1. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor.

    Current Biology 25(5):613 (2015) PMID 25660540

    Gall-forming arthropods are highly specialized herbivores that, in combination with their hosts, produce extended phenotypes with unique morphologies [1]. Many are economically important, and others have improved our understanding of ecology and adaptive radiation [2]. However, the mechanisms th...
  2. Motif mismatches in microsatellites: insights from genome-wide investigation among 20 insect species.

    DNA Research 22(1):29 (2015) PMID 25378245

    We present a detailed genome-wide comparative study of motif mismatches of microsatellites among 20 insect species representing five taxonomic orders. The results show that varying proportions (∼15-46%) of microsatellites identified in these species are imperfect in motif structure, and that the...
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  3. Motif mismatches in microsatellites: insights from genome-wide investigation among 20 insect species.

    DNA Research 22(1):29 (2015) PMID 25378245 PMCID PMC4379975

    We present a detailed genome-wide comparative study of motif mismatches of microsatellites among 20 insect species representing five taxonomic orders. The results show that varying proportions (∼15-46%) of microsatellites identified in these species are imperfect in motif structure, and that the...
  4. Bidirectional promoters of insects: genome-wide comparison, evolutionary implication and influence on gene expression.

    Journal of Molecular Biology 427(2):521 (2015) PMID 25463441

    Bidirectional promoters are widespread in insect genomes. By analyzing 23 insect genomes we show that the frequency of bidirectional gene pairs varies according to genome compactness and density of genes among the species. The density of bidirectional genes expected based on number of genes per ...
  5. Bidirectional promoters of insects: genome-wide comparison, evolutionary implication and influence on gene expression.

    Journal of Molecular Biology 427(2):521 (2015) PMID 25463441 PMCID PMC4297529

    Bidirectional promoters are widespread in insect genomes. By analyzing 23 insect genomes we show that the frequency of bidirectional gene pairs varies according to genome compactness and density of genes among the species. The density of bidirectional genes expected based on number of genes per ...
  6. Bidirectional promoters of insects: genome-wide comparison, evolutionary implication and influence on gene expression.

    Journal of Molecular Biology 427(2):521 (2015) PMID 25463441

    Bidirectional promoters are widespread in insect genomes. By analyzing 23 insect genomes we show that the frequency of bidirectional gene pairs varies according to genome compactness and density of genes among the species. The density of bidirectional genes expected based on number of genes per ...
  7. Bidirectional promoters of insects: genome-wide comparison, evolutionary implication and influence on gene expression.

    Journal of Molecular Biology 427(2):521 (2015) PMID 25463441 PMCID PMC4297529

    Bidirectional promoters are widespread in insect genomes. By analyzing 23 insect genomes we show that the frequency of bidirectional gene pairs varies according to genome compactness and density of genes among the species. The density of bidirectional genes expected based on number of genes per ...
  8. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor

    Current Biology (2014)

    • The plant galling Mayetiola destructor genome is replete with effector genes • The SSGP-71 effector gene family is the largest known arthropod gene family. ...
  9. An ion-exchange nanomembrane sensor for detection of nucleic acids using a surface charge inversion phenomenon.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 60:92 (2014) PMID 24787123 PMCID PMC4445831

    We present a novel low-cost biosensor for rapid, sensitive and selective detection of nucleic acids based on an ionic diode feature of an anion exchange nanoporous membrane under DC bias. The ionic diode feature is associated with external surface charge inversion on the positively charged anion...
  10. An ion-exchange nanomembrane sensor for detection of nucleic acids using a surface charge inversion phenomenon.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 60:92 (2014) PMID 24787123

    We present a novel low-cost biosensor for rapid, sensitive and selective detection of nucleic acids based on an ionic diode feature of an anion exchange nanoporous membrane under DC bias. The ionic diode feature is associated with external surface charge inversion on the positively charged anion...
  11. An ion-exchange nanomembrane sensor for detection of nucleic acids using a surface charge inversion phenomenon.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 60:92 (2014) PMID 24787123

    We present a novel low-cost biosensor for rapid, sensitive and selective detection of nucleic acids based on an ionic diode feature of an anion exchange nanoporous membrane under DC bias. The ionic diode feature is associated with external surface charge inversion on the positively charged anion...
  12. Bicluster pattern of codon context usages between flavivirus and vector mosquito Aedes aegypti: relevance to infection and transcriptional response of mosquito genes.

