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

Researchers have found that a unique little carnivorous plant is particularly interesting for geneticists because it does not appear to have so-called 'junk' DNA – 97 percent of its genome is comprised of actual genes.

2012-04-05 21:23:44

Bacteria are the most populous organisms on the planet.

2012-02-13 23:12:18

Since Charles Darwin first put forth the theory of evolution, scientists have been trying to unlock the mysteries of genetics.

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2006-10-12 15:35:00

The smallest collection of genes ever found for a cellular organism comes from tiny symbiotic bacteria that live inside special cells inside a small insect.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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