Extensive computations and structural illumination (SIM) super-resolution microscopy reveal plant secrets

Published: 2017-02-13


Using extensive and novel computational approaches, molecular biology experiments, and structural illumination (SIM) super-resolution microscopy, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology/SciLifeLab and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has shown that the development of stamens in Arabidopsis thaliana is coordinated by several genes close to each other in the plant chromosome. According to the findings it seems that regulation of gene activity is dependent on stuctural changes in the cell chromatine. The study was led by Olof Emanuelsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology/SciLifeLab and Jens Sundström, SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and published in Nucleic Acids Research. 

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