Tag: "turnip" at biology news
Unleashing GMO's into the environment
...ndicate that GM oilseed rape could affect its wild turnip
relatives. In one worst-case scenario, a population of turnips could increase hugely at the expense of other species if it took up an oilseed rape gene that boosts seed production, he says. The results could be used to help decide which GM plants...
Small protein helps special RNA make repairs
...us uses the repair principle of tmRNA. The mRNA of turnip
yellow mosaic virus (TYMV) carries a disguised tRNA at its terminus, which is very similar to the tRNAs of the host cell. A host ribosome 'thinks' that this is its own tRNA, draws the disguised tRNA in and starts to produce viral proteins. The virus ...