Seemay Chou, Kira E. Poskanzer, and Peter S. Thuy-Boun
Published: May 31, 2022
If you’re interested in generating proteomics data but your organism of interest doesn’t have a sequenced genome to use as a reference database, it is straightforward and useful to collect a transcriptome instead.
Seemay Chou, Kira E. Poskanzer, MaryClare Rollins, and Peter S. Thuy-Boun
Published: Mar 30, 2023
We generated a whole-genome assembly for the lone star tick to serve as a reference for downstream efforts where whole-genome maps are required. We created our assembly using pooled DNA from salivary glands of 50 adult female ticks that we sequenced using PacBio HiFi reads.
Prachee Avasthi, Rachel J. Dutton, Taylor Reiter, and Emily C.P. Weiss
Published: Jul 20, 2023
We are interested in neuroactive metabolites that influence animal behavior. Some fungi have horizontally transferred neuroactive metabolite pathways between species. We used a horizontal gene transfer detection pipeline to screen for novel fungal genes tied to neuroactivity.
Adair L. Borges, Feridun Mert Celebi, Kira E. Poskanzer, and Taylor Reiter
Published: Aug 25, 2023
We implemented a lightweight method to identify viruses in 342 human brain bulk and single-cell sequencing data sets, and identified two glioblastoma cells from a single patient that contained deltapolyomavirus sequences.