1. The First Myriapod Genome Sequence Reveals Conservative Arthropod Gene Content and Genome Organisation in the Centipede Strigamia maritima.
    Ariel D Chipman, David E K Ferrier, Carlo Brena, Jiaxin Qu, Daniel S T Hughes, Reinhard Schröder, Montserrat Torres-Oliva, Nadia Znassi, Huaiyang Jiang, Francisca C Almeida, Claudio R Alonso, Zivkos Apostolou, Peshtewani Aqrawi, Wallace Arthur, Jennifer C Barna, Kerstin P Blankenburg, Daniela Brites, Salvador Capella-Gutiérrez, Marcus Coyle, Peter K Dearden, Louis Du Pasquier, Elizabeth J Duncan, Dieter Ebert, Cornelius Eibner, Galina Erikson, Peter D Evans, Cassandra G Extavour, Liezl Francisco, Toni Gabaldón, William J Gillis, Elizabeth A Goodwin-Horn, Jack E Green, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Cornelis J P Grimmelikhuijzen, Sai Gubbala, Roderic Guigó, Yi Han, Frank Hauser, Paul Havlak, Luke Hayden, Sophie Helbing, Michael Holder, Jerome L Hui, Julia P Hunn, Vera S Hunnekuhl, LaRonda Jackson, Mehwish Javaid, Shalini N Jhangiani, Francis M Jiggins, Tamsin E Jones, Tobias S Kaiser, Divya Kalra, Nathan J Kenny, Viktoriya Korchina, Christie L Kovar, F Bernhard Kraus, François Lapraz, Sandra Lee, Jie Lv, Christigale Mandapat, Gerard Manning, Marco Mariotti, Robert Mata, Tittu Mathew, Tobias Neumann, Irene Newsham, Dinh Ngo, Maria Ninova, Geoffrey Okwuonu, Fiona Ongeri, William J Palmer, Shobha Patil, Pedro Patraquim, Christopher Pham, Pu, Nicholas H Putman, Catherine Rabouille, Olivia Mendivil Ramos, Adelaide C Rhodes, Helen E Robertson, Hugh M Robertson, Matthew Ronshaugen, Julio Rozas, Nehad Saada, Alejandro Sánchez-Gracia, Steven E Scherer, Andrew M Schurko, Kenneth W Siggens, DeNard Simmons, Anna Stief, Eckart Stolle, Maximilian J Telford, Kristin Tessmar-Raible, Rebecca Thornton, Maurijn van der Zee, Arndt von Haeseler, James M Williams, Judith H Willis, Yuanqing Wu, Xiaoyan Zou, Daniel Lawson, Donna Muzny, Kim C Worley, Richard A Gibbs, Michael Akam, and Stephen Richards

