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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524867/fundamental-differences-in-diversity-and-genomic-population-structure-between-atlantic-and-pacific-prochlorococcus
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Nadav Kashtan, Sara E Roggensack, Jessie W Berta-Thompson, Maor Grinberg, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Sallie W Chisholm
The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans represent different biogeochemical regimes in which the abundant marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus thrives. We have shown that Prochlorococcus populations in the Atlantic are composed of hundreds of genomically, and likely ecologically, distinct coexisting subpopulations with distinct genomic backbones. Here we ask if differences in the ecology and selection pressures between the Atlantic and Pacific are reflected in the diversity and genomic composition of their indigenous Prochlorococcus populations...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514675/metabolic-regulation-of-the-immune-humoral-response
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REVIEW
Mark Boothby, Robert C Rickert
Productive humoral responses require that naive B cells and their differentiated progeny move among distinct micro-environments. In this review, we discuss how studies are beginning to address the nature of these niches as well as the interplay between cellular signaling, metabolic programming, and adaptation to the locale. Recent work adds evidence to the expectation that B cells at distinct stages of development or functional subsets are influenced by the altered profiles of nutrients and metabolic by-products that distinguish these sites...
May 16, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508858/onset-of-meso-scale-turbulence-in-active-nematics
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Amin Doostmohammadi, Tyler N Shendruk, Kristian Thijssen, Julia M Yeomans
Meso-scale turbulence is an innate phenomenon, distinct from inertial turbulence, that spontaneously occurs at low Reynolds number in fluidized biological systems. This spatiotemporal disordered flow radically changes nutrient and molecular transport in living fluids and can strongly affect the collective behaviour in prominent biological processes, including biofilm formation, morphogenesis and cancer invasion. Despite its crucial role in such physiological processes, understanding meso-scale turbulence and any relation to classical inertial turbulence remains obscure...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500668/advanced-multivariate-data-analysis-to-determine-the-root-cause-of-trisulfide-bond-formation-in-a-novel-antibody-peptide-fusion
#4
Stephen Goldrick, William Holmes, Nick Bond, Gareth Lewis, Marcel Kuiper, Richard Turner, Suzanne S Farid
Product quality heterogeneities, such as a trisulfide bond (TSB) formation, can be influenced by multiple interacting process parameters. Identifying their root cause is a major challenge in biopharmaceutical production. To address this issue, this paper describes the novel application of advanced multivariate data analysis (MVDA) techniques to identify the process parameters influencing TSB formation in a novel recombinant antibody-peptide fusion expressed in mammalian cell culture. The screening dataset was generated with a high-throughput (HT) micro-bioreactor system (Ambr(TM) 15) using a design of experiments (DoE) approach...
May 13, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466940/microfluidic-platform-with-spatiotemporally-controlled-micro-environment-for-studying-long-term-c-elegans-developmental-arrests
#5
Weipeng Zhuo, Hang Lu, Patrick T McGrath
Animals' long-term survival is dependent on their ability to sense, filter and respond to their environment at multiple timescales. For example, during development, animals integrate environmental information, which can then modulate adult behavior and developmental trajectory. The neural and molecular mechanisms that underlie these changes are poorly understood. C. elegans is a powerful model organism to study such mechanisms; however, conventional plate-based culturing techniques are limited in their ability to consistently control and modulate an animal's environmental conditions...
May 3, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454003/relative-evaluation-of-micronutrients-mn-and-its-respective-nanoparticles-nps-as-additives-for-the-enhanced-methane-generation
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Sudharshan Juntupally, Sameena Begum, Sarat Kumar Allu, Shalini Nakkasunchi, Mrudula Madugula, Gangagni Rao Anupoju
In the present work, effect of micro nutrients (MN) (NiCl2, Fe2O3, CoCl2, (NH4)6Mo7O24) was compared with nanoparticles (NPs) of respective MN with cattle manure (CM) slurry in single and bi-phasic anaerobic digestion (AD) at a hydraulic residence time (HRT) of 20days at a mesophilic temperature of 37±2°C for the generation of biogas with enhanced methane (70-80%). Experiments were also carried out with CM slurry as control. During single phase AD, highest biogas production of 0.16L/(gVS reduced) and 0.14L/(gVS reduced) was obtained from Fe3O4 NPs and CoCl2 MN respectively whereas in bi-phasic AD 0...
