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    1. Physics of Living Systems

    The biomechanical role of extra-axonemal structures in shaping the flagellar beat of Euglena gracilis

    Giancarlo Cicconofri et al.
    The 'spinning lasso' geometry of Euglena's beating flagellum is revealed, and a model based on the antagonistic forces exchanged by axoneme and paraflagellar rod is proposed to explain its emergence.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Quantitative modeling of the effect of antigen dosage on B-cell affinity distributions in maturating germinal centers

    Marco Molari et al.
    Detailed and inferred model reproduces B-cell affinity distributions measured in mice immunized according to various protocols and explains non-monotonous effects of antigen dosage on maturation.
    1. Ecology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Microbial consortia at steady supply

    Thibaud Taillefumier et al.
    In a consumer-resource model obeying the physical requirement of flux conservation, metabolic competition between microbes yields consortia of cell types that collectively resist invasion via optimal use of resources.
    1. Neuroscience

    Accelerating with FlyBrainLab the discovery of the functional logic of the Drosophila brain in the connectomic and synaptomic era

    Aurel A Lazar et al.
    FlyBrainLab is an open-source computing platform that integrates 3D exploration and visualization of diverse Drosophila connectomic/synaptomic datasets with interactive exploration of the functional logic of modeled executable brain circuits.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Automated deep-phenotyping of the vertebrate brain

    Amin Allalou et al.
    Automated whole-brain analysis of gene expression at cellular resolution detects previously overlooked phenotypes in mutants and reveals parallels between the forebrains of zebrafish and mammals.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Genomic architecture and evolutionary antagonism drive allelic expression bias in the social supergene of red fire ants

    Carlos Martinez-Ruiz et al.
    Analyses of allelic- and socially-biased gene expression reveal that suppressed recombination causes most of the expression differences in the social supergene, with only few differences due to socially antagonistic selection.
    1. Neuroscience

    Spatiotemporal dynamics of multi-vesicular release is determined by heterogeneity of release sites within central synapses

    Dario Maschi, Vitaly A Klyachko
    Release site heterogeneity represents a previously unknown level of structural and functional organization within individual active zones in central synapses, which determines the spatiotemporal dynamics of multi-vesicular release.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of limb development in cephalopod mollusks

    Oscar A Tarazona et al.
    Cuttlefish embryos reveal that cephalopod mollusks evolved specialized arms and tentacles by activating the same genetic circuits that control development of limbs in arthropods and vertebrates.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Local mechanical forces promote polarized junctional assembly and axis elongation in Drosophila

    Jessica C Yu, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
    Polarized assembly of cell-cell junctions drives Drosophila axis elongation.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    A scalable platform for the development of cell-type-specific viral drivers

    Sinisa Hrvatin et al.
    Highly paralleled functional evaluation of enhancer activity in single cells generates new cell-type-specific tools with broad medical and scientific applications.