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  1. Breathing is a singularly robust behavior, yet this motor pattern is continuously modulated at slow and fast timescales to maintain blood-gas homeostasis, while intercalating orofacial behaviors. This function...

    Authors: Boris Gourévitch, Teresa Pitts, Kimberly Iceman, Mitchell Reed, Jun Cai, Tianci Chu, Wenxin Zeng, Consuelo Morgado-Valle and Nicholas Mellen
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:83

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Biology 2023 21:108

  2. Spiders comprise a hyperdiverse lineage of predators with venom systems, yet the origin of functionally novel spider venom glands remains unclear. Previous studies have hypothesized that spider venom glands or...

    Authors: Bingyue Zhu, Pengyu Jin, Yiming Zhang, Yunxiao Shen, Wei Wang and Shuqiang Li
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:82
  3. Within the genus Escherichia, several monophyletic clades other than the traditionally defined species have been identified. Of these, cryptic clade I (C-I) appears to represent a subspecies of E. coli, but due t...

    Authors: Miki Okuno, Yoko Arimizu, Seina Miyahara, Yuki Wakabayashi, Yasuhiro Gotoh, Shuji Yoshino, Tetsuya Harada, Kazuko Seto, Takeshi Yamamoto, Keiji Nakamura, Tetsuya Hayashi and Yoshitoshi Ogura
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:81
  4. Gene duplication is thought to be a central process in evolution to gain new functions. The factors that dictate gene retention following duplication as well paralog gene divergence in sequence, expression and...

    Authors: Evgeny Fraimovitch and Tzachi Hagai
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:80
  5. Baleen whales are a clade of gigantic and highly specialized marine mammals. Their genomes have been used to investigate their complex evolutionary history and to decipher the molecular mechanisms that allowed...

    Authors: Magnus Wolf, Konstantin Zapf, Deepak Kumar Gupta, Michael Hiller, Úlfur Árnason and Axel Janke
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:79
  6. Predation pressure and herbivory exert cascading effects on coral reef health and stability. However, the extent of these cascading effects can vary considerably across space and time. This variability is like...

    Authors: Cynthia B. Silveira, Antoni Luque, Andreas F. Haas, Ty N. F. Roach, Emma E. George, Ben Knowles, Mark Little, Christopher J. Sullivan, Natascha S. Varona, Linda Wegley Kelly, Russel Brainard, Forest Rohwer and Barbara Bailey
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:77
  7. Escherichia coli is an opportunistic pathogen which colonizes various host species. However, to what extent genetic lineages of E. coli are adapted or restricted to specific hosts and the genomic determinants of ...

    Authors: Sumeet K. Tiwari, Boas C. L. van der Putten, Thilo M. Fuchs, Trung N. Vinh, Martin Bootsma, Rik Oldenkamp, Roberto La Ragione, Sebastien Matamoros, Ngo T. Hoa, Christian Berens, Joy Leng, Julio Álvarez, Marta Ferrandis-Vila, Jenny M. Ritchie, Angelika Fruth, Stefan Schwarz…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:76
  8. Phylogenetic analyses of closely related species of mosquitoes are important for better understanding the evolution of traits contributing to transmission of vector-borne diseases. Six out of 41 dominant malar...

    Authors: Andrey A. Yurchenko, Anastasia N. Naumenko, Gleb N. Artemov, Dmitry A. Karagodin, James M. Hodge, Alena I. Velichevskaya, Alina A. Kokhanenko, Semen M. Bondarenko, Mohammad R. Abai, Maryam Kamali, Mikhail I. Gordeev, Anton V. Moskaev, Beniamino Caputo, Sargis A. Aghayan, Elina M. Baricheva, Vladimir N. Stegniy…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:63
  9. Angiogenesis plays important roles in physiological and pathologic conditions, but the mechanisms underlying this complex process often remain to be elucidated. In recent years, liquid–liquid phase separation ...

