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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20001, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016624

RESUMO

African wild rice Oryza longistaminata, one of the eight AA- genome species in the genus Oryza, possesses highly valued traits, such as the rhizomatousness for perennial rice breeding, strong tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, and high biomass production on poor soils. To obtain the high-quality reference genome for O. longistaminata we employed a hybrid assembly approach through incorporating Illumina and PacBio sequencing datasets. The final genome assembly comprised only 107 scaffolds and was approximately ∼363.5 Mb, representing ∼92.7% of the estimated African wild rice genome (∼392 Mb). The N50 lengths of the assembled contigs and scaffolds were ∼46.49 Kb and ∼6.83 Mb, indicating ∼3.72-fold and ∼18.8-fold improvement in length compared to the earlier released assembly (∼12.5 Kb and 364 Kb, respectively). Aided with Hi-C data and syntenic relationship with O. sativa, these assembled scaffolds were anchored into 12 pseudo-chromosomes. Genome annotation and comparative genomic analysis reveal that lineage-specific expansion of gene families that respond to biotic- and abiotic stresses are of great potential for mining novel alleles to overcome major diseases and abiotic adaptation in rice breeding programs. This reference genome of African wild rice will greatly enlarge the existing database of rice genome resources and unquestionably form a solid base to understand genomic basis underlying highly valued phenotypic traits and search for novel gene sources in O. longistaminata for the future rice breeding programs.


Assuntos
Oryza , Genoma , Genômica , Oryza/genética , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20009, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016627

RESUMO

Successful management and utilization of increasingly large genomic datasets is essential for breeding programs to accelerate cultivar development. To help with this, we developed a Sorghum bicolor Practical Haplotype Graph (PHG) pangenome database that stores haplotypes and variant information. We developed two PHGs in sorghum that were used to identify genome-wide variants for 24 founders of the Chibas sorghum breeding program from 0.01x sequence coverage. The PHG called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with 5.9% error at 0.01x coverage-only 3% higher than PHG error when calling SNPs from 8x coverage sequence. Additionally, 207 progenies from the Chibas genomic selection (GS) training population were sequenced and processed through the PHG. Missing genotypes were imputed from PHG parental haplotypes and used for genomic prediction. Mean prediction accuracies with PHG SNP calls range from .57-.73 and are similar to prediction accuracies obtained with genotyping-by-sequencing or targeted amplicon sequencing (rhAmpSeq) markers. This study demonstrates the use of a sorghum PHG to impute SNPs from low-coverage sequence data and shows that the PHG can unify genotype calls across multiple sequencing platforms. By reducing input sequence requirements, the PHG can decrease the cost of genotyping, make GS more feasible, and facilitate larger breeding populations. Our results demonstrate that the PHG is a useful research and breeding tool that maintains variant information from a diverse group of taxa, stores sequence data in a condensed but readily accessible format, unifies genotypes across genotyping platforms, and provides a cost-effective option for genomic selection.


Assuntos
Sorghum , Análise Custo-Benefício , Genoma , Genômica , Haplótipos , Sorghum/genética
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20004, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016630

RESUMO

A barrier to the adoption of genomic prediction in small breeding programs is the initial cost of genotyping material. Although decreasing, marker costs are usually higher than field trial costs. In this study we demonstrate the utility of stratifying a narrow-base biparental oat population genotyped with a modest number of markers to employ genomic prediction at early and later generations. We also show that early generation genotyping data can reduce the number of lines for later phenotyping based on selections of siblings to progress. Using sets of small families selected at an early generation could enable the use of genomic prediction for adaptation to multiple target environments at an early stage in the breeding program. In addition, we demonstrate that mixed marker data can be effectively integrated to combine cheap dominant marker data (including legacy data) with more expensive but higher density codominant marker data in order to make within generation and between lineage predictions based on genotypic information. Taken together, our results indicate that small programs can test and initiate genomic predictions using sets of stratified, narrow-base populations and incorporating low density legacy genotyping data. This can then be scaled to include higher density markers and a broadened population base.


