Latest Ploidy Stories
New insights into how the cells in our bodies divide could improve our knowledge of a condition linked to cancer.
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.
Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals.
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.
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.
Over 60 percent of aspen in parts of Utah, Colorado are triploid, new study shows
Besides the obvious differences between plants and animals, subtle ones lie concealed within the cell, even within the nucleus.
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.
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.