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Regulation of Arabidopsis tapetum development and function by DYSFUNCTIONAL TAPETUM1 (DYT1) encoding a putative bHLH transcription factor
RT-PCR results showed that the expression levels of many tapetum-preferential genes are reduced significantly in the dyt1 mutant, indicating that DYT1 is important for the expression of tapetal genes. Expand
Stargazin modulates AMPA receptor gating and trafficking by distinct domains
Stargazin alters AMPA receptor kinetics by increasing the rate of channel opening, establishing a crucial function for stargazIn in controlling the efficacy of synaptic transmission in the brain. Expand
Molecular basis of binding between novel human coronavirus MERS-CoV and its receptor CD26
The newly emergent Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can cause severe pulmonary disease in humans, representing the second example of a highly pathogenic coronavirus, the firstExpand
Nitrogen fixation island and rhizosphere competence traits in the genome of root-associated Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501
The genome sequence offers the genetic basis for further study of the evolution of the nitrogen fixation property and identification of rhizosphere competence traits required in the interaction with host plants; moreover, it opens up new perspectives for wider application of root-associated diazotrophs in sustainable agriculture. Expand
The PIE-1 protein and germline specification in C. elegans embryos
It is shown that pie-1 encodes a nuclear protein, PIE-1, that is localized to the germline blastomeres throughout early development and provides an example of a repressor-based mechanism for preserving pluripotency within a stem cell lineage. Expand
Leptin: A potential novel antidepressant
Leptin, a hormone secreted from adipose tissue, was originally discovered to regulate body weight. The localization of the leptin receptor in limbic structures suggests a potential role for leptin inExpand
Sequence and analysis of rice chromosome 4
Comparative genome analysis between cultivated rice subspecies shows that there is an overall syntenic relationship between the chromosomes and divergence at the level of single-nucleotide polymorphisms and insertions and deletions, and by contrast, there is little conservation in gene order between rice and Arabidopsis. Expand
Multi-Virulence-Locus Sequence Typing Identifies Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Which Differentiate Epidemic Clones and Outbreak Strains of Listeria monocytogenes
ABSTRACT A recently developed multi-virulence-locus sequence typing (MVLST) method showed improved discriminatory power for subtyping genetically diverse Listeria monocytogenes isolates andExpand
The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning coloration
The history of the monarch's evolutionary origin and global dispersal is uncovered, the strongest signatures of selection associated with migration centre on flight muscle function, resulting in greater flight efficiency among migratory monarchs, and that variation in monarch warning colouration is controlled by a single myosin gene not previously implicated in insect pigmentation. Expand
Sound response mediated by the TRP channels NOMPC, NANCHUNG, and INACTIVE in chordotonal organs of Drosophila larvae
These findings indicate that larval Cho, like their counterparts in the adult fly, use some of the same mechanotransduction channels to detect sound waves and mediate the sensation akin to hearing in Drosophila larvae, allowing them to respond to the appearance of predators or other environmental cues at a distance with behaviors crucial for survival. Expand