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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918537/the-genome-and-transcriptome-of-japanese-flounder-provide-insights-into-flatfish-asymmetry
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Changwei Shao, Baolong Bao, Zhiyuan Xie, Xinye Chen, Bo Li, Xiaodong Jia, Qiulin Yao, Guillermo Ortí, Wenhui Li, Xihong Li, Kristin Hamre, Juan Xu, Lei Wang, Fangyuan Chen, Yongsheng Tian, Alex M Schreiber, Na Wang, Fen Wei, Jilin Zhang, Zhongdian Dong, Lei Gao, Junwei Gai, Takashi Sakamoto, Sudong Mo, Wenjun Chen, Qiong Shi, Hui Li, Yunji Xiu, Yangzhen Li, Wenteng Xu, Zhiyi Shi, Guojie Zhang, Deborah M Power, Qingyin Wang, Manfred Schartl, Songlin Chen
Flatfish have the most extreme asymmetric body morphology of vertebrates. During metamorphosis, one eye migrates to the contralateral side of the skull, and this migration is accompanied by extensive craniofacial transformations and simultaneous development of lopsided body pigmentation. The evolution of this developmental and physiological innovation remains enigmatic. Comparative genomics of two flatfish and transcriptomic analyses during metamorphosis point to a role for thyroid hormone and retinoic acid signaling, as well as phototransduction pathways...
December 5, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871088/structure-of-photosystem-ii-and-substrate-binding-at-room-temperature
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Iris D Young, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ruchira Chatterjee, Sheraz Gul, Franklin D Fuller, Sergey Koroidov, Aaron S Brewster, Rosalie Tran, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Thomas Kroll, Tara Michels-Clark, Hartawan Laksmono, Raymond G Sierra, Claudiu A Stan, Rana Hussein, Miao Zhang, Lacey Douthit, Markus Kubin, Casper de Lichtenberg, Long Vo Pham, Håkan Nilsson, Mun Hon Cheah, Dmitriy Shevela, Claudio Saracini, Mackenzie A Bean, Ina Seuffert, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Tsu-Chien Weng, Ernest Pastor, Clemens Weninger, Thomas Fransson, Louise Lassalle, Philipp Bräuer, Pierre Aller, Peter T Docker, Babak Andi, Allen M Orville, James M Glownia, Silke Nelson, Marcin Sikorski, Diling Zhu, Mark S Hunter, Thomas J Lane, Andy Aquila, Jason E Koglin, Joseph Robinson, Mengning Liang, Sébastien Boutet, Artem Y Lyubimov, Monarin Uervirojnangkoorn, Nigel W Moriarty, Dorothee Liebschner, Pavel V Afonine, David G Waterman, Gwyndaf Evans, Philippe Wernet, Holger Dobbek, William I Weis, Axel T Brunger, Petrus H Zwart, Paul D Adams, Athina Zouni, Johannes Messinger, Uwe Bergmann, Nicholas K Sauter, Jan Kern, Vittal K Yachandra, Junko Yano
Light-induced oxidation of water by photosystem II (PS II) in plants, algae and cyanobacteria has generated most of the dioxygen in the atmosphere. PS II, a membrane-bound multi-subunit pigment protein complex, couples the one-electron photochemistry at the reaction centre with the four-electron redox chemistry of water oxidation at the Mn4CaO5 cluster in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC). Under illumination, the OEC cycles through five intermediate S-states (S0 to S4), in which S1 is the dark-stable state and S3 is the last semi-stable state before O-O bond formation and O2 evolution...
November 21, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866864/anatomical-histochemical-and-immunohistochemical-characterisation-of-the-cardiac-outflow-tract-of-the-silver-arowana-osteoglossum-bicirrhosum-teleostei-osteoglossiformes
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Miguel Lorenzale, Miguel A López-Unzu, M Carmen Fernández, Ana C Durán, Borja Fernández, M Teresa Soto-Navarrete, Valentín Sans-Coma
The cardiac outflow tract of chondrichthyans and actinopterygians is composed of a myocardial conus arteriosus and a non-myocardial bulbus arteriosus. In teleosts, the conus has been subjected to a reduction in size over the evolution in conjunction with the further development of the bulbus. Most studies on the outflow tract of the teleost heart refer to species of modern groups and are mainly devoted to the bulbus. Knowledge on the outflow tract of species belonging to early teleost groups is scarce. The aim here was to characterise the structure of the cardiac outflow tract of the silver arowana, a representative of the ancient teleost clade of the Osteoglossomorpha...
