The Genes that Drive Insect Diversity

News   Mar 13, 2017 | Original story from Nagoya University

 
The Genes that Drive Insect Diversity

Figure: (A) Comparison of the large adult male whole body phenotypes of GFP RNAi control animal (left) and dachshund RNAi animal (right). Control animal did not show any defect compare to wildtype animals, while dachshund RNAi showed defect phenotype in appendages including legs, antennae and mandibles. (B) Magnified image of mandibles of GFP RNAi control animal (left) and dachshund RNAi animal (right). RNAi of dachshund gene affected both of mandible size and shape. Credit: Hiroki Gotoh

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Potential Genetic Mechanism Behind Obesity Identified

News

New research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B -- carried by millions of Americans -- could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own.

READ MORE

CRISPR Delivery System Enables Deletion of Disease-causing Genes

News

MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice.

READ MORE

Attacking Telomeres Offers First Effective Glioblastoma Therapy

News

Blocking TRF1 – a telomere protector – interrupts tumour growth and increases survival in various mouse models of glioblastoma.

READ MORE

 

Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Genomics Research

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE