HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – HudsonAlpha’s iCell is now fully available on the Windows 8 platform, potentially reaching an audience of more than 4 million Windows 8 users worldwide. The new Microsoft system features easier-to-open apps for tablets and PCs, making iCell easier to access on Windows 8 devices.
In recent years scientists have determined the genome sequence of many animals, but many gaps still exist in the animal evolutionary tree. Headway was recently made, however, and three branches representing spiralian animals have now been sequenced. HudsonAlpha faculty investigator Jane Grimwood, Ph.D., contributed to the multi-institute study that spirals in on animal evolution. The study is published in the journal Nature.
HudsonAlpha scientists among those examining tiny algae
HUNTSVILLE, Ala - When you think about walking through a tall meadow of grass, you likely envision peace and calm. But on a sunny day those grass blades are busy factories turning light into food energy through a complex mechanism of enzymes arranged in the photosynthetic pathway. Those grass cells can only act as factories because distant ancestors declared war on other cells and swallowed them whole, trapping and forcing them to work for the grass cell.