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

In fact, the Quatrano lab, in collaboration with the WUSTL lab of Raphael Kopan, Ph.D., in the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, recently published a paper on the function of a gene in moss called presenilin that is very similar to a gene in humans that has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

Quatrano's interest in the moss genome focuses on genes that give the plant drought tolerance. Once these genes are identified, it is possible that they might be genetically engineered into other plants, including food crops, to make them resistant to drought, a boon for Third World countries.

Scientists also will scrutinize the moss genome for examples of genes that are conserved ones that appear in moss as well as other organisms, including humans and try to discern their function.

Quatrano cited the efforts of Washington University post-doctoral researcher Pierre-Franois Perroud, Ph.D., who isolated the moss DNA that JGI used to sequence the entire genome, as well as helping to identify contaminating sequences that were not in the moss genome. Also, David Cove from the UK was a visiting professor at WUSTL during this time and played an important consulting role in all aspects of the project. Support for Quatrano's lab effort came from National Science Foundation grants and from Washington University.

Quatrano says the process of accumulating scientists, annotating the assembled genome and publishing the paper, while long and difficult, is well worth the effort that he and his colleagues around the globe made.

"It's a great achievement, a real watershed in plant genomics," Quatrano said.


'/>"/>

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:8/27/2014)... has shown that piglets can be weaned later with ... outcome of the study at the University,s Roseworthy campus, ... is an important finding for pig producers. It allows ... production. , "Sows don,t usually start their oestrous cycles ... piglets have been weaned," says Ms Alice Weaver, PhD ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... finds , Gamblers show the same tendencies as ... shown. , Researchers, led by Dr Elliot Ludvig of ... that found that both human gamblers and pigeons were ... rewards. , Published in Biology Letters , the ... role that memories of previous biggest wins and losses ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Like a protective tent over a colony of ... infections especially difficult. Microorganisms protected in a biofilm ... antibiotic resistance and recalcitrance to treatment, and biofilm-protected ... bacterial infections in humans and are 50 to ... bacterial infections. , "In essence, we may have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Piglet weaning age no bar to litter frequency 2Gamblers are greedy bird-brains, University of Warwick research finds 2Breakthrough antibacterial approach could resolve serious skin infections 2Breakthrough antibacterial approach could resolve serious skin infections 3
... MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced ... Conferences held in July, 2013. These awards are meant ... and scientists into the mainstream of the basic science ... at the FASEB Science Research Conferences. This year MARC ...
... MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced ... Study of Reproduction meeting in Montreal, Canada from July ... entry of students, postdoctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups ... to encourage the participation of young scientists at the ...
... 2011 and 2012, research from China,s Nanjing University made ... of genetic material from the plants they,d ingested could ... animals, own genes off. The surprising results from Chen-Yu ... one day be treated with medicinal food, but also ...
Cached Biology News:Hold the medicinal lettuce 2Hold the medicinal lettuce 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... of wholesale construction materials, selected SoundConnect ... of their cloud based audio and web conferencing ... configured to support PrimeSource’s employees’ needs. SoundConnect ... technologies. , PrimeSource Building Products will be ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Green & Grow Inc. (GGI) ... funding and secured Otter Capital as a significant new ... commercialization of GGI’s Agriplier™ technology, building on recent compelling ... “Since our first meeting, we have been impressed with ... space,” said Alan Sobba, President and CEO of GGI. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014   MSC , a healthcare ... today announced the appointment of Mary Beth Loesch ... 28 years of experience preparing companies for rapid growth ... Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Healthcare. In ... business , as well as corporate strategy and marketing. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the ... Polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical) ... report to their offering. Lactic acid ... carbon atom. The main applications of lactic acid ... personal care product, and pharmaceutical industries. Lactic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 3MSC names Mary Beth Loesch President and CEO 2Global Lactic Acid (Biodegradable Polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2
... Health Care Forum discusses the future of Continuing ... ... Accredited online nursing courses,are replacing traditional classroom-based courses, offering nurses ... options., Ann Johnson, CEO of Wild Iris Medical Education took ...
... 2 Simbionix has announced the,release of a ... simulator that,gives trainees hands-on experience with different techniques ... tubal,sterilization and oophorectomy., The GYN module is ... developed for the LAP Mentor, the world,s most ...
... Japan and UNION CITY, Calif., June 2 ... that the two,companies have entered into a research ... and Asian development and,commercialization of sirolimus for the ... related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and,diabetic macular edema ...
Cached Biology Technology:Modernizing Continuing Education With Online Courses 2Simbionix Takes Non-Invasive GYN Surgical Training to the Next Level 2Santen and MacuSight Announce Collaboration and License Agreement for Sirolimus in Ocular Diseases and Conditions 2Santen and MacuSight Announce Collaboration and License Agreement for Sirolimus in Ocular Diseases and Conditions 3
Rat Antibody to Mouse TCR VB8.1,8.2:FITC Recognises the V beta 8.1 and V beta 8.2 determinants of the murine T cell receptor. Specificity: mouse TCR VB8.1 and 8.2...
fli-1...
Vesicle Associated Membrane Protein (VAMP 1/2)...
Anti-Mouse Valpha 2 TCR, Purified (Clone B20.1) (rat IgG2a)...
Biology Products: