Honeybee

Genomic characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Chinese sacbrood virus isolated from Loess Plateau, China

H. Yu, Liu, T. X., Wang, D., Yu, H., Liu, T. X., and Wang, D., Genomic characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Chinese sacbrood virus isolated from Loess Plateau, China, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

The complete genomic RNA of the Chinese sacbrood virus (CSBV) strain, which infects the honeybees in the Loess plateau, was sequenced and analyzed. The CSBV-SX strain contains 8705 nucleotides, which includes a single large open reading frame (99-8681 nucleotides) encoding 2860 amino acids. A novel efficient identification method was used to investigate the samples infected by CSBV.

Distribution of mitochondrial DNA fragments in the nuclear genome of the honeybee

W. X. Du and Qin, Y. C., Distribution of mitochondrial DNA fragments in the nuclear genome of the honeybee, vol. 14, pp. 13375-13379, 2015.

Nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes (numts), which originated from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) insertions in the nuclear genome, have been detected in many species. The distribution of numts in the honeybee nuclear genome has not yet been fully reported. By referring to the whole honeybee mtDNA sequence and to the recent version of the honeybee nuclear genome, 236 reference sequences were identified by BLAST, with 90 unmapped. The size of the numts ranged from 219 to 3788 bp, and the homologous identity between numts and their corresponding mtDNA fragments varied from 71 to 93%.

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