Research Articles (Genetics)

Research Articles (Genetics)

 

A collection containing some of the full text peer-reviewed/ refereed articles published by researchers from the Department of Genetics

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  • Laubscher, M.; Brown, K.; Tonfack, L.B.; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Hussey, Steven G. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-07-20)
    Secondary cell wall (SCW) deposition in Arabidopsis is regulated among others by NAC transcription factors, where SND1 chiefly initiates xylem fibre differentiation while VND6 controls metaxylem vessel SCW development, ...
  • Mokoena, Taole; Smit, J.G.M.; Karusseit, V.O.L. (Otto); Dorfling, Cecilia Maria; Van Rensburg, Elizabeth J. (Wiley, 2018-05)
    No abstract available.
  • Jami, Fahimeh; Marincowitz, Seonju; Slippers, Bernard; Wingfield, Michael J. (Springer, 2018-09)
    Fungi in the Botryosphaeriales (Ascomycetes) are common endophytes in woody plants with a wide global distribution and in some cases they are important tree pathogens. The aim of this study was to consider the possible ...
  • Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Musasira, N.Y.; Roux, Jolanda; Roets, F.; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Wingfield, Michael J. (Wiley, 2018-05)
    Signs and symptoms of a disease similar to those of armillaria root rot have recently been observed on various native woody plants on the foothills of Table Mountain in South Africa, one of the most botanically diverse ...
  • Ramsak, Živa; Coll, Anna; Stare, Tjaša; Tzfadia, Oren; Baebler, Špela; Van de Peer, Yves; Gruden, Kristina (American Society of Plant Biologists, 2018-09)
    To develop novel crop breeding strategies, it is crucial to understand the mechanisms underlying the interaction between plants and their pathogens. Network modeling represents a powerful tool that can unravel properties ...
  • Rebbeck, Timothy R.; Friebel, Tara M.; Friedman, Eitan; Hamann, Ute; Huo, Dezheng; Kwong, Ava; Olah, Edith; Olopade, Olufunmilayo I.; Solano, Angela R.; Teo, Soo-Hwang; Thomassen, Mads; Weitzel, Jeffrey N.; Chan, T.L.; Couch, Fergus J.; Goldgar, David E.; Kruse, Torben A.; Palmero, Edenir Inêz; Park, Sue Kyung; Torres, Diana; Jansen van Rensburg, Elizabeth; McGuffog, Lesley; Parsons, Michael T.; Leslie, Goska; Aalfs, Cora M.; Abugattas, Julio; Adlard, Julian; Agata, Simona; Aittomäki, Kristiina; Andrews, Lesley; Andrulis, Irene L.; Arason, Adalgeir; Arnold, Norbert; Arun, Banu K.; Asseryanis, Ella; Auerbach, Leo; Azzollini, Jacopo; Balmaña, Judith; Barile, Monica; Barkardottir, Rosa B.; Barrowdale, Daniel; Benitez, Javier; Berger, Andreas; Berger, Raanan; Blanco, Amie M.; Blazer, Kathleen R.; Blok, Marinus J.; Bonadona, Valérie; Bonanni, Bernardo; Bradbury, Angela R.; Brewer, Carole; Buecher, Bruno; Buys, Saundra S.; Caldes, Trinidad; Caliebe, Almuth; Caligo, Maria A.; Campbell, Ian; Caputo, Sandrine M.; Chiquette, Jocelyne; Chung, Wendy K.; Claes, Kathleen B.; Collée, J. Margriet; Cook, Jackie; Davidson, Rosemarie; De la Hoya, Miguel; De Leeneer, Kim; De Pauw, Antoine; Delnatte, Capucine; Diez, Orland; Ding, Yuan Chun; Ditsch, Nina; Domchek, Susan M.; Dorfling, Cecilia Maria; Velazquez, Carolina; Dworniczak, Bernd; Eason, Jacqueline; Easton, Douglas