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Identification of soybean microRNAs and their targets
The microRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly identified class of small non-protein-coding regulatory RNA. Using comparative genomics, we identified 69 miRNAs belonging to 33 families in the domesticatedExpand
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Nuclear Progestin Receptor (Pgr) Knockouts in Zebrafish Demonstrate Role for Pgr in Ovulation but Not in Rapid Non-Genomic Steroid Mediated Meiosis Resumption
Progestins, progesterone derivatives, are the most critical signaling steroid for initiating final oocyte maturation (FOM) and ovulation, in order to advance fully-grown immature oocytes to becomeExpand
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Purification and characterization of bile salt hydrolase from Bacteroides fragilis subsp. fragilis.
A high-molecular-weight (250 000) bile salt hydrolase (cholylglycine hydrolase, EC 3.5.-.-) was isolated and purified 128-fold from the "spheroplast lysate" fraction prepared from Bacteroids fragilisExpand
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Bichir HoxA cluster sequence reveals surprising trends in ray-finned fish genomic evolution.
The study of Hox clusters and genes provides insights into the evolution of genomic regulation of development. Derived ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii, Teleostei) such as zebrafish and pufferfishExpand
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Novel alkaline- and heat-stable serine proteases from alkalophilic Bacillus sp. strain GX6638.
An alkalophilic Bacillus sp., strain GX6638 (ATCC 53278), was isolated from soil and shown to produce a minimum of three alkaline proteases. The proteases were purified by ion-exchange chromatographyExpand
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Large-scale genome analysis reveals unique features of microRNAs.
Although great progress has been made in identifying microRNAs (miRNAs) and their functions, their essential functional features remain largely unknown. In this study, we systemically investigatedExpand
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Functional and structural defects in HIV type 1 nef genes derived from pediatric long-term survivors.
DNA sequences and three distinct in vitro functions of Nef were evaluated in a group of seven perinatally infected children. nef gene sequences obtained before and after virus culture showed that oneExpand
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Evolutionary divergence of vertebrate Hoxb2 expression patterns and transcriptional regulatory loci.
Hox gene expression is regulated by a complex array of cis-acting elements that control spatial and temporal gene expression in developing embryos. Here, we report the isolation of the striped bassExpand
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Isolation of cellulolytic microbes from the intestinal tract of the pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides: size-related changes in diet and microbial abundance
Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides (Linneaus), undergo a gradual ontogenetic dietary shift during their first year of life, marked by an increase in the consumption of plant material. To determine if thisExpand
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Synthesis of guanosine tetra- and pentaphosphates by the obligately anaerobic bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron in response to molecular oxygen.
Guanosine 5'-diphosphate 3'-diphosphate (ppGpp) and guanosine 5'-triphosphate 3'-diphosphate (pppGpp) were detected in formic acid extracts of air-exposed culutres of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.Expand
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