    PLoS Biology 12(11):e1002005 (2014) PMID 25423365 PMCID PMC4244043

    Myriapods (e.g., centipedes and millipedes) display a simple homonomous body plan relative to other arthropods. All members of the class are terrestrial, but they attained terrestriality independently of insects. Myriapoda is the only arthropod class not represented by a sequenced genome. We pre...
  2. The first myriapod genome sequence reveals conservative arthropod gene content and genome organisation in the centipede Strigamia maritima.
    Ariel D Chipman, David E K Ferrier, Carlo Brena, Jiaxin Qu, Daniel S T Hughes, Reinhard Schröder, Montserrat Torres-Oliva, Nadia Znassi, Huaiyang Jiang, Francisca C Almeida, Claudio R Alonso, Zivkos Apostolou, Peshtewani Aqrawi, Wallace Arthur, Jennifer C Barna, Kerstin P Blankenburg, Daniela Brites, Salvador Capella-Gutiérrez, Marcus Coyle, Peter K Dearden, Louis Du Pasquier, Elizabeth J Duncan, Dieter Ebert, Cornelius Eibner, Galina Erikson, Peter D Evans, Cassandra G Extavour, Liezl Francisco, Toni Gabaldón, William J Gillis, Elizabeth A Goodwin-Horn, Jack E Green, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Cornelis J P Grimmelikhuijzen, Sai Gubbala, Roderic Guigó, Yi Han, Frank Hauser, Paul Havlak, Luke Hayden, Sophie Helbing, Michael Holder, Jerome L Hui, Julia P Hunn, Vera S Hunnekuhl, LaRonda Jackson, Mehwish Javaid, Shalini N Jhangiani, Francis M Jiggins, Tamsin E Jones, Tobias S Kaiser, Divya Kalra, Nathan J Kenny, Viktoriya Korchina, Christie L Kovar, F Bernhard Kraus, François Lapraz, Sandra Lee, Jie Lv, Christigale Mandapat, Gerard Manning, Marco Mariotti, Robert Mata, Tittu Mathew, Tobias Neumann, Irene Newsham, Dinh Ngo, Maria Ninova, Geoffrey Okwuonu, Fiona Ongeri, William J Palmer, Shobha Patil, Pedro Patraquim, Christopher Pham, Pu, Nicholas H Putman, Catherine Rabouille, Olivia Mendivil Ramos, Adelaide C Rhodes, Helen E Robertson, Hugh M Robertson, Matthew Ronshaugen, Julio Rozas, Nehad Saada, Alejandro Sánchez-Gracia, Steven E Scherer, Andrew M Schurko, Kenneth W Siggens, DeNard Simmons, Anna Stief, Eckart Stolle, Maximilian J Telford, Kristin Tessmar-Raible, Rebecca Thornton, Maurijn van der Zee, Arndt von Haeseler, James M Williams, Judith H Willis, Yuanqing Wu, Xiaoyan Zou, Daniel Lawson, Donna Muzny, Kim C Worley, Richard A Gibbs, Michael Akam, and Stephen Richards

    PLoS Biology 12(11):e1002005 (2014) PMID 25423365 PMCID PMC4244043

    Myriapods (e.g., centipedes and millipedes) display a simple homonomous body plan relative to other arthropods. All members of the class are terrestrial, but they attained terrestriality independently of insects. Myriapoda is the only arthropod class not represented by a sequenced genome. We pre...
  3. The first myriapod genome sequence reveals conservative arthropod gene content and genome organisation in the centipede Strigamia maritima.
    Ariel D Chipman, David E K Ferrier, Carlo Brena, Jiaxin Qu, Daniel S T Hughes, Reinhard Schröder, Montserrat Torres-Oliva, Nadia Znassi, Huaiyang Jiang, Francisca C Almeida, Claudio R Alonso, Zivkos Apostolou, Peshtewani Aqrawi, Wallace Arthur, Jennifer C Barna, Kerstin P Blankenburg, Daniela Brites, Salvador Capella-Gutiérrez, Marcus Coyle, Peter K Dearden, Louis Du Pasquier, Elizabeth J Duncan, Dieter Ebert, Cornelius Eibner, Galina Erikson, Peter D Evans, Cassandra G Extavour, Liezl Francisco, Toni Gabaldón, William J Gillis, Elizabeth A Goodwin-Horn, Jack E Green, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Cornelis J P Grimmelikhuijzen, Sai Gubbala, Roderic Guigó, Yi Han, Frank Hauser, Paul Havlak, Luke Hayden, Sophie Helbing, Michael Holder, Jerome L Hui, Julia P Hunn, Vera S Hunnekuhl, LaRonda Jackson, Mehwish Javaid, Shalini N Jhangiani, Francis M Jiggins, Tamsin E Jones, Tobias S Kaiser, Divya Kalra, Nathan J Kenny, Viktoriya Korchina, Christie L Kovar, F Bernhard Kraus, François Lapraz, Sandra Lee, Jie Lv, Christigale Mandapat, Gerard Manning, Marco Mariotti, Robert Mata, Tittu Mathew, Tobias Neumann, Irene Newsham, Dinh Ngo, Maria Ninova, Geoffrey Okwuonu, Fiona Ongeri, William J Palmer, Shobha Patil, Pedro Patraquim, Christopher Pham, Pu, Nicholas H Putman, Catherine Rabouille, Olivia Mendivil Ramos, Adelaide C Rhodes, Helen E Robertson, Hugh M Robertson, Matthew Ronshaugen, Julio Rozas, Nehad Saada, Alejandro Sánchez-Gracia, Steven E Scherer, Andrew M Schurko, Kenneth W Siggens, DeNard Simmons, Anna Stief, Eckart Stolle, Maximilian J Telford, Kristin Tessmar-Raible, Rebecca Thornton, Maurijn van der Zee, Arndt von Haeseler, James M Williams, Judith H Willis, Yuanqing Wu, Xiaoyan Zou, Daniel Lawson, Donna Muzny, Kim C Worley, Richard A Gibbs, Michael Akam, and Stephen Richards

