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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734588/high-throughput-sequencing-analysis-of-bacterial-community-spatiotemporal-distribution-in-response-to-clogging-in-vertical-flow-constructed-wetlands
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Guofen Hua, Ying Cheng, Jun Kong, Man Li, Zhongwei Zhao
The aim of this study was to characterize bacterial communities in vertical flow constructed wetlands (VFCWs) using Illumina high-throughput sequencing. The bacterial communities developed lower richness and diversity in response to clogging. Bacterial diversity did not overtly decrease with depth. A variety of bacterial phyla were found in VFCWs' bacterial communities, including Bacteroidetes, Actinobacteria and Acidobacteria, among which Proteobacteria was dominant. At the genus level, a spatiotemporal variation was illustrated in the diversity and structure of bacterial communities...
July 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733994/seasonal-recruitment-and-survival-strategies-of-palisada-cervicornis-comb-nov-ceramiales-rhodophyta-in-coral-reefs
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Ligia Collado-Vides, Alain Duran, Elizabeth Armenis, Valéria Cassano, Deron Burkepile, Andrew A Shantz, Laura Palma, Jhoana Díaz-Larrea, Abel Sentíes, Mutue Toyota Fujii
As marine tropical ecosystems deteriorate and lose biodiversity, their communities are shifting to being dominated by a few species, altering ecosystem's functioning and services. Macroalgae are becoming dominant on coral reefs, and are frequently observed outcompeting corals. Turf algal assemblages are the base of energy flow in these systems and one of the most abundant types of macroalgae on coral reefs, but little is known about their biology and diversity. Through molecular and morphological analyses, we identified the turf-forming species Laurencia cervicornis, and by studying seasonal recruitment and the impact of herbivorous fishes on its abundance, we describe its survival strategy...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733025/revisiting-historical-khoe-san-skeletal-remains-in-european-collections-a-search-for-identity-through-craniometric-analysis
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D Botha, M Steyn, Y Scholtz, I Ribot
As the identity of a large number of Khoe-San skeletal material in European collections recently came into question during its documentation, a re-evaluation of the remains by employing a non-invasive method such as craniometrics was done to investigate the biological affinity. For this purpose, gene flow and population diversity present within the group, as well as between the study sample (N=63) and other modern and historic population groups from southern, central and east Africa were explored. Available comparative groups included the historic Khoe-San from Riet River (N=31), the Sotho-Tswana from southern Africa (N=61), the Basuku from central Africa (N=66) and the Bahutu (N=53) and Teita (N=24) from east Africa...
June 28, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732246/inspiration-from-heart-development-biomimetic-development-of-functional-human-cardiac-organoids
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Dylan J Richards, Robert C Coyle, Yu Tan, Jia Jia, Kerri Wong, Katelynn Toomer, Donald R Menick, Ying Mei
Recent progress in human organoids has provided 3D tissue systems to model human development, diseases, as well as develop cell delivery systems for regenerative therapies. While direct differentiation of human embryoid bodies holds great promise for cardiac organoid production, intramyocardial cell organization during heart development provides biological foundation to fabricate human cardiac organoids with defined cell types. Inspired by the intramyocardial organization events in coronary vasculogenesis, where a diverse, yet defined, mixture of cardiac cell types self-organizes into functional myocardium in the absence of blood flow, we have developed a defined method to produce scaffold-free human cardiac organoids that structurally and functionally resembled the lumenized vascular network in the developing myocardium, supported hiPSC-CM development and possessed fundamental cardiac tissue-level functions...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730334/mir-181a-2-downregulates-the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-cul4a-transcript-and-promotes-cell-proliferation
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Venkateshwarlu Bandi, Sudhakar Baluchamy
MiR-181a-2 plays a major role in cell proliferation both positively and negatively depending on tissue type by targeting several regulators 3'UTR regions. We have predicted several targets for miR-181a-2 through computational approaches and characterized one its interesting target, CUL4A, an E3 ubiquitin ligase. CUL4A regulates diverse functions in the cells including DNA repair, DNA replication, cell cycle, genomic stability through polyubiquitination of target proteins. Deregulation of both miR-181a-2 and CUL4A are reported in many cancerous cells, but the functional link between them is unknown...
