fish, Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus through RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). We sequenced messenger RNA from three control samples and three hypoxia-treated samples...
September 18, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919972/cytogenetic-maps-of-homoeologous-chromosomes-a-h01-and-d-h01-and-their-integration-with-the-genome-assembly-in-gossypium-hirsutum
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Yuling Liu, Zhen Liu, Renhai Peng, Yuhong Wang, Zhongli Zhou, Xiaoyan Cai, Xingxing Wang, Zhenmei Zhang, Kunbo Wang, Fang Liu
Cytogenetic maps of Gossypium hirsutum (Linnaeus, 1753) homoeologous chromosomes Ah01 and Dh01 were constructed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), using eleven homoeologous-chromosomes-shared bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) clones and one chromosome-specific BAC clone respectively. We compared the cytogenetic maps with the genetic linkage and draft genome assembly maps based on a standardized map unit, relative map position (RMP), which allowed a global view of the relationship of genetic and physical distances along each chromosome, and assembly quality of the draft genome assembly map...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919970/b-chromosome-in-plantago-lagopus-linnaeus-1753-shows-preferential-transmission-and-accumulation-through-unusual-processes
#15
Manoj K Dhar, Gurmeet Kour, Sanjana Kaul
Plantago lagopus is a diploid (2n = 2x =12) weed belonging to family Plantaginaceae. We reported a novel B chromosome in this species composed of 5S and 45S ribosomal DNA and other repetitive elements. In the present work, presence of B chromosome(s) was confirmed through FISH on root tip and pollen mother cells. Several experiments were done to determine the transmission of B chromosome through male and female sex tracks. Progenies derived from the reciprocal crosses between plants with (1B) and without (0B) B chromosomes were studied...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919967/comparative-analysis-of-chromosomes-in-the-palaearctic-bush-crickets-of-tribe-pholidopterini-orthoptera-tettigoniinae
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Elżbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa, Beata Grzywacz, Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Dragan P Chobanov
The present study focused on the evolution of the karyotype in four genera of the tribe Pholidopterini: Eupholidoptera Mařan, 1953, Parapholidoptera Mařan, 1953, Pholidoptera Wesmaël, 1838, Uvarovistia Mařan, 1953. Chromosomes were analyzed using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with 18S rDNA and (TTAGG) n telomeric probes, and classical techniques, such as C-banding, silver impregnation and fluorochrome DAPI/CMA3 staining. Most species retained the ancestral diploid chromosome number 2n = 31 (male) or 32 (female), while some of the taxa, especially a group of species within genus Pholidoptera, evolved a reduced chromosome number 2n = 29...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919966/chromosomal-stasis-in-distinct-families-of-marine-percomorpharia-from-south-atlantic
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Fabilene Gomes Paim, Leandro Aragão da Hora Almeida, Paulo Roberto Antunes de Mello Affonso, Patrícia Elda Sobrinho-Scudeler, Claudio Oliveira, Débora Diniz
The weakness of physical barriers in the marine environment and the dispersal potential of fish populations have been invoked as explanations of the apparent karyotype stasis of marine Percomorpha, but several taxa remain poorly studied cytogenetically. To increase the chromosomal data in this fish group, we analyzed cytogenetically three widespread Atlantic species from distinct families: Chaetodipterus faber Broussonet, 1782 (Ephippidae), Lutjanus synagris Linnaeus, 1758 (Lutjanidae) and Rypticus randalli Courtenay, 1967 (Serranidae)...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919963/variability-of-nor-patterns-in-european-water-frogs-of-different-genome-composition-and-ploidy-level
#18
Anna Zaleśna, Maria Florek, Mariusz Rybacki, Maria Ogielska
We studied water frogs from a complex composed of two species: Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano, 1882) (genome LL, 2n = 26) and P. ridibundus (Pallas, 1771) (RR, 2 = 26), and their natural hybrid P. esculentus (Fitzinger, 1843) of various ploidy and genome composition (RL, 2n = 26, and RRL or RLL, 3n = 39). Tetraploids RRLL were found (4n = 52) in juveniles. We applied cytogenetic techniques: AgNO3, chromomycin A3, PI and fluorescent in situ hybridization with a 28S rDNA probe. Results obtained by silver staining corresponded well with those stained with CMA3, PI and FISH...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919962/a-karyotype-comparison-between-two-species-of-bordered-plant-bugs-hemiptera-heteroptera-largidae-by-conventional-chromosome-staining-c-banding-and-rdna-fish
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Lucila Belén Salanitro, Anabella Cecilia Massaccesi, Santiago Urbisaglia, María José Bressa, Mónica Gabriela Chirino
A cytogenetic characterization, including heterochromatin content, and the analysis of the location of rDNA genes, was performed in Largus fasciatus Blanchard, 1843 and L. rufipennis Laporte, 1832. Mitotic and meiotic analyses revealed the same diploid chromosome number 2n = 12 + X0/XX (male/female). Heterochromatin content, very scarce in both species, revealed C-blocks at both ends of autosomes and X chromosome. The most remarkable cytological feature observed between both species was the different chromosome position of the NORs...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919955/variability-and-evolutionary-implications-of-repetitive-dna-dynamics-in-genome-of-astyanax-scabripinnis-teleostei-characidae
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Patrícia Barbosa, Eliza Viola Leal, Maelin da Silva, Mara Cristina de Almeida, Orlando Moreira-Filho, Roberto Ferreira Artoni
DNA sequences of multiple copies help in understanding evolutionary mechanisms, genomic structures and karyotype differentiation. The current study investigates the organization and distribution of different repetitive DNA in the standard complement and B chromosomes in Astyanax scabripinnis (Jenyns, 1842) chromosomes from three allopatric populations in Campos do Jordão region, São Paulo State, Brazil. The location of microsatellite sequences showed different chromosome distribution between Lavrinha Farm Stream (LFS) and Lake of Pedalinho (LP) populations...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
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