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intergenic spacer region

Brandon T Sinn, Dylan D Sedmak, Lawrence M Kelly, John V Freudenstein
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: As more plastomes are assembled, it is evident that rearrangements, losses, intergenic spacer expansion and contraction, and syntenic breaks within otherwise functioning plastids are more common than was thought previously, and such changes have developed independently in disparate lineages. However, to date, the magnoliids remain characterized by their highly conserved plastid genomes (plastomes). METHODS: Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq platforms were used to sequence the plastomes of Saruma henryi and those of representative species from each of the six taxonomic sections of Asarum...
January 2018: American Journal of Botany
Xiaofeng Chi, Jiuli Wang, Qingbo Gao, Faqi Zhang, Shilong Chen
The genus Lancea is native to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and consists of two species, Lancea tibetica Hook. f. et Thoms. and Lancea hirsuta Bonati. Here, we report the complete sequences of the chloroplast genomes of L. tibetica and L. hirsuta , which were 153,665 and 154,045 bp in length, respectively, and each included a pair of inverted repeated regions (25,624 and 25,838 bp in length, respectively) that were separated by a large single copy region (84,401 and 84,588 bp in length, respectively) and a smaller single copy region (18,016 and 17,781 bp in length, respectively)...
March 7, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Cécile Revellin, Alain Hartmann, Sébastien Solanas, Edward Topp
Antibiotics are entrained into agricultural soil through the application of manures from medicated animals. In the present study, a series of small field plots was established in 1999 that receive annual spring applications of a mixture of tylosin, sulfamethazine and chlortetracycline at concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 10 mg kg-1 soil. These antibiotics are commonly used in commercial swine production. The field plots were cropped continuously to soybeans and in 2012, after 14 annual antibiotic applications, nodules from soybean roots were sampled and the occupying bradyrhizobia characterized...
March 2, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Jianguo Zhou, Yingxian Cui, Xinlian Chen, Ying Li, Zhichao Xu, Baozhong Duan, Yonghua Li, Jingyuan Song, Hui Yao
Papaver rhoeas L. and P. orientale L., which belong to the family Papaveraceae, are used as ornamental and medicinal plants. The chloroplast genome has been used for molecular markers, evolutionary biology, and barcoding identification. In this study, the complete chloroplast genome sequences of P. rhoeas and P. orientale are reported. Results show that the complete chloroplast genomes of P. rhoeas and P. orientale have typical quadripartite structures, which are comprised of circular 152,905 and 152,799-bp-long molecules, respectively...
February 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
J E Moore, J Hirayama, K Hayashi, C Mason, W Coulter, M Matsuda, C E Goldsmith
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February 19, 2018: British Journal of Biomedical Science
Andrei Stefan, Jannick Van Cauwenberghe, Craita M Rosu, Catalina Stedel, Nikolaos E Labrou, Emmanouil Flemetakis, Rodica C Efrose
The identification and conservation of indigenous rhizobia associated with legume plants and their application as biofertilizers is becoming an agricultural worldwide priority. However, little is known about the genetic diversity and phylogeny of rhizobia in Romania. In the present study, the genetic diversity and population composition of Rhizobium leguminosarum symbiovar trifolii isolates from 12 clover plants populations located across two regions in Romania were analyzed. Red clover isolates were phenotypically evaluated and genotyped by sequencing 16S rRNA gene, 16S-23S intergenic spacer, three chromosomal genes (atpD, glnII and recA) and two plasmid genes (nifH and nodA)...
February 3, 2018: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
Tikam Chand Dakal, Lisa Solieri, Paolo Giudici
Molecular typing techniques are key tools in surveillance of food spoilage yeasts, in investigations on intra-species population diversity, and in tracing selected starters during fermentation. Unlike previous works on strain typing of Zygosaccharomyces spoilage species, here Zygosaccharomyces mellis and the Zygosaccharoymces rouxii complex yeasts, which include Z. rouxii, Zygosaccharomyces sapae, and a mosaic lineage (ML) of putatively hybrids, were evaluated by three typing methods for intra- and inter-species resolution...
