23 March 2001
Vol 291, Issue 5512

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COVER The cell surface landscape is richly decorated with oligosaccharides anchored to proteins or lipids within the plasma membrane. Cell surface oligosaccharides mediate the interactions of cells with each other and with extracellular matrix components. The important roles that carbohydrates play in biology and medicine have stimulated a rapid expansion of the field of glycobiology, the focus of the special section in this issue. See page 2357 [Illustration: Cameron Slayden]