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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812675/spatial-complementarity-in-tree-crowns-explains-overyielding-in-species-mixtures
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Laura J Williams, Alain Paquette, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Christian Messier, Peter B Reich
Deciphering the mechanisms that link biodiversity with ecosystem functions is critical to understanding the consequences of changes in biodiversity. The hypothesis that complementarity and selection effects drive relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functions is well accepted, and an approach to statistically untangle the relative importance of these effects has been widely applied. In contrast, empirical demonstrations of the biological mechanisms that underlie these relationships remain rare. Here, on the basis of a field experiment with young trees, we provide evidence that one form of complementarity in plant communities-complementarity among crowns in canopy space-is a mechanism, related to light interception and use, that links biodiversity with ecosystem productivity...
March 1, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812555/phylogenetic-and-environmental-context-of-a-tournaisian-tetrapod-fauna
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Jennifer A Clack, Carys E Bennett, David K Carpenter, Sarah J Davies, Nicholas C Fraser, Timothy I Kearsey, John E A Marshall, David Millward, Benjamin K A Otoo, Emma J Reeves, Andrew J Ross, Marcello Ruta, Keturah Z Smithson, Timothy R Smithson, Stig A Walsh
The end-Devonian to mid-Mississippian time interval has long been known for its depauperate palaeontological record, especially for tetrapods. This interval encapsulates the time of increasing terrestriality among tetrapods, but only two Tournaisian localities previously produced tetrapod fossils. Here we describe five new Tournaisian tetrapods (Perittodus apsconditus, Koilops herma, Ossirarus kierani, Diploradus austiumensis and Aytonerpeton microps) from two localities in their environmental context...
December 5, 2016: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809578/uv-vis-action-spectroscopy-reveals-a-conformational-collapse-in-hydrogen-rich-dinucleotide-cation-radicals
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Joseph A Korn, Jan Urban, Andy Dang, Huong T H Nguyen, Frantisek Turecek
We report the generation of deoxyriboadenosine dinucleotide cation radicals by gas-phase electron transfer to dinucleotide dications and their non-covalent complexes with crown ether ligands. Stable dinucleotide cation radicals of a novel hydrogen-rich type were generated and characterized by tandem mass spectrometry and UV-vis photodissociation (UVPD) action spectroscopy. Electron structure theory analysis indicated that upon electron attachment the dinucleotide dications underwent a conformational collapse followed by intramolecular proton migrations between the nucleobases to give species whose calculated UV-VIS absorption spectra matched the UVPD action spectra...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808641/management-of-large-class-ii-lesions-in-molars-how-to-restore-and-when-to-perform-surgical-crown-lengthening
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Ana Belén Dablanca-Blanco, Juan Blanco-Carrión, Benjamín Martín-Biedma, Purificación Varela-Patiño, Alba Bello-Castro, Pablo Castelo-Baz
The restoration of endodontic tooth is always a challenge for the clinician, not only due to excessive loss of tooth structure but also invasion of the biological width due to large decayed lesions. In this paper, the 7 most common clinical scenarios in molars with class II lesions ever deeper were examined. This includes both the type of restoration (direct or indirect) and the management of the cavity margin, such as the need for deep margin elevation (DME) or crown lengthening. It is necessary to have the DME when the healthy tooth remnant is in the sulcus or at the epithelium level...
August 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808632/survival-rates-against-fracture-of-endodontically-treated-posterior-teeth-restored-with-full-coverage-crowns-or-resin-composite-restorations-a-systematic-review
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Warattama Suksaphar, Danuchit Banomyong, Titalee Jirathanyanatt, Yaowaluk Ngoenwiwatkul
This systematic review aims to summarize the current clinical studies that investigated survival rates against fracture of endodontically treated posterior teeth restored with crowns or resin composite restorations. Literature search were performed using keywords. Publications from 1980 to 2016 were searched in PubMed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, MEDLINE, and SCOPUS. Included studies were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Three clinical studies were included: 1 randomized controlled trial and 1 prospective and 1 retrospective cohort studies...
