Please forgive me this posting if it appears as a self promotional ploy, but my lab is a newbie in the field of ciliate molecular biology, and thus not connected to investigators with interests in bioenergetics of these organisms. We have recently published a study on Tetrahymena ATP synthase in PLoS Biology ( http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.10004 18) that would suggest some unique properties of mitochondrial physiology in ciliates. I would be most interested in feedback from the ciliate community as we try to unravel this and its connection to our interest in mitochondrial functions of malaria parasites. We would be delighted to be contacted by colleagues with interests in ciliate mitochondria. Akhil -- Akhil B. Vaidya, Ph.D. Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Director, Center for Molecular Parasitology Drexel University College of Medicine 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Phone: 215-991-8557 Fax: 215-848-2271 E-mail: [log in to unmask] -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.