Archive: 4/09/2008

Researchers map first plant-parasitic nematode genome sequence

(PhysOrg.com) -- There are numerous plant-parasitic nematodes in the world, but only a handful are responsible for the largest part of an estimated $157 billion in agricultural damage globally every year. Nematodes are small ...

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Future of biology rests in harnessing data avalanche

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like most sciences, biology is inundated with data. However, a group of researchers warns in a Nature feature that the avalanche of biological information is at the point where the discipline may be unable ...

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New evidence on the robustness of metabolic networks

Biological systems are constantly evolving in ways that increase their fitness for survival amidst environmental fluctuations and internal errors. Now, in a study of cell metabolism, a Northwestern University research team ...

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