August 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808472/successful-ultra-conservative-management-of-a-mandibular-premolar-with-dens-invaginatus
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Ramin Abazarpour, Masoud Parirokh, Aida Farhadi, Zahra Jalali, Nasir Kheirabadi
Dens invaginatus is one of the most common anomalies of tooth structure. It is caused by the invagination of the crown surface during odontogenesis that enters the pulp chamber of the affected tooth. Depending on the complexity of invagination, the tooth might present with pulp necrosis, open apex and a complicated root canal system. This case report presents an Oehlers' type 2 dens-invaginatus in a mandibular premolar with chronic apical abscess. In most cases, dens invaginatus is removed during treatment...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808451/prevalence-of-taurodont-molars-in-a-selected-iranian-adult-population
#7
Davoud Jamshidi, Maryam Tofangchiha, Nasim Jafari Pozve, Mahdis Mohammadpour, Bijan Nouri, Kazem Hosseinzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Taurodontism is an anomaly characterized by elongated crowns and consumedly apical location of the bifurcation area. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of taurodontism in molars based on digital panoramic radiographies in eight cities of Iran. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 2360 digital panoramic radiographs taken for different treatment purposes. Demographic information of patients was recorded and radiographs were evaluated for presence of taurodont molars...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808007/early-photosynthetic-eukaryotes-inhabited-low-salinity-habitats
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Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo, John A Raven, Davide Pisani, Andrew H Knoll
The early evolutionary history of the chloroplast lineage remains an open question. It is widely accepted that the endosymbiosis that established the chloroplast lineage in eukaryotes can be traced back to a single event, in which a cyanobacterium was incorporated into a protistan host. It is still unclear, however, which Cyanobacteria are most closely related to the chloroplast, when the plastid lineage first evolved, and in what habitats this endosymbiotic event occurred. We present phylogenomic and molecular clock analyses, including data from cyanobacterial and chloroplast genomes using a Bayesian approach, with the aim of estimating the age for the primary endosymbiotic event, the ages of crown groups for photosynthetic eukaryotes, and the independent incorporation of a cyanobacterial endosymbiont by Paulinella Our analyses include both broad taxon sampling (119 taxa) and 18 fossil calibrations across all Cyanobacteria and photosynthetic eukaryotes...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807781/engrailed-controls-epaxial-hypaxial-muscle-innervation-and-the-establishment-of-vertebrate-three-dimensional-mobility
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Mohi U Ahmed, Ashish K Maurya, Louise Cheng, Erika C Jorge, Frank R Schubert, Pascal Maire, M Albert Basson, Philip W Ingham, Susanne Dietrich
Chordates are characterised by contractile muscle on either side of the body that promotes movement by side-to-side undulation. In the lineage leading to modern jawed vertebrates (crown group gnathostomes), this system was refined: body muscle became segregated into distinct dorsal (epaxial) and ventral (hypaxial) components that are separately innervated by the medial and hypaxial motors column, respectively, via the dorsal and ventral ramus of the spinal nerves. This allows full three-dimensional mobility, which in turn was a key factor in their evolutionary success...
August 11, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806923/historical-biogeography-and-ecological-niche-modelling-of-the-asimina-disepalum-clade-annonaceae-role-of-ecological-differentiation-in-neotropical-asian-disjunctions-and-diversification-in-asia
#10
Pui-Sze Li, Daniel C Thomas, Richard M K Saunders
BACKGROUND: The Asimina-Disepalum clade (Annonaceae subfam. Annonoideae tribe Annoneae) includes a major Neotropical-Asian biogeographical disjunction. We evaluate whether this disjunction can be explained by the Eocene boreotropics hypothesis, which relies on the existence of extensive boreotropical forests during the Late Palaeocene-Early Eocene thermal maximum (52-50 Ma), followed by disruption of boreotropical vegetation during post-Eocene cooling. Molecular dating using an uncorrelated relaxed molecular clock (UCLD) model with two fossil calibrations, ancestral range estimation, and ecological niche modelling across evolutionary time were performed...
August 14, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806427/fixed-dental-prostheses-and-single-tooth-crowns-based-on-ceria-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia-alumina-nanocomposite-frameworks-outcome-after-2-years-in-a-clinical-trial
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Fabian Hüttig, Jan P Keitel, Andreas Prutscher, Sebastian Spintzyk, Andrea Klink
PURPOSE: This clinical trial tested bilayered restorations based on ceria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia/alumina frameworks veneered with feldspathic ceramic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 67 crowns and 40 fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) were luted in 57 patients with self-etching/self-adhesive composite resin cement. Dental status and integrity of restorations were evaluated at 2 weeks, 6 months, and then annually. RESULTS: A total of 66 crowns and 36 FDPs (88% posterior) survived for success rates of 93...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806426/comparative-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-laser-etching-on-the-shear-bond-strength-of-crowns-cemented-with-two-different-luting-agents-an-in-vitro-study
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Ankur Dahiya, Paresh Gandhi, Nadim Z Baba
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the shear bond strength of crowns cemented on natural teeth after surface treatment of the enamel with an erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Crown preparation was done for 40 full-metal crowns, and wax patterns with loops were cast in a cobalt-chromium alloy. The Er:YAG laser was used for surface treatment of some teeth, and teeth without surface treatment acted as the control...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804934/complicated-untreated-apical-periodontitis-causing-paraesthesia-a-case-report
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Domenico Ricucci, Simona Loghin, José F Siqueira
The purpose of this article was to report a case of untreated apical periodontitis resulting in severe late complications. A patient with an asymptomatic crowned root canal-treated mandibular molar revealing a radiographic substandard endodontic treatment and a slight periapical radiolucency was made aware of the treatment options and opted for no treatment. The lesion slightly increased in size after 6 years, but the tooth remained asymptomatic and endodontic retreatment was again refused. After 4 more years, the patient presented with an abscess and severe pain, complicated by paraesthesia of the left chin and lip...
