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Myosin VIIA, important for human auditory function, is necessary for Drosophila auditory organ development.
(PLoS One, 2008-05-07)
BACKGROUND: Myosin VIIA (MyoVIIA) is an unconventional myosin necessary for vertebrate audition -. Human auditory transduction occurs in sensory hair cells with a staircase-like arrangement of apical protrusions called ...
From offshore to onshore: multiple origins of shallow-water corals from deep-sea ancestors.
(PLoS One, 2008-06-18)
Shallow-water tropical reefs and the deep sea represent the two most diverse marine environments. Understanding the origin and diversification of this biodiversity is a major quest in ecology and evolution. The most prominent ...
Thermodynamic analysis of a molecular chaperone binding to unfolded protein substrates.
Molecular chaperones are a highly diverse group of proteins that recognize and bind unfolded proteins to facilitate protein folding and prevent nonspecific protein aggregation. The mechanisms by which chaperones bind their ...
Transgenerational Effects of Early Life Starvation on Growth, Reproduction, and Stress Resistance in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Starvation during early development can have lasting effects that influence organismal fitness and disease risk. We characterized the long-term phenotypic consequences of starvation during early larval development ...
Evolution of networks and sequences in eukaryotic cell cycle control.
(Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 2011-12-27)
The molecular networks regulating the G1-S transition in budding yeast and mammals are strikingly similar in network structure. However, many of the individual proteins performing similar network roles appear to have unrelated ...
Big or fast: two strategies in the developmental control of body size.
(BMC Biol, 2015-08-04)
Adult body size is controlled by the mechanisms that stop growth when a species-characteristic size has been reached. The mechanisms by which size is sensed and by which this information is transduced to the growth regulating ...
To plasticity and back again.
Both the gain and the loss of flexibility in the development of phenotypes have led to an increased diversity of physical forms in nematode worms.
Differences in the early cognitive development of children and great apes.
(Dev Psychobiol, 2014-04)
There is very little research comparing great ape and human cognition developmentally. In the current studies we compared a cross-sectional sample of 2- to 4-year-old human children (n=48) with a large sample of chimpanzees ...
Direct and indirect reputation formation in nonhuman great apes (Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus) and human children (Homo sapiens).
(J Comp Psychol, 2013-02)
Humans make decisions about when and with whom to cooperate based on their reputations. People either learn about others by direct interaction or by observing third-party interactions or gossip. An important question is ...
A comparison of temperament in nonhuman apes and human infants.
(Dev Sci, 2011-11)
The adaptive behavior of primates, including humans, is often mediated by temperament. Human behavior likely differs from that of other primates in part due to temperament. In the current study we compared the reaction of ...