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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161669/the-coastal-environment-affects-lead-and-sodium-uptake-by-the-moss-hypnum-cupressiforme-used-as-an-air-pollution-biomonitor
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Marie Renaudin, Sébastien Leblond, Caroline Meyer, Christophe Rose, Emeline Lequy
Several studies suggest that potential competition exists between marine cations and heavy metals for binding sites on the cell wall of mosses. This competition would impact the heavy metal concentration measured in mosses by biomonitoring programs, which may underestimate air pollution by heavy metals in a coastal environment. In the present study, we aim to identify possible mechanisms affecting lead uptake by mosses in a coastal environment, specifically, the competition between lead (Pb(2+)) and sodium (Na(+)) for binding sites in Hypnum cupressiforme (Hc)...
November 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161602/gravel-beaches-nourishment-modelling-the-equilibrium-beach-profile
#2
I López, L Aragonés, Y Villacampa, F J Navarro-González
The erosion of the world's coasts and the shortage of sand to mitigate beach erosion are leading to the increasingly common use of gravel for coastal protection and beach nourishment. Therefore, in order to determine the amount of gravel required for such actions, it is important to know perfectly the equilibrium profile of gravel beaches. However, at present, this profile is obtained from formulas obtained mainly after channel tests, and therefore most of them do not adapt to the real profiles formed by gravel beaches in nature...
November 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161520/ezh2-histone-methyltransferase-and-jmjd3-histone-demethylase-implications-in-prostate-cancer
#3
Mouhamed Idrissou, Marine Daures, Amani Ben Jemia, Gaëlle Judes, Khaldoun Rifaï, Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Yves-Jean Bignon, Laurent Guy, Dominique Bernard-Gallon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161314/conventional-and-technical-diving-surveys-reveal-elevated-biomass-and-differing-fish-community-composition-from-shallow-and-upper-mesophotic-zones-of-a-remote-united-states-coral-reef
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Roldan C Muñoz, Christine A Buckel, Paula E Whitfield, Shay Viehman, Randy Clark, J Christopher Taylor, Brian P Degan, Emma L Hickerson
The world's coral reefs appear to be in a global decline, yet most previous research on coral reefs has taken place at depths shallower than 30 m. Mesophotic coral ecosystem (depths deeper than ~30 m) studies have revealed extensive, productive habitats and rich communities. Despite recent advances, mesophotic coral ecosystems remain understudied due to challenges with sampling at deeper depths. The few previous studies of mesophotic coral ecosystems have shown variation across locations in depth-specific species composition and assemblage shifts, potentially a response to differences in habitat or light availability/water clarity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161007/polymer-based-technologies-for-sensing-applications
#5
Wildemar Stefanio Pereira Carvalho, Menglian Wei, Nduka Ikpo, Yongfeng Gao, Michael J Serpe
Reports in the literature on the development of new chemical sensing technologies have been growing steadily in number for years. For example, a Web of Science topic search using the term "Chemical Sensing" revealed that over 8,000 papers were published in 2015-2017, with over 40,000 citations to those papers. In this review, we focus on highlighting recent examples of chemical sensing related to human health (e.g., disease diagnosis, health monitoring, and water/food safety), and for environmental monitoring...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160864/clonal-expansion-behind-a-marine-diatom-bloom
#6
Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Domenico D'Alelio, Maria Immacolata Ferrante, Mariano Santoro, Laura Vitale, Gabriele Procaccini, Marina Montresor
Genetic diversity is what selection acts on, thus shaping the adaptive potential of populations. We studied micro-evolutionary patterns of the key planktonic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata at a long-term sampling site over 2 consecutive years by genotyping isolates with 22 microsatellite markers. We show that both sex and vegetative growth interplay in shaping intraspecific diversity. We document a brief but massive demographic and clonal expansion driven by strains of the same mating type. The analysis of an extended data set (6 years) indicates that the genetic fingerprint of P...
November 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160800/study-and-validation-of-eavesdropping-scenarios-over-a-visible-light-communication-channel
#7
Ignacio Marin-Garcia, Victor Guerra, Rafael Perez-Jimenez
The security and privacy provided by Visible Light Communication (VLC) technologies is an area that has been slightly addressed due to the misconception that, since light does not go through solid objects like walls, VLC-based communications cannot be eavesdropped on by outside observers. As an upcoming technology, VLC is expected to be used in multiple environments were, due to radio frequency RF overuse or limitations, RF solutions cannot or should not be employed. In this work, we study the eavesdropping characteristics of a VLC-based communication...
November 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160706/synthesis-and-characterization-of-ultralow-fouling-poly-n-acryloyl-glycinamide-brushes
#8
Fengyu Yang, Yonglan Liu, Yanxian Zhang, Baiping Ren, Jianxiong Xu, Jie Zheng
Rational design of biomaterials with antifouling properties still remains a challenge, but is important for many bench-to-bedside applications for biomedical implants, drug delivery carriers, and marine coatings. Herein we synthesized and characterized poly(N-acryloylglycinamide) (polyNAGA) and then grafted poly(NAGA) onto Au substrate to form polymer brushes with well controlled film stability, wettability and thickness using the surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP). The NAGA monomer integrates two hydrophilic amides on the side chain to enhance surface hydration, which is thought as a critical contributor to antifouling property...
