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The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing
Current sampling of genomic sequence data from eukaryotes is relatively poor, biased, and inadequate to address important questions about their biology, evolution, and ecology; this Community PageExpand
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Phylogeny and Molecular Evolution of the Green Algae
The green lineage (Viridiplantae) comprises the green algae and their descendants the land plants, and is one of the major groups of oxygenic photosynthetic eukaryotes. Current hypotheses posit theExpand
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Decreased shedding of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by cattle following vaccination with type III secreted proteins.
Cattle are an important reservoir of Escherichia coli O157:H7 leading to contamination of food and water, and subsequent human disease. This pathogen colonizes its hosts by producing several proteinsExpand
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Mitochondrial and plastid genome architecture: Reoccurring themes, but significant differences at the extremes
  • D. Smith, P. Keeling
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 26 March 2015
Mitochondrial and plastid genomes show a wide array of architectures, varying immensely in size, structure, and content. Some organelle DNAs have even developed elaborate eccentricities, such asExpand
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Unparalleled GC content in the plastid DNA of Selaginella
  • D. Smith
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • 23 September 2009
One of the more conspicuous features of plastid DNA (ptDNA) is its low guanine and cytosine (GC) content. As of February 2009, all completely-sequenced plastid genomes have a GC content below 43%Expand
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Correlation between Nuclear Plastid DNA Abundance and Plastid Number Supports the Limited Transfer Window Hypothesis
The abundance of nuclear plastid DNA-like sequences (NUPTs) in nuclear genomes can vary immensely; however, the forces responsible for this variation are poorly understood. “The limited transferExpand
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The Dunaliella salina organelle genomes: large sequences, inflated with intronic and intergenic DNA
BackgroundDunaliella salina Teodoresco, a unicellular, halophilic green alga belonging to the Chlorophyceae, is among the most industrially important microalgae. This is because D. salina can produceExpand
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The GC-Rich Mitochondrial and Plastid Genomes of the Green Alga Coccomyxa Give Insight into the Evolution of Organelle DNA Nucleotide Landscape
Most of the available mitochondrial and plastid genome sequences are biased towards adenine and thymine (AT) over guanine and cytosine (GC). Examples of GC-rich organelle DNAs are limited to a smallExpand
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A Plastid without a Genome: Evidence from the Nonphotosynthetic Green Algal Genus Polytomella1[W][OPEN]
Genome and transcriptome sequencing of species from the nonphotosynthetic green algal genus Polytomella revealed no evidence of a plastid genome or associated gene expression system and presents anExpand
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Mutation Rates in Plastid Genomes: They Are Lower than You Might Think
  • D. Smith
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Genome biology and evolution
  • 13 April 2015
Within plastid-bearing species, the mutation rate of the plastid genome is often assumed to be greater than that of the mitochondrial genome. This assumption is based on early, pioneering studies ofExpand
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