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June: Effect of environment on biology

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Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and celebrating World Environment day, we present this  focus issue on the effect of environment on biology. Here is a selection of manuscripts from different BMC Series Journals focusing on the influence of local environment at at a cellular and whole organism level.

Adaptations of Escherichia coli strains to oxidative stress are reflected in properties of their structural proteomes
Nathan Mih, Jonathan M. Monk, Xin Fang, Edward Catoiu, David Heckmann, Laurence Yang & Bernhard O. Palsson
BMC Bioinformatics 21:162 (2020)
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Rejuvenation of chicory and lettuce plants following phase change in tissue culture
Anthony J. Conner, Helen Searle & Jeanne M. E. Jacobs
BMC Biotechnology 19:65 (2019)
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Deletion of Tet proteins results in quantitative disparities during ESC differentiation partially attributable to alterations in gene expression
Michael Reimer Jr, Kirthi Pulakanti, Linzheng Shi, Alex Abel, Mingyu Liang, Subramaniam Malarkannan & Sridhar Rao
BMC Developmental Biology 19:16 (2019)
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Effects of reproductive resource allocation and pollen density on fertilization success in plants
Elizabeth M. Gillet & Hans-Rolf Gregorius
BMC Ecology 20:26 (2020)
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Maladaptive plasticity facilitates evolution of thermal tolerance during an experimental range shift
Aoife M. Leonard & Lesley T. Lancaster 
BMC Evolutionary Biology 20:47 (2020)
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Epitherapy and immune checkpoint blockade: using epigenetic reinvigoration of exhausted and dysfunctional T cells to reimburse immunotherapy response
Isabella McGoverne, Jenny Dunn, Jacob Batham, Wen Juan Tu, Jeremy Chrisp & Sudha Rao
BMC Immunology 21:22 (2020)
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Effect of prematurity on genome wide methylation in the placenta
Jessica Schuster, Alper Uzun, Joan Stablia, Christoph Schorl, Mari Mori & James F. Padbury
BMC Medical Genetics 20:116 (2019)
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Systems biology evaluation of cell-free amniotic fluid transcriptome of term and preterm infants to detect fetal maturity
Beena D. Kamath-Rayne, Yina Du, Maria Hughes, Erin A. Wagner, Louis J. Muglia, Emily A. DeFranco, Jeffrey A. Whitsett, Nathan Salomonis & Yan Xu
BMC Medical Genomics 8:67 (2015)
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Characterisation of the gut microbial community of rhesus macaques in high-altitude environments
Yuhan Wu, Yongfang Yao, Mengmeng Dong, Tianrui Xia, Diyan Li, Meng Xie, Jiayun Wu, Anxiang Wen, Qin Wang, Guangxiang Zhu, Qingyong Ni, Mingwang Zhang & Huailiang Xu
BMC Microbiology 20:68 (2020)
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Identifying nucleic acid-associated proteins in Mycobacterium smegmatis by mass spectrometry-based proteomics
Nastassja L. Kriel, Tiaan Heunis, Samantha L. Sampson, Nico C. Gey van Pittius, Monique J. Williams & Robin M. Warren
BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 21:19 (2020)
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Noise exposure alters MMP9 and brevican expression in the rat primary auditory cortex
Sung-su Park, Da-hye Lee, So Min Lee, Chang Ho Lee & So Young Kim
BMC Neuroscience 21:16 (2020)
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Differential role of dose and environment in initiating and intensifying neurotoxicity caused by MDMA in rats
Ibrahim M. Shokry, Connor J. Shields, John J. Callanan, Zhiyuan Ma & Rui Tao
BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 20:47 (2019)
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Effect of simulated warming on leaf functional traits of urban greening plants
Jiyou Zhu, Hua Zhu, Yujuan Cao, Jinhang Li, Qiuyu Zhu, Jiangming Yao & Chengyang Xu
BMC Plant Biology 20:139 (2020)
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Concentrations of 137Cs radiocaesium in the organs and tissues of low-dose-exposed wild Japanese monkeys
Toshinori Omi, Sachie Nakiri, Setsuko Nakanishi, Naomi Ishii, Taiki Uno, Fumiharu Konno, Takeshi Inagaki, Atsushi Sakamoto, Masayuki Shito, Chihiro Udagawa, Naomi Tada, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Takuya Kato, Yoshi Kawamoto, Shuichi Tsuchida & Shin-ichi Hayama
BMC Research Notes 13:121 (2020)
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A cross-sectional study on feather cover damage in Canadian laying hens in non-cage housing systems
Caitlin Decina, Olaf Berke, Nienke van Staaveren, Christine F. Baes, Tina M. Widowski & Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek
BMC Veterinary Research 15:435 (2019)
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What wild dogs want: habitat selection differs across life stages and orders of selection in a wide-ranging carnivore
Helen M. K. O’Neill, Sarah M. Durant & Rosie Woodroffe
BMC Zoology 5:1 (2020)
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