    PLoS Biology 12(11):e1002005 (2014) PMID 25423365 PMCID PMC4244043

    Myriapods (e.g., centipedes and millipedes) display a simple homonomous body plan relative to other arthropods. All members of the class are terrestrial, but they attained terrestriality independently of insects. Myriapoda is the only arthropod class not represented by a sequenced genome. We pre...
  4. Intron evolution in Saccharomycetaceae.

    Genome Biology and Evolution 6(9):2543 (2014) PMID 25364803 PMCID PMC4202332

    Introns in protein-coding genes are very rare in hemiascomycetous yeast genomes. It has been suggested that these species have experienced extensive intron loss during their evolution from the postulated intron-rich fungal ancestor. However, no intron-devoidy east species have been identified an...
  5. Conserved temporal patterns of microRNA expression in Drosophila support a developmental hourglass model.

    Genome Biology and Evolution 6(9):2459 (2014) PMID 25169982 PMCID PMC4202322

    The spatiotemporal control of gene expression is crucial for the successful completion of animal development. The evolutionary constraints on development are particularly strong for the mid-embryonic stage when body segments are specified, as evidenced by a high degree of morphological and prote...
  6. tRNA anticodon shifts in eukaryotic genomes.

    RNA 20(3):269 (2014) PMID 24442610 PMCID PMC3923123

    Embedded in the sequence of each transfer RNA are elements that promote specific interactions with its cognate aminoacyl tRNA-synthetase. Although many such "identity elements" are known, their detection is difficult since they rely on unique structural signatures and the combinatorial action of...
  7. Fast-evolving microRNAs are highly expressed in the early embryo of Drosophila virilis.

    RNA 20(3):360 (2014) PMID 24448446 PMCID PMC3923130

    MicroRNAs are short non-protein-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and are essential for the embryonic development of multicellular animals. Comparative genome-scale analyses have revealed that metazoan evolution is accompanied by the continuous acquisiti...
  8. miRBase: annotating high confidence microRNAs using deep sequencing data.

    Nucleic Acids Research 42(Database issue):D68 (2014) PMID 24275495 PMCID PMC3965103

    We describe an update of the miRBase database (http://www.mirbase.org/), the primary microRNA sequence repository. The latest miRBase release (v20, June 2013) contains 24 521 microRNA loci from 206 species, processed to produce 30 424 mature microRNA products. The rate of deposition of novel mic...
  9. Natural antisense transcripts and long non-coding RNA in Neurospora crassa.

    PLoS ONE 9(3):e91353 (2014) PMID 24621812 PMCID PMC3951366

    The prevalence of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) and natural antisense transcripts (NATs) has been reported in a variety of organisms. While a consensus has yet to be reached on their global importance, an increasing number of examples have been shown to be functional, regulating gene expression ...
  10. Target repression induced by endogenous microRNAs: large differences, small effects.

    PLoS ONE 9(8):e104286 (2014) PMID 25141277 PMCID PMC4139194

    MicroRNAs are small RNAs that regulate protein levels. It is commonly assumed that the expression level of a microRNA is directly correlated with its repressive activity - that is, highly expressed microRNAs will repress their target mRNAs more. Here we investigate the quantitative relationship ...
  11. Clusters of microRNAs emerge by new hairpins in existing transcripts.

