Genetika (Genetika)

Publisher: Springer Verlag

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Russian version of Russian Journal of Genetics (1022-7954).

Current impact factor: 0.37

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2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2011 Impact Factor 0.44
1998 Impact Factor 0.326
1997 Impact Factor 0.306

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Cited half-life 3.60
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ISSN 0016-6758

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  • Genetika 08/2015; 51(8):905-914. DOI:10.7868/S0016675815080111
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    ABSTRACT: Integration of the concepts of symbiogenesis and synthetic evolutionary theory is the main path for the development of evolutionary biology. It is based on the analysis of cooperative adaptations that evolve under the impact of symbiotic-specific selective pressures responsible for the formation of super-species hereditary systems--metagenomes, symbiogenomes, and hologenomes. The genetic integration of nonrelated organisms (symbiogenesis) is determined by the inheritance of microsymbionts by hosts resulted in the complication of mutualistic interactions according to the scheme: pleiotropic symbiosis --> mutual partner's exploitation --> interspecies altruism. This evolution may result in the loss of genetic individuality in microsymbionts; this loss is expressed as a deep reduction in their genomes. A significant number of these may be exported to the host, resulting in the transformation of symbiotic systems into novel, genetically integral organisms.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):658-67.
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    ABSTRACT: The methylation of CpG islands in promoter regions, together with the interaction of miRNAs with the mRNAs of their target genes on the posttranscriptional level, are complex epigenetic mechanisms that perform the delicate and dynamic regulation of genes and signal transduction pathways in the cell. This review summarizes the results obtained by the authors, as well as the literature data, on the roles of methylation in regulating the protein-coding genes of chromosome 3 and a number of miRNA genes in clear-cell renal cell carcinomas. The results are based on the use of genomic NotI-microarrays (which allow the identification of both methylation and deletions in genes containing CpG islands) and on some other approaches. The application of NotI-microarray technology to the analysis of the chromosome-3 short arm, a region of frequent deletions in tumors, gave us the opportunity to identify many novel genes associated with kidney cancer pathogenesis. The relationship between alterations in the expression leyels and methylation of chromosome 3 genes, kidney cancer progression, and metastasis was shown. New microRNAs involved in kidney cancer pathogenesis were identified as well. The functions of microRNA genes methylated in kidney cancer were discussed.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):668-84.
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    ABSTRACT: This review concerns issues related to the evolutionary and genetic origins of hypertensive disease. An evolutionary approach is used to account for the predisposition of modern people to the development of a pathology such as hypertensive disease. Many studies indicate the importance of "ancestral" alleles, which provided perfect adaptation to the environment and lifestyle of our distant relatives, with respect to the increase in hypertensive disease development among modern individuals.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):644-57. DOI:10.1134/S1022795415030096
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    ABSTRACT: We have shown previously that the polymorphic structure of the limk1 gene in Drosophila leads to changes in LIMK1 content and to defects in courtship behavior, sound production, and learning/memory. The results of the present study of three wild-type strains and mutant agn ts3 with altered limk1 structure demonstrate that long-term memory is normal in Canton-S and Oregon-R but is impaired in Berlin and drastically suppressed in agn ts3 . This temperature-sensitive mutant carries the S-element from the Tc1/mariner family insertion near the dlimk1 3′-UTR and, compared to Canton-S, has a reverse pCREB distribution in adult neuromuscular junctions (NMJ) of the second dorsal imago nerve before and after learning. Moreover, only agn ts3 demonstrates amyloid-like aggregate formation in NMJ. This suggests that this impedes pCREb transport and thereby impairs the formation of short- and long-term memory.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):685-93. DOI:10.1134/S1022795415060071
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    ABSTRACT: Because of the advantages of EST-SSR markers, it has been employed as powerful markers for genetic diversity analysis, comparative mapping and phylogenetic studies. In this study, a total of 429,869 tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) ESTs were downloaded from the public databases, which offers an opportunity to identify SSRs in ESTs by data mining, and 38,165 SSRs were identified from 379,967 uni-ESTs with the frequency of one SSR per 5.52 kb. Mono- and tri-nucleotide repeat motifs were the dominant repeat types, accounting for 40.53 and 34.51% of all SSRs, respectively. After eliminating mononucleotide-containing sequences, 86 pairs of primers were designed to amplify in four tobacco accessions. Only 15 primers (17.44%) showed polymorphism, and then they were further used to assess genetic diversity of 20 tobacco accessions. Unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic average dendrograms (UPGMA) and principal coordinates analysis plots (PCA) revealed genetic differentiation between N. rustica and N. tabacum, and between oriental tobacco and other accessions of N. tabacum. The present study reported the development of EST-SSR markers in tobacco by exploiting EST databases, and confirmed the effective way to develop markers. These EST-SSRs can serve in studies on cultivar identification, genetic diversity analysis, and genetics in tobacco.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):694-703. DOI:10.7868/S001667581502006X
