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Drug Repurposing For Covid-19 Using Molecular Docking Tools, Deniz Yasar Oztas 2021 Chapman University

Drug Repurposing For Covid-19 Using Molecular Docking Tools, Deniz Yasar Oztas

Computational and Data Sciences (MS) Theses

Since severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is highly contagious and mortal, finding a treatment is time critical. Drug repurposing is probably the quickest and safest approach in our arsenal. However, testing every drug in a brute force manner would require a lot of resources, and a more sophisticated method is required to filter possible candidates. Since several molecules have already been shown to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 in wet-lab experiments, choosing drugs with similar characteristics would increase our chances of success. In this study, we compare the molecular docking results of FDA-approved drugs from the ZINC database against ...


Evaluating The Winter Diet Of A Reintroduced Herd Of Elk In The Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, Using Next-Generation Sequencing Techniques, Dailee L. Metts 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Evaluating The Winter Diet Of A Reintroduced Herd Of Elk In The Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, Using Next-Generation Sequencing Techniques, Dailee L. Metts

Masters Theses

A distinct subspecies of elk (Cervus canadensis), the North American elk (C. canadensis canadensis), once inhabited portions of the southeastern United States, including Tennessee, until their extirpation in the mid 1800s. From 2000 to 2008, 201 Manitoban elk were reintroduced on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (NCWMA). A year-long food habits study using histological analysis of plant material from feces was completed for the NCWMA elk from 2003 to 2004 and has since aided managers in their landscape planning. Since then, more elk have been released onto the area, food plots have been established throughout the NCWMA, and the ...


Marker-Assisted Selection To Determine The Introgression Of Rpv-3 Mediated Downy Mildew Resistance In 'Chambourcin' X 'Caberenet Sauvignon' Grapevine Population, Kavya Sri Tummala 2021 Missouri State University

Marker-Assisted Selection To Determine The Introgression Of Rpv-3 Mediated Downy Mildew Resistance In 'Chambourcin' X 'Caberenet Sauvignon' Grapevine Population, Kavya Sri Tummala

MSU Graduate Theses

Downy mildew caused by the fungus, Plasmopara viticola in the grapes is one of the major diseases affecting crop yield throughout the world. Breeding grapes via conventional methods for the downy mildew resistance will take approximately 25-30 years to fully evaluate and release new cultivars. Because of the long breeding cycle in woody plant species like grape, developing DNA markers linked to genes or quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for horticultural traits can greatly accelerate the breeding process and allow a much more accurate selection of progeny. This study aims to determine the presence of resistance in the 267 F1 genotypes ...


A Cohesin Traffic Pattern Genetically Linked To Gene Regulation [Preprint], Anne-Laure Valton, Sergey V. Venev, Barbara Mair, Eraj Khokhar, Amy H. Y. Tong, Matej Usaj, Katherine S. K. Chan, Athma A. Pai, Jason Moffat, Job Dekker 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Cohesin Traffic Pattern Genetically Linked To Gene Regulation [Preprint], Anne-Laure Valton, Sergey V. Venev, Barbara Mair, Eraj Khokhar, Amy H. Y. Tong, Matej Usaj, Katherine S. K. Chan, Athma A. Pai, Jason Moffat, Job Dekker

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Cohesin-mediated loop extrusion folds interphase chromosomes at the ten to hundreds kilobases scale. This process produces structural features such as loops and topologically associating domains. We identify three types of cis-elements that define the chromatin folding landscape generated by loop extrusion. First, CTCF sites form boundaries by stalling extruding cohesin, as shown before. Second, transcription termination sites form boundaries by acting as cohesin unloading sites. RNA polymerase II contributes to boundary formation at transcription termination sites. Third, transcription start sites form boundaries that are mostly independent of cohesin, but are sites where cohesin can pause. Together with cohesin loading ...


Set1 Targets Genes With Essential Identity And Tumor-Suppressing Functions In Planarian Stem Cells, Prince Verma, Courtney K. M. Waterbury, Elizabeth M. Duncan 2021 University of Kentucky

Set1 Targets Genes With Essential Identity And Tumor-Suppressing Functions In Planarian Stem Cells, Prince Verma, Courtney K. M. Waterbury, Elizabeth M. Duncan

Biology Faculty Publications

Tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) are essential for normal cellular function in multicellular organisms, but many TSGs and tumor-suppressing mechanisms remain unknown. Planarian flatworms exhibit particularly robust tumor suppression, yet the specific mechanisms underlying this trait remain unclear. Here, we analyze histone H3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) signal across the planarian genome to determine if the broad H3K4me3 chromatin signature that marks essential cell identity genes and TSGs in mammalian cells is conserved in this valuable model of in vivo stem cell function. We find that this signature is indeed conserved on the planarian genome and that the lysine methyltransferase Set1 ...