F.; Eeles, Ros; Ehrencrona, Hans; Ejlertsen, Bent; EMBRACE; Engel, Christoph; Engert, Stefanie; Evans, D. Gareth; Faivre, Laurence; Feliubadaló, Lidia; Ferrer, Sandra Fert; Foretova, Lenka; Fowler, Jeffrey; Frost, Debra; Galvão, Henrique C.R.; Ganz, Patricia A.; Garber, Judy; Gauthier-Villars, Marion; Gehrig, Andrea; GEMO Study Collaborators; Gerdes, Anne-Marie; Gesta, Paul; Giannini, Giuseppe; Giraud, Sophie; Glendon, Gord; Godwin, Andrew K.; Greene, Mark H.; Gronwald, Jacek; Gutierrez-Barrera, Angelica; Hahnen, Eric; Hauke, Jan; HEBON; Henderson, Alex; Hentschel, Julia; Hogervorst, Frans B.L.; Honisch, Ellen; Imyanitov, Evgeny N.; Isaacs, Claudine; Izatt, Louise; Izquierdo, Angel; Jakubowska, Anna; James, Paul; Janavicius, Ramunas; Jensen, Uffe Birk; John, Esther M.; Vijai, Joseph; Kaczmarek, Katarzyna; Karlan, Beth Y.; Kast, Karin; KConFab Investigators; Kim, Sung-Won; Konstantopoulou, Irene; Korach, Jacob; Laitman, Yael; Lasa, Adriana; Lasset, Christine; Lazaro, Conxi; Lee, Annette; Lee, Min Hyuk; Lester, Jenny; Lesueur, Fabienne; Liljegren, Annelie; Lindor, Noralane M.; Longy, Michel; Loud, Jennifer T.; Lu, Karen H.; Lubinski, Jan; Machackova, Eva; Manoukian, Siranoush; Mari, Véronique; Martinez-Bouzas, Cristina; Matrai, Zoltan; Mebirouk, Noura; Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne E.J.; Meindl, Alfons; Mensenkamp, Arjen R.; Mickys, Ugnius; Miller, Austin; Montagna, Marco; Moysich, Kirsten B.; Mulligan, Anna Marie; Musinsky, Jacob; Neuhausen, Susan L.; Nevanlinna, Heli; Ngeow, Joanne; Nguyen, Huu Phuc; Niederacher, Dieter; Nielsen, Henriette Roed; Nielsen, Finn Cilius; Nussbaum, Robert L.; Offit, Kenneth; Ofverholm, Anna; Ong, Kai-ren; Osorio, Ana; Papi, Laura; Papp, Janos; Pasini, Barbara; Pedersen, Inge Sokilde; Peixoto, Ana; Peruga, Nina; Peterlongo, Paolo; Pohl, Esther; Pradhan, Nisha; Prajzendanc, Karolina; Prieur, Fabienne; Pujol, Pascal; Radice, Paolo; Ramus, Susan J.; Rantala, Johanna; Rashid, Muhammad Usman; Rhiem, Kerstin; Robson, Mark; Rodriguez, Gustavo C.; Rogers, Mark T.; Rudaitis, Vilius; Schmidt, Ane Y.; Schmutzler, Rita Katharina; Senter, Leigha; Shah, Payal D.; Sharma, Priyanka; Side, Lucy E.; Simard, Jacques; Singer, Christian F.; Skytte, Anne-Bine; Slavin, Thomas P.; Snape, Katie; Sobol, Hagay; Southey, Melissa; Steele, Linda; Steinemann, Doris; Sukiennicki, Grzegorz; Sutter, Christian; Szabo, Csilla I.; Tan, Yen Y.; Teixeira, Manuel R.; Terry, Mary Beth; Teule, Alex; Thomas, Abigail; Thull, Darcy L.; Tischkowitz, Marc; Tognazzo, Silvia; Toland, Amanda Ewart; Topka, Sabine; Trainer, Alison H.; Tung, Nadine; Van Asperen, Christi J.; Van der Hout, Annemieke H.; Van der Kolk, Lizet E.; Van der Luijt, Rob B.; Van Heetvelde, Mattias; Varesco, Liliana; Varon-Mateeva, Raymonda; Vega, Ana; Villarreal-Garza, Cynthia; Von Wachenfeldt, Anna; Walker, Lisa; Wang-Gohrke, Shan; Wappenschmidt, Barbara; Weber, Bernhard H.F.; Yannoukakos, Drakoulis; Yoon, Sook-Yee; Zanzottera, Cristina; Zidan, Jamal; Zorn, Kristin K.; Hutten Selkirk, Christina G.; Hulick, Peter J.; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia; Spurdle, Amanda B.; Antoniou, Antonis C.; Nathanson, Katherine L. (Wiley, 2018-05)
    The prevalence and spectrum of germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been reported in single populations, with the majority of reports focused on White in Europe and North America. The Consortium of Investigators of ...
