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Newly identified mutant plant can accumulate excessive amounts of starch

Scientists have identified a new mutant plant that accumulates excessive amounts of starch, which could help to boost crop yields and increase the productivity of plants grown for biofuels. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology looked for excessive starch accumulators in the model plant  Arabidopsis thaliana  that had been mutated using ...
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Gene sequence deletion linked to reduced fertility and increased milk production in dairy cattle

Newly published research by Aarhus University in Denmark reports on a gene sequence deletion in dairy cattle which was found to have a positive effect on milk yield but caused embryonic death in dairy cattle. The deleted gene sequence encompasses four genes, and the deletion is present in 13%, 23% and 32% in Danish, Swedish and Finnish Red Cattle, respectively. The researchers...
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Deletion of any single gene could provoke mutations elsewhere in genome

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the deletion of any single gene in yeast cells puts pressure on the organism’s genome to compensate, leading to a mutation in another gene. Their discovery, which is likely applicable to other organisms' genetics because of the way DNA is conserved across species, could have significant consequences for the way genetic analysis is done in other areas...
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