A maize mutant that can't produce brassinosteroids—a plant hormone—develops female kernels where male tassel flowers would normally occur.
By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012
NSF, Burkhard Schulz, Purdue University
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By Abby Olena
Researchers show that a protein expressed in the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is necessary for both parts of the organism’s life cycle.
By Dan Cossins
During HIV infection, CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissues initiate a highly inflammatory form of cell death that helps cripple the immune system.
By Ed Yong
The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.
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