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Scientists Identify Vaccine-Resistant Polio Strain

Before the wide introduction of polio vaccine invented by Jonas Salk in 1955, the average number of Poliomyelitis cases was 35,000 every year just in the United States. Thanks to many efforts dedicated to vaccination, 2013 saw only 416 recorded cases all over the world. Although the global eradication will […]

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Why Heterosis Gene Generate Higher Yield in Tomato?

Why Heterosis Gene Generate Higher Yield in Tomato?

Heterosis, also known as hybrid vigor, was first identified about a century ago and since then it has been widely used in plant breeding. However, the molecular mechanism behind this technology, especially the mechanism involving single or multiple genes still remains unclear. Recently, Zachary Lippman, a researcher at the Cold […]

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