Biochemistry

Winning Gene Combination Takes All

Norwich, UK — Researchers have traced the remaining last steps of the biological pathway that gives oats resistance to the deadly crop disease take-all.  The discovery creates opportunities for...

Stop the Genetic Presses!

State College, PA — The protein, known as NusG, pauses the transcription machinery at specific DNA sequences to facilitate what is called “intrinsic termination” and prevent unwanted transcription...

Gut Epithelium Muscles Up Against Infection

Uppsala, Sweden — To maximise absorption of nutrients from the diet, the intestinal mucous membrane has a large surface area. However, this also makes it vulnerable to attack from aggressive gut microbes....

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