INRA | GenomeWeb

INRA

Researchers used metagenomic sequencing to profile gut microbial genes in pigs from three countries, representing hundreds of animals across 17 breeds.

A PCR-based look at pathogens and parasites in adult Ixodes ricinus ticks from France identified multiple pathogens in more than 20 percent of adult individuals tested.

The team used arrays to genotype several hundred lines of a multiparental wheat population and create a method to estimate the contribution of each parent in the evolved population.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in Australia, China, Canada, France, and the US has sequenced and started analyzing the genome of the canola plant Brassica napus, an oilseed source descended from a hybridization event between B. rapa and B.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study appearing online today in Nature, researchers from China, France, and the UK described a gut microbiome signature for identifying individuals with live

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team that includes members of the "Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract," or MetaHIT, consortium has come up with a new method for putting together microbial genomes and identifying species from metagenomic sequence data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A mycorrhizal fungus species known for forming mutually beneficial interactions with plant roots has lost fewer metabolic genes than might be expected in an obligate symbiont, a genome sequencing

By sequencing and comparing the genomes of the fungal species behind poplar leaf rust and wheat and barley stem rust, researchers are learning more about the genetic strategies that the fungi use to invade and exploit their plant hosts.

Pages

In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.