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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Metazoan evolution of glutamate receptors reveals unreported phylogenetic groups and divergent lineage-specific events

    David Ramos-Vicente et al.
    The animal phylogeny of glutamate receptors indicates that vertebrate types do not account for all receptor classes originated during evolution, neither are they the pinnacle of a linear evolutive process.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Integration of light and metabolic signals for stem cell activation at the shoot apical meristem

    Anne Pfeiffer et al.
    TOR kinase guides the transition of plant stem cells from the dormant embryonic state to the active adult state by integrating light and metabolic signals.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary expansion of apical extracellular matrix is required for the elongation of cells in a novel structure

    Sarah Jacquelyn Smith et al.
    A new morphological structure evolved through extreme changes in cell height requires novel connections to an extracellular matrix network, which predates the origin of structure.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Cell size sensing in animal cells coordinates anabolic growth rates and cell cycle progression to maintain cell size uniformity

    Miriam Bracha Ginzberg et al.
    Cells employ two strategies, adjusting both their cell cycle lengths and their growth rates in a size-dependent manner, to correct aberrations in cell size.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Measuring ligand-cell surface receptor affinities with axial line-scanning fluorescence correlation spectroscopy

    Antonia Franziska Eckert et al.
    A robust fluorescence microscopy-based data acquisition and analysis framework affords the precise measurement of cell surface receptor affinities toward their cognate ligands and their densities in live cells/tissues.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Segmentation of the zebrafish axial skeleton relies on notochord sheath cells and not on the segmentation clock

    Laura Lleras Forero et al.
    In contrast to amniotes, zebrafish (ray-finned fish, teleost) centra are formed from specialised notochord sheath cells, and the segmental patterning of these cells is independent of the segmentation clock.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Theoretical tool bridging cell polarities with development of robust morphologies

    Silas Boye Nissen et al.
    Biological shapes and morphological transitions can emerge from combining directed interactions between cells with apical-basal and planar cell polarity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Radially patterned cell behaviours during tube budding from an epithelium

    Yara E Sanchez-Corrales et al.
    Quantitative analysis in quasi-3D reveals apically driven cell behaviours that are closely coordinated across the tissue to allow ordered tube invagination through a focal point.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Dlk1-Dio3 locus-derived lncRNAs perpetuate postmitotic motor neuron cell fate and subtype identity

    Ya-Ping Yen et al.
    LncRNAs are important to stabilize postmitotic cell fate of spinal motor neurons.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Inter-dependent apical microtubule and actin dynamics orchestrate centrosome retention and neuronal delamination

    Ioannis Kasioulis et al.
    Microtubules are nucleated by the centrosome of the primary cilium in the apical end-foot of neuroepithelial cells and inter-dependent microtubule and actin dynamics are required here to orchestrate delamination of newborn neurons.