Study shows how a tiny and strange marine animal produces unlimited eggs and sperm over its lifetime
In a study published in the journal Science, collaborators at NHGRI, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience at the University of Florida, Augustine, reported that activation of the gene Tfap2 in adult stem cells in Hydractinia can turn those cells into germ cells in a cycle that can repeat endlessly.
… prabarna ganguly, ph.d. … nhgri-supported research of hydractinia could provide clues to human reproductive …
Dr. Andy Baxevanis is a senior scientist leading NHGRI's Computational Genomics Unit.
… effort to sequence a cnidarian species called hydractinia . what makes these simple organisms particularly …
Dr. Tyra Wolfsberg is the associate director of the Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
… efforts to use these methodologies in the context of the hydractinia genome project. her analysis of the mnemiopsis …