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Call for Papers: Evolutionary Genomics

We are welcoming submissions of research and methodology articles covering genomic insights into evolution and vice versa, across all taxonomic levels and domains. 

Shifting food preferences in insect larvae

The molecular underpinnings of the foraging behavior and food preferences in the developing Lepidoptera larvae

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.

Classification of blowflies revisited

A phylogenomic analysis resolved blowfly classifications and described the evolution of their metallic color and carrion-feeding in maggots

The lifestyle of a Cambrian tube-dweller

The paleobiology of tube-dwelling worms in the Cambrian period is exemplified by the analysis of Selkirkia fossils

Long-term dynamics of the human oral microbiome

An investigation reveals the long-term dynamics and dysbiosis of the oral microbiome associated with the progression of periodontitis

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Impact of COVID-19 on early career scientists: an optimistic guide for the future

Christina M. Termini and David Traver

Published 30 July 2021


  1. Authors: Ingrid Škodová-Sveráková, Kristína Záhonová, Valéria Juricová, Maksym Danchenko, Martin Moos, Peter Baráth, Galina Prokopchuk, Anzhelika Butenko, Veronika Lukáčová, Lenka Kohútová, Barbora Bučková, Aleš Horák, Drahomíra Faktorová, Anton Horváth, Petr Šimek and Julius Lukeš

    Content type: Research article

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: Fertility

Read the latest papers on fertility across BMC flagship journals.

Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer
Melissa D. Tharmalingam et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 04 December 2020

Large-scale discovery of male reproductive tract-specific genes through analysis of RNA-seq datasets
Matthew Robertson et al.

Published in BMC Biology 19 August 2020

DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies
Florianne Vehmeijer​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 25 November 2020

The Tug1 lncRNA locus is essential for male fertility
Jordan Lewandowski​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 07 September 2020

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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:

Tentacular team up: Deep partnerships between sea anemones and bacteria
Shana Goffredi
Published Jan 18 2021

Who's a Bonehead? Novel Insights into Evolutionary History from Reptilian Skull Roof Structure
Roy Ebel
Published Nov 30 2020

Digging into the past of olive trees
Toni Gabaldón
Published Oct 26 2020

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