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Genetic contributions to circadian activity rhythm and sleep pattern phenotypes in pedigrees segregating for severe bipolar disorder
Abnormalities in sleep and circadian rhythms are central features of bipolar disorder (BP), often persisting between episodes. We report here, to our knowledge, the first systematic analysis of circadian rhythm activity ...
Reproductive biology and behavior of Doru taeniatum (Forficulidae)
(Revista de BioIogía Tropical 36(2B): 437-440, 1988., 1988)
This study deals with the biology of Doru taeniatum, (Forficuüdae), particulary the habitat, feeding, reproduction, maternal care, and nymphal stages. The density of adults is higher in the older corn plants. The earwings ...
Salivary gland morphology, tissue tropism and the progression of tospovirus infection in Frankliniella occidentalis
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is transmitted by thrips in a propagative manner; however, progression of virus infection in the insect is not fully understood. The goal of this work was to study the morphology and infection ...
Integration and Fixation Preferences of Human and Mouse Endogenous Retroviruses Uncovered with Functional Data Analysis
Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), the remnants of retroviral infections in the germ line, occupy ~8% and ~10% of the human and mouse genomes, respectively, and affect their structure, evolution, and function. Yet we still ...
Genetic diversity in Oryza glumaepatula wild rice populations in Costa Rica and possible gene flow from O. sativa
Wild crop relatives are an important source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. Diversity estimates are generally lacking for many wild crop relatives. The objective of the present study was to analyze how genetic ...
Reverse Transcription Errors and RNA-DNA Differences at Short Tandem Repeats
Transcript variation has important implications for organismal function in health and disease. Most transcriptome studies focus on assessing variation in gene expression levels and isoform representation. Variation at the ...
Neuropsychological Test Performance in Cognitively Normal Spanish-speaking Nonagenarians with Little Education
To find associations of age, sex, and education with neuropsychological test performance in cognitively normal Spanish-speaking Costa Rican nonagenarians with little education; to provide norms; and to compare their ...
Hallazgos fenotípicos por imágenes con Tomografía Dental Volumétrica (TDV) en amelogénesis imperfecta
Use of Dental Volumetric Tomography for Dental Phenotyping In Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Amelogénesis imperfecta (AI) se describe como un conjunto de defectos mendelianos en la biomineralización del esmalte dental, los cuales son severos en la mayoría de los casos al presentar anormalidades tales como un grosor ...
Molecular characterization and genetic diversity of Jatropha curcas L. in Costa Rica
We estimated the genetic diversity of 50 Jatropha curcas samples from the Costa Rican germplasm bank using 18 EST-SSR, one G-SSR and nrDNA-ITS markers. We also evaluated the phylogenetic relationships among samples using ...