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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731628/aerial-release-of-rhinoncomimus-latipes-coleoptera-curculionidae-to-control-persicaria-perfoliata-polygonaceae-using-an-unmanned-aerial-system
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Yong-Lak Park, Srikanth Gururajan, Harold Thistle, Rakesh Chandran, Richard Reardon
BACKGROUND: Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a major biological control agent against the invasive plant, Persicaria perfoliata. Release of R. latipes is challenging with the current visit-and-hand release approach because P. perfoliata shows a high degree of patchiness in the landscape, possesses recurved barbs on its stems, and often spreads into hard-to-access areas. This 3-year study developed and evaluated unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for precise aerial release and survivorship of R...
July 21, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731614/economic-injury-levels-and-economic-thresholds-for-leptoglossus-zonatus-dallas-hemiptera-coreidae-infesting-seed-maize
#2
Josemar Foresti, Cristina S Bastos, Flávio L Fernandes, Paulo R da Silva
BACKGROUND: Although Leptoglossus zonatus is considered a secondary pest of maize grown for grain, when grown for seed, this pest can cause significant economic damage. There are no records of management recommendations for this pest. The objectives of this work were to quantify losses caused by L. zonatus to different genotypes used for seed maize production and to estimate the acute toxicity of select insecticides to L. zonatus using different application technologies. The ultimate goal was to calculate economic injury levels (EILs) and develop economic thresholds (ETs) for L...
July 21, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729641/the-rhizosphere-microbiome-of-burned-holm-oak-potential-role-of-the-genus-arthrobacter-in-the-recovery-of-burned-soils
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Antonio J Fernández-González, Pilar Martínez-Hidalgo, José F Cobo-Díaz, Pablo J Villadas, Eustoquio Martínez-Molina, Nicolás Toro, Susannah G Tringe, Manuel Fernández-López
After a forest wildfire, the microbial communities have a transient alteration in their composition. The role of the soil microbial community in the recovery of an ecosystem following such an event remains poorly understood. Thus, it is necessary to understand the plant-microbe interactions that occur in burned soils. By high-throughput sequencing, we identified the main bacterial taxa of burnt holm-oak rhizosphere, then we obtained an isolate collection of the most abundant genus and its growth promoting activities were characterised...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729225/gynura-divaricata-attenuates-tumor-growth-and-tumor-relapse-after-cisplatin-therapy-in-hcc-xenograft-model-through-suppression-of-cancer-stem-cell-growth-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
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Chia-Hung Yen, Chi-Chung Lai, Tsu-Hsiang Shia, Marcelo Chen, Hsin-Che Yu, Yu-Peng Liu, Fang-Rong Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Gynura divaricata subsp. formosana is a widely used traditional herbal medicine for treating liver disorders such as hepatitis and liver cancer in Taiwan. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was aimed to evaluate the anti-cancer and cancer stabilization effect of water extract of the aerial part of G. divaricata (GD extract) both in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity and anti-proliferative effects of GD extract alone and in combination with cisplatin were determined by alamarBlue and clonogenic assay...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728492/the-bioactivity-of-hedysarum-coronarium-extracts-on-skin-enzymes-and-cells-correlates-with-phenolic-content
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Bruno Burlando, Giulia Pastorino, Annalisa Salis, Gianluca Damonte, Marco Clericuzio, Laura Cornara
CONTEXT: The search for bioactive compounds from botanical sources is attracting much interest. However, differences in chemical composition may occur within the same species depending on different geographical origins. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the properties on skin enzymes and cells of extracts from sulla legume crop Hedysarum coronarium L. (Fabaceae), collected at two Italian sites near Pisa and Ventimiglia, for possible dermatological and cosmetic applications...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727553/flycap-markerless-motion-capture-using-multiple-autonomous-flying-cameras
#6
Lan Xu, Yebin Liu, Wei Cheng, Kaiwen Guo, Guyue Zhou, Qionghai Dai, Lu Fang
Aiming at automatic, convenient and non-instrusive motion capture, this paper presents a new generation markerless motion capture technique, the FlyCap system, to capture surface motions of moving characters using multiple autonomous flying cameras (autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs) each integrated with an RGBD video camera). During data capture, three cooperative flying cameras automatically track and follow the moving target who performs large-scale motions in a wide space. We propose a novel non-rigid surface registration method to track and fuse the depth of the three flying cameras for surface motion tracking of the moving target, and simultaneously calculate the pose of each flying camera...
