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Background Insects constitute the vast majority of known species with their importance including biodiversity, agricultural, and human health concerns. It is likely that the successful adaptation of the Insecta clade depends on specific components in its proteome that give rise to specialized...
Structural variant detection by large-scale sequencing reveals new evolutionary evidence on breed divergence between Chinese and European pigsDownload
In this study, we performed a genome-wide SV detection among the genomes of thirteen pigs from diverse Chinese and European originated breeds by next genetation sequencing, and constrcuted a single-nucleotide resolution map involving 56,930 putative SVs. We firstly identified a SV hotspot...
Identifying nonspecific ligand binding in electrospray ionization mass spectrometry using the reporter molecule methodDownload
The application of the reporter molecule (Mrep) method for identifying nonspecific complexes in the ES-MS analysis of protein-ligand and DNA-ligand interactions in vitro is described. To test the reliability of the method, it was applied to the ES-MS analysis of protein-carbohydrate complexes...
The Silkworm Knowledgebase (SilkDB) is a web-based repository for the curation, integration and study of silkworm genetic and genomic data. With the recent accomplishment of a ~6X draft genome sequence of the domestic silkworm (Bombyx mori ), SilkDB provides an integrated representation of the...
Hybrids formed by biological entities and human-made nano-structures have been intensively studied in recent years due to their very interesting properties and applications. DNA-carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrid is one such material and the motivation of this PhD study. The interaction of DNA building...
Electrons, the fundamental charge carriers in solid-state devices, possess three intrinsic properties: mass, charge and spin. Spin is a quantum mechanical property, but can be loosely visualized as a tiny “intrinsic” magnetic dipole moment attached to an electron. In conventional electron...
Developing a simple, general, and isothermal self-replicating system is one of the key requirements for a simplified detection platform for nucleic acid sequences specific to a disease causing microrganism. One of the challenges in achieving nucleic-acid templated isothermal amplification is that...
Using Biomolecular Recognition to Selectively Self-Assemble Microscale Components onto Patterned SubstratesDownload
Modern nanofabrication technology in the 21st century has continued year after year to push the boundaries of what is possible at the nanoscale. With the advent of molecular electronics, single electron devices, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and other nanotechnologies, the near future...
DNA-assisted Heterogeneous Integration of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices: Modeling, Control, and Rational Design of Selective AttachmentDownload
Heterogeneous integration is an electronic packaging approach that enables the fabrication and assembly of complete electronic subsystems from components fabricated with different substrates and processes. Current commercial techniques like robotic pick-and-place, fluidic self-assembly, and...
A repetitive element of approximately 200 bp was cloned from harbour seal (Phoca vitulina concolour) genomic DNA. The sequence of the element revealed putative RNA polymerase III control boxes, a poly A tail and direct terminal repeats characteristic of SINEs. Sequence and secondary structural...