Latest Plastid Stories
Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event.
The discovery of a new gene is helping researchers at Michigan State University envision more-efficient molecular factories of the future.
Inconspicuous "little brown balls" in the ocean have helped settle a long-standing debate about the origin of malaria and the algae responsible for toxic red tides.
Max Planck scientists develop gene switch for chloroplasts in plant cells.
The origins of flowering plants from peas to oak trees are now in clearer focus thanks to the efforts of University of Florida researchers.
The goal of DNA barcoding is to find a simple, cheap, and rapid DNA assay that can be converted to a readily accessible technical skill that bypasses the need to rely on highly trained taxonomic specialists for identifications of the world's biota.
A Texas A&M University biologist says research shows sea slugs are solar-powered and behave like a plant. Biology professor James Manhart says the sea slug's main food source is a type of alga that they digest while retaining the plastids in the plant cells.
Researchers have reportedly discovered the method by which sea slugs are able to operate on solar power.
By Shimizu, Masanori Goto, Maki; Hanai, Moeko; Shimizu, Tsutomu; Izawa, Norihiko; Kanamoto, Hirosuke; Tomizawa, Ken-Ichi; Yokota, Akiho; Kobayashi, Hirokazu Strategies employed for the production of genetically modified (GM) crops are premised on (1) the avoidance of gene transfer in the field; (2) the use of genes derived from edible organisms such as plants; (3) preventing the appearance of herbicideresistant weeds; and (4) maintaining transgenes without obstructing plant cell propagation.
By Berthome, Richard Thomasset, Muriel; Maene, Marion; Bourgeois, Nathalie; Froger, Nicole; Budar, Francoise Purine metabolism is crucial in living cells and involves three complex pathways in plants: the de novo synthesis, the salvage, and the degradation pathways.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.