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2014-02-04 11:35:43

New insights into how the cells in our bodies divide could improve our knowledge of a condition linked to cancer.

Brown University
2014-01-06 08:12:29

Mating and meiosis – the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell – are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately.

2013-11-26 14:25:32

Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals.

Scientists Discover Aneuploidy In Single-celled Organisms
2013-08-14 14:57:39

Baker's yeast is a popular test organism in biology. Yeasts are able to duplicate single chromosomes reversibly and thereby adapt flexibly to environmental conditions. Scientists have now systematically studied the genetics of this process, which biologists refer to as aneuploidy.

Plant Chromosome Number Variation From Mediterranean Coasts To Tatra Mountains And Beyond
2012-11-27 15:37:25

Chromosome number is the most basic feature concerning the genome of a species, and it is known for about one third of higher plant species.

Extra Set Of Chromosomes Commonly Carried By Western Aspen Trees
2012-11-01 07:01:47

Over 60 percent of aspen in parts of Utah, Colorado are triploid, new study shows

Does Polyploidy Play A Role In The Italian Endemic Flora?
2012-05-22 08:24:01

Besides the obvious differences between plants and animals, subtle ones lie concealed within the cell, even within the nucleus.

From Embryonic Stem Cells, A Sperm Replacement And Easier Path To Genetic Modification
2012-04-26 10:39:13

Researchers reporting in the April 27 issue of the journal Cell , a Cell Press publication, have devised a new and improved method for producing genetically modified animals for use in scientific research.

Image 1 - Chromosome Analyses Of Prickly Pear Cacti Reveal Southern Glacial Refugia
2012-02-15 04:21:46

Analysis of chromosome number variation among species of a North American group of prickly pear cacti (nopales) showed that the most widespread species encountered are of hybrid origin.