News tagged with developmental biology

Auxin drives leaf flattening

The vast majority of higher plants use leaves to harvest solar energy. A common feature of leaves is their flat blades. Scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in Beijing have discovered that the ...

dateSep 26, 2017 in Biotechnology
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How cell nuclei squeeze into tight spaces

As cells move throughout our bodies, they often have to squeeze through tight nooks and crannies in their environment, reliably springing back to their original shape. The structures involved in this process are still a mystery, ...

dateAug 22, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mating without males decreases lifespan

Pristionchus nematodes come in two varieties: Most species consist of typical males and females, but in several species the females have evolved the ability to produce and use their own sperm for reproduction. Scientists ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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