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image of two cranberry cultivars
Two cranberry
© Nicholi Vorsa

image of Pleopsidium
© Valérie Reeb

image of a dogwood flower
Dogwood flower
© Ning Zhang

image of Aedes japonicus
Aedes japonicus
© Dina Fonseca

image of Xylaria P70-3
Xylaria P70-3
© Ning Zhang

Copyright: Lena Struwe. Pine Barren gentian (Gentiana autumnalis), at Warren Grove Range, Pinelands, NJ, USA.
© Lena Struwe
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Mission Statement:
The Genome Cooperative is a group of collaborating faculty and their lab members who support rapid growth in genomics and genomic tools at Rutgers. Members contribute to collaborative ventures through shared funding of projects or personnel, collaborative agreements to develop novel research or teaching resources, and participate in Genome Cooperative events.

GC Highlights:

Staff member Nicole Wagner is in charge of sequencing runs. Contact information
Genome Cooperative bioinformaticist Udi ZelZion contributes to paper in Current Biology in collaboration with the Falkowski group.
doi | RU news release

Some recent papers by members:
Kerry O'Donnell, Deanna A. Sutton, Michael G. Rinaldi, Brice A. J. Sarver, S. Arunmozhi Balajee, Hans-Josef Schroers, Richard C. Summerbell, Vincent A. R. G. Robert, Pedro W. Crous, Ning Zhang, Takayuki Aoki, Kyongyong Jung, Jongsun Park, Yong-Hwan Lee, Seogchan Kang, Bongsoo Park, and David M. Geiser. Internet-Accessible DNA Sequence Database for Identifying Fusaria from Human and Animal Infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Oct. 2010, p. 3708–3718 Vol. 48, No. 10. doi| pdf
Lena Struwe, Scott Haag, Einar Heiberg, and Jason R. Grant. 2009. Andean speciation and vicariance in neotropical Macrocarpaea (Gentianaceae-Helieae). Annals of Missouri Botanical Garden 96: 450-469. doi
Jeanmaire Molina and Lena Struwe. 2009. Utility of secondary structure in phylogenetic reconstructions using nrDNA ITS sequences - an example from Potalieae (Gentianaceae: Asteridae). Systematic Botany 34: 414-428. doi
Dina M. Fonseca, Julie L. Smith, Heung-Chul Kim, Motoyoshi Mogi. Population genetics of the mosquito Culex pipiens pallens reveals sex-linked asymmetric introgression by Culex quinquefasciatus. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 9 (2009) 1197–1203. doi| pdf
Dina M. Fonseca, A. K. Widdel, M. Hutchinson, S.E. Spichiger and L. D. Kramer. Fine-scale spatial and temporal population genetics of Aedes japonicus, a new US mosquito, reveal multiple introductions. Molecular Ecology (2010) 19, 1559–1572. doi| pdf
Gordon W Harkins, Wayne Delport, Siobain Duffy, Natasha Wood, Adérito L Monjane, Betty E Owor, Lara Donaldson, Salem Saumtally, Guy Triton, Rob W Briddon, Dionne N Shepherd, Edward P Rybicki, Darren P Martin and Arvind Varsani. Experimental evidence indicating that mastreviruses probably did not co-diverge with their hosts. Virology Journal 2009, 6:104. doi| pdf
Cadhla Firth, Michael A. Charleston, Siobain Duffy, Beth Shapiro and Edward C. Holmes. Insights into the Evolutionary History of an Emerging Livestock Pathogen: Porcine Circovirus 2. Journal of Virology, Dec. 2009, p. 12813–12821 Vol. 83, No. 24. doi| pdf
Yana Bromberg, John Overton, Christian Vaisse, Rudolph L. Leibel, and Burkhard Rost. 2009. In silico mutagenesis: a case study of the melanocortin 4 receptor. The FASEB Journal article fj.08-127530. doi| pdf
Christine Kubik, Joshua Honig, William A. Meyer and Stacy A. Bonos. Genetic Diversity of Creeping Bentgrass Cultivars Using SSR Markers. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal Volume 11, 2009. pdf
Laura M. Cortese, Joshua Honig, Chris Miller and Stacy A. Bonos. Genetic Diversity of Twelve Switchgrass Populations Using Molecular and Morphological Markers. 2010. BioEnergy Research Volume 3, Number 3, 262-271. doi| pdf
Assaf Vardi, Benjamin A. S. Van Mooy, Helen F. Fredricks, Kimberly J. Popendorf, Justin E. Ossolinski, Liti Haramaty, Kay D. Bidle. Viral Glycosphingolipids Induce Lytic Infection and Cell Death in Marine Phytoplankton. Science 326, 861 (2009). doi|pdf
David Rotter, Karen V. Ambrose, Faith C. Belanger. Velvet bentgrass (Agrostis canina L.) is the likely ancestral diploid maternal parent of allotetraploid creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.). Genet Resour Crop Evol (2010) 57:1065–1077 doi|pdf
Price D.C., Chan C.X., Yoon H.S., Yang E.C., Qiu H., Weber A.P., Schwacke R., Gross J., Blouin N.A., Lane C., Reyes-Prieto A., Durnford D.G., Neilson J.A., Lang F.B., Gertraud Burger G., Steiner J.M., Löffelhardt W., Meuser J.E., Posewitz M.C., Ball S., Arias M.C., Henrissat B., Coutinho P.M., Rensing S.A., Symeonidi A., Doddapaneni H., Green B.R., Rajah V.D., Boore J., and Bhattacharya D. 2012.Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants. Science 17 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6070 pp. 843-847 doi
Bhattacharya D., Price D.C., Yoon H.S., Yang E.C., Poulton N.J., Andersen R.A., Das S.P. Single cell genome analysis supports a link between phagotrophy and primary plastid endosymbiosis. Scientific Reports 2, 10 April 2012, Article number: 356 (open access). doi
Ball, S.G., A. Subtil, D. Bhattacharya, A. Moustafa, A.P.M. Weber, L. Gehre, C. Colleoni, M.-C. Arias, U. Cenci, and D. Dauvillée. 2013. Metabolic effectors secreted by bacterial pathogens: essential facilitators of plastid endosymbiosis? The Plant Cell. Jan;25(1):7-21 doi
Facchinelli, F., M. Pribil, U. Oster, N. Ebert, D. Bhattacharya, D. Leister, and A. Weber. 2013. Proteomic analysis of the Cyanophora paradoxa muroplast provides clues on early events in plastid endosymbiosis. Planta: 2013 Feb;237(2):637-51 epub ahead of print

If you are interested in joining the Genome Cooperative please contact:
Debashish Bhattacharya
Tel: (848) 932-6218
102 Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Rd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Aedes japonicus, the most recently introduced mosquito to the US (first caught here in 1998).

image of a dogwood flower

image of Xilaria P70-3

image of Picochlorum

image of Paulinella chromatophora
image of Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Lichens such as Pleopsidium pictured here are famous for containing a large number
of mobile genetic elements (group I introns) in their rDNA genes.
image of Pleopsidium
Two cranberry cultivars are shown in this figure: the red fruit is from #35 and the
yellow fruit from a seedling of the wild-pollinated "yellow bell".
image of two cranberry cultivars

image of Gentiana autumnalis

ruemmele@aesop.rutgers.eduLast updated July 15, 2014 -