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A genome of an endangered songbird

Genomic signatures and evolutionary history of the endangered blue-crowned laughingthrush and other Garrulax species.

Call for papers: Evolutionary Genomics

We’re welcoming submissions of research papers to our current article collection on Evolutionary Genomics

To increase our engagement with the Editorial Board and community at large, we are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join us in a collaborative editorial initiative. Read more here. 

If you are interested, please complete the form here. Please note that we are unable to respond to all applications personally but will be in contact if your expertise meets the needs of the journal.

Eliciting blissful behavior in cats

Behavioral differences among domestic cats in the response to cat-attracting plants and their volatile compounds reveal a distinct mechanism of action for actinidine.

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High-throughput live-cell imaging

Segmentation, tracking and cell cycle analysis of live-cell imaging data with the open-source user-friendly GUI-based framework Cell-ACDC.

Anilin orchestrates epidermal morphogenesis

Anillin governs mitotic rounding during early epidermal development via distribution of RhoA and cortical actomyosin proteins.

Featured Review

Articulating the “stem cell niche” paradigm through the lens of non-model aquatic invertebrates

P. Martinez, L. Ballarin, A.V. Ereskovsky, E. Gazave, B. Hobmayer, L. Manni, E. Rottinger, S.G. Sprecher, S. Tiozzo, A. Varela-Coelho and B. Rinkevich

Published 20 Jan 2022

Articles

Review
X-ray computed tomography in life sciences
Shelley D. Rawson et al.
Published 27 February 2020

Comment
The merger that made us
Buzz Baum and David Baum
Published 24 June 2020

Review
Protein assembly systems in natural and synthetic biology
Giulio Chiesa et al.
Published: 26 March 2020

Comment
Improving the usability and comprehensiveness of microbial databases​​​​​​​
Caitlin Loeffler et al.
Published: 07 April 2020


Focus: Fertility

Read the latest papers on fertility across BMC flagship journals.

Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer
Melissa D. Tharmalingam et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 04 December 2020

Large-scale discovery of male reproductive tract-specific genes through analysis of RNA-seq datasets
Matthew Robertson et al.

Published in BMC Biology 19 August 2020

DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies
Florianne Vehmeijer​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 25 November 2020

The Tug1 lncRNA locus is essential for male fertility
Jordan Lewandowski​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 07 September 2020

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The collection is open for submissions until 22 Nov 2022.

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Nature Communitites: Behind the Paper

We are now collaborating with Nature Communities, allowing authors to share experiences designing the study and collecting data by writing their own blog-style post on the paper. 

Read the latest Behind the Paper articles here:

Cones, sticks and croissants: Early cephalopod evolution
Alexander Pohle
Published Apr 14 2022

Tentacular team up: Deep partnerships between sea anemones and bacteria
Shana Goffredi
Published Jan 18 2021

Who's a Bonehead? Novel Insights into Evolutionary History from Reptilian Skull Roof Structure
Roy Ebel
Published Nov 30 2020

Digging into the past of olive trees
Toni Gabaldón
Published Oct 26 2020