18 October 2016
Vol 9, Issue 450

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Online Cover This week features a Research Article (see also the associated Focus) that shows that binding of the bacterial second messenger cyclic diguanylate monophosphate (c-di-GMP) to the adaptor protein MapZ directs the movement of the human pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The image shows swimming trajectories that are typical of wild-type P. aeruginosa. [Image: Yukai Zeng/Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore, and Zhao-Xun Liang/School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore]