Phylogenetic relationships among ascomycetes: evidence from an RNA polymerse II subunit.
Findings show that a slowly evolving protein-coding gene such as RPB2 is useful for diagnosing phylogenetic relationships among fungi, and suggests that fruiting body formation and forcible discharge of ascospores were characters gained early in the evolution of the Ascomycota.
Codon selection in yeast.
- J. Bennetzen, B. Hall
- BiologyJournal of Biological Chemistry
- 25 March 1982
Extreme codon bias is seen for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes for the fermentative alcohol dehydrogenase isozyme I (ADH-I) and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenased genes and a similar phenomenon is observed in the codon preferences of highly expressed genes in Escherichia coli.
Using RPB1 sequences to improve phylogenetic inference among mushrooms (Inocybe, Agaricales).
- P. Matheny, Yajuan J. Liu, J. Ammirati, B. Hall
- BiologyAmerican-Eurasian journal of botany
- 1 April 2002
This multigene study indicates that Inocy be is a monophyletic group composed of at least four distinct lineages-subgenus Mallocybe, section Cervicolores, section Rimosae, and subgenus Inocybe sensu Kühner, Kuyper, non Singer.
Body plan evolution of ascomycetes, as inferred from an RNA polymerase II phylogeny.
- Yajuan J. Liu, B. Hall
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 30 March 2004
The RPB2 phylogeny shows with significant statistical support that taxa in Pezizomycotina with ascohymenial ontogeny (ascoma generally forms after nuclear pairing) are ancestral and paraphyletic, whereas ascolocular fungi with fissitunicate asci are a clade derived from them.
Synthesis and assembly of hepatitis B virus surface antigen particles in yeast
- P. Valenzuela, A. Medina, William J. Rutter, Gustav Ammerer, B. Hall
- Biology, EngineeringNature
- 22 July 1982
The surface antigen of hepatitis B virus (HBsAg) has been synthesized in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by using an expression vector that employs the 5′-flanking region of yeast alcohol…
Phylogeny, historical biogeography, and patterns of diversification for Pinus (Pinaceae): phylogenetic tests of fossil-based hypotheses.
Usefulness of RNA polymerase II coding sequences for estimation of green plant phylogeny.
- A. Denton, B. McConaughy, B. Hall
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 August 1998
This pilot study PCR-amplified and sequenced the genes encoding the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (RPB2) from nine taxa representing tricolpate, monosulcate, and eudicot angiosperm lineages to determine the feasibility of recovering the RPB2 gene from any green plant using a single set of PCR primers and performed a preliminary evaluation of the potential phylogenetic utility of RPB 2 sequences.
The sequence of the DNAs coding for the mating-type loci of saccharomyces cerevisiae
- C. Astell, Lena Ahlstrom-Jonasson, Michael B. Smith, K. Tatchell, K. Nasmyth, B. Hall
- 1 November 1981
The Molecular Systematics of Rhododendron (Ericaceae): A Phylogeny Based Upon RPB2 Gene Sequences
- L. Goetsch, A. Eckert, B. Hall
- 1 July 2005
Modifications in Rhododendron classification are proposed, which consolidate minor subgenera and recognize monophyletic sub genera and sections, and group all Rhododendedron species into three large clades.
A Multistep Process Gave Rise to RNA Polymerase IV of Land Plants
The results show the genesis of RNAP IV to be a multistep process in which the largest and second-largest subunit genes evolved by independent duplication events in the ancestors of Charales and land plants.