Latest Chromosome Stories
Chromosome number is the most basic feature concerning the genome of a species, and it is known for about one third of higher plant species.
Geneticists from the University of Washington have successfully removed the extra chromosome 21 from cells derived from a person with Down syndrome.
Scientists in Canada and the United States have used three-dimensional imaging techniques to settle a long-standing debate about how DNA and structural proteins are packaged into chromatin fibers.
The Nek9 protein is required for chromosomes to separate into two identical groups.
A broken chromosome is like an unmoored beansprout circling in search of attachment.
Two new studies offer insight into sex chromosome evolution by focusing on papaya, a multimillion dollar crop plant with a sexual problem (as far as growers are concerned) and a complicated past.
Next week's Journal of Biological Chemistry "Paper of the Week" by Wai Mun Huang and colleagues at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the University of Minnesota reveals new insights into the molecular properties of the rod-shaped soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the pathogen responsible for crown gall disease, a tumor-forming infection in plants, such as tomatoes, walnuts, grapes and beets.
Researchers studying rare genetic disorders have uncovered insights into those diseases in biological structures that regulate chromosomes when cells divide.
Two reports were released this year on the genome of Miscanthus grasses, which are used in gardens, burned for energy and converted into liquid fuels.
The foundation of biological inheritance is DNA replication
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