Table of Contents: May 2006


Glanville fritillary butterfly.

Image Credit: Photograph by Niclas Fritzén
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Genetic variation at the Pgi locus of the Glanville fritillary butterfly, Melitaea cinxia, has a significant effect on the growth of local populations, and provides direct evidence that the performance of individual genotypes can influence population dynamics. (See Hanksi et al.)


Open Access Increases Citation Rate

Catriona J MacCallum, Hemai Parthasarathy


Book Review/Science in the Media


Research Articles

Relaxed Phylogenetics and Dating with Confidence

Alexei J Drummond, Simon Y. W Ho, Matthew J Phillips, Andrew Rambaut

Parallel Evolution of the Genetic Code in Arthropod Mitochondrial Genomes

Federico Abascal, David Posada, Robin D Knight, Rafael Zardoya

Invasive Plant Suppresses the Growth of Native Tree Seedlings by Disrupting Belowground Mutualisms

Kristina A Stinson, Stuart A Campbell, Jeff R Powell, Benjamin E Wolfe, Ragan M Callaway, Giles C Thelen, Steven G Hallett, Daniel Prati, John N Klironomos

A Nonparametric Test Reveals Selection for Rapid Flowering in the Arabidopsis Genome

Christopher Toomajian, Tina T Hu, Maria José Aranzana, Clare Lister, Chunlao Tang, Honggang Zheng, Keyan Zhao, Peter Calabrese, Caroline Dean, Magnus Nordborg

Whole-Genome Analysis of the SHORT-ROOT Developmental Pathway in Arabidopsis

Mitchell P Levesque, Teva Vernoux, Wolfgang Busch, Hongchang Cui, Jean Y Wang, Ikram Blilou, Hala Hassan, Keiji Nakajima, Noritaka Matsumoto, Jan U Lohmann, Ben Scheres, Philip N Benfey

A Src-Like Inactive Conformation in the Abl Tyrosine Kinase Domain

Nicholas M Levinson, Olga Kuchment, Kui Shen, Matthew A Young, Michael Koldobskiy, Martin Karplus, Philip A Cole, John Kuriyan

Structure-Guided Recombination Creates an Artificial Family of Cytochromes P450

Christopher R Otey, Marco Landwehr, Jeffrey B Endelman, Kaori Hiraga, Jesse D Bloom, Frances H Arnold

Space Asymmetry Directs Preferential Sperm Entry in the Absence of Polarity in the Mouse Oocyte

Nami Motosugi, Jens-Erik Dietrich, Zbigniew Polanski, Davor Solter, Takashi Hiiragi

Notch Promotes Neural Lineage Entry by Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells

Sally Lowell, Alexandra Benchoua, Barry Heavey, Austin G Smith

Parallel Thalamic Pathways for Whisking and Touch Signals in the Rat

Chunxiu Yu, Dori Derdikman, Sebastian Haidarliu, Ehud Ahissar

Functional Imaging of Numerical Processing in Adults and 4-y-Old Children

Jessica F Cantlon, Elizabeth M Brannon, Elizabeth J Carter, Kevin A Pelphrey

Neocortical Connectivity during Episodic Memory Formation

Christopher Summerfield, Matthew Greene, Tor Wager, Tobias Egner, Joy Hirsch, Jennifer Mangels

Echolocating Bats Use a Nearly Time-Optimal Strategy to Intercept Prey

Kaushik Ghose, Timothy K Horiuchi, P. S Krishnaprasad, Cynthia F Moss


Correction: Dynamic Remodeling of Dendritic Arbors in GABAergic Interneurons of Adult Visual Cortex

Wei-Chung Allen Lee, Hayden Huang, Guoping Feng, Joshua R Sanes, Emery N Brown, Peter T So, Elly Nedivi