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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  • Kruszka, Paul.; Porras, Antonio R.; De Souza, Deise Helena; Moresco, Angélica; Huckstadt, Victoria; Gill, Ashleigh D.; Boyle, Alec P.; Hu, Tommy; Addissie, Yonit A.; Mok, Gary T.K.; Tekendo-Ngongang, Cedrik; Fieggen, Karen; Prijoles, E.J.; Tanpaiboon, Pranoot; Honey, E.M. (Engela); El Ruby, Mona O.; Ho-Ming, Luk; Lo, Ivan F.M.; Thong, Meow-Keong; Muthukumarasamy, Premala; Jones, Kelly L.; Belhassan, Khadija; Ouldim, Karim; El Bouchikhi, Ihssane; Bouguenouch, Laila; Shukla, Anju; Girisha, Katta M.; Sirisena, Nirmala D.; Dissanayake, Vajira H.W.; Paththinige, C. Sampath; Mishra, Rupesh; Kisling, Monisha S.; Ferreira, Carlos R.; De Herreros, María Beatriz; Lee, Ni-Chung; Jamuar, Saumya S.; Lai, Angeline; Shien, Tan Ee; Lim, Jiin Ying; Wen-Min, Cham Breana; Gupta, Neerja; Lotz-Esquivel, Stephanie; Badilla-Porras, Ramsés; Hussen, Dalia Farouk; El Ruby, Mona O.; Ashaat, Engy A.; Patil, Siddaramappa J.; Dowsett, Leah; Eaton, Alison; Innes, A.Micheil; Shotelersuk, Vorasuk; Badoe, Ëben; Wonkam, Ambroise; Obregon, María Gabriela; Chung, Brian H.Y.; Trubnykova, Milana; La Serna, Jorge; Gallardo Jugo, Bertha Elena; Chávez Pastor, Miguel; Abarca Barrig, Hugo Hernán; Megarbane, Andre; Kozel, Beth A.; Stevenson, Roger E.; Summar, Marshall; Adeyemo, Adeyemo A.; Morris, Colleen A.; Moretti-Ferreira, Danilo; Linguraru, Marius George; Muenke, Maximilian (Wiley, 2018-05)
    Williams–Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a common microdeletion syndrome characterized by a 1.5Mb deletion in 7q11.23. The phenotype of WBS has been well described in populations of European descent with not as much attention ...
  • Nagel, Jan Hendrik; Wingfield, Michael J.; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    Little is known regarding mating strategies in the Botryosphaeriaceae. To understand sexual reproduction in this fungal family, the mating type genes of Botryosphaeria dothidea and Macrophomina phaseolina, as well as several ...
  • Adesioye, Fiyinfoluwa A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Vikram, Surendra; Sewell, Bryan T.; Schubert, Wolf-Dieter; Cowan, Don A. (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-04)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Fourie, Arista; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Loots, Mattheus Theodor; Barnes, Irene (Elsevier, 2018-03)
    Ceratocystis fimbriata is a fungal plant pathogen that causes black rot on Ipomoea batatas. Based on inoculation studies on numerous tree species, the pathogen is known to be host specific. The closely related species, ...
  • Lu, Qiang; Shao, Fenjuan; Macmillan, Colleen; Wilson, Iain W.; Van der Merwe, Karen; Hussey, Steven G.; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Dong, Xiaomei; Qiu, Deyou (Wiley Open Access, 2018-01)
    Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain (LBD) proteins are plant-specific transcription factors playing crucial roles in growth and development. However, the function of LBD proteins in Eucalyptus grandis remains largely unexplored. ...
  • Wan, Tao; Liu, Zhi-Ming; Li, Ling-Fei; Leitch, Andrew R.; Leitch, Ilia J.; Lohaus, Rolf; Liu, Zhong-Jian; Xin, Hai-Ping; Gong, Yan-Bing; Liu, Yang; Wang, Wen-Cai; Chen, Ling-Yun; Yang, Yong; Kelly, Laura J.; Yang, Ji; Huang, Jin-Ling; Zhen, Li; Liu, Ping; Zhang, Li; Liu, Hong-Mei; Wang, Hui; Deng, Shu-Han; Liu, Meng; Li, Ji; Ma, Lu; Liu, Yan; Lei, Yang; Xu, Wei; Wu, Ling-Qing; Liu, Fan; Ma, Qian; Yu, Xin-Ran; Jiang, Zhi; Zhang, Guo-Qiang; Li, Shao-Hua; Li, Rui-Qiang; Zhang, Shou-Zhou; Wang, Qing-Feng; Van de Peer, Yves; Zhang, Jin-Bo; Wang, Xiao-Ming (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-02)
    Gnetophytes are an enigmatic gymnosperm lineage comprising three genera, Gnetum, Welwitschia and Ephedra, which are morphologically distinct from all other seed plants. Their distinctiveness has triggered much debate as ...
