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Male orchid bee Euglossa dilemma drinking nectar. Whole genome sequencing efforts by Brand et al. published in G3 revealed that E. dilemma has one of the largest genomes known for insects.

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Institutions should take responsibility for trainee mentorship

Guest post by Meredith M. Course* and Irini Topalidou.** The career success of graduate students and postdocs (referred to here as “trainees”) is largely dependent on just one or two principal investigators (PIs). PIs influence how trainees think about science and whether they choose to stay in the field. The fundamental purpose of mentorship is for a […]

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Variation Among Biosynthetic Gene Clusters, Secondary Metabolite Profiles, and Cards of Virulence Across Aspergillus Species [Population and Evolutionary Genetics]

Aspergillus fumigatus is a major human pathogen. In contrast, Aspergillus fischeri and the recently described Aspergillus oerlinghausenensis, the two species most closely related to A. fumigatus, are not known to be pathogenic. Some of the genetic determinants of virulence (or "cards of virulence") that A. fumigatus possesses are secondary metabolites that impair the host immune system, protect from host immune cell attacks, or acquire key nutrients. To examine whether secondary metabolism-associated cards of virulence vary...

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by Steenwyk, J. L., Mead, M....

Rapid Self-Selecting and Clone-Free Integration of Transgenes into Engineered CRISPR Safe Harbor Locations in Caenorhabditis elegans

Precision genome editing for model organisms has revolutionized functional analysis and validation of a wide variety of molecular systems. To date, the capacity to insert single-copy transgenes into the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has focused on utilizing either transposable elements or CRISPR-based safe harbor strategies. These methods require plate-level screening processes to avoid selecting heritable extrachromosomal arrays or rely on co-CRISPR markers to identify knock-in events. As a result, verification of transgene insertion requires anti-array...

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by Stevenson, Z. C., Moerdyk-Schauwecker, M....

Close-up view of a wild-type Junonia coenia wing eyespot pattern. Zhang et al. used CRISPR mutagenesis to interfere with the genetic machinery necessary for making melanin pigments in the colored scales of the butterfly wing. See Zhang et al.

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