Karthik Kulkarni

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The Arabidopsis genome contains a highly complex and abundant population of small RNAs, and many of the endogenous siRNAs are dependent on RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase 2 (RDR2) for their biogenesis. By analyzing an rdr2 loss-of-function mutant using two different parallel sequencing technologies, MPSS and 454, we characterized the complement of miRNAs(More)
Identification of all expressed transcripts in a sequenced genome is essential both for genome analysis and for realization of the goals of systems biology. We used the transcriptional profiling technology called 'massively parallel signature sequencing' to develop a comprehensive expression atlas of rice (Oryza sativa cv Nipponbare). We sequenced(More)
Small RNAs (21-24 nt) are involved in gene regulation through translation inhibition, mRNA cleavage, or directing chromatin modifications. In rice, currently approximately 240 microRNAs (miRNAs) have been annotated. We sequenced more than four million small RNAs from rice and identified another 24 miRNA genes. Among these, we found a unique class of miRNAs(More)
Identification of all expressed transcripts in a sequenced genome is essential both for genome analysis and for realization of the goals of systems biology. We used the transcriptional profiling technology called ‘massively parallel signature sequencing’ to develop a comprehensive expression atlas of rice (Oryza sativa cv Nipponbare). We sequenced(More)
OBJECTIVE To screen a collection of isolates of Haemophilus ducreyi for expression of the cytolethal distending toxin (CDT). METHODS 45 clinical isolates of H ducreyi were screened for cytotoxic activity by examining the effect of culture supernatants on Hela cells. Expression was confirmed using immunoblotting with CDT specific monoclonal antibodies and(More)
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