Publications by authors named "Celera"

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Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution.

Nature 2004 Apr;428(6982):493-521

Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, MS BCM226, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. http://www.hgsc.bcm.tmc.edu

The laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus) is an indispensable tool in experimental medicine and drug development, having made inestimable contributions to human health. We report here the genome sequence of the Brown Norway (BN) rat strain. The sequence represents a high-quality 'draft' covering over 90% of the genome. The BN rat sequence is the third complete mammalian genome to be deciphered, and three-way comparisons with the human and mouse genomes resolve details of mammalian evolution. This first comprehensive analysis includes genes and proteins and their relation to human disease, repeated sequences, comparative genome-wide studies of mammalian orthologous chromosomal regions and rearrangement breakpoints, reconstruction of ancestral karyotypes and the events leading to existing species, rates of variation, and lineage-specific and lineage-independent evolutionary events such as expansion of gene families, orthology relations and protein evolution.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature02426DOI Listing
April 2004

First evidence of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) infection of pigs in the Czech Republic by semi-nested PCR.

J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 2002 Apr;49(3):155-9

Institute of Microbiology and Immunoogy, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University Bruno, Czech Republic.

Three oligonucleotide primers for semi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were designed according to already published sequences of porcine circovirus types 1 (PCV-1) and 2 (PCV-2) isolates. These primers were used to detect PCV-2 DNA. A positive amplification reaction was visualized from a DNA suspension containing as few as 10 copies of virus DNA. In total. 77 samples of inguinal lymph nodes and nasal swabs from pigs in the Czech Republic were used to detect the virus. Thirty-seven of them were positive for PCV-2 DNA. In order to confirm specificity of the PCR reaction, seven DNA fragments were sequenced. Czech PCV sequences were found to have a 92-97% homology with other known PCV-2 strains and only 80-83% homology with PCV-1 strains.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1439-0450.2002.00547.xDOI Listing
April 2002