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February 27, 2018

A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes

A map of gene expression correlation triangles, with positive correlations (blue edges) between Kalanchoë genes (dark green nodes) and pineapple genes (yellow nodes) and negative correlations (red edges) between Kalanchoë or pineapple genes and Arabidopsis genes (light green nodes). During normal photosynthesis, plants capture sunlight and carry out respiration during…
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May 9, 2017

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and animals, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) serves as the universal energy currency of life, fueling the processes cells need to survive and…
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April 18, 2017

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school. Almost all plants use photosynthesis to gather energy and stay alive. Not all photosynthetic processes are the same, though. In recent years, researchers have grown increasingly…