The following articles are a selection of those recently accepted for publication in Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology.
Ab initio phasing by molecular averaging in real space with new criteria: application to structure determination of a betanodavirus
A two-step process of phase determination in the X-ray structural analysis of the coat protein of a betanodavirus is described. A new indicator, the free fraction, for molecular averaging in real space is introduced to effectively evaluate the phasing power in order to enhance the success of determining new structures.
Neutron and X-ray single-crystal diffraction from protein microcrystals via magnetically oriented microcrystal arrays in gels
Single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction from lysozyme microcrystals magnetically aligned in gels are reported. Neutron diffraction spots were observed to a resolution of 3.4 Å and the crystal structure was solved at a resolution of 1.76 Å using X-rays at room temperature.