Navigation Links
Biologists determine genetic blueprint of social amoeba

ls regulate their behavior. Both things will apply in the studies we do."

He and the other members of the international sequencing team found that there are more protein coding genes in the organism than they had thought and nearly twice as many as there are in fungi. Their unraveling of the genome also allowed Rolf Olsen, a postdoctoral fellow working in Loomis' laboratory, to generate a tree of life and show that amoebozoa, the group to which Dictyostelium belongs, evolved from the common ancestor of eukaryotes (the group of organisms that contain all animals, plants, algae, protozoa, slime mold and fungi) before fungi. Dictyostelium has about 12,000 genes that produce a greater variety of proteins than the approximately 6,000 found in fungi. And its genes are more closely related to human genes than are the genes from fungi.

"That really speaks to how much we will relate the gene function information we find to humans," Kuspa says. "It makes Dictyostelium a better model for looking for targets against which drugs can act."

Key collaborators in the project at Baylor included Richard Gibbs and George Weinstock, co-directors of Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center, and Richard Sucgang, an assistant professor of biochemistry. Baylor performed about one half of the sequencing work.


'"/>

Source:University of California - San Diego


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Biologists discover why 10% of Europeans are safe from HIV
2. Biologists Crack Genetic Code for Specialized Spider Silk
3. Biologists discover new pathway into plant cells
4. Biologists visualize protein interaction that may initiate viral infection
5. Biologists develop genome-wide map of miRNA-mRNA interactions
6. How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites
7. Biologists find regions of rice domestication
8. Biologists probe the machinery of cellular protein factories
9. Biologists call for better choice of model organisms in evo-devo
10. Biologists produce global map of plant biodiversity
11. Biologists prove critical step in membrane fusion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Biologists determine genetic blueprint social amoeba

(Date:7/30/2014)... the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll,s Through the ... and National University of Singapore improved a 35-year-old ... over decades to millions of years. , The ... competition, incorporates the "Red Queen Effect," an evolutionary ... 1970s, which suggests that organisms must constantly increase ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... her eggs until they hatched 4.5 years later, according ... open-access journal PLOS ONE by Bruce Robison ... Octopuses typically have a single reproductive period during their ... their fertilized eggs until they hatch. Shallow-water octopuses typically ... but little is known about the brooding of deep-sea ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that David ... ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering as editor-in-chief. ... 2015, the new journal will feature high-quality research in ... engineered or naturally derived materials that interact with living ... as it reflects the tremendous growth in the field ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Classic Lewis Carroll character inspires new ecological model 2Classic Lewis Carroll character inspires new ecological model 3Deep-sea octopus has longest-known egg-brooding period 2ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering: Brand-new journal launches in 2015, names editor 2
... yet of the heart of the translocon, a channel ... cell membrane. The process of transporting proteins across or ... every cell. , Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Joachim ... their detailed study of the translocon's core, called the ...
... sense light governs everything from seed germination, photosynthesis and ... for the first time, scientists have obtained a detailed ... a protein found in many species across life's plant, ... of the protein known as phytochrome, scientists can now ...
... , Chinese men are selectively switching from traditional ... dysfunction, but sticking with tradition for ailments such ... research published in Environmental Conservation. , The finding ... researchers at the advent of Viagra's commercial release ...
Cached Biology News:Zooming in on the protein-conducting channel 2Zooming in on the protein-conducting channel 3Scientists map one of biology's critical light-sensing structures 2Scientists map one of biology's critical light-sensing structures 3Viagra's hidden help for wildlife 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Regulus Therapeutics Inc . (NASDAQ: ... discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today ... for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Wednesday, ... Regulus will host a conference call ... pm Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its second quarter ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS ... REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rare pediatric disease priority ... (BLA) submission for alirocumab.  The priority review voucher entitles ... which provides for an expedited 6-month review from the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 W. R. ... release of the REVELERIS® Prep purification system ... preparative chromatographers, and other researchers to perform both ... single unit. , With the REVELERIS® Prep purification ... preparative chromatography modes with a simple touch of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... medical directors in the United States ... biosimilar market penetration will be the level of ... and the expected lower cost to patients. Payers ... that meet their pricing expectations in order to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Regulus Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 2Regulus Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 2Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 4Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 6Grace Launches New REVELERIS® Prep Purification System 2Surveyed U.S. Payers Expect Cost Savings to MCOs and Patients to be the Strongest Drivers of Biosimilar Uptake 2Surveyed U.S. Payers Expect Cost Savings to MCOs and Patients to be the Strongest Drivers of Biosimilar Uptake 3
... computer-based method of analyzing cellular activity has correctly predicted ... in BioMed Central,s open access journal Molecular Cancer ... integrated machinery of the cell and predicts those components ... Skolnick, in collaboration with John McDonald, led a team ...
... La.Evaluations of the first-ever prototype positron emission tomography ... that the scanner could advance the quality and ... at SNM,s 55th Annual Meeting. The prototype scanner ... epilepsy and nasopharyngeal cancer. Eventually, the technology could ...
... physicist Ranjit Pati and his team have developed a ... Grail, the single molecular switch. , If born out ... could revolutionize computing technology. , Moore,s Law predicts that ... on an integrated circuit will double about every two ...
Cached Biology Technology:First semiconductor-based PET scanner demonstrates potential to aid in early diagnosis of disease 2Michigan Tech scientist models molecular switch 2
... software, PC, is used to perform ... obtained from the Experion automated electrophoresis ... electropherogram and simulated gel views and ... in a Results table. This software ...
... to PRKAR2 cAMP is a signaling ... functions. cAMP exerts its effects by activating ... the signal through phosphorylation of different target ... a tetramer composed of two regulatory and ...
The large Dodeca stainer shaking rack holds the staining trays in the large Dodeca stainer....
...
Biology Products: