Volume 22 Issue 1, January 2004

Volume 22 Issue 1

Characteristic, reddish colonies of the purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris superimposed on a picture of its rod-shaped cells visualized under the light microscope. This issue reports the complete sequence of R. pulustris, a metabolically highly versatile microorganism (see pp 55-61).



Opinion and Comment


  • Feature |

    As antibiotic resistant bacteria threaten a public health crisis, biotechnology is turning to bacteriophages, nature's tiniest viruses. But can phage therapy overcome its historical baggage?

    • Karl Thiel

News and Views

  • News & Views |

    Testing the relative fitness of thousands of yeast strains helps determine pathways and proteins targeted by small-molecule drugs

    • Brent R Stockwell
  • News & Views |

    Quantum dots show potential as a tool for imaging sentinel lymph nodes and guiding surgery.

    • Roger F Uren
  • News & Views |

    The complete genome sequence of the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris reveals well rounded metabolic and biodegradation capabilities.

    • Judy D Wall
  • News & Views |

    A protein interaction map for the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster promises to facilitate functional analysis of many eukaryotic proteins.

    • Peter Uetz
    •  & Michael J Pankratz




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