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    1. Ecology

    Symbiosis: Algae and fungi move from the past to the future

    Paola Bonfante
    The ability of photosynthetic algae to enter the hyphae of a soil fungus could tell us more about the evolution of these species.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Gene Transfer: Adapting for life in the extreme

    Carolin M Kobras, Daniel Falush
    Red algae have adapted to extreme environments by acquiring genes from bacteria and archaea.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Behavioral Inheritance: When mothers leave their mark

    Raquel Barajas-Azpeleta, Kausik Si
    Progeny can inherit parental experiences through altered brain chemistry.
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  1. A paralyzed bee buried with a wasp egg

    Episode 59: June 2019

    In this episode, we hear about the emerging field of palaeoshellomics, wasp eggs that keep their food fresh, a monkey with a missing visual cortex, new biological methods inspired by astronomy and how to mix a family with a research career.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The untapped potential of medaka and its wild relatives

    Leon Hilgers, Julia Schwarzer
    Studies of medaka and other ricefishes in the wild could provide insights in fields such as evolutionary biology, development and cancer research.
  2. Scientist and Parent: The bereaved parent

    Edward Wallace
    The impacts of grief are long-lasting, but support from colleagues provides some relief.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Meta-Research: Centralized scientific communities are less likely to generate replicable results

    Valentin Danchev et al.
    Analysis of data on drug-gene interactions suggests that decentralized collaboration will increase the robustness of scientific findings in biomedical research.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Bacteria: How Legionella defend their turf

    Elisa D Hughes, Michele S Swanson
    Communities of bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease repel other bacteria by secreting an acid called HGA.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Mosquitos: The taste of water

    W Daniel Tracey
    Female mosquitos require a specific ion-channel protein to sense the presence of fresh water in which they can lay their eggs.
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