    Nucleic Acids Research 41(16):7745 (2013) PMID 23775791 PMCID PMC3763532

    Genetic linkage may result in the expression of multiple products from a polycistronic transcript, under the control of a single promoter. In animals, protein-coding polycistronic transcripts are rare. However, microRNAs are frequently clustered in the genomes of animals, and these clusters are ...
  12. Multiple products from microRNA transcripts.

    Biochemical Society Transactions 41(4):850 (2013) PMID 23863143

    A single transcript sometimes codes for more than one product. In bacteria, and in a few exceptional animal lineages, many genes are organized into operons: clusters of open reading frames that are transcribed together in a single polycistronic transcript. However, polycistronic transcripts are ...
  13. Structure, evolution and function of the bi-directionally transcribed iab-4/iab-8 microRNA locus in arthropods.

    Nucleic Acids Research 41(5):3352 (2013) PMID 23335784 PMCID PMC3597655

    In Drosophila melanogaster, the iab-4/iab-8 locus encodes bi-directionally transcribed microRNAs that regulate the function of flanking Hox transcription factors. We show that bi-directional transcription, temporal and spatial expression patterns and Hox regulatory function of the iab-4/iab-8 lo...
  14. Sex-biased expression of microRNAs in Schistosoma mansoni.

    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7(9):e2402 (2013) PMID 24069470 PMCID PMC3772069

    Schistosomiasis is an important neglected tropical disease caused by digenean helminth parasites of the genus Schistosoma. Schistosomes are unusual in that they are dioecious and the adult worms live in the blood system. MicroRNAs play crucial roles during gene regulation and are likely to be im...
  15. Evolution and function of the extended miR-2 microRNA family.

    RNA Biology 9(3):242 (2012) PMID 22336713 PMCID PMC3384581

    MicroRNAs are essential post-transcriptional regulators. Many animal microRNAs are clustered in the genome, and it has been shown that clustered microRNAs may be transcribed as a single transcript. Polycistronic microRNAs are often members of the same family, suggesting a role of tandem duplicat...
  16. Detection of microRNAs in color space.

    PMID 22171334 PMCID PMC3268249

    Deep sequencing provides inexpensive opportunities to characterize the transcriptional diversity of known genomes. The AB SOLiD technology generates millions of short sequencing reads in color-space; that is, the raw data is a sequence of colors, where each color represents 2 nt and each nucleot...
  17. MicroRNAs from the same precursor have different targeting properties.

    Silence 3(1):8 (2012) PMID 23016695 PMCID PMC3503882

    The processing of a microRNA results in an intermediate duplex of two potential mature products that derive from the two arms (5' and 3') of the precursor hairpin. It is often suggested that one of the sequences is degraded and the other is incorporated into the RNA-induced silencing complex. H...
  18. MicroRNAs from the same precursor have different targeting properties.

    Silence 3(1):8 (2012) PMID 23016695 PMCID PMC3503882

    The processing of a microRNA results in an intermediate duplex of two potential mature products that derive from the two arms (5' and 3') of the precursor hairpin. It is often suggested that one of the sequences is degraded and the other is incorporated into the RNA-induced silencing complex. H...
  19. MicroRNAs from the same precursor have different targeting properties.

    Silence 3(1):8 (2012) PMID 23016695 PMCID PMC3503882

    The processing of a microRNA results in an intermediate duplex of two potential mature products that derive from the two arms (5' and 3') of the precursor hairpin. It is often suggested that one of the sequences is degraded and the other is incorporated into the RNA-induced silencing complex. H...
  20. Reducing ligation bias of small RNAs in libraries for next generation sequencing.

    Silence 3(1):4 (2012) PMID 22647250 PMCID PMC3489589

    The use of nucleic acid-modifying enzymes has driven the rapid advancement in molecular biology. Understanding their function is important for modifying or improving their activity. However, functional analysis usually relies upon low-throughput experiments. Here we present a method for function...