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Table of Contents: March 2008

COVER

During mammalian evolution nourishment of the young changed from egg yolk to milk provided by the mother.

Image Credit: Photograph by Rasmus Kaessmann (http://www.kaessmannphotography.com/)
Issue Image

The illustration shows an egg (egg yolk) and milk, as well as a virtual pseudogene sequence. This is to illustrate the loss (pseudogenization) of egg yolk genes during mammalian evolution due to the emergence of alternative nourishment resources (lactation and placentation) (see Brawand et al., page e63).

Synopses

Essay

Change the IUCN Protected Area Categories to Reflect Biodiversity Outcomes

Luigi Boitani, Richard M Cowling, Holly T Dublin, Georgina M Mace, Jeff Parrish, Hugh P Possingham, Robert L Pressey, Carlo Rondinini, Kerrie A Wilson

Feature

Perspective

Research Ethics Recommendations for Whole-Genome Research: Consensus Statement

Timothy Caulfield, Amy L McGuire, Mildred Cho, Janet A Buchanan, Michael M Burgess, Ursula Danilczyk, Christina M Diaz, Kelly Fryer-Edwards, Shane K Green, Marc A Hodosh, Eric T Juengst, Jane Kaye, Laurence Kedes, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Trudo Lemmens, Eric M Meslin, Juli Murphy, Robert L Nussbaum, Margaret Otlowski, Daryl Pullman, Peter N Ray, Jeremy Sugarman, Michael Timmons

Community Page

Boosting Virology in Brazil

Maria Inês de Moura Campos Pardini, Leda Fátima Jamal, Edison Luiz Durigon, Eduardo Massad, José Fernando Perez, João Renato Rebello Pinho, Edward C Holmes, Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto

Research Articles

Riding the Wave: Reconciling the Roles of Disease and Climate Change in Amphibian Declines

Karen R Lips, Jay Diffendorfer, Joseph R Mendelson III, Michael W Sears

Assessing Evidence for a Pervasive Alteration in Tropical Tree Communities

Jérôme Chave, Richard Condit, Helene C Muller-Landau, Sean C Thomas, Peter S Ashton, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Leonardo L Co, Handanakere S Dattaraja, Stuart J Davies, Shameema Esufali, Corneille E. N Ewango, Kenneth J Feeley, Robin B Foster, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Pamela Hall, Terese B Hart, Consuelo Hernández, Stephen P Hubbell, Akira Itoh, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, James V LaFrankie, Suzanne Loo de Lao, Jean-Rémy Makana, Md. Nur Supardi Noor, Abdul Rahman Kassim, Cristián Samper, Raman Sukumar, Hebbalalu S Suresh, Sylvester Tan, Jill Thompson, Ma. Dolores C Tongco, Renato Valencia, Martha Vallejo, Gorky Villa, Takuo Yamakura, Jess K Zimmerman, Elizabeth C Losos

Phenotypic Mismatches Reveal Escape from Arms-Race Coevolution

Charles T Hanifin, Edmund D Brodie Jr., Edmund D Brodie III

Density-Dependent Cladogenesis in Birds

Albert B Phillimore, Trevor D Price

A Role for Parasites in Stabilising the Fig-Pollinator Mutualism

Derek W Dunn, Simon T Segar, Jo Ridley, Ruth Chan, Ross H Crozier, Douglas W Yu, James M Cook

Circadian Remodeling of Neuronal Circuits Involved in Rhythmic Behavior

María Paz Fernández, Jimena Berni, María Fernanda Ceriani

A Putative Cation Channel, NCA-1, and a Novel Protein, UNC-80, Transmit Neuronal Activity in C. elegans

Edward Yeh, Sharon Ng, Mi Zhang, Magali Bouhours, Ying Wang, Min Wang, Wesley Hung, Kyota Aoyagi, Katya Melnik-Martinez, Michelle Li, Fang Liu, William R Schafer, Mei Zhen

Creatine Kinase–Mediated ATP Supply Fuels Actin-Based Events in Phagocytosis

Jan W. P Kuiper, Helma Pluk, Frank Oerlemans, Frank N van Leeuwen, Frank de Lange, Jack Fransen, Bé Wieringa

Phosphorylation-Independent Regulation of the Diguanylate Cyclase WspR

Nabanita De, Michelle Pirruccello, Petya Violinova Krasteva, Narae Bae, Rahul Veera Raghavan, Holger Sondermann

Dynamic Remodeling of Individual Nucleosomes Across a Eukaryotic Genome in Response to Transcriptional Perturbation

Sushma Shivaswamy, Akshay Bhinge, Yongjun Zhao, Steven Jones, Martin Hirst, Vishwanath R Iyer

Insights into Mad2 Regulation in the Spindle Checkpoint Revealed by the Crystal Structure of the Symmetric Mad2 Dimer

Maojun Yang, Bing Li, Chyong-Jy Liu, Diana R Tomchick, Mischa Machius, Josep Rizo, Hongtao Yu, Xuelian Luo