September 28, 2016: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824724/multiple-evanescent-white-dot-syndrome-with-central-visual-loss
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Gaetano R Barile, Sarah A Harmon
PURPOSE: To report the clinical case of a 64-year-old man who developed several features of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) but with central visual loss that persisted because of significant structural macular disease. METHODS: A case report was generated by a review of the clinical course and imaging investigations of one patient, along with review of the literature. RESULTS: A 64-year-old man noted decreased vision in the right eye for 2 weeks, associated with a central scotoma with shimmering, gauze effect of the vision...
November 7, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814569/deciphering-the-ecophysiological-traits-involved-during-water-stress-acclimation-and-recovery-of-the-threatened-wild-carnation-dianthus-inoxianus
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Javier López-Jurado, Francisco Balao, Enrique Mateos-Naranjo
Dianthus inoxianus is an endangered species endemic from a small littoral area in the SW Spain, with an unusual flowering season under the adverse conditions of dry Mediterranean summer. A greenhouse experiment was designed to assess the physiological traits involved in drought acclimation and recovery of 3-month-old plants. The evolution of plant water status, leaf gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, photosynthetic pigments concentrations and a quantitative analysis of photosynthesis limitations were followed during water stress and re-watering...
October 27, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806375/developmental-mechanisms-of-stripe-patterns-in-rodents
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Ricardo Mallarino, Corneliu Henegar, Mercedes Mirasierra, Marie Manceau, Carsten Schradin, Mario Vallejo, Slobodan Beronja, Gregory S Barsh, Hopi E Hoekstra
Mammalian colour patterns are among the most recognizable characteristics found in nature and can have a profound impact on fitness. However, little is known about the mechanisms underlying the formation and subsequent evolution of these patterns. Here we show that, in the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio), periodic dorsal stripes result from underlying differences in melanocyte maturation, which give rise to spatial variation in hair colour. We identify the transcription factor ALX3 as a regulator of this process...
November 2, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799434/spectroscopic-characterization-of-sixteenth-century-panel-painting-references-using-raman-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-and-helium-raman-system-for-in-situ-analysis-of-ibero-american-colonial-paintings
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María Angélica García-Bucio, Edgar Casanova-González, José Luis Ruvalcaba-Sil, Elsa Arroyo-Lemus, Alejandro Mitrani-Viggiano
Colonial panel paintings constitute an essential part of Latin-American cultural heritage. Their study is vital for understanding the manufacturing process, including its evolution in history, as well as its authorship, dating and other information significant to art history and conservation purposes. Raman spectroscopy supplies a non-destructive characterization tool, which can be implemented for in situ analysis, via portable equipment. Specific methodologies must be developed, comprising the elaboration of reference panel paintings using techniques and materials similar to those of the analysed period, as well as the determination of the best analysis conditions for different pigments and ground preparations...
December 13, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799427/pigment-analysis-by-raman-microscopy-and-portable-x-ray-fluorescence-pxrf-of-thirteenth-to-fourteenth-century-illuminations-and-cuttings-from-bologna
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Tracey D Chaplin, Robin J H Clark, Richard Jones, Robert Gibbs
Non-destructive pigment analysis by Raman microscopy (RM) and portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) has been carried out on some Bolognese illuminations and cuttings chosen to represent the beginnings, evolution and height of Bolognese illuminated manuscript production. Dating to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and held in a private collection, the study provides evidence for the pigments generally used in this period. The results, which are compared with those obtained for other north Italian artwork, show the developments in usage of artistic materials and technique...
