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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cyclic di-GMP differentially tunes a bacterial flagellar motor through a novel class of CheY-like regulators

    Jutta Nesper et al.
    Precise control of the bacterial flagellar motor determines bacterial cell dispersal and bacteria-surface interactions.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Shearing in flow environment promotes evolution of social behavior in microbial populations

    Gurdip Uppal, Dervis Can Vural
    Shearing in fluid flow induces or enhances budding dispersal in microbial populations, resulting in stronger cooperative behavior.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Semen amyloids participate in spermatozoa selection and clearance

    Nadia R Roan et al.
    Ex vivo characterization of the interaction of human sperm with semen factors reveals that semen amyloids, previously discovered due to their ability to enhance HIV infection, serve a physiological function by promoting disposal of the defective sperm.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gut bacteria are rarely shared by co-hospitalized premature infants, regardless of necrotizing enterocolitis development

    Tali Raveh-Sadka et al.
    Rapid yet comprehensive, genome-resolved analysis of fecal samples from premature infants reveals little overlap in strain composition of gut microbial communities, despite co-hospitalization, and suggests the existence of barriers to strain dispersal.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Release of cholesterol-rich particles from the macrophage plasma membrane during movement of filopodia and lamellipodia

    Xuchen Hu et al.
    Macrophages release 30-nm vesicular particles enriched in accessible cholesterol during cellular locomotion, a discovery that is likely relevant to cholesterol disposal by these cells.
    1. Developmental Biology
    Ciona intestinalis illustration

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: An organismal perspective on C. intestinalis development, origins and diversification

    Matthew J Kourakis, William C Smith
    The life cycle and morphology of the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis shed light on vertebrate evolution.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Multicellularity: From brief encounters to lifelong unions

    Bradley JSC Olson
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Population Genetics: Global clues to the nature of genomic mutations in humans

    Aylwyn Scally
    An analysis of worldwide human genetic variation reveals the footprints of ancient changes in genomic mutation processes.
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  1. Living Science: The truth is in the distribution

    Indira M Raman
    There may be as many ways to think about the experience of women in science as there are women in science.