November 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160489/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-filial-responsibility-protocol-for-use-in-brazil
#9
Marines Aires, Fernanda Laís Fengler Dal Pizzol, Duane Mocellin, Idiane Rosset, Eliane Pinheiro de Morais, Lisiane Manganelli Girardi Paskulin
OBJECTIVE: To carry out a cross-cultural adaptation of the Filial Responsibility protocol for use in Brazil with adult child caregivers for elderly parents. METHOD: A methodological study that included the steps of initial translation, synthesis of translations, back-translation, committee of experts, pre-test, evaluation of psychometric measures and submission to authors. The protocol comprises a qualitative step, closed questions and seven scales: Filial Expectation, Subsidiary Compassion, Caregiver burden, Life Satisfaction, Personal Well-being and Quality of Relationships...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160482/challenges-in-the-end-of-course-paper-for-nursing-technical-training
#10
Adriana de Oliveira, Maria José Sanches Marin, Elisabete Takeda, Osni Lázaro Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: To verify the opinion of Nursing Technical Training students on the stages of construction of the End-of-Course Paper. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with a qualitative and quantitative approach. A total of 94 students participated from a Nursing Technical course of an institution in the State of São Paulo. A questionnaire was used with assertions, followed by a "Likert Scale" and open field for additional comments. RESULTS: The students gave a positive evaluation of the stages involved in completing the paper, but negative responses regarding the time available and obligatory nature (38%)...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160321/uv-photodissociation-dynamics-of-chi2cl-and-its-role-as-a-photolytic-precursor-for-a-chlorinated-criegee-intermediate
#11
Kara M Kapnas, Benjamin W Toulson, Elizabeth S Foreman, Sarah A Block, J Grant Hill, Craig Murray
Photolysis of geminal diiodoalkanes in the presence of molecular oxygen has become an established route to the laboratory production of several Criegee intermediates, and such compounds also have marine sources. Here, we explore the role that the trihaloalkane, chlorodiiodomethane (CHI2Cl), may play as a photolytic precursor for the chlorinated Criegee intermediate ClCHOO. CHI2Cl has been synthesized and its UV absorption spectrum measured; relative to that of CH2I2 the spectrum is shifted to longer wavelength and the photolysis lifetime is calculated to be less than two minutes...
November 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160222/database-documentation-of-marine-mammal-stranding-and-mortality-current-status-review-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Derek K P Chan, Henry C L Tsui, Brian C W Kot
Databases are systematic tools to archive and manage information related to marine mammal stranding and mortality events. Stranding response networks, governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations have established regional or national stranding networks and have developed unique standard stranding response and necropsy protocols to document and track stranded marine mammal demographics, signalment and health data. The objectives of this study were to (1) describe and review the current status of marine mammal stranding and mortality databases worldwide, including the year established, types of database and their goals; and (2) summarize the geographic range included in the database, the number of cases recorded, accessibility, filter and display methods...
November 21, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160201/aquicoccus-porphyridii-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-small-marine-red-alga-porphyridium-marinum
#13
Tingye Feng, Kyung Hyun Kim, Sang Eun Jeong, Wonyong Kim, Che Ok Jeon
A Gram-stain-negative, non-motile and aerobic bacterial strain, designated L1 8-17(T), was isolated from a marine alga, Porphyridium marinum, in South Korea. Cells of strain L1 8-17(T) were found to be oxidase- and catalase-positive cocci without flagella. Growth of strain L1 8-17(T) was observed at 20-40 °C (optimum, 37 °C), pH 6.0-10.0 (optimum, pH 7.0-8.0) and in the presence of 0-7 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 2-3 %). The isoprenoid quinone detected was only ubiquinone-10. Summed feature 8 (comprising C18 : 1ω7c/C18 : 1ω6c) and C16 : 0 were detected as major cellular fatty acids...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159966/interrogating-marine-virus-host-interactions-and-elemental-transfer-with-boncat-and-nanosims-based-methods
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Alexis L Pasulka, Kimberlee Thamatrakoln, Sebastian H Kopf, Yunbin Guan, Bonnie Poulos, Annie Moradian, Michael J Sweredoski, Sonja Hess, Mathew B Sullivan, Kay D Bidle, Victoria J Orphan
While the collective impact of marine viruses has become more apparent over the last decade, a deeper understanding of virus-host dynamics and the role of viruses in nutrient cycling would benefit from direct observations at the single-virus level. We describe two new complementary approaches - stable isotope probing coupled with nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (nanoSIMS) and fluorescence-based biorthogonal non-canonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT) - for studying the activity and biogeochemical influence of marine viruses...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159959/influence-of-body-condition-on-the-population-dynamics-of-atlantic-salmon-with-consideration-of-the-potential-impact-of-sea-lice
