Archive: 23/12/2010

Heat shock protein drives yeast evolution

Whitehead Institute researchers have determined that heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) can create heritable traits in brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) by affecting a large portion of the yeast genome. The finding has ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Gatekeeper for tomato pollination identified

Tomato plants use similar biochemical mechanisms to reject pollen from their own flowers as well as pollen from foreign but related plant species, thus guarding against both inbreeding and cross-species hybridization, report ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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