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Edited By: Andrew Moore

Online ISSN: 1521-1878

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Volume 37, Issue 12, December 2015

New insights on the evolution of eukaryotes. Highlighted article: Birth of the eukaryotes by a set of reactive innovations: New insights force us to relinquish gradual models (pages 1268-1276)

archaea, eukaryotic evolution, FADH2/NADH ratio, mitochondria, peroxisomes, ROS, symbiogenesis
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To stay or not to stay: How to avoid incest in cooperative avian societies. Highlighted article: How cooperatively breeding birds identify relatives and avoid incest: New insights into dispersal and kin recognition (pages 1303-1308)

cooperative breeding, dispersal, incest avoidance, indirect fitness, kin recognition, kin selection

Explanations for the heterogeneity in base composition Highlighted article: GC-biased gene conversion links the recombination landscape and demography to genomic base composition (pages 1317-1326)

base composition, GC content, gene conversion, recombination

Hide and seek (and find and kill): How galectins protect against microbial molecular mimicry. Highlighted article: Innate immunity against molecular mimicry: Examining galectin-mediated antimicrobial activity (pages 1327-1337)

adaptive immunity, carbohydrates, galectins, innate immunity, lectins, microbes