Friendly Fungi: Elucidating the fungal biosynthesis of stipitatic acid
Plants do sums to get through the night, researchers show
(Phys.org) —New research shows that to prevent starvation at night, plants perform accurate arithmetic division. The calculation allows them to use up their starch reserves at a constant rate so that they ...
Plants with pocket-sized genomes
Members of Genlisea, a genus of carnivorous plants, possess the smallest genomes known in plants. To elucidate genomic evolution in the group as a whole, researchers have now surveyed a wider range of species, ...
30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn
French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
Research sows the seeds for improved food security
Research from the University of Bath has shown that is possible to improve both seed size and seed number opening new avenues to increase crop yields and improving food security.
'Sleeping dogs' threaten the genome as we age
The genomes of many organisms, humans included, are littered with repetitive sequences of DNA called retrotransposons. In a new "Perspective" in the journal Science, four biologists write that while most r ...
Genes ex silico: Computer-designed virus yields phenotype expression benefits
Researchers identify algae-virus DNA in humans
(Phys.org) —The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice and men, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins and UNL.
LSU researchers apply modern genomic analysis to historic bird collection
An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date. To map the tree of life for birds, the team sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird ...
Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology
Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that these species have a number of key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. The findings, appearing Aug. 28, 2014, in ...
New method helps map species' genetic heritage
Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo - the heron or the sparrow?
Researchers uncover tomato's genetic history
Is that Ginkgo biloba supplement really what you think it is?
Dr. Damon Little, Associate Curator of Bioinformatics in the Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics at The New York Botanical Garden, has just published a new study in the journal Genome investigating the use of DNA ba ...
Scientists uncover four-stranded elements of maize DNA
A team led by Florida State University researchers has identified DNA elements in maize that could affect the expression of hundreds or thousands of genes.