Table of Contents: July 2008


A leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) fitted with a satellite tag.

Image Credit: George Shillinger, Tagging of Pacific Pelagics, Stanford University
Issue Image

A satellite-tagged leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) departs its nesting beach (Playa Grande, Costa Rica) at dawn (see Shillinger et al., e171).




Unsolved Mystery


Improved Tropical Forest Management for Carbon Retention

Francis E Putz, Pieter A Zuidema, Michelle A Pinard, Rene G. A Boot, Jeffrey A Sayer, Douglas Sheil, Plinio Sist, Elias, Jerome K Vanclay

Book Review/Science in the Media


Antigenic Variation in Trypanosoma brucei: Joining the DOTs

Chris Stockdale, Michal R Swiderski, J. David Barry, Richard McCulloch

Community Pages

A Gene Wiki for Community Annotation of Gene Function

Jon W Huss III, Camilo Orozco, James Goodale, Chunlei Wu, Serge Batalov, Tim J Vickers, Faramarz Valafar, Andrew I Su

WikiPathways: Pathway Editing for the People

Alexander R Pico, Thomas Kelder, Martijn P van Iersel, Kristina Hanspers, Bruce R Conklin, Chris Evelo

Research Articles

Persistent Leatherback Turtle Migrations Present Opportunities for Conservation

George L Shillinger, Daniel M Palacios, Helen Bailey, Steven J Bograd, Alan M Swithenbank, Philippe Gaspar, Bryan P Wallace, James R Spotila, Frank V Paladino, Rotney Piedra, Scott A Eckert, Barbara A Block

Proteomics Reveals Novel Drosophila Seminal Fluid Proteins Transferred at Mating

Geoffrey D Findlay, Xianhua Yi, Michael J MacCoss, Willie J Swanson

Population Genomic Analysis of Strain Variation in Leptospirillum Group II Bacteria Involved in Acid Mine Drainage Formation

Sheri L Simmons, Genevieve DiBartolo, Vincent J Denef, Daniela S. Aliaga Goltsman, Michael P Thelen, Jillian F Banfield

Neuronal Correlates of the Set-Size Effect in Monkey Lateral Intraparietal Area

Puiu F Balan, Jeff Oristaglio, David M Schneider, Jacqueline Gottlieb

Mapping the Structural Core of Human Cerebral Cortex

Patric Hagmann, Leila Cammoun, Xavier Gigandet, Reto Meuli, Christopher J Honey, Van J Wedeen, Olaf Sporns

Spinal Cord Injury Reveals Multilineage Differentiation of Ependymal Cells

Konstantinos Meletis, Fanie Barnabé-Heider, Marie Carlén, Emma Evergren, Nikolay Tomilin, Oleg Shupliakov, Jonas Frisén

Humans Lack iGb3 Due to the Absence of Functional iGb3-Synthase: Implications for NKT Cell Development and Transplantation

Dale Christiansen, Julie Milland, Effie Mouhtouris, Hilary Vaughan, Daniel G Pellicci, Malcolm J McConville, Dale I Godfrey, Mauro S Sandrin

A Histone Methyltransferase Modulates Antigenic Variation in African Trypanosomes

Luisa M Figueiredo, Christian J Janzen, George A.M Cross

A Short–Time Scale Colloidal System Reveals Early Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics

Christophe Beloin, Ali Houry, Manuel Froment, Jean-Marc Ghigo, Nelly Henry

Human and Drosophila Cryptochromes Are Light Activated by Flavin Photoreduction in Living Cells

Nathalie Hoang, Erik Schleicher, Sylwia Kacprzak, Jean-Pierre Bouly, Marie Picot, William Wu, Albrecht Berndt, Eva Wolf, Robert Bittl, Margaret Ahmad

Novel Intermolecular Iterative Mechanism for Biosynthesis of Mycoketide Catalyzed by a Bimodular Polyketide Synthase

Tarun Chopra, Srijita Banerjee, Sarika Gupta, Gitanjali Yadav, Swadha Anand, Avadhesha Surolia, Rajendra P Roy, Debasisa Mohanty, Rajesh S Gokhale


Correction: Notch-Deficient Skin Induces a Lethal Systemic B-Lymphoproliferative Disorder by Secreting TSLP, a Sentinel for Epidermal Integrity

Shadmehr Demehri, Zhenyi Liu, Jonghyeob Lee, Meei-Hua Lin, Seth D Crosby, Christopher J Roberts, Perry W Grigsby, Jeffrey H Miner, Andrew G Farr, Raphael Kopan

Correction: Transcription Factors Bind Thousands of Active and Inactive Regions in the Drosophila Blastoderm

Xiao-yong Li, Stewart MacArthur, Richard Bourgon, David Nix, Daniel A Pollard, Venky N Iyer, Aaron Hechmer, Lisa Simirenko, Mark Stapleton, Cris L Luengo Hendriks, Hou Cheng Chu, Nobuo Ogawa, William Inwood, Victor Sementchenko, Amy Beaton, Richard Weiszmann, Susan E Celniker, David W Knowles, Tom Gingeras, Terence P Speed, Michael B Eisen, Mark D Biggin