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Chloroplast phylogeography of the East Asian Arcto‐Tertiary relict Tetracentron sinense (Trochodendraceae)
Aim A phylogeographical study of the widespread but phylogenetically isolated East Asian endemic tree species Tetracentron sinense (Trochodendraceae) was performed to evaluate whether and howExpand
Role of IL‐10‐producing regulatory B cells in control of cerebral malaria in Plasmodium berghei infected mice
It is demonstrated that IL‐10‐producing Breg cells may represent an important mechanism for controlling the immunopathology and prevention of CM associated with P. berghei infection. Expand
Phylogenomic and structural analyses of 18 complete plastomes across nearly all families of early-diverging eudicots, including an angiosperm-wide analysis of IR gene content evolution.
Maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis of a 79-gene, 97-taxon data set that included all available early-diverging eudicots and representative sampling of remaining angiosperm diversity largely agreed with previous estimates of early-Diverting eudicot relationships, but resolved Trochodendrales rather than Buxales as sister to Gunneridae, albeit with relatively weak bootstrap support, conflicting with what has been found for these three clades in most previous analyses. Expand
The developmental transcriptome landscape of bovine skeletal muscle defined by Ribo-Zero ribonucleic acid sequencing.
  • X. Sun, M. Li, +7 authors H. Chen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of animal science
  • 1 December 2015
The first application of Ribo-Zero RNA-Seq for the analysis of the bovine embryonic, neonatal, and adult skeletal muscle whole transcriptome at an unprecedented depth is reported, suggesting that gene expression is most active in the embryo. Expand
Complete plastome sequencing of both living species of Circaeasteraceae (Ranunculales) reveals unusual rearrangements and the loss of the ndh gene family
The first plastome sequencing of Circaeasteraceae resulted in the discovery of several unusual rearrangements and the loss of ndh genes, and confirms the sister relationship between Circaeastersaceae and Lardizabalaceae. Expand
Phylogenetic study of the tribe Potentilleae (Rosaceae), with further insight into the disintegration of Sibbaldia
Morphological character state reconstruction indicated that a reduction in the number of stamens is a derived character state that has arisen multiple times in Potentilleae, and molecular dating analyses suggested that crown group Potentilla arose in the Middle to Late Eocene, with most generic‐level divergences occurring in the Oligocene and Miocene. Expand
Genetic structure and post‐glacial expansion of Cornus florida L. (Cornaceae): integrative evidence from phylogeography, population demographic history, and species distribution modeling
This study demonstrates the benefit of integrating genetic data and species distribution modeling to obtain corroborative evidence in elucidating recent biogeographic history and understanding of genetic patterns and species evolution. Expand
Modulation of dendritic cell function and immune response by cysteine protease inhibitor from murine nematode parasite Heligmosomoides polygyrus
It is demonstrated that the CPI from nematode parasites is able to modulate differentiation and activation stages of BMDC and interferes with antigen and MHC‐II molecule processing and Toll‐like receptor signalling pathway, resulting in functionally deficient DC that induce a suboptimum immune response. Expand
Plastome phylogenomics of the early-diverging eudicot family Berberidaceae.
Biogeographical analysis indicated the origin and diversification of Berberidaceae has likely been strongly influenced by the distribution of its favored habitat: temperate forests. Expand