Genetics News

Understanding Mobile DNA Elements in Plant-Parasitic Worms
calendar 24th May, 2024 | Jenn Hoskins

Understanding Mobile DNA Elements in Plant-Parasitic Worms

Transposable elements (TEs) drive genome size variation and evolution in plant-parasitic nematodes. Researchers found TEs, especially retrotransposons, abundant in larger genomes, highlighting their role in genetic diversity and adaptation across 26 nematode species.

How Corydalis Yanhusuo Bulbs Produce Healing Alkaloids
calendar 24th May, 2024 | Jenn Hoskins

How Corydalis Yanhusuo Bulbs Produce Healing Alkaloids

Researchers mapped the biosynthetic pathways of key alkaloids in Corydalis yanhusuo, identifying crucial genes involved in their synthesis. This study enhances understanding of its therapeutic properties and paves the way for improved quality control and medicinal applications.

Understanding DNA and RNA Changes in Muscle Development
calendar 23rd May, 2024 | Greg Howard

Understanding DNA and RNA Changes in Muscle Development

Researchers at Shandong Agricultural University used advanced sequencing techniques to uncover key genes affecting muscle growth in Duroc pigs. Their findings reveal genetic and epigenetic factors that could enhance pork yield and quality through targeted breeding.

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