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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Gene expression changes resulting from conditions such as disease, environmental stimuli, and drug use, can be monitored in the blood. However, a less invasive method of sample collection is of interest because of the discomfort and specialized personnel necessary for blood sampling especially if multiple samples are being collected. Buccal(More)
We have constructed directional and randomly primed cDNA libraries from mRNAs isolated during progressive stages of fiddler crab (Uca pugilator) limb regeneration. Data from these libraries are being assembled into an on-line database (http://www.genome.ou.edu/crab.html) that is both BLAST and keyword searchable; the data set is also available through(More)
As part of the civil aviation safety program to define the adverse effects of ethanol on flying performance, we performed a DNA microarray analysis of human whole blood samples from a five-time point study of subjects administered ethanol orally, followed by breathalyzer analysis, to monitor blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to discover significant gene(More)
BACKGROUND Biological nitrogen fixation is a prokaryotic process that plays an essential role in the global nitrogen cycle. Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571 has the dual capacity to fix nitrogen both as free-living organism and in a symbiotic interaction with Sesbania rostrata. The host is a fast-growing, submergence-tolerant tropical legume on which A.(More)
Whole blood from living subjects is a convenient matrix to use as a source of RNA for microarray experiments with human subjects especially when subject material is collected at a location other than the collaborating site conducting the microarray work. Collection methods for whole blood that include stabilization of the RNA are known but suffer from(More)
Introduction The ninth annual conference of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS 2012), " Making Sense of the Omics Data Deluge " , took place in Oxford, Mississippi February 17-8 2012. This year's Conference Chairs were Dr. Dawn Wilkins, of the University of Mississippi and Dr. Doris Kupfer, also the current MCBIOS(More)
An assay using the Federal Bureau of Investigation's human Combined DNA Identity System (CODIS) primers has been developed for polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based human identity testing. Recent forensic literature has identified several human populations that carry a deletion mutation in the Y-chromosome copy of the amelogenin locus. This is the standard(More)