Search Results

Advanced search parameters have been applied.
open access

Phylogenetic and Functional Characterization of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) CENTRORADIALIS/TERMINAL FLOWER1/SELF-PRUNING Genes

Description: Plant architecture is an important agronomic trait driven by meristematic activities. Indeterminate meristems set repeating phytomers while determinate meristems produce terminal structures. The centroradialis/terminal flower1/self pruning (CETS) gene family modulates architecture by controlling determinate and indeterminate growth. Cotton (G. hirsutum) is naturally a photoperiodic perennial cultivated as a day-neutral annual. Management of this fiber crop is complicated by continued vegeta… more
Date: December 2017
Creator: Prewitt, Sarah F.
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Ultra-Fast Alterations in mRNA Levels Uncover Multiple Players in Light Stress Acclimation in Plants

Description: This article contains RNA sequencing analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana plants subjected to light stress in order to identify and characterize rapid changes in the steady-state level of different transcripts in response to light stress.
Date: September 26, 2015
Creator: Suzuki, Nobuhiro; Devireddy, Amith R.; Inupakutika, Madhuri A.; Baxter, Aaron; Miller, Gad; Song, Luhua et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
open access

Exploration of Genome Length, Burst Time, and Burst Size of Streptomyces griseus Bacteriophages

Description: Since phages use the host resources to replicate themselves after infection, the different sizes of the phage genome should influence the replication rate. We, therefore, hypothesized that the smaller genomes should burst the cell faster than the larger ones. As well, the shorter genomes would have greater burst sizes because they should replicate faster. Here, we obtained 16 phages of various genome length. All phages were isolated on Streptomyces griseus and available in our phage bank at the… more
Date: May 2019
Creator: Maneekul, Jindanuch
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Exploring Caffeyl-Lignin Biosynthesis in Cleome hassleriana and Polymerization of Caffeyl Alcohol in Arabidopsis thaliana

Description: C-lignin (caffeyl-lignin) is a novel linear lignin polymer found in the seed coats of several non-crop plants, notably Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Jatropha Curcas (Jatropha), and Cleome hassleriana (Cleome). C-lignin has several advantages over normal G/S-lignin, found in the majority of lignocellulosic biomass, for valorization in the context of bioprocessing: less cross-linking to cell wall polysaccharides (less recalcitrant biomass), ordered linkages between monomers (homogeneous polymer),… more
Date: December 2019
Creator: Harkleroad, Aaron Djuanell
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates

Description: This article describes the use of three members of the human NEET protein family (CISD1, mitoNEET; CISD2, NAF-1 or Miner 1; and CISD3, Miner2) as guides to conduct a phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins and their evolution.
Date: February 16, 2017
Creator: Inupakutika, Madhuri A.; Sengupta, Soham; Nechushtai, Rachel; Jennings, Patricia A.; Onuchic, José N.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
open access

Interactions between mitoNEET and NAF-1 in cells

Description: This article uses yeast two-hybrid to demonstrate through vivo bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC), direct coupling analysis (DCA), RNA-sequencing, ROS and iron imaging, and single and double shRNA lines with suppressed mNT, NAF-1 and mNT/NAF-1 expression, that mNT and NAF-1 directly interact in mammalian cells and could function in the same cellular pathway.
Date: April 20, 2017
Creator: Karmi, Ola; Holt, Sarah H.; Song, Luhua; Tamir, Sagi; Luo, Yuting; Bai, Fang et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
open access

Genomic Island Discovery through Enrichment of Statistical Modeling with Biological Information

Description: Horizontal gene transfer enables acquisition and dissemination of novel traits including antibiotic resistance and virulence among bacteria. Frequently such traits are gained through the acquisition of clusters of functionally related genes, often referred to as genomic islands (GIs). Quantifying horizontal flow of GIs and assessing their contributions to the emergence and evolution of novel metabolic traits in bacterial organisms are central to understanding the evolution of bacteria in genera… more
Date: August 2018
Creator: Jani, Mehul
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Isolation and Genomic Characterization of 45 Novel Bacteriophages Infecting the Soil Bacterium Streptomyces griseus

Description: Bacteriophages, or simply "phages," are the most abundant biological entities on the planet and are thought to be the largest untapped reservoir of available genetic information. They are also important contributors to both soil health and nutrient recycling and have significantly influenced our current understanding of molecular biology. Bacteria in the genus Streptomyces are also known to be important contributors to soil health, as well as producing a number of useful antibiotics. The geneti… more
Date: December 2018
Creator: Hale, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Algorithm Optimizations in Genomic Analysis Using Entropic Dissection

Description: In recent years, the collection of genomic data has skyrocketed and databases of genomic data are growing at a faster rate than ever before. Although many computational methods have been developed to interpret these data, they tend to struggle to process the ever increasing file sizes that are being produced and fail to take advantage of the advances in multi-core processors by using parallel processing. In some instances, loss of accuracy has been a necessary trade off to allow faster comput… more
Date: August 2015
Creator: Danks, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains

Description: This article predicts that marine-derived bacteria should inhibit Vibrio pathogens and may be a source of unique antibiotic compounds.
Date: May 16, 2017
Creator: Burks, David J.; Norris, Stephen; Kauffman, Kathryn M.; Joy, Abigail; Arevalo, Philip; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
open access

POSMM: an efficient alignment-free metagenomic profiler that complements alignment-based profiling

Description: Article presents POSMM, Python-Optimized Standard Markov Model classifier, which is a new incarnation of the Markov model approach to metagenomic sequence analysis. The authors claim that by combining POSMM with ultrafast classifiers such as Kraken2, their complementary strengths can be leveraged to produce higher overall accuracy in metagenomic sequence classification than by either as a standalone classifier. POSMM is a user-friendly and highly adaptable tool designed for broad use by the met… more
Date: March 8, 2023
Creator: Burks, David J.; Pusadkar, Vaidehi & Azad, Rajeev K.
Partner: UNT College of Science
open access

Detection and Classification of Cancer and Other Noncommunicable Diseases Using Neural Network Models

Description: Here, we show that training with multiple noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is both feasible and beneficial to modeling this class of diseases. We first use data from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to train a pan cancer model, and then characterize the information the model has learned about the cancers. In doing this we show that the model has learned concepts that are relevant to the task of cancer classification. We also test the model on datasets derived independently of the TCGA cohort and s… more
Date: July 2023
Creator: Gore, Steven Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries
open access

Identification and characterization of a core set of ROS wave‐associated transcripts involved in the systemic acquired acclimation response of Arabidopsis to excess light

Description: Article reveal that the systemic transcriptomic response of plants to excess light stress is extensive in the context of systemic acquired acclimation and involves an early (2 min) and transient stage of transcript expression that includes thousands of genes.
Date: December 6, 2018
Creator: Zandalinas, Sara I.; Sengupta, Soham; Burks, David; Azad, Rajeev K. & Mittler, Ron
Partner: UNT College of Science
open access

Glucose or Altered Ceramide Biosynthesis Mediate Oxygen Deprivation Sensitivity Through Novel Pathways Revealed by Transcriptome Analysis in Caenorhabditis elegans

Description: This article discusses how RNA-sequencing analysis was performed to assess how a glucose-supplemented diet and/or a hyl-2 mutation altered the transcriptome.
Date: August 5, 2016
Creator: Ladage, Mary L.; King, Skylar D.; Burks, David J.; Quan, Daniel L.; Garcia, Anastacia M.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Back to Top of Screen