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Ants are jam-free traffic champions

Whether they occur on the road to our holidays or the daily commute, traffic jams affect cars as well as pedestrians. Scientists at the Research Center on Animal Cognition (CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier) and the University of Arizona…
23rd October 2019
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P0 protein sacrificed by a virus

In plants, interference by RNA (or RNAi) is one of the major defence mechanisms against viruses. At the heart of this machinery, the Argonaute1 protein (AGO1) is the target of certain viral proteins called RNAi suppressors (VSR) such as the…
23rd October 2019
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Phytoplankton could be sea cyclists

An international team, including researchers from the Institut de mécanique des fluides de Toulouse (IMFT, CNRS/Toulouse INP/UT3 Paul Sabatier), the ETH University in Zurich and the University of Sheffield, has been working on quantifying why some micro-organisms swim as chains,…
22nd October 2019