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2013-05-22 10:17:41

Rice computational study tracks E. coli cells´ regulatory mechanisms Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns – and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells´ protein networks relate to a bacteria´s genome. The Rice lab of computer scientist Luay Nakhleh reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that when environmental factors are eliminated from an...

Carnivorous Plant Gets Rid Of Its Junk DNA
2013-05-13 11:22:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are approximately 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, however, only about 2 percent of those are actual genes. The rest is considered ℠junk´ DNA. For years, scientists have puzzled over the question of why so much of the human genome appears to be useless, and a new study on a bizarre wetland plant could be the key to solving the genetic mystery. Utricularia gibba is a carnivorous plant that...

Sacred Lotus Genome May Hold Key To The Secrets Of Aging
2013-05-13 09:50:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international scientists report today that they have sequenced and annotated the genome of the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), which is thought to have a powerful genetic system. The team, which includes researchers from the US, China, Australia and Japan, have sequenced nearly 90 percent of the plant´s 27,000 genes. The sacred lotus, which is a symbol of spiritual purity and longevity, has the ability to repair...

Genome Study Of Two Turtle Species Sheds Light On Evolution Of Shell
2013-04-29 11:29:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With their unique outer shell and sharp beak, turtles and their evolutionary history have long been a mystery to biologists. A Nature Genetics report on the newly sequenced genomes of the soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle shows that the iconic reptiles have a common ancestor with crocodilians and birds — diverging from these groups between 270 and 240 million years ago. "The genome-wide phylogenetic analysis of two...

2013-04-25 23:01:46

Sequencing the worm´s genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior. Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 It has co-existed quietly with humans for centuries, slurping up the spillage in beer halls and gorging on the sour paste used to bind books. Now the tiny nematode Panagrellus redivivus (P.redivivus) has emerged from relative obscurity with the publication of its complete genetic code. Further study of...

Study Produces First Edition Of A Bookworm's Genome
2013-04-25 14:36:36

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Sequencing the worm's genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior It has co-existed quietly with humans for centuries, slurping up the spillage in beer halls and gorging on the sour paste used to bind books. Now the tiny nematode Panagrellus redivivus (P.redivivus) has emerged from relative obscurity with the publication of its complete genetic code. Further study of this worm, which is...

2013-04-23 22:28:13

Discoveries may offer insights into the management of some human health disorders A group of 50 researchers from around the globe, including biology professors Daniel Warren, Ph.D., from Saint Louis University and Leslie Buck, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, have spent the last several years sequencing and analyzing the genome of the western painted turtle and the results of their research point to some important conclusions that may be important for human health. The western...

Zebrafish Genome Could Have Significant Implications For Human Health
2013-04-18 09:59:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute involving the genome of zebrafish have been published in the journal Nature this week, giving insight into the relationship between humans, zebrafish and genetic mutations. FAMILY TIES According to the first study, 70 percent of protein-coding human genes are related to zebrafish genes, and 84 percent of the genes known to be associated with human disease have a counterpart...

Mitochondrial Genome Of Ancestral Flowering Plant Revealed By Tulip Tree
2013-04-15 11:24:04

BioMed Central The extraordinary level of conservation of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) mitochondrial genome has redefined our interpretation of evolution of the angiosperms (flowering plants), finds research in biomed Central's open access journal BMC Biology. This beautiful 'molecular fossil' has a remarkably slow mutation rate meaning that its mitochondrial genome has remained largely unchanged since the dinosaurs were roaming the earth. Evolutionary studies make used of...


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  • A spider.
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