Doris M. Kupfer

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Genomic sequences and expressed sequence tag data for a diverse group of fungi (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Aspergillus nidulans, Neurospora crassa, and Cryptococcus neoformans) provided the opportunity to accurately characterize conserved intronic elements. An examination of large intron data sets revealed that fungal introns in(More)
Fungi comprise a large monophyletic group of uni- and multicellular eukaryotic organisms in which many species are of economic or medical importance. Fungal genomes are variable in size (13-42 Mb), and multicellular species support true spatial and temporal cell-type-specific regulation of gene expression. In a 38.8-kb Aspergillus nidulans contiguous(More)
The mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea is a classic experimental model for multicellular development in fungi because it grows on defined media, completes its life cycle in 2 weeks, produces some 10(8) synchronized meiocytes, and can be manipulated at all stages in development by mutation and transformation. The 37-megabase genome of C. cinerea was sequenced and(More)
FELINES (Finding and Examining Lots of Intron 'N' Exon Sequences) is a utility written to automate construction and analysis of high quality intron and exon sequence databases produced from EST (expressed sequence tag) to genomic sequence alignments. We demonstrated the various programs of the FELINES utility by creating intron and exon sequence databases(More)
Fescues (Festuca sp.) are major cool-season forage and turf grass species around the world. Heat stress is one of the limiting factors in the production of fescues as forage in the southern Great Plains of the US. Heat responsive gene transcripts were cloned by using suppression subtractive hybridization between a heat-tolerant and a heat-sensitive fescue(More)
1,144 sheep belonging to 21 breeds and known crosses were sequence analyzed for polymorphisms in the ovine PRNP gene. Genotype and allele frequencies of polymorphisms in PRNP known to confer resistance to scrapie, a fatal neurodegenerative disease of sheep, are reported. Known polymorphisms at codons 136 (A/V), 154 (H/R) and 171 (Q/R/H/K) were identified.(More)
Ticks infest a wide range of hosts while bypassing their immune, inflammatory and haemostatic responses during their extended feeding, which may last for more than two weeks. Here, we present a transcriptome analysis of 3868 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from three cDNA libraries generated from the salivary glands of adult female Ambyomma americanum ticks(More)
Body components of aviation accident fatalities are often scattered, disintegrated, commingled, contaminated, and/or putrefied at accident scenes. These situations may impose difficulties in victim identification/tissue matching. The prevalence of misidentification in relation to aviation accident forensic toxicology has not been well established.(More)
Sex in basidiomycete fungi is controlled by tetrapolar mating systems in which two unlinked gene complexes determine up to thousands of mating specificities, or by bipolar systems in which a single locus (MAT) specifies different sexes. The genus Ustilago contains bipolar (Ustilago hordei) and tetrapolar (Ustilago maydis) species and sexual development is(More)
In an effort to determine genes that are expressed in mycelial cultures of Neurospora crassa over the course of the circadian day, we have sequenced 13,000 cDNA clones from two time-of-day-specific libraries (morning and evening library) generating approximately 20,000 sequences. Contig analysis allowed the identification of 445 unique expressed sequence(More)