A recent paper in Zoological Letters has explored the use of DNA metabarcoding to understand spider influence on food webs in a deciduous forest. Analysing their initial results, they found many spider species were predating above- and below-ground species, giving insights into the complicated trophic relationship between species.
The Golgi apparatus is a striking and fundamentally important organelle within eukaryotic cells, whose evolutionary origins are not fully understood. Research published today in BMC Biology helps uncover how the ancient Golgi may have formed and gained its important, stacked “pancake” structure. In this blog, author Lael Barlow discusses the research and explains the importance of taking an evolutionary approach to cell biology.