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Cilia and flagella play important roles in many physiological processes, including cell and fluid movement, sensory perception, and development. The biogenesis and maintenance of cilia depend on intraflagellar transport (IFT), a motility process that operates bidirectionally along the ciliary axoneme. Disruption in IFT and cilia function causes several(More)
A crucial step in the development of muscle cells in all metazoan animals is the assembly and anchorage of the sarcomere, the essential repeat unit responsible for muscle contraction. In Caenorhabditis elegans, many of the critical proteins involved in this process have been uncovered through mutational screens focusing on uncoordinated movement and(More)
A SAGE library was prepared from hand-dissected intestines from adult Caenorhabditis elegans, allowing the identification of >4000 intestinally-expressed genes; this gene inventory provides fundamental information for understanding intestine function, structure and development. Intestinally-expressed genes fall into two broad classes: widely-expressed(More)
BACKGROUND While the C. elegans genome is extensively annotated, relatively little information is available for other Caenorhabditis species. The nematode genome annotation assessment project (nGASP) was launched to objectively assess the accuracy of protein-coding gene prediction software in C. elegans, and to apply this knowledge to the annotation of the(More)
The model organism Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (modENCODE) project is a National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) initiative designed to characterize the genomes of Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans. A Data Coordination Center (DCC) was created to collect, store and catalog modENCODE data. An effective DCC must gather, organize and(More)
BACKGROUND Functional genomics tools provide researchers with the ability to apply high-throughput techniques to determine the function and interaction of a diverse range of genes. Mutagenized plant populations are one such resource that facilitate gene characterisation. They allow complex physiological responses to be correlated with the expression of(More)
Although two related species may have extremely similar phenotypes, the genetic networks underpinning this conserved biology may have diverged substantially since they last shared a common ancestor. This is termed Developmental System Drift (DSD) and reflects the plasticity of genetic networks. One consequence of DSD is that some orthologous genes will have(More)
AcePrimer is an internet-accessed application based on CGI/Perl programming that designs PCR primers to search for deletion alleles in Caenorhabditis elegans gene knockout experiments and uses electronic PCR to search the entire genomic DNA sequence for potential false priming or multiple PCR amplification targets. Features such as the ability to target(More)
DNA Subway bundles research-grade bioinformatics tools, high-performance computing, and databases into easy-to-use workflows. Students have been "riding" different lines since 2010, to predict and annotate genes in up to 150kb of raw DNA sequence (Red Line), identify homologs in sequenced genomes (Yellow Line), identify species using DNA barcodes and(More)
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