Deciphering Symbiotic Interactions Of “Candidatus Aenigmarchaeota” With Inferred Horizontal Gene Transfers And Co-Occurrence Networks, Yu-Xian Li, Yang-Zhi Rao, Yan-Ling Qi, Yan-Ni Qu, Ya-Ting Chen, Jian-Yu Jiao, Wen-Sheng Shu, Hongchen Jiang, Brian P. Hedlund, Zheng-Shuang Hua, Wen-Jun Li 2021 Sun Yat-Sen University

Deciphering Symbiotic Interactions Of “Candidatus Aenigmarchaeota” With Inferred Horizontal Gene Transfers And Co-Occurrence Networks, Yu-Xian Li, Yang-Zhi Rao, Yan-Ling Qi, Yan-Ni Qu, Ya-Ting Chen, Jian-Yu Jiao, Wen-Sheng Shu, Hongchen Jiang, Brian P. Hedlund, Zheng-Shuang Hua, Wen-Jun Li

Life Sciences Faculty Publications

"Candidatus Aenigmarchaeota"("Ca. Aenigmarchaeota") represents one of the earliest proposed evolutionary branches within the Diapherotrites, Parvarchaeota, Aenigmarchaeota, Nanoarchaeota, and Nanohaloarchaeota (DPANN) superphylum. However, their ecological roles and potential host-symbiont interactions are still poorly understood. Here, eight metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) were reconstructed from hot spring ecosystems, and further in-depth comparative and evolutionary genomic analyses were conducted on these MAGs and other genomes downloaded from public databases. Although with limited metabolic capacities, we reported that "Ca. Aenigmarchaeota"in thermal environments harbor more genes related to carbohydrate metabolism than "Ca. Aenigmarchaeota"in nonthermal environments. Evolutionary analyses suggested that members from the Thaumarchaeota, Aigarchaeota ...


Genetic Parameter Estimates For Bull Prolificacy And Its Relationship With Scrotal Circumference In A Commercial Beef Cattle Population, Chad A. Russell, E John Pollak, Matthew L. Spangler 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Genetic Parameter Estimates For Bull Prolificacy And Its Relationship With Scrotal Circumference In A Commercial Beef Cattle Population, Chad A. Russell, E John Pollak, Matthew L. Spangler

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

The commercial beef cattle industry relies heavily on the use of natural service sires. When artificial insemination is deemed difficult to implement, multisire breeding pastures are used to increase reproductive rates in large breeding herds or to safe-guard against bull injury during the breeding season. Although each bull might be given an equal opportunity to produce offspring, evidence suggest that there is substantial variation in the number of calves sired by each bull in a breeding pasture. With the use of DNA-based paternity testing, correctly assigning calves to their respective sires in multisire pastures is possible and presents an opportunity ...


Commentary: Unbiasing Genome-Based Analyses Of Selection: An Example Using Iconic Shark Species, Nicholas J. Marra, Michael J. Stanhope, Nathaniel K. Jue, Vincent P. Richards, Stephen J. O'Brien, Agostinho Antunes, Mahmood S. Shivji 2021 Drury University

Commentary: Unbiasing Genome-Based Analyses Of Selection: An Example Using Iconic Shark Species, Nicholas J. Marra, Michael J. Stanhope, Nathaniel K. Jue, Vincent P. Richards, Stephen J. O'Brien, Agostinho Antunes, Mahmood S. Shivji

Biology Faculty Articles

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Genetic Approaches For The Study Of Complex Human Diseases, Julieta Lazarte 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Genetic Approaches For The Study Of Complex Human Diseases, Julieta Lazarte

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The field of human genetics has evolved from its initial narrow focus on single-gene Mendelian disorders, which largely affect children, to our current understanding that for most diseases there is continuum of rare to common variants which can exert a range of phenotypic effects. Despite advances in sequencing capabilities and our overall understanding of diseases, there remains a large proportion of heritability unexplained. Through the use of next-generation sequencing technologies and DNA microarray, I have explored a spectrum of genetic variations from rare, single and structural variants to common variants in individuals with i) “lone” atrial fibrillation; ii) familial hypercholesterolemia ...


