Protagonist Plants | Mangrove showing the root system

Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Photo: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Learning from Mother Nature | Apoptosis

Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek: ἀπόπτωσις, romanized: apóptōsis, lit. ’falling off’) is a form of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms and in some eukaryotic, single-celled microorganisms such as yeast. Biochemical events lead to characteristic cell changes (morphology) and death. These changes include blebbing, cell shrinkage, nuclear fragmentation, chromatin condensation, DNA fragmentation, and mRNA decay.… Continue reading Learning from Mother Nature | Apoptosis