Top 7 Hidden Jewels

Check out the hottest papers from less obvious journals, as ranked by F1000

Vanessa Schipani
Oct 25, 2010
#1 Ecosystems defy predictionEcological models show that drastic changes in ecosystems can occur without any prior warning, which may prove it more difficult than previously thought to predict ecological responses to global climate change, as well as to manage ecosystems and control invasive species. A. Hastings and W.B Wysham, "Regime shifts in ecological systems can occur with no warning," linkurl:Ecol Lett,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20148928?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 13(4):464-72, 2010. Evaluated by Mario Pineda-Krch and Mark Lewis, University of Alberta, Canada; Ludek Berec and Vlastimil Krivan, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Ferdinando Boero, Universita' del Salento, Italy; Peter de Ruiter, Wageningen University Research Center, Netherlands. linkurl:Free F1000 evaluation;http://f1000.com/2620964?key=w55rxxtm6dyzwh4 #2 Bacteria need friendly neighbors Researchers have found a way to culture previously unculturable bacteria -- by placing them alongside cultured organisms from the same environment that produce siderophores, small molecules that collect iron and assist its uptake into the bacterial cell.A. D'Onofrio...
#3 Human interference mappedE.C. Ellis et al., "Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000," linkurl:Glob Ecol Biogeogr,;http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00540.x/abstract;jsessionid=A6F246AA792020C5F61A323F96E3B8F9.d02t02 19:589-606, 2010. Evaluated by Garry Peterson, Stockholm University, Sweden; Rik Leemans, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands. linkurl:Free F1000 evaluation;http://f1000.com/4868957?key=8ytpr0jdpp3p7cx
Lotus japonicus
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#4 Secrets of symbiosis uncoveredLotus japonicusL. Madsen et al., "The molecular network governing nodule organogenesis and infection in the model legume Lotus japonicus," linkurl:Nat Commun,;http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v1/n1/full/ncomms1009.html 1:10, 2010. Evaluated by Martin Parniske, University of Munich, Germany; Myriam Charpentier and Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre. linkurl:Free F1000 evaluation;http://f1000.com/4255956?key=jh7gkkctp9p7kx4 #5 Basophils not so necessaryC. Ohnmacht et al., "Basophils orchestrate chronic allergic dermatitis and protective immunity against helminths," linkurl:Immunity,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20817571?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 33(3):364-74, 2010. Evaluated by http://f1000.com/5162972?key=22d99m8dpk8g055 James Hewitson and Rick Maizels, University of Edinburgh, UK; Richard L Stevens, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Daniel Mucida and Hilde Cheroutre, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology. linkurl:Free F1000 evaluation;http://f1000.com/5162972?key=22d99m8dpk8g055 #6 Pheromone prevents inbreedingS.A. Roberts et al., "Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour," linkurl:BMC Biol,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20525243?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 8:75, 2010. Evaluated by Etienne Joly, CNRS, France. linkurl:Free F1000 evaluation;http://f1000.com/5256961?key=5jfvc679vl0ghvh #7 Rho1 illuminates cytokinesisS. Yoshida et al., "Mechanisms for concentrating Rho1 during cytokinesis," linkurl:Genes Dev,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/19339687?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 23(7):810-23, 2010. Evaluated by David Levin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Patrick Brennwald, University of North Carolina. linkurl:Free F1000 evaluation;http://f1000.com/1536956?key=1swmll92m32p5gk


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