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dna in space
2014-11-28 04:40:40

New research from a team of European scientists has shown that genetic material is capable of surviving both the hostile environment of suborbital space and the violent passage through Earth’s atmosphere at a high rate of speed.

2014-06-28 11:58:41

Genomic sequencing is supposed to reveal the entire genetic makeup of an organism.

2014-06-10 13:27:17

Staph infections that become resistant to multiple antibiotics don't happen because the bacteria themselves adapt to the drugs, but because of a kind of genetic parasite they carry called a plasmid that helps its host survive the antibiotics.

Genetically Altering E. Coli With New Semi-Synthetic DNA Base Pairs
2014-05-08 07:24:29

It is well-known that all life on Earth is made up of two base pairs, known as A-T (adenine–thymine) and C-G (cytosine–guanine), which form the standard double helix DNA strand.

2014-04-08 10:58:47

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and the Netherlands.

Glow In The Dark Piglets
2013-12-27 14:00:12

Reproductive scientists in China have created pigs that glow in the dark using fluorescent genes from jellyfish.

Bio Patch Regrows Bone
2013-11-07 15:53:46

Researchers have developed a collagen scaffold capable of growing bone from within a living body, which could have massive ramifications for treating musculoskeletal problems.

DNA Inserted 'Gently' Into Living Cells Using New High-tech Laser Method
2013-08-08 09:51:43

A team of scientists in South Korea have now developed the most precise method ever used to insert DNA into cells.

2012-08-09 23:01:23

VGXI announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website and the receipt of QP declaration for its Texas manufacturing facility. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB)


Latest Plasmid Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 14:17:06

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease (the formation of tumours) in over 140 species of dicot. It is rod shaped. Symptoms are caused by the insertion of a small segment of DNA into the plant cell. It is an alphaproteobacterium of the family Rhizobiaceae which includes the nitrogen fixing legume symbionts. They are pathogenic and provide no benefit to the plant. It also affects a wide variety of plants. In an economical sense it affects walnuts, grape vines,...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.