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Table of Contents: July 2005

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Simulation of the electric field generated by G. petersii

Image Credit: Image by Adriana Migliaro, Ruben Budelli, and Angel Caputi.
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The image depicts the electric fish Gnathonemus petersii and a simulation of the field that would be generated if the fish body were electrically transparent. When potential prey approach the fish, electroreceptors in its skin detect pertubations in the electric field, allowing the fish to rapidly detect and locate these nearby objects (See Migliaro et al)

Perspective

Review

Research Articles

The RNA Silencing Pathway: The Bits and Pieces That Matter

Marian A. C Groenenboom, Athanasius F. M Marée, Paulien Hogeweg

Combined Evidence Annotation of Transposable Elements in Genome Sequences

Hadi Quesneville, Casey M Bergman, Olivier Andrieu, Delphine Autard, Danielle Nouaud, Michael Ashburner, Dominique Anxolabehere

Inflammatory Aetiology of Human Myometrial Activation Tested Using Directed Graphs

Andrew M Bisits, Roger Smith, Sam Mesiano, George Yeo, Kenneth Kwek, David MacIntyre, Eng C Chan

Recognition of Unknown Conserved Alternatively Spliced Exons

Uwe Ohler, Noam Shomron, Christopher B Burge