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BMFH Vol. 42 No. 1 has been released on PMC
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Uninvited reviews will be received for peer-review from September 20, 2022.

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We recommend that all data and related meta-data underlying the findings reported in a submitted manuscript will be deposited in an appropriate public repository (GenBank, European Nucleotide Archives, National Center for Biotechnology and Information, National Bioscience Data Center, DNA data bank of Japan).