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Whole-Genome Shotgun Assembly and Analysis of the Genome of Fugu rubripes
The compact genome of Fugu rubripes has been sequenced to over 95% coverage, and more than 80% of the assembly is in multigene-sized scaffolds. In this 365-megabase vertebrate genome, repetitive DNAExpand
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Dosage sex-chromosome systems in plants
Abstract Dosage sex-chromosome systems have been detected in two genera of flowering plants. Rumex and Humulus . In Rumex subgenus Acetosa dioecious species have a multiple sex chromosome system withExpand
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Insights into shell deposition in the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica: gene discovery in the mantle transcriptome using 454 pyrosequencing
BackgroundThe Antarctic clam, Laternula elliptica, is an infaunal stenothermal bivalve mollusc with a circumpolar distribution. It plays a significant role in bentho-pelagic coupling and hence hasExpand
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Expression and regulation of aggrecanase in arthritis: the role of TGF-beta.
Aggrecanases are key matrix-degrading enzymes that act by cleaving aggrecan at the Glu(373)-Ala(374) site. While these fragments have been detected in osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritisExpand
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Acclimation and thermal tolerance in Antarctic marine ectotherms
Antarctic marine species have evolved in one of the coldest and most temperature-stable marine environments on Earth. They have long been classified as being stenothermal, or having a poor capacityExpand
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Antarctic marine molluscs do have an HSP70 heat shock response
The success of any organism depends not only on niche adaptation but also the ability to survive environmental perturbation from homeostasis, a situation generically described as stress. AlthoughExpand
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The HSP70 heat shock response in the Antarctic fish Harpagifer antarcticus
Members of the HSP70 gene family comprising the constitutive (HSC70) and inducible (HSP70) genes, plus GRP78 (Glucose-regulated protein 78 kDa) were surveyed for expression levels via Q-PCR afterExpand
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Evolution of secretin family GPCR members in the metazoa
BackgroundComparative approaches using protostome and deuterostome data have greatly contributed to understanding gene function and organismal complexity. The family 2 G-protein coupled receptorsExpand
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Upper Temperature Limits of Tropical Marine Ectotherms: Global Warming Implications
Animal physiology, ecology and evolution are affected by temperature and it is expected that community structure will be strongly influenced by global warming. This is particularly relevant in theExpand
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Divergent transcriptomic responses to repeated and single cold exposures in Drosophila melanogaster
SUMMARY Insects in the field are exposed to multiple bouts of cold, and there is increasing evidence that the fitness consequences of repeated cold exposure differ from the impacts of a single coldExpand
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