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Gene Co-Expression Networks Analysis Reveal Novel Molecular Endotypes In Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Jen-Hwa Chu, Wenlan Zang Jan 2019

Gene Co-Expression Networks Analysis Reveal Novel Molecular Endotypes In Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Jen-Hwa Chu, Wenlan Zang

Yale Day of Data

Rationale:Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a genetic condition that predisposes to early onset pulmonary emphysema and airways obstruction. The exact mechanism through which AATD leads to lung disease is incompletely understood.

Objectives: To investigate the effect of AAT genotype and augmentation therapy on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) transcriptome, while examining the link between gene expression profiles, and clinical features of AATD.

Methods: We performed RNA-Seq on RNA extracted from BAL and PBMC on samples obtained from 89 AATD patients enrolled in the Genomic Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis (GRADS) study. Differential gene ...


Non-Invasive Analysis Of The Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes Of Asthma, Xiting Yan Jan 2019

Non-Invasive Analysis Of The Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes Of Asthma, Xiting Yan

Yale Day of Data

Whole transcriptome wide gene expression profiles in the sputum and circulation from 100 asthma patients were measured using the Affymetrix HuGene 1.0ST arrays. Unsupervised clustering analysis based on pathways from KEGG were used to identify TEA clusters of patients from the sputum gene expression profiles. The identified TEA clusters have significantly different pre-bronchodilator FEV1, bronchodilator responsiveness, exhaled nitric oxide levels, history of hospitalization for asthma and history of intubation. Evaluation of TEA clusters in children from Asthma BRIDGE cohort confirmed the identified differences in intubation and hospitalization. Furthermore, evaluation of the TH2 gene signatures suggested a much lower prevalence ...


A Novel Pathway-Based Distance Score Enhances Assessment Of Disease Heterogeneity In Gene Expression, Yunqing Liu, Xiting Yan Jan 2019

A Novel Pathway-Based Distance Score Enhances Assessment Of Disease Heterogeneity In Gene Expression, Yunqing Liu, Xiting Yan

Yale Day of Data

Distance-based unsupervised clustering of gene expression data is commonly used to identify heterogeneity in biologic samples. However, high noise levels in gene expression data and the relatively high correlation between genes are often encountered, so traditional distances such as Euclidean distance may not be effective at discriminating the biological differences between samples. In this study, we developed a novel computational method to assess the biological differences based on pathways by assuming that ontologically defined biological pathways in biologically similar samples have similar behavior. Application of this distance score results in more accurate, robust, and biologically meaningful clustering results in both ...


An Annotated Genome For Haliotis Rufescens (Red Abalone) And Resequenced Green, Pink, Pinto, Black And White Abalone Species, Rick E. Masonbrink, Catherine Purcell, Sara Boles, Andrew Whitehead, John Hyde, Arun S. Seetharam, Andrew J. Severin Jan 2019

An Annotated Genome For Haliotis Rufescens (Red Abalone) And Resequenced Green, Pink, Pinto, Black And White Abalone Species, Rick E. Masonbrink, Catherine Purcell, Sara Boles, Andrew Whitehead, John Hyde, Arun S. Seetharam, Andrew J. Severin

Genome Informatics Facility Publications

Abalone are one of the few marine taxa where aquaculture production dominates the global market as a result of increasing demand and declining natural stocks from overexploitation and disease. To better understand abalone biology, aid in conservation efforts for endangered abalone species, and gain insight into sustainable aquaculture, we created a draft genome of the red abalone (Haliotis rufescens). The approach to this genome draft included initial assembly using raw Illumina and PacBio sequencing data with MaSuRCA, before scaffolding using sequencing data generated from Chicago library preparations with HiRise2. This assembly approach resulted in 8,371 scaffolds and total length ...


Debrowser: Interactive Differential Expression Analysis And Visualization Tool For Count Data, Alper Kucukural, Onur Yukselen, Deniz M. Ozata, Melissa J. Moore, Manuel Garber Jan 2019

Debrowser: Interactive Differential Expression Analysis And Visualization Tool For Count Data, Alper Kucukural, Onur Yukselen, Deniz M. Ozata, Melissa J. Moore, Manuel Garber

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology Publications and Presentations

BACKGROUND: Sequencing data has become a standard measure of diverse cellular activities. For example, gene expression is accurately measured by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) libraries, protein-DNA interactions are captured by chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq), protein-RNA interactions by crosslinking immunoprecipitation sequencing (CLIP-Seq) or RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP-Seq) sequencing, DNA accessibility by assay for transposase-accessible chromatin (ATAC-Seq), DNase or MNase sequencing libraries. The processing of these sequencing techniques involves library-specific approaches. However, in all cases, once the sequencing libraries are processed, the result is a count table specifying the estimated number of reads originating from each genomic locus. Differential analysis to determine which loci ...


