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DAMPD: a manually curated antimicrobial peptide database
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
The demand for antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) is rising because of the increased occurrence of pathogens that are tolerant or resistant to conventional antibiotics. Since naturally occurring AMPs could serve as templates ...
A uniquely African focus: bioinformatics is a field that has grown exponentially in the past few years, and it is becoming increasingly important to collaborate as the field continues to gather momentum
Bioinformatics is a field that has grown exponentially in the past few years, and it is becoming increasingly important to collaborate as the field continues to gather momentum.
Odorant and gustatory receptors in the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans morsitans
Tsetse flies use olfactory and gustatory responses, through odorant and gustatory receptors (ORs and GRs), to interact with their environment. Glossina morsitans morsitans genome ORs and GRs were annotated using homologs ...
The African Coelecanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution
(Macmillan Publishers, 2013)
The discovery of a living coelacanth specimen in 1938 was remarkable, as this lineage of lobe-finned fish was thought to have become extinct 70 million years ago. The modern coelacanth looks remarkably similar to many of ...
Genome-wide SNP identification by high-throughput sequencing and selective mapping allows sequence assembly positioning using a framework genetic linkage map
(BioMed Central, 2010)
Determining the position and order of contigs and scaffolds from a genome assembly within an organism’s genome remains a technical challenge in a majority of sequencing projects. In order to exploit contemporary technologies ...
Gonad differentiation in zebrafish is regulated by the canonical Wnt signalling pathway
(Society for the Study of Reproduction, 2014)
Zebrafish males undergo a ‘‘juvenile ovary-to-testis’’ gonadal transformation process. Several genes, including nuclear receptor subfamily 5, group A (nr5a) and anti-Mu¨ llerian hormone (amh), and pathways such as Tp53-mediated ...
DDPC: Dragon database of genes associated with prostate cancer
(Oxford Journals, 2011)
Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men. PC is relatively difficult to diagnose due to a lack of clear early symptoms. Extensive research of PC has led to the availability of a large amount ...
Human African trypanosomiasis research gets booost: unravelling the tsetse Genome
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a neglected disease that impacts 70 million people distributed over 1.55 million km2 in sub-Saharan Africa. Trypanosoma brucei gambiense accounts for ...
Transcriptomic analysis reveal novel genes with sexually dimorphic expression in the zebrafish gonad and brain
Our knowledge on zebrafish reproduction is very limited. We generated a gonad-derived cDNA microarray from zebrafish and used it to analyze large-scale gene expression profiles in adult gonads and other organs. We have ...
Inferring bona fide transfrags in RNA-Seq derived-transcriptome assemblies of non-model organisms
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: De novo transcriptome assembly of short transcribed fragments (transfrags) produced from sequencing-by-synthesis technologies often results in redundant datasets with differing levels of unassembled, partially ...