In October 2019, an unidentified epiphytic orchid was collected in the Mountain Masigit area, West Java, Indonesia and has subsequently been cultivated. Researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) and their collaborators confirmed it new to science.
Scientists revealed that the nucleotide binding protein Y-box binding protein 1 can promote the metastasis of liver cancer by regulating the biosynthesis of microRNA.
Prof. ZHANG Liang's group from the Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health (SINH) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the collaborators revealed the role of miR-24 and its mechanism in limiting the regenerative competence of hair follicle (HF) progenitors, enlightening a new therapeutic avenue for treating hair loss.
In a recent study, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) evaluated 18 leaf, stem, and root traits from 29 dominant liana species, and linked these to the light, water, and nutrient niche dimensions of the species in the 20-ha Xishuangbanna Forest Dynamics Plot in Yunnan Province, Southwest China.
The East African Flora and Taxonomy Research Group from the Wuhan Botanical Garden reported the complete chloroplast genome of C. fargesii and comparative analysis for the genome features of Clethra species with the closely related species in Ericales.
A research group from the Institute of Botany has shown that mRNA m6A methylation, considered as an mRNA "epitranscriptome", participates in the ripening control of climacteric fruit tomato.Recently, they demonstrated that m6A methylation regulates the ripening of strawberry, a classical non-climacteric fruit, by targeting abscisic acid pathway.
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