Undergraduates Contain Multitudes: Course-Based Metagenomics Analysis Using Dna Subway Purple Line, Ray A. Enke Dec 2018

Undergraduates Contain Multitudes: Course-Based Metagenomics Analysis Using Dna Subway Purple Line, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Trim-Nhl Protein Nhl-2 Is A Co-Factor In The Nuclear And Somatic Rnai Pathways In C. Elegans, Gregory M. Davis, Shikui Tu, Jacqueline A. Wilce, Julie M. Claycomb, Zhiping Weng, Peter R. Boag Dec 2018

The Trim-Nhl Protein Nhl-2 Is A Co-Factor In The Nuclear And Somatic Rnai Pathways In C. Elegans, Gregory M. Davis, Shikui Tu, Jacqueline A. Wilce, Julie M. Claycomb, Zhiping Weng, Peter R. Boag

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology Publications and Presentations

Proper regulation of germline gene expression is essential for fertility and maintaining species integrity. In the C. elegans germline, a diverse repertoire of regulatory pathways promote the expression of endogenous germline genes and limit the expression of deleterious transcripts to maintain genome homeostasis. Here we show that the conserved TRIM-NHL protein, NHL-2, plays an essential role in the C. elegans germline, modulating germline chromatin and meiotic chromosome organization. We uncover a role for NHL-2 as a co-factor in both positively (CSR-1) and negatively (HRDE-1) acting germline 22G-small RNA pathways and the somatic nuclear RNAi pathway. Furthermore, we demonstrate that NHL-2 ...


Understanding The Impacts Of Current And Future Environmental Variation On Central African Amphibian Biodiversity, Courtney A. Miller Dec 2018

Understanding The Impacts Of Current And Future Environmental Variation On Central African Amphibian Biodiversity, Courtney A. Miller

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Global climate change is projected to impact multiple levels of biodiversity by imposing strong selection pressures on existing populations, triggering shifts in species distributions, and reorganizing entire communities. The Lower Guineo-Congolian region in central Africa, a reservoir for amphibian diversity, is predicted to be severely affected by future climate change through rising temperatures and greater variability in rainfall. Geospatial modelling can be used to assess how environmental variation shapes patterns of biological variation – from the genomic to the community level – and use these associations to predict patterns of biological change across space and time. The overall goal of this dissertation ...


Hla-Do Modulates The Diversity Of The Mhc-Ii Self-Peptidome, Padma P. Nanaware, Mollie M. Jurewicz, John D. Leszyk, Scott A. Shaffer, Lawrence J. Stern Dec 2018

Hla-Do Modulates The Diversity Of The Mhc-Ii Self-Peptidome, Padma P. Nanaware, Mollie M. Jurewicz, John D. Leszyk, Scott A. Shaffer, Lawrence J. Stern

Open Access Articles

Presentation of antigenic peptides on MHC-II molecules is essential for tolerance to self and for initiation of immune responses against foreign antigens. DO (HLA-DO in humans, H2-O in mice) is a non-classical MHC-II protein that has been implicated in control of autoimmunity and regulation of neutralizing antibody responses to viruses. These effects likely are related to a role of DO in selecting MHC-II epitopes, but previous studies examining the effect of DO on presentation of selected CD4 T cell epitopes have been contradictory. To understand how DO modulates MHC-II antigen presentation, we characterized the full spectrum of peptides presented by ...


Power In Pairs: Assessing The Statistical Value Of Paired Samples In Tests For Differential Expression, John R. Stevens, Jennifer S. Herrick, Roger K. Wolff, Martha L. Slattery Dec 2018

Power In Pairs: Assessing The Statistical Value Of Paired Samples In Tests For Differential Expression, John R. Stevens, Jennifer S. Herrick, Roger K. Wolff, Martha L. Slattery

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications

Background: When genomics researchers design a high-throughput study to test for differential expression, some biological systems and research questions provide opportunities to use paired samples from subjects, and researchers can plan for a certain proportion of subjects to have paired samples. We consider the effect of this paired samples proportion on the statistical power of the study, using characteristics of both count (RNA-Seq) and continuous (microarray) expression data from a colorectal cancer study.

