Evaluation of a Chicken 600K SNP genotyping array in non-model species of grouse (open access)

Evaluation of a Chicken 600K SNP genotyping array in non-model species of grouse

This article tested the cross-species application of the Affymetrix 600K Chicken SNP array in five species of North American prairie grouse (Centrocercus and Tympanuchus genera). This study study provided evidence for successful cross-species application of the chicken SNP array in grouse which diverged ca. 37 mya from the chicken lineage. As far as the authors are concerned, this is the first reported application of a SNP array in non-passerine birds, and it demonstrates the feasibility of using commercial SNP arrays in research on non-model bird species.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Minias, Piotr; Dunn, Peter O.; Whittingham, Linda A.; Johnson, Jeff A. & Oyler-McCance, Sara
System: The UNT Digital Library
ARABIDOPSIS DEHISCENCE ZONE POLYGALACTURONASE 1 (ADPG1) releases latent defense signals in stems with reduced lignin content (open access)

ARABIDOPSIS DEHISCENCE ZONE POLYGALACTURONASE 1 (ADPG1) releases latent defense signals in stems with reduced lignin content

Article highlights the importance of pectin in cell wall integrity and the value of lignin modification as a tool to interrogate the informational content of plant cell walls.
Date: January 23, 2020
Creator: Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; Liu, Chang; Pose-Albacete, Sara; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Peralta, Angelo Gabriel; Young, Jenna et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants (open access)

One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants

Article describes the results of the One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative's efforts to sequence the vegetative transcriptomes of 1,124 species that span the diversity of plants in a broad sense (Archaeplastida), including green plants (Viridiplantae), glaucophytes (Glaucophyta) and red algae (Rhodophyta).
Date: October 23, 2019
Creator: One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative
System: The UNT Digital Library
Altered expression of ionotropic L-Glutamate receptors in aged sensory neurons of Aplysia californica (open access)

Altered expression of ionotropic L-Glutamate receptors in aged sensory neurons of Aplysia californica

Article describes study in which mRNA expression of iGluR was quantified in two sensory neuron clusters of two cohorts of Aplysia californica (Aplysia) at both sexual maturity (~8 months) and advanced age (~12 months) in order to examine if changes in ionotropic L-Glu receptor (iGluR) transcription underlie reduced physiology8
Date: May 23, 2019
Creator: Greer, Justin B.; Mager, Edward M. & Fieber, Lynne A.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Rapid embryonic accretion of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain of an altricial bird with an aquatic-based maternal diet (open access)

Rapid embryonic accretion of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain of an altricial bird with an aquatic-based maternal diet

This article communicates the results of a study conducted on red-winged blackbirds where brain phospholipid composition during development was measured and diet was manipulated. The dietary study confirmed that nestling brains are sensitive to fatty acid supply. The findings of this article suggest that Red-winged blackbirds may be able to advance cognitive development relative to other altricial species owing to their aquatic maternal diet.
Date: July 23, 2018
Creator: Price, Edwin R.; Sirsat, Sarah K. G.; Sirsat, Tushar S.; Venables, Barney J. & Dzialowski, Edward M. (Edward Michael)
System: The UNT Digital Library
An Arabidopsis Oxalyl-CoA Decarboxylase, AtOXC, Is Important for Oxalate Catabolism in Plants (open access)

An Arabidopsis Oxalyl-CoA Decarboxylase, AtOXC, Is Important for Oxalate Catabolism in Plants

This article identifies, in Arabidopsis, an oxalyl-CoA decarboxylase (AtOXC) that is capable of catalyzing the second step in the proposed pathway of oxalate catabolism.
Date: March 23, 2021
Creator: Foster, Justin; Cheng, Ninghui; Paris, Vincent; Wang, Lingfei; Wang, Jin; Wang, Xiaoqiang et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Scaling of axial muscle architecture in juvenile Alligator mississippiensis reveals an enhanced performance capacity of accessory breathing mechanisms (open access)

Scaling of axial muscle architecture in juvenile Alligator mississippiensis reveals an enhanced performance capacity of accessory breathing mechanisms

