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Expression divergence of duplicate genes is widely believed to be important for their retention and evolution of new function, although the mechanism that determines their expression divergence remains unclear. We use a genetical genomics approach to explore divergence in genetical control of yeast duplicate genes created by a whole-genome duplication that(More)
Genome-wide association study (GWAS) has become an obvious general approach for studying traits of agricultural importance in higher plants, especially crops. Here, we present a GWAS of 32 morphologic and 10 agronomic traits in a collection of 615 barley cultivars genotyped by genome-wide polymorphisms from a recently developed barley oligonucleotide pool(More)
Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) has a large, complex and hexaploid genome consisting of A, B and D homoeologous chromosome sets. Therefore each wheat gene potentially exists as a trio of A, B and D homoeoloci, each of which may contribute differentially to wheat phenotypes. We describe a novel approach combining wheat cytogenetic resources (chromosome(More)
While the possible sources underlying the so-called ‘missing heritability’ evident in current genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of complex traits have been actively pursued in recent years, resolving this mystery remains a challenging task. Studying heritability of genome-wide gene expression traits can shed light on the goal of understanding the(More)
When high concentrations of methylene chloride in combination with high concentrations of ethanol were inhaled for one day by guinea pigs, the extent of the hepatic damage induced suggested an antagonism between the effects of the two agents. However, exposure for five days to approximately 500 ppm of methylene chloride plus high concentrations of ethanol(More)
Uncovering genetic control of variation in ethanol tolerance in natural populations of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is essential for understanding the evolution of fermentation, the dominant lifestyle of the species, and for improving efficiency of selection for strains with high ethanol tolerance, a character of great economic value for the brewing and(More)
A titanium dioxide aerosol when generated by a Wright dust feed will have a higher electrostatic charge by a factor of 5.5 than one which has been discharged by a bipolar ion field produced by a 7.5 mCi 85Kr source. The deposition of particles in the lung of rats was lower by approximately 21% when an aerosol discharger was used. Particle clearance from the(More)