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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130765/microbiological-profile-of-three-commercial-poultry-processing-plants-in-colombia
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Alejandra Ramírez-Hernández, Andrea Varón-García, Marcos X Sánchez-Plata
Poultry meat production in Colombia has significant growth potential to fulfill national demands and to become an important global exporter. Entering export markets requires compliance with international food safety standards and the support of a rigorous national inspection system. To support the development of national standards, information about the microbiological profiles of poultry operations is needed, and no official microbiological baseline is currently available. A total of 480 chicken carcass rinses and 64 fecal samples were collected at different process sites from three commercial poultry processing establishments located in different regions of Colombia...
December 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098192/forgotten-perinephric-drain-anchored-in-the-tissues-lessons-to-be-learned
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Prashant Kumar, Rishi Nayyar
Background: Drainage of any deep seated abscess often requires placement of catheters along with other conservative measures. These catheters are removed when the drainage volume reduces to clinically insignificant levels. However, if left in situ, there are potential complications. One such complication necessitating additional surgical procedure is highlighted in this case report. Malecot's catheter and children may be more at risk for such a complication. Case Presentation: A 7-year-old girl presented with recurrent episodes of right flank pain associated with high-grade fever with chills for the last 5 months and right perinephric drain in situ...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075480/control-of-nematodirus-spp-infection-by-sheep-flock-owners-in-northern-ireland
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Connor McMahon, Hillary W J Edgar, Jason P Barley, Robert E B Hanna, Gerard P Brennan, Ian Fairweather
BACKGROUND: To address a lack of information on the control of ovine helminth parasites in Northern Ireland (NI), a number of research projects have been undertaken, dealing with gastrointestinal nematodes, tapeworms and liver fluke. This investigation concerns Nematodirus and concentrates on three aspects of disease: farm management strategies for its control, derived from the results of a Questionnaire; the efficacy of treatment used by farmers, as determined by a coprological survey; and the hatching requirements of Nematodirus eggs, that is, whether prolonged chilling is a pre-requisite for hatching...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055157/simulating-the-onset-of-spring-vegetation-growth-across-the-northern-hemisphere
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Qiang Liu, Yongshuo H Fu, Yongwen Liu, Ivan A Janssens, Shilong Piao
Changes in the spring onset of vegetation growth in response to climate change can profoundly impact climate-biosphere interactions. Thus, robust simulation of spring onset is essential to accurately predict ecosystem responses and feedback to ongoing climate change. To date, the ability of vegetation phenology models to reproduce spatiotemporal patterns of spring onset at larger scales has not been thoroughly investigated. In this study, we took advantage of phenology observations via remote sensing to calibrate and evaluated six models, including both one-phase (considering only forcing temperatures) and two-phase (involving forcing, chilling, and photoperiod) models across the Northern Hemisphere between 1982 and 2012...
October 21, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050419/successful-chilling-of-red-legged-partridge-alectoris-rufa-sperm-for-use-in-artificial-insemination
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J Santiago-Moreno, C Castaño, A Toledano-Díaz, M C Esteso, A López-Sebastián, S Villaverde-Morcillo, S G Dávila, M G Gil, E Blesbois
The fertilizing capacity of pure, fresh avian semen may disappear in just half an hour, hindering its successful use in artificial insemination (AI) projects. Longer storage requires the use of infra-physiological temperatures and of semen diluents that help preserve the spermatozoa but that do not interfere with their fertilizing capacity. This study examines the effect on sperm quality of storing red-legged partridge sperm for 3 h at 5°C with 2 different semen extenders: 1) a medium referred to as L&R-84, composed of sodium glutamate, glucose, magnesium acetate, potassium acetate, and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and 2) Lake 7...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046494/a-user-centred-design-process-of-new-cold-protective-clothing-for-offshore-petroleum-workers-operating-in-the-barents-sea
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Ole Petter Naesgaard, Tore Christian Bjørsvik Storholmen, Øystein Nordrum Wiggen, Jarl Reitan
OBJECTIVE: Petroleum operations in the Barents Sea require personal protective clothing (PPC) to ensure the safety and performance of the workers. This paper describes the accomplishment of a user-centred design process of new PPC for offshore workers operating in this area. METHODS: The user-centred design process was accomplished by mixed-methods. Insights into user needs and context of use were established by group interviews and on-the-job observations during a field-trip...
