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Recent Submissions

  • Expansion of Signal Transduction Pathways in Fungi by Extensive Genome Duplication 

    Corrochano, LM; Kuo, A; Marcet-Houben, M; Polaino, S; Salamov, A; Villalobos-Escobedo, JM; Grimwood, J; Álvarez, MI; Avalos, J; Bauer, D; Benito, EP; Benoit, I; Burger, G; Camino, LP; Cánovas, D; Cerdá-Olmedo, E; Cheng, J-F; Domínguez, A; Eliáš, M; Eslava, AP; Glaser, F; Gutiérrez, G; Heitman, J; Henrissat, B; Iturriaga, EA; Lang, BF; Lavín, JL; Lee, SC; Li, W; Lindquist, E; López-García, S; Luque, EM; Marcos, AT; Martin, J; McCluskey, K; Medina, HR; Miralles-Durán, A; Miyazaki, A; Muñoz-Torres, E; Oguiza, JA; Ohm, RA; Olmedo, M; Orejas, M; Ortiz-Castellanos, L; Pisabarro, AG; Rodríguez-Romero, J; Ruiz-Herrera, J; Ruiz-Vázquez, R; Sanz, C; Schackwitz, W; Shahriari, M; Shelest, E; Silva-Franco, F; Soanes, D; Syed, K; Tagua, VG; Talbot, NJ; Thon, MR; Tice, H; de Vries, RP; Wiebenga, A; Yadav, JS; Braun, EL; Baker, SE; Garre, V; Schmutz, J; Horwitz, BA; Torres-Martínez, S; Idnurm, A; Herrera-Estrella, A; Gabaldón, T; Grigoriev, IV (Elsevier (Cell Press), 2016-05-26)
    Plants and fungi use light and other signals to regulate development, growth, and metabolism. The fruiting bodies of the fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus are single cells that react to environmental cues, including light, ...
  • A damped oscillator imposes temporal order on posterior gap gene expression in Drosophila 

    Verd, B; Clark, E; Wotton, K; Janssens, H; Jimenez-Guri, E; Crombach, A; Jaeger, J (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2018-02-16)
    Insects determine their body segments in two different ways. Short-germband insects, such as the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, use a molecular clock to establish segments sequentially. In contrast, long-germband insects, ...
  • Comparative genomic analysis of the 'pseudofungus' Hyphochytrium catenoides. 

    Leonard, G; Labarre, A; Milner, DS; Monier, A; Soanes, D; Wideman, JG; Maguire, F; Stevens, S; Sain, D; Grau-Bové, X; Sebé-Pedrós, A; Stajich, JE; Paszkiewicz, K; Brown, MW; Hall, N; Wickstead, B; Richards, TA (Royal Society, 2018-01-10)
    Eukaryotic microbes have three primary mechanisms for obtaining nutrients and energy: phagotrophy, photosynthesis and osmotrophy. Traits associated with the latter two functions arose independently multiple times in the ...
  • Age-dependent variation in the terminal investment threshold in male crickets 

    Duffield, KR; Hampton, KJ; Houslay, TM; Hunt, J; Rapkin, J; Sakaluk, SK; Sadd, BM (Wiley, 2018-02-01)
    The terminal investment hypothesis proposes that decreased expectation of future reproduction (e.g., arising from a threat to survival) should precipitate increased investment in current reproduction. The level at which a ...
  • From agricultural benefits to aviation safety: realizing the potential of continent-wide radar networks 

    Bauer, S; Chapman, JW; Reynolds, DR; Alves, JA; Dokter, AM; Menz, MMH; Sapir, N; Ciach, M; Pettersson, LB; Kelly, JF; Leijnse, H; Shamoun-Baranes, J (Oxford University Press, 2017-10-01)
    Migratory animals provide a multitude of services and disservices-with benefits or costs in the order of billions of dollars annually. Monitoring, quantifying, and forecasting migrations across continents could assist ...
  • Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain 

    Reynolds, DR; Chapman, JW; Stewart, AJA (European Journal of Entomology / Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology / Czech Entomological Society, 2017)
    Planthoppers (Delphacidae), leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) and froghoppers (Aphrophoridae) (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) caught during day and night sampling at a height of 200 m above ground at Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, ...
  • Lineage-specific plasmid acquisition and the evolution of specialized pathogens in Bacillus thuringiensis and the Bacillus cereus group 

    Meric, G; Mageiros, L; Pascoe, B; Woodcock, D; Mourkas, E; Lamble, S; Bowden, R; Jolley, K; Raymond, B; Sheppard, S (Wiley, 2018)
    Bacterial plasmids have roles that range from large secondary chromosomes to small selfish genetic elements. Distinct, but not necessarily mutually exclusive theories have been proposed to resolve plasmid bacteria ...
  • Genome-Wide characterisation of DNA methylation in an invasive Lepidopteran pest, the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera. 

