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iScience. June 2020

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iScience - i stands for interdisciplinary

Welcome to the latest issue of iScience.
You can explore our editorially curated selection of papers below – and don’t forget to check out the full issue here.
The iScience Editorial Team



Type I Interferons Ameliorate Zinc Intoxication of Candida glabrata by Macrophages and Promote Fungal Immune Evasion
Michael Riedelberger, Philipp Penninger, Michael Tscherner, Bernhard Hadriga, Carina Brunnhofer, Sabrina Jenull, Anton Stoiber, Christelle Bourgeois, Andriy Petryshyn, Walter Glaser, Andreas Limbeck, Michael A. Lynes, Gernot Schabbauer, Guenter Weiss, Karl Kuchler
Immunology, Immune Response

Solid-State Protein Junctions: Cross-Laboratory Study Shows Preservation of Mechanism at Varying Electronic Coupling
Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Senthil Kumar Karuppannan, Cunlan Guo, Jerry A. Fereiro, Adam Bergren, Vineetha Mukundan, Xinkai Qiu, Olga E. CastaƱeda Ocampo, Xiaoping Chen, Ryan C. Chiechi, Richard McCreery, Israel Pecht, Mordechai Sheves, Rupali Reddy Pasula, Sierin Lim, Christian A. Nijhuis, Ayelet Vilan, David Cahen
Electrochemistry, Bioelectronics, Bioelectrical Engineering

Rare Genetic Diseases: Nature's Experiments on Human Development
Chelsea E. Lee, Kaela S. Singleton, Melissa Wallin, Victor Faundez
Clinical Genetics, Human Genetics

Biogas Reforming to Syngas: A Review
Xianhui Zhao, Babu Joseph, John Kuhn, Soydan Ozcan
Energy Resources, Biocatalysis, Energy Storage

Genome Sequencing of the Endangered Kingdonia uniflora (Circaeasteraceae, Ranunculales) Reveals Potential Mechanisms of Evolutionary Specialization
Yanxia Sun, Tao Deng, Aidi Zhang, Michael J. Moore, Jacob B. Landis, Nan Lin, Huajie Zhang, Xu Zhang, Jinling Huang, Xiujun Zhang, Hang Sun, Hengchang Wang
Biological Sciences, Plant Genetics, Plant Ecology, Plant Evolution

Bubble Formation in the Electrolyte Triggers Voltage Instability in CO2 Electrolyzers
ChungHyuk Lee, Benzhong Zhao, Jason K. Lee, Kieran F. Fahy, Kevin Krause, Aimy Bazylak 
Electrochemical Energy Production, Mechanical Engineering, Interfacial Electrochemistry

Asymmetric Open-Closed Dimer Mechanism of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Synthase PhaC
Min Fey Chek, Sun-Yong Kim, Tomoyuki Mori, Hua Tiang Tan, Kumar Sudesh, Toshio Hakoshima
Polymer Chemistry, Biocatalysis, Structural Biology

Green Treatment of Phosphate from Wastewater Using a Porous Bio-Templated Graphene Oxide/MgMn-Layered Double Hydroxide Composite
Yi-Ting Lai, Yu-Sheng Huang, Chin-Hsuan Chen, Yan-Cheng Lin, Horng-Tay Jeng, Min-Chao Chang, Lih-Juann Chen, Chi-Young Lee, Po-Chun Hsu, Nyan-Hwa Tai
Environmental Chemical Engineering, Green Chemistry, Natural Material

A PEROXO-Tag Enables Rapid Isolation of Peroxisomes from Human Cells
G. Jordan Ray, Elizabeth A. Boydston, Emily Shortt, Gregory A. Wyant, Sebastian Lourido, Walter W. Chen, David M. Sabatini
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry Methods, Cell Biology, Methodology in Biological Sciences

Engineering Acoustic Metamaterials for Sound Absorption: From Uniform to Gradient Structures
Xiuhai Zhang, Zhiguo Qu, Hui Wang
Acoustics, Materials Design, Materials Structure, Metamaterials


On the cover:

Explaining biodiversity in nature is a fundamental problem in ecology. An outstanding challenge is embodied in the so-called competitive exclusion principle: the number of consumer species in steady coexistence cannot exceed that of resources. The fact that competitive exclusion is rarely observed in natural ecosystems has not been fully understood. Here, Wang et al. show that by forming chasing pairs and chasing triplets among the consumers and resources in the consumption process, the competitive exclusion principle can be naturally violated. See Wang et al., vol. 23, 2020.

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