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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927427/first-molecular-detection-and-characterization-of-zoonotic-bartonella-species-in-fleas-infesting-domestic-animals-in-tunisia
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Saba Zouari, Fatma Khrouf, Youmna M'ghirbi, Ali Bouattour
BACKGROUND: Bartonellosis is an emerging vector-borne disease caused by different intracellular bacteria of the genus Bartonella (Rhizobiales: Bartonellaceae) that is transmitted primarily by blood-sucking arthropods such as sandflies, ticks and fleas. In Tunisia, there are no data available identifying the vectors of Bartonella spp. In our research, we used molecular methods to detect and characterize Bartonella species circulating in fleas collected from domestic animals in several of the country's bioclimatic areas...
September 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912548/phylogenetic-implications-of-nuclear-rrna-igs-variation-in-stipa-l-poaceae
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Katarzyna Krawczyk, Marcin Nobis, Arkadiusz Nowak, Monika Szczecińska, Jakub Sawicki
The article takes up the problem of deficiency of molecular marker, which could illustrate molecular variability as well as phylogenetic relation within the genus of Stipa L. (Poaceae). Researches made so far hadn't delivered sufficient information about relationships between particular taxa from the genus of Stipa. In the present study, we analyzed variability and phylogenetic informativeness of nuclear ribosomal DNA in six species from the genus against five other species from Poaceae including a division of this region into functional elements and domains...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911667/dna-barcode-and-identification-of-the-varieties-and-provenances-of-taiwan-s-domestic-and-imported-made-teas-using-ribosomal-internal-transcribed-spacer-2-sequences
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Shih-Chieh Lee, Chia-Hsiang Wang, Cheng-En Yen, Chieh Chang
The major aim of made tea identification is to identify the variety and provenance of the tea plant. The present experiment used 113 tea plants [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] housed at the Tea Research and Extension Substation, from which 113 internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) fragments, 104 trnL intron, and 98 trnL-trnF intergenic sequence region DNA sequences were successfully sequenced. The similarity of the ITS2 nucleotide sequences between tea plants housed at the Tea Research and Extension Substation was 0...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911333/profiling-bacterial-communities-by-minion-sequencing-of-ribosomal-operons
#4
Lee J Kerkhof, Kevin P Dillon, Max M Häggblom, Lora R McGuinness
BACKGROUND: An approach utilizing the long-read capability of the Oxford Nanopore MinION to rapidly sequence bacterial ribosomal operons of complex natural communities was developed. Microbial fingerprinting employs domain-specific forward primers (16S rRNA subunit), reverse primers (23S rRNA subunit), and a high-fidelity Taq polymerase with proofreading capabilities. Amplicons contained both ribosomal subunits for broad-based phylogenetic assignment (~ 3900 bp of sequence), plus the intergenic spacer (ITS) region (~ 300 bp) for potential strain-specific identification...
September 15, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886724/composition-of-anopheles-mosquitoes-their-blood-meal-hosts-and-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-rates-in-three-islands-with-disparate-bed-net-coverage-in-lake-victoria-kenya
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Edwin Ogola, Jandouwe Villinger, Danspaid Mabuka, David Omondi, Benedict Orindi, James Mutunga, Vincent Owino, Daniel K Masiga
BACKGROUND: Small islands serve as potential malaria reservoirs through which new infections might come to the mainland and may be important targets in malaria elimination efforts. This study investigated malaria vector species diversity, blood-meal hosts, Plasmodium infection rates, and long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) coverage on Mageta, Magare and Ngodhe Islands of Lake Victoria in western Kenya, a region where extensive vector control is implemented on the mainland. RESULTS: From trapping for six consecutive nights per month (November 2012 to March 2015) using CDC light traps, pyrethrum spray catches and backpack aspiration, 1868 Anopheles mosquitoes were collected...
