A team led by Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with domestic and overseas researchers, has unraveled the mystery of water-to-land transition of vertebrates by investigating the genomes of African lungfish, bichir, paddlefish, bowfin and alligator gar. They reported the findings in two studies both published in Cell.
Previous studies have suggested that emotional prospective memory (PM) cues may enhance PM performance, but few studies have examined whether these clinical populations can also acquire this enhancement effect. Dr. Raymond Chan's team from the Institute of Psychology and their collaborators from the Castle Peak Hospital and the University of Hong Kong have conducted a study to examine such an issue.
In field works during 2017–2020, the researchers collected some materials of unknown Rorippa plants. After conducting morphological characterization and phylogenetic analysis, they confirmed that the plant is new to science. They named it as Rorippa hengduanshanensis to reflect its geographic distribution, the Hengduan Mountains.
A research group led by Prof. WANG Yanling at the Institute of Zoology, in collaboration with Drs. WANG Chu and CHEN Xing from Peking University, has now made a major breakthrough about the regulation of trophoblast differentiation by post-translational protein modification through applying the quantitative O-GlcNAc proteomics in human trophoblasts.
In order to identify the key regulator of determining lateral organ size of legume plants, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted phenotypic and molecular studies on Medicago truncatula, a model legume plant.
In a study published in Limnology and Oceanography, the research group led by Prof. XIE Zhicai from the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that different dimensions of beta diversity were determined by distinct ecological processes and mechanisms.
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