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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Circular RNA repertoires are associated with evolutionarily young transposable elements

    Franziska Gruhl et al.
    Evolutionary analyses suggest that most mammalian circRNAs did not emerge from common ancestral circRNA precursors, arguing against widespread functional conservation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Human embryo polarization requires PLC signaling to mediate trophectoderm specification

    Meng Zhu et al.
    Functional analyses of in vitro fertilized, preimplanation human embryos reveal that the first lineage segregation depends on cell polarization signaling that is regulated by Phospholipase C (PLC) activity.
    1. Ecology

    A beta-glucosidase of an insect herbivore determines both toxicity and deterrence of a dandelion defense metabolite

    Meret Huber et al.
    An insect digestive enzyme metabolizes a plant defense compound and thereby modulates herbivore performance and host plant choice, which in turn may alter plant defense evolution in nature.
    1. Plant Biology

    SUMOylation contributes to proteostasis of the chloroplast protein import receptor TOC159 during early development

    Sonia Accossato et al.
    SUMOylation contributes to the fine-tuning of the proteostatic equilibrium of essential chloroplast protein import receptor TOC159 at early plant development.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Crosstalk between the chloroplast protein import and SUMO systems revealed through genetic and molecular investigation in Arabidopsis

    Samuel James Watson et al.
    The small ubiquitin-like modifier system directly regulates components of the chloroplast protein import apparatus, that is, TOC proteins, to control chloroplast biogenesis and plant development.
    1. Neuroscience

    A reduction in voluntary physical activity in early pregnancy in mice is mediated by prolactin

    Sharon R Ladyman et al.
    Despite voluntary exercise being rewarding to mice, pregnancy hormones act in the maternal brain to markedly reduce the time females choose to engage in this activity.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Deep evolutionary origin of gamete-directed zygote activation by KNOX/BELL transcription factors in green plants

    Tetsuya Hisanaga et al.
    Gamete-derived three-amino-acid-loop-extension homeodomain proteins activate zygote development in a strikingly similar manner between basal land plants and green algae, indicating an ancestral role of these transcription factors in green plants.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Gamete expression of TALE class HD genes activates the diploid sporophyte program in Marchantia polymorpha

    Tom Dierschke et al.
    The ancestral mechanism to activate diploid gene expression via homeodomain transcription factors was retained in liverworts, an early diverging land plant lineage, and subsequently co-opted during evolution of the diploid sporophyte body.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Spinal lumbar dI2 interneurons contribute to stability of bipedal stepping

    Baruch Haimson et al.
    Spinal dI2 interneurons relay peripheral and intraspinal feedback to premotor networks in the spinal cord and the cerebellum to ensure the stability of bipedal stepping.

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