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The classical (two-round) hypothesis of vertebrate genome duplication proposes two successive whole-genome duplication(s) (polyploidizations) predating the origin of fishes, a view now being seriously challenged. As the debate largely concerns the relative merits of the 'big-bang mode' theory (large-scale duplication) and the 'continuous mode' theory(More)
We used the yeast genome sequences of gene families, microarray profiles and regulatory motif data to test the current wisdom that there is a strong correlation between regulatory motif structure and gene expression profile. Our results suggest that duplicate genes tend to be co-expressed but the correlation between motif content and expression similarity(More)
Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, commonly known as Ich, is a highly pathogenic ciliate responsible for 'white spot', a disease causing significant economic losses to the global aquaculture industry. Options for disease control are extremely limited, and Ich's obligate parasitic lifestyle makes experimental studies challenging. Unlike most well-studied(More)
Streptomycetes are filamentous soil-dwelling bacteria. They are best known as the producers of a great variety of natural products such as antibiotics, antifungals, antiparasitics, and anticancer agents and the decomposers of organic substances for carbon recycling. They are also model organisms for the studies of gene regulatory networks, morphological(More)
Despite only approximately 1% difference in genomic DNA sequence, humans and chimpanzees differ considerably in mental and linguistic capabilities, and in susceptibility to some diseases. A recent comparison of gene expression in human and great apes cast some light on the genetic basis of these differences, but more rigorous study is required. Our(More)
Myb domain proteins contain a conserved DNA-binding domain composed of one to four conserved repeat motifs. In animals, Myb proteins are encoded by a small gene family and commonly contain three repeat motifs (R1R2R3); whereas, plant Myb proteins are encoded by a very large and diverse gene family in which a motif containing two repeats (R2R3) is the most(More)
The steadily increasing number of prokaryotic genomes has accelerated the study of genome evolution; in particular, the availability of sets of genomes from closely related bacteria has made exploration of questions surrounding the evolution of pathogenesis tractable. Here we present the results of a detailed comparison of the genomes of Yersinia(More)
The nonchromosomal stripe (NCS6) mutation of maize is a partia1 deletion of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit 2 (CoxP) gene. The CoxP deletion and a narrow yellow striping phenotype are inherited together in a maternal fashion. The striped plants are heteroplasmic for mutant and normal CoxP genes. Only the mutant CoxP gene is detected within the(More)
The spread of drug resistance through malaria parasite populations calls for the development of new therapeutic strategies. However, the seemingly promising genomics-driven target identification paradigm is hampered by the weak annotation coverage. To identify potentially important yet uncharacterized proteins, we apply support vector machines using profile(More)