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January 13, 2014
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Intimate yeast: Mating and meiosis

Mating and meiosis – the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell – are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately. Not so in Candida lusitaniae, where the two programs work in unison, … Continue reading

September 15, 2011
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When Plants Go Polyploid

*Plant lineages with multiple copies of their genetic information face higher extinction rates than their relatives, researchers report in Science magazine.* While duplication of hereditary information is a relatively rare event in animal evolution, it is common in plants. Potatoes, … Continue reading