April 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444602/bioactive-guided-fractionation-of-diols-from-streptomyces-sp-msl
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Raja Hima Bindhu Madasu, Vijayalakshmi Muvva, Rajesh Kumar Munaganti, Kumar Reddy Dorigondla, Venkateswarlu Yenamandra
An actinomycete strain with a great potential to produce bioactive compounds isolated from a laterite soil was identified as Streptomyces sp. MSL based on 16S rDNA sequence analysis. Secondary metabolites produced by the strain in optimized nutrient broth were extracted and analyzed by chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. Among the different fractions, four diols, viz., (1) (2R,3R)-2,3-Butanediol, (2) (2R,3S)-2,3-Butanediol, (3) 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-butanediol (Pinacol), and (4) (3R)-1,3-Butanediol exhibited good antimicrobial activity...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435192/effect-of-peripartum-nutritional-management-on-plasma-profile-of-steroid-hormones-metabolites-and-postpartum-fertility-in-buffaloes
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R M Kalasariya, A J Dhami, K K Hadiya, D N Borkhatariya, J A Patel
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of peripartum protein and minerals supplementation on plasma profile of steroid hormones, metabolites, and fertility in rural buffaloes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 85 advanced pregnant (~8 months) pluriparous buffaloes selected at farmers' doorstep in three tribal villages of Middle Gujarat were randomly divided into two groups, viz., control (n=45) and nutrients treatment (40). The buffaloes of treatment group (n=40), in addition to farmers feeding schedule/control, received daily 1...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422148/chemical-and-bioactive-profiling-and-biological-activities-of-coral-fungi-from-northwestern-himalayas
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Sapan Kumar Sharma, Nandini Gautam
Ramaria Fr. and Clavaria L. are the two major genera of coral mushrooms within families Gomphaceae and Clavariaceae, respectively. Besides having important role in forest ecology, some species of these are reported to possess high nutraceutical and bioactive potential. There is a hidden diversity of coral mushrooms in Northwestern Himalayas. Present studies describe the detailed biochemical profiling and antioxidant, and antibacterial activities of twelve coral mushroom species. Biochemical profiling of nutrients and nutraceuticals was done with standard techniques and by using HPLC, UPLC and GC...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418429/chemical-constituents-radical-scavenging-activity-and-enzyme-inhibitory-capacity-of-fruits-from-cotoneaster-pannosus-franch
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Francisco Les, Víctor López, Giovanni Caprioli, Romilde Iannarelli, Dennis Fiorini, Marzia Innocenti, Maria Bellumori, Filippo Maggi
Cotoneaster pannosus (Rosaceae) is a semievergreen shrub, producing globose dark red pomes, native to China and widely used as an ornamental plant all over the world. Despite its extensive cultivation, little information is available on the chemical composition and biological activities of its fruits. In this work, the analysis of the chemical composition of C. pannosus fruits, in terms of phenolic components, carotenoids and ascorbic acid by HPLC/DAD, HPLC/ESI-MS and MS/MS as well as in terms of macro- and micro-nutrients was performed...
April 18, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413240/detection-of-increased-vasa-vasorum-in-artery-walls-improving-ct-number-accuracy-using-image-deconvolution
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Kishore Rajendran, Shuai Leng, Steven M Jorgensen, Dilbar Abdurakhimova, Erik L Ritman, Cynthia H McCollough
Changes in arterial wall perfusion are an indicator of early atherosclerosis. This is characterized by an increased spatial density of vasa vasorum (VV), the micro-vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the arterial wall. Detection of increased VV during contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) imaging is limited due to contamination from blooming effect from the contrast-enhanced lumen. We report the application of an image deconvolution technique using a measured system point-spread function, on CT data obtained from a photon-counting CT system to reduce blooming and to improve the CT number accuracy of arterial wall, which enhances detection of increased VV...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413232/the-freshwater-red-alga-batrachospermum-turfosum-florideophyceae-can-acclimate-to-a-wide-range-of-light-and-temperature-conditions
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Siegfried Aigner, Andreas Holzinger, Ulf Karsten, Ilse Kranner
Batrachospermum turfosum Bory is one of the generalists among the few red algae that have adapted to freshwater habitats, occurring in a variety of primarily shaded, nutrient-poor micro-habitats with lotic (running) or lentic (standing) waters. Seasonal variations in water level and canopy cover can expose this sessile alga to widely fluctuating temperatures, solar irradiation and nutrient availability. Here we report on the ecophysiology of B. turfosum collected from an ultra-oligotrophic bog pool in the Austrian Alps...