Rnase Κ Promotes Robust Pirna Production By Generating 2',3'-Cyclic Phosphate-Containing Precursors, Megumi Shigematsu, Takuya Kawamura, Keisuke Morichika, Natsuko Izumi, Takashi Kiuchi, Shozo Honda, Venetia Pliatsika, Ryuma Matsubara, Isidore Rigoutsos, Susumu Katsuma, Yukihide Tomari, Yohei Kirino 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

Rnase Κ Promotes Robust Pirna Production By Generating 2',3'-Cyclic Phosphate-Containing Precursors, Megumi Shigematsu, Takuya Kawamura, Keisuke Morichika, Natsuko Izumi, Takashi Kiuchi, Shozo Honda, Venetia Pliatsika, Ryuma Matsubara, Isidore Rigoutsos, Susumu Katsuma, Yukihide Tomari, Yohei Kirino

Computational Medicine Center Faculty Papers

In animal germlines, PIWI proteins and the associated PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) protect genome integrity by silencing transposons. Here we report the extensive sequence and quantitative correlations between 2′,3′-cyclic phosphate-containing RNAs (cP-RNAs), identified using cP-RNA-seq, and piRNAs in the Bombyx germ cell line and mouse testes. The cP-RNAs containing 5′-phosphate (P-cP-RNAs) identified by P-cP-RNA-seq harbor highly consistent 5′-end positions as the piRNAs and are loaded onto PIWI protein, suggesting their direct utilization as piRNA precursors. We identified Bombyx RNase Kappa (BmRNase κ) as a mitochondria-associated endoribonuclease which produces cP-RNAs during piRNA biogenesis. BmRNase κ-depletion elevated transposon levels ...


Comparative Genomics Reveals Thermal Adaptation And A High Metabolic Diversity In “Candidatus Bathyarchaeia”, Yan-Ling Qi, Paul N. Evans, Yu-Xian Li, Yang-Zhi Rao, Yan-Ni Qu, Sha Tan, Jian-Yu Jiao, Ya-Ting Chen, Brian P. Hedlund, Wen-Sheng Shu, Zheng-Shuang Hua, Wen Jun Li 2021 Sun Yat-Sen University

Comparative Genomics Reveals Thermal Adaptation And A High Metabolic Diversity In “Candidatus Bathyarchaeia”, Yan-Ling Qi, Paul N. Evans, Yu-Xian Li, Yang-Zhi Rao, Yan-Ni Qu, Sha Tan, Jian-Yu Jiao, Ya-Ting Chen, Brian P. Hedlund, Wen-Sheng Shu, Zheng-Shuang Hua, Wen Jun Li

Life Sciences Faculty Publications

"Candidatus Bathyarchaeia"is a phylogenetically diverse and widely distributed lineage often in high abundance in anoxic submarine sediments; however, their evolution and ecological roles in terrestrial geothermal habitats are poorly understood. In the present study, 35 Ca. Bathyarchaeia metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) were recovered from hot spring sediments in Tibet and Yunnan, China. Phylogenetic analysis revealed all MAGs of Ca. Bathyarchaeia can be classified into 7 orders and 15 families. Among them, 4 families have been first discovered in the present study, significantly expanding the known diversity of Ca. Bathyarchaeia. Comparative genomics demonstrated Ca. Bathyarchaeia MAGs from thermal habitats to encode ...


Highly Contiguous Assemblies Of 101 Drosophilid Genomes, Bernard Y. Kim, Jeremy R. Wang, Danny E. Miller, Olga Barmina, Emily Delaney, Ammon Thompson, Aaron A. Comeault, David Peede, Emmanuel R.R. D’agostino, Julianne Pelaez, Jessica M. Aguilar, Diler Haji, Teruyuki Matsunaga, Ellie E. Armstrong, Molly Zych, Yoshitaka Ogawa, Marina Stamenković-Radak, Mihailo Jelić, Marija Savić Veselinović, Marija Tanasković, Pavle Erić, Jian Jun Gao, Takehiro K. Katoh, Masanori J. Toda, Hideaki Watabe, Masayoshi Watada, Jeremy S. Davis, Leonie C. Moyle, Giulia Manoli, Enrico Bertolini, Vladimír Košťál, R. Scott Hawley, Aya Takahashi, Corbin D. Jones, Donald K. Price, Noah Whiteman, Artyom Kopp, Daniel R. Matute, Dmitri A. Petrov 2021 Stanford University

