The sea anemone Haliplanella luciae captures prey that move into contact with its tentacles by stinging the prey with nematocysts. The detection of prey involves chemoreceptors and two types of mechanoreceptors: (i) hair bundles that detect rhythmic movements of prey and (ii) contact-sensitive mechanoreceptors. In this issue, Todaro and Watson (doi: 10.1242/bio.2012695) examine the interplay of these sensory systems, which together function to select suitable prey according to their size. According to the model, ideally sized prey are maximally stung by nematocysts.
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Receptor-type guanylyl cyclase Gyc76C is required for development of the Drosophila embryonic somatic muscle
Naïve adult stem cells from patients with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome express low levels of progerin in vivo
TLX controls angiogenesis through interaction with the von Hippel-Lindau protein
Both asymmetric mitotic segregation and cell-to-cell invasion are required for stable germline transmission of Wolbachia in filarial nematodes
Interactions between Type III receptor tyrosine phosphatases and growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases regulate tracheal tube formation in Drosophila
Revealing details: whole mount microRNA in situ hybridization protocol for zebrafish embryos and adult tissues
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The bromodomain-containing protein tBRD-1 is specifically expressed in spermatocytes and is essential for male fertility
Identification of the ubiquitin ligase Triad1 as a regulator of endosomal transport
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