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    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Adulis and the transshipment of baboons during classical antiquity

    Franziska Grathwol, Christian Roos ... Gisela H Kopp
    1. Ecology

    Engineering multifunctional rhizosphere probiotics using consortia of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens transposon insertion mutants

    Jingxuan Li, Chunlan Yang ... Zhong Wei
    Increasing the intra-species phenotypic diversity of a plant-beneficial bacterium effectively improves probiotic consortium functioning and plant growth promotion in agricultural systems.
    1. Ecology
    2. Neuroscience

    Exploring natural odour landscapes: A case study with implications for human-biting insects

    Jessica L. Zung, Sumer M. Kotb, Carolyn S. McBride
    1. Ecology

    Drivers of species knowledge across the Tree of Life

    Stefano Mammola, Martino Adamo ... Ricardo A. Correia
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Gut Health: The value of connections

    Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino
    High proportions of gut bacteria that produce their own food can be an indicator for poor gut health.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    An ecological network approach for detecting and validating influential organisms for rice growth

    Masayuki Ushio, Hiroki Saito ... Atsushi J Nagano
    By leveraging quantitative environmental DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis, influential organisms in rice fields are identified, thereby revealing potential avenues for environmentally friendly agricultural practices.


    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Plant Biology: Hiding in plain smell

    Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman
    1. Ecology

    Ecosystems: The diversity of decay

    Emma J Sayer, Ralf Schäfer
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The natural history of the house sparrow

    Haley E Hanson, Noreen S Mathews ... Lynn B Martin

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    Pennsylvania State University, United States
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    University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
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    University of Zurich, Switzerland
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