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The quail as an avian model system

Katrina Morris and colleagues present the genome of the quail and characterize a number of its features, showcasing quail as a model of choice for studying infectious and immune responses, as well as social behaviors.

A global pangenome of a wheat pathogen

Daniel Croll and colleagues present a reference-quality pangenome of the wheat fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici, characterizing the conservation of genomic sequences, variation at loci relevant for pathogenicity, and the contribution of transposone content across 19 worldwide isolates.

The ancestry of domestic chickens

Raman Akinyanju Lawal and Oliver Hanotte unravel the origin of genetic diversity in the domestic chicken via a whole-genome analysis of village chickens from geographically distinct regions and the wild junglefowl ancestral species.

Autophagy and RNA editing

Liam Keegan and Mary O’Connell demonstrate that altering flows of membranes and proteins through Tor-regulated autophagy compensates for synaptic deficits occurring upon suppression of RNA editing in the brain.

The makings of an invader

Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser and colleagues present the genome of the invasive round goby, and identify genomic features that may make it a successful colonizer.

A bright new look at proteins

Natalie Elia and colleagues present a powerful, easy-to-implement tool for live-cell labeling of proteins with small, genetic code expansion-based fluorescent probes.

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Are we there yet? The long walk towards the development of efficient symbiotic associations between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and non-leguminous crops

Vânia C. S. Pankievicz, Thomas B. Irving, Lucas G. S. Maia & Jean-Michel Ané

Published on: 03 December 2019

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The microbiome of the upper respiratory tract in health and disease
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The human gut bacteria Christensenellaceae are widespread, heritable, and associated with health
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