Sunday, April 11, 2010

New articles added to PLoS ONE Prokaryotic Genome Collection

The Complete Multipartite Genome Sequence of Cupriavidus necator JMP134, a Versatile Pollutant Degrader

Athanasios Lykidis, Danilo Pérez-Pantoja, Thomas Ledger, Kostantinos Mavromatis, Iain J. Anderson, Natalia N. Ivanova, Sean D. Hooper, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Bernardo González, Nikos C. Kyrpides

Published 22 Mar 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009729

Genome Sequence of Cronobacter sakazakii BAA-894 and Comparative Genomic Hybridization Analysis with Other Cronobacter Species

Eva Kucerova, Sandra W. Clifton, Xiao-Qin Xia, Fred Long, Steffen Porwollik, Lucinda Fulton, Catrina Fronick, Patrick Minx, Kim Kyung, Wesley Warren, Robert Fulton, Dongyan Feng, Aye Wollam, Neha Shah, Veena Bhonagiri, William E. Nash, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Richard K. Wilson, Michael McClelland, Stephen J. Forsythe

Published 08 Mar 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009556

The Genome of Streptococcus mitis B6 - What Is a Commensal?

Dalia Denapaite, Reinhold Brückner, Michael Nuhn, Peter Reichmann, Bernhard Henrich, Patrick Maurer, Yvonne Schähle, Peter Selbmann, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Rolf Wambutt, Regine Hakenbeck

Published 25 Feb 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009426

Large Direct Repeats Flank Genomic Rearrangements between a New Clinical Isolate of Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis A1 and Schu S4

Ufuk Nalbantoglu, Khalid Sayood, Michael P. Dempsey, Peter C. Iwen, Stephen C. Francesconi, Ravi D. Barabote, Gary Xie, Thomas S. Brettin, Steven H. Hinrichs, Paul D. Fey

Published 03 Feb 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009007

Sunday, April 4, 2010

PLoS ONE published its 10000th article

PLoS ONE has just published its 10,000th article!  Since its birth in December 2006, PLoS ONE has put up a formidable competition to the print copy science publishers, and this recent milestone shows that open-access publication of "not so novel and subjective based research" is indeed a viable and scientifically justified project and which enjoys wide support within the academic community. Following the success of PLoS ONE, more such publication projects [including few from PLoS ONE's  vocal critics] have recently mushroomed. It ill be interesting to know how far the new projects will be successful fishing inside the catchment of PLoS ONE. Below is the 10000th PLoS ONE article that appeared on April 2, 2010:
Immunoproteomics Analysis of the Murine Antibody Response to Vaccination with an Improved Francisella tularensis Live Vaccine Strain (LVS) Susan M. Twine, Mireille D. Petit, Kelly M. Fulton, Robert V. House, J. Wayne Conlan Research Article, published 02 Apr 2010  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010000 
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