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Hybrid poplar trees
2014-08-26 02:45:23

David Gilbert, DOE/Joint Genome Institute One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play. Forests creeping steadily north and becoming established in the thawing Arctic is just one of the predicted effects of rising global temperatures. A recent study published online August 24, 2014 in Nature Genetics offers a more in-depth,...

2014-07-16 08:27:59

Irys System will be available through MDxK for South Korea and Millennium Science for Australia and New Zealand SAN DIEGO, SEOUL, South Korea and MELBOURNE, Australia, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the selection of two new distributors, MDxK and Millennium Science, for the Irys(TM )System in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Seoul, MDxK is one of the premier life science instrumentation distributors for Korea and has already sold the first system to...

Top Researchers Brought Together To Sequence Genomes Of Invertebrates
2013-12-13 13:45:51

Nova Southeastern University NSU professor organized and hosted first-ever workshop with experts from across the globe Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you're right! To begin exploring this question, a new cooperative consortium called the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA) was formed and held its inaugural...

Comb Jelly Insight Evolution Of Life
2013-12-13 11:41:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has indicated that a reshuffling of the evolutionary tree for the animal kingdom may be in order. The study, which was published in the journal Science, challenged the idea that complex cell types, like neurons and muscle cells, evolved only once, after simple animals that don’t have these cells diverged from the rest of the animal kingdom. The...

2012-06-11 19:28:58

Exploring the epigenome´s regulatory function The sequencing of the human genome has provided a wealth of genetic information, yet the goal of understanding the function of every gene remains outstanding. New research from the University of Illinois published in Cell suggests determining the purpose of genes through a new method they call “comparative epigenomics.” “Comparative epigenomics is to use interspecies comparison of DNA and histone modifications–as...

Genome Mapping Of Crocodiles Could Aid In Species Conservation
2012-05-22 05:48:44

[ Watch the Video ] "If it can't bite you, it's not interesting,” jokes David Ray an evolutionary biologist at Mississippi State University (MSU). Ray and his team of researchers study alligators, crocodiles, flies, bats and other animals. Ray stated of the risky work, "Oh, it's great. I mean, there's just a thrill.” The team, comprised of researchers from many different universities, is undergoing studies on genome mapping of alligators and crocodiles, funded by the...

BGI Completes Sequencing Of Foxtail Millet Genome
2012-05-15 04:04:04

A report published in the online journal Nature Biotechnology states that BGI, the world´s biggest genomics organization, in collaboration with Zhangjiakou Academy of Agricultural Science, has successfully completed the analysis and genome sequence of foxtail millet (Setaria italica). Foxtail millet is the second most widely grown kind of millet. Published on May 13, 2012, the results of the study provide a vital resource for the genetic advancement and study of foxtail millet, as...

Genome Tree Of Life Is Largest Yet For Seed Plants
2011-12-17 04:26:21

New York Plant Genomics Consortium maps evolutionary relationships, gene functions for 150 species Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, The New York Botanical Garden, and New York University have created the largest genome-based tree of life for seed plants to date. Their findings, published today in the journal PLoS Genetics, plot the evolutionary relationships of 150 different species of plants based on advanced genome-wide analysis of gene...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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