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New research uncovers how hot fish change sex

Posted by on April 23rd, 2019

Press release from Development. You can also read the Research Highlight for this article. Researchers have identified the hormone that causes sex reversal of medaka fish growing in high temperatures. This study from the Instituto Tecnologico de Chascomus (INTECH) in Argentina is the first to report that the brain is involved in the masculinization of[…]

Surprise findings turn up the temperature on the study of vernalization

Posted by on February 15th, 2019

Press Release from the John Innes Centre (link) New evidence has emerged about the agriculturally important process of vernalization in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging weather fluctuations.     Vernalization is the process by which plants require prolonged exposure to cold temperature before they transition from the vegetative state to[…]

Vitamin D: Integrating Environmental Cues into the Developmental Program

Posted by on January 17th, 2019

By Amie L. T. Romney and Jason E. Podrabsky from the Podrabsky Lab at The Center for Life in Extreme Environments at Portland State University     Environmentally-induced developmental plasticity provides an opportunity to explore one of the grand challenges of modern biology – identifying mechanisms that link genotype to phenotype. The annual killifish, Austrofundulus[…]