Victor Missirian

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Discovery of rare mutations in populations requires methods, such as TILLING (for Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes), for processing and analyzing many individuals in parallel. Previous TILLING protocols employed enzymatic or physical discrimination of heteroduplexed from homoduplexed target DNA. Using mutant populations of rice (Oryza sativa) and(More)
Differential expression of maternally and paternally inherited alleles of a gene is referred to as gene imprinting, a form of epigenetic gene regulation common to flowering plants and mammals. In plants, imprinting primarily occurs in the endosperm, a seed tissue that supports the embryo during its growth and development. Previously, we demonstrated that(More)
Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes (TILLING) provides a nontransgenic method for reverse genetics that is widely applicable, even in species where other functional resources are missing or expensive to build. The efficiency of TILLING, however, is greatly facilitated by high mutation density. Species vary in the number of mutations induced by(More)
TILLING (Targeting induced local lesions IN genomes) is an efficient reverse genetics approach for detecting induced mutations in pools of individuals. Combined with the high-throughput of next-generation sequencing technologies, and the resolving power of overlapping pool design, TILLING provides an efficient and economical platform for functional genomics(More)
One of the great advantages of next generation sequencing is the ability to generate large genomic datasets for virtually all species, including non-model organisms. It should be possible, in turn, to apply advanced computational approaches to these datasets to develop models of biological processes. In a practical sense, working with non-model organisms(More)
Plants exhibit a robust transcriptional response to gamma radiation which includes the induction of transcripts required for homologous recombination and the suppression of transcripts that promote cell cycle progression. Various DNA damaging agents induce different spectra of DNA damage as well as "collateral" damage to other cellular components and(More)
TILLING is a method to find mutations in a gene of interest by scanning amplicons from a mutagenized population for sequence changes, commonly a single nucleotide. In the past 5 years, mutation detection by sequencing has become increasingly popular. This chapter details the experimental flow for TILLING-by-Sequencing, highlighting the critical steps(More)
Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center (H.T., T.H., B.W., K.J.N., M.L., R.K.T., A.A.K., L.C.), Department of Plant Sciences (R.N., C.U., T.H.T., J.D.), Department of Computer Sciences (V.M., V.F.), Bioinformatics Core, Genome Center (J.F.), and United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Crops Pathology and Genetics(More)