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Identifying the mechanisms of eukaryotic genome evolution by comparative genomics is often complicated by the multiplicity of events that have taken place throughout the history of individual lineages, leaving only distorted and superimposed traces in the genome of each living organism. The hemiascomycete yeasts, with their compact genomes, similar(More)
BACKGROUND Plants encode a large number of leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases. Legumes encode several LRR-RLK linked to the process of root nodule formation, the ligands of which are unknown. To identify ligands for these receptors, we used a combination of profile hidden Markov models and position-specific iterative BLAST, allowing us to detect new(More)
BACKGROUND To interpret microarray experiments, several ontological analysis tools have been developed. However, current tools are limited to specific organisms. RESULTS We developed a bioinformatics system to assign the probe set sequences of any organism to a hierarchical functional classification modelled on KEGG ontology. The GeneBins database(More)
PathExpress is a web-based tool developed to interpret gene expression data obtained from microarray experiments by identifying the most relevant metabolic pathways associated with a subset of genes (e.g. differentially expressed genes). A graphical pathway representation permits the visualization of the expressed genes in a functional context. Based on the(More)
The combination of sequencing and post-sequencing experimental approaches produces huge collections of data that are highly heterogeneous both in structure and in semantics. We propose a new strategy for the integration of such data. This strategy uses structured sets of sequences as a unified representation of biological information and defines a(More)
Genetic analyses of plant symbiotic mutants has led to the identification of key genes involved in Rhizobium-legume communication as well as in development and function of nitrogen fixing root nodules. However, the impact of these genes in coordinating the transcriptional programs of nodule development has only been studied in limited and isolated studies.(More)
UNLABELLED AliasServer provides services that facilitate the assembly of data or datasets that make use of different identifiers for refering to the same protein. This resource relies on a database which contains, for a given organism, a non-redundant list of protein sequences associated with a set of aliases. AVAILABILITY AliasServer is available as an(More)
BACKGROUND The Medicago truncatula (M. truncatula) line 2HA has a 500-fold greater capacity to regenerate plants in culture by somatic embryogenesis than its wild type progenitor Jemalong. To understand the molecular basis for the regeneration capacity of this super-embryogenic line 2HA, using Affymetrix GeneChip(R), we have compared transcriptomes of(More)
BACKGROUND The root apical meristem of crop and model legume Medicago truncatula is a significantly different stem cell system to that of the widely studied model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. In this study we used the Affymetrix Medicago GeneChip(R) to compare the transcriptomes of meristem and non-meristematic root to identify root meristem specific(More)