Assuntos
Avena , Genoma , Avena/genética , Cruzamento , Genômica , Genótipo
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Plant Genome ; 13(1): e20014, 2020 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016635

RESUMO

Genomic prediction (GP) might be an efficient way to improve haploid induction rate (HIR) and to reduce the laborious and time-consuming task of phenotypic selection for HIR in maize (Zea mays L.). In this study, we evaluated GP accuracies for HIR and other agronomic traits of importance to inducers by independent and cross-validation. We propose the use of GP for cross prediction and parental selection in the development of new inducer breeding populations. A panel of 159 inducers from Iowa State University (ISU set) was genotyped and phenotyped for HIR and several agronomic traits. The data of an independent set of 53 inducers evaluated by the University of Hohenheim (UOH set) was used for independent validation. The HIR ranged from 0.61 to 20.74% and exhibited high heritability (0.90). High cross-validation prediction accuracy was observed for HIR (r = 0.82), whereas for other traits it ranged from 0.36 (self-induction rate) to 0.74 (days to anthesis). Prediction accuracies across different sets were higher when the larger panel (ISU set) was used as a training population (r = 0.54). The average HIR of the 12,561 superior predicted progenies (µSP ) ranged from 1.00-18.36% and was closely related to the corresponding midparent genomic estimated breeding value (GEBV). A predicted genetic variance (VG ) of reduced magnitude was observed in the twenty crosses with highest midparent GEBV or µSP for HIR. Our results indicate that although GP is a useful tool for parental selection, decisions about which cross combinations should be pursued need to be based on optimal trade-offs between maximizing both µSP and VG .


Assuntos
Modelos Genéticos , Zea mays , Genoma , Genômica , Haploidia , Zea mays/genética
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Rev Sci Tech ; 39(2): 481-490, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33046927

RESUMO

Climate change is predicted to change the nature and distribution of global farming systems, and strategies will be needed to adapt and optimise global food-producing systems. If genomic technologies are to be useful in this scenario, there is a need for the careful definition of phenotypes and routine sample collection, as well as large-scale genotyping of animal populations. Genomic tools will greatly enhance the characterisation of available germplasm and exploration of local genetic resources, while faster and cheaper DNA sequencing is leading to an increased understanding of the underlying genetic basis of traits. The use of genomic tools to increase animal resilience, reduce methane emissions from cattle and sheep, improve disease resistance, decrease environmental impact, reduce competition for land and water and, finally, increase production may be the most feasible path for the future of livestock production. In this review, the authors discuss various genomic strategies in the light of climate change, focusing on the selection of resistant/tolerant animals, landscape genomics, metagenomics and gene editing.


Assuntos
Mudança Climática , Genômica , Agricultura , Animais , Bovinos , Genoma , Gado , Ovinos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5063, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033242

RESUMO

Genome-wide chromatin state underlies gene expression potential and cellular function. Epigenetic features and nucleosome positioning contribute to the accessibility of DNA, but widespread regulators of chromatin state are largely unknown. Our study investigates how coordination of ANP32E and H2A.Z contributes to genome-wide chromatin state in mouse fibroblasts. We define H2A.Z as a universal chromatin accessibility factor, and demonstrate that ANP32E antagonizes H2A.Z accumulation to restrict chromatin accessibility genome-wide. In the absence of ANP32E, H2A.Z accumulates at promoters in a hierarchical manner. H2A.Z initially localizes downstream of the transcription start site, and if H2A.Z is already present downstream, additional H2A.Z accumulates upstream. This hierarchical H2A.Z accumulation coincides with improved nucleosome positioning, heightened transcription factor binding, and increased expression of neighboring genes. Thus, ANP32E dramatically influences genome-wide chromatin accessibility through subtle refinement of H2A.Z patterns, providing a means to reprogram chromatin state and to hone gene expression levels.


Assuntos
Cromatina/metabolismo , Genoma , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Histonas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ligação Proteica , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5061, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033262

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The interplay between the Yamanaka factors (OCT4, SOX2, KLF4 and c-MYC) and transcriptional/epigenetic co-regulators in somatic cell reprogramming is incompletely understood. Here, we demonstrate that the histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) demethylase JMJD3 plays conflicting roles in mouse reprogramming. On one side, JMJD3 induces the pro-senescence factor Ink4a and degrades the pluripotency regulator PHF20 in a reprogramming factor-independent manner. On the other side, JMJD3 is specifically recruited by KLF4 to reduce H3K27me3 at both enhancers and promoters of epithelial and pluripotency genes. JMJD3 also promotes enhancer-promoter looping through the cohesin loading factor NIPBL and ultimately transcriptional elongation. This competition of forces can be shifted towards improved reprogramming by using early passage fibroblasts or boosting JMJD3's catalytic activity with vitamin C. Our work, thus, establishes a multifaceted role for JMJD3, placing it as a key partner of KLF4 and a scaffold that assists chromatin interactions and activates gene transcription.


