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Ferns borrowed genes to flourish in low light

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for primitive ferns. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy -- using a mysterious gene that helped them adapt to low-light environments. Scientists have now pinpointed the curious origins of this gene and determined that it was transferred to ferns from a group of unassu Read More
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Caffeinated fruit flies help identify potential genes affecting insecticide resistance

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — To understand genetic mechanisms underlying insecticide resistance, scientists employed fruit flies and caffeine, a stimulant surrogate for xenobiotics in lab studies on resistance. Crop pests are capable of outwitting the chemical compounds known as xenobiotics that are devised to kill them. This development of resistance to insecticides is a serious problem because it threatens crop production Read More
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Obesity Genes? Fried Foods Worse for Some People

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http://feedproxy.google.com — People with certain genes may be more susceptible to the fattening effects of fried food, a new study suggests. Read More
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Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Mutations in 8 Genes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Mutations in eight specific genes may greatly increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer that runs in families, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests. Read More
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Fussy Children Won't Eat Their Greens? They Probably Got That From Your Genes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — New research suggests that food likes and dislikes are to some extent determined by genes. Read More
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Ten genes show the way for important metabolic pathway for sulpho-glucose

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — By discovering sulpho-glycolysis, researchers reveal an important degradation pathway. Similar to the sugar glucose, sulpho-glucose is produced by all photosynthetically active organisms. Sulpho-glucose is present in all plants, mosses, ferns and algae. The degradation pathway, or metabolic pathway, for sulpho-glucose is therefore an important component of the material cycles in ecosystems. Read More
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Black Death Likely Altered European Genes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Europeans and the Roma people share genetic changes that were caused by disease in Europe in the past 1,000 years — likely the 14th-century outbreak of plague known as the Black Death. Read More
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Genes and calls reveal five-fold greater diversity of Amazon frog species

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — DNA is opening a new age of discovery of Amazonian frog species. A detailed genetic survey of populations of two species of Amazonian frogs made by Ecuadorian biologists has documented the existence of up to nine hidden new species. Read More
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