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The higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) is an important model for identifying plant genes and determining their function. To assist biological investigations and to define chromosome structure, a coordinated effort to sequence the Arabidopsis genome was initiated in late 1996. Here we report one of the first milestones of this project, the(More)
The remote, snow-swept expanses of northern Sweden are an unlikely place to begin a story about cutting-edge genetic science. The kingdom's northernmost county, Norrbotten, is nearly free of human life; an average of just six people live in each square mile. And yet this tiny population can reveal a lot about how genes work in our everyday lives. Norrbotten(More)
Ligand bound nuclear estrogen receptor (ER) acts as a transcription factor regulating the expression of estrogen dependent genes. There are four nuclear ER isoforms in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The objective of this study was to measure whole body mRNA levels of the two ERalpha isoforms (alpha1/alpha2) and the two ERbeta isoforms (beta1/beta2) in(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a facultative human pathogen, and a major cause of nosocomial infections and severe chronic infections in endocarditis and in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Calcium (Ca2+) accumulates in pulmonary fluids of CF patients, and plays a role in the hyperinflammatory response to bacterial infection. Earlier we showed that P. aeruginosa(More)
In starfish a neuropeptide responsible for the induction of ovulation and the reinitiation of meiotic maturation in fully grown oocytes appears to be released from the radial nerves at the time of spawning. The objectives of this investigation were to determine if the radial nerve would release this gonadotrophin when electrically stimulated in vitro and to(More)
Well, no. But the latest research suggests the health risk from occasional use is mild, and it might ease certain ills. I never smoked pot in junior high because I was convinced it would shrivel my incipient manhood. This was the 1980s,and those stark this-is-your-brain-on-drugs ads already had me vaguely worried about memory loss and psychosis. But when(More)
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