Navigation Links
UCR scientists to explore new genetic tools in mosquito research: Transposable elements
Date:2/11/2011

RIVERSIDE, Calif. A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has begun working on a mosquito research project that, if successful, will provide valuable genetic resources capable of transforming the way mosquito research is conducted around the world.

The three-year project, funded by a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation, commenced this month.

Led by Susan R. Wessler, who holds a University of California President's Chair and is a distinguished professor of genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, the researchers will study mosquito genome sequences to identify "transposable elements" DNA pieces that can move from one genomic location to another.

Transposable elements (TEs) play vital roles in gene and genome evolution by changing DNA amount and building up mutations. They contribute the raw material used by plants and animals to adapt to an ever changing environment. They are the most abundant component of the genomes of virtually all eukaryotes, accounting for almost 50 percent of the human genome.

"The mosquito genome-wide immune system is designed to inactivate TEs, and functions like a surveillance system," said Wessler, a world leader in the computational and experimental analysis of TEs. "In this project, when we search for TEs that can move within and between mosquito chromosomes, we will focus on endogenous mosquito TEs those encoded by the mosquito genome that have adapted to overcome the mosquitoes' immune systems. These TEs are not inactivated and may play a role in how mosquitoes adapt to their environment."

Specifically, Wessler and her team will focus on a type of TE called miniature inverted repeat transposa
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Jefferson scientists deliver toxic genes to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells
2. Scientists identify novel inhibitor of human microRNA
3. Argonne scientists peer into heart of compound that may detect chemical, biological weapons
4. MU scientists go green with gold, distribute environmentally friendly nanoparticles
5. Scientists identify gene that may contribute to improved rice yield
6. Scientists discover why a mothers high-fat diet contributes to obesity in her children
7. MU scientists see how HIV matures into an infection
8. Earth scientists keep an eye on Texas
9. Thinking it through: Scientists call for policy to guide biofuels industry toward sustainability
10. Scientists identify a molecule that coordinates the movement of cells
11. Scientists Find new migratory patterns for Mediterranean and Western Atlantic bluefin tuna
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UCR scientists to explore new genetic tools in mosquito research: Transposable elements
(Date:7/9/2015)...  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ), a leading developer ... report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal ... close of market. The company will host a corresponding ... PT (5:00 p.m. ET), during which management may discuss ... live call, analysts and investors should dial 888-455-2260 (conference ...
(Date:7/8/2015)... NEW YORK , July 8, 2015  BD ... announced BD & Guidepoint Mentor, a new ... to Guidepoint,s expert network services. BD ... technologies to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes and, with ... start-up entrepreneur will be able to directly engage with ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company") ... announces a revised version of one of its first 30 second ... CNBC in New York , Chicago ... San Francisco metro areas.    , , ... replace all the cards in your wallet and keep your identity ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics to Report Fourth Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015 Results on July 30 2BD and Guidepoint Team to Connect Healthcare Start-up Companies With Business and Scientific Experts 2BD and Guidepoint Team to Connect Healthcare Start-up Companies With Business and Scientific Experts 3Wocket Smart Wallet Commercials Airing on CNBC to Showcase This Summer's Must- Have Tech Product 2Wocket Smart Wallet Commercials Airing on CNBC to Showcase This Summer's Must- Have Tech Product 3
... Soil Use and Management attempts for the first time ... globe and concludes that 24% of the land area is degrading ... decline in the quality of soil, water and vegetation is ... global data by which to assess its extent and severity. For ...
... 20, 2009 Ecopsychologyan emerging field that explores the ... in which ecology and psychology interact on individual, societal, ... peer-reviewed journal, Ecopsychology to be launched by ... ). Ecopsychology will explore the relationship ...
... good gumshoe. The University of Alberta medical geneticist has cracked ... Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in which cells ... what patients see. Scientists have long suspected a link between ... what the gene does and why some people with variations ...
Cached Biology News:A quarter of the world's population depends on degrading land 2New ecopsychology journal will premiere in spring 2009 2Genetic sleuth solves glaucoma mystery 2
(Date:7/24/2015)... 24, 2015 , Adds integrated ... Expands product offering for chronic kidney disease and oncology ... diabetes-related complications and dermatology , Increases group revenue ... or ,the Company"), a leading China ... marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced that it has acquired ...
(Date:7/23/2015)... -- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced ... quarter 2015 on Thursday, August 6, 2015. The Company also ... day at 5:00 pm ET to discuss the second quarter ... will be hosted by Andrew Gengos , President and ... LIVE CALL: , , ,  (877) 853-5636 (toll-free); international ...
(Date:7/23/2015)... ... July 23, 2015 , ... Science and technology continue to improve all ... and devices – according to Susan Chang, MD, director of the Division of Neuro-oncology ... and new technology are impacting the development of new treatments and advancing strategies to ...
(Date:7/23/2015)... HONG KONG , July 23, 2015 ... ("HKSTP") has been given the prestigious accolade of ... magazine for its world-class position in fostering innovation ... Asia-Pacific region.  ... Economy, a UK-based innovation and technology magazine and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:3SBio Acquires Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical 23SBio Acquires Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical 33SBio Acquires Zhejiang Wansheng Pharmaceutical 4ImmunoCellular Therapeutics to Report Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on August 6, 2015 2Experts Present How Science and New Technology are Driving New Brain Tumor Treatments and Improving Quality of Life 2Experts Present How Science and New Technology are Driving New Brain Tumor Treatments and Improving Quality of Life 3HKSTP Wins Most Innovative Technology Hub at The New Economy Awards 2015 2HKSTP Wins Most Innovative Technology Hub at The New Economy Awards 2015 3
... Although the <A , href="http://www.ambion.com/catalog/CatNum.php?1632"> Silencer ... for labeling siRNA, they can , be ... can be used for this application. See "<A , ... Introduced dsRNA in Cells " for experimintal data using dsRNA , ...
... , RNA later is a tissue storage , ... fresh , tissues. (Ambion's ... specifically for use with frozen tissues - see "<A , ... Grinding Frozen Tissue " for more information.) Tissue , ...
... NAVIGATE THIS ARTICLE: <A , href="#1">What , ... href="#2">Advantages , > <A , ... , href="#4">Steps , , ... a Nuclease Protection , Assay? , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Fluorescently Labeling Long dsRNA with the Silencer siRNA Labeling Kit 2Fluorescently Labeling Long dsRNA with the Silencer siRNA Labeling Kit 3Fluorescently Labeling Long dsRNA with the Silencer siRNA Labeling Kit 4RNArticles: Keeping RNA Intact Prior to RNA Isolation - RNAlater 2RNArticles: Keeping RNA Intact Prior to RNA Isolation - RNAlater 3RNArticles: Keeping RNA Intact Prior to RNA Isolation - RNAlater 4RNArticles: Keeping RNA Intact Prior to RNA Isolation - RNAlater 5RNArticles: Keeping RNA Intact Prior to RNA Isolation - RNAlater 6RNArticles: Keeping RNA Intact Prior to RNA Isolation - RNAlater 7Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 2Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 3Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 4Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 5Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 6Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 7Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 8Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 9Nuclease Protection Assays: The Basics 10
Rabbit polyclonal to Syntrophin alpha 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 6640 SwissProtID: Q13424...
Mouse monoclonal [4i97] to HLA Class 1 A25 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein (Human): HLA Class 1 Antigen-A25. Swiss Protein ID: P18462...
Mouse Anti-Human MCAF-(MCP-1)...
LTBP-1 (E-20)...
Biology Products: