#genes2shape: Tubby - from obesity to drought tolerance

'Tubby' is a gene found in vertebrates and plants. But what's in a name?...
28 November 2013
Presented by Simon Bishop

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Arabidopsis - a model plant

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Recorded at the 2013 Genetics Society Autumn Meeting 'From Genes to Shape', Simon Bishop meets Marco Reitz, who works on the conserved gene 'Tubby'. So-called because mutant Tubby creates obese mice, the gene has a very different role in plants - salt and drought tolerance.

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