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Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution
The assembly and analysis of the genome sequence of a female domestic Duroc pig and a comparison with the genomes of wild and domestic pigs from Europe and Asia reveal a deep phylogenetic split between European and Asian wild boars ∼1 million years ago.
Effects of retroviruses on host genome function.
ERV contributions to host genome structure and function, including their ability to mediate recombination, and physiological effects on the host transcriptome resulting from their integration, expression, and other events are discussed.
Strong signatures of selection in the domestic pig genome
- C. Rubin, H. Megens, L. Andersson
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 14 November 2012
W whole-genome resequencing revealed strong signatures of selection at three loci harboring quantitative trait loci that explain a considerable part of one of the most characteristic morphological changes in the domestic pig—the elongation of the back and an increased number of vertebrae.
Role of APOBEC3 in Genetic Diversity among Endogenous Murine Leukemia Viruses
Results for the first time suggest mA3 editing immediately preceding the integration event that led to retroviral endogenization, contributing to inactivation of infectivity.
Discrepancies between Sexual Desire and Sexual Activity: Gender Differences and Associations with Relationship Satisfaction
In both sexes, sexual satisfaction with vaginal intercourse as well as kissing and petting was positively associated with relationship satisfaction, whereas higher desired and actual frequency of masturbation were negatively associated withrelationship satisfaction.
Use of Endogenous Retroviral Sequences (ERVs) and structural markers for retroviral phylogenetic inference and taxonomy
Pol similarities and other structural traits contribute to a better understanding of retroviral phylogeny and are tested in a wider context than before.
Unsupervised genome-wide recognition of local relationship patterns
Saguaro detects distinct cacti describing local phylogenetic relationships without requiring any a priori hypotheses, and successfully demonstrated the software’s utility with two contrasting data sets, one containing many members with short sequences, and the other with few members but complex genomes.
The Adult Body: How Age, Gender, and Body Mass Index Are Related to Body Image
It was proposed that it is insufficient to merely study how age affects general body image because adults might become more satisfied with some aspects of their bodies as a function of age and less satisfied with other aspects.
Female sexual dysfunction, sexual distress, and compatibility with partner.
The findings highlight the importance of addressing partner compatibility for successful treatment and counseling of female sexual dysfunctions and the associations between partner compatibility and female sexual function and sexual distress.
Endogenous non-retroviral RNA virus elements in mammalian genomes
These results provide the first evidence for endogenization of non-retroviral virus-derived elements in mammalian genomes and give novel insights not only into generation of endogenous elements, but also into a role of bornavirus as a source of genetic novelty in its host.