    Authors: Yongying Jiang, Gongyun Lei, Ting Lin, Nan Zhou, Jintao Wu, Zhou Wang, Yihui Fan, Hongzhuan Sheng and Renfang Mao
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:75
  10. Among the major challenges in next-generation sequencing experiments are exploratory data analysis, interpreting trends, identifying potential targets/candidates, and visualizing the results clearly and intuit...

    Authors: Guy Teichman, Dror Cohen, Or Ganon, Netta Dunsky, Shachar Shani, Hila Gingold and Oded Rechavi
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:74
  11. E3 ubiquitin ligases play critical roles in regulating cellular signaling pathways by inducing ubiquitylation of key components. RNF111/Arkadia is a RING E3 ubiquitin ligase that activates TGF-β signaling by i...

    Authors: Sadek Amhaz, Batiste Boëda, Mouna Chouchène, Sabrina Colasse, Florent Dingli, Damarys Loew, Julien Henri, Céline Prunier and Laurence Levy
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:73
  12. Bdelloid rotifers are micro-invertebrates distributed worldwide, from temperate latitudes to the most extreme areas of the planet like Antarctica or the Atacama Desert. They have colonized any habitat where li...

    Authors: Boris Hespeels, Diego Fontaneto, Valérie Cornet, Sébastien Penninckx, Jérémy Berthe, Lucie Bruneau, James W. Larrick, Eloïse Rapport, Jérémie Bailly, Nicolas Debortoli, Nataliia Iakovenko, Karel Janko, Anne-Catherine Heuskin, Stéphane Lucas, Bernard Hallet and Karine Van Doninck
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:72
  13. Collaborative efforts to directly replicate empirical studies in the medical and social sciences have revealed alarmingly low rates of replicability, a phenomenon dubbed the ‘replication crisis’. Poor replicab...

    Authors: Yefeng Yang, Alfredo Sánchez-Tójar, Rose E. O’Dea, Daniel W. A. Noble, Julia Koricheva, Michael D. Jennions, Timothy H. Parker, Malgorzata Lagisz and Shinichi Nakagawa
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:71
  14. Chronic stress can produce a severe negative impact on health not only in the exposed individuals but also in their offspring. Indeed, chronic stress may be contributing to the current worldwide scenario of in...

    Authors: David G. Valcarce, Marta F. Riesco, Leyre Cuesta-Martín, Anna Esteve-Codina, Juan Manuel Martínez-Vázquez and Vanesa Robles
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:70
  15. Pain is the primary reason people seek medical care, with chronic pain affecting ~ 20% of people in the USA. However, many existing analgesics are ineffective in treating chronic pain, while others (e.g., opio...

    Authors: Kali Esancy, Lais L. Conceicao, Andrew Curtright, Thanh Tran, Logan Condon, Bryce Lecamp and Ajay Dhaka
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:69

    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Biology 2023 21:131

  16. The accumulation of fatty acids in plants covers a wide range of functions in plant physiology and thereby affects adaptations and characteristics of species. As the famous woody oilseed crop, Acer truncatum accu...

    Authors: Qiuyue Ma, Yuxiao Wang, Shushun Li, Jing Wen, Lu Zhu, Kunyuan Yan, Yiming Du, Shuxian Li, Liping Yan, Zhijun Xie, Yunzhou Lyu, Fei Shen and Qianzhong Li
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:68
  17. Channel catfish and blue catfish are the most important aquacultured species in the USA. The species do not readily intermate naturally but F1 hybrids can be produced through artificial spawning. F1 hybrids produ...

    Authors: Geoffrey C. Waldbieser, Shikai Liu, Zihao Yuan, Caitlin E. Older, Dongya Gao, Chenyu Shi, Brian G. Bosworth, Ning Li, Lisui Bao, Mona A. Kirby, Yulin Jin, Monica L. Wood, Brian Scheffler, Sheron Simpson, Ramey C. Youngblood, Mary V. Duke…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:67
  18. Guanine crystals are organic biogenic crystals found in many organisms. Due to their exceptionally high refractive index, they contribute to structural color and are responsible for the reflective effect in th...