Results: We demonstrate that a higher proportion of subjects with paired samples yields higher statistical power, for various total numbers of samples, and for various strengths of ...


Dmk_Dissertation_11.19.18.Pdf, Dana King Dec 2018

Dmk_Dissertation_11.19.18.Pdf, Dana King

Dana King

No abstract provided.


Dmk_Dissertation_11.19.18.Pdf, Dana King Dec 2018

Dmk_Dissertation_11.19.18.Pdf, Dana King

Dana King

No abstract provided.


Nmecas9 Is An Intrinsically High-Fidelity Genome-Editing Platform, Nadia Amrani, Xin D. Gao, Pengpeng Liu, Alireza Edraki, Aamir Mir, Raed Ibraheim, Ankit Gupta, Kanae E. Sasaki, Tong Wu, Thomas G. Fazzio, Lihua Julie Zhu, Scot A. Wolfe, Erik J. Sontheimer Dec 2018

Nmecas9 Is An Intrinsically High-Fidelity Genome-Editing Platform, Nadia Amrani, Xin D. Gao, Pengpeng Liu, Alireza Edraki, Aamir Mir, Raed Ibraheim, Ankit Gupta, Kanae E. Sasaki, Tong Wu, Thomas G. Fazzio, Lihua Julie Zhu, Scot A. Wolfe, Erik J. Sontheimer

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: The development of CRISPR genome editing has transformed biomedical research. Most applications reported thus far rely upon the Cas9 protein from Streptococcus pyogenes SF370 (SpyCas9). With many RNA guides, wildtype SpyCas9 can induce significant levels of unintended mutations at near-cognate sites, necessitating substantial efforts toward the development of strategies to minimize off-target activity. Although the genome-editing potential of thousands of other Cas9 orthologs remains largely untapped, it is not known how many will require similarly extensive engineering to achieve single-site accuracy within large genomes. In addition to its off-targeting propensity, SpyCas9 is encoded by a relatively large open reading ...


Two Contrasting Classes Of Nucleolus-Associated Domains In Mouse Fibroblast Heterochromatin, Anastassiia Vertii, Jianhong Ou, Jun Yu, Aimin Yan, Hervé Pagès, Haibo Liu, Lihua Julie Zhu, Paul D. Kaufman Dec 2018

Two Contrasting Classes Of Nucleolus-Associated Domains In Mouse Fibroblast Heterochromatin, Anastassiia Vertii, Jianhong Ou, Jun Yu, Aimin Yan, Hervé Pagès, Haibo Liu, Lihua Julie Zhu, Paul D. Kaufman

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

In interphase eukaryotic cells, almost all heterochromatin is located adjacent to the nucleolus or to the nuclear lamina, thus defining Nucleolus Associated Domains (NADs) and Lamina Associated Domains (LADs), respectively. Here, we determined the first genome-scale map of murine NADs in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) via deep sequencing of chromatin associated with purified nucleoli. We developed a Bioconductor package called NADfinder and demonstrated that it identifies NADs more accurately than other peak-calling tools, due to its critical feature of chromosome-level local baseline correction. We detected two distinct classes of NADs. Type I NADs associate frequently with both the nucleolar periphery ...


Dna Subway Purple Line Metagenome Analysis, Ray A. Enke Nov 2018

Dna Subway Purple Line Metagenome Analysis, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

This in class walkthrough demonstrates how to use the DNA Subway Purple Line for metagenomics analysis of 16S microbiome Illumina sequencing reads.