August 14, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802240/late-summer-photosynthesis-and-storage-carbohydrates-in-walnut-juglans-regia-l-feed-back-and-feed-forward-effects
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Stefano Moscatello, Simona Proietti, Angela Augusti, Andrea Scartazza, Robert P Walker, Franco Famiani, Alberto Battistelli
The effect of late summer - autumn limitation of phloem export on growth, photosynthesis and storage carbohydrate accumulation, was evaluated in walnut (Juglans regia L.). This was done by girdling current years shoots, with either all or with only a third of the leaves left in place. Nineteen days after girdling, photosynthesis was greatly reduced and after 46 days, it was about 70% lower in both girdling treatments compared to the control (ungirdled shoots). This reduction is consistent with a feed-back effect of an increased carbohydrate content of the leaves...
July 31, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802114/embryonic-and-fetal-morphology-in-the-lowland-paca-cuniculus-paca-a-precocial-hystricomorph-rodent
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Hani Rocha El Bizri, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Rafael Dos Santos de Andrade, João Valsecchi, Diva Anelie de Araújo Guimarães, Pedro Mayor
In mammals, the embryonic and fetal development of a species has evolved to maximize neonatal survival. In this study, we use a sample of 132 embryos/fetuses of wild lowland paca (Cuniculus paca), obtained over a period of 15 years through collaborative methods with local hunters in the Amazon to describe the intrauterine development of external and internal morphology of this Neotropical rodent. We also compare the newborn survival strategy in this species with other rodents. The crown-rump length (CRL) ranged between 0...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801737/how-is-light-interception-efficiency-related-to-shoot-structure-in-tall-canopy-species
#16
Noriyuki Osada, Tsutom Hiura
Coexistence of multiple species is a fundamental aspect of plant and forest ecology. Although spatial arrangement of leaves within crowns is an important determinant of light interception and productivity, shoot structure varies considerably among coexisting canopy species. We investigated the relative importance of structural traits in determining the light availability of leaves (I) and light interception efficiency at the current-year shoot level (LIECS; the total light interception of leaves divided by shoot biomass) at the top of crowns of 11 canopy species in a cool-temperate forest in Japan...
August 11, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800900/insufficient-evidence-to-claim-good-outcomes-of-lithium-disilicate-implant-supported-single-crowns-after-5-years
#17
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800775/lack-of-high-bmi-related-features-in-adipocytes-and-inflammatory-cells-in-the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-ifp
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Anja J de Jong, Inge R Klein-Wieringa, Stefan N Andersen, Joanneke C Kwekkeboom, Linda Herb-van Toorn, Badelog J E de Lange-Brokaar, Danny van Delft, John Garcia, Wu Wei, Huub J L van der Heide, Yvonne M Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Gerjo J V M van Osch, Annemarie M Zuurmond, Vedrana Stojanovic-Susulic, Rob G H H Nelissen, René E M Toes, Margreet Kloppenburg, Andreea Ioan-Facsinay
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with the development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Although the infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) could be involved in this association, due to its intracapsular localization in the knee joint, there is currently little known about the effect of obesity on the IFP. Therefore, we investigated cellular and molecular body mass index (BMI)-related features in the IFP of OA patients. METHODS: Patients with knee OA (N = 155, 68% women, mean age 65 years, mean (SD) BMI 29...
August 11, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797747/metal-composite-adhesion-based-on-diazonium-chemistry
#19
Yara Oweis, Omar Alageel, Paige Kozak, Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Marta Cerruti, Faleh Tamimi
OBJECTIVE: Composite resins do not adhere well to dental alloys. This weak bond can result in failure at the composite-metal interface in fixed dental prostheses and orthodontic brackets. The aim of this study was to develop a new adhesive, based on diazonium chemistry, to facilitate chemical bonding between dental alloys and composite resin. METHODS: Samples of two types of dental alloys, stainless steel and cobalt chromium were primed with a diazonium layer in order to create a surface coating favorable for composite adhesion...
August 7, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797038/plant-diversity-and-structure-describe-the-presence-of-a-new-threatened-australian-marsupial-within-its-highly-restricted-post-fire-habitat
#20
Eugene D Mason, Jennifer Firn, Harry B Hines, Andrew M Baker
Management of critical habitat for threatened species with small ranges requires location-specific, fine-scale survey data. The silver-headed antechinus (Antechinus argentus) is known from only two isolated, fire-prone locations. At least one of these populations, at Kroombit Tops National Park in central-eastern Queensland, Australia, possesses a very small range. Here, we present detailed vegetation species diversity and structure data from three sites comprising the known habitat of A. argentus at Kroombit Tops and relate it to capture data obtained over two years...
2017: PloS One
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