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August 2017 Volume 13 No 8

The cover depicts conidiophores of the fungus Aspergillus nidulans carrying a fungal artificial chromosome (FAC), imaged by a scanning electron microscope and colored artificially. Filamentous fungi are prolific producers of secondary metabolites, and the combination of FAC technology with metabolomic scoring enables the high-throughput linkage of these metabolites with their biosynthetic gene clusters. Cover design by Erin Dewalt, based on an image from Eric W. Roth. Article, p895