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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    Seasonal shift in timing of vernalization as an adaptation to extreme winter

    Susan Duncan et al.
    An adaptation to extreme winter has involved a shift to autumn temperature monitoring.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Long-distance communication by specialized cellular projections during pigment pattern development and evolution

    Dae Seok Eom et al.
    Cells of the xanthophore lineage form projections that allow them to communicate with other pigment cells during adult pigment pattern formation in zebrafish, but not in the closely-related pearl danio.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    ErbB expressing Schwann cells control lateral line progenitor cells via non-cell-autonomous regulation of Wnt/β-catenin

    Mark E Lush, Tatjana Piotrowski
    Schwann cell induced quiescence of mechanosensory progenitor cells is mediated by inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin signaling.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Single-molecule tracking of the transcription cycle by sub-second RNA detection

    Zhengjian Zhang et al.
    A new technique called fastFISH enables nearly real-time and stoichiometric detection of nascent RNA and the tracking of individual stages of transcription at the level of single-molecules.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure-based analysis of CysZ-mediated cellular uptake of sulfate

    Zahra Assur Sanghai et al.
    Structures of CysZ show a antiparallel membrane protein with an unanticipated fold and together with functional characterization provide insight into a bacterial sulfate translocating system.
    1. Neuroscience

    Oxytocin signaling in the medial amygdala is required for sex discrimination of social cues

    Shenqin Yao et al.
    Oxytocin signaling plays a critical role in a molecularly defined neuronal population of the Medial Amygdala to modulate the behavioral and physiological responses of male mice to females on a moment-to-moment basis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    The interplay of stiffness and force anisotropies drives embryo elongation

    Thanh Thi Kim Vuong-Brender et al.
    Elongation of C. elegans embryos requires stiffness and force to be specifically oriented in a coordinated manner in different cells.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Spontaneous mutations and the origin and maintenance of quantitative genetic variation

    Wen Huang et al.
    Whole genome DNA sequence analysis, genome wide gene expression and complex organismal phenotypes in Drosophila mutation accumulation lines provide a robust estimate of the spontaneous mutation rate and mutational effects.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Cancer Biology

    Origins and functional consequences of somatic mitochondrial DNA mutations in human cancer

    Young Seok Ju et al.
    Identifying 1,907 mitochondrial somatic mutations from 1,675 tumor tissues provides new insights into the causes and effects of the mitochondrial genome mutations found in human cancers.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Loss of the multifunctional RNA-binding protein RBM47 as a source of selectable metastatic traits in breast cancer

    Sakari Vanharanta et al.
    Inactivation of a multifunctional RNA-binding protein can lead to the acquisition of pro-metastatic phenotypes, possibly by stabilizing large-scale transcriptomic changes that provide a selective advantage during cancer progression.