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  1. Content type: Research article

    Similar to other eukaryotes, splicing is emerging as an important process affecting development and stress tolerance in plants. Ski-interacting protein (SKIP), a splicing factor, is essential for circadian clo...

    Authors: Zhibo Cui, Aizi Tong, Yiqiong Huo, Zhiqiang Yan, Weiqi Yang, Xianli Yang and Xiao-Xue Wang

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:80

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    Members of the thioester-containing protein (TEP) family contribute to host defence in both insects and mammals. However, their role in the immune response of Drosophila is elusive. In this study, we address the ...

    Authors: Anna Dostálová, Samuel Rommelaere, Mickael Poidevin and Bruno Lemaitre

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:79

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  3. Content type: Review

    For a subset of genes in our genome a change in gene dosage, by duplication or deletion, causes a phenotypic effect. These dosage-sensitive genes may confer an advantage upon copy number change, but more typic...

    Authors: Alan M. Rice and Aoife McLysaght

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:78

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  4. Content type: Question and Answer

    Genomic evidence has demonstrated that humans and Neanderthals interbred. Today, the genomes of most individuals outside Africa contain 2–3% Neanderthal DNA. However, it is still hotly debated why the Neandert...

    Authors: Kelley Harris and Rasmus Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:73

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    Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) was a food staple among the ancient civilizations of Central and South America that has recently received increased attention due to the high nutritional value of the seeds, ...

    Authors: D. J. Lightfoot, D. E. Jarvis, T. Ramaraj, R. Lee, E. N. Jellen and P. J. Maughan

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:74

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    While methods for annotation of genes are increasingly reliable, the exact identification of translation initiation sites remains a challenging problem. Since the N-termini of proteins often contain regulatory...

    Authors: Adam Giess, Veronique Jonckheere, Elvis Ndah, Katarzyna Chyżyńska, Petra Van Damme and Eivind Valen

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:76

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    Polymorphic toxins (PTs) are multi-domain bacterial exotoxins belonging to distinct families that share common features in terms of domain organization. PTs are found in all major bacterial clades, including m...

    Authors: Anne Jamet, Marie Touchon, Bruno Ribeiro-Gonçalves, João André Carriço, Alain Charbit, Xavier Nassif, Mario Ramirez and Eduardo P. C. Rocha

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:75

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Disrupting sleep during development leads to lasting deficits in chordates and arthropods. To address lasting impacts of sleep deprivation in Caenorhabditis elegans, we established a nonlethal deprivation protoco...

    Authors: Jarred Sanders, Monika Scholz, Ilaria Merutka and David Biron

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:67

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The phylum Apicomplexa includes intracellular parasites causing immense global disease burden, the deadliest of them being the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which invades and replicates within ery...

    Authors: Sujaan Das, Leandro Lemgruber, Chwen L. Tay, Jake Baum and Markus Meissner

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:70

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  10. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: S. L. Pearce, D. F. Clarke, P. D. East, S. Elfekih, K. H. J. Gordon, L. S. Jermiin, A. McGaughran, J. G. Oakeshott, A. Papanicolaou, O. P. Perera, R. V. Rane, S. Richards, W. T. Tay, T. K. Walsh, A. Anderson, C. J. Anderson…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:69

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    The original article was published in BMC Biology 2017 15:63

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    Helicoverpa armigera and Helicoverpa zea are major caterpillar pests of Old and New World agriculture, respectively. Both, particularly H. armigera, are extremely polyphagous, and H. a...

    Authors: S. L. Pearce, D. F. Clarke, P. D. East, S. Elfekih, K. H. J. Gordon, L. S. Jermiin, A. McGaughran, J. G. Oakeshott, A. Papanikolaou, O. P. Perera, R. V. Rane, S. Richards, W. T. Tay, T. K. Walsh, A. Anderson, C. J. Anderson…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Biology 2017 15:69

  12. Content type: Research article

    The duplication of genes can occur through various mechanisms and is thought to make a major contribution to the evolutionary diversification of organisms. There is increasing evidence for a large-scale duplic...

    Authors: Evelyn E. Schwager, Prashant P. Sharma, Thomas Clarke, Daniel J. Leite, Torsten Wierschin, Matthias Pechmann, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Lauren Esposito, Jesper Bechsgaard, Trine Bilde, Alexandra D. Buffry, Hsu Chao, Huyen Dinh, HarshaVardhan Doddapaneni, Shannon Dugan, Cornelius Eibner…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:62

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Biological mineral formation (biomineralization) proceeds in specialized compartments often bounded by a lipid bilayer membrane. Currently, the role of membranes in biomineralization is hardly understood.

    Authors: Alexander Kotzsch, Philip Gröger, Damian Pawolski, Paul H. H. Bomans, Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk, Michael Schlierf and Nils Kröger

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:65

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    Transmembrane helices (TMHs) frequently occur amongst protein architectures as means for proteins to attach to or embed into biological membranes. Physical constraints such as the membrane’s hydrophobicity and...

    Authors: James Alexander Baker, Wing-Cheong Wong, Birgit Eisenhaber, Jim Warwicker and Frank Eisenhaber

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:66

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Biology 2017 15:72

  15. Content type: Research article

    In addition to DNA, gametes contribute epigenetic information in the form of histones and non-coding RNA. Epigenetic programs often respond to stressful environmental conditions and provide a heritable history...

    Authors: Wendy L. Johnston, Aldis Krizus, Arun K. Ramani, Wade Dunham, Ji Young Youn, Andrew G. Fraser, Anne-Claude Gingras and James W. Dennis

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:61

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  16. Content type: Review

    There is increasing evidence that all cells sense mechanical forces in order to perform their functions. In animals, mechanotransduction has been studied during the establishment of cell polarity, fate, and di...

    Authors: Olivier Hamant and Elizabeth S. Haswell

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:59

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  17. Content type: Question and Answer

    Individual neurons vary widely in terms of their gene expression, morphology, and electrophysiological properties. While many techniques exist to study single-cell variability along one or two of these dimensi...

    Authors: Cathryn R. Cadwell, Rickard Sandberg, Xiaolong Jiang and Andreas S. Tolias

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:58

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aggregation of the protein ɑ-synuclein (ɑS) underlies a range of increasingly common neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease. One widely explored therapeutic strategy for these conditions...

    Authors: Marija Iljina, Liu Hong, Mathew H. Horrocks, Marthe H. Ludtmann, Minee L. Choi, Craig D. Hughes, Francesco S. Ruggeri, Tim Guilliams, Alexander K. Buell, Ji-Eun Lee, Sonia Gandhi, Steven F. Lee, Clare E. Bryant, Michele Vendruscolo, Tuomas P. J. Knowles, Christopher M. Dobson…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:57

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