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MARPLE: Real-Time Plant Disease Diagnostics

Diane Saunders and colleagues describe the development of a portable, genomics-based, point-of-care approach tailored to rapidly identify individual strains of fungal plant pathogens.

Functional Annotation of the Cattle Genome

George Liu, Cong-jun Li and colleagues provide a complete global landscape of regulatory elements in cattle and explore the dynamics of chromatin states in rumen cells induced by the rumen developmental regulator—butyrate.

A Molecular Signature of Sex, Age and Species

In their new paper, Rob Beynon and colleagues describe a new method for the rapid identification of the species, sex and maturity of animals based on the spectrometric analysis of their faeces.

The Visual System of a Model Crustacean

A comprehensive characterization of the visual system of the genetically tractable crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis by Michalis Averof, Ana Patricia Ramos and colleagues, reveals the organisation of a sensory system for low-resolution vision.

The Microbiome of a Soda Lake

Gerard Muyzer and colleagues identify the uncultured prokaryotes growing in a Siberian soda lake, and their adaptations to the hypersaline and alkaline extreme environment.

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Viral hijacking of cellular metabolism

Shivani K. Thaker, James Ch’ng & Heather R. Christofk

Published on: 18 July 2019


The golden death bacillus Chryseobacterium nematophagum is a novel matrix digesting pathogen of nematodes
Antony P. Page, Mark Roberts, Marie-Anne Félix, Derek Pickard, Andrew Page and William Weir
Published on: 28 February 2019

Ancient role of vasopressin/oxytocin-type neuropeptides as regulators of feeding revealed in an echinoderm
Esther A. Odekunle, Dean C. Semmens, Nataly Martynyuk, Ana B. Tinoco, Abdullah K. Garewal, Radhika R. Patel, Liisa M. Blowes, Meet Zandawala, Jérôme Delroisse, Susan E. Slade, James H. Scrivens, Michaela Egertová & Maurice R. Elphick 
Published on: 31 July 2019

Ontogenetic and phylogenetic simplification during white stripe evolution in clownfishes
Pauline Salis, Natacha Roux, Olivier Soulat, David Lecchini, Vincent Laudet and Bruno Frédérich
Published on: 5 September 2018

The impact of skin care products on skin chemistry and microbiome dynamics
Amina Bouslimani, Ricardo da Silva, Tomasz Kosciolek, Stefan Janssen, Chris Callewaert, Amnon Amir, Kathleen Dorrestein, Alexey V. Melnik, Livia S. Zaramela, Ji-Nu Kim, Gregory Humphrey, Tara Schwartz, Karenina Sanders, Caitriona Brennan, Tal Luzzatto-Knaan, Gail Ackermann, Daniel McDonald, Karsten Zengler, Rob Knight & Pieter C. Dorrestein
Published on: 12 June 2019

RNA processing errors triggered by cadmium and integrator complex disruption are signals for environmental stress
Cheng-Wei Wu, Keon Wimberly, Adele Pietras, William Dodd, M. Blake Atlas & Keith P. Choe 
Published on: 16 July 19

Synthetic Biology Goes Cell-Free
Aidan Tinafar, Katariina Jaenes & Keith Pardee
Pubished on: 8 August 2019

Viral hijacking of cellular metabolism​​​​​​​
Shivani K. Thaker, James Ch’ng & Heather R. Christofk
Published on: 18 July 2019

Multiple levels of the unknown in microbiome research
Andrew Maltez Thomas & Nicola Segata 
Published on: 12 June 2019

Mitochondrial DNA: the overlooked oncogenome?​​​​​​​
Payam A. Gammage & Christian Frezza 
Published on: 08 July 2019

Horizons in the evolution of aging
Thomas Flatt and Linda Partridge
Published on: 20 August 2018

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Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus attenuates behavioural deficits and immune changes in chronic social stress
Aadil Bharwani, M. Firoz Mian, Michael G. Surette, John Bienenstock & Paul Forsythe
Published in BMC Medicine 11th January 2017

Bile acid is a significant host factor shaping the gut microbiome of diet-induced obese mice
Xiaojiao Zheng, Fengjie Huang, Aihua Zhao, Sha Lei, Yunjing Zhang, Guoxiang Xie, Tianlu Chen, Chun Qu, Cynthia Rajani, Bing Dong, Defa Li & Wei Jia
Published in BMC Biology 14th December 2017

Distinct microbes, metabolites, and ecologies define the microbiome in deficient and proficient mismatch repair colorectal cancers
Vanessa L. Hale, Patricio Jeraldo, Jun Chen, Michael Mundy, Janet Yao, Sambhawa Priya, Gary Keeney, Kelly Lyke, Jason Ridlon, Bryan A. White, Amy J. French, Stephen N. Thibodeau, Christian Diener, Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio, Jaime Gransee, Tumpa Dutta, Xuan-Mai Petterson, Jaeyun Sung, Ran Blekhman, Lisa Boardman, David Larson, Heidi Nelson & Nicholas Chia
Published in Genome Medicine 31st October 2018

Isolation of novel gut bifidobacteria using a combination of metagenomic and cultivation approaches
Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Christian Milani, Sabrina Duranti, Giulia Alessandri, Francesca Turroni, Leonardo Mancabelli, Danilo Tatoni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Douwe van Sinderen & Marco Ventura
Published in Genome Biology 16th May 2019

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