|Stable Chloroplast: Myth or Reality?|
Shailesh Joshi and Dyfed Evans
Chloroplasts principally encode the photosynthetic machinery in Viridiplantae. It has long been accepted that in photosynthetic plants chloroplast genomic structure is uniquely stable as it is maternally and clonally inherited. The first chloroplast genomes sequenced supported this view. The current study was undertaken to address the potential issue of global chloroplast(in)stability.
|Validation of Collection and Extraction Methods of Saliva for Use in Biomarker Research|
Sarah E. Hurst and Brandon T. Hall
This poster investigates the collection and extraction methods of saliva for use in biomarker research.
|Rapid Detection of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genes|
Michael J. Powell et. al.,
Rapid higly sensitive detection of tumor gene mutations in DNA derived from FFPE or plasma samples can be achieved with QClamp PCR technology.
|Accurate Normalization of Grain Samples Using Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology|
Bill Gigante, John Thomas Bradshaw, Tanya Knaide
A common challenge experienced by sample screening facilities is identifying individual sample quantity prior to DNA extraction. Accurately identifying sample quantity allows the user to pipette exact amounts of extraction buffer into each well.
|Specificity of highly potent miRNA inhibitors|
Barbara Roberston, Andrew Dalby, Yuriy Fedorov, Jon Karpilow, Anastasia Khvorova, Devin Leake, Annaleen Vermeulen
Specificity of highly potent miRNA inhibitors
|Expression of Wnt5a in Urothelial Carcinoma as a Potential Prognostic Marker|
Mark Saling 1, Jordan K. Duckett 1, Scott Jenkinson 2 and Ramiro Malgor 3
Our results support the previous studies that suggest Wnt5a plays a pathological role in urothelial carcinoma.
|DHPLC Technology as a High-throughput Detection of Mutations in a Durum Wheat TILLING Population|
Colasuonno P.1, Incerti O. 1, Lozito M.L. 1, Sbalzarini M. 2, Zaccagna P. 2, Papadimitriou S. 2, Blanco A. 1, Gadaleta A. 1
This study is a beautiful example of DHPLC technology application and shows an alternative tool to current strategies of SNP detection based on genotyping array.
|IDENTIFICATION AND DIFERENTIATION OF Verticillium SPECIES WITH PCR MARKERS AND SEQUENCING OF ITS REGION|
Taja Jesenicnik, Nataša Štajner, Jernej Jakše, Sebastijan Radišek and Branka Javornik
The genus Verticillium is a group of ascomycete fungi, including plant-pathogenic species capable of affecting the vasculature of many agricultural crops, and therefore causes major economic losses worldwide. In 2011, a new taxonomic classification of the genus was proposed, which is now referred to as Verticillium sensu stricto, comprising ten species: V. dahliae V. albo-atru, V. alfalfae, V. longisporum, V. nonalfalfae, V. tricorpus, V. zaregamsianum, V. nubilum, V. isaacii and V. klebahnii. <
|Population characterization of Brazilian isolates of Ceratocystis spp. using microsatellites|
Edson Luiz Furtado, Ana Carolina Firmino, Michael Mbenoun, Denise Nakada Nosaki, Ariska Van der Nest, Jolanda Roux, Irene Bernes, Mike Wingfield
The genus Ceratocystis includes several species of economically important plant pathogens and has a global distribution. In Brazil, species in the genus cause disease and death of hosts such as cacao, eucalypts and mango. This study aimed to characterize the population structure and diversity of isolates of Ceratocystis fimbriata sensu lato collected from diseased Eucalyptus species and to compare these to isolates from cacao, mango, teak, fig, rubber and atemoya.