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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730365/cd-pb-and-zn-mobility-and-bio-availability-in-contaminated-soils-from-a-former-smelting-site-amended-with-biochar
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Tonia Lomaglio, Nour Hattab-Hambli, Florie Miard, Manhattan Lebrun, Romain Nandillon, Dalila Trupiano, Gabriella Stefania Scippa, Arnaud Gauthier, Mikael Motelica-Heino, Sylvain Bourgerie, Domenico Morabito
Biochar is a potential candidate for the remediation of metal(loid)-contaminated soils. However, the mechanisms of contaminant-biochar retention and release depend on the amount of soil contaminants and physicochemical characteristics, as well as the durability of the biochar contaminant complex, which may be related to the pyrolysis process parameters. The objective of the present study was to evaluate, in a former contaminated smelting site, the impact of two doses of wood biochar (2 and 5% w/w) on metal immobilization and/or phytoavailability and their effectiveness in promoting plant growth in mesocosm experiments...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724777/speed-invariance-of-tactile-texture-perception
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Zoe M Boundy-Singer, Hannes P Saal, Sliman J Bensmaia
The nervous system achieves stable perceptual representations of objects despite large variations in the activity patterns of sensory receptors. Here, we explore perceptual constancy in the sense of touch. Specifically, we investigate the invariance of tactile texture perception across changes in scanning speed. Texture signals in the nerve have been shown to be highly dependent on speed: temporal spiking patterns in nerve fibers that encode fine textural features contract or dilate systematically with increases or decreases in scanning speed, respectively, resulting in concomitant changes in response rate...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719894/karyotype-evolution-and-phylogenetic-relationships-of-cricetulus-sokolovi-orlov-et-malygin-1988-cricetidae-rodentia-inferred-from-chromosomal-painting-and-molecular-data
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Natalia S Poplavskaya, Svetlana A Romanenko, Natalia A Serdyukova, Vladimir A Trifonov, Fengtang Yang, Wenhui Nie, Jinghuan Wang, Anna A Bannikova, Alexey V Surov, Vladimir S Lebedev
Sokolov's dwarf hamster (Cricetulus sokolovi) is the least studied representative of the striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis species group), the taxonomy of which remains controversial. The species was described based on chromosome morphology, but neither the details of the karyotype nor the phylogenetic relationships with other Cricetulus are known. In the present study, the karyotype of C. sokolovi was examined using cross-species chromosome painting. Molecular and cytogenetic data were employed to determine the phylogenetic position of Sokolov's hamster and to analyze the potential pathways of chromosome evolution in Cricetulus...
July 19, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713347/generic-amplicon-deep-sequencing-to-determine-ilarvirus-species-diversity-in-australian-prunus
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Wycliff M Kinoti, Fiona E Constable, Narelle Nancarrow, Kim M Plummer, Brendan Rodoni
The distribution of Ilarvirus species populations amongst 61 Australian Prunus trees was determined by next generation sequencing (NGS) of amplicons generated using a genus-based generic RT-PCR targeting a conserved region of the Ilarvirus RNA2 component that encodes the RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene. Presence of Ilarvirus sequences in each positive sample was further validated by Sanger sequencing of cloned amplicons of regions of each of RNA1, RNA2 and/or RNA3 that were generated by species specific PCRs and by metagenomic NGS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700950/transcriptional-changes-of-rice-in-response-to-rice-black-streaked-dwarf-virus
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Mohamed M S Ahmed, Wen Ji, Muyue Wang, Shiquan Bian, Meng Xu, Weiyun Wang, Jiangxiang Zhang, Zhihao Xu, Meimei Yu, Qiaoquan Liu, Changquan Zhang, Honggen Zhang, Shuzhu Tang, Minghong Gu, Hengxiu Yu
Rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV), a member of the genus Fijivirus in the family Reoviridae, causes significant economic losses in rice production in China and many other Asian countries. Although a great deal of effort has been made to elucidate the interactions among the virus, insect vectors, host and environmental conditions, few RBSDV proteins involved in pathogenesis have been identified, and the biological basis of disease development in rice remains largely unknown. Transcriptomic information associated with the disease development in rice would be helpful to unravel the biological mechanism...
