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    Quantifying gliding forces of filamentous cyanobacteria by self-buckling

    Maximilian Kurjahn, Antaran Deka ... Stefan Karpitschka
    The self-buckling behavior of filamentous cyanobacteria allowed a quantification of their propulsion forces, indicating that adhesion plays an important role in gliding motility.
    1. Developmental Biology
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    Spectral decomposition unlocks ascidian morphogenesis

    Joel Dokmegang, Emmanuel Faure ... Madhav Mani
    1. Cell Biology
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    Partitioning to ordered membrane domains regulates the kinetics of secretory traffic

    Ivan Castello-Serrano, Frederick A Heberle ... Ilya Levental
    Direct measurements of trafficking kinetics between organelles of the secretory pathway suggest that lipid-driven membrane domains laterally sort proteins during membrane traffic.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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    Potassium-mediated bacterial chemotactic response

    Chi Zhang, Rongjing Zhang, Junhua Yuan
    Escherichia coli exhibits sensitive chemotaxis to potassium, mediated by differential responses of Tar and Tsr chemoreceptors to intracellular pH changes induced by potassium concentration gradients.
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    Intracellular mechanical fingerprint reveals cell type specific mechanical tuning

    Till M. Muenker, Bart E. Vos, Timo Betz
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    The younger flagellum sets the beat for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Da Wei, Greta Quaranta ... Daniel SW Tam
    External hydrodynamic forcing on each flagellum of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii reveals a leader-follower relation between the two flagella in the synchronous beating.
    1. Ecology
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    Evidence of social learning across symbolic cultural barriers in sperm whales

    Antonio Leitao, Maxime Lucas ... Giovanni Petri