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Epidemiology and Global Health
COVID-19 CG enables SARS-CoV-2 mutation and lineage tracking by locations and dates of interest
Albert Tian Chen et al.
COVID-19 CG is an open source web resource that allows vaccine, therapeutics, and diagnostics developers to track SARS-CoV-2 mutations and lineages by location and time.
A flagellate-to-amoeboid switch in the closest living relatives of animals
Thibaut Brunet et al.
The closest living relatives of animals, the choanoflagellates, switch from a flagellate to an amoeboid phenotype under confinement.
Genetics and Genomics
High-quality carnivoran genomes from roadkill samples enable comparative species delineation in aardwolf and bat-eared fox
Rémi Allio et al.
Adaptive evolution of nontransitive fitness in yeast
Sean W Buskirk et al.
A series of selective events, each improving fitness relative to an immediate predecessor, can result in organisms that are less fit compared to a distant ancestor.
Experimental Evolution: Failure to progress
Duncan Greig, Jasmine Ono
Experiments on yeast cells that are hosts to a killer virus confirm that natural selection can sometimes reduce fitness.
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Mitochondrial copper and phosphate transporter specificity was defined early in the evolution of eukaryotes
Xinyu Zhu et al.
Whole genome phylogenies reflect the distributions of recombination rates for many bacterial species
Thomas Sakoparnig et al.
For many bacterial species, recombination dominates genome evolution and phylogenetic patterns that have so far been assumed to reflect clonal relationships, in fact reflect variation in recombination rates across lineages.
Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Principles of dengue virus evolvability derived from genotype-fitness maps in human and mosquito cells
Patrick T Dolan et al.
Distinct selective landscapes in mosquito and human cells shape dengue virus genetic diversity and highlight mechanisms of host adaptation in arboviruses.
Fitness variation across subtle environmental perturbations reveals local modularity and global pleiotropy of adaptation
Grant Kinsler et al.
A set of adaptive mutations affect only a small number of phenotypes that matter in the evolution condition, and yet contain substantial latent functional diversity revealed in distant environments.
Proteomics reveals synergy between biomass degrading enzymes and inorganic Fenton chemistry in leaf-cutting ant colonies
Morten Schiøtt, Jacobus J Boomsma
Leaf-cutting ants use their fecal fluid to vector enzymes produced by their fungal symbiont to degrade plant biomass with a combination of degradation enzymes and Fenton chemistry.
Plant Biology: Hiding in plain smell
Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman
On the origin of fly species
Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino
The evolution of kisspeptin
Maria I Arnone, Paola Oliveri
George H Perry
Pennsylvania State University, United States
Sara L Sawyer
University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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