  • Visser, Erik A.; Wegrzyn, Jill L.; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Naidoo, Sanushka (BioMed Central, 2018-08-23)
    BACKGROUND : Fusarium circinatum is a pressing threat to the cultivation of many economically important pine tree species. Efforts to develop effective disease management strategies can be aided by investigating the ...
  • Naalden, Diana; Haegeman, Annelies; De Almeida-Engler, Janice; Birhane Eshetu, Firehiwot; Bauters, Lander; Gheysen Godelieve (Wiley, 2018-07)
    On invasion of roots, plant‐parasitic nematodes secrete effectors to manipulate the cellular regulation of the host to promote parasitism. The root‐knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola is one of the most damaging nematodes ...
  • De Clerck, Olivier; Kao, Shu-Min; Bogaert, Kenny A.; Blomme, Jonas; Foflonker, Fatima; Kwantes, Michiel; Vancaester, Emmelien; Vanderstraeten, Lisa; Aydogdu, Eylem; Boesger, Jens; Califano, Gianmaria; Charrier, Benedicte; Clewes, Rachel; Del Cortona, Andrea; D’Hondt, Sofie; Fernandez-Pozo, Noe; Gachon, Claire M.; Hanikenne, Marc; Lattermann, Linda; Leliaert, Frederik; Liu, Xiaojie; Maggs, Christine A.; Popper, Zoë A.; Raven, John A.; Van Bel, Michiel; Wilhelmsson, Per K.I.; Bhattacharya, Debashish; Coates, Juliet C.; Rensing, Stefan A.; Van der Straeten, Dominique; Vardi, Assaf; Sterck, Lieven; Vandepoele, Klaas; Van de Peer, Yves; Wichard, Thomas; Bothwell, John H. (Elsevier (Cell Press), 2018-09)
    We report here the 98.5 Mbp haploid genome (12,924 protein coding genes) of Ulva mutabilis, a ubiquitous and iconic representative of the Ulvophyceae or green seaweeds. Ulva’s rapid and abundant growth makes it a key ...
  • Baron, Samantha; Barrero, Roberto A.; Black, Michael; Bellgard, Matthew I.; Van Dalen, Ellie; Maritz-Olivier, Christine (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    The widespread geographical distribution of Rhipicephalus decoloratus in southern Africa and its ability to transmit the pathogens causing redwater, gallsickness and spirochaetosis in cattle makes this hematophagous ectoparasite ...
  • Li, Fay-Wei; Brouwer, Paul; Carretero-Paulet, Lorenzo; Cheng, Shifeng; De Vries, Jan; Delaux, Pierre-Marc; Eily, Ariana; Koppers, Nils; Kuo, Li-Yaung; Li, Zheng; Simenc, Mathew; Small, Ian; Wafula, Eric; Angarita, Stephany; Barker, Michael S.; Brautigam, Andrea; DePamphilis, Claude; Gould, Sven; Hosmani, Prashant S.; Huang, Yao-Moan; Huettel, Bruno; Kato, Yoichiro; Liu, Xin; Maere, Steven; McDowell, Rose; Mueller, Lukas A.; Nierop, Klaas G.J.; Rensing, Stefan A.; Robison, Tanner; Rothfels, Carl J.; Sigel, Erin M.; Song, Yue; Timilsena, Prakash R.; Van de Peer, Yves; Wang, Hongli; Wilhelmsson, Per K.I.; Wolf, Paul G.; Xu, Xun; Der, Joshua P.; Schluepmann, Henriette; Wong, Gane K.-S.; Pryer, Kathleen M. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-07-02)
    Ferns are the closest sister group to all seed plants, yet little is known about their genomes other than that they are generally colossal. Here, we report on the genomes of Azolla filiculoides and Salvinia cucullata ...
