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Cohesin molecule safeguards cell division

The cohesin molecule ensures the proper distribution of DNA during cell division. Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna can now prove the concept of its carabiner-like function by visualizing ...

dateNov 21, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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A sweet bacterium keeps track of time

Researchers are studying the Caulobacter crescentus bacterium because of its developmental process and cellular cycle, which serve as models for a number of pathogenic bacteria. They all have in common the use of polysaccharides ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cell division, minus the cells

(Phys.org) —The process of cell division is central to life. The last stage, when two daughter cells split from each other, has fascinated scientists since the dawn of cell biology in the Victorian era. For just as long, ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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