- Peter-Bram 't Hoen, Leiden University Medical Center
- Shane C Burgess, University of Arizona
- David Burt, University of Edinburgh
- John K Colbourne, The University of Birmingham
- Ivo G Gut, Centro Nacional de Analisis Genomico, Barcelona
- Scott E Hemby, Wake Forest University
- Hans Lehrach, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
- David Lightfoot, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
- Paul Pavlidis, University of British Columbia
- Daniel Sargent, Fondazione Edmund Mach - IASMA
- Leonard Schalkwyk, King's College London
- Fabiano Thompson, UFRJ
- Irene Pala, BioMed Central
In their open peer reviewed correspondence piece, Tagu and colleagues discuss the opportunities afforded by neoENCODE initiatives to understand how genetic systems react in the natural context of living ecosystems. Do comment!
RNA-seq and proteomic analysis uncover 695 black widow venom gland-specific transcripts, including putative unknown toxins and a high diversity of associate proteins, suggestive of a rapid evolutionary expansion of the toxin arsenal in these spiders.
The multi-tissue transcriptome analysis of the Western black widow expands on the repertoire of genes involved in silk production and identifies 647 silk gland-specific transcripts, indicating a rich transcriptional program beyond the known fiber-forming spidroins.
The presence of either X- or Y-bearing spermatozoa elicits sex-specific transcriptomic responses in the separate oviducts of single female pigs, with a high representation of signal transduction and immune-related genes among the 501 transcripts consistently altered.
Genome-wide transcriptome analysis and genetic mapping elucidate how the content of γ-decalactone is naturally controlled in strawberry, and identify specific expression of the fatty acid desaturase FaFAD1 gene in ripe fruits, fully correlated with the presence of γ-decalactone.
RNAseq and analytical chemistry analyzes of the segregating progeny from strawberry cultivars, varying for presence-absence of volatile compounds, identify FaFAD1 as the gene controlling the peach flavor-conferring volatile γ-decalactone.
Cepaea nemoralis’ shell-forming proteome reveals an abundance of mollusc- and pulmonate-specific proteins, provides the first evidence that molluscs use independently evolved mechanisms to pigment their shells, and expands on our understanding of the proteins that mediate biomineralization.
Fruit transcriptomes from tomato plants colonized with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi were compared with fertilized controls and showed expression differences in ripening, stress response, and lipid and carbohydrate biosynthesis genes.
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:626
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