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Relatively few studies have focused on the evolution and development of divergent nervous systems. The salamander clade (Eurycea) from the karst regions of central Texas provide an ideal platform for comparing divergent nervous and sensory systems, since some species...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27301v1
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The ability of certain natural species to restore or regenerate missing structures has been a recurrent source of inspiration to forge our collective knowledge, from being used to adorn mythological figures with superhuman powers to permitting controlled reproducible...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27255v1
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One overarching principle of eukaroytic development is the generative spatial emergence and self-organization of cell populations. As cells divide and differentiate, they and their descendants form a spatiotemporally explicit and increasingly compartmentalized...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26587v2
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Background. Mutations in C. elegans can produce visible and quantifiable defects in morphology, lifespan, and development. BRAP2/IMP (BRCA1-associated binding protein 2) has been characterized as an E3 ubiquitin ligase, a general cytoplasmic retention factor, a...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27176v1
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Trichomes, specialized cells that form on the above ground parts of plants, are useful model systems for studying cell differentiation. In this study, the plant hormone ethylene was found to strongly inhibit formation of trichomes on stems of Arabidopsis thaliana....

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27047v1
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This detailed analysis provides an insight into aging processes in the human organism. The developmental program that controls the regulation of gene expression through epigenetic modifications leads to cellular senescence in the latter life. This epigenetic development...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26998v1
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RNA interference (RNAi) technology may be useful for developing new crop protection strategies against the soybean pod borer (SPB; Leguminivora glycinivorella), which is a critical soybean pest in northeastern Asia. Immune-related genes have been recently identified...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26923v2
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Lesion of the dopaminergic neurons of the nigrostriatal system is a key feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). Alpha-synuclein is a protein that is a major component of Lewy bodies, histopathological hallmarks of PD, and is involved in regulation of dopamine (DA)...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Neurology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26547v2
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Fish are sensitive to temperature, but the intergenerational consequences of maternal exposure to high temperature on offspring adaptive behaviour and underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here we show that a thermal maternal stress induces emotional and cognitive...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology","Genomics","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26910v1
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Sclerochronology is presented as an approach to reconstruct, from linear growth records, environmental conditions. This was proposed by analogy with dendrochronology, but shells differ from trees since shells increase in size by terminal, instead of radial, growth....

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26827v1
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The results in this paper demonstrate that Ishikawa endometrial monolayer cells become multinucleated by a process of nuclear “donation” from neighboring cells. As the resulting polyploid cell detaches from the colony in which it was formed, it is possible to detect...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26793v1
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Blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, are ubiquitous along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. These organisms play an integral role in the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where not only are they a keystone species, but are also...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26750v1
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Most marine crustacean eggs contain a full complement of nutritional resources that fuel the growth and metabolic processes over the course of their development. In terms of biochemical constituents, lipids and proteins play pivotal and central roles in these processes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26741v1
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The capacity for language is one of the key features underlying the complexity of human cognition and its evolution. However, little is known about the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate normal or impaired linguistic ability. For developmental dyslexia, early...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26637v1
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Swimming activity of the sea urchin larva depends on ciliary beating primarily in the circumoral ciliary band (CB) and is regulated by several neurotransmitters, such as 5HT, dopamine and -aminobutyric acid (GABA). Accordingly, the larval swimming activity is severely...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26625v1
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