A team led by Dr. Yuki Nakamura, an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology recently discovered that a flowering inducer florigen binds diurnally (day/night)...



 

Flower development is one of the most dramatic events throughout the life cycle of seed plants. However, its temporal metabolic dynamics is still poorly understood because the flowers of model...



 

For a long time, prokaryotes were thought to lack cytoskeletal proteins. It was not until the beginning of this century that their importance and diversity in prokaryotes became widely appreciated...



 

Erh-Min Lai’s group at the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology discovers a novel post-translational regulatory mechanism that activates type VI secretion in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, an...



 

The reverse reaction of ubiquitylation is catalyzed by different classes of deubiquitylation enzymes (DUBs), including ovarian tumor domain (OTU)-containing DUBs; experiments using Homo...



 

Comparative genomics provided a powerful tool to identify genes that may explain the phenotypic differences among closely related species. In mosquito-associated Spiroplasma species, ...



 

In flowering plants, pollen is the highly reduced male gametophyte and generates a pollen tube delivering the male gametes, the sperms, to the egg and central cells within the female gametophyte...