Michael K. Jones

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RNA extracted from 120 leaf specimens from 17 plant species was pooled, and polyadenylated RNA species were sequenced together without barcoding in one lane using massively parallel sequencing technology. After analysis, complete or partial genome sequences representing 20 virus isolates of 16 polyadenylated RNA species were identified. In three cases, 2-3(More)
The cereal cyst nematode (CCN, Heterodera avenae) is a major pest of wheat (Triticum spp) that reduces crop yields in many countries. Cyst nematodes are obligate sedentary endoparasites that reproduce by amphimixis. Here, we report the first transcriptome analysis of two stages of H. avenae. After sequencing extracted RNA from pre parasitic infective(More)
Biometrics is increasingly important in security applications. Iris recognition provides the greatest accuracy among known biometrics. The accuracy of iris recognition is, for example, much greater than face recognition and fingerprint recognition. However, it is not trivial to capture iris images in practice, and usually the users need to adjust their eye(More)
Software reliability estimation is an important component of software development. Currently , more than forty models for estimating reliability exist, and proposals for new models continue to emerge. Thus, a practitioner is faced with the problem of selecting one out of many models to predict the behavior of given software. In such a situation, a method or(More)
Angiogenesis, new capillary blood vessel formation, is essential for embryonic development, wound healing, and cancer growth. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) induces angiogenesis by activating endothelial cell migration and proliferation. Serum response factor (SRF) is a transcription factor important for embryonic development and activation of(More)
An isolate of a new virus, Caladenia virus A (CalVA), was identified infecting Australian terrestrial orchids. The complete genome of 9,847 nucleotides encodes 11 gene products typical of most members of the family Potyviridae. Sequence comparisons of the polyprotein revealed that CalVA shared highest sequence identity (37.5-39.6 %) with members of the(More)
Complete genome sequences were obtained from two isolates of the carlavirus nerine latent virus from hippeastrum and narcissus plants, two isolates of the potyvirus hippeastrum mosaic virus from a hippeastrum plant, and one isolate each of the potyviruses narcissus degeneration virus, narcissus yellow stripe virus and Vallota speciosa virus from narcissus(More)
The complete genome sequence of a tobamovirus was determined from a wild plant of yellow tailflower (Anthocercis littorea, family Solanaceae) that exhibited mild mottling and chlorosis on the leaves. The virus induced severe symptoms including systemic necrosis when inoculated to plants of three other solanaceous species. The viral genome was resequenced(More)
Quantitative assessment of perfusion defects with myocardial contrast echocardiography can be a valuable tool in the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the use of 2-dimensional echocardiography for this purpose is limited to a restricted number of imaging planes. Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3D) is a novel technique(More)