Gene Transfer is the insertion of genetic material into a cell.
Plants, algae and some bacteria are able to perform photosynthesis, which is the process of transforming sunlight energy into sugar.
According to a new study, grass crops can bend the laws of evolution by borrowing genes from their neighboring species, thus gaining a competitive benefit.
For almost a century, advances in human healthcare have largely relied on the efficiency through which bacterial diseases can be treated.
An international team of scientists has determined how harmless E.coli gut bacteria in chickens can easily pick up the genes required to evolve to cause a life-threatening infection.
On January 22 in Current Biology, a team of Harvard-led researchers presented the most complete genome yet assembled of one of the major Rafflesiaceae lineages, Sapria himalayana.
Scientists have deigned a new method to inhibit a toxicity observed in the sensory neurons of DRG following gene therapy to treat neurological diseases.
Dr. Aimee Murray speaks to AZoLifeSciences about her latest research that looks at a way of reducing antibiotic resistance build-up in waterways.
All life is subject to evolution in the form of mutations that change the DNA sequence of an organism's offspring, after which natural selection allows the 'fittest' mutants to survive and pass on their genes to future generations.
One could say that mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles inside every human cell, dance to their own beat.
In an individual’s own gut and in marine environments, bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, play an important role in the regulation of microbiome.
Professor Sam Sheppard speaks to AZoLifeSciences about his research on intensive farming and how it could increase the risk of epidemics.
Researchers have been able to identify and track the exchange of genes among bacteria that allow them to become resistant to drugs, according to a new study published today in eLife.