Orthogonal Cas9-Cas9 Chimeras Provide A Versatile Platform For Genome Editing, Mehmet F. Bolukbasi, Pengpeng Liu, Kevin Luk, Samantha F. Kwok, Ankit Gupta, Nadia Amrani, Erik J. Sontheimer, Lihua Julie Zhu, Scot A. Wolfe Nov 2018

Orthogonal Cas9-Cas9 Chimeras Provide A Versatile Platform For Genome Editing, Mehmet F. Bolukbasi, Pengpeng Liu, Kevin Luk, Samantha F. Kwok, Ankit Gupta, Nadia Amrani, Erik J. Sontheimer, Lihua Julie Zhu, Scot A. Wolfe

Open Access Articles

The development of robust, versatile and accurate toolsets is critical to facilitate therapeutic genome editing applications. Here we establish RNA-programmable Cas9-Cas9 chimeras, in single- and dual-nuclease formats, as versatile genome engineering systems. In both of these formats, Cas9-Cas9 fusions display an expanded targeting repertoire and achieve highly specific genome editing. Dual-nuclease Cas9-Cas9 chimeras have distinct advantages over monomeric Cas9s including higher target site activity and the generation of predictable precise deletion products between their target sites. At a therapeutically relevant site within the BCL11A erythroid enhancer, Cas9-Cas9 nucleases produced precise deletions that comprised up to 97% of all sequence alterations ...


20 - Putative Targets Of The Pp2a Serine/Threonine Phosphatase Complex In Regulating Dendritic Morphology, Andre Golshir, Shatabdi Bhattacharjee, Daniel N. Cox Nov 2018

20 - Putative Targets Of The Pp2a Serine/Threonine Phosphatase Complex In Regulating Dendritic Morphology, Andre Golshir, Shatabdi Bhattacharjee, Daniel N. Cox

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Proper dendritic development is essential for functional neuronal networks. Elucidating the molecular mechanisms that regulate dendritic diversification is therefore essential to understanding the formation and modulation of functional neural circuitry. PP2A is a serine/threonine phosphatase that is evolutionarily conserved from yeast to mammals. In Drosophila, the PP2A complex is composed of a catalytic subunit encoded by microtubule star (mts), a scaffolding subunit encoded by PP2A-29B and one of four alternate regulatory subunits encoded by widerborst (wdb), twins, PP2A-B’ and CG4733. Previous studies in the lab showed that specific RNAi-mediated knockdown of various PP2A subunits in CIV neurons severely impaired ...


Alternative Genes For Exploring Ranavirus Phylogenetics: Four Core Genes Compared To The Major Capsid Protein And The Whole Genome., Abigale Garner Nov 2018

Alternative Genes For Exploring Ranavirus Phylogenetics: Four Core Genes Compared To The Major Capsid Protein And The Whole Genome., Abigale Garner

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The Iridoviridae is a family of virus that infects invertebrates and poikilothermic vertebrates such as amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Ranavirus is one of the five genera within the Iridoviridae. Ranavirus infections have been seen on every continent. The ranaviruses have 26 core genes, but our study focuses on the utility of: an immediate early protein ICP-46 [open reading frame (ORF) 91R in Frog virus 3 (FV3)]; a transcription elongation factor TIIS (ORF 81R in FV3); Evrl/Air family protein (ORF 88R in FV3); and a hypothetical/putative protein of unknown function (ORF 94R in FV3) as alternative genes for phylogenetic ...


Fastqc Analysis & Hisat Alignments Using Cyverse (Part 2), Ray A. Enke Oct 2018

Fastqc Analysis & Hisat Alignments Using Cyverse (Part 2), Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

Part 2 of this in class exercise uses CyVerse Discovery Environment (DE) for the following:
  • view the output files of FastQC analysis
  • create custom data tracks from HISAT alignment files for visualization in the UCSC Genome Browser


Fastqc Analysis & Hisat Alignments Using Cyverse (Part 1), Ray A. Enke Oct 2018

Fastqc Analysis & Hisat Alignments Using Cyverse (Part 1), Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

This in class exercise demonstrates the basic features of the CyVerse Discovery Environment (DE) cyberinfrastructure and also provides a tutorial for setting up FastQC analysis of next generation sequencing reads as well as HISAT alignment of eukaryotic RNA-seq FASTQ files.


Intro To Command Line Coding (Fastqe & Fastp), Ray A. Enke Oct 2018

Intro To Command Line Coding (Fastqe & Fastp), Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

This in class activity is designed for novices as an introduction to command line coding. The activity uses the programs FASTQE and FASTP to analyze the quality and trim Illumina FASTQ sequencing data.