July 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725151/chemical-constituents-of-helichrysum-italicum-roth-g-don-essential-oil-and-their-antimicrobial-activity-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria-filamentous-fungi-and-candida-albicans
#7
Bouzid Djihane, Nouioua Wafa, Soltani Elkhamssa, De Haro Juan Pedro, Angeles Esteban Maria, Zerroug Mohamed Mihoub
The aerial parts of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don were subjected to hydrodistillation to obtain essential oils which had been analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and tested for antimicrobial activity against 12 bacteria, two yeasts and four fungi by agar diffusion method. The essential oil yielded 0.44% (v/w) and 67 compounds accounting for 99.24% of the oil were identified with a high content of oxygenated sesquiterpenes (61.42%). The most oxygenated sesquiterpene compounds were α-Cedrene (13...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725148/isolation-biological-evaluation-and-validated-hptlc-quantification-of-the-marker-constituent-of-the-edible-saudi-plant-sisymbrium-irio-l
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Shaza M Al-Massarani, Ali A El Gamal, Perwez Alam, Ebtesam S Al-Sheddi, Mai M Al-Oqail, Nida N Farshori
Phytochemical investigation and chromatographic purification of the n-hexane fraction of the aerial parts of the edible Saudi plant Sisymbrium irio led to the isolation of β-sitosterol (1), stigmasterol (2) and β-sitosterol-β-d-glucoside (3). The cytotoxic effects of the n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions were tested against three cancer cell lines viz., MCF-7, HCT-116 and HepG2, using the crystal violet staining (CVS) method, while the antibacterial activity against a number of pathogenic bacterial strains, was also estimated using the broth microdilution assay...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725142/rhanterium-epapposum-oliv-essential-oil-chemical-composition-and-antimicrobial-insect-repellent-and-anticholinesterase-activities
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Betul Demirci, Hasan Soliman Yusufoglu, Nurhayat Tabanca, Halide Edip Temel, Ulrich R Bernier, Natasha M Agramonte, Saleh Ibrahim Alqasoumi, Adnan Jathlan Al-Rehaily, Kemal Husnu Can Başer, Fatih Demirci
The essential oil (EO) of the aerial parts of Rhanterium epapposum Oliv. (Asteraceae), was obtained by hydrodistillation. The oil was subsequently analyzed by both GC-FID and GC-MS, simultaneously. Forty-five components representing 99.2% of the oil composition were identified. The most abundant compounds were camphene (38.5%), myrcene (17.5%), limonene (10.1%) and α-pinene (8.7%). Referring to the ethnobotanical utilization, an insecticidal assay was performed, where the oil repelled the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti L...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725141/high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-based-concurrent-estimation-of-biomarkers-ent-phyllanthidine-and-rutin-in-the-dried-aerial-parts-of-flueggea-virosa
#10
Nasir A Siddiqui, Ramzi A Mothana, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Perwez Alam, Muhammad Yousaf, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Abdulrahman Alatar
The biomarkers are needed to be defined for standardization purposes so that safe and effective herbal formulations can be catered to the society. There is an urgent need for statistical support of herbal drugs because most of the herbal products are still used in the non-standardized form. This study is based on the development of a simple and sensitive RP-HPTLC method for concurrent estimation of two biomarkers ent-phyllanthidine and rutin in the methanol extract of aerial parts of Flueggea virosa. The developed method was found to be simple, economic and sensitive...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722248/screening-of-hallucinogenic-compounds-and-genomic-characterisation-of-40-anatolian-salvia-species
#11
Seda Damla Hatipoglu, Burhanettin Yalcinkaya, Muslum Akgoz, Turan Ozturk, Ahmet C Goren, Gulacti Topcu
INTRODUCTION: Salvia, an important and widely available member of Lamiaceae family. Although comparative analysis on secondary metabolites in several Salvia species from Turkey has been reported, their hallucinogenic chemicals have not been screened thoroughly. OBJECTIVE: This study provides LC-MS/MS analysis of 40 Salvia species for screening their psychoactive constituents of salvinorin A and salvinorin B. 5S-rRNA gene non-coding region of Salvia plants was sequenced, aligned and compared with that sequence of Salvia divinorum plant...
July 19, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720569/platelets-as-autonomous-drones-for-hemostatic-and-immune-surveillance
#12
REVIEW
Jackson LiangYao Li, Alexander Zarbock, Andrés Hidalgo
Platelets participate in many important physiological processes, including hemostasis and immunity. However, despite their broad participation in these evolutionarily critical roles, the anucleate platelet is uniquely mammalian. In contrast with the large nucleated equivalents in lower vertebrates, we find that the design template for the evolutionary specialization of platelets shares remarkable similarities with human-engineered unmanned aerial vehicles in terms of overall autonomy, maneuverability, and expendability...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718788/implementation-of-an-imu-aided-image-stacking-algorithm-in-a-digital-camera-for-unmanned-aerial-vehicles
#13
Ahmad Audi, Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny, Christophe Meynard, Christian Thom
Images acquired with a long exposure time using a camera embedded on UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) exhibit motion blur due to the erratic movements of the UAV. The aim of the present work is to be able to acquire several images with a short exposure time and use an image processing algorithm to produce a stacked image with an equivalent long exposure time. Our method is based on the feature point image registration technique. The algorithm is implemented on the light-weight IGN (Institut national de l'information géographique) camera, which has an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) sensor and an SoC (System on Chip)/FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array)...
