Table of Contents: August 2009

An ink drawing for a research article in this issue of PLoS Biology (see Fuentes-Medel et al., e1000184) showing that synaptic growth at the neuromuscular junction entails substantial shedding of membranes, which are removed through a collaboration between muscles and glial cells.

Image Credit: Vivian Budnik, University of Massachusetts Medical School


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Host Niches and Defensive Extended Phenotypes Structure Parasitoid Wasp Communities

Richard Bailey, Karsten Schönrogge, James M. Cook, George Melika, György Csóka, Csaba Thuróczy, Graham N. Stone

Rapid Evolution of Sex Pheromone-Producing Enzyme Expression in Drosophila

Troy R. Shirangi, Héloïse D. Dufour, Thomas M. Williams, Sean B. Carroll

Hippocampus Leads Ventral Striatum in Replay of Place-Reward Information

Carien S. Lansink, Pieter M. Goltstein, Jan V. Lankelma, Bruce L. McNaughton, Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

Generation of Functional Eyes from Pluripotent Cells

Andrea S. Viczian, Eduardo C. Solessio, Yung Lyou, Michael E. Zuber

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