PLoS Genetics

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First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Corn Spots: Study Finds Important Genes in Defense Response

When corn plants come under attack from a pathogen, they sometimes respond by killing their own cells near the site of the attack, committing “cell suicide” to thwart further damage from the attacker.This cell sacrifice can cause very small, often microscopic, ... [Published Lancaster Farming - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Natural GMOS Part 207. Bacteria can mutate rapidly by selectively by re-stacking a hand containing multiple aces

Yi and colleagues explore the versatility of the tandem DNA repeat:β-lactamases [the enzyme that antibiotic resistant bacteria use to inactivate penicillins] can adapt to new antibiotics by mutations in their genes. The original and the extended substrate ... [Published BioPortfolio - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers Discover Gene Targets In Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy

By C. Rajan , contributing writerAn international team of researchers has just discovered new genetic targets responsible for an incurable muscle-wasting disease, Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD).Led by investigators at the University of Leicester, ... [Published Bioresearch Online - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

How corn plants defend against pathogen attack

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have identified crucial genes and cellular processes that appear to control the so-called hyper-sensitive defence response (HR) in corn.The findings could help researchers build better defence responses ... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Corn spots: Study finds important genes in defense response

The hypersensitive defense response in corn protects the plant by killing a few of its own cells in a rapid and localized response. NC State and USDA researchers have now identified the top candidate genes involved in this response. Credit: Dr. Peter ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 3 reports

New genetic targets discovered in fight against muscle-wasting disease -- ScienceDaily

Scientists have pinpointed for the first time the genetic cause in some people of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD).The international research team led by the University of Leicester say the finding of two target ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Why older women can have babies with Down Syndrome -- ScienceDaily

Dartmouth researchers studying cell division in fruit flies have discovered a pathway that may improve understanding of molecular mistakes that cause older women to have babies with Down syndrome.The study shows for the first time that new protein linkages ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age

As we and other vertebrates age, our DNA accumulates mutations and becomes rearranged, which may result in a variety of age-related illnesses, including cancers. Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andei Seluanov have now discovered one reason for the increasing ... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 3 reports

Breakthrough study identifies genetic link between circadian clock and seasonal timing -- ScienceDaily

Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time provided experimental evidence for a genetic link between two major timing mechanisms, the circadian clock and the seasonal timer.New research from the Tauber laboratory at the University ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Plants can turn off virus DNA

The research comes from Wageningen UR in the Netherlands.From HortiDaily:A team of virologists and plant geneticists at Wageningen UR (University and Research centre) has demonstrated that when tomato plants contain Ty-1 resistance to the important Tomato ... [Published Produce Grower - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Virus, DNA, RNAi
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Physics Research Team Discover How Attraction Creates Daughter Cells in E. Coli

Like other living creatures, bacteria guarantee their future by passing down DNA to their children. Escherichia coli (E. coli, for short) are tremendously gifted at this, typically splitting down the middle into two daughter cells and providing each with ... [Published The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Exactly 8.2% or 80% of the Human Genome is Functional [Discovering Biology in a Digital World]

Science and its interpretation is wonderful. Today I saw a post on Twitter from @LAbizar, referencing an @GEN, post that stated  8.2% of Human DNA is Functional  with a link to a GEN article: “Surprise: Only 8.2% of Human DNA Is Functional.” The GEN ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: DNA, Human Genome, Genome

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"It's similar to a human having an auto-immune response that never stops," Balint-Kurti says. "This mutation causes a corn plant to inappropriately trigger this hypersensitive defense response, causing spots on the corn plant as well as stunted growth."
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Sue Shackleton, lead researcher at Leicester and senior lecturer in Biochemistry, said, "Our research has identified two new genes, SUN1 and SUN2, that are responsible for causing EDMD in some of these individuals. The proteins produced by these genes also form part of the structural scaffold of the nucleus. Importantly, we have identified a novel way in which these mutations act in muscle cells. Further research is now needed to investigate this new potential disease mechanism and to increase our understanding of how nuclei are positioned in normal muscle cells, but our findings offer the possibility for a novel drug target for the treatment of this disease in the future."
More information: "Multivariate Analysis of Maize Disease Resistance Suggests a Pleiotropic Genetic Basis and Implicates a Glutathione S-transferase Gene" Published: Aug. 28, 2014, in PLOS Genetics DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004562

