Tomatoes could be made to smell less ‘grassy’ by switching on genes that reduce the levels of a compound called 3-hexenal.
In stressful situations such as lack of water, plants cannot remove the harmful byproducts of photosynthesis, withering and dying as a result.
In plants, the AOR gene protects against toxic byproducts of nighttime respiration—and could be used to help plants grow in stressful environments.
By testing seawater samples for environmental DNA, researchers can accurately predict the distribution and school size of saltwater fish within specific locations in the ocean.
A yeast-inspired method to study how membrane proteins interact with other proteins could lead to new drugs targeting cell surface signaling molecules.
More than ten years after it was first discovered, the stomach cancer associated protein SAP-1 has been linked to protecting the gut against inflammation.
Using DNA sequencing and quantitative methods to study gene expression, scientists have identified the chemosensory proteins involved in communication between ants.
Using computer simulations, scientists have found that collision of satellites drove the formation of Saturn's F ring and shepherd satellites.
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