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Tail kinkiness varies among genetically identical littermates

Axin is a regulator of Wnt signaling, and a mutation in the axin gene can lead to cloned mice differing in the kinkiness of their tail, as shown in today’s Open Access File of the Day.     Fig. 1 of the feature Human Epigenome … Continue reading

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A snapshot of versatility

Wolbachia is one of the favourite model systems in evolutionary biology and theoretical biology, as it has such a wide range of effects on the hosts it resides in. When the first Wolbachia genome was published in 2004, the paper was … Continue reading

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How would you illustrate the difference between humans and chimps?

A paper in PLoS Biology came out in 2005 with the following abstract: Since the divergence of humans and chimpanzees about 5 million years ago, these species have undergone a remarkable evolution with drastic divergence in anatomy and cognitive abilities. … Continue reading

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Reuse increases discoverability – try an image search for “Sorghum”

When I recently did an image search, I was not surprised to see files from Wikimedia Commons pop up on top of the ca. 600k results, but noticed with pleasure that the first image originated from an Open Access source … Continue reading

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Alu elements in our genomes

Today’s Open Access File of the Day shows the chromosomes in a lymphocyte of a woman. Red marks DNA in general, green gene-rich regions therein that are known as Alu elements. Cropped from the composite Fig. 7 of the article Three-Dimensional Maps of All Chromosomes … Continue reading

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Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons: Quarter of Arthrobacter arilaitensis Re117 genome.png

Today’s Open Access File of the Day shows a quarter of the genome of a strain of the bacterium Arthrobacter arilaitensis. I mention the quarter because it is a derivation of the original depiction of the full genome. The file was published as … Continue reading

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