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Evolution of gene expression in the Drosophila olfactory system.
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This work surveyed the entire repertoire of Drosophila odorant receptors (ORs) and odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) expressed in the antennae and found that the evolution of OR and OBP expression was accelerated in D. sechellia, a narrow ecological specialist that feeds on the fruit of Morinda citrifolia, compared both with the genome average in that species and with the rate of OBP evolution in the other species.
Cryptic seedling herbivory by nocturnal introduced generalists impacts survival, performance of native and exotic plants.
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Counter to expectations, seedlings of native species were neither more vulnerable nor more palatable to nocturnal generalists than those of introduced species, despite large impacts of herbivores on growth.
Demographic examination of sex ratio in the two‐spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae
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There is no ‘standard’ sex ratio of spider mites because of interpopulation variation in rates of increase, and an expression for this dependence is given.
Breaking It Down: The Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Neuronal Morphogenesis
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This work focuses on recent advances detailing the roles of the UPS in regulating the morphogenesis of axons, dendrites, and dendritic spines, with an emphasis on E3 ubiquitin ligases and their identified regulatory targets.
Genetic Basis of Sex-Specific Color Pattern Variation in Drosophila malerkotliana
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This report investigates the genetic basis of color pattern variation between two allopatric subspecies of Drosophila malerkotliana, a widespread member of the ananassae species subgroup and indicates that different genetic and molecular changes are responsible for the evolution of similar phenotypic traits in different lineages.
The Many Hats of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Nervous System Development and Disease
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The variety of Shh functions in the developing nervous system and their consequences for neurodevelopmental diseases and neural regeneration are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the signaling mechanisms underlying Shh action.
Spatiotemporal integration of developmental cues in neural development
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Second messenger dynamics and their role as integrators of the action of diverse cues, enabling plasticity in the process of neural development are focused on.
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