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Tandem inverted repeat system for selection of effective transgenic RNAi strains in Chlamydomonas.
RNA interference (RNAi), the double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) triggered post-transcriptional gene silencing, is becoming a powerful tool for reverse genetics studies. Stable RNAi, induced by theExpand
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Ultrafast Evolution and Loss of CRISPRs Following a Host Shift in a Novel Wildlife Pathogen, Mycoplasma gallisepticum
Measureable rates of genome evolution are well documented in human pathogens but are less well understood in bacterial pathogens in the wild, particularly during and after host switches. MycoplasmaExpand
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Rapid evolution of disease resistance is accompanied by functional changes in gene expression in a wild bird
Wild organisms are under increasing pressure to adapt rapidly to environmental changes. Predicting the impact of these changes on natural populations requires an understanding of the speed with whichExpand
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Experimental evidence for distinct costs of pathogenesis and immunity against a natural pathogen in a wild bird
Protective immunity is expected to evolve when the costs of mounting an immune response are less than those of harbouring pathogens. Estimating the costs of immunity vs. pathogenesis in naturalExpand
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HIMF has anti-apoptotic action and is upregulated in the developing lung: co-expression with HIF-2a
A compact switching apparatus for a model railroad track, the apparatus having the capability of smoothly driving a track switch between terminal positions while providing for intended manualExpand
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Hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor has antiapoptotic action and is upregulated in the developing lung: coexpression with hypoxia-inducible factor-2alpha.
Hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF), also called FIZZ1 or RELMalpha, was a newly found cytokine. Hypoxia caused robust HIMF induction in the lung, and HIMF has potent pulmonary vasoconstrictive,Expand
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Innate immunity and the evolution of resistance to an emerging infectious disease in a wild bird
Innate immunity is expected to play a primary role in conferring resistance to novel infectious diseases, but few studies have attempted to examine its role in the evolution of resistance to emergingExpand
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Correction: Ultrafast Evolution and Loss of CRISPRs Following a Host Shift in a Novel Wildlife Pathogen, Mycoplasma gallisepticum
Measureable rates of genome evolution are well documented in human pathogens but are less well understood in bacterial pathogens in the wild, particularly during and after host switches. MycoplasmaExpand
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Changes in concentrations of circulating heat-shock proteins in House Finches in response to different environmental stressors
Heat-shock proteins (HSP) are molecular chaperones that play key roles in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis under variable environmental conditions. Although HSP are frequently used in studiesExpand
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Plumage color and pathogen-induced gene expression in a wild bird
Ornamentation is hypothesized to signal the capacity of an individual to cope with environmental challenges. At the molecular level, organisms respond to their environments largely by altering geneExpand
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