In Nature Plants: Prominent TADs in rice

Prominent topologically associated domains differentiate global chromatin packing in rice from Arabidopsis

Chang Liu, Ying-Juan Cheng, Jia-Wei Wang & Detlef Weigel

Nature Plants (2017)

The non-random three-dimensional organization of genomes is critical for many cellular processes. Recently, analyses of

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In Genome Biology: 3D genome of interspecific hybrids

Altered chromatin compaction & histone methylation in an interspecific Arabidopsis hybrid

Wangsheng Zhu et al., Genome Biology 2017 18:157,

Background: The merging of two diverged genomes can result in hybrid offspring that phenotypically differ greatly from both parents. In … Read the rest

2017 Campus Soccer Tournament

Two awesome WeigelWorld soccer teams participated in this year’s campus tournament.


The Elephants

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In Science: Ancient maize adaptation to temperate climate

Genomic estimation of complex traits reveals ancient maize adaptation to temperate North America

Swarts, K., Gutaker, R. M., Benz, B., Blake, M., Bukowski, R., Holland, J., Kruse-Peeples, M., Lepak, N., Prim, L., Romay, M. C., Ross-Ibarra, J., Sanchez-Gonzalez, J. d. … Read the rest