October 17, 2017: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988021/two-concurrent-appendiceal-neoplasms-in-an-elderly-patient-a-case-report
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Riva Das, Joshua P Cantor, Thai Q Vu
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis, one of the commonest surgical diagnoses, is rare and more complex presentation in the elderly. Physicians must consider atypical causes appendicitis in this population, which could affect the management of the patient. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An elderly female presented with a two-day history of lower abdominal pain, associated with low-grade fevers and chills. Studies showed leukocytosis and computed tomography (CT) findings consistent with appendicitis...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987773/effects-of-temperature-soil-moisture-and-photoperiod-on-diapause-termination-and-post-diapause-development-of-the-wheat-blossom-midge-sitodiplosis-mosellana-g%C3%A3-hin-diptera-cecidomyiidae
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Weining Cheng, Zhiren Long, Yudong Zhang, Tingting Liang, Keyan Zhu-Salzman
Sitodiplosis mosellana, one of the most important wheat pests, goes through larval diapause in a cocooned form. It is univoltine, but some individuals exhibit prolonged diapause. In this study, we documented diapause termination rate of cocooned larvae at different diapausing periods and time required for adult emergence when they were brought to 25°C from the field in northern China. We found that field larvae all entered diapause by June, but none terminated diapause until late September when the daily average temperature dropped to below 20°C...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980497/the-clinical-effects-of-the-venomous-lessepsian-migrant-fish-plotosus-lineatus-thunberg-1787-in-the-southeastern-mediterranean-sea
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Yedidia Bentur, Sergey Altunin, Iris Levdov, Daniel Golani, Ehud Spanier, Dor Edelist, Yael Lurie
CONTEXT: Plotosus lineatus is a venomous fish that has migrated from the Indo-Pacific region to the Mediterranean Sea (Lessepsian migrant). Its presence in the Mediterranean Sea was first recorded in 2002 and was observed in growing schools. Its spines contain toxins with lytic, hemolytic and edematous activities. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the injuries caused by Plotosus lineatus in the Southeastern Mediterranean Sea. METHODS: A prospective observational case series of consultations provided by a national Poison Center pertaining to Plotosus lineatus from 2007 to 2016...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961978/cold-tolerance-of-mountain-pine-beetle-coleoptera-curculionidae-eggs-from-the-historic-and-expanded-ranges
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K P Bleiker, G D Smith, L M Humble
Winter mortality is expected to be a key factor determining the ability of mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), to expand its range in Canada. We determined the mortality rate and supercooling points of eggs from the beetle's historic range in southern British Columbia as well as the recently expanded range in north-central Alberta and tested if eggs require an extended period of chilling to reach their maximum cold tolerance. We found no effect of population source or acclimation time on egg cold tolerance...
October 1, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893508/regulation-of-protein-phosphatase-2a-during-embryonic-diapause-process-in-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Shi-Hong Gu, Hsiao-Yen Hsieh, Pei-Ling Lin
Regulation of protein phosphorylation requires coordinated interactions between protein kinases and protein phosphatases. In the present study, we investigated regulation of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) during the embryonic diapause process of B. mori. An immunoblotting analysis showed that Bombyx eggs contained a catalytic C subunit, a major regulatory B subunit (B55/PR55 subunit), and a structural A subunit, with the A and B subunits undergoing differential changes between diapause and non-diapause eggs during embryonic process...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861091/insufficient-chilling-effects-vary-among-boreal-tree-species-and-chilling-duration
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Rongzhou Man, Pengxin Lu, Qing-Lai Dang
Insufficient chilling resulting from rising winter temperatures associated with climate warming has been an area of particular interest in boreal and temperate regions where a period of cool temperatures in fall and winter is required to break plant dormancy. In this study, we examined the budburst and growth of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera L.), white birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.), black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.), white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss), jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828598/humidity-does-not-appear-to-trigger-leaf-out-in-woody-plants
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Lucy Zipf, Richard B Primack
In order to anticipate the ecological impacts of climate change and model changes to forests, it is important to understand the factors controlling spring leaf out. Leaf out phenology in woody trees and shrubs is generally considered to be strongly controlled by a combination of spring warming, winter chilling requirement, and photoperiod. However, researchers have recently suggested that temperature-related air humidity, rather than temperature itself, might be the main trigger of the spring leaf-out of woody plants...
