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Binding to produce flowers

The LEAFY protein, a transcription factor responsible for flower development, is able to assemble itself in small chains made up of several proteins. This mechanism allows it to bind to and activate regions of the genome ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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The secret language of microbes

Social microbes often interact with each other preferentially, favoring those that share certain genes in common. However, the basis for this behavior, known as "kind discrimination," is often unclear. A new study reveals ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Biotechnology
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