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'Jumping genes' key to evolution, researchers reveal - Deccan Chronicle


Deccan Chronicle
Washington: Turns out, almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes, which are also known as transposons. Transposons is a DNA sequence that changes its position within a genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and ...
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How do jumping genes cause disease, drive evolution? - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes—also known as transposons. They jump around the genome in developing sperm and egg cells and are important to evolution. But their mobilization can also cause new mutations that lead to ...

Evolution of efflux pumps could yield important insights in fighting antibiotic resistance - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
"Antibiotic resistance is all about evolution; it's about proteins evolving functions to allow the bacteria to survive and to ensure bacterial evolutionary success," said Joanna Slusky, KU assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational ...

Bacterial Mutations: Luria and Delbruck Hit the Jackpot (1943)

Bethesda - United States

Article on the "fluctuation test" the researchers devised to study bacteria. From the National Health Museum.

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Salvador Luria
United States

Features his vita and a synopsis of his research.

Max Delbruck
United States

Features a biography, vita, portrait, references, and related links.

Tobi Delbruck
Switzerland

Research at the Institute for Neuroinformatics in Zurich, Switzerland centers on using neuromorphic design principles to make practical vision sensors.

Max Delbruck
United States

Features vita, synopsis of his work, and references.

The Tissue Nonspecific Alkaline Phosphatase Gene Mutations Database
France

Provide information about genetic variation of the alpl gene responsible for hypophosphatasia. Includes a downloadable list of genotypes and mutations .

Austria

Thesis abstract about restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) by Alexander Binder 1997.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1969: Max Delbrück, Alfred D. Hershey, and Salvador E. Luria
Sweden

Features biographies and their Nobel lectures.

Bacterial Identification
France

Service for the identification of bacteria and fungi sequences by sequence alignment.

Bacterial Motility
United States

Information on how bacteria move, with several videos from the Microbiology Video Library.

Bacterial Photosynthesis
United States

Information on autotrophic bacteria that use only inorganic nutrients, and heterotrophic bacteria that require an organic source of carbon, with videos from the Microbiology Video Library.