Bacterial Community Sequences of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Potomac River
This recent publication in Microbiology Resource Announcements from Alexiev et al. (2020) describes findings from bacterial 16S rRNA genes from leaf and root surfaces from nine submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) samples collected along the Potomac River. A total of 6,634 microbial operational taxonomic units were identified from the collected samples. Read more.
Genome-wide Analysis of Cyclophilin Proteins in 21 Oomycetes
In MDPI Pathogens, Zhang et al. (2019) identified 16 cyclophilin orthogroups from 21 diverse oomycetes. Their findings on cyclophilin protein effectors could be the foundation for future studies of virulence. Read more.
Phenotypic Segregation of Seedling UCB-1 Hybrid Pistachio Rootstock
This recent publication in Trees from Jacygrad et al. (2019) provides evidence that roguing pistachio trees based on phenotypic indicators in the first year of growth is not effective. Read more.
Genetic Analysis of Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Spot in the Heirloom Lettuce Cultivar Reine des Glaces
In Molecular Breeding, Sandoya et al. (2019) describe bacterial leaf spot, a disease that affects lettuce, and determine genetic resistance to the pathogen in a major quantitative trait locus in linkage group 2. These findings will facilitate future studies using marker-assisted selection. Read more.
Next-generation Sequencing of dsRNA is Greatly Improved by Treatment with the Inexpensive Denaturing Agent DMSO
In Microbial Genomics, Wilcox et al. (2019) trial a suggested treatment with DMSO to improve short-read next-generation sequencing of viral dsRNA. Read more.
Acute Hypercapnia/Ischemia Alters the Esterification of Arachidonic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Epoxide Metabolites in Rat Brain Neutral Lipids
This recent publication in Europe PMC from Otoki et al. (2019) describes the significance of the esterification process of oxylipins to lipids in the brain. Read more.
Linked-read Sequencing of Gametes Allows Efficient Genome-wide Analysis of Meiotic Recombination
In Nature Communications, Sun et al. (2019) explain a new, highly-efficient method for determining genome-wide identification of meiotic crossovers. Read more.
Key Residues in TLR4-MD2 Tetramer Formation Identified by Free Energy Simulations
This publication in PLOS Computational Biology from Tafazzol and Duan (2019) describes the mechanism by which dysregulation of toll-like receptors occurs. This has broad implications for designing more effective and life-saving anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drugs. Read more.