The paper titled "Transcriptome sequencing based annotation and homologous evidence based scaffolding of Anguilla japonica draft genome" was in collaboration with National Chiao Tung University.
Max Alekseyev has won the 2015 John Riordan prize presented by the OEIS Foundation for the results in his paper "On Enumeration of Paths in Catalan-Schröder Lattices".
A new study finds that GW contributes 5,275 jobs and more than $500 million to Virginia’s economy, according to a University release.
Giant tree of life contains 2.3 million species: The first draft of a new "tree of life" contains every named species of flora and fauna known from over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.
A Genomic Approach to Pathogen Identification
Burrowing Crayfish Species Mapped
Genetic Analysis Suggests Dwarf Crayfish Share Ancestor
Review article authored by CBI researchers highlights the strengths and challenges associated with multi-locus sequence typing (MLST), a high-resolution genetic typing approach to identify species and strains of pathogens impacting human health, agriculture (animals and plants) and biosafety.
In this study, researchers mapped the habitat and evolutionary lineage of burrowing crayfish by analyzing five genes in 19 species of Fallicambarus. The genus Fallicambarus consists entirely of primary burrowers-- crayfish that inhabit burrows for all of their lives. The burrows can have a negative impact when their habitat overlaps with human land-based activities such as farming. Because Fallicambarus is distinct from stream-based crayfish species, habitat shift may impact migration, speciation and conservation.
Though similar in appearance, researchers were unsure if Dwarf crayfish found in distinct locations along the Gulf Coast of United States and into Central México were members of a the same taxonomic genus. Analysis of samples collected at 59 locations support the hypothesis that the Gulf and Mexican Groups shared a common ancestor roughly 40 million years ago. It is likely that the Cambarellus genus became separate groups following changes in geographical barriers and climate, possibly related to the Eocene-Oligocene boundary.