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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Structural basis for the assembly of the mitotic motor Kinesin-5 into bipolar tetramers

    Jessica E Scholey et al.
    The Bipolar Assembly domain of kinesin-5 comprises an anti-parallel four-helix bundle, which explains how kinesin-5 subunits assemble into bipolar tetramers with two motile ends that transmit forces while crosslinking and sliding adjacent microtubules during mitosis.
    1. Cell Biology

    Kinesin-6 regulates cell-size-dependent spindle elongation velocity to keep mitosis duration constant in fission yeast

    Lara Katharina Krüger et al.
    The scaling of spindle elongation velocity with cell size is regulated by the amounts of Kinesin-6 molecules and the number of binding sites for the motor to the mitotic spindle.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Motor Proteins: A surprising twist

    Nikta Fakhri, Christoph F Schmidt
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    The genomic landscape of meiotic crossovers and gene conversions in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Erik Wijnker et al.
    A comprehensive and genome-wide description of the genomic make-up and frequency of meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals regional preferences, including nucleosome-free regions, and two associated recombination motifs.
    1. Plant Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Genetic, evolutionary and plant breeding insights from the domestication of maize

    Sarah Hake, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra
    Comparing maize to its wild ancestor teosinte advances our understanding of how it and other cereal crops evolved, and also identifies the genetic variation that can contribute to important agricultural traits.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Mitosis: Checkpoint proteins come under scrutiny

    Maria Mora-Santos, Jonathan BA Millar
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    1. Cell Biology

    Cell Division: How centrioles acquire the ability to reproduce

    Midori Ohta et al.
    A protein called SAS-7 is required for daughter centrioles to become mothers in C. elegans.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Ecology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: From molecular manipulation of domesticated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to survival in nature

    Severin Sasso et al.
    Dubbed the 'green yeast', the model alga C. reinhardtii has profoundly advanced many areas of biology, but much remains to be learnt about its life in the wild.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Insights into mammalian biology from the wild house mouse Mus musculus

    Megan Phifer-Rixey, Michael W Nachman
    Studies of the house mouse Mus musculus have provided important insights into mammalian biology, and efforts to study wild house mice and to create new inbred strains from wild populations have the potential to increase its usefulness as a model system.

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