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    Specialized impulse conduction pathway in the alligator heart

    Bjarke Jensen et al.
    A specialized conduction pathway for the electrical impulse in the heart, previously thought to be associated with the endothermic mammals and birds only, is also present in the ectothermic crocodiles.
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    Evolution: The beat goes on

    Tobias Wang
    Why is the alligator heart so similar to the hearts of birds and mammals?
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    Directional selectivity of afferent neurons in zebrafish neuromasts is regulated by Emx2 in presynaptic hair cells

    Young Rae Ji et al.
    Emx2 mediates the directional selectivity of neuromasts by regulating hair bundle orientation in hair cells, and by selecting afferent neuronal targets.
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    Multi-view light-sheet imaging and tracking with the MaMuT software reveals the cell lineage of a direct developing arthropod limb

    Carsten Wolff et al.
    Quantitative analyses of multi-dimensional microscopy datasets with a new Fiji/ImageJ plugin for cell tracking reveal the lineage restrictions and morphogenetic cellular behaviors underlying embryonic limb outgrowth in the direct developing crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis.
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    Flatworm-specific transcriptional regulators promote the specification of tegumental progenitors in Schistosoma mansoni

    George R Wendt et al.
    The specification of tegumental progenitor cells in Schistosoma mansoni relies on a pair of flatworm-specific transcription factors that are related to genes regulating epidermal specification in free-living flatworms.
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    Tropical Disease: Dissecting the schistosome cloak

    Carolyn E Adler
    Two proteins required for the growth of a skin-like structure called the tegument in parasitic flatworms could be new targets for drugs to kill these parasites.
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    A population of adult satellite-like cells in Drosophila is maintained through a switch in RNA-isoforms

    Hadi Boukhatmi, Sarah Bray
    Adult muscle progenitors evade differentiation by expressing a short RNA isoform of Zfh1 which is insensitive to regulation by a micro-RNA.
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    A transcription factor collective defines the HSN serotonergic neuron regulatory landscape

    Carla Lloret-Fern√°ndez et al.
    The collective action of six transcription factors selects and activates the regulatory regions of the HSN serotonergic neuron effector genes constituting a signature that can be used for the novo identification of HSN expressed genes.