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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...
PCR-based methods for identification of two Eteobalea species (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) used as biocontrol agents of weedy Linaria species (Scrophulariaceae)Download
Two European species of the genus Eleobalea Hodges are being tested as classical biological control agents for toadflax (Linaria spp.) in Canada. Permits for the release of these species apply only to an Italian population of E. serratella Treitschke and a Serbian population of E. intermediella...
ReAS: Recovery of Ancestral Sequences for Transposable Elements from the Unassembled Reads of a Whole Genome ShotgunDownload
We describe an algorithm, ReAS, to recover ancestral sequences for transposable elements (TEs) from the unassembled reads of a whole genome shotgun. The main assumptions are that these TEs must exist at high copy numbers across the genome and must not be so old that they are no longer...
Benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide (BPDE), a known carcinogen, is a reactive metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene (BP). BP is usually formed during combustion of organic substances, such as cigarette smoke, automobile emission exhaust, and industrial waste burning. BPDE can covalently bind to the nucleobases of...
Rice is a major food staple for the world's population and serves as a model species in cereal genome research. The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) has long been devoting itself to sequencing, information analysis and biological research of the rice and other crop genomes. In order to facilitate...
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polyethylenimine Mediated Nucleic Acid Complexation with Implications for Non-viral Gene DeliveryDownload
Gene therapy is a promising therapeutic technique that involves delivering nucleic acids into cells. Polycations have evolved into a major category of gene carriers. Polyethylenimine (PEI) is one of the most effective polycationic carriers. Furthermore, modifying PEI with certain lipophilic...
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...
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...
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...