Assuntos
Reprogramação Celular , Histona Desmetilases com o Domínio Jumonji/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/citologia , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/metabolismo , Animais , Catálise , Proliferação de Células , Senescência Celular , Desmetilação , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/genética , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Genoma , Histonas/metabolismo , Lisina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ativação Transcricional/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4940, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009411

RESUMO

The HUSH complex represses retroviruses, transposons and genes to maintain the integrity of vertebrate genomes. HUSH regulates deposition of the epigenetic mark H3K9me3, but how its three core subunits - TASOR, MPP8 and Periphilin - contribute to assembly and targeting of the complex remains unknown. Here, we define the biochemical basis of HUSH assembly and find that its modular architecture resembles the yeast RNA-induced transcriptional silencing complex. TASOR, the central HUSH subunit, associates with RNA processing components. TASOR is required for H3K9me3 deposition over LINE-1 repeats and repetitive exons in transcribed genes. In the context of previous studies, this suggests that an RNA intermediate is important for HUSH activity. We dissect the TASOR and MPP8 domains necessary for transgene repression. Structure-function analyses reveal TASOR bears a catalytically-inactive PARP domain necessary for targeted H3K9me3 deposition. We conclude that TASOR is a multifunctional pseudo-PARP that directs HUSH assembly and epigenetic regulation of repetitive genomic targets.


Assuntos
Elementos de DNA Transponíveis/genética , Epigênese Genética , Complexos Multiproteicos/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Éxons/genética , Genoma , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Histonas/metabolismo , Humanos , Lisina/metabolismo , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Metilação , NAD/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/química , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , RNA/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA , Transcrição Genética
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1255: 7-27, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949387

RESUMO

Within the last decade, single-cell analysis has revolutionized our understanding of cellular processes and heterogeneity across all disciplines of life science. As the transcriptome, genome, or epigenome of individual cells can nowadays be analyzed at low cost and in high-throughput within a few days by modern techniques, tremendous improvements in disease diagnosis on the one hand and the investigation of disease-relevant mechanisms on the other were achieved so far. This relies on the parallel development of reliable cell capturing and single-cell sequencing approaches that have paved the way for comprehensive single-cell studies. Apart from single-cell isolation methods in high-throughput, a variety of methods with distinct specializations were developed, allowing for correlation of transcriptomics with cellular parameters like electrophysiology or morphology.For all single-cell-based approaches, accurate and reliable isolation with proper quality controls is prerequisite, whereby different options exist dependent on sample type and tissue properties. Careful consideration of an appropriate method is required to avoid incorrect or biased data that may lead to misinterpretations.In this chapter, we will provide a broad overview of the current state of the art in matters of single-cell isolation methods mostly applied for sequencing-based downstream analysis, and their respective advantages and drawbacks. Distinct technologies will be discussed in detail addressing key parameters like sample compatibility, viability, purity, throughput, and isolation efficiency.


Assuntos
Separação Celular/métodos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Animais , Genoma , Humanos , Transcriptoma
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F1000Res ; 92020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32489650

RESUMO

GTF (Gene Transfer Format) and GFF (General Feature Format) are popular file formats used by bioinformatics programs to represent and exchange information about various genomic features, such as gene and transcript locations and structure. GffRead and GffCompare are open source programs that provide extensive and efficient solutions to manipulate files in a GTF or GFF format. While GffRead can convert, sort, filter, transform, or cluster genomic features, GffCompare can be used to compare and merge different gene annotations. Availability and implementation: GFF utilities are implemented in C++ for Linux and OS X and released as open source under an MIT license  ( https://github.com/gpertea/gffread, https://github.com/gpertea/gffcompare).