July 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697783/validation-of-qtl-mapping-and-transcriptome-profiling-for-identification-of-candidate-genes-associated-with-nitrogen-stress-tolerance-in-sorghum
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Malleswari Gelli, Anji Reddy Konda, Kan Liu, Chi Zhang, Thomas E Clemente, David R Holding, Ismail M Dweikat
BACKGROUND: Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) detected in one mapping population may not be detected in other mapping populations at all the time. Therefore, before being used for marker assisted breeding, QTLs need to be validated in different environments and/or genetic backgrounds to rule out statistical anomalies. In this regard, we mapped the QTLs controlling various agronomic traits in a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population in response to Nitrogen (N) stress and validated these with the reported QTLs in our earlier study to find the stable and consistent QTLs across populations...
July 11, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692168/indirect-effects-of-ecosystem-engineering-combine-with-consumer-behavior-to-determine-the-spatial-distribution-of-herbivory
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Blaine D Griffen, Megan E Riley, Zachary J Cannizzo, Ilka C Feller
1.Ecosystem engineers alter environments by creating, modifying, or destroying habitats. The indirect impacts of ecosystem engineering on trophic interactions should depend on the combination of the spatial distribution of engineered structures and the foraging behavior of consumers that use these structures as refuges. 2.In this study, we assessed the indirect effects of ecosystem engineering by a wood-boring beetle in a neotropical mangrove forest system. We identified herbivory patterns in a dwarf mangrove forest on the archipelago of Twin Cays, Belize...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688850/crop-associated-virus-reduces-the-rooting-depth-of-non-crop-perennial-native-grass-more-than-non-crop-associated-virus-with-known-viral-suppressor-of-rna-silencing-vsr
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Carolyn M Malmstrom, Patrick Bigelow, Piotr Trebicki, Anna K Busch, Colleen Friel, Ellen Cole, Heba Abdel-Azim, Colin Phillippo, Helen M Alexander
As agricultural acreage expanded and came to dominate landscapes across the world, viruses gained opportunities to move between crop and wild native plants. In the Midwestern USA, virus exchange currently occurs between widespread annual Poaceae crops and remnant native perennial prairie grasses now under consideration as bioenergy feedstocks. In this region, the common aphid species Rhopalosiphum padi L. (the bird cherry-oat aphid) transmits several virus species in the family Luteoviridae, including Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV-PAV, genus Luteovirus) and Cereal yellow dwarf virus (CYDV-RPV and -RPS, genus Polerovirus)...
July 5, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685758/greening-of-the-sahara-suppressed-enso-activity-during-the-mid-holocene
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Francesco S R Pausata, Qiong Zhang, Francesco Muschitiello, Zhengyao Lu, Léon Chafik, Eva M Niedermeyer, J Curt Stager, Kim M Cobb, Zhengyu Liu
The evolution of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) during the Holocene remains uncertain. In particular, a host of new paleoclimate records suggest that ENSO internal variability or other external forcings may have dwarfed the fairly modest ENSO response to precessional insolation changes simulated in climate models. Here, using fully coupled ocean-atmosphere model simulations, we show that accounting for a vegetated and less dusty Sahara during the mid-Holocene relative to preindustrial climate can reduce ENSO variability by 25%, more than twice the decrease obtained using orbital forcing alone...
July 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684156/virus-incidence-in-wheat-increases-under-elevated-co2-a-4-year-study-of-yellow-dwarf-viruses-from-a-free-air-carbon-dioxide-facility
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Piotr Trębicki, Narelle Nancarrow, Nilsa A Bosque-Pérez, Brendan Rodoni, Mohammad Aftab, Angela Freeman, Alan Yen, Glenn Fitzgerald
The complexities behind the mechanisms associated with virus-host-vector interactions of vector-transmitted viruses, and their consequences for disease development need to be understood to reduce virus spread and disease severity. Climate has a substantial effect on viruses, vectors, host plants and their interactions. Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is predicted to impact the interactions between them. This study, conducted under ambient and elevated CO2 (550μmolmol(-1)), in the Australian Grains Free Air Carbon Enrichment facility reports on natural yellow dwarf virus incidence on wheat (including Barley/Cereal yellow dwarf viruses (B/CYDV))...