  • Mohr, Teresa; Aliyu, Habibu; Kuchlin, Raphael; Polliack, Shamara; Zwick, Michaela; Neumann, Anke; Cowan, Don A.; De Maayer, Pieter (BioMed Central, 2018-07-09)
    BACKGROUND : The overreliance on dwindling fossil fuel reserves and the negative climatic effects of using such fuels are driving the development of new clean energy sources. One such alternative source is hydrogen ( H2), ...
  • Bose, Tanay; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roux, Jolanda; Vivas, Maria; Burgess, Treena I. (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    The diversity of Phytophthora species associated with various ecological niches is poorly understood. In this study, the community composition and distribution of Phytophthora species associated with non-native plantation ...
  • Baron, Samantha; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Maritz-Olivier, Christine (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    Rhipicephalus microplus and R. decoloratus are one-host ticks that preferentially feed on cattle. They are capable of transmitting various tick-borne pathogens which may be detrimental to the agricultural and livestock ...
  • Coetzer, Andre; Scott, Terence Peter; Amparo, Anna Charinna; Jayme, Sarah; Nel, Louis Hendrik (Elsevier, 2018-09)
    The drive towards the worldwide elimination of dog-mediated human rabies by 2030 is the first step towards the ultimate goal of dog rabies elimination – as dogs account for more than 99% of human rabies cases globally – ...
  • Soldatkina, Maria.A.; Klochko, Vitalii V.; Zagorodnya, Svitlana D.; Rademan, Sunelle; Visagie, M.H. (Michelle Helen); Lebelo, M.T. (Maphuti); Gwangwa, Mokgadi Violet; Joubert, Anna Margaretha; Lall, Namrita; Reva, Oleg N. (Future Science, 2018-09)
    AIM : To determine the computer-predicted anticancer activity of antibiotic batumin. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Cytotoxicity assays, cell morphology microscopy and cell cycle progression were studied in cancer and nontumorigenic ...
  • Pimenoff, Ville N.; Houldcroft, Charlotte J.; Rifkin, R.F. (Riaan); Underdown, Simon (MDPI, 2018-07)
    Analysis of pathogen genome data sequenced from clinical and historical samples has made it possible to perform phylogenetic analyses of sexually transmitted infections on a global scale, and to estimate the diversity, ...
  • Clasen, Frederick Johannes; Pierneef, Rian; Slippers, Bernard; Reva, Oleg N. (BioMed Central, 2018-05-03)
    BACKGROUND : Genomic islands (GIs) are inserts of foreign DNA that have potentially arisen through horizontal gene transfer (HGT). There are evidences that GIs can contribute significantly to the evolution of prokaryotes. ...
  • Van Goethem, Marc W.; Pierneef, Rian; Bezuidt, K.I.O. (Keoagile Ignatius Oliver); Van de Peer, Yves; Cowan, Don A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P. (BioMed Central, 2018-02-23)
    BACKGROUND : Soil bacteria naturally produce antibiotics as a competitive mechanism, with a concomitant evolution, and exchange by horizontal gene transfer, of a range of antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Surveys of ...
  • Nkuekam, Gilbert Kamgan; Cowan, Don A.; Valverde, Angel (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-05-30)
    Many studies, mostly in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, have demonstrated that agricultural practices affect the composition and diversity of soil microbial communities. However, very little is known about ...

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