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Table of Contents: October 2005

The cover image depicts maternal transmission of Wolbachia. Within the Drosophila female germ line, the intracellular proteobacteria Wolbachia (red) accumulates in the cell that will form the fruit fly egg and embryo and is thereby transmitted to the next host generation. Green indicates germ line, and blue indicates DNA (see Ferree et al).

Image Credit: Image by Horacio M. Frydman and Eric Wieschaus.

Opinions

Open-Access Science: A Necessity for Global Public Health

Josefina Coloma, Eva Harris

Research Articles

Wolbachia Utilizes Host Microtubules and Dynein for Anterior Localization in the Drosophila Oocyte

Patrick M Ferree, Horacio M Frydman, Jennifer M Li, Jian Cao, Eric Wieschaus, William Sullivan

Identification of the Moving Junction Complex of Toxoplasma gondii: A Collaboration between Distinct Secretory Organelles

David L Alexander, Jeffrey Mital, Gary E Ward, Peter Bradley, John C Boothroyd

Anthrax Lethal Toxin-Mediated Killing of Human and Murine Dendritic Cells Impairs the Adaptive Immune Response

Abdelkrim Alileche, Evan R Serfass, Stefan M Muehlbauer, Steven A Porcelli, J├╝rgen Brojatsch

Low Effective Dispersal of Asexual Genotypes in Heterogeneous Landscapes by the Endemic Pathogen Penicillium marneffei

Matthew C Fisher, William P Hanage, Sybren de Hoog, Elizabeth Johnson, Michael D Smith, Nicholas J White, Nongnuch Vanittanakom