July 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718654/rauvomines-a-and-b-two-monoterpenoid-indole-alkaloids-from-rauvolfia-vomitoria
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Jun Zeng, Dong-Bo Zhang, Pan-Pan Zhou, Qi-Li Zhang, Lei Zhao, Jian-Jun Chen, Kun Gao
Two unusual normonoterpenoid indole alkaloids rauvomine A (1) and rauvomine B (2), together with two known compounds peraksine (3) and alstoyunine A (4), were isolated from the aerial parts of Rauvolfia vomitoria. The structures with absolute configurations of 1 and 2 were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations. Compound 2 is a novel C18 normonoterpenoid indole alkaloid with a substituted cyclopropane ring that forms an unusual 6/5/6/6/3/5 hexcyclic rearranged ring system...
July 18, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716570/protective-effects-of-pistacia-lentiscus-l-fruit-extract-against-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-induced-proximal-tubular-injury
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Nassima Cheraft-Bahloul, Cécile Husson, Meriam Ourtioualous, Sébastien Sinaeve, Djebbar Atmani, Caroline Stévigny, Joëlle L Nortier, Marie-Hélène Antoine
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The world prevalence of kidney stones is increasing and plants are frequently used to treat urolithiasis. Pistacia lentiscus L, a plant which freely grows around the Mediterranean basin areas, is widely used for various pathologies. P. lentiscus has an important impact as it has economical value on top of its pharmacological interest. Decoctions of its aerial parts and/or resin are used to treat kidney stones. AIM OF THE STUDY: To in vitro assess the potential nephroprotective effect of Pistacia lentiscus ethanolic fruit extract (PLEF) on proximal tubular cells in response to the adhesion of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715940/synthesis-of-lupeol-derivatives-and-their-antileishmanial-and-antitrypanosomal-activities
#16
Vanessa R Machado, Louis P Sandjo, Giovanni L Pinheiro, Milene H Moraes, Mario Steindel, Moacir G Pizzolatti, Maique W Biavatti
The natural product lupeol 1 was isolated from aerial parts of Vernonia scorpioides with satisfactory yield, which made it viable to be used as starting material in semisynthetic approach. Ten lupeol derivatives 2-11 were prepared by classical procedures. Including, five new esters derivatives 7-11, which were obtained by structural modifications in the isopropylidene fragment. All semisynthetic compounds and lupeol 1-11 were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HRMS. Their antiprotozoal activity was evaluated in vitro against L...
July 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715670/estimated-lifetime-effective-dose-to-hunters-and-their-families-in-the-three-most-contaminated-counties-in-sweden-after-the-chernobyl-nuclear-power-plant-accident-in-1986-a-pilot-study
#17
Martin Tondel, Christopher Rääf, Robert Wålinder, Afrah Mamour, Mats Isaksson
Hunters and their families were one of the most exposed subpopulations in Sweden after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986. In this pilot study we used existing registries and whole-body measurements to develop algorithms to calculate lifetime effective doses and collective doses to some hunters in Sweden. Ten hunters and their family members were randomly selected from each of the three most contaminated counties in Sweden (Västernorrland, Uppsala, Gävleborg) using the register for hunting weapons from the Police Authority in 1985...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715429/a-microscopic-simulation-model-for-pedestrian-pedestrian-and-pedestrian-vehicle-interactions-at-crosswalks
#18
Manxia Liu, Weiliang Zeng, Peng Chen, Xuyi Wu
This study aims to develop a microscopic pedestrian behavior model considering various interactions on pedestrian dynamics at crosswalks. Particularly, we take into account the evasion behavior with counter-flow pedestrians, the following behavior with leader pedestrians, and the collision avoidance behavior with vehicles. Aerial video data at one intersection in Beijing, China are extracted for model calibration. A microscopic calibration approach based on maximum likelihood estimation is applied to estimate the parameters of a modified social force model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714936/extending-wireless-rechargeable-sensor-network-life-without-full-knowledge
#19
Najeeb W Najeeb, Carrick Detweiler
When extending the life of Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks (WRSN), one challenge is charging networks as they grow larger. Overcoming this limitation will render a WRSN more practical and highly adaptable to growth in the real world. Most charging algorithms require a priori full knowledge of sensor nodes' power levels in order to determine the nodes that require charging. In this work, we present a probabilistic algorithm that extends the life of scalable WRSN without a priori power knowledge and without full network exploration...
July 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714345/chemical-composition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-aerial-parts-of-ferula-longipes-coss-ex-bonnier-and-maury
#20
Aicha Bouratoua, Assia Khalfallah, Chawki Bensouici, Zahia Kabouche, Abdulmagid Alabdul Magid, Dominique Harakat, Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko, Ahmed Kabouche
This is the first study on the phytochemistry and antioxidant activity of Ferula longipes Coss. ex Bonnier and Maury (Apiaceae). A new flavonoid quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-D-[2-O-caffeoyl]-glucopyranoside (1), along with 10 known compounds kaempferol-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (2), quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (3), kaempferol-3-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside-7-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (4), isorhamnetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside (5), quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside (6), isorhamnetin-3,7-di-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (7), apigenin (8), apigenin-7-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside (9), 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (10), deltoin (11) were isolated from the aerial parts of Ferula longipes Coss...
July 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
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