August 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729864/synechococcus-assemblages-across-the-salinity-gradient-in-a-salt-wedge-estuary
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Xiaomin Xia, Wang Guo, Shangjin Tan, Hongbin Liu
Synechococcus are the most abundant and widely distributed picocyanobacteria in the ocean. The salt-wedge type of estuary possesses the complete horizontal and vertical gradient of salinity together with other physical and chemical parameters. In order to reveal whether such a complex environmental gradient harbors a high diversity of Synechococcus, we investigated the abundance, taxonomic composition and pigment genetic diversity of Synechococcus in surface and bottom waters across the salinity gradient in a salt-wedge estuary by flow cytometric analysis and pyrosequencing of the rpoC1 gene and cpcBA operon (encoding phycocyanin)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729545/genetic-differentiation-of-the-schizothorax-species-complex-cyprinidae-in-the-nujiang-river-upper-salween
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Weitao Chen, Xingjian Yue, Shunping He
Phenotypically diverse species from recently evolved groups always share allele/haplotype due to insufficient differentiation in the early process. In this study, we performed population genetics analyses using sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene, and two nuclear genes to investigate the genetic differentiation of the closely related Schizothorax species complex, comprising a group of alpine fish living in the Nujiang River. The results from both mtDNA and nDNA markers revealed relatively low but pronounced genetic differentiation among the three Schizothorax species, i...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727479/extracellular-chloride-is-required-for-efficient-platelet-aggregation
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Kirk A Taylor, Darren G S Wilson, Matthew T Harper, Nicholas Pugh
Anion channels perform a diverse range of functions and have been implicated in ATP release, volume regulation, and phosphatidylserine exposure. Platelets have been shown to express several anion channels but their function is incompletely understood. Due to a paucity of specific pharmacological blockers, we investigated the effect of extracellular chloride substitution on platelet activation using aggregometry and flow cytometry. In the absence of extracellular chloride, we observed a modest reduction of the maximum aggregation response to thrombin or collagen-related peptide...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726227/modelling-the-effects-of-water-diversion-and-combined-sewer-overflow-on-urban-inland-river-quality
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Xianyong Gu, Zhenliang Liao, Guangqian Zhang, Jiaqiang Xie, Jin Zhang
In order to assist and optimize the operation of a clean water diversion project for the medium-sized inland rivers in Chaohu, China, an integrated hydrodynamic and water quality model was used in this study. Sixteen diversion scenarios and five sewage interception scenarios were defined to assess the improvement of water quality parameters including ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N), total phosphorus (TP) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) under different diverted water flows, diverting times, diverting points, diverting routines and sewage interception proportions...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725416/contrasting-patterns-of-selection-between-mhc-i-and-ii-across-populations-of-humboldt-and-magellanic-penguins
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Nicole Sallaberry-Pincheira, Daniel González-Acuña, Pamela Padilla, Gisele P M Dantas, Guillermo Luna-Jorquera, Esteban Frere, Armando Valdés-Velásquez, Juliana A Vianna
The evolutionary and adaptive potential of populations or species facing an emerging infectious disease depends on their genetic diversity in genes, such as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). In birds, MHC class I deals predominantly with intracellular infections (e.g., viruses) and MHC class II with extracellular infections (e.g., bacteria). Therefore, patterns of MHC I and II diversity may differ between species and across populations of species depending on the relative effect of local and global environmental selective pressures, genetic drift, and gene flow...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717582/in-vivo-multiphoton-imaging-of-a-diverse-array-of-fluorophores-to-investigate-deep-neurovascular-structure