2017: Phycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410484/microalgae-screening-under-co2-stress-growth-and-micro-nutrients-removal-efficiency
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Fida Hussain, Syed Zahir Shah, Wenguang Zhou, Munawar Iqbal
Algae are one of the promising agents for greenhouse gas reduction and biofuel production. Different technologies have been developed and introduced in last decades for algae growth. Algae plays a very imperative role in the aquatic ecosystem regarding CO2 reduction and micro-nutrient removal. In present investigation, eight locally isolated (microalgae) strains and two pure strains were studied. The selected microalgae were grown under variable CO2 concentration and CO2 biofixation efficiencies along with micro-nutrient removal were monitored...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391481/photoautotrophic-microorganisms-and-bioremediation-of-industrial-effluents-current-status-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Amandeep Brar, Manish Kumar, Vivek Vivekanand, Nidhi Pareek
Growth of the industrial sector, a result of population explosion has become the root cause of environmental deterioration and has raised the concerns for efficient wastewater management and reuse. Photoautotrophic cultivation of microorganisms is a boon and considered as a potential biological treatment for remediation of wastewater as it sequesters CO2 during growth. Photoautotrophs viz. cyanobacteria, micro-algae and macro-algae can photosynthetically assimilate the excessive pollutants present in the wastewater...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369086/independent-association-between-socioeconomic-indicators-and-macro-and-micro-nutrient-intake-in-switzerland
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Carlos de Mestral, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Jean-Marc Theler, Idris Guessous
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic differences in diet are rarely assessed with more than one indicator. We aimed to assess differences in macro- and micro-nutrient intake in both sexes according to education, income, and occupation. METHODS: We used data from validated food frequency questionnaire measured dietary intake in 5087 participants (2157 women) from yearly adult population-based cross-sectional surveys conducted from 2005 to 2012 in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344582/involvement-of-small-rnas-in-phosphorus-and-sulfur-sensing-signaling-and-stress-current-update
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REVIEW
Smita Kumar, Saurabh Verma, Prabodh K Trivedi
Plants require several essential mineral nutrients for their growth and development. These nutrients are required to maintain physiological processes and structural integrity in plants. The root architecture has evolved to absorb nutrients from soil and transport them to other parts of the plant. Nutrient deficiency affects several physiological and biological processes in plants and leads to reduction in crop productivity and yield. To compensate this adversity, plants have developed adaptive mechanisms to enhance the acquisition, conservation, and mobilization of these nutrients under deficient or adverse conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336334/agricultural-utilization-of-biosolids-a-review-on-potential-effects-on-soil-and-plant-grown
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REVIEW
Bhavisha Sharma, Abhijit Sarkar, Pooja Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh
Environmental and economic implications linked with the proper ecofriendly disposal of modern day wastes, has made it essential to come up with alternative waste management practices that reduce the environmental pressures resulting from unwise disposal of such wastes. Urban wastes like biosolids are loaded with essential plant nutrients. In this view, agricultural use of biosolids would enable recycling of these nutrients and could be a sustainable approach towards management of this hugely generated waste...
March 20, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319759/removal-of-hydrogen-sulfide-generated-during-anaerobic-treatment-of-sulfate-laden-wastewater-using-biochar-evaluation-of-efficiency-and-mechanisms
#18
Jarupat Kanjanarong, Balendu S Giri, Deb P Jaisi, Fernanda R Oliveira, Piyarat Boonsawang, Sumate Chaiprapat, R S Singh, Avula Balakrishna, Samir Kumar Khanal
Removal of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from biogas was investigated in a biochar column integrated with a bench-scale continuous-stirred tank reactor (CSTR) treating sulfate-laden wastewater. Synthetic wastewater containing sulfate concentrations of 200-2000mg SO4(2-)/L was used as substrate, and the CSTR was operated at an organic loading rate of 1.5g chemical oxygen demand (COD)/L·day and a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 20days. The biochar was able to remove about 98.0 (±1.2)% of H2S for the ranges of concentrations from 105-1020ppmv, especially at high moisture content (80-85%)...
March 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319716/multiple-stressors-in-sediments-impact-adjacent-hard-substrate-habitats-and-across-biological-domains
#19
Jasmin C Lawes, Katherine A Dafforn, Graeme F Clark, Mark V Brown, Emma L Johnston
Coastal systems are increasingly impacted by human activities. While the direct effects of individual contaminants have been investigated, the potential for multiple contaminants to impact adjacent hard substrate habitats is poorly understood. Sediment-bound contaminants pose a risk to water column organisms through resuspension and the fluxing of dissolved nutrients and metals. This study experimentally manipulated contaminated coastal sediments in mesocosms with additions of a common fertiliser to investigate the impact on both bacterial biofilms and macrofouling communities on nearby hard substrates...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319709/towards-an-integrated-understanding-of-how-micro-scale-processes-shape-groundwater-ecosystem-functions
#20
Susanne I Schmidt, Mark O Cuthbert, Marc Schwientek
Micro scale processes are expected to have a fundamental role in shaping groundwater ecosystems and yet they remain poorly understood and under-researched. In part, this is due to the fact that sampling is rarely carried out at the scale at which microorganisms, and their grazers and predators, function and thus we lack essential information. While set within a larger scale framework in terms of geochemical features, supply with energy and nutrients, and exchange intensity and dynamics, the micro scale adds variability, by providing heterogeneous zones at the micro scale which enable a wider range of redox reactions...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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