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Latest Cell wall Stories

2011-05-12 00:06:42

The urea cycle is a metabolic pathway used in mammals to incorporate excess nitrogen into urea and remove it from the body.

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2010-07-20 10:25:18

Grains, vegetables and fruit taste delicious and are important sources of energy.

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2010-07-20 09:58:40

By imaging the cell walls of a zinnia leaf down to the nanometer scale, energy researchers have a better idea about how to turn plants into biofuels.

2010-05-20 15:16:41

Wheat plants found to be resistant to Hessian fly larvae may be calling in reinforcements to build up rigid defenses.

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2010-05-17 13:40:58

Between shoot and root, TAU unlocks a new tool for the biofuel industry.

2010-04-26 07:51:49

Scientists have combined chemistry and biology research techniques to explain how certain bacteria grow structures on their surfaces that allow them to simultaneously cause illness and protect themselves from the body’s defenses.

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2010-03-15 09:05:58

Like a band of detectives surveying the movement of a criminal, researchers using photographic technology have caught at least one culprit in the act.

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2009-12-23 07:46:54

Microscopic ridges contouring the surface of flower petals might play a role in flashing that come-hither look pollinating insects can't resist.

2009-10-19 16:55:29

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a novel enzyme responsible for the formation of suberin — the woody, waxy, cell-wall substance found in cork.

2009-10-13 13:09:10

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have for the first time identified the genetic mechanisms involved in the formation and survival of L-form bacteria.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.