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    ABSTRACT: The genetic variability of the DMPK locus has been studied in relation to six SNP markers (rs2070736, rs572634, rs1799894, rs527221, rs915915, and rs10415988) in Yakuts with myotonic dystrophy (MD) in the Yakut population and in populations of northern Eurasia. Significant differences were observed in the allele frequencies between patients and a population sample of Yakuts for three SNP loci (rs915915, rs1799894, and rs0415988) associated with a high chance of disease manifestation. The odds ratios (OR) of MD development in representatives of the Yakut population for these three loci were 2.59 (95% CI, p = 0,004), 4.99 (95% CI, p = 0.000), and 3.15 (95% CI, p = 0.01), respectively. Haplotype TTTCTC, which is associated with MD, and haplotype GTCCTT, which was observed only in Yakut MD patients (never in MD patients of non-Yakut origin), were revealed. A low level of variability in the locus of DMRK gene in Yakuts (H e = 0.283) compared with other examined populations was noted. An analysis of pairwise genetic relationships between populations revealed their significant differentiation for all the examined loci. In addition, a low level of differentiation in territorial groups of Yakut populations (F ST = 0.79%), which was related to the high subdivision of the northern Eurasian population (F ST = 11.83%), was observed.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):724-32. DOI:10.1134/S1022795415060150
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    ABSTRACT: Based on sequence variation of the mtDNA cyt b gene, an analysis of graylings introduced from the Arctic Ocean basin (Selenga River basin) into one of the rivers of Central Asian inland basin (Baydrag Goal River of the Valley of Lakes basin) was carried out. Morphological and molecular genetic identification was performed, and it was established that the introduced species corresponded to the Baikal grayling. The relationships among Central Asian grayling species are discussed.
    Genetika 06/2015; 51(6):704-10. DOI:10.1134/S1022795415060149
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    ABSTRACT: Duplications of DNA regions with subsequent divergence of the duplicated copies by mutations is traditionally considered to be the major mechanism of the new genes appearance. After duplication, only a small fraction of the paralogs remains unchanged, while most copies are converted into pseudogenes or acquire new functions as a consequence of either subfunctionalization or neofunctionalization events. In some cases, certain regions of duplicated copies can combine with each other, giving rise to functionally new genes. Analysis of the primate genomes revealed a burst of segmental duplications in apes. It was demonstrated that some of these duplications include genes that are specifically duplicated only in human. Genome sequencing, followed by transcriptome analysis, enabled the identification of transcribed pseudogenes in mammalian genomes, that contradicts with the traditional view of pseudogenes as inactive copies of functioning genes.
    Genetika 04/2015; 51(1):14-27.
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    ABSTRACT: Microsatellites are extensively distributed in the eukaryotic genome, and they are widely used for their high polymorphism and accessibility. The microsatellites in M. incognita, a worldwide agriculture pest, are inadequate for diversity research. A repertoire of 1620 microsatellites appeared appropriate to design primer as markers were identified based on the M. incognita genome. 120 loci were chosen as candidate, from which 88 microsatellites were characterized. Finally, we found 13 polymorphic microsatellites with 2 to 23 alleles in a survey of three nematode populations in China, while other positive loci were monomorphic. These new molecular markers afford to genetic diversity analysis in M. incognita population of poorly investigation. Furthermore, the predicted microsatellites have potential values for other plant parasitic nematodes.
    Genetika 04/2015; 51(1):128-32. DOI:10.1134/S1022795415010135
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    ABSTRACT: To date, molecular systematics of Myxogastria has been based primarily on small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) and elongation factor 1-alpha (EF-1α) genes. To establish a natural classification system for the organisms, we examined phylogenetic relationships among myxogastrian species using cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COL) and SSU rRNA genes. Twenty new sequences were obtained, including 10 COI and 10 SSU rRNA sequences, were compared with sequences of related species from GenBank in order to construct phylogenic trees. The analysis of the two data sets supported the modern phylogeny of myxogastria: orders Liceida and Trichiida formed a sister group at the most basal clade, while orders Stemonitida and Physarida formed a close group, and order Echinostelida was a sister group to Stemonitida and Physarida. However, the partial COI sequences were too conserved to resolve of the branches in Stemonitida and Physarida. In addition, we also deemed the specific edited mRNA events of COI sequences in myxogastrian species.
    Genetika 04/2015; 51(1):46-53. DOI:10.1134/S1022795414110076
  • Genetika 04/2015; 51(4):395-6.
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    ABSTRACT: The review describes integrated experimental and computer approaches to the investigation of the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation of the organization of eukaryotic genes and transcription regulatory regions. These include (a) an analysis of the factors affecting the affinity of TBP (TATA-binding protein) for the TATA box; (b) research on the patterns of chromatin mark distributions and their role in the regulation of gene expression; (c) a study of 3D chromatin organization; (d) an estimation of the effects of polymorphisms on gene expression via high-resolution Chip-seq and DNase-seq techniques. It was demonstrated that integrated experimental and computer approaches are very important for the current understanding of transcription regulatory mechanisms and the structural and functional organization of the regulatory regions controlling transcription.
    Genetika 04/2015; 51(4):409-29.
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    ABSTRACT: Genome instability transmission in offspring was analyzed in order to evaluate the risk of delayed genetic effects of exposure in 95 family triplets in which only fathers experienced prolonged occupational radiation exposure. The mean total preconceptive absorbed dose (TPAD) of external gamma radiation in the paternal gonads was 1.65 ± 0.08 Gy (dose range of 0.57-5.70 Gy), and the mean TPAD of internal alpha radiation from incorporated plutonium-239 in.the gonads was 0.0015 ± 0.0003 Gy (dose range 0.000-0.015 Gy). The control group consisted of 50 family triplets in which parents were not occupationally exposed. The mutation process was studied using PCR based on hypervariable minisatellite marker CEB 1 (chromosome 2, 2q37.3). The paternal type of inheritance of mutations for minisatellite CEB 1 was found in 80% of cases. The analysis revealed a statistically significant increase in minisatellite CEB1 mutations in the common group of families in which fathers experienced prolonged occupational radiation exposure and in the group of families in which fathers were exposed to radiation in a dosage range of 0.5-1.0 Gy as compared to the control, reaching a significance level of p = 0.109 and p = 0.058, respectively. The dose threshold of mutation detection in the off-spring of Mayak PA workers was estimated.
    Genetika 03/2015; 50(11):1354-62. DOI:10.1134/S102279541411012X