News tagged with genome duplication

Mysteries of bony fish genome evolution

As the 20th-century novelist Joseph Conrad famously wrote, "It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose," and Nature is very busy, so she makes lots of them. But as a genius, she can use them to advantage. ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in Evolution
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Some plants regenerate by duplicating their DNA

When munched by grazing animals (or mauled by scientists in the lab), some herbaceous plants overcompensate - producing more plant matter and becoming more fertile than they otherwise would. Scientists say they now know how ...

dateNov 11, 2014 in Biotechnology
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A-maize-ing double life of a genome

Early maize farmers selected for genes that improved the harvesting of sunlight, a new detailed study of how plants use 'doubles' of their genomes reveals. The findings could help current efforts to improve existing crop ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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