    Authors: María Elisa Pavan, Federico Movilla, Esteban E. Pavan, Florencia Di Salvo, Nancy I. López and M. Julia Pettinari
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:66
  19. The protozoan malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has a complex life cycle during which it needs to differentiate into multiple morphologically distinct life forms. A key process for transmission of the diseas...

    Authors: Myriam D. Jeninga, Jingyi Tang, Shamista A. Selvarajah, Alexander G. Maier, Michael F. Duffy and Michaela Petter
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:65
  20. Envelope stress responses (ESRs) are critical for adaptive resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to envelope-targeting antimicrobial agents. However, ESRs are poorly defined in a large number of well-known plan...

    Authors: Zhibin Liang, Qiqi Lin, Qingwei Wang, Luhao Huang, Huidi Liu, Zurong Shi, Zining Cui, Xiaofan Zhou, Yong-Gui Gao, Jianuan Zhou, Lian-Hui Zhang and Yizhen Deng
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:62
  21. An animal’s metabolic rate, or energetic expenditure, both impacts and is impacted by interactions with its environment. However, techniques for obtaining measurements of metabolic rate are invasive, logistica...

    Authors: Caroline L. Rzucidlo, Erin Curry and Michelle R. Shero
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:61
  22. With an increasing interest in the manipulation of methane produced from livestock cultivation, the microbiome of Australian marsupials provides a unique ecological and evolutionary comparison with ‘low-methan...

    Authors: James G. Volmer, Rochelle M. Soo, Paul N. Evans, Emily C. Hoedt, Ana L. Astorga Alsina, Benjamin J. Woodcroft, Gene W. Tyson, Philip Hugenholtz and Mark Morrison
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:59
  23. Theory suggests that the genetic architecture of traits under divergent natural selection influences how easily reproductive barriers evolve and are maintained between species. Divergently selected traits with...

    Authors: Marta Binaghi, Korinna Esfeld, Therese Mandel, Loreta B. Freitas, Marius Roesti and Cris Kuhlemeier
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:58
  24. Individual organisms may exhibit phenotypic plasticity when they acclimate to different conditions. Such plastic responses may facilitate or constrain the adaptation of their descendant populations to new envi...

    Authors: Hao-Chih Kuo, Cheng-Te Yao, Ben-Yang Liao, Meng-Pin Weng, Feng Dong, Yu-Cheng Hsu and Chih-Ming Hung
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:57
  25. Analysis of the relationship between chromosomal structural variation (synteny breaks) and 3D-chromatin architectural changes among closely related species has the potential to reveal causes and correlates bet...

    Authors: Xiaochong Li, Jinbin Wang, Yanan Yu, Guo Li, Jinpeng Wang, Changping Li, Zixian Zeng, Ning Li, Zhibin Zhang, Qianli Dong, Yiyang Yu, Xiaofei Wang, Tianya Wang, Corrinne E. Grover, Bin Wang, Bao Liu…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:56
  26. The reactivation of genetic programs from early development is a common mechanism for injury-induced organ regeneration. T-box 3 (TBX3) is a member of the T-box family of transcription factors previously shown...

    Authors: Michael Karl Melzer, Silvia Schirge, Johann Gout, Frank Arnold, Dharini Srinivasan, Ingo Burtscher, Chantal Allgöwer, Medhanie Mulaw, Friedemann Zengerling, Cagatay Günes, Heiko Lickert, Vincent M. Christoffels, Stefan Liebau, Martin Wagner, Thomas Seufferlein, Christian Bolenz…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:55
  27. Gut microbes play crucial roles in the development and health of their animal hosts. However, the evolutionary relationships of gut microbes with vertebrate hosts, and the consequences that arise for the ecolo...

