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Table of Contents: July 2007

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Epifluorescence microscopy of a Lactococcus lactis xerS mutant

Image Credit: Photograph by Pascal Le Bourgeois.
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Streptococci and Lactococci possess alternative Xer site-specific recombination machinery, phylogenetically unrelated to the classical XerCD/dif system, to resolve chromosome dimers (see Le Bourgeois et al.). The image shows epifluorescence microscopy of a Lactococcus lactis xerS mutant (kindly provided by Søren M. Madsen, Denmark), after staining with the LIVE/DEAD BacLight Viability Kit (Molecular Probes).

Review

Research Articles

Combined Effects of Thrombosis Pathway Gene Variants Predict Cardiovascular Events

Kirsi Auro, Mervi Alanne, Kati Kristiansson, Kaisa Silander, Kari Kuulasmaa, Veikko Salomaa, Leena Peltonen, Markus Perola

Plasticity of Fission Yeast CENP-A Chromatin Driven by Relative Levels of Histone H3 and H4

Araceli G Castillo, Barbara G Mellone, Janet F Partridge, William Richardson, Georgina L Hamilton, Robin C Allshire, Alison L Pidoux

Complex Seizure Disorder Caused by Brunol4 Deficiency in Mice

Yan Yang, Connie L Mahaffey, Nathalie Bérubé, Terry P Maddatu, Gregory A Cox, Wayne N Frankel

Divergent Evolution of Human p53 Binding Sites: Cell Cycle Versus Apoptosis

Monica M Horvath, Xuting Wang, Michael A Resnick, Douglas A Bell

Genome-Wide Association Scan Shows Genetic Variants in the FTO Gene Are Associated with Obesity-Related Traits

Angelo Scuteri, Serena Sanna, Wei-Min Chen, Manuela Uda, Giuseppe Albai, James Strait, Samer Najjar, Ramaiah Nagaraja, Marco Orrú, Gianluca Usala, Mariano Dei, Sandra Lai, Andrea Maschio, Fabio Busonero, Antonella Mulas, Georg B Ehret, Ashley A Fink, Alan B Weder, Richard S Cooper, Pilar Galan, Aravinda Chakravarti, David Schlessinger, Antonio Cao, Edward Lakatta, Gonçalo R Abecasis

Semi-Automatic Classification of Skeletal Morphology in Genetically Altered Mice Using Flat-Panel Volume Computed Tomography

Christian Dullin, Jeannine Missbach-Guentner, Wolfgang F Vogel, Eckhardt Grabbe, Frauke Alves

Population Bottlenecks as a Potential Major Shaping Force of Human Genome Architecture

Adrian Gherman, Peter E Chen, Tanya M Teslovich, Pawel Stankiewicz, Marjorie Withers, Carl S Kashuk, Aravinda Chakravarti, James R Lupski, David J Cutler, Nicholas Katsanis

Physical and Genetic Structure of the Maize Genome Reflects Its Complex Evolutionary History

Fusheng Wei, Ed Coe, William Nelson, Arvind K Bharti, Fred Engler, Ed Butler, HyeRan Kim, Jose Luis Goicoechea, Mingsheng Chen, Seunghee Lee, Galina Fuks, Hector Sanchez-Villeda, Steven Schroeder, Zhiwei Fang, Michael McMullen, Georgia Davis, John E Bowers, Andrew H Paterson, Mary Schaeffer, Jack Gardiner, Karen Cone, Joachim Messing, Carol Soderlund, Rod A Wing

The Multiple Roles of Mps1 in Drosophila Female Meiosis

William D Gilliland, Stacie E Hughes, Jeffrey L Cotitta, Satomi Takeo, Youbin Xiang, R. Scott Hawley

The Unconventional Xer Recombination Machinery of Streptococci/Lactococci

Pascal Le Bourgeois, Marie Bugarel, Nathalie Campo, Marie-Line Daveran-Mingot, Jessica Labonté, Daniel Lanfranchi, Thomas Lautier, Carine Pagès, Paul Ritzenthaler

DNA Damage, Homology-Directed Repair, and DNA Methylation

Concetta Cuozzo, Antonio Porcellini, Tiziana Angrisano, Annalisa Morano, Bongyong Lee, Alba Di Pardo, Samantha Messina, Rodolfo Iuliano, Alfredo Fusco, Maria R Santillo, Mark T Muller, Lorenzo Chiariotti, Max E Gottesman, Enrico V Avvedimento

Genetic Association Mapping via Evolution-Based Clustering of Haplotypes

Ioanna Tachmazidou, Claudio J Verzilli, Maria De Iorio

CTCF Genomic Binding Sites in Drosophila and the Organisation of the Bithorax Complex

Eimear E Holohan, Camilla Kwong, Boris Adryan, Marek Bartkuhn, Martin Herold, Rainer Renkawitz, Steven Russell, Robert White

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