Navigation Links
WUSTL researchers spearhead key genome initiative
Date:12/14/2007

The complete collection of genes the genome of a moss has been sequenced, providing scientists an important evolutionary link between single-celled algae and flowering plants.

Just as the sequencing of animal genomes has helped scientists understand human genomic history, the sequencing of plant genomes will shed light on the evolution of the plant kingdom, according to Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D., the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and the corresponding author of the paper.

The accomplishment will "reveal insights into the conquest of land by plants," Quatrano says, including the identification of unique gene products and metabolic pathways as to how these diminutive plants protect themselves against stresses associated with living on land. The description of the genome is found in the Dec. 13, 2007, online issue of Science magazine.

The entire genome of the moss Physcomitrella patens was completed by scientists at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, Calif., a sequencing facility of the Department of Energy. The effort to derive the genetic nuts and bolts, or base pairs, of P. patens was coordinated by a consortium of international researchers from the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, and involved more than 100 scientists in the initial annotation of the genome.

Quatrano played a major role in facilitating and organizing the final assembly of the authors, annotators and writers of the manuscript. He also coordinated much of the international effort, as well as being the co-principal investigator with Brent Mishler, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley), on the initial request to the Community Sequencing Program of JGI.

Quatrano initiated some of the first sequences at Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center in 2002, efforts that came about from a subcontract between Washington University and Quatrano's co
'/>"/>

Contact: Ralph Quatrano
rsq@wustl.edu
314-935-6850
Washington University in St. Louis  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
2. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
3. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
4. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
5. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
6. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
7. Researchers discover new strategies for antibiotic resistance
8. Researchers find new taste in fruit flies: carbonated water
9. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
10. UIC researchers find promising new targets for antibiotics
11. Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
WUSTL researchers spearhead key genome initiative
(Date:7/11/2014)... Evidence exists that cannabinoid receptor type 1 ... Ca2+ influx, and reduce neurotransmitter release. However, ... 1 can increase extracellular Ca2+ influx and ... his team, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji ... Technology, China used whole cell voltage-clamp and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Janeiro, Brazil- In the brains of all vertebrates, ... allows an electric or chemical signal to be ... synapses, which are the most abundant type of ... formation is crucial for learning, memory, perception and ... synapses critical for brain function. For instance, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... NEW YORK , June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... against Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Provectus" or the "Company")(NYSE-MKT: ... action, filed in United States District Court, Middle ... Division, is on behalf of a class consisting ... otherwise acquired Provectus securities between December 17, 2013 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Blame it on the astrocytes 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Certain Officers - PVCT 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Certain Officers - PVCT 3
... This news release is available in ... November 26, 2013 In the developing world, Cryptosporidium ... decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, ... the county,s history. Its rapid ability to spread, combined with ...
... new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... reveal how pollution plays into climate warming. The work ... weather and climate models. Researchers had thought that ...
... mild cognitive impairment is a transitional stage between ... networks during this transformation have yet to be ... University of Technology, China constructed brain networks using ... four populations (normal controls, patients with early mild ...
Cached Biology News:Treatment target identified for a public health risk parasite 2The lingering clouds 2The lingering clouds 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... , Not for release, publication or distribution (in whole ... to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant ... the "Company") (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) notes ... a meeting with representatives of AbbVie. This statement ... approval of AbbVie. A further update will be ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014  Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary ... new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to ... neurons and synapses using the flat surface of ... 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more efficient, ... level across many areas of experimental biology. The ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Understanding the need for better quality ... the gap that currently exists in this area, ChanTest ... portfolio of validated ion channel and GPCR cell lines. ... as ion channels control many critical physiological functions throughout ... the potential to treat a variety of human diseases. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 EvoDerma ’s NOOME ... This rejuvenating device now comes with a second treatment cup ... time. , The new cup is thinner on the edges ... to target rough, thin and uneven surfaces on the face, ... for a stimulating treatment on areas such as the cheeks ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shire plc - Statement re: Media Speculation 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 3Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3Introducing a New Bonus Treatment Cup for EvoDerma’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion 2
... BEIJING , June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems ... and,sale of medical products in China , said today that it ... anesthesia product manufactured,by Penlon, a UK firm specializing in anesthesia and breathing ... , ...
... -- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that the ... study patients was presented at the recent 10th annual meeting of The ... Orleans by Domagoj Coric , M.D., Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, ... , ...
... June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ... has received approval from the Belgian Federal Agency for ... 3 trial examining REOLYSIN in combination with paclitaxel and ... This is the same trial that was agreed to ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dehaier Medical Systems Extends Product Offerings with Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Penlon Anesthesia System in North China 2Dehaier Medical Systems Extends Product Offerings with Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Penlon Anesthesia System in North China 3Dehaier Medical Systems Extends Product Offerings with Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Penlon Anesthesia System in North China 4Two-Year Follow up Data of NuBac® IDE Feasibility Study Was Presented at SAS Meeting 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Receives Approval from Belgium FAMHP to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for REOLYSIN(R) in Head and Neck Cancers 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Receives Approval from Belgium FAMHP to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for REOLYSIN(R) in Head and Neck Cancers 3Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Receives Approval from Belgium FAMHP to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for REOLYSIN(R) in Head and Neck Cancers 4
... GenePix Pro is the industry standard ... unique combination of imaging and analysis tools, ... use. GenePix Pro is included with every ... images from third-party scanners and all types ...
... the one mouse-click image analysis software ... It is the solution for high ... images. MicroVigene is empowered with VigeneTechs ... grid, regional 2D-curve fitting background correction ...
... For applications not requiring confocal, the ... alternative to the Pathway 435. And, the ... if later applications require it. ... can elect to use the laser autofocus, ...
... Proteomic Imaging System, Professional Package Superior ... Dynamic Range: The ProXPRESS 2D Proteomic Imaging ... system for both proteomic and general life ... flexibility, enabling the use of all dyes ...
Biology Products: