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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TAGC Keynote Speaker Snapshot: Keith Yamamoto

Get to know the TAGC 2020 Keynote Speakers through our interview series. Keith Yamamoto is Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy and Director of Precision Medicine at UCSF. After earning a PhD at Princeton, he came to UCSF in 1973. He served as chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology from 1994 […]

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Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics To Analyze Fruiting Body Development in Filamentous Ascomycetes [Genome and Systems Biology]

Many filamentous ascomycetes develop three-dimensional fruiting bodies for production and dispersal of sexual spores. Fruiting bodies are among the most complex structures differentiated by ascomycetes; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process are insufficiently understood. Previous comparative transcriptomics analyses of fruiting body development in different ascomycetes suggested that there might be a core set of genes that are transcriptionally regulated in a similar manner across species. Conserved patterns of gene expression can be indicative of...

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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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