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April 13, 2016

We achieved the complete reconstruction of genome history in a model yeast genus, providing a granular view of genome evolution linking gene content, chromosome rearrangements and protein divergence into a single evolutionary framework.

N Vakirlis, Sarilar V, G Drillon, A Fleiss, N Agier, J-P Meyniel, L Blanpain, A Carbone, H Devillers, K Dubois, A Gillet-Markowska, S Graziani, Nguyen H-V, M Poirel, C Reisser, J Schott, J Schacherer, I Lafontaine, B Llorente, C Neuvéglise and Fischer G. Reconstruction of ancestral chromosome architecture and gene repertoire reveals principles of genome evolution in a model yeast genus. Genome Research (2016).

March 1, 2016

A.E. Fortunato, M. Jaubert, J.P. Bouly, M. Thaler and A. Falciatore from the Diatom Functional Genomics team in collaboration with J.S. Bernardes (Statistical Genomics and Biological Physics), A. Carbone (Analytical Genomics) and other international collaborators published on The Plant Cell the paperDiatom Phytochromes Reveal the Existence of Far-Red-Light-Based Sensing in the Ocean.”  Full text paper.

Plant Cell Editor’s comment on this work.

March 10, 2015

Nitric oxyde oxydases are enzymes which contributes to the resistance of pathogenic microbes to the innate immune system by detoxifying nitric oxide. "The genetic networks" team identified a new regulator of the expression of nitric oxydases in fungi and deciphered its functioning and evolution in different pathogenic and non-pathogenic yeast species. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25732006

December 1, 2014

A. Gillet-Markowska, H. Richard, G. Fischer & I. Lafontaine just published a new tool - Ulysses - providing an accurate detection of low-frequency structural variations in large insert-size sequencing libraries. Ulysses is a valuable tool for the characterization of somatic mosaicism in human tissues and in cancer genomes.
Ulysses: accurate detection of low-frequency structural variations in large insert-size sequencing libraries
Bioinformatics 2014; doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu730

November 10, 2014

The "Biology of Genomes" team and the "Intraspecific Variation and Genome Evolution" team from the Université de Strasbourg have published the first population genomics survey in a yeast different form a Saccharomyces species. This study reveals that consequently to a large-scale introgression event, two different mutational regimes can coexist within the same genome.

March 28, 2014

The Biology of Genomes team participated to the complete design and synthesis of the first eukaryotic synthetic chromosome. We compared replication dynamics of synthetic and native chromosome III and saw few dramatic changes in spite of several autonomously replicating sequences having been deleted.

Total Synthesis of a Functional Designer Eukaryotic Chromosome. Annaluru, Muller et al., Science (2014) DOI:10.1126/science.1249252

December 24, 2013

Gherardi M, Mandrà S, Bassetti B, Cosentino Lagomarsino M, "Evidence for soft bounds in Ubuntu package sizes and mammalian body masses"

Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013 Dec 24;110(52):21054-8.

October 28, 2013

The Analytical Genomics team releases the complete cross docking data of Mintseris Benchmark 2.0.

The analysis will are available in the article:

Anne Lopes,  Sophie Sacquin-Mora, Viktoriya Dimitrova, Elodie Laine, Yann Ponty, Alessandra Carbone. Protein-Protein Interactions in a Crowded Environment: An Analysis via Cross-Docking Simulations and Evolutionary Information. PLOS computational Biology (2013).

The dataset of protein-protein interactions was produced with over 7 months of computations on World Community Grid and with the help of thousands of internautes providing their computer time to dock about 300000 conformations per protein pair in the set of 28224 possible pairs in the Mintseris dataset.

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