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BESS domain is a protein binding domain that can interact each other or with other domains. In this study, 323 BESS domain containing (BESS-DC) proteins were identified in 3328 proteomes. These BESS-DC genes pertain to 41 species of five phyla, most of which are arthropod insects. A BESS domain...

Author(s)
Rao ZhongChen; Duan Jun; Xia QingYou; Feng QiLi
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Gene, 2016, 575, 2 Part 2, pp 478-487
Abstract

Sequences derived from parvoviruses (family Parvoviridae) are relatively common in animal genomes, but the functional significance of these endogenous parvoviral element (EPV) sequences remains unclear. In this study, we used a combination of in silico and molecular biological approaches to...

Author(s)
Valencia-Herrera, I.; Faunes, F.; Cena-Ahumada, E.; Ibarra-Karmy, R.; Gifford, R. J.; Arriagada, G.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Journal of Virology, 2019, 93, 17, pp e00404-19
Abstract

Sox8 genes, as members of the Sox family, have been studied widely in mammals. However, regulation of sox8 genes in teleosts has rarely been studied, and functional analysis of these genes in teleosts has rarely been performed. Here, two duplicates of sox8 genes were identified in Japanese...

Author(s)
Yu HaiYang; Wang YuJue; Li XiaoJing; Ni FeiFei; Sun MinMin; Zhang QuanQi; Yu HaiYang; Wang XuBo
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Molecular Reproduction and Development, 2019, 86, 5, pp 592-607
Abstract

Aquaporins (Aqps) are a class of water channel proteins that play key roles in many physiological functions and cellular processes. Here, we analyzed 166 putative Aqp genes in 12 fish species and divided them into four groups. Gene organization and motif distribution analyses suggested potentially...

Author(s)
Cao Jun; Shi Feng
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 233
Abstract

The stingless bee Melipona bicolor is the only bee in which true polygyny occurs. Its mitochondrial genome was first sequenced in 2008, but it was incomplete and no information about its transcription was known. We combined short and long reads of M. bicolor DNA with RNASeq data to obtain insights...

Author(s)
Araujo, N. de S.; Arias, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Gene, 2019, 705, pp 55-59
Abstract

For over a thousand years, the common goldfish (Carassius auratus) was raised throughout Asia for food and as an ornamental pet. As a very close relative of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), goldfish share the recent genome duplication that occurred approximately 14 million years ago in their...

Author(s)
Chen ZeLin; Omori, Y.; Koren, S.; Shirokiya, T.; Kuroda, T.; Miyamoto, A.; Wada, H.; Fujiyama, A.; Toyoda, A.; Zhang SuiYuan; Wolfsberg, T. G.; Kawakami, K.; Phillippy, A. M.; Mullikin, J. C.; Burgess, S. M.
Publisher
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, USA
Citation
Science Advances, 2019, 5, 6, pp eaav0547
Abstract

In this study, a 2198 bp full-length cDNA of spinyhead croaker Collichthys lucidus vasa gene encoding 616 amino-acid residues was obtained. Multiple alignment revealed that C. lucidus vasa has eight conserved characteristic motifs of the DEAD box protein family and has the highest identity to large ...

Author(s)
Li Yu; Song Wei; Zhu YeiFei; Zhu TianYu; Ma LingBo; Li MingYou
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Fish Biology, 2019, 94, 5, pp 772-780
Abstract

Extracellular RNA has been proposed to mediate communication between cells and organisms however relatively little is understood regarding how specific sequences are selected for export. Here, we describe a specific Argonaute protein (exWAGO) that is secreted in extracellular vesicles (EVs)...

Author(s)
Chow WangNgai [Chow, W. N. F. ]; Koutsovoulos, G.; Ovando-Vázquez, C.; Neophytou, K.; Bermúdez-Barrientos, J. R.; Laetsch, D. R.; Robertson, E.; Sujai Kumar; Claycomb, J. M.; Blaxter, M.; Abreu-Goodger, C.; Buck, A. H.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Nucleic Acids Research, 2019, 47, 7, pp 3594-3606
Abstract

Fungi constituting the Entomophthora muscae species complex (members of subphylum Entomophthoromycotina, phylum Zoopagamycota) commonly kill their insect hosts and manipulate host behaviors in the process. In this study, we made use of public transcriptome data to identify and characterize eight...

Author(s)
Nibert, M. L.; Debat, H. J.; Manny, A. R.; Grigoriev, I. V.; Licht, H. H. de F.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Viruses, 2019, 11, 4, pp 351
Abstract

Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 5 regulates the development and periodicity of hair follicles, which can affect hair traits. Loss-of-function mutations associated with long-hair phenotypes have been described in several mammalian species. Sheep is an important economic animal, however, the evolution ...

Author(s)
Zhang Rui; Wu HongPing; Lian ZhengXing
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Gene, 2019, 702, pp 123-132

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