The Future Of Biodiversity Assessment: Using Environmental Dna And Next-Generation Sequencing To Characterize Biological Communities In The Central Highlands Of Arizona, Courtney Turner-Rathbone Oct 2018

The Future Of Biodiversity Assessment: Using Environmental Dna And Next-Generation Sequencing To Characterize Biological Communities In The Central Highlands Of Arizona, Courtney Turner-Rathbone

Undergraduate Research Symposium - Prescott

Historically ecological surveys require significant man hours in the field, utilizing methods which can stress species being observed. In using environmental DNA (eDNA) gathered from air, soil, and water, traditional methods may be supplemented or reduced in order to more efficiently utilize funding and reduce or eliminate stress on surveyed species. Water was collected in replicates using aseptic technique from two different sites, 60 miles apart, along the Verde River. Samples were vacuum filtered within 24 hours through 0.45 μm cellulose nitrate (CN) filters to collect eDNA. DNA extraction from the filters was performed. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR ...


Complete Genome Sequences Of 18 Paenibacillus Larvae Phages From The Western United States, Bryan D. Merrill, Christopher P. Fajardo, Jared A. Hilton, Ashley M. Payne, Andy T. Ward, Jamison K. Walker, Aziza Dhalai, Cameron Imahara, James Mangohig, Josh Monk, Cristian Pascacio, Padmani Rai, Alicia Salisbury, Kathie Velez, Travis J. Bloomfield, Brett Buhler, Steven G. Duncan, David A. Fuhriman, Josil George, Kiel Graves, Karli Graves, Hunter L. Hill, Michelle Kim, Bradley K. Knabe, Devin B. Ririe, Spencer L. Rogers, Casey Stamereilers, Michael B. Stephenson, Brittian K. Usher, Colton S. Ward, Jacob M. Withers Oct 2018

Complete Genome Sequences Of 18 Paenibacillus Larvae Phages From The Western United States, Bryan D. Merrill, Christopher P. Fajardo, Jared A. Hilton, Ashley M. Payne, Andy T. Ward, Jamison K. Walker, Aziza Dhalai, Cameron Imahara, James Mangohig, Josh Monk, Cristian Pascacio, Padmani Rai, Alicia Salisbury, Kathie Velez, Travis J. Bloomfield, Brett Buhler, Steven G. Duncan, David A. Fuhriman, Josil George, Kiel Graves, Karli Graves, Hunter L. Hill, Michelle Kim, Bradley K. Knabe, Devin B. Ririe, Spencer L. Rogers, Casey Stamereilers, Michael B. Stephenson, Brittian K. Usher, Colton S. Ward, Jacob M. Withers

Life Sciences Faculty Publications

We present here the complete genomes of 18 phages that infect Paenibacillus larvae, the causative agent of American foulbrood in honeybees. The phages were isolated between 2014 and 2016 as part of an undergraduate phage discovery course at Brigham Young University. The phages were isolated primarily from bee debris and lysogens.


Geneweld: A Method For Efficient Targeted Integration Directed By Short Homology, Wesley A. Wierson, Jordan M. Welker, Maira P. Almeida, Carla A. Mann, Dennis A. Webster, Melanie E. Torrie, Trevor J. Weiss, Macy K. Vollbrecht, Merrina Lan, Kenna C. Mckeighan, Zhitao Ming, Alec Wehmeier, Christopher S. Mikelson, Jeffrey A. Haltom, Kristen M. Kwan, Chi-­Bin Chien, Darius Balciunas, Stephen C. Ekker, Karl J. Clark, Beau R. Webber, Branden Moriarity, Staci L. Solin, Daniel F. Carlson, Drena L. Dobbs, Maura Mcgrail, Jeffrey J. Essner Oct 2018

Geneweld: A Method For Efficient Targeted Integration Directed By Short Homology, Wesley A. Wierson, Jordan M. Welker, Maira P. Almeida, Carla A. Mann, Dennis A. Webster, Melanie E. Torrie, Trevor J. Weiss, Macy K. Vollbrecht, Merrina Lan, Kenna C. Mckeighan, Zhitao Ming, Alec Wehmeier, Christopher S. Mikelson, Jeffrey A. Haltom, Kristen M. Kwan, Chi-­Bin Chien, Darius Balciunas, Stephen C. Ekker, Karl J. Clark, Beau R. Webber, Branden Moriarity, Staci L. Solin, Daniel F. Carlson, Drena L. Dobbs, Maura Mcgrail, Jeffrey J. Essner

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Publications

Choices for genome engineering and integration involve high efficiency with little or no target specificity or high specificity with low activity. Here, we describe a targeted integration strategy, called GeneWeld, and a vector series for gene tagging, pGTag (plasmids for Gene Tagging), which promote highly efficient and precise targeted integration in zebrafish embryos, pig fibroblasts, and human cells utilizing the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Our work demonstrates that in vivo targeting of a genomic locus of interest with CRISPR/Cas9 and a donor vector containing as little as 24 to 48 base pairs of homology directs precise and efficient knock-in when ...