December 13, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796282/evolution-of-heterogeneous-genome-differentiation-across-multiple-contact-zones-in-a-crow-species-complex
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Nagarjun Vijay, Christen M Bossu, Jelmer W Poelstra, Matthias H Weissensteiner, Alexander Suh, Alexey P Kryukov, Jochen B W Wolf
Uncovering the genetic basis of species diversification is a central goal in evolutionary biology. Yet, the link between the accumulation of genomic changes during population divergence and the evolutionary forces promoting reproductive isolation is poorly understood. Here, we analysed 124 genomes of crow populations with various degrees of genome-wide differentiation, with parallelism of a sexually selected plumage phenotype, and ongoing hybridization. Overall, heterogeneity in genetic differentiation along the genome was best explained by linked selection exposed on a shared genome architecture...
October 31, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771938/uv-associated-decline-in-systemic-folate-implications-for-human-nutrigenetics-health-and-evolutionary-processes
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Mark Lucock, Emma Beckett, Charlotte Martin, Patrice Jones, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G Jablonski, George Chaplin, Martin Veysey
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine whether UV exposure alters folate status according to C677T-MTHFR genotype, and to consider the relevance of this to human health and the evolutionary model of skin pigmentation. METHODS: Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) satellite data were used to examine surface UV-irradiance, as a marker of UV exposure, in a large (n = 649) Australian cross-sectional study population. PCR/RFLP analysis was used to genotype C677T-MTHFR...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760139/local-adaptation-of-sun-exposure-dependent-gene-expression-regulation-in-human-skin
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Ryosuke Kita, Hunter B Fraser
Sun-exposure is a key environmental variable in the study of human evolution. Several skin-pigmentation genes serve as classical examples of positive selection, suggesting that sun-exposure has significantly shaped worldwide genomic variation. Here we investigate the interaction between genetic variation and sun-exposure, and how this impacts gene expression regulation. Using RNA-Seq data from 607 human skin samples, we identified thousands of transcripts that are differentially expressed between sun-exposed skin and non-sun-exposed skin...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757952/evolutionary-innovation-and-diversification-of-carotenoid-based-pigmentation-in-finches
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Russell A Ligon, Richard K Simpson, Nicholas A Mason, Geoffrey E Hill, Kevin J McGraw
The ornaments used by animals to mediate social interactions are diverse, and by reconstructing their evolutionary pathways we can gain new insights into the mechanisms underlying ornamental innovation and variability. Here, we examine variation in plumage carotenoids among the true finches (Aves: Fringillidae) using biochemical and comparative phylogenetic analyses to reconstruct the evolutionary history of carotenoid states and evaluate competing models of carotenoid evolution. Our comparative analyses reveal that the most likely ancestor of finches used dietary carotenoids as yellow plumage colorants, and that the ability to metabolically modify dietary carotenoids into more complex pigments arose secondarily once finches began to use modified carotenoids to create red plumage...
October 19, 2016: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739524/characterization-of-factors-underlying-the-metabolic-shifts-in-developing-kernels-of-colored-maize
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Chaoyang Hu, Quanlin Li, Xuefang Shen, Sheng Quan, Hong Lin, Lei Duan, Yifa Wang, Qian Luo, Guorun Qu, Qing Han, Yuan Lu, Dabing Zhang, Zheng Yuan, Jianxin Shi
Elucidation of the metabolic pathways determining pigmentation and their underlying regulatory mechanisms in maize kernels is of high importance in attempts to improve the nutritional composition of our food. In this study, we compared dynamics in the transcriptome and metabolome between colored SW93 and white SW48 by integrating RNA-Seq and non-targeted metabolomics. Our data revealed that expression of enzyme coding genes and levels of primary metabolites decreased gradually from 11 to 21 DAP, corresponding well with the physiological change of developing maize kernels from differentiation through reserve accumulation to maturation, which was cultivar independent...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729434/little-white-lies-pericarp-color-provides-insights-into-the-origins-and-evolution-of-southeast-asian-weedy-rice
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Yongxia Cui, Beng Kah Song, Lin-Feng Li, Ya-Ling Li, Zhongyun Huang, Ana L Caicedo, Yulin Jia, Kenneth M Olsen
Weedy rice is a conspecific form of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.) that infests rice fields and results in severe crop losses. Weed strains in different world regions appear to have originated multiple times from different domesticated and/or wild rice progenitors. In the case of Malaysian weedy rice, a multiple-origin model has been proposed based on neutral markers and analyses of domestication genes for hull color and seed shattering. Here we examined variation in pericarp (bran) color and its molecular basis to address how this trait evolved in Malaysian weeds and its possible role in weed adaptation...
