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BACKGROUND The involvement of small RNAs in cotton fiber development is under explored. The objective of this work was to directly clone, annotate, and analyze small RNAs of developing ovules to reveal the candidate small interfering RNA/microRNAs involved in cotton ovule and fiber development. RESULTS We cloned small RNA sequences from 0-10 days post(More)
The gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, is the world's most widely utilized marsupial model for biomedical research. Recent completion of the initial M. domestica genome assembly offers the first opportunity to examine genome-wide phenomena in a marsupial. Using in silico methods, we have mapped 124 conserved microRNAs (miRNAs) to 94 loci in(More)
The association of the A1 allele of the D2 dopamine receptor gene with alcoholism was examined by comparing 32 unrelated white alcoholics with 25 unrelated white controls and by analysis of 17 nuclear families in multigenerational pedigrees of alcoholics in whom the A1 allele was segregating. All subjects had structured psychiatric interviews. Clinical(More)
This article develops the topic of the genetics of aggressive and violent behavior from three directions. Firstly, evidence from twin, family, and adoption studies will establish the case for the importance of genetically transmitted factors in the genesis of aggressivity from childhood through adulthood. Secondly, evidence from adoption studies will be(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new and abundant class of small, noncoding RNAs. To date, the evolutionary history of most of these loci appears to be marked by duplication and divergence. The ultimate origin of miRNAs remains an open question. A survey of the genomic context of more than 300 human miRNA loci revealed that two primate-specific miRNAs, miR-220 and(More)
A study of the intergenerational transmissibilities of 34 anthropometric measures from the Alexanderwohl Mennonite congregations of Kansas and Nebraska is presented. Results presented tend to confirm the suggestion made previously by us (Devor et al., 1985) that patterns of transmissibility conform to a concept of "functional multifactorial complexes"(More)
The D3-dopamine receptor gene, DRD3, has been considered as a candidate gene in several disorders in which the dopaminergic system has been implicated including Tourette syndrome and schizophrenia. The DRD3 studies to date have all used as the gene marker a Bal I polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR RFLP). There have been(More)
Family resemblance for normal pulmonary function as measured by forced vital capacity and one second forced expiration volume is assessed using a path analysis model which incorporates sex differences in transmissibility of the phenotype from parents to offspring as well as in the effect of a correlated shared-sibling environment. Application of this model,(More)