June 2018: Food Microbiology
Djellali Belhadi, Philippe de Lajudie, Nacer Ramdani, Christine Le Roux, Farida Boulila, Pierre Tisseyre, Abdelghani Boulila, Amar Benguedouar, Yahia Kaci, Gisèle Laguerre
Fifty-eight rhizobial strains were isolated from root nodules of Vicia faba cv. Equina and Vicia faba cv. Minor by the host-trapping method in soils collected from eleven sites in Bejaia, Eastern Algeria. Eleven genotypic groups were distinguished based on the combined PCR/RFLP of 16S rRNA, 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer and symbiotic (nodC and nodD-F) genes and further confirmed by multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) of three housekeeping genes (recA, atpD and rpoB), the 16S rRNA gene and the nodulation genes nodC and nodD...
December 27, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
Maria D Logacheva, Anastasiya A Krinitsina, Maxim S Belenikin, Kamil Khafizov, Evgenii A Konorov, Sergey V Kuptsov, Anna S Speranskaya
BACKGROUND: Ferns are large and underexplored group of vascular plants (~ 11 thousands species). The genomic data available by now include low coverage nuclear genomes sequences and partial sequences of mitochondrial genomes for six species and several plastid genomes. RESULTS: We characterized plastid genomes of three species of Dryopteris, which is one of the largest fern genera, using sequencing of chloroplast DNA enriched samples and performed comparative analysis with available plastomes of Polypodiales, the most species-rich group of ferns...
December 28, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
Qing Luo, Chuxin Xu, Xue Li, Lulu Zeng, Jianqing Ye, Yang Guo, Zikun Huang, Junming Li
Abnormal expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has been demonstrated to be involved in a variety of human diseases. However, the role of lncRNA remains largely unknown in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The present study aimed to investigate whether lncRNA are differentially expressed in RA. Differentially expressed lncRNA and mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from individuals with RA and healthy controls were detected using a human lncRNA microarray containing 30,586 lncRNA and 26,109 coding transcripts...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Tong Hu, Yishuang Zhang, Yanhua Cui, Chunyu Zhao, Xu Jiang, Xirong Zhu, Yu Wang, Xiaojun Qu
Streptococcus thermophilus is one of the economically most representatives of lactic acid bacteria, which is widely used as a starter to produce fermented milk products. In this study, 22 S. thermophilus strains were isolated from 26 fermented milk samples. Most isolates showed the ability to ferment a broad range of carbohydrates. Interestingly, eight strains are galactose positive, which is a desirable property in various industrial dairy fermentations. Four different nucleotide sequences were found in the galR-galK intergenic regions...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
Navaporn Worasilchai, Nitipong Permpalung, Ariya Chindamporn
Pythium insidiosum causes life-threatening human pythiosis. Based on phylogenetic analysis using internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region, mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase II (COX2) gene, intergenic spacer (IGS) region and exo-1,3-β-glucanase gene (exo1), P. insidiosum is classified into clade ATH, BTH, and CTH related to geographic distribution. At present, polymerase chain reaction in any of these specific regions with DNA sequencing is the only technique to provide clade diagnosis. In this study, P. insidiosum-specific primers targeting COX2 gene were designed and used in real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) with subsequent high-resolution melting (HRM) to provide rapid identification as well as clade classification for P...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Marcelo Fernando Devecchi, William Wayt Thomas, Gregory M Plunkett, José Rubens Pirani
Generic circumscriptions in the mostly pantropical family Simaroubaceae are somewhat controversial. Simaba is the largest genus, currently defined as exclusively neotropical, with around 25 species of trees and shrubs, but both its limits and infrageneric classification have been a matter of discussion and divergence. Traditionally, species of the genus have been treated in three sections: Simaba sect. Tenuiflorae, S. sect. Floribundae and S. sect. Grandiflorae, but a phylogenetic analysis suggested that the latter two may not be monophyletic...
