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A Genomic Duplication is Associated with Ectopic Eomesodermin Expression in the Embryonic Chicken Comb and Two Duplex-comb Phenotypes

March 19, 2015

A Genomic Duplication is Associated with Ectopic Eomesodermin Expression in the Embryonic Chicken Comb and Two Duplex-comb Phenotypes

There are three major variant comb types found in the domestic chicken; Rose-comb, Pea-comb and Duplex-comb. 

Image credit: Ben Dorshorst and colleagues

03/20/2015

research article

Bacterial Infection Drives the Expression Dynamics of microRNAs and Their isomiRs

Katherine Siddle and colleagues present a comparative, deep sequencing-based analysis of the miRNA response to a panel of bacterial infections. They define a set of miRNAs that play an essential role in basic cellular responses to stress and identify pathogen-specific miRNA responses.

Image credit: Katherine Siddle and colleagues

Bacterial Infection Drives the Expression Dynamics of microRNAs and Their isomiRs

03/12/2015

research article

The Complex Contributions of Genetics and Nutrition to Immunity in Drosophila melanogaster

Robert Unckless and colleagues use the model insect Drosophila melanogaster to identify genes responsible for variation in resistance to bacterial infection. They find the flies are universally more susceptible to infection when they are reared on a high-glucose diet than when they are reared on a low-glucose diet.

The Complex Contributions of Genetics and Nutrition to Immunity in Drosophila melanogaster

Image credit: David Duneau

03/19/2015

Perspective

Morphological Mutations: Lessons from the Cockscomb

Dennis Headon describes the informative collection of morphological mutations published over the past five years by Andersson and colleagues.

Morphological Mutations: Lessons from the Cockscomb

Image credit: Ben Dorshorst and colleagues

03/27/2015

Editorial

PLOS Genetics 2014 Reviewer Thank You

The PLOS Genetics editorial team would like to express our tremendous gratitude to all those individuals who participated in the peer review process this past year.

PLOS Genetics 2014 Reviewer Thank You

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