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Making Christmas trees under duress, or how cells regulate the production of ribosomal RNA

AoS. Making Christmas trees under duress

Some of the most enduring images for a molecular biologist are electron microscopy micrographs of the so-called “Christmas trees”, famously first observed by Oscar Miller from newt oocytes in 1969. These intriguing structures (Fig. 1A) capture the