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Table of Contents: March 2007

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Aboard the Sorcerer II, the Global Ocean Sampling expedition made it way from Canada, through the Panama Canal, into the South Pacific, collecting genomic sequences from marine microorganisms. The resulting data are explored in three papers in this issue of PLoS Biology (see Rusch et al., e77; Yooseph et al., e16; and Kannan et al., e17).

Editorial

Global Ocean Sampling Collection

Hemai Parthasarathy, Emma Hill, Catriona MacCallum

Synopses

Essays

Feature

Community Page

CAMERA: A Community Resource for Metagenomics

Rekha Seshadri, Saul A Kravitz, Larry Smarr, Paul Gilna, Marvin Frazier

Research Articles

The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Northwest Atlantic through Eastern Tropical Pacific

Douglas B Rusch, Aaron L Halpern, Granger Sutton, Karla B Heidelberg, Shannon Williamson, Shibu Yooseph, Dongying Wu, Jonathan A Eisen, Jeff M Hoffman, Karin Remington, Karen Beeson, Bao Tran, Hamilton Smith, Holly Baden-Tillson, Clare Stewart, Joyce Thorpe, Jason Freeman, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Joseph E Venter, Kelvin Li, Saul Kravitz, John F Heidelberg, Terry Utterback, Yu-Hui Rogers, Luisa I Falcón, Valeria Souza, Germán Bonilla-Rosso, Luis E Eguiarte, David M Karl, Shubha Sathyendranath, Trevor Platt, Eldredge Bermingham, Victor Gallardo, Giselle Tamayo-Castillo, Michael R Ferrari, Robert L Strausberg, Kenneth Nealson, Robert Friedman, Marvin Frazier, J. Craig Venter

The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Expanding the Universe of Protein Families

Shibu Yooseph, Granger Sutton, Douglas B Rusch, Aaron L Halpern, Shannon J Williamson, Karin Remington, Jonathan A Eisen, Karla B Heidelberg, Gerard Manning, Weizhong Li, Lukasz Jaroszewski, Piotr Cieplak, Christopher S Miller, Huiying Li, Susan T Mashiyama, Marcin P Joachimiak, Christopher van Belle, John-Marc Chandonia, David A Soergel, Yufeng Zhai, Kannan Natarajan, Shaun Lee, Benjamin J Raphael, Vineet Bafna, Robert Friedman, Steven E Brenner, Adam Godzik, David Eisenberg, Jack E Dixon, Susan S Taylor, Robert L Strausberg, Marvin Frazier, J. Craig Venter

Structural and Functional Diversity of the Microbial Kinome

Natarajan Kannan, Susan S Taylor, Yufeng Zhai, J. Craig Venter, Gerard Manning

Genome-Wide Profiling and Analysis of Arabidopsis siRNAs

Kristin D Kasschau, Noah Fahlgren, Elisabeth J Chapman, Christopher M Sullivan, Jason S Cumbie, Scott A Givan, James C Carrington

LACHESIS Restricts Gametic Cell Fate in the Female Gametophyte of Arabidopsis

Rita Groß-Hardt, Christina Kägi, Nadine Baumann, James M Moore, Ramamurthy Baskar, Wendy B Gagliano, Gerd Jürgens, Ueli Grossniklaus

A Novel Role for the TIR Domain in Association with Pathogen-Derived Elicitors

Tessa M Burch-Smith, Michael Schiff, Jeffrey L Caplan, Jeffrey Tsao, Kirk Czymmek, Savithramma P Dinesh-Kumar

In Vivo Reinsertion of Excised Episomes by the V(D)J Recombinase: A Potential Threat to Genomic Stability

Katrina Vanura, Bertrand Montpellier, Trang Le, Salvatore Spicuglia, Jean-Marc Navarro, Olivier Cabaud, Sandrine Roulland, Elodie Vachez, Immo Prinz, Pierre Ferrier, Rodrig Marculescu, Ulrich Jäger, Bertrand Nadel

Als3 Is a Candida albicans Invasin That Binds to Cadherins and Induces Endocytosis by Host Cells

Quynh T Phan, Carter L Myers, Yue Fu, Donald C Sheppard, Michael R Yeaman, William H Welch, Ashraf S Ibrahim, John E Edwards Jr., Scott G Filler

Experimental Test of Connector Rotation during DNA Packaging into Bacteriophage φ29 Capsids

Thorsten Hugel, Jens Michaelis, Craig L Hetherington, Paul J Jardine, Shelley Grimes, Jessica M Walter, Wayne Falk, Dwight L Anderson, Carlos Bustamante

Surviving Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Is Coupled to Altered Chondrocyte Differentiation and Function

Kwok Yeung Tsang, Danny Chan, Deborah Cheslett, Wilson C. W Chan, Chi Leong So, Ian G Melhado, Tori W. Y Chan, Kin Ming Kwan, Ernst B Hunziker, Yoshihiko Yamada, John F Bateman, Kenneth M. C Cheung, Kathryn S. E Cheah

Arkadia Enhances Nodal/TGF-β Signaling by Coupling Phospho-Smad2/3 Activity and Turnover

Konstantinos J Mavrakis, Rebecca L Andrew, Kian Leong Lee, Chariklia Petropoulou, James E Dixon, Naveenan Navaratnam, Dominic P Norris, Vasso Episkopou

Functional Modulation of Cardiac Form through Regionally Confined Cell Shape Changes

Heidi J Auman, Hope Coleman, Heather E Riley, Felix Olale, Huai-Jen Tsai, Deborah Yelon

Absence of Ret Signaling in Mice Causes Progressive and Late Degeneration of the Nigrostriatal System

Edgar R Kramer, Liviu Aron, Geert M. J Ramakers, Sabine Seitz, Xiaoxi Zhuang, Klaus Beyer, Marten P Smidt, Rüdiger Klein

Retinal Ganglion Cells Can Rapidly Change Polarity from Off to On

Maria Neimark Geffen, Saskia E. J de Vries, Markus Meister

Auditory Short-Term Memory Behaves Like Visual Short-Term Memory

Kristina M Visscher, Elina Kaplan, Michael J Kahana, Robert Sekuler

The Gene vitellogenin Has Multiple Coordinating Effects on Social Organization

C. Mindy Nelson, Kate E Ihle, M. Kim Fondrk, Robert E Page Jr., Gro V Amdam