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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Intestinal GCN2 controls Drosophila systemic growth in response to Lactiplantibacillus plantarum symbiotic cues encoded by r/tRNA operons

    Théodore Grenier, Jessika Consuegra ... François Leulier
    Bacterial ribosomal and transfer RNAs are symbiotic clues sensed by host general control nonderepressible 2 to support Drosophila systemic growth.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Glial-dependent clustering of voltage-gated ion channels in Drosophila precedes myelin formation

    Simone Rey, Henrike Ohm ... Christian Klämbt
    Evolution of saltatory conductance is mirrored in fly development where glia-dependent clustering of voltage-gated ion channels precedes myelination.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Haploinsufficiency of the essential gene Rps12 causes defects in erythropoiesis and hematopoietic stem cell maintenance

    Virginia Folgado-Marco, Kristina Ames ... Nicholas E Baker
    The homozygous and heterozygous phenotypes of mouse Rps12 deletion are described, highlighting pancytopenia reflecting roles in hematopoiesis and erythropoiesis.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Cell-free DNA as a potential biomarker of differentiation and toxicity in cardiac organoids

    Brian Silver, Kevin Gerrish, Erik Tokar
    Cardiac organoids have potential as a tool used for identifying cell-free DNA as biomarkers for toxicity and severity of exposure outcomes.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Quantitative trait and transcriptome analysis of genetic complexity underpinning cardiac interatrial septation in mice using an advanced intercross line

    Mahdi Moradi Marjaneh, Edwin P Kirk ... Richard P Harvey
    A high-resolution picture of genetic complexity and network perturbations underlying cardiac inter-atrial septal dysmorphology associated with patent foramen ovale, a common human congenital anomaly, using quantitative trait locus mapping, genome sequencing, and transcriptomics in a mouse model.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A new look at the architecture and dynamics of the Hydra nerve net

    Athina Keramidioti, Sandra Schneid ... Charles N. David


    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Natural History of Model Organisms: E. coqui

    Sarah E Westrick, Mara Laslo, Eva K Fischer
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Imaging methods are vastly underreported

    Guillermo Marqués, Thomas Pengo, Mark A Sanders

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