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2013-11-25 14:30:04

In a collaborative study, researchers from Lanzhou University, BGI and other institutes have succeeded in unraveling the whole genome sequence of desert poplar, Populus euphratica, and the genetic bases underlying poplar to against salt stress.

2013-11-19 13:16:54

One of the most important processes in the life of cells is genome replication, which consists of making exact copies of the DNA in order to pass it on to their offspring when they split.

2013-11-11 23:25:33

The recently republished Biology, Geography and Health Online Magazine GeoScience.net has published 28,667 new summaries on the discovery of new biological species on earth.

Most Complete Genome Sequences Generated From Single E. coli Cells And Individual Neurons From The Human Brain
2013-11-11 08:40:04

Researchers have generated the most complete genome sequences from single E. coli cells and individual neurons from the human brain.

HPV Virus Damages DNA
2013-11-08 09:36:45

Human papillomavirus (HPV) can damage chromosomes and genes directly, researchers report in a new study.

Genetic Variations Found In The Brain
2013-11-04 03:33:31

While it was once believed that every cell in a person’s body contains the same DNA code, new research led by experts at the Salk Institute has found an unexpected level of variation among the genomes of different neurons originating from the same person’s brain.

Deleting One Gene In Fungus Reveals New Compounds With Antibiotic Potential
2013-11-01 08:42:09

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that have never before been studied – with the potential to identify new antibiotics.

Kiwi Genome Reveals A Few Surprises
2013-10-27 05:36:19

Scientists working to sequence the genome of the kiwifruit have revealed that the berry has recently undergone a pair of whole-genome duplication events, according to new research published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications.


Latest Genome Reference Libraries

Northern Greater Galago, Otolemur garnettii
2012-05-29 12:39:27

The northern greater galago (Otolemur garnettii), also called Garnett's greater galago, is native to Africa. This species is important to genetic research because of the low genomic sequence, completed in 2006, that makes it possible to bridge the genome sequence of higher primates like chimps, and non-primate species like rodents. However, the small 2x genome is not large enough to be a complete genome. The northern greater galago has been given a conservation status of “Least Concern”...

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2011-01-11 09:41:24

Coccolithovirus, a giant double-stranded DNA virus, infects Emiliania huxleyi, a species of coccolithophore. The virus was first observed in 1999 by W.H. Wilson and his team at the Marine Biological Association. It was sequenced for the EhV-86 strain during the summer of 2005, and was found to be a "giant-virus" having 472 protein-coding genes. It is the largest known marine virus by genome.

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