August 21, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817647/caprine-brucellosis-a-historically-neglected-disease-with-significant-impact-on-public-health
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REVIEW
Carlos A Rossetti, Angela M Arenas-Gamboa, Estefanía Maurizio
Caprine brucellosis is a chronic infectious disease caused by the gram-negative cocci-bacillus Brucella melitensis. Middle- to late-term abortion, stillbirths, and the delivery of weak offspring are the characteristic clinical signs of the disease that is associated with an extensive negative impact in a flock's productivity. B. melitensis is also the most virulent Brucella species for humans, responsible for a severely debilitating and disabling illness that results in high morbidity with intermittent fever, chills, sweats, weakness, myalgia, abortion, osteoarticular complications, endocarditis, depression, anorexia, and low mortality...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759789/changes-in-carbohydrate-levels-and-relative-water-content-rwc-to-distinguish-dormancy-phases-in-sweet-cherry
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Heiko Kaufmann, Michael Blanke
Perennial trees require chilling, i.e. a period of cold temperature in the winter, for flowering next spring; sweet cherry is particularly prone to lack of chilling. The objective of this study is to identify possible transition points to clearly distinguish dormancy phases by relating carbohydrate and relative water content (RWC) in reproductive buds to concomitant chilling fulfilment. This contribution proposes the use of four transition points between the dormancy phases and their characterization in terms of carbohydrates, water contents in combination with chilling values and may allow upscaling to other dormancy studies in trees; two groups of cherry varieties were defined based on their different initial sorbitol and starch level in the autumn...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716048/transcriptome-analysis-uncovers-arabidopsis-f-box-stress-induced-1-as-a-regulator-of-jasmonic-acid-and-abscisic-acid-stress-gene-expression
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Lauren E Gonzalez, Kristen Keller, Karen X Chan, Megan M Gessel, Bryan C Thines
BACKGROUND: The ubiquitin 26S proteasome system (UPS) selectively degrades cellular proteins, which results in physiological changes to eukaryotic cells. F-box proteins are substrate adaptors within the UPS and are responsible for the diversity of potential protein targets. Plant genomes are enriched in F-box genes, but the vast majority of these have unknown roles. This work investigated the Arabidopsis F-box gene F-BOX STRESS INDUCED 1 (FBS1) for its effects on gene expression in order elucidate its previously unknown biological function...
July 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708517/factors-affecting-the-reproductive-performance-of-bitches-a-prospective-cohort-study-involving-1203-inseminations-with-fresh-and-frozen-semen
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F K Hollinshead, D W Hanlon
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to utilize multivariable statistical methods to identify factors that significantly affected whelping rate, litter size and gestation length in a large population of bitches of many different breeds, presented for routine breeding management. In addition, we aimed to determine the incidence of dystocia and the proportion of bitches undergoing a caesarean section procedure. A total of 1146 individual bitches representing 84 different breeds contributed 1203 inseminations over the 9 year (2007-2015) study period...
June 22, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707409/chilling-responsive-demeter-like-dna-demethylase-mediates-in-poplar-bud-break
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Daniel Conde, Anne-Laure Le Gac, Mariano Perales, Christopher Dervinis, Matias Kirst, Stéphane Maury, Pablo González-Melendi, Isabel Allona
Annual dormancy-growth cycle is a developmental and physiological process essential for the survival of deciduous trees in temperate and boreal forests. Seasonal control of shoot growth in woody perennials requires specific genetic programmes responding to environmental signals. The environmental-controlled mechanisms that regulate the shift between winter dormancy and the growth-promoting genetic programmes are still unknown. Here, we show that dynamics in genomic DNA methylation levels are involved in the regulation of dormancy-growth cycle in poplar...
October 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698472/oxidative-stress-associated-with-chilling-injury-in-immature-fruit-postharvest-technological-and-biotechnological-solutions
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REVIEW
Juan Luis Valenzuela, Susana Manzano, Francisco Palma, Fátima Carvajal, Dolores Garrido, Manuel Jamilena
Immature, vegetable-like fruits are produced by crops of great economic importance, including cucumbers, zucchini, eggplants and bell peppers, among others. Because of their high respiration rates, associated with high rates of dehydration and metabolism, and their susceptibility to chilling injury (CI), vegetable fruits are highly perishable commodities, requiring particular storage conditions to avoid postharvest losses. This review focuses on the oxidative stress that affects the postharvest quality of vegetable fruits under chilling storage...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694818/insights-into-the-molecular-events-that-regulate-heat-induced-chilling-tolerance-in-citrus-fruits
#20
María T Lafuente, Beatriz Establés-Ortíz, Luis González-Candelas
Low non-freezing temperature may cause chilling injury (CI), which is responsible for external quality deterioration in many chilling-sensitive horticultural crops. Exposure of chilling-sensitive citrus cultivars to non-lethal high-temperature conditioning may increase their chilling tolerance. Very little information is available about the molecular events involved in such tolerance. In this work, the molecular events associated with the low temperature tolerance induced by heating Fortune mandarin, which is very sensitive to chilling, for 3 days at 37°C prior to cold storage is presented...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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