Highly Contiguous Assemblies Of 101 Drosophilid Genomes, Bernard Y. Kim, Jeremy R. Wang, Danny E. Miller, Olga Barmina, Emily Delaney, Ammon Thompson, Aaron A. Comeault, David Peede, Emmanuel R.R. D’Agostino, Julianne Pelaez, Jessica M. Aguilar, Diler Haji, Teruyuki Matsunaga, Ellie E. Armstrong, Molly Zych, Yoshitaka Ogawa, Marina Stamenković-Radak, Mihailo Jelić, Marija Savić Veselinović, Marija Tanasković, Pavle Erić, Jian Jun Gao, Takehiro K. Katoh, Masanori J. Toda, Hideaki Watabe, Masayoshi Watada, Jeremy S. Davis, Leonie C. Moyle, Giulia Manoli, Enrico Bertolini, Vladimír Košťál, R. Scott Hawley, Aya Takahashi, Corbin D. Jones, Donald K. Price, Noah Whiteman, Artyom Kopp, Daniel R. Matute, Dmitri A. Petrov

Life Sciences Faculty Publications

Over 100 years of studies in Drosophila melanogaster and related species in the genus Drosophila have facilitated key discoveries in genetics, genomics, and evolution. While high-quality genome assemblies exist for several species in this group, they only encompass a small fraction of the genus. Recent advances in long-read sequencing allow high-quality genome assemblies for tens or even hundreds of species to be efficiently generated. Here, we utilize Oxford Nanopore sequencing to build an open community resource of genome assemblies for 101 lines of 93 drosophilid species encompassing 14 species groups and 35 sub-groups. The genomes are highly contiguous and complete ...


Complete Genomic And Epigenetic Maps Of Human Centromeres [Preprint], Nicolas Altemose, Evgeny I. Rogaev, Ivan A. Alexandrov, Karen H. Miga 2021 University of California - Berkeley

Complete Genomic And Epigenetic Maps Of Human Centromeres [Preprint], Nicolas Altemose, Evgeny I. Rogaev, Ivan A. Alexandrov, Karen H. Miga

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Existing human genome assemblies have almost entirely excluded highly repetitive sequences within and near centromeres, limiting our understanding of their sequence, evolution, and essential role in chromosome segregation. Here, we present an extensive study of newly assembled peri/centromeric sequences representing 6.2% (189.9 Mb) of the first complete, telomere-to-telomere human genome assembly (T2T-CHM13). We discovered novel patterns of peri/centromeric repeat organization, variation, and evolution at both large and small length scales. We also found that inner kinetochore proteins tend to overlap the most recently duplicated subregions within centromeres. Finally, we compared chromosome X centromeres across a diverse ...


Highly Contiguous Assemblies Of 101 Drosophilid Genomes, Bernard Y. Kim, Jeremy R. Wang, Danny E. Miller, Olga Barmina, Emily Delaney, Ammon Thompson, Aaron A. Comeault, David Peede, Emmanuel R. R. D'Agostino, Julianne Pelaez, Jessica M. Aguilar, Diler Haji, Teruyuki Matsunaga, Ellie E. Armstrong, Molly Zych, Yoshitaka Ogawa, Marina Stamenković-Radak, Mihailo Jelić, Marija Savić Veselinović, Marija Tanasković, Jeremy S. Davis 2021 Stanford University

Highly Contiguous Assemblies Of 101 Drosophilid Genomes, Bernard Y. Kim, Jeremy R. Wang, Danny E. Miller, Olga Barmina, Emily Delaney, Ammon Thompson, Aaron A. Comeault, David Peede, Emmanuel R. R. D'Agostino, Julianne Pelaez, Jessica M. Aguilar, Diler Haji, Teruyuki Matsunaga, Ellie E. Armstrong, Molly Zych, Yoshitaka Ogawa, Marina Stamenković-Radak, Mihailo Jelić, Marija Savić Veselinović, Marija Tanasković, Jeremy S. Davis

Biology Faculty Publications

Over 100 years of studies in Drosophila melanogaster and related species in the genus Drosophila have facilitated key discoveries in genetics, genomics, and evolution. While high-quality genome assemblies exist for several species in this group, they only encompass a small fraction of the genus. Recent advances in long-read sequencing allow high-quality genome assemblies for tens or even hundreds of species to be efficiently generated. Here, we utilize Oxford Nanopore sequencing to build an open community resource of genome assemblies for 101 lines of 93 drosophilid species encompassing 14 species groups and 35 sub-groups. The genomes are highly contiguous and complete ...