Assuntos
Biologia Computacional , Genômica , Software , Genoma , Anotação de Sequência Molecular
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(8): e0008627, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866158

RESUMO

The application of reverse genetics in the human filarial parasites has lagged due to the difficult biology of these organisms. Recently, we developed a co-culture system that permitted the infective larval stage of Brugia malayi to be transfected and efficiently develop to fecund adults. This was exploited to develop a piggyBac transposon-based toolkit that can be used to produce parasites with transgene sequences stably integrated into the parasite genome. However, the piggyBac system has generally been supplanted by Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) based technology, which allows precise editing of a genome. Here we report adapting the piggyBac mediated transfection system of B. malayi for CRISPR mediated knock-in insertion into the parasite genome. Suitable CRISPR insertion sites were identified in intergenic regions of the B. malayi genome. A dual reporter piggybac vector was modified, replacing the piggyBac inverted terminal repeat regions with sequences flanking the insertion site. B. malayi molting L3 were transfected with a synthetic guide RNA, the modified plasmid and the CAS9 nuclease. The transfected parasites were implanted into gerbils and allowed to develop into adults. Progeny microfilariae were recovered and screened for expression of a secreted luciferase reporter encoded in the plasmid. Approximately 3% of the microfilariae were found to secrete luciferase; all contained the transgenic sequences inserted at the expected location in the parasite genome. Using an adaptor mediated PCR assay, transgenic microfilariae were examined for the presence of off target insertions; no off-target insertions were found. These data demonstrate that CRISPR can be used to modify the genome of B. malayi, opening the way to precisely edit the genome of this important human filarial parasite.


Assuntos
Brugia Malayi/genética , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas , Transfecção/métodos , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Sequência de Bases , DNA de Helmintos/genética , Feminino , Edição de Genes , Genoma , Larva/genética , Luciferases , Microfilárias/genética
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DNA Cell Biol ; 39(10): 1872-1885, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32936023

RESUMO

Hyenas (family Hyaenidae) occupy a variety of different niches, of which the striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) scavenges mainly on the carcasses of animals. We compared its genome with the genomes of nine other mammals, focusing on similarities and differences in chemoreception, detoxification, digestive, and immune systems. The results showed that the striped hyena's immune and digestive system-related gene families have significantly expanded, which was likely to be an adaptive response to its scavenging lifestyle. In addition, 88 and 26 positive selected genes (PSGs) were identified in the immune system and digestive system, respectively, which may be the molecular basis for immune defense system to effectively resist pathogen invasion. Functional enrichment analysis of PSGs revealed that most of them were involved in the immune regulation process. Among them, eight specific missense mutations were found in two PSGs (MHC class II antigen DOA and MHC class II antigen DOB), suggesting important reorganization of the immune system in the striped hyena. Moreover, we identified one cathelicidin gene and four defensin genes in the striped hyenas by genome mining, which have high-efficiency and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Of particular interest, a striped hyena-specific missense mutation was found in the cathelicidin gene. PolyPhen-2 classified the missense mutation as a harmful mutation, which may have aided in immune adaptation to carrion feeding. Our genomic analyses on the striped hyena provided insights into its success in the adaptation to the scavenging lifestyle.


Assuntos
Comportamento Alimentar , Genoma , Hyaenidae/genética , Animais , Peptídeos Catiônicos Antimicrobianos/genética , Defensinas/genética , Digestão/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade/genética , Hyaenidae/fisiologia , Imunidade Inata/genética , Mutação
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4556, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917883

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Previous genetic studies have identified local population structure within the Netherlands; however their resolution is limited by use of unlinked markers and absence of external reference data. Here we apply advanced haplotype sharing methods (ChromoPainter/fineSTRUCTURE) to study fine-grained population genetic structure and demographic change across the Netherlands using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism data (1,626 individuals) with associated geography (1,422 individuals). We identify 40 haplotypic clusters exhibiting strong north/south variation and fine-scale differentiation within provinces. Clustering is tied to country-wide ancestry gradients from neighbouring lands and to locally restricted gene flow across major Dutch rivers. North-south structure is temporally stable, with west-east differentiation more transient, potentially influenced by migrations during the middle ages. Despite superexponential population growth, regional demographic estimates reveal population crashes contemporaneous with the Black Death. Within Dutch and international data, GWAS incorporating fine-grained haplotypic covariates are less confounded than standard methods.


Assuntos
Grupos Étnicos/genética , Genética Populacional , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Análise por Conglomerados , Emigração e Imigração , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Fluxo Gênico , Variação Genética/genética , Genoma , Geografia , Haplótipos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos Genéticos , Países Baixos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4634, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929078

RESUMO

The current opioid epidemic necessitates a better understanding of human addiction neurobiology to develop efficacious treatment approaches. Here, we perform genome-wide assessment of chromatin accessibility of the human striatum in heroin users and matched controls. Our study reveals distinct neuronal and non-neuronal epigenetic signatures, and identifies a locus in the proximity of the gene encoding tyrosine kinase FYN as the most affected region in neurons. FYN expression, kinase activity and the phosphorylation of its target Tau are increased by heroin use in the post-mortem human striatum, as well as in rats trained to self-administer heroin and primary striatal neurons treated with chronic morphine in vitro. Pharmacological or genetic manipulation of FYN activity significantly attenuates heroin self-administration and responding for drug-paired cues in rodents. Our findings suggest that striatal FYN is an important driver of heroin-related neurodegenerative-like pathology and drug-taking behavior, making FYN a promising therapeutic target for heroin use disorder.


