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Table of Contents: April 2005

Honeybees have to navigate through a world containing a bewildering variety of scents in order to identify rewarding flowers. How the honeybee's miniature brain makes sense of the chaos of scents is the subject of recent brain imaging and psychophysical studies (See Guerrieri et al. and the Primer by Chittka and Brockmann)

Image Credit: Photo by Lars Chittka

Editorials

The PLoS Community Journals

Mark Patterson, Catriona MacCallum, Hemai Parthasarathy, Caitlin Sedwick

Book Reviews/Science in the Media

Traversing the Highwire from Pop to Optical

Christopher W Tyler

Research Articles

Lineage-Specific Expansions of Retroviral Insertions within the Genomes of African Great Apes but Not Humans and Orangutans

Chris T Yohn, Zhaoshi Jiang, Sean D McGrath, Karen E Hayden, Philipp Khaitovich, Matthew E Johnson, Marla Y Eichler, John D McPherson, Shaying Zhao, Svante Pääbo, Evan E Eichler

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Functional Evolution of a cis-Regulatory Module

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The Wolbachia Genome of Brugia malayi: Endosymbiont Evolution within a Human Pathogenic Nematode

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Intravascular Immune Surveillance by CXCR6+ NKT Cells Patrolling Liver Sinusoids

Frederic Geissmann, Thomas O Cameron, Stephane Sidobre, Natasha Manlongat, Mitchell Kronenberg, Michael J Briskin, Michael L Dustin, Dan R Littman

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Steve O Winitsky, Thiru V Gopal, Shahin Hassanzadeh, Hiroshi Takahashi, Divina Gryder, Michael A Rogawski, Kazuyo Takeda, Zu X Yu, Yu H Xu, Neal D Epstein

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PGC-1α Deficiency Causes Multi-System Energy Metabolic Derangements: Muscle Dysfunction, Abnormal Weight Control and Hepatic Steatosis

Teresa C Leone, John J Lehman, Brian N Finck, Paul J Schaeffer, Adam R Wende, Sihem Boudina, Michael Courtois, David F Wozniak, Nandakumar Sambandam, Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, Zhouji Chen, John O. Holloszy, Denis M Medeiros, Robert E Schmidt, Jeffrey E Saffitz, E. Dale Abel, Clay F Semenkovich, Daniel P Kelly

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Perceptual and Neural Olfactory Similarity in Honeybees

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