Navigation Links
Sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes in the sunflower family now possible
Date:2/20/2014

Advances in DNA sequencing technologies have enormous potential for the plant sciences. With genome-scale data sets obtained from these new technologies, researchers are able to greatly improve our understanding of evolutionary relationships, which are key to applications including plant breeding and physiology.

Studies of evolutionary (or phylogenetic) relationships among different plant species have traditionally relied on analyses of a limited number of genes, mostly from the chloroplast genome. Such studies often fail to fully or accurately resolve phylogenetic relationships, given the limited amount of data used.

New methods of DNA sequencing have made it possible for researchers to sequence hundreds to thousands of specific nuclear genes, greatly facilitating studies of phylogenetic relationships. However, despite the great potential of this approach, termed "target sequence capture," few researchers have developed protocols to sequence numerous nuclear genes for plant phylogenetic studies.

Researchers at the University of Memphis, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Georgia, and other institutions have designed an efficient approach for sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes across members of the Compositae (the sunflower family). The Compositae are one of the largest families of flowering plants, containing around 25,000 species and numerous economically important crop plants, such as lettuce, sunflower, and artichoke, as well as numerous ornamentals.

The new protocol (available for free viewing in the February issue of Applications in Plant Sciences) will allow researchers to better-resolve phylogenetic relationships at both deep and shallow levels within the family, providing an excellent framework for addressing evolutionary questions about the family. Previous phylogenetic studies of the family, based on up to 10 chloroplast genes, had failed to resolve certain key relationships, limiting
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Parada
apps@botany.org
American Journal of Botany
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Research team establishes benchmark set of human genotypes for sequencing
2. CHOP introduces HLA typing by next-generation sequencing to its clinical services
3. RNA sequencing of 750-year-old barley virus sheds new light on the Crusades
4. Eurofins MWG Operon launches ion proton sequencing services with CSP certification
5. Deep sequencing of breast cancer tumors to predict clinical outcomes after single dose of therapy
6. New collaboration combines genomic sequencing and stem cell technology to understand disease
7. Single-cell genome sequencing gets better
8. TGen-led research shows ability to do next-generation sequencing for patients with advanced cancers
9. Next-gen sequencing identifies genes associated with speech disorder
10. BROCA sequencing approach evaluates all 24 genes implicated in breast cancer
11. BGI partners with Life Technologies to offer sequencing applications on ion torrent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and ... the addition of the "Global Wearable Technologies ... Growth, Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020" ... Wearable Technologies are smart devices that can be ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fx4bg3/the_global ... "The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This insight provides an ... fingerprinting markets. Watermarking aims to control and monitor ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014   LaunchKey , the first decentralized mobile authentication ... of Things era, today announced the close of $3 ... led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from ENIAC Ventures, ... others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 million to date, and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, Opportunities, Industry Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Growth, Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020 2The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3
... - Traveling the western U.S. state of Nevada in the 1860s, ... talk" about the beauty of Lake Tahoe and so set out ... Sierra Nevada Mountains. Determined to make the 11-mile journey on foot, ... mountain and then another to no avail. But they trudged on ...
... Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do ... might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found ... small marine snails. , The study published in the journal ... undertaken into the ecological impacts of marine grazing animals: it was ...
... May 31, 2012 Autism is a developmental disorder ... symptom of autism that can complicate adjustment at home ... tantrums, and self-injurious behavior. These disruptive behaviors are frequently ... their ability to function at home or in school. ...
Cached Biology News:Wildfire and an example of its important link to the ecosystem 2Grazing snails rule the waves 2New treatment for irritability in autism 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ... definitive agreement with Novartis Pharma AG to acquire worldwide ... Phase 3 development.  This agreement is conditional on the closing ... on April 22, 2014, which are expected to close in ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... GEA Niro Soavi the leader in ... the PandaPLUS 2000, which is ideal for new applications ... cell disruption . This compact laboratory homogenizer is the ... food, food additives and ingredients as well as for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Crystal Diagnostics ... today that it has received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six ... O121, and O145; collectively referred to as STEC or the ... 1 colony forming unit (cfu) per 325 g of raw ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Selexis SA, a ... Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery to ... Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data ... de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 2Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 3Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 4Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 5Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 6Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 7GEA Niro Soavi Announces the PandaPLUS 2000 Homogenizer for Processing New Applications for Nanoemulsions and Cell Disruption 2Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2
... of researchers has completed the majority of the genome ... the efforts of Virginia Tech faculty members. The ... Domestic Turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ): Genome Assembly and ... Library of Science) on Sept. 7, 2010. "To ...
... of the nation,s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and ... world,s largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes, is ... ColoradoBiz Top Company awards program. This is the ... the distinction. Now in its 23rd year, Top ...
... Fibrocell Science, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... of autologous cell therapies for aesthetic, medical and scientific ... , M.D., Ph.D., to its scientific advisory board. In ... Dr. Gruenwald is a biotechnology and genetic research expert. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Virginia Tech researchers contribute to turkey genome sequencing 2Virginia Tech researchers contribute to turkey genome sequencing 3AlloSource Named One of Colorado's Top Three Healthcare Companies 2Fibrocell Science, Inc. Names Biotechnology and Genetic Research Expert Stefan Gruenwald, M.D., Ph.D., to Scientific Advisory Board 2Fibrocell Science, Inc. Names Biotechnology and Genetic Research Expert Stefan Gruenwald, M.D., Ph.D., to Scientific Advisory Board 3
... Aph-1a (Aph-1aL,S Loop 92-115), O2F1 Affinity ... a multiprotein complex consisting of presenilin, ... proteins are necessary for full proteolytic ... cleavage of a number of integral ...
... Biochem/physiol Actions: Glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs) are a group ... many xenobiotics in mammals. The enzymes ... thiol group of the glutathione to electrophilic ... mutagenic, carcinogenic, and toxic effects of the ...
15(S)-HEDE is produced from 11Z,14Z-eicosadienoic acid by 15-LO. 15(S)-HEDE is an inhibitor of RBL-1 cell 5-LO with an IC50 value of 26 µM....
Amodiaquine...
Biology Products: