Zhang Tao lab

Bioinformatics, Epigenetics and Genomics.

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Chorus2 oligo datasets

Chorus2 oligo datasets

Oligo datasets which host oligo sequences for Oligo-FISH. Details Introduction The oligo datasets currently host oligo sequences of nine species, including Arabidopsis, rice, maize, potato, barley, soybean, human, mouse and...

PlantDHS

PlantDHS

PlantDHS: a database for DNase I hypersensitive sites (DHSs) in plants.


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Chromatin accessibility landscape and regulatory network of high-altitude hypoxia adaptation

Chromatin accessibility landscape and regulatory network of high-altitude hypoxia adaptation

Abstract: High-altitude adaptation of Tibetans represents a remarkable case of natural selection during recent human evolution. Previous genome-wide scans found many non-coding variants under selection, suggesting a pressing need to...

Bao Yu
DNA methylation-free Arabidopsis reveals crucial roles of DNA methylation in regulating gene expression and development

DNA methylation-free Arabidopsis reveals crucial roles of DNA methylation in regulating gene expression and development

Abstract: A contribution of DNA methylation to defense against invading nucleic acids and maintenance of genome integrity is uncontested; however, our understanding of the extent of involvement of this epigenetic...

Xin Xiaoyue
ReFeaFi: Genome-wide prediction of regulatory elements driving transcription initiation

ReFeaFi: Genome-wide prediction of regulatory elements driving transcription initiation

Abstract: Regulatory elements control gene expression through transcription initiation (promoters) and by enhancing transcription at distant regions (enhancers). Accurate identification of regulatory elements is fundamental for annotating genomes and understanding...

Liu Guanqing
A comprehensive catalog of predicted functional upstream open reading frames in humans

A comprehensive catalog of predicted functional upstream open reading frames in humans

Abstract: Upstream open reading frames (uORFs) latent in mRNA transcripts are thought to modify translation of coding sequences by altering ribosome activity. Not all uORFs are thought to be active...

Wu Yuechao
ALK, the Key Gene for Gelatinization Temperature, is a Modifier Gene for Gel Consistency in Rice

ALK, the Key Gene for Gelatinization Temperature, is a Modifier Gene for Gel Consistency in Rice

Abstract: Gelatinization temperature (GT) is an important parameter in evaluating the cooking and eating quality of rice. Indeed, the phenotype, biochemistry and inheritance of GT have been widely studied in...

Tan Yan
Linker histones are fine-scale chromatin architects modulating developmental decisions in Arabidopsis

Linker histones are fine-scale chromatin architects modulating developmental decisions in Arabidopsis

Abstract: Background: Chromatin provides a tunable platform for gene expression control. Besides the well-studied core nucleosome, H1 linker histones are abundant chromatin components with intrinsic potential to influence chromatin function....

Pan Kairui
The two clock proteins CCA1 and LHY activate VIN3 transcription during vernalization through the vernalization-responsive cis-element

The two clock proteins CCA1 and LHY activate VIN3 transcription during vernalization through the vernalization-responsive cis-element

Abstract: Vernalization, a long-term cold-mediated acquisition of flowering competence, is critically regulated by VERNALIZATION INSENSITIVE 3 (VIN3), a gene induced by vernalization in Arabidopsis. Although the function of VIN3 has...

Zhang Xin
A quantitative genomics map of rice provides genetic insights and guides breeding

A quantitative genomics map of rice provides genetic insights and guides breeding

Abstract: Extensive allelic variation in agronomically important genes serves as the basis of rice breeding. Here, we present a comprehen- sive map of rice quantitative trait nucleotides (QTNs) and inferred...

Han Yangshuo
A uORF Represses the Transcription Factor AtHB1 in Aerial Tissues to Avoid a Deleterious Phenotype

A uORF Represses the Transcription Factor AtHB1 in Aerial Tissues to Avoid a Deleterious Phenotype

Abstract: AtHB1 is an Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) homeodomain-leucine zipper transcription factor that participates in hypocotyl elongation under short-day conditions. Here, we show that its expression is posttranscriptionally regulated by an...

Ding Yu
Enhancing rice grain production by manipulating the naturally evolved cis-regulatory element-containing inverted repeat sequence of OsREM20

Enhancing rice grain production by manipulating the naturally evolved cis-regulatory element-containing inverted repeat sequence of OsREM20

Abstract: Grain number per panicle (GNP) is an important agronomic trait that contributes to rice grain yield. Despite its importance in rice breeding, the molecular mechanism underlying GNP regulation remains...

Xin Xiaoyue