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The B73 Maize Genome: Complexity, Diversity, and Dynamics
A-Maize-ing Maize is one of our oldest and most important crops, having been domesticated approximately 9000 years ago in central Mexico. Schnable et al. (p. 1112; see the cover) present the results… Expand
Structure of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase from COVID-19 virus
The COVID-19 RNA-synthesizing machine Many in the scientific community have mobilized to understand the virus that is causing the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Gao et al.… Expand
A Genome-Wide Characterization of MicroRNA Genes in Maize
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that play essential roles in plant growth, development, and stress response. We conducted a genome-wide survey of maize miRNA genes, characterizing their… Expand
Phylogenetic study of the species within the family Streptomycetaceae
Species of the genus Streptomyces, which constitute the vast majority of taxa within the family Streptomycetaceae, are a predominant component of the microbial population in soils throughout the… Expand
Molecular detection and characterization of Anaplasma spp. in sheep and cattle from Xinjiang, northwest China
BackgroundAnaplasmosis is caused by obligate intracellular bacteria in the genus Anaplasma. These bacterial pathogens are transmitted by ticks and impact both human and animal health. This study was… Expand
KRN4 Controls Quantitative Variation in Maize Kernel Row Number
Kernel row number (KRN) is an important component of yield during the domestication and improvement of maize and controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTL). Here, we fine-mapped a major KRN QTL,… Expand
Detecting and differentiating Theileria sergenti and Theileria sinensis in cattle and yaks by PCR based on major piroplasm surface protein (MPSP).
Theileria sergenti and Theileria sinensis are closely related members of benign Theileria species found in cattle and yaks in China. They are morphologically indistinguishable. A polymerase chain… Expand
Development and Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method for Rapid Detection of Anaplasma ovis
ABSTRACT Anaplasma ovis is an intraerythrocytic rickettsial pathogen of small ruminants. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a nucleic acid detection method in which the target DNA can… Expand
Identification and characterization of Argonaute gene family and meiosis-enriched Argonaute during sporogenesis in maize.
- Lihong Zhai, W. Sun, +5 authors Z. Zhang
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of integrative plant biology
- 1 November 2014
Argonaute (AGO) proteins play a key role in regulation of gene expression through small RNA-directed RNA cleavage and translational repression, and are essential for multiple developmental processes.… Expand
The development and evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method for detection of Babesia spp. infective to sheep and goats in China.
- Guiquan Guan, A. Chauvin, +13 authors H. Yin
- Biology, Medicine
- Experimental parasitology
- 1 September 2008
The loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) reaction is a method that amplifies with high sensitivity, efficiency, and rapidity, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) under isothermal condition in simple… Expand