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David R Miller, Ahmed M Hassan, Jeremy W Jarrett, Flor A Medina, Evan P Perillo, Kristen Hagan, S M Shams Kazmi, Taylor A Clark, Colin T Sullender, Theresa A Jones, Boris V Zemelman, Andrew K Dunn
We perform high-resolution, non-invasive, in vivo deep-tissue imaging of the mouse neocortex using multiphoton microscopy with a high repetition rate optical parametric amplifier laser source tunable between λ=1,100 and 1,400 nm. By combining the high repetition rate (511 kHz) and high pulse energy (400 nJ) of our amplifier laser system, we demonstrate imaging of vasculature labeled with Texas Red and Indocyanine Green, and neurons expressing tdTomato and yellow fluorescent protein. We measure the blood flow speed of a single capillary at a depth of 1...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717219/versatile-functional-roles-of-horizontal-cells-in-the-retinal-circuit
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Taro Chaya, Akihiro Matsumoto, Yuko Sugita, Satoshi Watanabe, Ryusuke Kuwahara, Masao Tachibana, Takahisa Furukawa
In the retinal circuit, environmental light signals are converted into electrical signals that can be decoded properly by the brain. At the first synapse of the visual system, information flow from photoreceptors to bipolar cells is modulated by horizontal cells (HCs), however, their functional contribution to retinal output and individual visual function is not fully understood. In the current study, we investigated functional roles for HCs in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) response properties and optokinetic responses by establishing a HC-depleted mouse line...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717016/the-effects-of-phosphorus-limitation-on-carbon-metabolism-in-diatoms
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Tore Brembu, Alice Mühlroth, Leila Alipanah, Atle M Bones
Phosphorus is an essential element for life, serving as an integral component of nucleic acids, lipids and a diverse range of other metabolites. Concentrations of bioavailable phosphorus are low in many aquatic environments. Microalgae, including diatoms, apply physiological and molecular strategies such as phosphorus scavenging or recycling as well as adjusting cell growth in order to adapt to limiting phosphorus concentrations. Such strategies also involve adjustments of the carbon metabolism. Here, we review the effect of phosphorus limitation on carbon metabolism in diatoms...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716918/an-invasive-foundation-species-enhances-multifunctionality-in-a-coastal-ecosystem
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Aaron P Ramus, Brian R Silliman, Mads S Thomsen, Zachary T Long
While invasive species often threaten biodiversity and human well-being, their potential to enhance functioning by offsetting the loss of native habitat has rarely been considered. We manipulated the abundance of the nonnative, habitat-forming seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla in large plots (25 m(2)) on southeastern US intertidal landscapes to assess impacts on multiple ecosystem functions underlying coastal ecosystem services. We document that in the absence of native habitat formers, this invasion has an overall positive, density-dependent impact across a diverse set of ecosystem processes (e...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715676/modelling-the-impacts-of-altered-management-practices-land-use-and-climate-changes-on-the-water-quality-of-the-millbrook-catchment-reservoir-system-in-south-australia
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Hong Hanh Nguyen, Friedrich Recknagel, Wayne Meyer, Jacqueline Frizenschaf, Manoj Kumar Shrestha
Sustainable management of drinking water reservoirs requires taking into account the potential effects of their catchments' development. This study is an attempt to estimate the daily patterns of nutrients transport in the catchment - reservoir systems through the application of the ensemble of complementary models SWAT-SALMO. SWAT quantifies flow, nitrate and phosphate loadings originating in catchments before entering downstream reservoirs meanwhile SALMO determines phosphate, nitrate, and chlorophyll-a concentrations within the reservoirs...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712903/multimodality-treatment-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
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Justin R Mascitelli, Kurt Yaeger, Daniel Wei, Christopher P Kellner, Thomas J Oxley, Reade A De Leacy, Johanna T Fifi, Aman B Patel, Thomas P Naidich, Joshua B Bederson, J Mocco
