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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/26/2016

The Skp1 Homologs SKR-1/2 Are Required for the Caenorhabditis elegans SKN-1 Antioxidant/Detoxification Response Independently of p38 MAPK. Author information: Wu CW1, Deonarine A2, Przybysz A3, Strange K4, Choe KP1. 1Department of Biology and Genetics Institute, University of...
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UF Health: UF Genetics Institute researchers find genetic change that caused snakes to lose legs

  About 150 million years ago, snakes roamed about on well-developed legs. Now, two University of Florida researchers have discovered how snakes’ legs eventually disappeared. Snakes lost their legs due to a trio of mutations in a genetic switch — known as an enhancer — that...
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Biology researcher discovers new role for jasmonic acid in plants

  A research team led by University of Florida Genetics Institute member Sixue Chen, PhD, recently discovered a new role for jasmonic acid in plants. Scientists have long been aware of the existence of jasmonic acid, and its role associated with defense from predators....
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/17

Genomic Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Author information: Azarian T1,2, Maraqa NF3,4, Cook RL1,2, Johnson JA2,5, Bailey C3, Wheeler S3, Nolan D2,5, Rathore MH3,4, Morris JG Jr2,6, Salemi M2,5. 1College of Public...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/10/2016

Identification of large disjoint motifs in biological networks. Author information: Elhesha R1, Kahveci T2. 1CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr, Gainesville, Florida, 32611, USA. relhesha@cise.ufl.edu. 2CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr,...
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UF Health– UF Genetics Institute member contributes to novel Alzheimer’s discovery

Two University of Florida Health researchers have made a discovery that could provide a novel way to target the brain deterioration associated with amyloid plaque build-up in Alzheimer’s disease. Diego Rincon-Limas, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of neurology and...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/03/2016

Genome-wide association study identifies pharmacogenomic loci linked with specific antihypertensive drug treatment and new-onset diabetes. Author information: Chang SW1, McDonough CW1, Gong Y1, Johnson TA2, Tsunoda T2,3, Gamazon ER4, Perera MA5, Takahashi A6, Tanaka T7, Kubo M8,...
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UFGI toxicology researchers included in special issue of comparative physiology journal

Two University of Florida Genetics Institute members had several papers published in a special issue of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. The issue highlighted applications for genomics and proteomics in the fields of physiology and...
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UF/IFAS: UF/IFAS researcher: Insects increase metabolism to adapt to dramatic weather change

A recent study led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher found that an insect has evolved metabolically in response to an increase in weather cold snaps. Daniel Hahn, an associate professor in the entomology and nematology department at...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/26/2016

Growth substrates and caleosin-mediated functions affect conidial virulence in the insect pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. Author information: Ortiz-Urquiza A1, Fan Y2, Garrett T3, Keyhani NO4. 1Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville,...
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