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Crystals on the cover 2015

aPO Box 6483, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-0483, USA, bHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Macromolecular Crystallography (HZB-MX), Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany, and cDivision of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, Scotland
*Correspondence e-mail: hmeinspahr@yahoo.com, manfred.weiss@helmholtz-berlin.de, w.n.hunter@dundee.ac.uk

This issue inaugurates the second decade of publication of Acta Crystallographica Section F and, in keeping with the custom of the last decade, the cover features an artful arrangement of the best photomicrograph images of crystals published in the journal in the previous year. The custom has served as an annual testament to the commitment of Acta Cryst. F to serve the community of scientists whose focus includes the production of crystalline samples for macromolecular crystal structure determination.

The crystals featured are as follows: keto-deoxy-D-galactarate (KDG) dehydratase from Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Taberman et al., 2014[Taberman, H., Andberg, M., Parkkinen, T., Richard, P., Hakulinen, N., Koivula, A. & Rouvinen, J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 49-52.]; glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GalU) from Erwinia amylovora, Toccafondi et al., 2014[Toccafondi, M., Cianci, M. & Benini, S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1249-1251.]; human farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase complexed with risedronate, Yokoyama et al., 2014[Yokoyama, T., Ostermann, A., Mizuguchi, M., Niimura, N., Schrader, T. E. & Tanaka, I. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 470-472.]; Xaa-Pro dipeptidase from Xanthomonas campestris, Kumar et al., 2014[Kumar, A., Are, V. N., Ghosh, B., Agrawal, U., Jamdar, S. N., Makde, R. D. & Sharma, S. M. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1268-1271.]; Imp3 in complex with an Mpp10 peptide involved in yeast ribosome biogenesis, Zheng & Ye, 2014[Zheng, S. & Ye, K. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 918-921.]; C-terminal domain of guanylate kinase-associated protein from Rattus nor­vegicus, Tong et al., 2014[Tong, J., Yang, H. & Im, Y. J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 949-954.]; virus-like particles from a piscine betanodavirus, Luo et al., 2014[Luo, Y.-C., Wang, C.-H., Wu, Y.-M., Liu, W., Lu, M.-W. & Lin, C.-S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1080-1086.]; FMN-bound and FMN-free forms of aromatic acid decarboxylase (CpsUbiX) from the psychrophilic bacterium Colwellia psychrerythraea 34 H, Do et al., 2014[Do, H., Lee, C. W., Han, S. J., Lee, S. G., Kim, H. J., Park, H. & Lee, J. H. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 215-220.]; XoGroEL chaperonin from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, Tran et al., 2014[Tran, H.-T., Pham, T.-V., Ngo, H.-P.-T., Hong, M.-K., Kim, J.-G., Lee, S. H., Ahn, Y.-J. & Kang, L.-W. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 604-607.]; an artificial molten-globular-like triosephosphate isomerase protein of mixed phylogenetic origin, Goyal et al., 2014[Goyal, V. D., Yadav, P., Kumar, A., Ghosh, B. & Makde, R. D. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1521-1525.]; great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) haemoglobin, Jagadeesan et al., 2014[Jagadeesan, G., Malathy, P., Gunasekaran, K., Harikrishna Etti, S. & Aravindhan, S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1526-1528.]; FliP, an integral membrane component of the bacterial flagellar type III protein-export apparatus, Fukumura et al., 2014[Fukumura, T., Furukawa, Y., Kawaguchi, T., Saijo-Hamano, Y., Namba, K., Imada, K. & Minamino, T. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1215-1218.]; feast/famine regulatory protein (Rv2779c) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv, Dey & Ramachandran, 2014[Dey, A. & Ramachandran, R. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 97-100.]; Gos1p, a yeast SNARE protein, Cheng et al., 2014[Cheng, B., Zhang, Y., Guo, G. & Gao, Y. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 967-969.]; D-lactate dehydrogenase from Lactobacillus jensenii, Kim et al., 2014[Kim, S., Kim, Y. H. & Kim, K.-J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1046-1048.]; YfcM: an important factor for EF-P hydroxylation, Kobayashi et al., 2014[Kobayashi, K., Suzuki, T., Dohmae, N., Ishitani, R. & Nureki, O. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1236-1239.]; a novel β-L-arabinofuranosidase (HypBA1) from Bifidobacterium longum, Zhu et al., 2014[Zhu, Z., He, M., Huang, C.-H., Ko, T.-P., Zeng, Y.-F., Huang, Y.-N., Jia, S., Lu, F., Liu, J.-R. & Guo, R.-T. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 636-638.]; a dye-decolourizing peroxidase from Dictyostelium discoideum, Rai et al., 2014[Rai, A., Fedorov, R. & Manstein, D. J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 252-255.]; a Fic protein from Clostridium difficile, Welner et al., 2014[Welner, D., Dedic, E., van Leeuwen, H. C., Kuijper, E., Bjerrum, M. J., Østergaard, O. & Jørgensen, R. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 827-831.]; human IL-18 and its extracellular complexes, Kimura et al., 2014[Kimura, T., Tsutsumi, N., Arita, K., Ariyoshi, M., Ohnishi, H., Kondo, N., Shirakawa, M., Kato, Z. & Tochio, H. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1351-1356.]; a surface mutant of the middle domain of PB2 from human influenza A (H1N1) virus, Tsurumura et al., 2014[Tsurumura, T., Qiu, H., Yoshida, T., Tsumori, Y. & Tsuge, H. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 72-75.]; the (S)-3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase PaaH1 from Ralstonia eutropha H16, Kim & Kim, 2014[Kim, S., Kim, Y. H. & Kim, K.-J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1046-1048.]; the putative type VI secretion immunity protein Tli5 (PA5088) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Chen et al., 2014[Chen, Z., Gao, Z., Hu, H., Xu, J., Zhang, H. & Dong, Y. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 903-905.]; and a fungal type III polyketide synthase that produces the csypyrones, Yang et al., 2014[Yang, D., Mori, T., Matsui, T., Hashimoto, M., Morita, H., Fujii, I. & Abe, I. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 730-733.].

