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10/08/2018

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LytTR Regulatory Systems: A potential new class of prokaryotic sensory system

Zhengzhong Zou and colleagues provide the first evidence for the existence of a potentially new class of prokaryotic sensory system - LytTR Regulatory Systems (LRS). The authors show that LRS are broadly distributed among prokaryotes and are distinct from the other commonly studied sensory systems such as two-component signal transduction systems and ECF sigma factor systems.

Image credit: Zhengzhong Zou and colleagues

LytTR Regulatory Systems: A potential new class of prokaryotic sensory system

10/04/2018

research article

Rhinoceros beetle horn development reveals deep parallels with dung beetles

Here, Takahiro Ohde and colleagues characterize horn development in a rhinoceros beetle, and find surprising similarities to the horns of dung beetles, highlighting deep parallels in the development of rhinoceros and dung beetle horns.

Rhinoceros beetle horn development reveals deep parallels with dung beetles

Image credit: Takahiro Ohde and colleagues

10/04/2018

RESEARCH ARTICLE

FoxO6 regulates Hippo signaling and growth of the craniofacial complex

In order to understand the developmental mechanisms of facial growth, Zhao Sun and colleagues used murine gene expression and bioinformatics analyses combined with human 3D facial variations and genome-wide association studies to identify genes and variants controlling post-natal face growth.

FoxO6 regulates Hippo signaling and growth of the craniofacial complex

Image credit: Zhao Sun and colleagues

09/28/2018

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Components of Brachypodium distachyon resistance to nonadapted wheat stripe rust pathogens are simply inherited

Pathogen infection of a plant that is not a host of the disease often results in an active plant defense response. Brian Gilbert and colleagues show that some accessions of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon show some variation in their ability to suppress colonisation by the wheat stripe rust pathogen Puccinia striiformis

Components of Brachypodium distachyon resistance to nonadapted wheat stripe rust pathogens are simply inherited

Image credit: Brian Gilbert and colleagues

09/13/2018

review

Structure and function of archaeal histones

Bram Henneman and colleagues discuss the many possibilities of archaeal histone involvement in transcription regulation.

Structure and function of archaeal histones

Image credit: Bram Henneman and coleagues

08/30/2018

review

PRDM9, a driver of the genetic map

Corinne Grey and colleagues discuss the current knowledge about the molecular features of PRDM9 as a DNA-binding protein and epigenetic modifier and how those features contribute to drive double strand break formation.

PRDM9, a driver of the genetic map

Image credit: Corine Grey and colleagues

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