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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A common 1.6 mb Y-chromosomal inversion predisposes to subsequent deletions and severe spermatogenic failure in humans

    Pille Hallast et al.
    In addition to its academic merits, characterizing the genetic determinants of male (in)fertility and identifying clinically actionable genetic variants can lead to improved diagnosis or even treatment of such conditions.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Investigation of Drosophila fruitless neurons that express Dpr/DIP cell adhesion molecules

    Savannah G Brovero et al.
    Analyses of fru P1 neurons that express dpr/DIP genes reveal roles for subsets of neurons in courtship, and the roles of Dpr/DIPs and the sex hierarchy in neuroanatomical sexual dimorphism.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Emergence and propagation of epistasis in metabolic networks

    Sergey Kryazhimskiy
    Mutations that affect a metabolic network generically exhibit epistasis, which propagates to higher level phenotypes, such as fitness, carrying some information about the network’s topology.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    3D in situ imaging of the female reproductive tract reveals molecular signatures of fertilizing spermatozoa in mice

    Lukas Ded et al.
    Fertilizing mouse spermatozoa, characterized by intact CatSper channels, lack of protein tyrosine phosphorylation, and reacted acrosomes, in the female reproductive tract provide molecular insight into sperm selection for successful fertilization.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Direct glia-to-neuron transdifferentiation gives rise to a pair of male-specific neurons that ensure nimble male mating

    Laura Molina-García et al.
    A novel developmental mechanism generates a previously undescribed pair of sex-specific proprioceptive neurons required for male-specific behaviour.
    1. Ecology
    2. Neuroscience

    BiteOscope, an open platform to study mosquito biting behavior

    Felix JH Hol et al.
    A new tool to visualize blood-feeding mosquitoes in high resolution and quantitatively characterize their behavior sheds light on contact-dependent sensing and blood-feeding dynamics of several medically relevant mosquito species.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Drosophila seminal sex peptide associates with rival as well as own sperm, providing SP function in polyandrous females

    Snigdha Misra, Mariana F Wolfner
    A seminal protein from a mating-male can bind sperm previously stored in his mate, providing direct benefits to the sperm from the prior male that mated with her.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    TMEM95 is a sperm membrane protein essential for mammalian fertilization

    Ismael Lamas-Toranzo et al.
    TMEM95, a protein localized to the sperm acrosome cap, is essential for fertilization.
    1. Developmental Biology

    A phenotypic screening platform utilising human spermatozoa identifies compounds with contraceptive activity

    Franz S Gruber et al.
    A high-throughput phenotypic human sperm screening platform was developed which allows for major drug discovery programmes for male contraception.
    1. Ecology

    Experimental investigation of ant traffic under crowded conditions

    Laure-Anne Poissonnier et al.
    Behavioral experiments reveal that ants, contrary to humans, avoid the formation of traffic jams at extreme density.

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