Navigation Links
Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems
Date:7/9/2009

Emory, and a co-investigator on the project. "DNA sequencing technology is becoming faster and cheaper, but this transition is just happening. The amount of data that this grant is providing us will likely be easily obtainable within five years, but right now we're among the first to explore co-evolution from a genomics perspective."

For years, Gerardo and her collaborators have studied the biology, environmental influences and chemistry of fungus-growing ants. The wealth of new data generated by the grant will include three areas of DNA sequencing: genomics, providing all of the base pairs of DNA within an organism; transcriptomics, revealing which genes are being turned on during a given situation; and metagenomics, delineating which organisms are within a system.

Bringing genomics into classrooms

Among the many mysteries Gerardo looks forward to analyzing through the sequencing data are the genetics underlying ant diversity. "We think that humans are so complex, but ants in these colonies have different sizes and muscle structures," she says. "The genetic basis for what makes a soldier ant different from a worker ant is an incredibly interesting question in biology."

A key part of the project is bringing genomics into classrooms, by giving high school and college students experience at analyzing genomic data.

"We hope to build up a public research community around this project to facilitate broader analysis," says Taylor, a leading expert in bio-informatics. "We will provide supporting infrastructure to allow people to discover new things. This project is novel and it's going to be fun."


'/>"/>

Contact: Beverly Clark
beverly.clark@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Emory University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case
2. 150 years of Darwins landmark book spawns international conference
3. Landmark national study reveals significance of green practices in attractions industry
4. Landmark study unlocks stem cell, DNA secrets to speed therapies
5. Landmark study opens door to new cancer, aging treatments
6. Childrens national co-leads nationwide study of landmark sickle cell treatment
7. Landmark studies assess risk of exposure to elevated levels of EMS confirm clear toxicity threshold
8. SAGE and Hindawi announce landmark open access agreement
9. Safeway Inc. and PCF to fund landmark prostate cancer research collaboration
10. Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch
11. NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/3/2014)... 2, 2014 As part of our commitment ... is pleased to announce the release of a new ... collect the workforce data that they need. ... left by existing readers. Many such devices have serious ... modern technology. Older models force users to navigate numerous ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... JOSE, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2014   ... global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, ... digital temperature sensors with the widest V cc ... delivers higher temperature accuracy and faster I 2 C ... registers and serial EEPROM memory making them ideal for ...
(Date:11/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Nov. 13, 2014  While we ... of technology Doctor McCoy used in "Star Trek" to gain ... and tools designed to work with smartphones and tablets for ... corners of the healthcare world. This may seem a tad ... are ready to adopt some of these technological opportunities into ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Inception Technologies to Release New Biometric Reader 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 3Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 4Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 2Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 3Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 4
... using a novel technique to better understand mineral growth ... Ridge National Laboratory are improving predictions of mineral reactions ... oil pipes clear to sequestering radium. The mineral ... generally, but also because it is the dominant scale-forming ...
... SUNY Downstate Medical Center,s growth into a major center ... awarded SUNY Downstate a four-year challenge grant of $220,000 ... causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. Douglas R. ... principal investigator. RPB is the world,s leading voluntary organization ...
... one of the most common neurological diseases, more than 4,000 ... decoded over the next five years in a study led ... and several collaborating institutions. Daniel Lowenstein, MD , ... been attempted for identifying the genetic causes of epilepsy, and ...
Cached Biology News:Metadynamics technique offers insight into mineral growth and dissolution 2SUNY Downstate receives grant from research to prevent blindness 2UCSF shares $25-million grant to find epilepsy genes 2UCSF shares $25-million grant to find epilepsy genes 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 Gene ... that it has entered into a technology access ... (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, ... process. , “We are extremely excited that the ... platform. This proprietary bioengineering technology has now ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
(Date:12/15/2014)...  GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) announced today the appointment ... director of the Company,s Board of Directors. ... its CEO until its acquisition by Stanley Black ... Recognized as the inventor of the first Wi-Fi-based Active ... -based RFID solutions focused on improving operational efficiency, safety ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Clarassance, a ... announced its new name: Therabron Therapeutics , Inc. ... and bronchioles (a type of structure in the lungs ... company’s mission to develop novel protein therapeutics for the ... directors decided to change the name to mark the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 2AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 3Maryland-based Biotech Company's Path Forward in Treating Respiratory Diseases Sparks Name Change 2
... Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc.,("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, ... criteria to proceed to full enrolment in its ... of REOLYSIN(R) in patients with,various sarcomas that have ... trial protocol, to proceed to full enrolment of ...
... blueprint of all life, giving instruction and function to ... beings. Now Northwestern University researchers report they have used ... build a three-dimensional structure out of gold, a lifeless ... the researchers built two common but very different crystalline ...
... 19.8% Revenue Growth -, PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 30 ... fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007,of $0.78 per diluted ... $0.06 per share gain from the sale of its ... $0.72 per diluted share in the,fourth quarter, representing 21.8% ...
Cached Biology Technology:Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Proceeds to Full Enrolment in U.S. Phase II Sarcoma Clinical Trial 2Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Proceeds to Full Enrolment in U.S. Phase II Sarcoma Clinical Trial 3DNA is blueprint, contractor and construction worker for new structures 2DNA is blueprint, contractor and construction worker for new structures 3Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 2Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 3Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 4Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 5Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 6Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 7Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 8Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 9Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 10Covance Reports Full-Year 2007 Revenue Growth Of 15.4% and Seventh Consecutive Year of EPS Growth in Excess of 20% 11
... system, 220-240 V, is used for nucleic acid ... slab gel format. The system includes the modular ... separating nucleic acids with single base-pair resolution and ... and bonded inner glass plate, outer glass plate, ...
... PowerPac HV high-voltage power supply, with temperature probe, ... of 5,000 V, 500 mA, and 400 W. ... temperature between 0 and 90 degrees C during ... transfer. Power cord and instructions are provided. Dimensions ...
... cooling coil, Trans-Blot cell, provides ... high-intensity, and extended electrophoretic transfer ... Trans-Blot cell. Use of the ... to an external water recirculator, ...
... By incorporating a wide range of next-generation ... sets a new standard for flexible laboratory ... handling including pipetting, dilution, dispensing, and ... thats as powerful and flexible as it ...
Biology Products: