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Thu, 09/01/2022 - 2:17pm
Defying all expectations, a fern no larger than a dinner plate currently holds the title for highest chromosome count, with a whopping 720 pairs crammed into each of its nuclei. This penchant of ferns for hoarding DNA has stumped scientists, and the intractable size of their genomes has made it difficult to sequence, assemble and interpret them. Two new papers published in the journal Nature Plants are rewriting history with the first full-…
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:27am
In a new paper published in the journal Cell, genetics professor Kelly Dawe solves a long-sought mystery: Modern genetics is based on the idea that genes are passed on to progeny in a predictable fashion, as first described by 19th-century Austrian botanist Gregor Mendel. He determined that genes exist in pairs, and each one of the two has an equal chance of being transmitted to the next generation. However, in rare exceptions, chromosomes are…
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 4:48pm
  From Russia to Athens: A Holiday Tradition By Jessica Luton The semester is over on the UGA campus. But as we enter the holiday season, the Performing Arts Center continues its important work sharing culture with campus and the community.  The holiday ballet classic, “The Nutcracker,” comes to the Classic Center Dec. 21-22 thanks to the State Ballet Theatre of Russia.  With choreography still used today by Moscow’s famous Bolshoi Ballet, the…

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