October 11, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718492/efficacy-of-growth-hormone-therapy-in-kearns-sayre-syndrome-the-kigs-experience
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Jose Bernardo Quintos, Juanita K Hodax, Bryn A Gonzales-Ellis, Chanika Phornphutkul, Michael P Wajnrajch, Charlotte M Boney
Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) is characterized by external ophthalmoplegia, retinal pigmentation and cardiac conduction defects due to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletions. Short stature and growth hormone (GH) deficiency have been reported in KSS, but data on GH treatment is limited. We describe the clinical presentation, phenotype evolution, and response to GH in a patient with KSS and report data on eight additional KSS patients from the KIGS database. Our patient with KSS and GH deficiency achieved a final adult height at -0...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698666/in-silico-analysis-of-gene-expression-network-components-underlying-pigmentation-phenotypes-in-the-python-identified-evolutionarily-conserved-clusters-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites
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Kristopher J L Irizarry, Randall L Bryden
Color variation provides the opportunity to investigate the genetic basis of evolution and selection. Reptiles are less studied than mammals. Comparative genomics approaches allow for knowledge gained in one species to be leveraged for use in another species. We describe a comparative vertebrate analysis of conserved regulatory modules in pythons aimed at assessing bioinformatics evidence that transcription factors important in mammalian pigmentation phenotypes may also be important in python pigmentation phenotypes...
2016: Advances in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659174/-photosystem-ii-the-water-splitting-enzyme-of-photosynthesis-and-the-origin-of-oxygen-in-our-atmosphere
#17
James Barber
About 3 billion years ago an enzyme emerged which would dramatically change the chemical composition of our planet and set in motion an unprecedented explosion in biological activity. This enzyme used solar energy to power the thermodynamically and chemically demanding reaction of water splitting. In so doing it provided biology with an unlimited supply of reducing equivalents needed to convert carbon dioxide into the organic molecules of life while at the same time produced oxygen to transform our planetary atmosphere from an anaerobic to an aerobic state...
January 2016: Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649467/colour-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-receptor-sensitivities-and-neural-circuits-underlying-colour-opponency-and-colour-perception
#18
Almut Kelber
Colour vision-the ability to discriminate spectral differences irrespective of variations in intensity-has two basic requirements: (1) photoreceptors with different spectral sensitivities, and (2) neural comparison of signals from these photoreceptors. Major progress has been made understanding the evolution of the basic stages of colour vision-opsin pigments, screening pigments, and the first neurons coding chromatic opponency, and similarities between mammals and insects point to general mechanisms. However, much work is still needed to unravel full colour pathways in various animals...
September 17, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638419/a-variable-genetic-architecture-of-melanic-evolution-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Héloïse Bastide, Jeremy D Lange, Justin B Lack, Amir Yassin, John E Pool
Unraveling the genetic architecture of adaptive phenotypic divergence is a fundamental quest in evolutionary biology. In Drosophila melanogaster, high-altitude melanism has evolved in separate mountain ranges in sub-Saharan Africa, potentially as an adaptation to UV intensity. We investigated the genetic basis of this melanism in three populations using a new bulk segregant analysis mapping method. We identified 19 distinct QTL regions from 9 mapping crosses, with several QTL peaks overlapping between two or all populations, and yet different crosses involving the same melanic population commonly yielded distinct QTLs...
September 16, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635308/specific-carotenoid-pigments-in-the-diet-and-a-bit-of-oxidative-stress-in-the-recipe-for-producing-red-carotenoid-based-signals
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Esther García-de Blas, Rafael Mateo, Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
Colorful ornaments have been the focus of sexual selection studies since the work of Darwin. Yellow to red coloration is often produced by carotenoid pigments. Different hypotheses have been formulated to explain the evolution of these traits as signals of individual quality. Many of these hypotheses involve the existence of a signal production cost. The carotenoids necessary for signaling can only be obtained from food. In this line, carotenoid-based signals could reveal an individual's capacity to find sufficient dietary pigments...
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