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    1. Neuroscience

    A sleep state in Drosophila larvae required for neural stem cell proliferation

    Milan Szuperak et al.
    A role for sleep in developmental neurogenesis is revealed using a new system for studying sleep during nascent periods.
    1. Neuroscience

    C. elegans avoids toxin-producing Streptomyces using a seven transmembrane domain chemosensory receptor

    Alan Tran et al.
    Caenorhabditis elegans require a GPCR to recognize and rapidly escape from toxin-producing Streptomyces at their head or tail.
    1. Ecology

    Migration confers winter survival benefits in a partially migratory songbird

    Daniel Zúñiga et al.
    Testing of fitness-related benefits in migratory population of European blackbirds offers confirming predictions of theoretical models on the evolution and maintenance of migration.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Dissection of central clock function in Drosophila through cell-specific CRISPR-mediated clock gene disruption

    Rebecca Delventhal et al.
    Through novel, cell-specific CRISPR tools to disrupt molecular clock genes, it was revealed that circadian rhythms are coordinated through a network, rather than by the clock of 'master regulatory' neurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuroanatomy of a hydrothermal vent shrimp provides insights into the evolution of crustacean integrative brain centers

    Julia Machon et al.
    A neuroanatomical analysis of Rimicaris exoculata provides insights into these animal’s brain architecture to illustrate possible adaptations to the hydrothermal vent habitat with its extreme physicochemical conditions.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Automated analysis of long-term grooming behavior in Drosophila using a k-nearest neighbors classifier

    Bing Qiao et al.
    Drosophila grooming is driven by two internal programs.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Logics and properties of a genetic regulatory program that drives embryonic muscle development in an echinoderm

    Carmen Andrikou et al.
    A gene regulatory network model provides a simplified explanation of the molecular interactions that orchestrate muscle development in the sea urchin embryo.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Nuclear envelope protein MAN1 regulates clock through BMAL1

    Shu-Ting Lin et al.
    A protein within the nuclear membrane, MAN1, controls the expression of the circadian clock gene, BMAL1, in an example of cross-talk between two major gene regulatory pathways.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Single-amino acid variants reveal evolutionary processes that shape the biogeography of a global SAR11 subclade

    Tom O Delmont et al.
    An in-depth metagenomic analysis of possibly the most abundant and widespread microbial lineage in the surface ocean teases apart evolutionary processes that maintain its genomic heterogeneity and biogeography.
    1. Ecology

    Experimental evaluation of the importance of colonization history in early-life gut microbiota assembly

    Inés Martínez et al.
    Experiments in ex-germ-free mice establish a measurable effect of colonization history on gut microbiota assembly, illuminating a potential cause for the high levels of unexplained individuality in host-associated microbial communities.