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Cromatina/metabolismo , Corpo Estriado/enzimologia , Dependência de Heroína/enzimologia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fyn/metabolismo , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinais (Psicologia) , Genoma , Células HEK293 , Heroína/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Neurônios/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fyn/antagonistas & inibidores , Ratos Long-Evans , Autoadministração , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4654, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943640

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The shift from maternal to embryonic control is a critical developmental milestone in preimplantation development. Widespread transcriptomic and epigenetic remodeling facilitate this transition from terminally differentiated gametes to totipotent blastomeres, but the identity of transcription factors (TF) and genomic elements regulating embryonic genome activation (EGA) are poorly defined. The timing of EGA is species-specific, e.g., the timing of murine and human EGA differ significantly. To deepen our understanding of mammalian EGA, here we profile changes in open chromatin during bovine preimplantation development. Before EGA, open chromatin is enriched for maternal TF binding, similar to that observed in humans and mice. During EGA, homeobox factor binding becomes more prevalent and requires embryonic transcription. A cross-species comparison of open chromatin during preimplantation development reveals strong similarity in the regulatory circuitry underlying bovine and human EGA compared to mouse. Moreover, TFs associated with murine EGA are not enriched in cattle or humans, indicating that cattle may be a more informative model for human preimplantation development than mice.


Assuntos
Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/fisiologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/fisiologia , Genoma , Animais , Blastômeros , Bovinos/embriologia , Cromatina/metabolismo , Fertilização , Humanos , Camundongos , Oócitos , Especificidade da Espécie , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Aquat Toxicol ; 227: 105614, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32932040

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The DNA repair system has evolved from the common ancestor of all life forms and its function is highly conserved within eukaryotes. In this study, to reveal the role of DNA double-strand break repair (DSB) genes in response to benzo[α]pyrene (B[α]P), we first identified DSB genes in relation to homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining events in four Brachionus rotifer spp.: B. calyciflorus, B. koreanus, B. plicatilis, and B. rotundiformis. In all the Brachionus spp., 39 orthologous genes to human DSB repair genes were identified. Furthermore, three genes in B. koreanus, two genes in B. plicatilis, and one gene in B. calyciflorus and B. rotundiformis were present as duplicated genes, indicating that these genes were diversified over speciation in the genus Brachionus. Moreover, we compared DSB repair genes on the gene structures in four monogonont Brachionus rotifers and the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga, which possesses highly efficient DNA repair ability. The transcriptional responses of four monogonont Brachionus rotifers in response to B[α]P exposure showed how B[α]P exposure led to DSBs and subsequently recruited DNA DSB repair pathways in the rotifer B. koreanus. Taken together, this study provides a better understanding of the potential role of DSB repair genes in the monogonont rotifer Brachionus spp. in response to B[α]P.


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Benzo(a)pireno/toxicidade , Rotíferos/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Benzo(a)pireno/metabolismo , DNA/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Genoma , Humanos
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000636, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991578

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The Myriapoda, composed of millipedes and centipedes, is a fascinating but poorly understood branch of life, including species with a highly unusual body plan and a range of unique adaptations to their environment. Here, we sequenced and assembled 2 chromosomal-level genomes of the millipedes Helicorthomorpha holstii (assembly size = 182 Mb; shortest scaffold/contig length needed to cover 50% of the genome [N50] = 18.11 Mb mainly on 8 pseudomolecules) and Trigoniulus corallinus (assembly size = 449 Mb, N50 = 26.78 Mb mainly on 17 pseudomolecules). Unique genomic features, patterns of gene regulation, and defence systems in millipedes, not observed in other arthropods, are revealed. Both repeat content and intron size are major contributors to the observed differences in millipede genome size. Tight Hox and the first loose ecdysozoan ParaHox homeobox clusters are identified, and a myriapod-specific genomic rearrangement including Hox3 is also observed. The Argonaute (AGO) proteins for loading small RNAs are duplicated in both millipedes, but unlike in insects, an AGO duplicate has become a pseudogene. Evidence of post-transcriptional modification in small RNAs-including species-specific microRNA arm switching-providing differential gene regulation is also obtained. Millipedes possesses a unique ozadene defensive gland unlike the venomous forcipules found in centipedes. We identify sets of genes associated with the ozadene that play roles in chemical defence as well as antimicrobial activity. Macro-synteny analyses revealed highly conserved genomic blocks between the 2 millipedes and deuterostomes. Collectively, our analyses of millipede genomes reveal that a series of unique adaptations have occurred in this major lineage of arthropod diversity. The 2 high-quality millipede genomes provided here shed new light on the conserved and lineage-specific features of millipedes and centipedes. These findings demonstrate the importance of the consideration of both centipede and millipede genomes-and in particular the reconstruction of the myriapod ancestral situation-for future research to improve understanding of arthropod evolution, and animal evolutionary genomics more widely.


