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  1. Content type: Research article

    Population genetics predicts that tight linkage between new and/or pre-existing beneficial and deleterious alleles should decrease the efficiency of natural selection in finite populations. By decoupling benef...

    Authors: Dau Dayal Aggarwal, Eugenia Rashkovetsky, Pawel Michalak, Irit Cohen, Yefim Ronin, Dan Zhou, Gabriel G. Haddad and Abraham B. Korol

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:101

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    Force generation and the material properties of cells and tissues are central to morphogenesis but remain difficult to measure in vivo. Insight is often limited to the ratios of mechanical properties obtained ...

    Authors: Pedro F. Machado, Julia Duque, Jocelyn Étienne, Alfonso Martinez-Arias, Guy B. Blanchard and Nicole Gorfinkiel

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:98

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    New Caledonian crows use a range of foraging tools, and are the only non-human species known to craft hooks. Based on a small number of observations, their manufacture of hooked stick tools has previously been...

    Authors: Barbara C. Klump, Shoko Sugasawa, James J. H. St Clair and Christian Rutz

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:97

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    During cell-cycle progression, substrates of a single master regulatory enzyme can be modified in a specific order. Here, we used experimental and computational approaches to dissect the quantitative mechanism...

    Authors: Dan Lu, Juliet R. Girard, Weihan Li, Arda Mizrak and David O. Morgan

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:96

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    Tissue networks such as the vascular networks of plant and animal organs transport signals and nutrients in most multicellular organisms. The transport function of tissue networks depends on topological featur...

    Authors: Carla Verna, Megan G. Sawchuk, Nguyen Manh Linh and Enrico Scarpella

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:94

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    The rapidly growing metagenomic databases provide increasing opportunities for computational discovery of new groups of organisms. Identification of new viruses is particularly straightforward given the compar...

    Authors: Natalya Yutin, Sofiya Shevchenko, Vladimir Kapitonov, Mart Krupovic and Eugene V. Koonin

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:95

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Complement is a large protein network in plasma that is crucial for human immune defenses and a major cause of aberrant inflammatory reactions. The C5 convertase is a multi-molecular protease complex that cata...

    Authors: Evelien T. M. Berends, Ronald D. Gorham Jr, Maartje Ruyken, Jasper A. Soppe, Hatice Orhan, Piet C. Aerts, Carla J. C. de Haas, Piet Gros and Suzan H. M. Rooijakkers

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:93

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  8. Content type: Comment

    Oat plants grown at an agricultural research facility produce higher yields in Field 1 than in Field 2, under well fertilised conditions and with similar weather exposure; all oat plants in both fields are hea...

    Authors: Emma Saxon

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:91

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    Although prevalent in prokaryotes, horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is rarer in multicellular eukaryotes. Bdelloid rotifers are microscopic animals that contain a higher proportion of horizontally transferred, n...

    Authors: Isobel Eyres, Chiara Boschetti, Alastair Crisp, Thomas P. Smith, Diego Fontaneto, Alan Tunnacliffe and Timothy G. Barraclough

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:90

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    Ejaculates contain a diverse mixture of sperm and seminal fluid proteins, the combination of which is crucial to male reproductive success under competitive conditions. Males should therefore tailor the produc...

    Authors: Steven A. Ramm, Dominic A. Edward, Amy J. Claydon, Dean E. Hammond, Philip Brownridge, Jane L. Hurst, Robert J. Beynon and Paula Stockley

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:87

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  11. Content type: Comment

    Oat plants grown at an agricultural research facility produce higher yields in Field 1 than in Field 2, under well fertilised conditions and with similar weather exposure; all oat plants in both fields are hea...

    Authors: Emma Saxon

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:86

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    How a potentially diverse population of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) differentiates and proliferates to supply more than 1011 mature blood cells every day in humans remains a key biological question. We invest...

    Authors: Sidhartha Goyal, Sanggu Kim, Irvin SY Chen and Tom Chou

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:85

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    The pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum is an agriculturally important pest of leguminous plants including peas and broad beans. The widespread use of chemical pesticides impacts heavily on the environment, and increas...

    Authors: Emma Saxon

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:83

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    Some yeasts have evolved a methylotrophic lifestyle enabling them to utilize the single carbon compound methanol as a carbon and energy source. Among them, Pichia pastoris (syn. Komagataella sp.) is frequently us...

    Authors: Hannes Rußmayer, Markus Buchetics, Clemens Gruber, Minoska Valli, Karlheinz Grillitsch, Gerda Modarres, Raffaele Guerrasio, Kristaps Klavins, Stefan Neubauer, Hedda Drexler, Matthias Steiger, Christina Troyer, Ali Al Chalabi, Guido Krebiehl, Denise Sonntag, Günther Zellnig…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:80

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    A genome-wide association study (GWAS) is the foremost strategy used for finding genes that control human diseases and agriculturally important traits, but it often reports false positives. In contrast, its co...

    Authors: Chunhui Li, Yongxiang Li, Peter J. Bradbury, Xun Wu, Yunsu Shi, Yanchun Song, Dengfeng Zhang, Eli Rodgers-Melnick, Edward S. Buckler, Zhiwu Zhang, Yu Li and Tianyu Wang

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:78

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