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The prevalence of antisense RNA in eukaryotes is not known and only a few naturally occurring antisense transcripts have been assigned a function. However, the recent identification of a large number of putative antisense transcripts strengthens the view that antisense RNAs might affect a wider variety of processes than previously thought. Here we show that(More)
In filamentous fungi, including the model organism Neurospora crassa, plentiful biological tissue from which RNA can be extracted may be obtained by allowing fungal spores to germinate and form a mycelium in liquid culture. The mycelium constitutes a mosaic of multinuclear, tubular filaments known as hyphae or mycelia. In general, when exposed to air,(More)
The burrow emergence activity of the wild caught ragworm Nereis virens Sars associated with food prospecting was investigated under various photoperiodic (LD) and simulated tidal cycles (STC) using a laboratory based actograph. Just over half (57%) of the animals under LD with STC displayed significant tidal (approximately 12.4 h) and/or lunar-day(More)
Researchers working on environmentally relevant organisms, populations, and communities are increasingly turning to the application of OMICS technologies to answer fundamental questions about the natural world, how it changes over time, and how it is influenced by anthropogenic factors. In doing so, the need to capture meta-data that accurately describes(More)
In Northern analysis the presence of specific RNA transcripts is detected and their quantity can be estimated. RNA is separated using denaturing agarose gel electrophoresis and is subsequently transferred and fixed to a solid support, such as a nitrocellulose filter. When labeled probes are hybridized to these immobilized RNA molecules, their presence can(More)
In the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa the production of asexual spores (conidia) is regulated by its circadian clock. When the fungus is grown on a thin layer of agar medium in long growth tubes (so-called "race tubes"), restricting its growth to one direction only, bright orange bands are clearly visible. This banding pattern persists with a(More)
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