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10:10pm September 1, 2014
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3:41pm September 1, 2014
setoshi-zombie:

Artist: 服部ケースケ

setoshi-zombie:

Artist: 服部ケースケ

3:41pm September 1, 2014
3:24pm August 31, 2014
science-junkie:

Parasitic Plant Strangleweed Injects Host With Thousands Of Its Own Expressed Genes
Virginia Tech professor and Fralin Life Institute affiliate Jim Westwood has made a discovery about plant-to-plant communication: enormous amounts of genetic messages in the form of mRNA transcripts are transmitted from the parasitic plant Cuscuta (known more commonly as dodder and strangleweed) to its hosts.
Using Illumina next generation sequencing technologies to sequence the tissues of the host and an attached parasite, the team found that the number of genes that gets passed into the host depends on the identity of the host.  The tomato plant received 347 of the strangleweed’s mRNAs, whereas the Arabidopsis received an astonishing 9514 mRNAs.  When Arabidopsis plant receives this many mRNAs, the total genetic material of tissues in contact with the strangleweed is about 45% from the parasite.
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science-junkie:

Parasitic Plant Strangleweed Injects Host With Thousands Of Its Own Expressed Genes

Virginia Tech professor and Fralin Life Institute affiliate Jim Westwood has made a discovery about plant-to-plant communication: enormous amounts of genetic messages in the form of mRNA transcripts are transmitted from the parasitic plant Cuscuta (known more commonly as dodder and strangleweed) to its hosts.

Using Illumina next generation sequencing technologies to sequence the tissues of the host and an attached parasite, the team found that the number of genes that gets passed into the host depends on the identity of the host.  The tomato plant received 347 of the strangleweed’s mRNAs, whereas the Arabidopsis received an astonishing 9514 mRNAs.  When Arabidopsis plant receives this many mRNAs, the total genetic material of tissues in contact with the strangleweed is about 45% from the parasite.

Read more

3:24pm August 31, 2014

To be is to do - Socrates

To do is to be - Sartre

Do Be Do Be Do - Sinatra

— Kurt Vonnegut (via thatlitsite)
2:31pm August 31, 2014
scarylary:

Atropa Belladonna- “Deadly Nightshade”

Those beautiful black pearls…

scarylary:

Atropa Belladonna- “Deadly Nightshade”

Those beautiful black pearls…

1:36pm August 31, 2014

madmothmiko:

Tumblr User: drawkill

1:36pm August 31, 2014
10:48am August 31, 2014
10:55pm August 30, 2014
kite117:

And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your talking dog

kite117:

And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your talking dog

6:54pm August 30, 2014
7582:

Loose Leaf - Collingwood, Victoria

7582:

Loose Leaf - Collingwood, Victoria

4:47pm August 30, 2014
sadistichexmaniac:

Sadistic Hex Maniac was founded on October 29th 2013 and will continue to post until circumstances force me to stop.

sadistichexmaniac:

Sadistic Hex Maniac was founded on October 29th 2013 and will continue to post until circumstances force me to stop.
7:37pm August 29, 2014