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Corn Spots: Study Finds Important Genes in Defe... [Published Lancaster Farming - Sep 20 2014]
Corn spots: Study finds important genes in defe... [Published AgroTimes.com - Sep 20 2014]
Natural GMOS Part 207. Bacteria can mutate rapi... [Published BioPortfolio - Sep 19 2014]
Natural GMOS Part 207. Bacteria can mutate rapi... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 19 2014]
Geographic Separation of Domestic and Wild Stra... [Published Plosone.org - Sep 18 2014]
Researchers Discover Gene Targets In Emery-Drei... [Published Bioresearch Online - Sep 17 2014]
How corn plants defend against pathogen attack [Published Business Standard India - Sep 14 2014]
TARGETING DNA METHYLATION TO THE GENOME [Published Bio Techniques - Sep 12 2014]
Corn spots: Study finds important genes in defe... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 12 2014]
Research reveals cause of muscle-wasting disease [Published Scientist Live - Sep 12 2014]
Why older women can have babies with Down Syndr... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
New genetic targets discovered in fight against... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
'Cause of incurable muscle-wasting disease iden... [Published Medical News Today - Sep 12 2014]
Gene discovery linked to muscular dystrophy [Published Laboratorytalk - Sep 11 2014]
Muscle disease genes discovered [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Sep 11 2014]
New genetic targets discovered in fight against... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 11 2014]
Dartmouth study may shed light on molecular mec... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 11 2014]
New genetic targets discovered in fight against... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 11 2014]
Less effective DNA repair process takes over as... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 09 2014]
Ancient famine-fighting genes can't explain obe... [Published Science News Online - Sep 05 2014]
Breakthrough study identifies genetic link betw... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 05 2014]
Breakthrough study identifies genetic link betw... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 04 2014]
Breakthrough study identifies genetic link betw... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 04 2014]
An "anchor" that keeps proteins together [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 04 2014]
How Wild Rabbits Were Genetically Transformed I... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 02 2014]
On the Other Hand [Published The Scientist - Sep 02 2014]
Plants can turn off virus DNA [Published Produce Grower - Aug 28 2014]
New study reveals how wild rabbits were genetic... [Published PhysOrg.com - Aug 28 2014]
Genetic markers for risk management of atrial f... [Published PharmCast - Aug 22 2014]
Gene to Combat Aging Identified [Published World Health Network - Aug 20 2014]
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Natural GMOS Part 207. Bacteria can mutate rapi... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 19 2014]
Yi and colleagues explore the versatility of the tandem DNA repeat:β-lactamases [the enzyme that antibiotic resistant bacteria use to inactivate penicillins] can adapt to new antibiotics by mutations in their genes. The original and the extended substrate ...
Exactly 8.2% or 80% of the Human Genome is Func... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 25 2014]
Science and its interpretation is wonderful. Today I saw a post on Twitter from @LAbizar, referencing an @GEN, post that stated  8.2% of Human DNA is Functional  with a link to a GEN article: “Surprise: Only 8.2% of Human DNA Is Functional.” The GEN ...
Starvation is the fountain of youth, for worms ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 25 2014]
Image of C. elegans from http://www.easternct.edu/~adams/C.eleganslanding.html New research published in PLOS Genetics shows that starving C. elegans (Caenorhabditis elegans) during the late larval stage of development when the worms are undergoing ...
Natural GMOs Part 197. Junk DNA is alive and we... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - May 10 2014]
Figure 1. Summary of haploid nuclear DNA contents (“genome sizes”) for various groups of eukaryotes. This graph is based on data for about 10,000 species [18], [19]. There is a wide range in genome sizes even among developmentally similar species, ...
Necrophiliac Recombination: Because Regular Sex... [Published Scientific Blogging - May 04 2014]
How can you be both a necrophiliac and chaste? Welcome to the fascinating world of bacterial reproduction. Bacteria don't have sex the way humans think of sex - they can mix their genetic material in a  process called recombination, by pulling in DNA ...
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