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Next-Generation Sequencing Reveals Recent Horizontal Transfer of a DNA Transposon between Divergent Mosquitoes
Horizontal transfer of genetic material between complex organisms often involves transposable elements (TEs). For example, a DNA transposon mariner has been shown to undergo horizontal transfer between different orders of ...
Early Invasion of Brain Parenchyma by African Trypanosomes
Urbanization and Income Inequality in Post-Reform China: A Causal Analysis Based on Time Series Data
This paper investigates the potential causal relationship(s) between China’s urbanization and income inequality since the start of the economic reform. Based on the economic theory of urbanization and income distribution, ...
The type IV pilus assembly ATPase PilB functions as a signaling protein to regulate exopolysaccharide production in Myxococcus xanthus
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-08-04)
Myxococcus xanthus possesses a form of surface motility powered by the retraction of the type IV pilus (T4P). Additionally, exopolysaccharide (EPS), the major constituent of bacterial biofilms, is required for this ...
Spontaneous Magnetic Alignment by Yearling Snapping Turtles: Rapid Association of Radio Frequency Dependent Pattern of Magnetic Input with Novel Surroundings
We investigated spontaneous magnetic alignment (SMA) by juvenile snapping turtles using exposure to low-level radio frequency (RF) fields at the Larmor frequency to help characterize the underlying sensory mechanism. ...
Phosphorylation of PPAR gamma Affects the Collective Motions of the PPAR gamma-RXR alpha-DNA Complex
Peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) is a nuclear hormone receptor that forms a heterodimeric complex with retinoid X receptor-α (RXRα) to regulate transcription of genes involved in fatty acid storage and ...
Multigene Phylogenetics Reveals Temporal Diversification of Major African Malaria Vectors
The major vectors of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa belong to subgenus Cellia. Yet, phylogenetic relationships and temporal diversification among African mosquito species have not been unambiguously determined. Knowledge ...
miRNA Genes of an Invasive Vector Mosquito, Aedes albopictus
Soil bacteria as sources of virulence signal providers promoting plant infection by Phytophthora pathogens
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-09-12)
Stac3 Inhibits Myoblast Differentiation into Myotubes
The functionally undefined Stac3 gene, predicted to encode a SH3 domain- and C1 domain-containing protein, was recently found to be specifically expressed in skeletal muscle and essential to normal skeletal muscle development ...