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Decoding the massive genome of loblolly pine using haploid DNA and novel assembly strategies
BackgroundThe size and complexity of conifer genomes has, until now, prevented full genome sequencing and assembly. The large research community and economic importance of loblolly pine, Pinus taedaExpand
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Accuracy of Genomic Selection Methods in a Standard Data Set of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.)
Genomic selection can increase genetic gain per generation through early selection. Genomic selection is expected to be particularly valuable for traits that are costly to phenotype and expressedExpand
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Whole-exome targeted sequencing of the uncharacterized pine genome.
The large genome size of many species hinders the development and application of genomic tools to study them. For instance, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.), an ecologically and economically importantExpand
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An expansion of rare lineage intestinal microbes characterizes rheumatoid arthritis
BackgroundThe adaptive immune response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is influenced by an interaction between host genetics and environment, particularly the host microbiome. Association of the gutExpand
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Evaluation of the pathogenesis and treatment of Mycobacterium marinum infection in zebrafish
Mycobacterium marinum–infected zebrafish are used to study tuberculosis pathogenesis, as well as for antitubercular drug discovery. The small size of zebrafish larvae coupled with their opticalExpand
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Sequence of the Sugar Pine Megagenome
Until very recently, complete characterization of the megagenomes of conifers has remained elusive. The diploid genome of sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana Dougl.) has a highly repetitive, 31 billion bpExpand
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Pathogen challenge, salicylic acid, and jasmonic acid regulate expression of chitinase gene homologs in pine.
To better understand the molecular regulation of defense responses in members of the genus Pinus, we tested the expression of various chitinase homologs in response to pathogen-associated signals.Expand
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Association Mapping of Quantitative Disease Resistance in a Natural Population of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.)
Genetic resistance to disease incited by necrotrophic pathogens is not well understood in plants. Whereas resistance is often quantitative, there is limited information on the genes that underpinExpand
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A High-Density Gene Map of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) Based on Exome Sequence Capture Genotyping
Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) is an economically and ecologically important conifer for which a suite of genomic resources is being generated. Despite recent attempts to sequence the large genome ofExpand
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Phylogeny of ambrosia beetle symbionts in the genus Raffaelea.
The genus Raffaelea was established in 1965 when the type species, Raffaelea ambrosia, a symbiont of Platypus ambrosia beetles was described. Since then, many additional ambrosia beetle symbiontsExpand
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