July 3, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683980/midterm-survivorship-and-complications-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-dwarfism
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Timothy L Tan, Michael M Kheir, Ronuk Modi, Chi-Lung Chen, Hongyi Shao, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Dwarfism is associated with skeletal dysplasias and joint deformities that frequently result in osteoarthritis requiring treatment with total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These surgeries can be challenging because of alignment deformities, poor bone stock, and smaller components. This study aims to compare TKA implant survivorship and complications between dwarf and nondwarf patients. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was performed from 1997-2014 evaluating 115 TKAs in patients under the height threshold of 147...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683336/towards-improved-comparability-of-studies-addressing-atmospheric-concentrations-of-semivolatile-organic-compounds-based-on-their-sequestration-in-pine-needles
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Daniela Baráková, Jana Klánová, Mária Chropeňová, Pavel Čupr
Coniferous needles can be used as a passive air sampler of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOC) and an indicator of atmospheric pollution patterns and trends. There is limited information on whether different parts of the plant (e.g., foliage leaves, dwarf shoots, twig, etc.) contain different levels of SVOC. Only few studies have compared levels of SVOC surface layer of wax and to their total content in all needle tissues and what affects an uptake and distribution of SVOC. It is important to have better understanding of the extent to which sampling and sample preparation procedures affect measured levels of SVOC in pine needles and reduce comparability of data from samples processed in different ways...
June 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680676/taxonomic-review-of-the-late-cenozoic-megapodes-galliformes-megapodiidae-of-australia
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Elen Shute, Gavin J Prideaux, Trevor H Worthy
Megapodes are unusual galliform birds that use passive heat sources to incubate their eggs. Evolutionary relationships of extant megapode taxa have become clearer with the advent of molecular analyses, but the systematics of large, extinct forms (Progura gallinacea, Progura naracoortensis) from the late Cenozoic of Australia has been a source of confusion. It was recently suggested that the two species of Progura were synonymous, and that this taxon dwarfed into the extant malleefowl Leipoa ocellata in the Late Pleistocene...
June 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678890/platinum-sensitive-2-like-impacts-growth-root-morphology-seed-set-and-stress-responses
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Amr R A Kataya, Maria T Creighton, Toga P Napitupulu, Christine Sætre, Behzad Heidari, Peter Ruoff, Cathrine Lillo
Eukaryotic protein phosphatase 4 (PP4) is a PP2A-type protein phosphatase that is part of a conserved complex with regulatory factors PSY2 and PP4R2. Various lines of Arabidopsis thaliana with mutated PP4 subunit genes were constructed to study the so far completely unknown functions of PP4 in plants. Mutants with knocked out putative functional homolog of the PSY2 LIKE (PSY2L) gene were dwarf and bushy, while plants with knocked out PP4R2 LIKE (PP4R2L) looked very similar to WT. The psy2l seedlings had short roots with disorganized morphology and impaired meristem...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676963/knocking-out-of-carotenoid-catabolic-genes-in-rice-fails-to-boost-carotenoid-accumulation-but-reveals-a-mutation-in-strigolactone-biosynthesis
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Xiaoyu Yang, Lei Chen, Junxian He, Weichang Yu
Targeted mutations in five carotenoid catabolism genes failed to boost carotenoid accumulation in rice seeds, but produced dwarf and high tillering mutants when OsCCD7 gene was knocked out. Carotenoids play an important role in human diet as a source of vitamin A. Rice is a major staple food in Asia, but does not accumulate carotenoids in the endosperm because of the low carotenoid biosynthesis or the degradation in metabolism. In this study, the CRISPR/Cas9 system was investigated in the targeted knockout of five rice carotenoid catabolic genes (OsCYP97A4, OsDSM2, OsCCD4a, OsCCD4b and OsCCD7) and in an effort to increase β-carotene accumulation in rice endosperm...
