researchers reporting on November 20 have found that, in places where the herb is harvested more, the plant has evolved to blend in better with the background, making them harder for people to find. As a result, the plant varies in color from brown or grey to green, depending on whether it lives in a place that is frequented by human collectors or not.
Recently, scientists from the Institute of Zoology and the Beijing Institute of Genomics have worked jointly and established the first single-cell transcriptomic atlas of human skin aging. Using the single-cell transcriptome sequencing technology, they drew a comprehensive aging roadmap of human skin at the single-cell resolution and identified the disturbance of growth-controlling transcription factors as a major feature of human skin aging.
In a recent study, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) have created the first map of global bee diversity. They mapped and modeled the known distribution of bees based on a uniquely comprehensive checklist collated from specimens, verified observations, and published records, and quantitatively compared this to occurrence data from five public databases.
In a recent study, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) provide the first evidence of a contagious pursuit deterrence signal in social insects. The Asian honey bee, Apis cerana, performed an I See You (ISY) signal that detered attacking hornets.
A research group led by Prof. DENG Hongyu from the Institute of Biophysics identified a host protein phosphatase PPM1G which negatively regulates STING- and MAVS-mediated innate immune responses, and showed that Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) hijacks PPM1G for immune evasion.
Recently, researchers led by Prof. LIU Chunming from the Institute of Botany found that DEAD-box RNA helicase 27 (RH27) plays critical roles in miRNA biogenesis, zygote activation, and stem cell homeostasis，a zygote-lethal mutant zyg4-1 was identified, and map-based cloning showed that the mutation was caused by a point mutation in the RH27 gene.
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