Complete Genome Sequences Of Paenibacillus Larvae Phages Halcyone, Heath, Scottie, And Unity From Las Vegas, Nevada, Diane G. Yost, Carolyn Chang, Lucy Leblanc, Erin Cassin, Ceara Peterman, Padmani Rai, Alicia Salisbury, Nicolas Barroga, Ramiro Cisneros, Joseph Fersini, Jonathan Juste, Juvie Ines, Gabriel Leyva, Dyanne Macalinao, Spencer Muscelli, Gustavo S. Reyes, Heather Rhoden, Rodney Tan, Erika Torres, Krystal Tran, Georgette Uriarte-Valle, Christopher Wallace, Simon Wong, Kevin Ayala-Pineda, Vanessa Cadiz, Tiffany Jeanite, Sophia Nhan, Julianne H. Grose, Christy Strong, Penny S. Amy, Philippos K. Tsourkas Sep 2018

Complete Genome Sequences Of Paenibacillus Larvae Phages Halcyone, Heath, Scottie, And Unity From Las Vegas, Nevada, Diane G. Yost, Carolyn Chang, Lucy Leblanc, Erin Cassin, Ceara Peterman, Padmani Rai, Alicia Salisbury, Nicolas Barroga, Ramiro Cisneros, Joseph Fersini, Jonathan Juste, Juvie Ines, Gabriel Leyva, Dyanne Macalinao, Spencer Muscelli, Gustavo S. Reyes, Heather Rhoden, Rodney Tan, Erika Torres, Krystal Tran, Georgette Uriarte-Valle, Christopher Wallace, Simon Wong, Kevin Ayala-Pineda, Vanessa Cadiz, Tiffany Jeanite, Sophia Nhan, Julianne H. Grose, Christy Strong, Penny S. Amy, Philippos K. Tsourkas

Life Sciences Faculty Publications

We present the complete genome sequences of four phages that infect Paenibacillus larvae, the causative agent of American foulbrood disease in honeybees. The phages were isolated from beehives and beeswax products from Las Vegas, Nevada. The genomes are 50 to 55 kbp long and use the “direct terminal repeats” DNA-packaging strategy.


Identification And Characterization Of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Associated With Kudzu Root Nodules, Chasity Lawless, Michelle Zedonek, Debbie Curtis, Jonda Scharringhausen, Jared Bryant, Wendy A. Dustman, Alexandra M. Kurtz, Bekah Ward Dr. Sep 2018

Identification And Characterization Of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Associated With Kudzu Root Nodules, Chasity Lawless, Michelle Zedonek, Debbie Curtis, Jonda Scharringhausen, Jared Bryant, Wendy A. Dustman, Alexandra M. Kurtz, Bekah Ward Dr.

Georgia Journal of Science

Pueraria montana, better known as kudzu, is an invasive species rapidly spreading throughout the southeastern United States. This plant can form root nodules which house nitrogen-fixing bacteria, allowing atmospheric nitrogen to be converted into biologically available forms of nitrogen for use by the plant host. Given the centrality of these bacteria to the spread of kudzu, isolates from nodules were characterized after collection from seven different locations across the metropolitan Atlanta area. Twenty-five isolates were grown on two different variants of nitrogen free media. Four different carbon sources were evaluated as well. Finally, growth under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions ...


