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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Integrative neuromechanics of crawling in D. melanogaster larvae

    Cengiz Pehlevan et al.
    An integrative model of coordinated crawling in fruit fly maggots links neuromuscular dynamics to body-substrate mechanics in the presence of proprioceptive feedback.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Stochastic variation in the initial phase of bacterial infection predicts the probability of survival in D. melanogaster

    David Duneau et al.
    An analysis of within-host bacterial proliferation reveals that minor "stochastic" variation in the ability of the innate immune response to control bacterial growth early on can result in either survival or death of the host.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    MOF-associated complexes ensure stem cell identity and Xist repression

    Tomasz Chelmicki et al.
    Two complexes that contain the histone acetyl transferase MOF engage in a two-pronged approach to ensure the repression of X inactivation in mouse embryonic stem cells.
    1. Ecology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The secret lives of Drosophila flies

    Therese Ann Markow
    After decades of intensive research, D. melanogaster and its relatives could provide important tools for investigating future biological questions about human health and environmental change, but only if we better understand their natural history.
  1. Research: Publication bias and the canonization of false facts

    Silas Boye Nissen et al.
    Publication bias, in which positive results are preferentially reported by authors and published by journals, can restrict the visibility of evidence against false claims and allow such claims to be canonized inappropriately as facts.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cystic Kidney Disease: Planarian ‘kidneys’ go with the flow

    Melanie Issigonis, Phillip A Newmark
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Pheromones: The taste of togetherness

    Jonathan Trevorrow Clark, Anandasankar Ray
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: New opportunities at the wild frontier

    Jane Alfred, Ian T Baldwin
    A better understanding of the natural history of model organisms will increase their value as model systems and also keep them at the forefront of research.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The fascinating and secret wild life of the budding yeast S. cerevisiae

    Gianni Liti
    The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has informed our understanding of molecular biology and genetics for decades, and learning more about its natural history could fuel a new era of functional and evolutionary studies of this classic model organism.

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