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Methylation pattern and expression dynamics of methylase and photosystem genes under varied light intensities in Fugacium kawagutii (Symbiodiniaceae).

Methylation pattern and expression dynamics of methylase and photosystem genes under varied light intensities in Fugacium kawagutii (Symbiodiniaceae).
J Phycol. 2020 Sep 13;:
Authors: Yang F, Li L, Lin S
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Comparative analyses of saprotrophy in Salisapilia sapeloensis and diverse plant pathogenic oomycetes reveal lifestyle-specific gene expression.

Comparative analyses of saprotrophy in Salisapilia sapeloensis and diverse plant pathogenic oomycetes reveal lifestyle-specific gene expression.
FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2020 Sep 12;:
Authors: de Vries S, de Vries J, A…

Consequences of Stability-Induced Epistasis for Substitution Rates.

Related Articles Consequences of Stability-Induced Epistasis for Substitution Rates. Mol Biol Evol. 2020 Sep 08;: Authors: Youssef N, Susko E, Bielawski JP Abstract Do interactions between residues in a protein (i.e., epistasis) significantly alter evolutionary dynamics? If so, what consequences might they have on inference from traditional codon substitution models which assume site-independence for the …

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Microbial co-occurrence network analysis of soils receiving short- and long-term applications of alkaline treated biosolids.

Related Articles Microbial co-occurrence network analysis of soils receiving short- and long-term applications of alkaline treated biosolids. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 12;751:141687 Authors: Price GW, Langille MGI, Yurgel SN Abstract Agricultural soils are inherently disturbed systems where organic matter additions are considered to enhance microbial community structure and resilience. High-throughput sequencing of community was …

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An unexpectedly complex mitoribosome in Andalucia godoyi, a protist with the most bacteria-like mitochondrial genome.

Related Articles An unexpectedly complex mitoribosome in Andalucia godoyi, a protist with the most bacteria-like mitochondrial genome. Mol Biol Evol. 2020 Sep 04;: Authors: Valach M, Alcazar JAG, Sarrasin M, Lang BF, Gray MW, Burger G Abstract The mitoribosome, as known from studies in model organisms, deviates considerably from its ancestor, the bacterial ribosome. Deviations …

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Barthelonids represent a deep-branching metamonad clade with mitochondrion-related organelles predicted to generate no ATP.

Related Articles Barthelonids represent a deep-branching metamonad clade with mitochondrion-related organelles predicted to generate no ATP. Proc Biol Sci. 2020 Sep 09;287(1934):20201538 Authors: Yazaki E, Kume K, Shiratori T, Eglit Y, Tanifuji G, Harada R, Simpson AGB, Ishida KI, Hashimoto T, Inagaki Y Abstract We here report the phylogenetic position of barthelonids, small anaerobic flagellates …

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Respiratory and desiccation constraints during encapsulated intertidal development of the marine gastropod Acanthina monodon.

Related Articles Respiratory and desiccation constraints during encapsulated intertidal development of the marine gastropod Acanthina monodon. Mar Environ Res. 2020 Aug 20;161:105120 Authors: Chaparro OR, Salas-Yanquin LP, Büchner-Miranda JA, Pechenik JA, Gray MW, Navarro JM, Cubillos VM Abstract Acanthina monodon commonly deposits its egg capsules in the intertidal zone. Capsule aerial exposure during low-tide can …

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Lateral Gene Transfer Mechanisms and Pan-genomes in Eukaryotes.

Lateral Gene Transfer Mechanisms and Pan-genomes in Eukaryotes. Trends Parasitol. 2020 Aug 19;: Authors: Sibbald SJ, Eme L, Archibald JM, Roger AJ Abstract Lateral gene transfer (LGT) is well known as an important driver of genome evolution in bacteria and archaea, but its importance in eukaryote evolution has yet to be fully elucidated. There is …

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Coral evolutionary responses to microbial symbioses.

Coral evolutionary responses to microbial symbioses.
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 Sep 28;375(1808):20190591
Authors: van Oppen MJH, Medina M
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This review explores how microbial s…

Could this pandemic usher in evolution’s next major transition?

Related Articles Could this pandemic usher in evolution’s next major transition? Curr Biol. 2020 Aug 03;30(15):R846-R848 Authors: Doolittle WF Abstract Much discussion about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and whatever emerges as the ‘new normal’ has been psychological or political in nature, but there is a more inclusive evolutionary biological context in which we …

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