Article describing the anatomy of the trunk muscles, their properties that determine muscle performance (mass, length and physiological cross-sectional area [PCSA]) and investigating their scaling in juvenile Alligator mississippiensis spanning an order of magnitude in body mass (359 g–5.5 kg). Findings support existing anecdotal evidence that crocodilians shift their breathing mechanics as they increase in size.
Date: July 23, 2021
Creator: Rose, Kayleigh A. R.; Tickle, Peter G.; Elsey, Ruth M.; Sellers, William I.; Crossley, Dane A., II & Codd, Jonathan R.
System: The UNT Digital Library
The EAR-motif of the Cys2/His2-type Zinc Finger Protein Zat7 Plays a Key Role in the Defense Response of Arabidopsis to Salinity Stress (open access)

The EAR-motif of the Cys2/His2-type Zinc Finger Protein Zat7 Plays a Key Role in the Defense Response of Arabidopsis to Salinity Stress

Article reporting that transgenic Arabidopsis plants constitutively expressing the Cys2/His2 zinc finger protein Zat7 have suppressed growth and are more tolerant to salinity stress. Findings demonstrate that the EAR-domain of Cys2/His2-type zinc finger proteins plays a key role in the defense response of Arabidopsis to abiotic stresses.
Date: March 23, 2007
Creator: Ciftci-Yilmaz, Sultan; Morsy, Mustafa R.; Song, Luhua; Coutu, Alicia; Krizek, Beth A.; Lewis, Michael W. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
In vivo Evaluation of Non-viral NICD Plasmid-Loaded PLGA Nanoparticles in Developing Zebrafish to Improve Cardiac Functions (open access)

In vivo Evaluation of Non-viral NICD Plasmid-Loaded PLGA Nanoparticles in Developing Zebrafish to Improve Cardiac Functions

This article presents a study with the purpose to deliver a Notch Intracellular Domain (NICD)-encoded plasmid via poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles and to investigate the toxic environmental side effects for an in vivo experiment. This research demonstrates that PLGA nanoparticle-mediated target delivery to upregulate Notch related genes can be a potential therapeutic approach with minimum toxic effects.
Date: February 23, 2022
Creator: Messerschmidt, Victoria L.; Chintapula, Uday; Bonetesta, Fabrizio; Laboy-Segarra, Samantha; Naderi, Amir; Nguyen, Kytai T. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Analysis of transcribed sequences from young and mature zebrafish thrombocytes (open access)

Analysis of transcribed sequences from young and mature zebrafish thrombocytes

Article studying thrombocyte function and development in adult zebrafish. The authors performed single-cell RNA sequencing of the young and mature zebrafish thrombocytes and compared the two datasets for young and mature thrombocyte transcripts.
Date: September 19, 2021
Creator: Fallatah, Weam; De, Ronika; Burks, David J.; Azad, Rajeev K. & Jagadeeswaran, Pudur
System: The UNT Digital Library
Specific Changes in Arabidopsis thaliana Rosette Lipids during Freezing Can Be Associated with Freezing Tolerance (open access)

Specific Changes in Arabidopsis thaliana Rosette Lipids during Freezing Can Be Associated with Freezing Tolerance

This article explores the ability of Arabidopsis thaliana to recover after exposure to freezing temperatures.
Date: March 17, 2022
Creator: Vu, Hieu Sy; Shiva, Sunitha; Samarakoon, Thilani; Li, Maoyin; Sarowar, Sujon; Roth, Mary R. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Identification of Novel Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Using Machine Learning, Homology Modeling, and Molecular Docking (open access)

Identification of Novel Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Using Machine Learning, Homology Modeling, and Molecular Docking

Article claims antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the healthcare system worldwide with the rise of emerging drug resistant infectious agents. To infer novel resistance genes, we used complete gene sets of several bacterial strains known to be susceptible or resistant to specific drugs and associated phenotypic information within a machine learning framework that enabled prioritizing genes potentially involved in resistance.
Date: October 23, 2022
Creator: Sunuwar, Janak & Azad, Rajeev K.
System: The UNT Digital Library