    Authors: Fuyong Li, Xudong Li, Christopher C. Cheng, Dalimil Bujdoš, Stephanie Tollenaar, David J. Simpson, Guergana Tasseva, Maria Elisa Perez-Muñoz, Steven Frese, Michael G. Gänzle, Jens Walter and Jinshui Zheng
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:53
  28. Embryonic diapause (dormancy) is a state of temporary arrest of embryonic development that is triggered by unfavorable conditions and serves as an evolutionary strategy to ensure reproductive survival. Unlike ...

    Authors: Junxiao Ren, Zhengzheng Hu, Quanlin Li, Shuang Gu, Fangren Lan, Xiqiong Wang, Jianbo Li, Junying Li, Liwa Shao, Ning Yang and Congjiao Sun
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:52
  29. Bivalves have independently evolved a variety of symbiotic relationships with chemosynthetic bacteria. These relationships range from endo- to extracellular interactions, making them ideal for studies on symbi...

    Authors: Yang Guo, Lingfeng Meng, Minxiao Wang, Zhaoshan Zhong, Denghui Li, Yaolei Zhang, Hanbo Li, Huan Zhang, Inge Seim, Yuli Li, Aijun Jiang, Qianyue Ji, Xiaoshan Su, Jianwei Chen, Guangyi Fan, Chaolun Li…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:51
  30. Over the past decade, phylogenomics has greatly advanced our knowledge of angiosperm evolution. However, phylogenomic studies of large angiosperm families with complete species or genus-level sampling are stil...

    Authors: Gang Yao, Yu-Qu Zhang, Craig Barrett, Bine Xue, Sidonie Bellot, William J. Baker and Xue-Jun Ge
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:50
  31. Ovarian folliculogenesis is a tightly regulated process leading to the formation of functional oocytes and involving successive quality control mechanisms that monitor chromosomal DNA integrity and meiotic rec...

    Authors: Longjie Sun, Zheng Lv, Xuexue Chen, Chaofan Wang, Pengbo Lv, Lu Yan, Shuang Tian, Xiaomei Xie, Xiaohong Yao, Jingjing Liu, Zhao Wang, Haoshu Luo, Sheng Cui and Jiali Liu
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:49
  32. NorQ, a member of the MoxR-class of AAA+ ATPases, and NorD, a protein containing a Von Willebrand Factor Type A (VWA) domain, are essential for non-heme iron (FeB) cofactor insertion into cytochrome c-dependent n...

    Authors: Maximilian Kahle, Sofia Appelgren, Arne Elofsson, Marta Carroni and Pia Ädelroth
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:47
  33. Immune cells that infiltrate lesions are important for atherosclerosis progression and immunotherapies. This study was aimed at gaining important new insights into the heterogeneity of these cells by integrati...

    Authors: Jie Xiong, Zhaoyue Li, Hao Tang, Yuchen Duan, Xiaofang Ban, Ke Xu, Yutong Guo and Yingfeng Tu
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:46
  34. CRISPR-based screens are revolutionizing drug discovery as tools to identify genes whose ablation induces a phenotype of interest. For instance, CRISPR-Cas9 screening has been successfully used to identify nov...

    Authors: Byung-Sun Park, Heeju Jeon, Sung-Gil Chi and Tackhoon Kim
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:45
  35. Perceptual learning refers to an augmentation of an organism’s ability to respond to external stimuli, which has been described in most sensory modalities. Visual perceptual learning (VPL) is a manifestation o...

    Authors: Zhenni Wang, Shihao Lou, Xiao Ma, Hui Guo, Yan Liu, Wenjing Chen, Dating Lin and Yupeng Yang
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:44
  36. Undernourishment in utero has deleterious effects on the metabolism of offspring, but the mechanism of the transgenerational transmission of metabolic disorders is not well known. In the present study, we foun...

    Authors: Shou-Bin Tang, Ting-Ting Zhang, Shen Yin, Wei Shen, Shi-Ming Luo, Yong Zhao, Cui-Lian Zhang, Francesca Gioia Klinger, Qing-Yuan Sun and Zhao-Jia Ge
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:43
  37. Adaptation to high-altitude hypobaric hypoxia has been shown to require a set of physiological traits enabled by an associated set of genetic modifications, as well as transcriptome regulation. These lead to b...

