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Locusts are one of the world's most destructive agricultural pests and represent a useful model system in entomology. Here we present a draft 6.5 Gb genome sequence of Locusta migratoria, which is the largest animal genome sequenced so far. Our findings indicate that the large genome size of L. migratoria is likely to be because of transposable element(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a one-step four multiplex reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method based on Homo-Tag Assisted Non-Dimer System (HAND) system for simultaneous detection of 4 diarrhea viruses of rotavirus, astrovirus, norovirus and sapovirus. METHODS Primers were designed according to the conserved genome sequence of the 4(More)
Responses to hypoxia have been investigated in many species; however, comparative studies between conspecific geographical populations at different altitudes are rare, especially for invertebrates. The migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, is widely distributed around the world, including on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau (TP) and the low-altitude North(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between rs185983011 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3G (APOBEC3G) and the susceptibility to chronic hepatitis B. METHODS The blood samples were collected from 186 healthy subjects and 159 patients with chronic hepatitis B. The rs185983011 SNP(More)
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