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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Host genetic selection for cold tolerance shapes microbiome composition and modulates its response to temperature

    Fotini Kokou et al.
    Microbiome and transcriptomic profiling of genetically selected tropical fish with high and low tolerance to cold exposure revealed host control over microbiome composition and response to temperature changes.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Flow environment and matrix structure interact to determine spatial competition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

    Carey D Nadell et al.
    The feedback between hydrodynamic flow conditions and biofilm spatial architecture drives competition in P. aeruginosa biofilms, and can explain variation in biofilm production observed among bacteria in natural environments.
    1. Neuroscience

    Similar GABAA receptor subunit composition in somatic and axon initial segment synapses of hippocampal pyramidal cells

    Katalin Kerti-Szigeti, Zoltan Nusser
    All perisomatic GABAergic synpases on hippocampal pyramidal cells have a similar GABAA receptor subunit composition.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    LXRs link metabolism to inflammation through Abca1-dependent regulation of membrane composition and TLR signaling

    Ayaka Ito et al.
    The cholesterol-sensing nuclear receptor LXR regulates inflammatory responses by altering the lipid composition of cell membranes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Altered potassium channel distribution and composition in myelinated axons suppresses hyperexcitability following injury

    Margarita Calvo et al.
    Type 1 potassium channels alter their composition and localisation to suppress hyper-excitability and neuropathic pain of injured sensory neurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Competition for synaptic building blocks shapes synaptic plasticity

    Jochen Triesch et al.
    Computational model reveals how the fast exchange of neurotransmitter receptors between synapses induces a competition leading to a transient form of heterosynaptic plasticity and shaping the induction of homosynaptic plasticity.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic architecture of natural variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition in Drosophila melanogaster

    Lauren M Dembeck et al.
    Genome wide association analyses in a wild-derived Drosophila melanogaster population uncover extensive variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition, which may present a target for natural selection and adaptive evolution.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Sperm competition: The need for speed

    Tom Pizzari
    A change in social status can quickly lead to a change in the quality of the seminal fluid produced by a male Chinook salmon as he responds to increased reproductive competition from higher-status males.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Wiring variations that enable and constrain neural computation in a sensory microcircuit

    William F Tobin et al.
    Systematic and coordinated variations in morphology and connectivity can structurally tune a microcircuit's computation but non-systematic variably also exists, imparting "connection noise" that potentially limits processing performance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Need-based prioritization of behavior

    C Joseph Burnett et al.
    A rich behavioral data set reveals the complex interactions and influence motivational systems have on one another, driving competition and optimal expression of behavior.