S. M. McWilliam

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There is virtually no knowledge of the molecular events controlling early embryogenesis in Penaeid shrimp. A combination of controlled spawning environment, shrimp embryo micro-dissection techniques, and next-generation sequencing was used to produce transcriptome EST datasets of Penaeus japonicus animal and vegetal half-embryos. Embryos were collected(More)
MOTIVATION There are many different gene expression technologies, including cDNA and oligo-based microarrays, SAGE and MPSS. For each organism of interest, coverage of the transcriptome and the genome will be different. We address the question of what level of coverage is required to exploit the sensitivity of the different technologies, and what is the(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV) genome has been determined from the 3' terminus to the end of the nucleoprotein (N) gene. The 3' leader sequence comprises 50 nucleotides and shares a common terminal three nucleotides (3'-UGC-) and a downstream U-rich domain with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and rabies virus. The N gene(More)
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