Differential Analysis Of Chromatin Accessibility And Histone Modifications For Predicting Mouse Developmental Enhancers, Shaliu Fu, Qin Wang, Jill E. Moore, Michael J. Purcaro, Henry E. Pratt, Kaili Fan, Cuihua Gu, Cizhong Jiang, Ruixin Zhu, Anshul Kundaje, Aiping Lu, Zhiping Weng Aug 2018

Differential Analysis Of Chromatin Accessibility And Histone Modifications For Predicting Mouse Developmental Enhancers, Shaliu Fu, Qin Wang, Jill E. Moore, Michael J. Purcaro, Henry E. Pratt, Kaili Fan, Cuihua Gu, Cizhong Jiang, Ruixin Zhu, Anshul Kundaje, Aiping Lu, Zhiping Weng

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology Publications and Presentations

Enhancers are distal cis-regulatory elements that modulate gene expression. They are depleted of nucleosomes and enriched in specific histone modifications; thus, calling DNase-seq and histone mark ChIP-seq peaks can predict enhancers. We evaluated nine peak-calling algorithms for predicting enhancers validated by transgenic mouse assays. DNase and H3K27ac peaks were consistently more predictive than H3K4me1/2/3 and H3K9ac peaks. DFilter and Hotspot2 were the best DNase peak callers, while HOMER, MUSIC, MACS2, DFilter and F-seq were the best H3K27ac peak callers. We observed that the differential DNase or H3K27ac signals between two distant tissues increased the area under the precision-recall ...


Genetic Architecture Of Gene Expression Traits Across Diverse Populations, Lauren S. Mogil, Angela Andaleon, Alexa Badalamenti, Scott P. Dickinson, Xiuqing Guo, Jerome I. Rotter, W. C. Johnson, Hae Kyung Im, Yongmei Liu, Heather E. Wheeler Aug 2018

Genetic Architecture Of Gene Expression Traits Across Diverse Populations, Lauren S. Mogil, Angela Andaleon, Alexa Badalamenti, Scott P. Dickinson, Xiuqing Guo, Jerome I. Rotter, W. C. Johnson, Hae Kyung Im, Yongmei Liu, Heather E. Wheeler

Bioinformatics Faculty Publications

For many complex traits, gene regulation is likely to play a crucial mechanistic role. How the genetic architectures of complex traits vary between populations and subsequent effects on genetic prediction are not well understood, in part due to the historical paucity of GWAS in populations of non-European ancestry. We used data from the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) cohort to characterize the genetic architecture of gene expression within and between diverse populations. Genotype and monocyte gene expression were available in individuals with African American (AFA, n = 233), Hispanic (HIS, n = 352), and European (CAU, n = 578) ancestry. We performed expression ...


The Transcriptome Of The Bermuda Fireworm Odontosyllis Enopla (Annelida: Syllidae): A Unique Luciferase Gene Family And Putative Epitoky-Related Genes, Mercer R. Brugler, M. Teresa Aguado, Michael Tessler, Mark Siddall Aug 2018

The Transcriptome Of The Bermuda Fireworm Odontosyllis Enopla (Annelida: Syllidae): A Unique Luciferase Gene Family And Putative Epitoky-Related Genes, Mercer R. Brugler, M. Teresa Aguado, Michael Tessler, Mark Siddall

Publications and Research

The Bermuda fireworm Odontosyllis enopla exhibits an extremely tight circalunar circadian behavior that results in an impressive bioluminescent mating swarm, thought to be due to a conventional luciferase-mediated oxidation of a light-emitting luciferin. In addition, the four eyes become hypertrophied and heavily pigmented, and the nephridial system is modified to store and release gametes and associated secretions. In an effort to elucidate transcripts related to bioluminescence, circadian or circalunar periodicity, as well as epitoky-related changes of the eyes and nephridial system, we examined the transcriptomic profile of three female O. enopladuring a bioluminescent swarm in Ferry Reach, Bermuda. Using ...


Combinatorial Genomic Data Refute The Human Chromosome 2 Evolutionary Fusion And Build A Model Of Functional Design For Interstitial Telomeric Repeats, Jeffrey P. Tomkins Jul 2018

Combinatorial Genomic Data Refute The Human Chromosome 2 Evolutionary Fusion And Build A Model Of Functional Design For Interstitial Telomeric Repeats, Jeffrey P. Tomkins

The Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism

Evolutionists allege that human chromosome 2 is the product of an ancient fusion event in an ancient hominid ancestor descended from apes. However, both the alleged site of fusion and the so-called cryptic centromere of human chromosome 2 are situated inside active genes negating the idea of fusion. Not only are the alleged genomic fossils of fusion representative of functional intragenic sequence, but they are also both highly degenerate versions of their supposed evolutionary beginnings, suggesting something other than an evolutionary origin. Given that these data strongly refute an evolutionary fusion scenario, it behooves creationists to propose an alternative model ...