As indicated in the Editorial in the December 2014 issue (Hunter & Weiss, 2014[Hunter, W. N. & Weiss, M. S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1575.]), this new decade also inaugurates a new regime for articles reporting macromolecular crystallizations. We hope that our authors will respond to the new challenges presented by the changes. We are convinced that the changes will encourage the generation of articles of higher scientific import and of greater general interest. With this cover, and with this month's article in our continuing International Year of Crystallography series, we emphasize our commitment to continue publication of macromolecular crystallization articles and welcome those that meet the new standards.

References

First citationChen, Z., Gao, Z., Hu, H., Xu, J., Zhang, H. & Dong, Y. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 903–905.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationCheng, B., Zhang, Y., Guo, G. & Gao, Y. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 967–969.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationDey, A. & Ramachandran, R. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 97–100.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationDo, H., Lee, C. W., Han, S. J., Lee, S. G., Kim, H. J., Park, H. & Lee, J. H. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 215–220.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationFukumura, T., Furukawa, Y., Kawaguchi, T., Saijo-Hamano, Y., Namba, K., Imada, K. & Minamino, T. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1215–1218.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationGoyal, V. D., Yadav, P., Kumar, A., Ghosh, B. & Makde, R. D. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1521–1525.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationHunter, W. N. & Weiss, M. S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1575.  CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationJagadeesan, G., Malathy, P., Gunasekaran, K., Harikrishna Etti, S. & Aravindhan, S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1526–1528.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationKim, S., Kim, Y. H. & Kim, K.-J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1046–1048.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationKimura, T., Tsutsumi, N., Arita, K., Ariyoshi, M., Ohnishi, H., Kondo, N., Shirakawa, M., Kato, Z. & Tochio, H. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1351–1356.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationKobayashi, K., Suzuki, T., Dohmae, N., Ishitani, R. & Nureki, O. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1236–1239.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationKumar, A., Are, V. N., Ghosh, B., Agrawal, U., Jamdar, S. N., Makde, R. D. & Sharma, S. M. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1268–1271.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationLuo, Y.-C., Wang, C.-H., Wu, Y.-M., Liu, W., Lu, M.-W. & Lin, C.-S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1080–1086.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationRai, A., Fedorov, R. & Manstein, D. J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 252–255.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationTaberman, H., Andberg, M., Parkkinen, T., Richard, P., Hakulinen, N., Koivula, A. & Rouvinen, J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 49–52.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationToccafondi, M., Cianci, M. & Benini, S. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 1249–1251.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationTong, J., Yang, H. & Im, Y. J. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 949–954.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationTran, H.-T., Pham, T.-V., Ngo, H.-P.-T., Hong, M.-K., Kim, J.-G., Lee, S. H., Ahn, Y.-J. & Kang, L.-W. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 604–607.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationTsurumura, T., Qiu, H., Yoshida, T., Tsumori, Y. & Tsuge, H. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 72–75.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationWelner, D., Dedic, E., van Leeuwen, H. C., Kuijper, E., Bjerrum, M. J., Østergaard, O. & Jørgensen, R. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 827–831.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationYang, D., Mori, T., Matsui, T., Hashimoto, M., Morita, H., Fujii, I. & Abe, I. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 730–733.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationYokoyama, T., Ostermann, A., Mizuguchi, M., Niimura, N., Schrader, T. E. & Tanaka, I. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 470–472.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationZheng, S. & Ye, K. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 918–921.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar
First citationZhu, Z., He, M., Huang, C.-H., Ko, T.-P., Zeng, Y.-F., Huang, Y.-N., Jia, S., Lu, F., Liu, J.-R. & Guo, R.-T. (2014). Acta Cryst. F70, 636–638.  Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals Google Scholar

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