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HelitronScanner uncovers a large overlooked cache of Helitron transposons in many plant genomes
Significance Helitrons are unusual rolling-circle eukaryotic transposons with a remarkable ability to capture gene sequences, which makes them of considerable evolutionary importance. BecauseExpand
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Genome of the long-living sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.)
BackgroundSacred lotus is a basal eudicot with agricultural, medicinal, cultural and religious importance. It was domesticated in Asia about 7,000 years ago, and cultivated for its rhizomes and seedsExpand
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The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions
Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), aExpand
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The polychromatic Helitron landscape of the maize genome
Maize Helitron transposons are intriguing because of their notable ability to capture gene fragments and move them around the genome. To document more extensively their variability and theirExpand
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The maize W22 genome provides a foundation for functional genomics and transposon biology
The maize W22 inbred has served as a platform for maize genetics since the mid twentieth century. To streamline maize genome analyses, we have sequenced and de novo assembled a W22 reference genomeExpand
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Genomics Education Partnership
The Genomics Education Partnership offers an inclusive model for undergraduate research experiences, with students pooling their work to contribute to international databases.
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A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time
While course-based research in genomics can generate both knowledge gains and a greater appreciation for how science is done, a significant investment of course time is required to enable students toExpand
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Drosophila Muller F Elements Maintain a Distinct Set of Genomic Properties Over 40 Million Years of Evolution
The Muller F element (4.2 Mb, ~80 protein-coding genes) is an unusual autosome of Drosophila melanogaster; it is mostly heterochromatic with a low recombination rate. To investigate how theseExpand
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Computational prediction and molecular confirmation of Helitron transposons in the maize genome
BackgroundHelitrons represent a new class of transposable elements recently uncovered in plants and animals. One remarkable feature of Helitrons is their ability to capture gene sequences, whichExpand
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A Central Support System Can Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability of a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics
There have been numerous calls to engage students in science as science is done. A survey of 90-plus faculty members explores barriers and incentives when developing a research-based genomics course.Expand
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