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Table of Contents: December 2006

COVER

Jigsaw representation of eukaryote evolution

Image Credit: Layout and design by David J. Patterson; all images by D. J. Patterson except Deltotrichonympha, which was taken by Guy Brugerolle.
Issue Image

The jigsaw image of representatives of various lines of eukaryote evolution reflects the current lack of consensus as to how the major branches of eukaryotes fit together. The illustrations from upper left to bottom right are as follows: a single scale from the surface of Umbellosphaera; Amoeba, the large amoeboid organism used as an introduction to protists for many school children; Euglena, the iconic flagellate that is often used to challenge ideas of plants (Euglena has chloroplasts) and animals (Euglena moves); Stentor, one of the larger ciliates; Cacatua, the sulphur-crested cockatoo from Australia; Paulinella, a shelled amoeba that contains two cyanobacterial symbionts; Thalassionema, one of the more common diatoms; Jakoba, a colorless free-living flagellate; Massisteria, a marine amoeboflagellate with fine radiating pseudopodia; Deltotrichonympha, one of the large flagellates with numerous flagella that live in the guts of wood-eating termites; Pinus, a pine from the Eastern Sierras in California; Elphidium, one of the foraminifera, the so-called "shelled amoebae" (see Katz et al., e220).

Interview

Review

Unraveling the Genetics of Human Obesity

David M Mutch, Karine Clément

Research Articles

Mapping Determinants of Gene Expression Plasticity by Genetical Genomics in C. elegans

Yang Li, Olga Alda Álvarez, Evert W Gutteling, Marcel Tijsterman, Jingyuan Fu, Joost A. G Riksen, Esther Hazendonk, Pjotr Prins, Ronald H. A Plasterk, Ritsert C Jansen, Rainer Breitling, Jan E Kammenga

A High-Resolution Map of Synteny Disruptions in Gibbon and Human Genomes

Lucia Carbone, Gery M Vessere, Boudewijn F.H. ten Hallers, Baoli Zhu, Kazutoyo Osoegawa, Alan Mootnick, Andrea Kofler, Johannes Wienberg, Jane Rogers, Sean Humphray, Carol Scott, R. Alan Harris, Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Pieter J de Jong

Population Structure and Eigenanalysis

Nick Patterson, Alkes L Price, David Reich

Secrets of Soil Survival Revealed by the Genome Sequence of Arthrobacter aurescens TC1

Emmanuel F Mongodin, Nir Shapir, Sean C Daugherty, Robert T DeBoy, Joanne B Emerson, Alla Shvartzbeyn, Diana Radune, Jessica Vamathevan, Florenta Riggs, Viktoria Grinberg, Hoda Khouri, Lawrence P Wackett, Karen E Nelson, Michael J Sadowsky

Low Levels of Genetic Divergence across Geographically and Linguistically Diverse Populations from India

Noah A Rosenberg, Saurabh Mahajan, Catalina Gonzalez-Quevedo, Michael G. B Blum, Laura Nino-Rosales, Vasiliki Ninis, Parimal Das, Madhuri Hegde, Laura Molinari, Gladys Zapata, James L Weber, John W Belmont, Pragna I Patel

Genetic Analysis of the Roles of BMP2, BMP4, and BMP7 in Limb Patterning and Skeletogenesis

Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, Kunikazu Tsuji, Karen Cox, Brian D Harfe, Vicki Rosen, Clifford J Tabin

Evaluating Support for the Current Classification of Eukaryotic Diversity

Laura Wegener Parfrey, Erika Barbero, Elyse Lasser, Micah Dunthorn, Debashish Bhattacharya, David J Patterson, Laura A Katz

Tissue-Specific Differences in Human Transfer RNA Expression

Kimberly A Dittmar, Jeffrey M Goodenbour, Tao Pan

Adaptive Stress Response in Segmental Progeria Resembles Long-Lived Dwarfism and Calorie Restriction in Mice

Marieke van de Ven, Jaan-Olle Andressoo, Valerie B Holcomb, Marieke von Lindern, Willeke M. C Jong, Chris I. De Zeeuw, Yousin Suh, Paul Hasty, Jan H. J Hoeijmakers, Gijsbertus T. J van der Horst, James R Mitchell

The Complete Genome Sequence and Comparative Genome Analysis of the High Pathogenicity Yersinia enterocolitica Strain 8081

Nicholas R Thomson, Sarah Howard, Brendan W Wren, Matthew T. G Holden, Lisa Crossman, Gregory L Challis, Carol Churcher, Karen Mungall, Karen Brooks, Tracey Chillingworth, Theresa Feltwell, Zahra Abdellah, Heidi Hauser, Kay Jagels, Mark Maddison, Sharon Moule, Mandy Sanders, Sally Whitehead, Michael A Quail, Gordon Dougan, Julian Parkhill, Michael B Prentice

Global Mapping of Transposon Location

Abram Gabriel, Johannes Dapprich, Mark Kunkel, David Gresham, Stephen C Pratt, Maitreya J Dunham

Natural Variants of AtHKT1 Enhance Na+ Accumulation in Two Wild Populations of Arabidopsis

Ana Rus, Ivan Baxter, Balasubramaniam Muthukumar, Jeff Gustin, Brett Lahner, Elena Yakubova, David E Salt

Corrections

Correction: Comparative Genomics of Emerging Human Ehrlichiosis Agents

Julie C Dunning Hotopp, Mingqun Lin, Ramana Madupu, Jonathan Crabtree, Samuel V Angiuoli, Jonathan A Eisen, Rekha Seshadri, Qinghu Ren, Martin Wu, Teresa R Utterback, Shannon Smith, Matthew Lewis, Hoda Khouri, Chunbin Zhang, Hua Niu, Quan Lin, Norio Ohashi, Ning Zhi, William Nelson, Lauren M Brinkac, Robert J Dodson, M. J Rosovitz, Jaideep Sundaram, Sean C Daugherty, Tanja Davidsen, Anthony S Durkin, Michelle Gwinn, Daniel H Haft, Jeremy D Selengut, Steven A Sullivan, Nikhat Zafar, Liwei Zhou, Faiza Benahmed, Heather Forberger, Rebecca Halpin, Stephanie Mulligan, Jeffrey Robinson, Owen White, Yasuko Rikihisa, Hervé Tettelin