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Call for papers: Epigenetics

We are welcoming submissions to our new Collection, "Epigenetic modifications and regulation"

Call for papers: Plant pathogens

Our new cross-journal collection, “Plants and their Pathogens”, is now open for submissions

To increase our engagement with the Editorial Board and community at large, we are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join us in a collaborative editorial initiative. Read more here. 

If you are interested, please complete the form here. Please note that we are unable to respond to all applications personally but will be in contact if your expertise meets the needs of the journal.

hCLARITY on human archive brains

The hCLARITY clearing approach enables high-resolution imaging of human brain tissue in three dimensions, and preserves hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases

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UV-based geographical adaptation in cotton

Cotton species differ in UV light absorbance and reflectance, and exhibit variations in floral anthocyanin biosynthesis to scavenge reactive ROS

Metabolic versatility of an abundant marine microeukaryote

 The genome of the flagellate Diplonema papillatum sheds light on evolution and physiology of the most species-rich group of known marine protists

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Sex-limited chromosomes and non-reproductive traits

Aivars Cīrulis, Bengt Hansson & Jessica K. Abbott 

Published on: 06 July 2022


X-ray computed tomography in life sciences
Shelley D. Rawson et al.
Published 27 February 2020

The merger that made us
Buzz Baum and David Baum
Published 24 June 2020

Protein assembly systems in natural and synthetic biology
Giulio Chiesa et al.
Published: 26 March 2020

Improving the usability and comprehensiveness of microbial databases​​​​​​​
Caitlin Loeffler et al.
Published: 07 April 2020

Focus: Plant Pathogens

The broad use of the Pm8 resistance gene in wheat resulted in hypermutation of the AvrPm8 gene in the powdery mildew pathogen
Lukas Kunz et al.
Published in BMC Biology 8 February 2023

Combined pangenomics and transcriptomics reveals core and redundant virulence processes in a rapidly evolving fungal plant pathogen
Hongxin Chen et al.
Published in BMC Biology 6 February 2023

The extrachromosomal circular DNAs of the rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae contain a wide variety of LTR retrotransposons, genes, and effectors
Pierre M. Joubert & Ksenia V. Krasileva
Published in BMC Biology 23 November 2022

The Venturia inaequalis effector repertoire is dominated by expanded families with predicted structural similarity, but unrelated sequence, to avirulence proteins from other plant-pathogenic fungi
Mercedes Rocafort et al.
Published in BMC Biology 3 November 2022

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Nature Communitites: Behind the Paper

We are now collaborating with Nature Communities, allowing authors to share experiences designing the study and collecting data by writing their own blog-style post on the paper. 

Read the latest Behind the Paper articles here:

Cones, sticks and croissants: Early cephalopod evolution
Alexander Pohle
Published Apr 14 2022

Tentacular team up: Deep partnerships between sea anemones and bacteria
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