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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015 — Deleting the genes for sugar-adding enzymes from the flowering mustard plant Arabidopsis and the moss Physcomitrella resulted in similar defects in both species, which are widely separated in ... read more

Growing Sweet on Tomatoes

Nov. 27, 2015 — Scientists have developed a method to produce sweeter, better-growing ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production, has been sequenced by scientists. This is only the second time that researchers have ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — In a recently published paper, Indiana University biologists have calculated the lifetime energy requirements of multiple types of cells, as well as the energy required to replicate and express the ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Beneficial bacteria inside the Asian citrus psyllid, which spreads the pathogen believed to cause citrus greening disease, may be playing a role in Florida's devastating outbreak, report ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes has been developed by researchers. The scientists used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to ... read more

Mitochondria on Guard of Human Life

Nov. 17, 2015 — Living mitochondria will tell researchers about processes that occur inside of them, say scientists. The work will not only shed light on the intracellular life, but also will help to create new ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — The iconic yellow and blue stripes of zebrafish form dynamically as young fish develop and grow. A new mathematical model helps to show how pigment cells interact to form the ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in stimulating the regeneration of injured neurons in living fish by the use of light. To this end, they employed so-called Optogenetics, i.e. light inducible protein ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Using large-scale computer modeling, researchers have shown the effects of confinement on macromolecules inside cells -- and taken the first steps toward simulating a living cell, a capability that ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and select bacteria transform the sun's energy into chemical energy. But these organisms activate other biochemical pathways at night, when ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Redundancy is common in nature, for example many human genes exist in several copies. However, excessive redundancy can interfere with efficiency. Therefore, each whole genome duplication event is ... read more

Gene Drive Reversibility Introduces New Layer of Biosafety

Nov. 16, 2015 — A research team demonstrates effective safeguarding mechanisms for working with gene drives and unveils a first-of-its-kind method for reversing the changes they ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Taking genetic engineering to the next level, researchers are creating modular, programmable genetic circuits that control specific plant ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Signalling processes in organisms are governed by specific extracellular and intracellular interactions and involve hundreds of different functionally highly versatile receptors situated in cell ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Whether you’re territorial, a girlfriend stealer, or a cross dresser, when it comes to finding a partner, scientists have discovered that for some birds it’s all in the ... read more

'Supergene' Underlies Genetic Differences, Sexual Behavior in Male Ruff

Nov. 16, 2015 — The ruff is a Eurasian shorebird that has a spectacular lekking behavior where highly ornamented males compete for females. Now two groups report that males with alternative reproductive strategies ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Crops with improved yields could more easily become a reality, thanks to a development by scientists. Researchers studying a biological process that enables tiny green algae to grow efficiently have ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A gene found only in a single plant species can increase protein content when introduced into staple crops, report scientists. The research has implications for a wide array of crops, especially for ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Cryptosporidium parvum is a gastrointestinal parasite that can cause moderate to severe diarrhea in children and adults, and deadly opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. Because C. parvum is ... read more

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