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This month’s content in BMC Biology sees the latest additions to our special interest collections, front matter content, and research articles.

Research below covers multimeric complexes in spermatozoa in oolemma interactions, structural insights into insecticide resistance through the ryanodine receptor and functional analysis of the oosome - the germline determinant in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis. The latest addition to our Engineering Biology series also arrives –  Q&A on engineering bacterial microcompartments.

 

This month features the latest Reviews from our Microbiome Biology special issue. Jillian Waters and Ruth Ley explain why the Christensenellaceae are a family of bacteria you should feel good about having in abundance in your gut, while Alexandra Zhernakova and colleagues discuss the challenges of analysing the gut virome, and its impact on human health.

 

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Bacterial microcompartments
Bacterial microcompartments: catalysis-enhancing metabolic modules for next generation metabolic and biomedical engineering

Henning Kirst and Cheryl Kerfeld explain in this Q&A how bacterial microcompartments, specialized catalysis-enhancing metabolic bacterial organelles, can be modified for metabolic engineering and nanomedicine.

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Regeneration in the ctenophore
Regeneration in the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi occurs in the absence of a blastema, requires cell division, and is temporally separable from wound healing

Ramon-Mateu and colleagues use the comb jelly as a model to show that cell proliferation is required for regeneration in ctenophores, but is separable from wound healing; and might shed light on regenerative diversity among metazoans.

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annelid brain
From spiral cleavage to bilateral symmetry: the developmental cell lineage of the annelid brain

Spiral cleavage patterns produce radially arranged blastomeres, but spiralian larvae later metamorphose into fully bilateral juveniles. The cell lineage of the Platynereis larval episphere may help reveal how bilateral symmetry of the head emerges.

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membrane remodelling
Changes in ESCRT-III filament geometry drive membrane remodelling and fission in silico

A model based on molecular dynamics simulations portrays ESCRT-III as a multifilament assembly of beads connected by springs, capable of driving the full range of experimentally reported ESCRT-III dependent membrane remodelling.

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Featured series
 
 
 
Featured series - Reviews

This collection houses our commissioned Reviews, including viral hijacking of metabolism, personalized therapies in leukaemia, the evolution of aging, and anti-CRISPRs in molecular arms races.

 
 
 
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Commissioned content

Q&A

Bacterial microcompartments: catalysis-enhancing metabolic modules for next generation metabolic and biomedical engineering

Henning Kirst and Cheryl A. Kerfeld

 
 
 

REVIEW
The human gut bacteria Christensenellaceae are widespread, heritable, and associated with health
Jillian L. Waters and Ruth E. Ley

REVIEW
Studying the gut virome in the metagenomic era: challenges and perspectives
Sanzhima Garmaeva et al.

 
 
 

Research

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Crystal structure of diamondback moth ryanodine receptor Repeat34 domain reveals insect-specific phosphorylation sites
Tong Xu and Zhiguang Yuchi

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Transcriptomic and functional analysis of the oosome, a unique form of germ plasm in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis

Honghu Quan et al.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
Regeneration in the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi occurs in the absence of a blastema, requires cell division, and is temporally separable from wound healing
Julia Ramon-Mateu et al.

RESEARCH ARTICLE
From spiral cleavage to bilateral symmetry: the developmental cell lineage of the annelid brain
Pavel Vopalensky et al.

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Changes in ESCRT-III filament geometry drive membrane remodelling and fission in silico
Lena Harker-Kirschneck et al.

RESEARCH ARTICLE
GLIPR1L1 is an IZUMO-binding protein required for optimal fertilization in the mouse
Avinash S. Gaikwad et al.

 
 
 
 
 
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