M. Humberto Reyes-Valdés

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Clustering has been reported for conifer genetic maps based on hypomethylated or low-copy molecular markers, resulting in uneven marker distribution. To test this, a framework genetic map was constructed from three types of microsatellites: low-copy, undermethylated, and genomic. These Pinus taeda L. microsatellites were mapped using a three-generation(More)
An offspring genome can be viewed as a mosaic of chromosomal segments or haplotypes contributed by multiple founders in any quantitative trait locus (QTL) detection study but tracing these is especially complex to achieve for outbred pedigrees. QTL haplotypes can be traced from offspring back to individual founders in outbred pedigrees by combining(More)
Optimizing quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping experiments requires a generalized measure of marker informativeness because variable information is obtained from different marker systems, marker distribution and pedigree types. Such a measure can be derived from the concept of Shannon entropy, a central concept in information theory. Here we introduce(More)
Meiosis is a form of specialized cell division that marks the transition from diploid meiocyte to haploid gamete, and provides an opportunity for genetic reassortment through recombination. Experimental data indicates that, relative to their wild ancestors, cultivated sunflower varieties show a higher recombination rate during meiosis. To better understand(More)
Founder-origin probability methods are used to trace specific chromosomal segments in individual offspring. A haplotypic method was developed for calculating founder-origin probabilities in three-generation outbred pedigrees suited to quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis. Estimators for expected founder-origin proportions were derived for a linkage group(More)
The transcriptome is a set of genes transcribed in a given tissue under specific conditions and can be characterized by a list of genes with their corresponding frequencies of transcription. Transcriptome changes can be measured by counting gene tags from mRNA libraries or by measuring light signals in DNA microarrays. In any case, it is difficult to(More)
The strategy of bulk DNA sampling has been a valuable method for studying large numbers of individuals through genetic markers. The application of this strategy for discrimination among germplasm sources was analyzed through information theory, considering the case of polymorphic alleles scored binarily for their presence or absence in DNA pools. We defined(More)
A central goal of cancer biology is to understand how cells from this family of genetic diseases undergo specific morphological and physiological changes and regress to a de-regulated state of the cell cycle. The fact that tumors are unable to perform most of the specific functions of the original tissue led us to hypothesize that the degree of(More)
Meiosis is a form of specialized cell division that generates gametes, allowing recombination of alleles and halving the chromosome number. Arabidopsis and maize are the plant models that have been most extensively studied to determine the genes involved in meiosis. Here we present an RNA-seq study in which gene expression in male meiocytes isolated during(More)
Frequencies of meiotic configurations in cytogenetic stocks are dependent on chiasma frequencies in segments defined by centromeres, breakpoints, and telomeres. The expectation maximization algorithm is proposed as a general method to perform maximum likelihood estimations of the chiasma frequencies in the intervals between such locations. The estimates can(More)