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Gene Expression Associated with White Syndromes in a Reef Building Coral, Acropora Hyacinthus
Corals are capable of launching diverse immune defenses at the site of direct contact with pathogens, but the molecular mechanisms of this activity and the colony-wide effects of such stressors remain poorly understood. ...
Social Odors Conveying Dominance and Reproductive information Induce Rapid Physiological and Neuromolecular Changes in a Cichlid Fish
Social plasticity is a pervasive feature of animal behavior. Animals adjust the expression of their social behavior to the daily changes in social life and to transitions between life-history stages, and this ability has ...
Buffering by Gene Duplicates: An Analysis of Molecular Correlates and Evolutionary Conservation
One mechanism to account for robustness against gene knockouts or knockdowns is through buffering by gene duplicates, but the extent and general correlates of this process in organisms is still a matter of debate. To reveal ...
miR-503 Represses Human Cell Proliferation and Directly Targets the Oncogene DDHD2 by Non-Canonical Target Pairing
The pathways regulating the transition of mammalian cells from quiescence to proliferation are mediated by multiple miRNAs. Despite significant improvements in our understanding of miRNA targeting, the majority of miRNA ...
Insights into the Evolution of Mammalian Telomerase: Platypus TERT Shares Similarities with Genes of Birds and Other Reptiles and Localizes on Sex Chromosomes
The TERT gene encodes the catalytic subunit of the telomerase complex and is responsible for maintaining telomere length. Vertebrate telomerase has been studied in eutherian mammals, fish, and the chicken, but less attention ...
Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Insights into How Cotton Fiber Transitions to Secondary Wall Synthesis, Represses Lignification, and Prolongs Elongation
The morphogenesis of single-celled cotton fiber includes extreme elongation and staged cell wall differentiation. Designing strategies for improving cotton fiber for textiles and other uses relies on uncovering the related ...