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PLoS Biology reports results in basic biological science, primarily original research reports.

Like all PLoS journals, it is an open-access journal, meaning that it is made publically available without subscription.


Like many other journals, PLoS Biology includes occasional feature articles of general interest in biology-related areas.

Looking for Chinks in the Armor of Bacterial Biofilm November 12, 2007


For some of the scholarly articles, PLoS Biology publishes a synopsis, written by a science writer, that describes the results for a non-specialist audience.

Jumping Genes Cross Plant Species Boundaries

January 16, 2006
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