September 8, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874137/mitochondrial-genomes-of-blister-beetles-coleoptera-meloidae-and-two-large-intergenic-spacers-in-hycleus-genera
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Chao Du, Lifang Zhang, Ting Lu, Jingnan Ma, Chenjuan Zeng, Bisong Yue, Xiuyue Zhang
BACKGROUND: Insect mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) exhibit high diversity in some lineages. The gene rearrangement and large intergenic spacer (IGS) have been reported in several Coleopteran species, although very little is known about mitogenomes of Meloidae. RESULTS: We determined complete or nearly complete mitogenomes of seven meloid species. The circular genomes encode 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNAs (tRNAs) and two ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs), and contain a control region, with gene arrangement identical to the ancestral type for insects...
September 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817651/comparative-genetic-analysis-of-the-45s-rdna-intergenic-spacers-from-three-saccharum-species
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Yongji Huang, Fan Yu, Xueting Li, Ling Luo, Jiayun Wu, Yongqing Yang, Zuhu Deng, Rukai Chen, Muqing Zhang
The 45S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) units are separated by an intergenic spacer (IGS) containing the signals for transcription and processing of rRNAs. For the first time, we sequenced and analyzed the entire IGS region from three original species within the genus Saccharum, including S. spontaneum, S. robustum, and S. officinarum in this study. We have compared the IGS organization within three original species of the genus Saccharum. The IGS of these three original species showed similar overall organizations comprised of putative functional elements needed for rRNA gene activity as well as a non-transcribed spacer (NTS), a promoter region, and an external transcribed spacer (ETS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800082/complete-chloroplast-genome-sequence-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-medicinal-plant-artemisia-annua
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Xiaofeng Shen, Mingli Wu, Baosheng Liao, Zhixiang Liu, Rui Bai, Shuiming Xiao, Xiwen Li, Boli Zhang, Jiang Xu, Shilin Chen
The complete chloroplast genome of Artemisia annua (Asteraceae), the primary source of artemisinin, was sequenced and analyzed. The A. annua cp genome is 150,995 bp, and harbors a pair of inverted repeat regions (IRa and IRb), of 24,850 bp each that separate large (LSC, 82,988 bp) and small (SSC, 18,267 bp) single-copy regions. Our annotation revealed that the A. annua cp genome contains 113 genes and 18 duplicated genes. The gene order in the SSC region of A. annua is inverted; this fact is consistent with the sequences of chloroplast genomes from three other Artemisia species...
August 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791039/impact-of-transgenic-brassica-napus-harboring-the-antifungal-synthetic-chitinase-nic-gene-on-rhizosphere-microbial-diversity-and-enzyme-activities
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Mohammad S Khan, Syed U Sadat, Asad Jan, Iqbal Munir
Transgenic Brassica napus harboring the synthetic chitinase (NiC) gene exhibits broad-spectrum antifungal resistance. As the rhizosphere microorganisms play an important role in element cycling and nutrient transformation, therefore, biosafety assessment of NiC containing transgenic plants on soil ecosystem is a regulatory requirement. The current study is designed to evaluate the impact of NiC gene on the rhizosphere enzyme activities and microbial community structure. The transgenic lines with the synthetic chitinase gene (NiC) showed resistance to Alternaria brassicicola, a common disease causing fungal pathogen...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790364/chloroplast-genomes-of-arabidopsis-halleri-ssp-gemmifera-and-arabidopsis-lyrata-ssp-petraea-structures-and-comparative-analysis
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Sajjad Asaf, Abdul Latif Khan, Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Sang-Mo Kang, Byung-Wook Yun, In-Jung Lee
We investigated the complete chloroplast (cp) genomes of non-model Arabidopsis halleri ssp. gemmifera and Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. petraea using Illumina paired-end sequencing to understand their genetic organization and structure. Detailed bioinformatics analysis revealed genome sizes of both subspecies ranging between 154.4~154.5 kbp, with a large single-copy region (84,197~84,158 bp), a small single-copy region (17,738~17,813 bp) and pair of inverted repeats (IRa/IRb; 26,264~26,259 bp). Both cp genomes encode 130 genes, including 85 protein-coding genes, eight ribosomal RNA genes and 37 transfer RNA genes...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763486/comparative-analysis-of-complete-plastid-genomes-from-wild-soybean-glycine-soja-and-nine-other-glycine-species
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Sajjad Asaf, Abdul Latif Khan, Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Qari Muhammad Imran, Sang-Mo Kang, Khdija Al-Hosni, Eun Ju Jeong, Ko Eun Lee, In-Jung Lee