March 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Yimin Du, Wu Dai, Christopher H Dietrich
The widespread leafhopper genus Scaphoideus Uhler is the most diverse genus in Scaphoideini and includes some species that are serious pests and vectors of plant pathogens. Here the first Scaphoideus mitogenome sequences are provided for three species, S. maai, S. nigrivalveus and S. varius, representing three main species groups in the Oriental region based on color pattern. The lengths of these three mitogenomes were 15,188, 15,235 and 15,207 bp, respectively. Gene order of three mitogenomes is highly conserved and identical to that of the putative ancestral insect...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
Guo-Gang Li, Ming-Xia Zhang, Kyaw Swa, Kyaw-Win Maung, Rui-Chang Quan
The leaf muntjac ( Muntiacus putaoensis ) is an endemic deer species found in the east trans-Himalayan region. In recent years, population numbers have decreased due to heavy hunting and habitat loss, and little genetic data exists for this species, thus our knowledge of distribution rangs and population sizes likewise remain limited. We obtained mtDNA genes and the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of M. putaoensis using PCR, followed by direct sequencing. The complete mitogenome sequence was determined as a circular 16 349 bp mitochondrial genome, containing 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and one control region, the gene composition and order of which were similar to most other vertebrates so far reported...
September 18, 2017: Zoological Research
Li-Liang Lin, Xue-Juan Li, Hong-Li Zhang, Zhe-Min Zheng
The mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of Formosatettix qinlingensis, Coptotettix longjiangensis and Thoradonta obtusilobata (Orthoptera: Caelifera: Tetrigoidea) were sequenced in this study, and almost the entire mitogenomes of these species were determined. The mitogenome sequences obtained for the three species were 15,180, 14,495 and 14,538 bp in length, respectively, and each sequence included 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), partial sequences of rRNA genes (rRNAs), tRNA genes (tRNAs) and a A + T-rich region...
2017: PeerJ
Masahiko Tanahashi, Jong-Kuk Kim, Kana Watanabe, Takema Fukatsu, Kôhei Kubota
Among insect-fungus relationships, xylose-fermenting Scheffersomyces yeasts are well known for their potential in utilizing wood hemicelluloses and their association with various wood-feeding insects. However, their specificity to host insects or strain-level diversity within host species has not been clearly elucidated. In the insect family Lucanidae, larvae usually feed on decaying wood, and adult females consistently possess a fungus-storage organ, called the mycangium, near the abdominal tip. Here the authors investigated host-symbiont relationships between Scheffersomyces yeast symbionts and small blue stag beetles of the genus Platycerus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in East Asia by using intergenic spacer (IGS) region as a genetic marker...
November 9, 2017: Mycologia
Mingli Wu, Qing Li, Zhigang Hu, Xiwen Li, Shilin Chen
Amomum kravanh is an important edible and medicinal herb, the dried fruits of which are widely used in traditional herbal medicine as cardamom. We sequenced and analyzed the complete chloroplast (cp) genome of A. kravanh with herbgenomics technologies. The size of the A. kravanh cp genome was 162,766 bp, which consisted of long (LSC; 87,728 bp) and short (SSC; 15,390 bp) single-copy regions, separated by a pair of inverted repeats (IRs; 29,824 bp). The genome encoded 114 unique genes, including 80 protein-coding genes, 30 tRNAs and four rRNAs...
November 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Aiyu Zhang, Pan Zhao, Bingqing Zhu, Fenglin Shi, Li Xu, Yuan Gao, Na Xie, Zhujun Shao
We aimed to investigate and understand the characterization and distribution of the autB gene in Neisseria meningitidis in China. autB is flanked by two conservative genes, smpB and glcD, and it can be present in the majority of meningococcal isolates, but not in 053442 of clonal complex 4821 (CC4821) which contains a 968 bp sequence. In this study, we sequenced the intervenient region between smpB and glcD in 178 Chinese N. meningitidis strains isolated from both patients and carriers. There were 110 serogroupable strains, other 68 were non-groupable (NG)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Wei Li, Yuan Song, Zhijun Zhong, Xiangming Huang, Chengdong Wang, Caiwu Li, Haidi Yang, Haifeng Liu, Zhihua Ren, Jingchao Lan, Kongju Wu, Guangneng Peng
BACKGROUND: Most studies on Enterocytozoon bieneusi are conducted based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the rRNA gene, whereas some have examined E. bieneusi population structures. Currently, the population genetics of this pathogen in giant panda remains unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the E. bieneusi population in captive giant pandas in China. RESULTS: We examined 69 E. bieneusi-positive specimens from captive giant pandas in China using five loci (ITS, MS1, MS3, MS4 and MS7) to infer E...
October 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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