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Prelights: A community platform for preprint highlights
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

The recent adoption of the preprint workflow by biologists can be explained by the numerous benefits that preprints offer. They are freely available, speed up the dissemination of research, and accelerate the progress of science by allowing researchers to build on new findings, often months before publication in a journal.

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New antifungal proteins in plant biofactories
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

Disease-causing fungi that infect plants, animals, and humans pose a serious threat to human and animal health, food security, and ecosystem resilience. In this article, Shi et al. report the production of antifungal proteins (AFPs) in plant biofactories to yields of commercial relevance.

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Ta ta for now: Thlaspi arvense (pennycress) as an emerging model for genetic analyses
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

hlaspi arvense (common name pennycress) is a weed in the family Brassicaceae. Its most remarkable feature is that it can survive very low temperatures (−25°C). Pennycress, therefore, has been proposed as a crop to potentially fill the gap between the autumn harvest and spring planting dates for corn and soybean. But will farmers adopt it as an alternative crop?

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Cage diving is costly, not for humans, but for white sharks
Spring 2019
30 May 2019

Wildlife tourism is expanding rapidly within the tourist industry, due in part to a growing interest in connecting with nature, but also to new approaches that allow humans to come into very near contact with wildlife.