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Nori, a marine red alga, is one of the most profitable mariculture crops in the world. However, the biological properties of this macroalga are poorly understood at the molecular level. In this study, we determined the draft genome sequence of susabi-nori (Pyropia yezoensis) using next-generation sequencing platforms. For sequencing, thalli of P. yezoensis(More)
The accelerated progress of ultra high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies has facilitated the process of identifying microsatellites in the genomes, attenuating laborious experimental procedures involved in traditional approaches. We applied a massively parallel pyrosequencing technique to the development of tetra- and pentanucleotide microsatellite(More)
Alexandrium ostenfeldii is a globally distributed dinoflagellate species capable of producing several potent toxins. Blooms of this species are presently expanding, possibly as a result of changing environmental conditions or recent spreading of geographically distant populations. Population genetic analyses are a useful tool to investigate invasion and(More)
We report the complete genome sequences of two Edwardsiella tarda-lytic bacteriophages isolated from flounder kidney (KF-1) and seawater (IW-1). These newly sequenced phage genomes provide a novel resource for future studies on phage-host interaction mechanisms and various applications of the phages for control of edwardsiellosis in aquaculture. E(More)
We present the genome sequence of a novel Edwardsiella tarda-lytic bacteriophage, MSW-3, which specifically infects atypical E. tarda strains. The morphological and genomic features of MSW-3 suggest that this phage is a new member of the dwarf myo-viruses, which have been much less studied than other groups of myoviruses. T. 2013. Complete genome sequence(More)
Recent advancements in next-generation sequencing technology have enabled cost-effective sequencing of whole or partial genomes, permitting the discovery and characterization of molecular polymorphisms. Double-digest restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (ddRAD-seq) is a powerful and inexpensive approach to developing numerous single nucleotide(More)
In recent years, massive sequencing approaches have allowed us to determine genomic structures of various organisms rapidly, raising novel applicability of the high-throughput sequence data obtained to various fields of biological studies. We present here a pipeline to search for microsatellite DNA and design PCR primers encompassing the microsatellites on(More)
BACKGROUND Immunoglobulin (IG or antibody) and the T-cell receptor (TR) are pivotal proteins in the immune system of higher organisms. In cancer immunotherapy, the immune responses mediated by tumor-epitope-binding IG or TR play important roles in anticancer effects. Although there are public databases specific for immunological genes, their contents have(More)
Edwardsiella tarda is an enterobacterium which causes edwardsiellosis, a fatal disease of cultured fishes such as red sea bream, eel, and flounder. Preventing the occurrence of E. tarda infection has thus been an important issue in aquaculture. E. tarda has been isolated from other animals and from many environments; however, the relationship between the(More)
The chicken domestication process represents a typical model of artificial selection, and gives significant insight into the general understanding of the influence of artificial selection on recognizable phenotypes. Two Japanese domesticated chicken varieties, the fighting cock (Shamo) and the long-crowing chicken (Naganakidori), have been selectively bred(More)