    Jones, CM; Lim, KS; Chapman, JW; Bass, C (Genetics Society of America, 2018-01-03)
    The genes and genomes of insect pests are shaped by the wide array of selective forces encountered in their environments. While the molecular adaptations that evolve are beginning to be understood at the genomic and ...
  • Three billion years of research and development 

    Wedell, N; Hosken, DJ (Springer Nature, 2017-01-04)
    Major societal problems such as health, energy, food and clean water can be confronted using evolutionary principles, yet this approach is rarely explored. Here, we illustrate how nature's solutions can be applied and ...
  • Cross-generational decline in childhood experiences of neighborhood flowering plants in Japan 

    Soga, M; Gaston, KJ; Kubo, T (Elsevier, 2018)
    People (especially children) are becoming less likely to experience nature, as we become an increasingly urban society. This progressive disengagement of humans from the natural world, “extinction of experience”, has been ...
  • UAVs and Machine Learning Revolutionising Invasive Grass and Vegetation Surveys in Remote Arid Lands 

    Sandino, J; Gonzalez, F; Mengersen, K; Gaston, KJ (MDPI, 2018-02-16)
    The monitoring of invasive grasses and vegetation in remote areas is challenging, costly, and on the ground sometimes dangerous. Satellite and manned aircraft surveys can assist but their use may be limited due to the ...
  • Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in the chalk streams of England are genetically unique. 

    Ikediashi, C; Paris, JR; King, RA; Beaumont, WRC; Ibbotson, A; Stevens, JR (Wiley for Fisheries Society of the British Isles, 2018-01-31)
    Recent research has identified genetic groups of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar that show association with geological and environmental boundaries. This study focuses on one particular subgroup of the species inhabiting the ...
  • Pharmacodynamics of Voriconazole for Invasive Pulmonary Scedosporiosis 

    Box, H; Negri, C; Livermore, J; Whalley, S; Johnson, A; McEntee, L; Alastruey-Izquierdo, A; Meis, J; Thornton, CR; Hope, W (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-02-12)
    Scedosporium apiospermum is a medically important fungal pathogen that causes a wide range of infections in humans. There are relatively few antifungal agents that are active against Scedosporium spp. Little is known about ...
  • Individual and demographic consequences of mass eviction in cooperative banded mongooses 

    Thompson, FJ; Marshall; Vitikainen; Young, AJ; Cant, MA (Elsevier Masson, 2017-11-13)
    In animal societies, conflict within groups can result in eviction, where individuals are often permanently expelled from their group. To understand the evolution of eviction and its role in the resolution of within-group ...
  • Breeding density, fine-scale tracking, and large-scale modeling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species. 

    Wakefield, ED; Owen, E; Baer, J; Carroll, MJ; Daunt, F; Dodd, SG; Green, JA; Guilford, T; Mavor, RA; Miller, PI; Newell, MA; Newton, SF; Robertson, GS; Shoji, A; Soanes, LM; Votier, SC; Wanless, S; Bolton, M (Ecological Society of America, 2017-08-29)
    Population-level estimates of species' distributions can reveal fundamental ecological processes and facilitate conservation. However, these may be difficult to obtain for mobile species, especially colonial central-place ...
  • Microbial metabolism and growth under conditions of starvation modelled as the sliding mode of a differential inclusion 

    Nev, OA; van den Berg, HA (Taylor & Francis, 2017-03-21)
    We consider a model of bacterial growth with variable internal stores, extended with adaptive resource allocation and investigate the behaviour of this model under conditions of starvation, i.e. severe nutrient shortage, ...
  • Optimal management of nutrient reserves in microorganisms under time-varying environmental conditions 

    Nev, OA; Nev, OA; van den Berg, HA (Elsevier, 2017-09-21)
    Intracellular reserves are a conspicuous feature of many bacteria; such internal stores are often present in the form of inclusions in which polymeric storage compounds are accumulated. Such reserves tend to increase in ...
  • Mathematical models of microbial growth and metabolism: A whole-organism perspective 

    Nev, OA; van Den Berg, HA (Science Reviews 2000, 2017-11-01)
    We review the principles underpinning the development of mathematical models of the metabolic activities of micro-organisms. Such models are important to understand and chart the substantial contributions made by micro-organisms ...
  • Erratum to: Variable-Internal-Stores models of microbial growth and metabolism with dynamic allocation of cellular resources 

    Nev, OA; van den Berg, HA (Springer Verlag, 2016-08-02)
    In the original publication of the article the symbol Phi ‘φ’ should be changed to symbol Psi ‘φ’in Table 1 under the section “Unscaled stoichiometric coefficients”,line 2, column 1.The original article has been updated ...
  • Variable-Internal-Stores models of microbial growth and metabolism with dynamic allocation of cellular resources. 

    Nev, OA; van den Berg, HA (Springer Verlag, 2016-06-06)
    Variable-Internal-Stores models of microbial metabolism and growth have proven to be invaluable in accounting for changes in cellular composition as microbial cells adapt to varying conditions of nutrient availability. ...

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