• Comparative genome analyses reveal distinct structure in the saltwater crocodile MHC. 

      Jaratlerdsiri, Weerachai; Deakin, Janine; Godinez, Ricardo M.; Shan, Xueyan; Peterson, Daniel G.; Marthey, Sylvain; Lyons, Eric; McCarthy, Fiona M.; Isberg, Sally R.; Higgins, Damien P.; Chong, Amanda Y.; St. John, John; Glenn, Travis C.; Ray, David A.; Gongora, Jaime (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesInstitute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology, 12/11/2014)
      The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is a dynamic genome region with an essential role in the adaptive immunity of vertebrates, especially antigen presentation. The MHC is generally divided into subregions (classes ...
    • Identification of maize genes associated with host plant resistance or susceptibility to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation. 

      Kelley, Rowena Y.; Williams, W. Paul; Mylroie, J. Erik; Boykin, Deborah L.; Harper, Jonathan W.; Windham, Gary L.; Ankala, Arunkanth; Shan, Xueyan (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyDepartment of Computer Sciences and EngineeringCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesJames Worth Bagley College of EngineeringCorn Host Plant Resistance Research UnitAgricultural Research Service, 5/14/2012)
      BACKGROUND: Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination of maize pose negative impacts in agriculture and health. Commercial maize hybrids are generally susceptible to this fungus. Significant levels of host ...
    • Magnitude of the freshwater turtle exports from the US: long term trends and early effects of newly implemented harvest management regimes. 

      Mali, Ivana; Vandewege, Michael W.; Davis, Scott K.; Forstner, Michael R. J. (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1/27/2014)
      Unregulated commercial harvest remains a major threat for turtles across the globe. Due to continuing demand from Asian markets, a significant number of turtles are exported from the United States of America (US). Beginning ...
    • Population and demographic structure of Ixodes scapularis Say in the eastern United States. 

      Sakamoto, Joyce M.; Goddard, Jerome; Rasgon, Jason L. (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 7/15/2014)
      INTRODUCTION: The most significant vector of tick-borne pathogens in the United States is Ixodes scapularis Say (the blacklegged tick). Previous studies have identified significant genetic, behavioral and morphological ...
    • Quantitative field testing Heterodera glycines from metagenomic DNA samples isolated directly from soil under agronomic production. 

      Li, Yan; Lawrence, Gary W.; Lu, Shien; Balbalian, Clarissa; Klink, Vincent P. (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyDepartment of Biological SciencesCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesCollege of Arts and Sciences, 2/24/2014)
      A quantitative PCR procedure targeting the Heterodera glycines ortholog of the Caenorhabditis elegans uncoordinated-78 gene was developed. The procedure estimated the quantity of H. glycines from metagenomic DNA samples ...
    • Quantitative field testing Rotylenchulus reniformis DNA from metagenomic samples isolated directly from soil. 

      Showmaker, Kurt; Lawrence, Gary W.; Lu, Shien; Balbalian, Clarissa; Klink, Vincent P. (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyDepartment of Biological SciencesCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesCollege of Arts and SciencesBost Extension Center, 12/16/2011)
      A quantitative PCR procedure targeting the ?-tubulin gene determined the number of Rotylenchulus reniformis Linford & Oliveira 1940 in metagenomic DNA samples isolated from soil. Of note, this outcome was in the presence ...
    • Transcriptome-Based Differentiation of Closely-Related Miscanthus Lines 

      Chouvarine, Philippe; Cooksey, Amanda M.; McCarthy, Fiona M.; Ray, David A.; Baldwin, Brian S.; Burgess, Shane C.; Peterson, Daniel G. (Public Library of ScienceDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant PathologyDepartment of Plant and Soil SciencesDepartment of Biological SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesCollege of Arts and SciencesInstitute for Genomics, Biocomputing and BiotechnologyBost Extension Center, 1/10/2012)