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Global Plant Council recognizes GC report on chloroplast-nucleus interaction as one of 2015’s best

The Global Plant Council, an NGO representing over 50,000 plant and crop science experts on 5 continents, has recently published their 2015 Plant Science Round Up, selecting a paper by Professor Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar of the UC Davis Genome Center as one of

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GC collaboration with Italian group on artichoke genome bears fruit

A team of researchers led by Sergio Lanteri of the University of Torino in Italy and Richard Michelmore of the University of California, Davis, has sequenced the genome of Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, the globe artichoke, a diploid with 34

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Genome Center bioinformatics script finds new life in study of gene silencing in stone fruit

Recently, researchers from Kyoto and Iwate Universities in Japan published a report of successful induction of virus-induced gene silencing in trees of seven Prunus species: almond, Armenian and Japanese apricot, cherry, peach, and European and Japanese plum. In this technique,

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Genome Center metabolomics lab combines new, old technologies for red wine comparison

By now, there is a broad consensus that moderate consumption of red wine offers numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease. However, other studies indicate that red wine has no effect, is no more beneficial than

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Genome Center cancer lab and international collaborators clarify the importance of a rare genetic variant in thyroid cancer

First author Dr. Ruta Sahasrabudhe and last author Assistant Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona, along with colleagues from Colombia and England, have published a study showing no connection between a mutant version of a gene involved in blood clotting and familial non-medullary thyroid

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Your dog’s drool may contain more vitamin B12 than your own, says Genome Center microbiologist

Those of us who spend time with dogs may have noticed that their breath has a unique aroma, a trait which is thought to be related to the different bacteria that live between their jaws. A team including the Genome

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Time-lapse video of sunrise over GBSF building

Recorded by Keith Bradnam, October 2014.

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Davis researchers characterize gut consortia in young pigs with support from GC sequencing core

Recent advances in sequencing technology have enabled the identification of microbial species in the gut with great accuracy. Many of these studies have been conducted in mouse, but now researchers from the Department of Animal Science and the Department of

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Social Media Success: 4 of the top 100 life-sciences influencers on twitter work are Genome Center members

Avacta Life Sciences have compiled a leaderboard of the Top 100 Twitter Influencers Working in the Life Sciences. In the first published version of this list, it is noticeable that UC Davis is represented by 7 scientists, several of whom

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Genome Center researchers discover that hungry algae make different oils

In a paper published 15 Sep in PLOS ONE, Metabolomics Core director Professor Oliver Fiehn and colleagues describe how the single-celled algae Chlamydymonas reinhardtii modifies its lipid output in response to nutrient starvation. C. reinhardtii, a model organism for the production

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