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    An international collaborative effort has recently uncovered the genome of the zebra finch, a songbird model that has provided unique insights into an array of biological phenomena.

    Authors: Raphael Pinaud

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:19

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    Pollen tubes follow attractants secreted by the ovules. In a recent paper in BMC Plant Biology, Stewman and colleagues have quantified the parameters of this attraction and used them to calibrate a mathematical m...

    Authors: José A Feijó

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:18

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    A phylogeographic analysis of gene sequences important in determining body size in dogs, recently published in BMC Biology, traces the appearance of small body size to the Neolithic Middle East. This finding stre...

    Authors: Carlos A Driscoll and David W Macdonald

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:10

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    Two recent studies in BMC Biology and Evolution raise important questions about a textbook case of frequency-dependent selection in scale-eating cichlid fishes. They also suggest a fascinating new line of researc...

    Authors: A Richard Palmer

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:11

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    A recent study in BMC Evolutionary Biology has shown that genetically similar individual ring-tailed lemurs are also more similar in their scent composition, suggesting a possible mechanism of kin recognition. Th...

    Authors: Jane L Hurst and Robert J Beynon

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:13

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    Acoel and platyhelminth worms are particularly attractive invertebrate models for stem-cell research because their bodies are continually renewed from large pools of somatic stem cells. Several recent studies,...

    Authors: Alexandra E Bely and James M Sikes

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:14

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    There have been notable advances in the scientific understanding of regeneration within the past year alone, including two recently published in BMC Biology. Increasingly, progress in the regeneration field is be...

    Authors: Jessica L Whited and Clifford J Tabin

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:15

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    The TSC-22 domain family (TSC22DF) consists of putative transcription factors harboring a DNA-binding TSC-box and an adjacent leucine zipper at their carboxyl termini. Both short and long TSC22DF isoforms are ...

    Authors: Silvia Gluderer, Erich Brunner, Markus Germann, Virginija Jovaisaite, Changqing Li, Cyrill A Rentsch, Ernst Hafen and Hugo Stocker

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:9

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    By combining Drosophila genetics and proteomics Gluderer et al. report in this issue of Journal of Biology the isolation of a novel growth-regulatory complex consisting of Bunched and Madm. Future study of this c...

    Authors: Kieran F Harvey

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:8

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    The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a favorite model for the study of aging. A wealth of genetic and genomic studies show that metabolic regulation is a hallmark of life-span modulation. A recent study in BMC ...

    Authors: Marco Gallo and Donald L Riddle

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:7

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    Small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) are among the most evolutionarily ancient classes of small RNA. Two experimental screens published in BMC Genomics expand the eukaryotic snoRNA catalog, but many more snoRNAs remain...

    Authors: Paul P Gardner, Alex Bateman and Anthony M Poole

    Citation: Journal of Biology 2010 9:4

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