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The making of a pest: the evolution of a fruit-penetrating ovipositor in Drosophila suzukii and related species
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The first comparative analysis of Drosophila suzukii and its close relatives is conducted, analysing both ovipositor structure and fruit susceptibility, suggesting that considering evolutionary context may be beneficial to the management of invasive species.
Large-scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of postdevelopmental novelty in honey bees.
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It is shown that in the adult animal, the converse is true: Genes with low network connectedness (TRGs and tissue-specific conserved genes) underlie novel phenotypes by rapidly changing coding sequence to perform new-specialized functions.
Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation.
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The vast majority of elements in the D. melanogaster genome annotation are evolutionarily conserved, indicating that the annotation will be an important springboard for functional genetic testing by the Drosophila community.
Cell dynamics and developmental bias in the ontogeny of a complex sexually dimorphic trait in Drosophila melanogaster
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Using 4D live imaging and other techniques, a detailed analysis of the cellular events that take place during the development of the Drosophila sex comb showed that the comb and other contiguous bristle formations assemble from noncontiguous precursor cells, which join together through intercalation.
Developmental constraints and convergent evolution in Drosophila sex comb formation
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The results suggest that an apparent constraint on SC position in the adult may be attributable to at least two different lineage‐specific developmental processes, although external forces could also play a role.
The importance of tissue specificity for RNA-seq: highlighting the errors of composite structure extractions
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The present study suggests that RNA-seq studies of composite structures are prone to false negatives and difficult to interpret positive signals for genes with variable patterns of local expression, and suggests thatRNA-seq on large composite structures should be avoided unless it is possible to demonstrate that the effects shown here do not exist.
Large-Scale Coding Sequence Change Underlies the Evolution of Postdevelopmental Novelty in Honey Bees.
TLDR
It is shown that in the adult animal, the converse is true: Genes with low network connectedness (TRGs and tissue-specific conserved genes) underlie novel phenotypes by rapidly changing coding sequence to perform new-specialized functions.
Differential expression of endogenous plant cell wall degrading enzyme genes in the stick insect (Phasmatodea) midgut
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This work expands the resources available for industrial applications of animal-derived PCWDEs, and facilitates evolutionary analysis of lower Polyneopteran digestive enzymes, including the pectinases whose origin in Phasmatodea may have been a horizontal transfer event from bacteria.
ClassifyTE: a stacking-based prediction of hierarchical classification of transposable elements
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An end-to-end automated hierarchical classification tool based on the proposed approach, ClassifyTE, to classify TEs up to the super-family level, paves the way for a more accurate analysis of the role of TEs.
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