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Table of Contents: December 2006

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Red knots taking a nap during high tide in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Recently, this marine protected area has been commercially exploited by shellfisheries. As reported by van Gils et al., shellfish dredging has been directly responsible for a decline in the knots' population through a reduction in both the amount and the quality of their food resources.

Essay

Balancing Robustness and Evolvability

Richard E Lenski, Jeffrey E Barrick, Charles Ofria

Feature

What Is the Hobbit?

Tabitha M Powledge

Primer

Research Articles

The Genome of Deep-Sea Vent Chemolithoautotroph Thiomicrospira crunogena XCL-2

Kathleen M Scott, Stefan M Sievert, Fereniki N Abril, Lois A Ball, Chantell J Barrett, Rodrigo A Blake, Amanda J Boller, Patrick S. G Chain, Justine A Clark, Carisa R Davis, Chris Detter, Kimberly F Do, Kimberly P Dobrinski, Brandon I Faza, Kelly A Fitzpatrick, Sharyn K Freyermuth, Tara L Harmer, Loren J Hauser, Michael Hügler, Cheryl A Kerfeld, Martin G Klotz, William W Kong, Miriam Land, Alla Lapidus, Frank W Larimer, Dana L Longo, Susan Lucas, Stephanie A Malfatti, Steven E Massey, Darlene D Martin, Zoe McCuddin, Folker Meyer, Jessica L Moore, Luis H Ocampo Jr., John H Paul, Ian T Paulsen, Douglas K Reep, Qinghu Ren, Rachel L Ross, Priscila Y Sato, Phaedra Thomas, Lance E Tinkham, Gary T Zeruth

A High-Resolution Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genetic Map of the Mouse Genome

Sagiv Shifman, Jordana Tzenova Bell, Richard R Copley, Martin S Taylor, Robert W Williams, Richard Mott, Jonathan Flint

Divergent Selection on Opsins Drives Incipient Speciation in Lake Victoria Cichlids

Yohey Terai, Ole Seehausen, Takeshi Sasaki, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Shinji Mizoiri, Tohru Sugawara, Tetsu Sato, Masakatsu Watanabe, Nellie Konijnendijk, Hillary D. J Mrosso, Hidenori Tachida, Hiroo Imai, Yoshinori Shichida, Norihiro Okada

The Structure of an RNAi Polymerase Links RNA Silencing and Transcription

Paula S Salgado, Minni R. L Koivunen, Eugene V Makeyev, Dennis H Bamford, David I Stuart, Jonathan M Grimes

Plasma Membrane Is the Site of Productive HIV-1 Particle Assembly

Nolwenn Jouvenet, Stuart J. D Neil, Cameron Bess, Marc C Johnson, Cesar A Virgen, Sanford M Simon, Paul D Bieniasz

Polarised Asymmetric Inheritance of Accumulated Protein Damage in Higher Eukaryotes

María A Rujano, Floris Bosveld, Florian A Salomons, Freark Dijk, Maria A.W.H van Waarde, Johannes J.L van der Want, Rob A.I de Vos, Ewout R Brunt, Ody C.M Sibon, Harm H Kampinga

Drosophila NMNAT Maintains Neural Integrity Independent of Its NAD Synthesis Activity

R. Grace Zhai, Yu Cao, P. Robin Hiesinger, Yi Zhou, Sunil Q Mehta, Karen L Schulze, Patrik Verstreken, Hugo J Bellen

Functional Convergence of Neurons Generated in the Developing and Adult Hippocampus

Diego A Laplagne, M. Soledad Espósito, Verónica C Piatti, Nicolás A Morgenstern, Chunmei Zhao, Henriette van Praag, Fred H Gage, Alejandro F Schinder

Shellfish Dredging Pushes a Flexible Avian Top Predator out of a Marine Protected Area

Jan A van Gils, Theunis Piersma, Anne Dekinga, Bernard Spaans, Casper Kraan

Rarity Value and Species Extinction: The Anthropogenic Allee Effect

Franck Courchamp, Elena Angulo, Philippe Rivalan, Richard J Hall, Laetitia Signoret, Leigh Bull, Yves Meinard

Corrections

Correction: A Signaling Network for Patterning of Neuronal Connectivity in the Drosophila Brain

Mohammed Srahna, Maarten Leyssen, Ching Man Choi, Lee Fradkin, Jasprina Noordermeer, Bassem Hassan

Correction: Pathways of Carbon Assimilation and Ammonia Oxidation Suggested by Environmental Genomic Analyses of Marine Crenarchaeota

Edward DeLong, Steven Hallam, Tracy Mincer, Christa Schleper, Christina Preston, Katie Roberts, Paul Richardson