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A complete map of the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) proteome is clearly a major goal for the plant research community in terms of determining the function and regulation of each encoded protein. Developing genome-wide prediction tools such as for localizing gene products at the subcellular level will substantially advance Arabidopsis gene annotation.(More)
BACKGROUND Diverse modeling approaches viz. neural networks and multiple regression have been followed to date for disease prediction in plant populations. However, due to their inability to predict value of unknown data points and longer training times, there is need for exploiting new prediction softwares for better understanding of(More)
Dicer, an RNase III enzyme, plays a vital role in the processing of pre-miRNAs for generating the miRNAs. The structural and sequence features on pre-miRNA which can facilitate position and efficiency of cleavage are not well known. A precise cleavage by Dicer is crucial because an inaccurate processing can produce miRNA with different seed regions which(More)
Laccases (E.C. 1.10.3.2) are multi-copper oxidases that have gained importance in many industries such as biofuels, pulp production, textile dye bleaching, bioremediation, and food production. Their usefulness stems from the ability to act on a diverse range of phenolic compounds such as o-/p-quinols, aminophenols, polyphenols, polyamines, aryl diamines,(More)
Every year pathogenic organisms cause billions of dollars' worth damage to crops and livestock. In agriculture, study of plant-microbe interactions is demanding a special attention to develop management strategies for the destructive pathogen induced diseases that cause huge crop losses every year worldwide. Pseudomonas syringae is a major bacterial leaf(More)
Plastids are an important component of plant cells, being the site of manufacture and storage of chemical compounds used by the cell, and contain pigments such as those used in photosynthesis, starch synthesis/storage, cell color etc. They are essential organelles of the plant cell, also present in algae. Recent advances in genomic technology and sequencing(More)
Introduction The ninth annual conference of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS 2012), " Making Sense of the Omics Data Deluge " , took place in Oxford, Mississippi February 17-8 2012. This year's Conference Chairs were Dr. Dawn Wilkins, of the University of Mississippi and Dr. Doris Kupfer, also the current MCBIOS(More)
Introduction The MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformat-ics Society (MCBIOS) held its thirteenth annual conference themed " Precision Medicine and Data Sciences " at of Genomics and Bioinformatics for Food and Drug Safety ". There were three workshops: Workshop 1: " Using Cyberinfrastructure to Scale your Science " provided by Jason Williams, Ph.D.,(More)
Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCIPP) is a high-production volume organophosphate-based plasticizer and flame retardant widely used within the United States. Using zebrafish as a model, the objectives of this study were to determine whether (1) TDCIPP inhibits DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) within embryonic nuclear extracts; (2) uptake of TDCIPP from(More)
who is also one of the MCBIOS board members, and conference committee members were Ulrich K. Melcher and Doris Kupfer. The current president is Andy Perkins and Cesar Compadre was elected as President-Elect for 2015-16. There were 154 registrants and a total of 125 abstracts submitted (50 oral and 75 poster presentations). Keynote speakers were Owen White(More)