July 4, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676627/sorghum-dw2-encodes-a-protein-kinase-regulator-of-stem-internode-length
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Josie L Hilley, Brock D Weers, Sandra K Truong, Ryan F McCormick, Ashley J Mattison, Brian A McKinley, Daryl T Morishige, John E Mullet
Sorghum is an important C4 grass crop grown for grain, forage, sugar, and bioenergy production. While tall, late flowering landraces are commonly grown in Africa, short early flowering varieties were selected in US grain sorghum breeding programs to reduce lodging and to facilitate machine harvesting. Four loci have been identified that affect stem length (Dw1-Dw4). Subsequent research showed that Dw3 encodes an ABCB1 auxin transporter and Dw1 encodes a highly conserved protein involved in the regulation of cell proliferation...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675141/longevity-is-impacted-by-growth-hormone-action-during-early-postnatal-period
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Liou Y Sun, Yimin Fang, Amit Patki, Jacob Je Koopman, David B Allison, Cristal M Hill, Michal M Masternak, Justin Darcy, Jian Wang, Samuel McFadden, Andrzej Bartke
Life-long lack of growth hormone (GH) action can produce remarkable extension of longevity in mice. Here we report that GH treatment limited to a few weeks during development influences the lifespan of long-lived Ames dwarf and normal littermate control mice in a genotype and sex-specific manner. Studies in a separate cohort of Ames dwarf mice show that this short period of the GH exposure during early development produces persistent phenotypic, metabolic and molecular changes that are evident in late adult life...
July 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670645/diagnosis-of-orf-in-west-african-dwarf-goats-in-uyo-akwa-ibom-state-nigeria
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Adeyinka Jeremy Adedeji, Nanven Abraham Maurice, Yiltawe Simwal Wungak, Jolly Amoche Adole, Nneka Chineze Chima, Timothy Yusufu Woma, Anthony Amechi Chukwuedo, And DavidShamaki
BACKGROUND: Sixty (60) male West African Dwarf goats were reported with clinical signs of enlarged lymph nodes, scabs on the mouth, nose and ears. Two of the goats died and post mortem examination reveals enlarged submandibular lymph nodes and vesicular lesions on the tongue. Clinical diagnosis of Orf has been reported in Nigeria but this report is the confirmatory diagnosis of Orf in a suspected outbreak in an experimental farm in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria using molecular techniques...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659938/functional-characterization-of-tea-camellia-sinensis-myb4a-transcription-factor-using-an-integrative-approach
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Mingzhuo Li, Yanzhi Li, Lili Guo, Niandi Gong, Yongzheng Pang, Wenbo Jiang, Yajun Liu, Xiaolan Jiang, Lei Zhao, Yunsheng Wang, De-Yu Xie, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Green tea (Camellia sinensis, Cs) abundantly produces a diverse array of phenylpropanoid compounds benefiting human health. To date, the regulation of the phenylpropanoid biosynthesis in tea remains to be investigated. Here, we report a cDNA isolated from leaf tissues, which encodes a R2R3-MYB transcription factor. Amino acid sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis indicate that it is a member of the MYB4-subgroup and named as CsMYB4a. Transcriptional and metabolic analyses show that the expression profile of CsMYB4a is negatively correlated to the accumulation of six flavan-3-ols and other phenolic acids...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657250/hearing-voices-lessons-from-the-history-of-psychiatry-in-ireland
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B D Kelly
The history of psychiatry is a history of therapeutic enthusiasm, with all of the triumph and tragedy, hubris and humility that such enthusiasm brings. During the 1800s and early 1900s, Ireland-s public asylums were routinely overcrowded, unhygienic and, quite commonly, fatal. The asylums became all-too-convenient options for a society with an apparently insatiable hunger for institutions, incarceration and control. The emergence of clinical professionals, both medical and nursing, was inevitably a factor in this complex mix, but the effects of any search for professional prestige were dwarfed by asylum doctors' clear outrage at what the asylum system became...
March 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
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