Elizabeth B. Thomas

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The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani is a pathogen of agricultural crops. Here, we report on the 51,705,945 bp draft consensus genome sequence of R. solani strain Rhs1AP. A comprehensive understanding of the heterokaryotic genome complexity and organization of R. solani may provide insight into the plant disease ecology and adaptive behavior of the fungus.
The African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei, maintains an integral link between cell cycle regulation and differentiation during its intricate life cycle. Whilst extensive changes in phosphorylation have been documented between the mammalian bloodstream form and the insect procyclic form, relatively little is known about the parasite's protein kinases (PKs)(More)
Central to reconstruction of cis-regulatory networks is identification and classification of naturally occurring transcription factor-binding sites according to the genes that they control. We have examined salient characteristics of 9-mers that occur in various orders and combinations in the proximal promoters of human genes. In evaluations of a dataset(More)
Improved understanding of bacterial-fungal interactions in the rhizosphere should assist in the successful application of bacteria as biological control agents against fungal pathogens of plants, providing alternatives to chemicals in sustainable agriculture. Rhizoctonia solani is an important soil-associated fungal pathogen and its chemical treatment is(More)
UNLABELLED Encystation of the common intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia involves the production, trafficking, and secretion of cyst wall material (CWM). However, the molecular mechanism responsible for the regulation of these sequential processes remains elusive. Here, we examined the role of GlRac, Giardia's sole Rho family GTPase, in the regulation of(More)
The goal of this work is to characterize membrane transporter genes in Cercospora fungi required for autoresistance to the photoactivated, active-oxygen-generating toxin cercosporin they produce for infection of host plants. Previous studies implicated a role for diverse membrane transporters in cercosporin resistance. In this study, transporters identified(More)
Cancer is caused by mutations in critical genes. Some of these mutations may be inherited, but much more frequently, they are acquired during the lifetime of the individual The critical genes that are at risk are still largely unknown, both in the general sense (i.e., which gene targets ever contribute to cancer) and in the spe­ cific sense (i.e., which(More)
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