    Authors: Huanping Guo, Lin Xia, Wei Wang, Wei Xu, Xipeng Shen, Xiao Wu, Tong He, Xuelin Jiang, Yinying Xu, Pan Zhao, Dongmei Tan, Xi Zhang and Yunfang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:39
  38. Although the extreme environmental adaptation of organisms is a hot topic in evolutionary biology, genetic adaptation to high-altitude environment remains poorly characterized in ectothermic animals. Squamates...

    Authors: Weiming Li, Juan Du, Lingyun Yang, Qiqi Liang, Mengyuan Yang, Xuming Zhou and Weiguo Du
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:40
  39. Formula-fed infants are at increased risk of infections. Due to the cross-talk between the mucosal systems of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, adding synbiotics (prebiotics and probiotics) to infan...

    Authors: Kotryna Simonyté Sjödin, Andreas Sjödin, Marek Ruszczyński, Mette Bach Kristensen, Olle Hernell, Hania Szajewska and Christina E. West
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:38
  40. Amaranthus L. is a diverse genus consisting of domesticated, weedy, and non-invasive species distributed around the world. Nine species are dioecious, of which Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson and Amaranthus tubercul...

    Authors: Damilola A. Raiyemo, Lucas K. Bobadilla and Patrick J. Tranel
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:37
  41. Cellular entry of SARS-CoV-2 has been shown to rely on angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors, whose expression in the testis is among the highest in the body. Additionally, the risk of mortality see...

    Authors: Guilherme M. J. Costa, Samyra M. S. N. Lacerda, André F. A. Figueiredo, Natália T. Wnuk, Marcos R. G. Brener, Lídia M. Andrade, Gabriel H. Campolina-Silva, Andrea Kauffmann-Zeh, Lucila G. G. Pacifico, Alice F. Versiani, Maísa M. Antunes, Fernanda R. Souza, Geovanni D. Cassali, André L. Caldeira-Brant, Hélio Chiarini-Garcia, Fernanda G. de Souza…
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:36
  42. Climate change is one of the main factors shaping the distribution and biodiversity of organisms, among others by greatly altering water availability, thus exposing species and ecosystems to harsh desiccation ...

    Authors: Vivien Horváth, Sara Guirao-Rico, Judit Salces-Ortiz, Gabriel E. Rech, Llewellyn Green, Eugenio Aprea, Mirco Rodeghiero, Gianfranco Anfora and Josefa González
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:35
  43. Authors: Shi Hao Lee, Chew Leng Lim, Wei Shen, Samuel Ming Xuan Tan, Amanda Rui En Woo, Yeannie H. Y. Yap, Caitlyn Ang Su Sian, Wilson Wen Bin Goh, Wei-Ping Yu, Li Li and Valerie C. L. Lin
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:34

    The original article was published in BMC Biology 2022 20:222

  44. Pruning that selectively eliminates unnecessary or incorrect neurites is required for proper wiring of the mature nervous system. During Drosophila metamorphosis, dendritic arbourization sensory neurons (ddaCs) a...

    Authors: Shufeng Bu, Samuel Song Yuan Lau, Wei Lin Yong, Heng Zhang, Sasinthiran Thiagarajan, Arash Bashirullah and Fengwei Yu
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:33
  45. Sex determination occurs across animal species, but most of our knowledge about its mechanisms comes from only a handful of bilaterian taxa. This limits our ability to infer the evolutionary history of sex det...

    Authors: Ruoxu Chen, Steven M. Sanders, Zhiwei Ma, Justin Paschall, E. Sally Chang, Brooke M. Riscoe, Christine E. Schnitzler, Andreas D. Baxevanis and Matthew L. Nicotra
    Citation: BMC Biology 2023 21:32
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