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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Planting molecular functions in an ecological context with Arabidopsis thaliana

    Ute Krämer
    Research in molecular ecology and evolution is increasingly utilizing the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, placing a spotlight on its natural history.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mating Behaviour: To mate or not to mate

    Florencia Campetella, Silke Sachse
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Chemotaxis: In search of lost scent

    Ronald L Calabrese
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Integrating influenza antigenic dynamics with molecular evolution

    Trevor Bedford et al.
    Combined antigenic and genetic analysis shows that different strains of the human influenza virus display dramatically different rates of antigenic drift, and that these differences have a significant impact on the number of new infections in each flu season.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neurophysiology: Fruit flies step out

    Ronald L Calabrese
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Evolution: ANP32B, or not to be, that is the question for influenza virus

    Steven F Baker, Andrew Mehle
    The evolutionary history of ANP32 proteins impacts how the influenza virus jumps from birds to mammals.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of Segmentation: Sox enters the picture

    Felix Kaufholz, Natascha Turetzek
    The discovery of a gene that regulates two segmentation mechanisms in spider embryos is fueling the ongoing debate about the evolution of this crucial developmental process.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Descending neurons: Disentangling the strings that organize behavior

    Matthieu Louis, Julie H Simpson
    The neurons that connect the brain and ventral nerve cord in fruit flies have been mapped in unprecedented detail.
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Stem Cell Tumors: Cherub versus brat

    Jennifer A Malin, Claude Desplan
    A long non-coding RNA molecule called cherub is a driver of tumor development.
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