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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A plant-like mechanism coupling m6A reading to polyadenylation safeguards transcriptome integrity and developmental gene partitioning in Toxoplasma

    Dayana C Farhat et al.
    The epitranscriptomic-driven mRNA polyadenylation pathway protects transcriptome integrity by restricting transcriptional read-throughs and RNA chimera formation in apicomplexan parasites and plants.
    1. Ecology

    An octopamine receptor confers selective toxicity of amitraz on honeybees and Varroa mites

    Lei Guo et al.
    The structural and pharmacological difference of the invertebrate counterpart of β-adrenergic receptor confers selective toxicity of an insecticide on honeybees and their devastating parasite Varroa mites.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The GNU subunit of PNG kinase, the developmental regulator of mRNA translation, binds BIC-C to localize to RNP granules

    Emir E Avilés-Pagán et al.
    The Drosophila PNG kinase controls mRNA translation at the oocyte-to-embryo transition, and its GNU activating subunit is shown here to bind translational repressors and be a component of RNP granules.
    1. Neuroscience

    Spike frequency adaptation supports network computations on temporally dispersed information

    Darjan Salaj et al.
    Spike frequency adaptation provides spiking neural networks with long short-term memory.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Living with relatives offsets the harm caused by pathogens in natural populations

    Hanna M Bensch et al.
    Experiments show that pathogens spread more easily among relatives causing increased mortality, but such costs are cancelled out by the benefits of living with kin when pathogens are rare.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Chondrocytes in the resting zone of the growth plate are maintained in a Wnt-inhibitory environment

    Shawn A Hallett et al.
    Slow-cycling chondrocytes are maintained in a Wnt-inhibitory environment within the resting zone, unraveling a novel mechanism regulating maintenance and differentiation of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP)-expressing skeletal stem cells of the postnatal growth plate.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    HOXA9 promotes MYC-mediated leukemogenesis by maintaining gene expression for multiple anti-apoptotic pathways

    Ryo Miyamoto et al.
    HOXA9 is a transcriptional maintenance factor for anti-apoptotic genes that accelerate MYC-driven leukemia.