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Tag Archives: Genetics
Polintons were the first group of eukaryotic double-stranded DNA viruses to evolve from bacteriophages and gave rise to most large DNA viruses and various other selfish genetic elements. Continue reading
CRISPR-Cas systems have taken microbiology by storm in the last few years. Continue reading
Up to half a million people in Britain today may carry a particular form of herpesvirus 6 inherited from a parent in their genetic material. Continue reading
The repertoire of genetic changes in Burkholderia pseudomallei during chronic human infection. Continue reading
Rapid advances in genomics lead not only to the rapid growth of sequence databases but to discovery of fundamentally novel types of genetic elements. Continue reading
Streptococcus pneumoniae has an unusual enzyme that protects foreign DNA taken up during transformation, allowing exchange of pathogenicity islands. Continue reading
When you get sick, make sure you take your fair share of the responsibility! Continue reading
Knowledge of the rate and nature of spontaneous mutation is fundamental to understanding evolutionary and molecular processes. This report analyzes spontaneous mutations accumulated over thousands of generations by wild-type Escherichia coli and a derivative defective in mismatch repair (MMR), the … Continue reading
A growing body of evidence points towards epigenetic mechanisms being responsible for a wide range of biological phenomena, from the plasticity of plant growth and development to the nutritional control of caste determination in honeybees and the etiology of human … Continue reading