Kevin M. Carr

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Massively parallel sequencing of DNA by pyrosequencing technology offers much higher throughput and lower cost than conventional Sanger sequencing. Although extensively used already for sequencing of genomes, relatively few applications of massively parallel pyrosequencing to transcriptome analysis have been reported. To test the ability of this technology(More)
C(4) photosynthesis involves alterations to the biochemistry, cell biology, and development of leaves. Together, these modifications increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, and despite the apparent complexity of the pathway, it has evolved at least 45 times independently within the angiosperms. To provide insight into the extent to which gene expression(More)
Initiation of DNA replication at the Escherichia coli chromosomal origin occurs through an ordered series of events that depends first on the binding of DnaA protein, the replication initiator, to DnaA box sequences followed by unwinding of an AT-rich region. A step that follows is the binding of DnaB helicase at oriC so that it is properly positioned at(More)
The hydrophilic beta2a subunit of the L-type calcium channel was recently shown to be a membrane-localized, post-translationally modified protein (Chien, A. J., Zhao, X. L., Shirokov, R. E., Puri, T. S., Chang, C. F., Sun, D. D., Rios, E., and Hosey, M. M. (1995) J. Biol. Chem. 270, 30036-30044). In this study, we demonstrate that the rat beta2a subunit was(More)
Some microbial eukaryotes, such as the extremophilic red alga Galdieria sulphuraria, live in hot, toxic metal-rich, acidic environments. To elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of adaptation, we sequenced the 13.7-megabase genome of G. sulphuraria. This alga shows an enormous metabolic flexibility, growing either photoautotrophically or(More)
Proteomics is a valuable tool for establishing and comparing the protein content of defined tissues, cell types, or subcellular structures. Its use in non-model species is currently limited because the identification of peptides critically depends on sequence databases. In this study, we explored the potential of a preliminary cDNA database for the(More)
Escherichia coli DnaC protein bound to ATP forms a complex with DnaB protein. To identify the domain of DnaC that interacts with DnaB, a genetic selection was used based on the lethal effect of induced dnaC expression and a model that inviability arises by the binding of DnaC to DnaB to inhibit replication fork movement. The analysis of dnaC alleles that(More)
Initiation of DNA replication at the Escherichia coli chromosomal origin, oriC, occurs through an ordered series of events that depend first on the binding of DnaA protein, the replication initiator, to DnaA box sequences within oriC followed by unwinding of an AT-rich region near the left border. The prepriming complex then forms, involving the binding of(More)
Early stages of fruit development from initial set through exponential growth are critical determinants of size and yield, however, there has been little detailed analysis of this phase of development. In this study we combined morphological analysis with 454 pyrosequencing to study transcript level changes occurring in young cucumber fruit at five ages(More)
In gnathostomes, chemosensory receptors (CR) expressed in olfactory epithelia are encoded by evolutionarily dynamic gene families encoding odorant receptors (OR), trace amine-associated receptors (TAAR), V1Rs and V2Rs. A limited number of OR-like sequences have been found in invertebrate chordate genomes. Whether these gene families arose in basal or(More)