The Biodiversity Of Freshwater Crustaceans As Revealed By Taxonomy And Mitochondrial Dna Barcodes, Adrian Amelio Vasquez, Brittany L. Bonnici, Donna R. Kashian, Jorge Trejo-Martinez, Carol J. Miller, Jeffrey L. Ram 2021 Wayne State University

The Biodiversity Of Freshwater Crustaceans As Revealed By Taxonomy And Mitochondrial Dna Barcodes, Adrian Amelio Vasquez, Brittany L. Bonnici, Donna R. Kashian, Jorge Trejo-Martinez, Carol J. Miller, Jeffrey L. Ram

Physiology Faculty Research Publications

Cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) barcode sequences in this file were obtained from specimens collected by plankton net in western Lake Erie in 2012 & 2013, along with later specimens collected at various locations and times, including some collected in Belize in 2015. Methods and other details about these sequences are described in a paper by the same authors in a submitted publication (2021: URL to be given here when published). The right columns below contain additional notes on lengths of sequences, GenBank accession ID (when obtained), and annotation as to whether the sequence represents a new barcode for its genus or species taxon. According to our experience, a DNA identity of >96.5% with previous GenBank barcodes is a reliable range for determining a species level barcode for that morpho species; a DNA identity of 90.5% to 96.5% with previous barcodes is sufficient to identify genus. DNA identities within these ranges are considered to be "barcode confirmations." Conversely, DNA identities outside of these ranges are considered to be new barcodes for that species or genus, respectively. Contradictions with previous GenBank sequences are discussed in the manuscript. The submitted manuscript includes the highest percentage identity to a previous sequence in GenBank as determined by BLASTN in ...


C-Jun N-Terminal Kinase (Jnk) Signaling Contributes To Cystic Burden In Polycystic Kidney Disease [Preprint], Abigail O. Smith, Julie A. Jonassen, Kenley Preval, Roger J. Davis, Gregory J. Pazour 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

C-Jun N-Terminal Kinase (Jnk) Signaling Contributes To Cystic Burden In Polycystic Kidney Disease [Preprint], Abigail O. Smith, Julie A. Jonassen, Kenley Preval, Roger J. Davis, Gregory J. Pazour

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited degenerative disease in which the uriniferous tubules are replaced by expanding fluid-filled cysts that ultimately destroy organ function. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common form, afflicting approximately 1 in 1,000 people. It primarily is caused by mutations in the transmembrane proteins polycystin-1 (Pkd1) and polycystin-2 (Pkd2). The most proximal effects of Pkd mutations leading to cyst formation are not known, but pro-proliferative signaling must be involved for the tubule epithelial cells to increase in number over time. The c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway promotes proliferation and is activated in ...


The Role Of Interspecies Recombination In The Evolution Of Antibiotic-Resistant Pneumococci, Joshua C. D'Aeth, Mark Pg van der Linden, Lesley McGee, Herminia de Lencastre, Paul Turner, Jae-Hoon Song, Stephanie W. Lo, Rebecca A. Gladstone, GPS Consortium, Sadia Shakoor 2021 Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

The Role Of Interspecies Recombination In The Evolution Of Antibiotic-Resistant Pneumococci, Joshua C. D'Aeth, Mark Pg Van Der Linden, Lesley Mcgee, Herminia De Lencastre, Paul Turner, Jae-Hoon Song, Stephanie W. Lo, Rebecca A. Gladstone, Gps Consortium, Sadia Shakoor

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae emerge through the modification of core genome loci by interspecies homologous recombinations, and acquisition of gene cassettes. Both occurred in the otherwise contrasting histories of the antibiotic-resistant S. pneumoniae lineages PMEN3 and PMEN9. A single PMEN3 clade spread globally, evading vaccine-induced immunity through frequent serotype switching, whereas locally circulating PMEN9 clades independently gained resistance. Both lineages repeatedly integrated Tn916-type and Tn1207.1-type elements, conferring tetracycline and macrolide resistance, respectively, through homologous recombination importing sequences originating in other species. A species-wide dataset found over 100 instances of such interspecific acquisitions of resistance cassettes and ...


