Misha L. Rajaram

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Xanthomonas is a large genus of bacteria that collectively cause disease on more than 300 plant species. The broad host range of the genus contrasts with stringent host and tissue specificity for individual species and pathovars. Whole-genome sequences of Xanthomonas campestris pv. raphani strain 756C and X. oryzae pv. oryzicola strain BLS256, pathogens(More)
We introduce a method for analyzing small interfering RNA (siRNA) genetic screens based entirely on off-target effects. Using a screen for members of the Wnt pathway, we demonstrate that this method identifies known pathway components, some of which are not present in the screening library. This technique can be applied to siRNA screen results retroactively(More)
We report the nucleotide sequences of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II loci (beta 1 domain or exon 2 encoding the peptide-binding region). In the present investigation, three distinct sequences from the beta 1 domain of turkey MHC class II were isolated. A BLAST search and phylogenetic analysis revealed that(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells play a critical role in early host defense to infected and transformed cells. Here, we show that mice deficient in Eri1, a conserved 3'-to-5' exoribonuclease that represses RNA interference, have a cell-intrinsic defect in NK-cell development and maturation. Eri1(-/-) NK cells displayed delayed acquisition of Ly49 receptors in the(More)
Coinfection ofa single cell with two or more HIV strains may produce recombinant viruses upon template switching by the replication machinery. We applied a hierarchical multiple change point model to simultaneously infer inter-subtype recombination breakpoints and spatial variation in the recombination rate along the HIV-1 genome. We examined thousands of(More)
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