    Molecular Genetics and Genomics 289(5):885 (2014) PMID 24838953 PMCID PMC4177006

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of dengue virus (DENV) infection in most of the subtropical and tropical countries. Besides DENV, yellow fever virus (YFV) is also transmitted by A. aegypti. Susceptibility of A. aegypti to West Nile virus (WNV) has also been confirmed. Although s...
  13. Bicluster pattern of codon context usages between flavivirus and vector mosquito Aedes aegypti: relevance to infection and transcriptional response of mosquito genes.

    Molecular Genetics and Genomics 289(5):885 (2014) PMID 24838953 PMCID PMC4177006

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of dengue virus (DENV) infection in most of the subtropical and tropical countries. Besides DENV, yellow fever virus (YFV) is also transmitted by A. aegypti. Susceptibility of A. aegypti to West Nile virus (WNV) has also been confirmed. Although s...
  14. Influence of mosquito genotype on transcriptional response to dengue virus infection.

    Functional & Integrative Genomics 14(3):581 (2014) PMID 24798794 PMCID PMC4139442

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the principal vector that transmits dengue virus (DENV) to humans. The primary factors that trigger a susceptible or refractory interaction of A. aegypti with DENV are not well understood. In this study, our aim is to characterize the influence of vector genotype on...
  15. Influence of mosquito genotype on transcriptional response to dengue virus infection.

    Functional & Integrative Genomics 14(3):581 (2014) PMID 24798794 PMCID PMC4139442

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the principal vector that transmits dengue virus (DENV) to humans. The primary factors that trigger a susceptible or refractory interaction of A. aegypti with DENV are not well understood. In this study, our aim is to characterize the influence of vector genotype on...
  16. A database of circadian and diel rhythmic gene expression in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti.

    BMC Genomics 15:1128 (2014) PMID 25516260 PMCID PMC4320512

    The mosquito species Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of many arboviral diseases, including dengue and yellow fevers, that are responsible for a large worldwide health burden. The biological rhythms of mosquitoes regulate many of the physiological processes and behaviors that influence the tr...
  17. A database of circadian and diel rhythmic gene expression in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti.

    BMC Genomics 15:1128 (2014) PMID 25516260

    The mosquito species Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of many arboviral diseases, including dengue and yellow fevers, that are responsible for a large worldwide health burden. The biological rhythms of mosquitoes regulate many of the physiological processes and behaviors that influence the tr...
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  18. A database of circadian and diel rhythmic gene expression in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti.

    BMC Genomics 15:1128 (2014) PMID 25516260 PMCID PMC4320512

    The mosquito species Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of many arboviral diseases, including dengue and yellow fevers, that are responsible for a large worldwide health burden. The biological rhythms of mosquitoes regulate many of the physiological processes and behaviors that influence the tr...
  19. A database of circadian and diel rhythmic gene expression in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti.

    BMC Genomics 15:1128 (2014) PMID 25516260 PMCID PMC4320512

    The mosquito species Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of many arboviral diseases, including dengue and yellow fevers, that are responsible for a large worldwide health burden. The biological rhythms of mosquitoes regulate many of the physiological processes and behaviors that influence the tr...
  20. Requirement for commissureless2 function during dipteran insect nerve cord development.

    Developmental Dynamics 242(12):1466 (2013) PMID 24026811 PMCID PMC3894064

    In Drosophila melanogaster, commissureless (comm) function is required for proper nerve cord development. Although comm orthologs have not been identified outside of Drosophila species, some insects possess orthologs of Drosophila comm2, which may also regulate embryonic nerve cord development. ...