Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome

A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.

A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.

The Literature
Primordial RNA May Have Contained Inosine
Primordial RNA May Have Contained Inosine
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2019
The discovery that the adenosine derivative aids self-replication adds weight to the theory that life on Earth originated from a mixture of RNA molecules.
Archaea CRISPR Systems Grab DNA Memories During Interspecies Mating
Archaea CRISPR Systems Grab DNA Memories During Interspecies Mating
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
When different archaeal species mate, their CRISPR systems interact in ways that may influence their evolution.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.
Bacteria Use Plants’ Trick to Take Their Iron
Bacteria Use Plants’ Trick to Take Their Iron
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
Pathogens appear to steal the metal from plants using the erratic motion of microscopic particles.
Presence of Bacterial Pathogen Blocks <em>Arabidopsis</em> Germination
Presence of Bacterial Pathogen Blocks Arabidopsis Germination
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2019
A compound produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa activates signaling pathways that prevent seeds from growing in unfavorable environments.
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Amputation of one limb triggers a rapid electric response that reflects the injury in the opposite one, researchers find.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Inhibiting nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter made it harder for baby mice to recover from bouts of slowed breathing.