OBJECT: Posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are heterogeneous, uncommon lesions that can be treated in many fashions. Many previous series have focused on a specific aneurysm subset or treatment paradigm. The aim of this study was to present a comprehensive approach for all PICA aneurysms and analyze outcomes by PICA location. METHODS: All PICA aneurysms treated from 2012 until present were reviewed retrospectively and classified by location. Angiographic and clinical outcome were assessed...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712568/the-discovery-of-wild-date-palms-in-oman-reveals-a-complex-domestication-history-involving-centers-in-the-middle-east-and-africa
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Muriel Gros-Balthazard, Marco Galimberti, Athanasios Kousathanas, Claire Newton, Sarah Ivorra, Laure Paradis, Yves Vigouroux, Robert Carter, Margareta Tengberg, Vincent Battesti, Sylvain Santoni, Laurent Falquet, Jean-Christophe Pintaud, Jean-Frédéric Terral, Daniel Wegmann
For many crops, wild relatives constitute an extraordinary resource for cultivar improvement [1, 2] and also help to better understand the history of their domestication [3]. However, the wild ancestor species of several perennial crops have not yet been identified. Perennial crops generally present a weak domestication syndrome allowing cultivated individuals to establish feral populations difficult to distinguish from truly wild populations, and there is frequently ongoing gene flow between wild relatives and the crop that might erode most genetic differences [4]...
July 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712341/genetic-analysis-of-bactrocera-zonata-diptera-tephritidae-populations-from-india-based-on-cox1-and-nad1-gene-sequences
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Jaipal S Choudhary, Naiyar Naaz, Moanaro Lemtur, Bikash Das, Arun Kumar Singh, Bhagwati P Bhatt, Chandra S Prabhakar
The peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata, is among the most serious and polyphagous insect pest of fruit crops in many parts of the world under genus Bactrocera. In the present study, the genetic structure, diversity and demographic history of B. zonata in India were inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1 (cox1) and NADH dehydrogenase 1 (nad1) sequences. The efficiency of DNA barcodes for identification of B. zonata was also tested. Genetic diversity indices [number of haplotypes (H), haplotype diversity (Hd), nucleotide diversity (π) and average number of nucleotide differences (k)] of B...
July 15, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711288/performance-and-bacterial-community-structure-of-a-10-years-old-constructed-mangrove-wetland
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Tingting Tian, Nora F Y Tam, Qijie Zan, S G Cheung, Paul K S Shin, Y S Wong, Li Zhang, Zhanghe Chen
Constructed mangrove wetland has been used for wastewater treatment but its long-term performance has not been reported. One-year monitoring of a 10-years old horizontal subsurface-flow constructed mangrove wetland consisting of three belts, two with mangrove plants and one without, revealed that the system maintained high and stable removal percentages of organic matter and nutrients, and planted belts performed better than unplanted control. Substrates in belts planted with Aegiceras corniculatum or Kandelia obovata had higher abundance of ammonifiers, nitrifiers and denitrifiers but lower total heterotrophic bacteria than unplanted substrate...
July 12, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710081/use-of-a-next-generation-multi-durometer-long-guide-sheath-for-triaxial-access-in-flow-diversion-experience-in-95-consecutive-cases
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Li-Mei Lin, Matthew T Bender, Geoffrey P Colby, Narlin B Beaty, Bowen Jiang, Jessica K Campos, Judy Huang, Rafael J Tamargo, Alexander L Coon
BACKGROUND: Intracranial access techniques in modern neurointerventions have shifted towards more robust access platforms. The long guide sheath is one of the building blocks of triaxial systems used in intracranial embolizations. Here we present our experience with the AXS Infinity LS long sheath in the triaxial platform for the implantation of the Pipeline embolization device (PED). METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients who underwent PED Flex treatment with the AXS Infinity LS at a single institution...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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