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Hydrangea macrophylla is a flowering plant that changes color of the bloom in response to soil pH. Ferdoush et al. demonstrate a metaphorical mimicry of such a phenomenon at the level of gene activation, where the activator in budding yeast functionally alternates between coactivators, SAGA and NuA4, in response to inorganic phosphate in the growth medium to promote transcription of a high-affinity inorganic phosphate transporter gene, PHO84. Image courtesy of Arpan Roy. See Ferdoush et al. GENETICS 208: 191–205.

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Principal investigators on how COVID-19 is affecting their labs

As COVID-19 spreads across the world, members of the GSA community have had to face unprecedented challenges in their professional and personal lives. To stay connected during this socially distant time, GSA invites the scientists in our community to share how they are meeting these challenges, as well as their questions and worries.  If you […]

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Pits and CtBP Control Tissue Growth in Drosophila melanogaster with the Hippo Pathway Transcription Repressor Tgi [Developmental and Behavioral Genetics]

The Hippo pathway is an evolutionarily conserved signaling network that regulates organ size, cell fate, and tumorigenesis. In the context of organ size control, the pathway incorporates a large variety of cellular cues, such as cell polarity and adhesion, into an integrated transcriptional response. The central Hippo signaling effector is the transcriptional coactivator Yorkie, which controls gene expression in partnership with different transcription factors, most notably Scalloped. When it is not activated by Yorkie, Scalloped...

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by Vissers, J. H. A., Dent,...

A Genome-Wide Association Study To Understand the Effect of Fusarium verticillioides Infection on Seedlings of a Maize Diversity Panel

Fusarium verticillioides, which causes ear, kernel and stem rots, has been reported as the most prevalent species on maize worldwide. Kernel infection by F. verticillioides results in reduced seed yield and quality as well as fumonisin contamination, and may affect seedling traits like germination rate, entire plant seedling length and weight. Maize resistance to Fusarium is a quantitative and complex trait controlled by numerous genes with small effects. In the present work, a Genome Wide...

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by Stagnati, L., Rahjoo, V., Samayoa,...

Close-up view of a wild-type Junonia coenia wing eyespot pattern. Zhang et al. used CRISPR mutagenesis to interfere with the genetic machinery necessary for making melanin pigments in the colored scales of the butterfly wing. See Zhang et al.

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