The plastid genomes of different plant species exhibit significant variation, thereby providing valuable markers for exploring evolutionary relationships and population genetics. Glycine soja (wild soybean) is recognized as the wild ancestor of cultivated soybean (G. max), representing a valuable genetic resource for soybean breeding programmes. In the present study, the complete plastid genome of G. soja was sequenced using Illumina paired-end sequencing and then compared it for the first time with previously reported plastid genome sequences from nine other Glycine species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713393/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-of-chinese-bayberry-morella-rubra-myricaceae-implications-for-understanding-the-evolution-of-fagales
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Lu-Xian Liu, Rui Li, James R P Worth, Xian Li, Pan Li, Kenneth M Cameron, Cheng-Xin Fu
Morella rubra (Myricaceae), also known as Chinese bayberry, is an economically important, subtropical, evergreen fruit tree. The phylogenetic placement of Myricaceae within Fagales and the origin of Chinese bayberry's domestication are still unresolved. In this study, we report the chloroplast (cp) genome of M. rubra and take advantage of several previously reported chloroplast genomes from related taxa to examine patterns of evolution in Fagales. The cp genomes of three M. rubra individuals were 159,478, 159,568, and 159...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684375/complete-mitochondrial-genome-of-triatoma-infestans-hemiptera-reduviidae-triatominae-main-vector-of-chagas-disease
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Sebastián Pita, Francisco Panzera, Jesús Vela, Pablo Mora, Teresa Palomeque, Pedro Lorite
The complete mitogenome of Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease in South America, was obtained by combining Illumina and Sanger sequencing sequence data. The 17,301bp long genome contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs, 2 ribosomal RNAs, and a control region. The number, order and orientation of mitochondrial genes are the same as in T. dimidiata, the only Triatominae mt genome published so far. The main differences between both mitogenomes are found in the control region and in the intergenic spacer between the nd1 gene and the tRNA-Ser...
July 3, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642589/multiple-origins-and-a-narrow-genepool-characterise-the-african-tea-germplasm-concordant-patterns-revealed-by-nuclear-and-plastid-dna-markers
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Moses Cheloti Wambulwa, Muditha Kasun Meegahakumbura, Samson Kamunya, Alice Muchugi, Michael Möller, Jie Liu, Jian-Chu Xu, De-Zhu Li, Lian-Ming Gao
Despite the highly economic value of tea in Africa, its genetic and geographic origins remain largely unexplored. Here we address this by collecting 439 samples across 11 countries in Africa and Asia to investigate the origin and genepool composition of African tea based on 23 nuclear microsatellites loci (nSSRs) and three cpDNA intergenic spacer regions. Our results indicated that the African tea represents a potpourri originating from multiple introductions over time. The nSSR analysis revealed that the majority (79%) of tea accessions collected in Africa belong to Indian Assam tea which have likely originated from India and/or Sri Lanka...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620408/quality-control-of-the-traditional-patent-medicine-yimu-wan-based-on-smrt-sequencing-and-dna-barcoding
#15
Jing Jia, Zhichao Xu, Tianyi Xin, Linchun Shi, Jingyuan Song
Substandard traditional patent medicines may lead to global safety-related issues. Protecting consumers from the health risks associated with the integrity and authenticity of herbal preparations is of great concern. Of particular concern is quality control for traditional patent medicines. Here, we establish an effective approach for verifying the biological composition of traditional patent medicines based on single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing and DNA barcoding. Yimu Wan (YMW), a classical herbal prescription recorded in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, was chosen to test the method...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608849/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequences-of-fritillaria-ussuriensis-maxim-and-fritillaria-cirrhosa-d-don-and-comparative-analysis-with-other-fritillaria-species
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Inkyu Park, Wook Jin Kim, Sang-Min Yeo, Goya Choi, Young-Min Kang, Renzhe Piao, Byeong Cheol Moon
The genus Fritillaria belongs to the widely distributed Liliaceae. The bulbs of Fritillaria, F. ussuriensis and F. cirrhosa are valuable herbaceous medicinal ingredients. However, they are still used indiscriminately in herbal medicine. Identification and molecular phylogenic analysis of Fritillaria species are therefore required. Here, we report the complete chloroplast (CP) genome sequences of F. ussuriensis and F. cirrhosa. The two Fritillaria CP genomes were 151,524 and 151,083 bp in length, respectively, and each included a pair of inverted repeated regions (52,678 and 52,156 bp) that was separated by a large single copy region (81,732 and 81,390 bp), and a small single copy region (17,114 and 17,537 bp)...
