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Open questions in biology

BMC Biology has a scope that extends across all of biology and that is reflected in the varied expertise of our Editorial Board. Because their input is in turn crucial in the selection of both our research and our commissioned content, we invited all of our Editorial Board members to mark the tenth anniversary year of BMC Biology with short contributions representing their views on pressing or just interesting open questions in their fields, and thus to share their perspective with readers, contributors, and authors or potential authors of research submissions. Contributions will be added as new Editorial Board members join us.

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    Open questions: how does Wolbachia do what it does?

    A common symbiont of insects, the bacterium Wolbachia has been implicated in phenomena as diverse as sex determination, pathogen defence and speciation and is being used in public health programs to prevent mosqu...

    Francis M. Jiggins

    BMC Biology 2016 14:92

    Published on: 19 October 2016

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    Open questions: what about the ‘other’ Rho GTPases?

    Rho GTPases have many and diverse roles in cell physiology, and some family members are very well studied, including RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42. But many are relatively neglected, and fundamental questions about the...

    Anne J. Ridley

    BMC Biology 2016 14:64

    Published on: 4 August 2016