Availability And Structure Of Coarse Woody Debris In Hemiboreal Mature To Old-Growth Aspen Stands And Its Implications For Forest Carbon Pool, Silva Šēnhofa, Guntars Šnepsts, Kārlis Bičkovskis, Ieva Jaunslaviete, Līga Liepa, Inga Straupe, Āris Jansons 2021 Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava

Availability And Structure Of Coarse Woody Debris In Hemiboreal Mature To Old-Growth Aspen Stands And Its Implications For Forest Carbon Pool, Silva Šēnhofa, Guntars Šnepsts, Kārlis Bičkovskis, Ieva Jaunslaviete, Līga Liepa, Inga Straupe, Āris Jansons

Aspen Bibliography

European aspen deadwood is extensively studied as a habitat for saproxylic species, while less is known of its dynamics and role in carbon sequestration. We studied unmanaged mature (41–60 years), moderately overmature (61–80 years), overmature (81–100 years), and old-growth (101–140 years) and managed mature and moderately overmature aspen stands on fertile mineral soils. In unmanaged stands, marginal mean CWD volume was from 67.3 ± 12.1 m3 ha−1 in moderately overmature to 92.4 ± 5.1 m3 ha−1 in old-growth stands, with corresponding marginal mean CWD carbon pool 8.2 ± 1.6 ...


Biallelic Variants In Pcdhgc4 Cause A Novel Neurodevelopmental Syndrome With Progressive Microcephaly, Seizures, And Joint Anomalies, Maria Iqbal, Reza Maroofian, Büşranur Çavdarlı, Florence Riccardi, Michael Field, Siddharth Banka, Dalal K. Bubshait, Yun Li, Jozef Hertecant, Shahid Mahmood Baig 2021 University of Cologne and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Biallelic Variants In Pcdhgc4 Cause A Novel Neurodevelopmental Syndrome With Progressive Microcephaly, Seizures, And Joint Anomalies, Maria Iqbal, Reza Maroofian, Büşranur Çavdarlı, Florence Riccardi, Michael Field, Siddharth Banka, Dalal K. Bubshait, Yun Li, Jozef Hertecant, Shahid Mahmood Baig

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Purpose: We aimed to define a novel autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder, characterize its clinical features, and identify the underlying genetic cause for this condition.
Methods: We performed a detailed clinical characterization of 19 individuals from nine unrelated, consanguineous families with a neurodevelopmental disorder. We used genome/exome sequencing approaches, linkage and cosegregation analyses to identify disease-causing variants, and we performed three-dimensional molecular in silico analysis to predict causality of variants where applicable.
Results: In all affected individuals who presented with a neurodevelopmental syndrome with progressive microcephaly, seizures, and intellectual disability we identified biallelic disease-causing variants in Protocadherin-gamma-C4 (PCDHGC4). Five variants ...


Coarse Woody Debris Decomposition Assessment Tool: Model Validation And Application, Zhaohua Dai, Carl C. Trettin, Andrew J. Burton, Martin F. Jurgensen, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Brian T. Forschler, Jonathan S. Schilling, Daniel L. Lindner 2021 USDA Forest Service

Coarse Woody Debris Decomposition Assessment Tool: Model Validation And Application, Zhaohua Dai, Carl C. Trettin, Andrew J. Burton, Martin F. Jurgensen, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Brian T. Forschler, Jonathan S. Schilling, Daniel L. Lindner

Aspen Bibliography

Coarse woody debris (CWD) is a significant component of the forest biomass pool; hence a model is warranted to predict CWD decomposition and its role in forest carbon (C) and nutrient cycling under varying management and climatic conditions. A process-based model, CWDDAT (Coarse Woody Debris Decomposition Assessment Tool) was calibrated and validated using data from the FACE (Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) Wood Decomposition Experiment utilizing pine (Pinus taeda), aspen (Populous tremuloides) and birch (Betula papyrifera) on nine Experimental Forests (EF) covering a range of climate, hydrology, and soil conditions across the continental USA. The model predictions were evaluated against ...


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