  • De Jager, G.J. (Deon); Swarts, Petrus; Harper, Cindy Kim; Bloomer, Paulette (Wiley, 2017-11)
    The identification of related and unrelated individuals from molecular marker data is often difficult, particularly when no pedigree information is available and the data set is large. High levels of relatedness or inbreeding ...
  • Cowan, Don A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-12-06)
    Advanced genomic-analysis techniques now suggest that microbial communities in cold, nutrient-poor Antarctic soils can acquire their energy from the oxidation of trace gases, rather than by photosynthesis.
  • Lebre, Pedro H.; De Maayer, Pieter; Cowan, Don A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-03)
    Water is vital for many biological processes and is essential for all living organisms. However, numerous macroorganisms and microorganisms have adapted to survive in environments in which water is scarce; such organisms ...
  • Stobie, Connor Seamus; Oosthuizen, Carel J.; Cunningham, Michael J.; Bloomer, Paulette (Wiley Open Access, 2018-02)
    The KwaZulu-Natal yellowfish (Labeobarbus natalensis) is an abundant cyprinid, endemic to KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. In this study, we developed a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset from ...
  • Boissin, Emilie; Hoareau, Thierry B.; Paulay, Gustav; Bruggemann, J. Henrich (Wiley Open Access, 2017-12)
    In anticipation of the current biodiversity crisis, it has become critical to rapidly and accurately assess biodiversity. DNA barcoding has proved efficient in facilitating the discovery and description of thousands of ...
  • Saltykova, Assia; Wuyts, Veronique; Mattheus, Wesley; Bertrand, Sophie; Roosens, Nancy H.C.; Marchal, Kathleen; De Keersmaecker, Sigrid C.J. (Public Library of Science, 2018-02-06)
    Whole genome sequencing represents a promising new technology for subtyping of bacterial pathogens. Besides the technological advances which have pushed the approach forward, the last years have been marked by considerable ...
  • Rifkin, Riaan F.; Potgieter, Marnie; Ramond, Jean-Baptiste; Cowan, Don A. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2017-12)
    The recent discovery that malignant neoplastic lesions date back nearly 2 million years ago not only highlights the antiquity of cancer in the human lineage, but also provides remarkable insight into ancestral hominin ...
  • Chang, Runlei; Duong, Tuan A.; Taerum, Stephen J.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Zhou, Xudong; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm (Pensoft Publishers, 2017-12-21)
    The Ophiostomatales is an Ascomycete order of fungi that accommodates several tree pathogens and many species that degrade wood. These fungi are commonly vectored by Scolytine bark and ambrosia beetles. In recent years ...
  • Palmer, Marike; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Blom, Jochen; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas) (Frontiers Media, 2018-02-06)
    Bacteriologists have strived toward attaining a natural classification system based on evolutionary relationships for nearly 100 years. In the early twentieth century it was accepted that a phylogeny-based system would ...
  • Novikova, Polina Yu; Hohmann, Nora; Van de Peer, Yves (Elsevier, 2018-04)
    Polyploidy may provide adaptive advantages and is considered to be important for evolution and speciation. Polyploidy events are found throughout the evolutionary history of plants, however they do not seem to be uniformly ...
  • Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wingfield, Michael J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Wingfield, Brenda D. (Elsevier, 2018-04)
    Sexual reproduction in the Ascomycota is controlled by genes encoded at the mating-type or MAT1 locus. The two allelic versions of this locus in heterothallic species, referred to as idiomorphs, are defined by the MAT1-1-1 ...
  • Muñoz-Adalia, E.J.; Fernández, M.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Diez, J.J. (Wiley, 2018-02)
    The Pine Pitch Canker disease caused by the pathogenic fungus Fusarium circinatum is one of the most devastating diseases in pine forests, afforestation and nurseries around the world. Despite the importance of this ...
  • Burger, N.F.V.; Venter, E.; Botha, Anna-Maria (Oxford University Press, 2017-04)
    The intimate relationship between an aphid and its host is mediated by the composition of the secreted saliva. In the present study, aphid heads were sampled and transcript profiling conducted after aphids were fed on their ...
  • Wingfield, Brenda D. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-09)
    As the title may suggest, I am currently undertaking a sabbatical – this time at Pennsylvania State University in the town of State College (Pennsylvania, USA). This sabbatical is the fifth that I have had the privilege ...

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