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Stimulation of the Venus flytrap by touch triggers electrical signals and calcium waves. The calcium signature is decoded; this causes the trap to shut quickly. The DYSC mutant has lost the ability to read and decode the calcium signature correctly.

Mutant with Counting Disability

Bumblebees foraging on flowers

Flower Patterns Make Bumblebees More Efficient

New Collaborative Research Centre for JMU and the Biocenter

MYC proteins are coloured green in this figure. In normally growing cells, they are homogeneously distributed in the cell nucleus (left). In diverse stress situations, as they occur in cancer cells, they rearrange themselves, form sphere-like structures and thus surround particularly vulnerable sections of the genome.

Protein Spheres Protect the Genome of Cancer Cells