#15
R Susdorf, N K G Salama, D Lusseau
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar is an iconic species of high conservation and economic importance. At sea, individuals typically are subject to sea lice infestation, which can have detrimental effects on their host. Over recent decades, the body condition and marine survival in NE Atlantic stocks have generally decreased, reflected in fewer adults returning to rivers, which is partly attributable to sea lice. We developed a deterministic stage-structured population model to assess condition-mediated population dynamics resulting in changing fecundity, age at sexual maturation and marine survival rate...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159926/deep-ocean-prokaryotic-communities-are-remarkably-malleable-when-facing-long-term-starvation
#16
Marta Sebastián, Jean-Christophe Auguet, Claudia Ximena Restrepo Ortiz, Maria Montserrat Sala, Celia Marrasé, Josep M Gasol
The bathypelagic ocean is one of the largest ecosystems on Earth, and sustains half of the ocean's microbial activity. This microbial activity strongly relies on surface-derived particles, but there is growing evidence that the carbon released through solubilisation of these particles may not be sufficient to meet the energy demands of deep ocean prokaryotes. To explore how bathypelagic prokaryotes respond to the absence of external inputs of carbon, we followed the long-term (1 yr) dynamics of an enclosed community...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159897/identification-and-characterization-of-two-variants-of-the-hfq-srna-chaperone-in-the-fish-pathogen-piscirickettsia-salmonis
#17
S H Marshall, P Flores-Herrera, F A Henríquez, F A Gómez
Small RNA and chaperone proteins form synergistic duos that play pivotal roles in controlling gene expression in bacteria. This is the case for Hfq, a highly pleiotropic pretranslational modulator of general protein expression, which responds to harsh environmental conditions and influences fitness and virulence in a wide range of pathogenic Enterobacteria. Given this relevancy, we evaluated the presence and potential role of Hfq in the fish pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis, a Gram-negative bacterium that threatens the sustainability of Chilean salmon production...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159889/a-systematic-surveillance-programme-for-infectious-salmon-anaemia-virus-supports-its-absence-in-the-pacific-northwest-of-the-united-states
#18
L L Gustafson, L H Creekmore, K R Snekvik, J A Ferguson, J V Warg, M Blair, T R Meyers, B Stewart, K I Warheit, J Kerwin, A E Goodwin, L D Rhodes, J E Whaley, M K Purcell, C Bentz, D Shasa, J Bader, J R Winton
In response to reported findings of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in British Columbia (BC), Canada, in 2011, U.S. national, state and tribal fisheries managers and fish health specialists developed and implemented a collaborative ISAV surveillance plan for the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Accordingly, over a 3-1/2-year period, 4,962 salmonids were sampled and successfully tested by real-time reverse-transcription PCR. The sample set included multiple tissues from free-ranging Pacific salmonids from coastal regions of Alaska and Washington and farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159878/arsenobetaine-an-ecophysiologically-important-organoarsenical-confers-cytoprotection-against-osmotic-stress-and-growth-temperature-extremes
#19
Tamara Hoffmann, Bianca Warmbold, Sander H J Smits, Britta Tschapek, Stefanie Ronzheimer, Abdallah Bashir, Chiliang Chen, Anne Rolbetzki, Marco Pittelkow, Mohamed Jebbar, Andreas Seubert, Lutz Schmitt, Erhard Bremer
Arsenic, a highly cytotoxic and cancerogenic metalloid, is brought into the biosphere through geochemical sources and anthropogenic activities. A global biogeochemical arsenic biotransformation cycle exists in which inorganic arsenic species are transformed into organoarsenicals, which are subsequently mineralized again into inorganic arsenic compounds. Microorganisms contribute to this biotransformation process greatly and one of the organoarsenicals synthesized and degraded in this cycle is arsenobetaine...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159858/non-linear-effect-of-irradiance-on-photoheterotrophic-activity-and-growth-of-the-aerobic-anoxygenic-phototrophic-bacterium-dinoroseobacter-shibae
#20
Kasia Piwosz, David Kaftan, Jason Dean, Jiří Šetlík, Michal Koblížek
Aerobic Anoxygenic Photosynthetic (AAP) bacteria are an important component of marine microbial communities. They produce energy in light using bacteriochlorophyll a containing photosystems. This extra energy provides an advantage over purely heterotrophic bacteria. One of the most intensively studied AAP bacteria is Dinoroseobacter shibae, a member of the environmentally important Roseobacter clade. Light stimulates its growth and metabolism, but the effect of light intensity remains unclear. Here, we show that an increase in biomass along an irradiance gradient followed the exponential rise to the maximum curve, with saturation at about 300 µmol photons m(-2) s(-1) , without any inhibition at light intensities up to 600 µmol photons m(-2) s(-1) ...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
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