Affiliation: University of Florida
- Chaperonin genes on the rise: new divergent classes and intense duplication in human and other vertebrate genomesKrishanu Mukherjee
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine, 1660 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
BMC Evol Biol 10:64. 2010..The availability of complete genome sequences makes possible a definitive characterization of the complete set of chaperonin sequences in human and other species...
- Evolution of animal and plant dicers: early parallel duplications and recurrent adaptation of antiviral RNA binding in plantsKrishanu Mukherjee
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, FL, USA
Mol Biol Evol 30:627-41. 2013..As a whole, these results reveal a dynamic picture in which the evolution of Dicer function has driven elaboration of parallel RNAi functional pathways in animals and plants...
- A comprehensive classification and evolutionary analysis of plant homeobox genesKrishanu Mukherjee
Genetics Institute, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, USA
Mol Biol Evol 26:2775-94. 2009..All 14 homeobox gene classes were represented in flowering plants, Selaginella, and moss, suggesting that they had already differentiated in the last common ancestor of moss and vascular plants...
- Adaptive expansion of the maize maternally expressed gene (Meg) family involves changes in expression patterns and protein secondary structures of its membersYuqing Xiong
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, FL, USA
BMC Plant Biol 14:204. 2014..Despite the important roles of Meg1 in maize seed development, the evolutionary history of the Meg cluster and the activities of the duplicate genes are not understood...
- Ancient origins of vertebrate-specific innate antiviral immunityKrishanu Mukherjee
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida
Mol Biol Evol 31:140-53. 2014..The sensitivity and specificity with which RLRs bind different RNA structures has repeatedly adapted throughout mammalian evolution, suggesting a long-term evolutionary arms race with viral RNA or other molecules. ..