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Adaptação Biológica/genética , Artrópodes , Evolução Molecular , Genoma/genética , Animais , Artrópodes/classificação , Artrópodes/genética , Sequência de Bases , Elementos de DNA Transponíveis/genética , Genes Homeobox , Genoma de Inseto , Insetos/classificação , Insetos/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Filogenia , Sintenia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4871, 2020 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978399

RESUMO

Precision genome engineering has dramatically advanced with the development of CRISPR/Cas base editing systems that include cytosine base editors and adenine base editors (ABEs). Herein, we compare the editing profile of circularly permuted and domain-inlaid Cas9 base editors, and find that on-target editing is largely maintained following their intradomain insertion, but that structural permutation of the ABE can affect differing RNA off-target events. With this insight, structure-guided design was used to engineer an SaCas9 ABE variant (microABE I744) that has dramatically improved on-target editing efficiency and a reduced RNA-off target footprint compared to current N-terminal linked SaCas9 ABE variants. This represents one of the smallest AAV-deliverable Cas9-ABEs available, which has been optimized for robust on-target activity and RNA-fidelity based upon its stereochemistry.


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Adenina/química , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Edição de Genes/métodos , Engenharia Genética/métodos , RNA/metabolismo , Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR , Citosina , DNA , Exoma , Genoma , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Edição de RNA
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238256, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866176

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In recent years, the binary definition of sex is being challenged by repetitive reports about individuals with ambiguous sexual identity from various animal groups. This has created an urge to decode the molecular mechanism underlying sexual development. However, sexual ambiguities are extremely uncommon in nature, limiting their experimental value. Here, we report the establishment of a genetically modified clone of Daphnia magna from which intersex daphniids can be readily generated. By mutating the conserved central sex determining factor Doublesex1, body-wide feminization of male daphniid could be achieved. Comparative transcriptomic analysis also revealed a genetic network correlated with Doublesex1 activity which may account for the establishment of sexual identity in D. magna. We found that Dsx1 repressed genes related to growth and promoted genes related to signaling. We infer that different intersex phenotypes are the results of fluctuation in activity of these Dsx1 downstream factors. Our results demonstrated that the D. magna genome is capable of expressing sex in a continuous array, supporting the idea that sex is actually a spectrum.


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Daphnia/genética , Daphnia/fisiologia , Transtornos do Desenvolvimento Sexual/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , Desenvolvimento Sexual/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Genoma/genética , Fenótipo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4739, 2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958756

RESUMO

More people globally depend on the water buffalo than any other domesticated species, and as the most closely related domesticated species to cattle they can provide important insights into the shared evolutionary basis of domestication. Here, we sequence the genomes of 79 water buffalo across seven breeds and compare patterns of between breed selective sweeps with those seen for 294 cattle genomes representing 13 global breeds. The genomic regions under selection between cattle breeds significantly overlap regions linked to stature in human genetic studies, with a disproportionate number of these loci also shown to be under selection between water buffalo breeds. Investigation of potential functional variants in the water buffalo genome identifies a rare example of convergent domestication down to the same mutation having independently occurred and been selected for across domesticated species. Cross-species comparisons of recent selective sweeps can consequently help identify and refine important loci linked to domestication.


Assuntos
Búfalos/genética , Bovinos/genética , Domesticação , Genoma/genética , Animais , Cruzamento , Búfalos/classificação , Bovinos/classificação , Evolução Molecular , Loci Gênicos/genética , Variação Genética , Fenótipo , Filogeografia , Seleção Genética
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