June 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598968/comparative-mitochondrial-genome-analysis-of-daphnis-nerii-and-other-lepidopteran-insects-reveals-conserved-mitochondrial-genome-organization-and-phylogenetic-relationships
#17
Yu Sun, Chen Chen, Jin Gao, Muhammad Nadeem Abbas, Saima Kausar, Cen Qian, Lei Wang, Guoqing Wei, Bao-Jian Zhu, Chao-Liang Liu
In the present study, the complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of Daphnis nerii (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) is described. The mitogenome (15,247 bp) of D.nerii encodes13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs), two ribosomal RNA genes (rRNAs) and an adenine (A) + thymine (T)-rich region. Its gene complement and order is similar to that of other sequenced lepidopterans. The 12 PCGs initiated by ATN codons except for cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene that is seemingly initiated by the CGA codon as documented in other insect mitogenomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582433/travelling-to-the-south-phylogeographic-spatial-diffusion-model-in-monttea-aphylla-plantaginaceae-an-endemic-plant-of-the-monte-desert
#18
Matias C Baranzelli, Andrea Cosacov, Gabriela Ferreiro, Leigh A Johnson, Alicia N Sérsic
Effects of Pleistocene climatic oscillations on plant phylogeographic patterns are relatively well studied in forest, savanna and grassland biomes, but such impacts remain less explored on desert regions of the world, especially in South America. Here, we performed a phylogeographical study of Monttea aphylla, an endemic species of the Monte Desert, to understand the evolutionary history of vegetation communities inhabiting the South American Arid Diagonal. We obtained sequences of three chloroplast (trnS-trnfM, trnH-psbA and trnQ-rps16) and one nuclear (ITS) intergenic spacers from 272 individuals of 34 localities throughout the range of the species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566081/-a-rarely-isolated-bacterium-in-microbiology-laboratories-streptococcus-uberis
#19
Canan Eryıldız, Şebnem Bukavaz, Şaban Gürcan, Osman Hatipoğlu
Streptococcus uberis is a gram-positive bacterium that is mostly responsible for mastitis in cattle. The bacterium rarely has been associated with human infections. Conventional phenotyphic methods can be inadequate for the identification of S.uberis; and in microbiology laboratories S.uberis is confused with the other streptococci and enterococci isolates. Recently, molecular methods are recommended for the accurate identification of S.uberis isolates. The aim of this report is to present a lower respiratory tract infection case caused by S...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549151/borrelia-species-detected-in-ticks-feeding-on-wild-korean-water-deer-hydropotes-inermis-using-molecular-and-genotypic-analyses
#20
D VanBik, S H Lee, M G Seo, B R Jeon, Y K Goo, S J Park, M H Rhee, O D Kwon, T H Kim, P J L Geraldino, D Kwak
Lyme borreliosis is a vector-borne disease transmitted through the bite of ticks infected by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group, including B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, B. afzelii, and B. garinii. The goal of the present study was to detect Borrelia species in ticks infesting wild Korean water deer (KWD; Hydropotes inermis Swinhoe), using molecular and genotypic analyses. In total, 48 ticks were collected from KWD, all of which were morphologically identified as Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann that is dominant in Korea...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
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