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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737833/the-natural-history-of-oviposition-on-a-ginkgophyte-fruit-from-the-middle-jurassic-of-northeastern-china
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Qing-Min Meng, Conrad C Labandeira, Qiao-Ling Ding, Dong Ren
A distinctive pattern of oviposition lesions occurs on a ginkgoalean seed, Yimaia capituliformis, which likely was inflicted by a kalligrammatid lacewing with a long, sword-like, plant piercing ovipositor. This newly recorded oviposition type, DT272, occurs in the 165 million-year-old Jiulongshan Formation, of Middle Jurassic age, in Northeastern China. DT272 consists from three to seven, approximately equally spaced lesions with surrounding callus tissue whose fabricator targeted fleshy outer and inner tissues of a ginkgophyte fruit...
July 24, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737450/initial-characterization-of-the-growth-stimulation-and-heat-shock-induced-adaptive-response-in-developing-lake-whitefish-embryos-after-ionizing-radiation-exposure
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Christopher Thome, Charles Mitz, Emily N Hulley, Christopher M Somers, Richard G Manzon, Joanna Y Wilson, Douglas R Boreham
Ionizing radiation is known to effect development during early life stages. Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) represent a unique model organism for examining such effects. The purpose of this study was to examine how ionizing radiation affects development in lake whitefish embryos and to investigate the presence of an adaptive response induced by heat shock. Acute exposure to (137)Cs gamma rays was administered at five time points corresponding to major developmental stages, with doses ranging from 0...
July 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736927/pituitary-thyroid-axis-development-during-the-larval-juvenile-transition-in-the-pejerrey-odontesthes-bonariensis
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T Chalde, L A Miranda
The morphological development of the thyroid gland of pejerrey Odontesthes bonariensis during larval-juvenile transition was studied and related to whole-body concentrations of thyroxine (T4 ) and tri-iodothyronine (T3 ). A complementary (c)DNA fragment of the thyroid-stimulating hormone β-subunit (tshb) was sequenced and transcript levels quantified during this period. Follicles with eosinophilic and T4 -immunoreactive colloids were detected at hatching together with tshb transcript levels and whole-body concentrations of T4 and T3 hormones...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736479/molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-trimer-self-assembly-under-shear
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Raymond D Mountain, Harold W Hatch, Vincent K Shen
The self-assembly of patchy trimer particles consisting of one attractive site and two repulsive sites is investigated with nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations in the presence of a velocity gradient, as would be produced by the application of a shear stress on the system. As shear is increased, globular-shaped micellar clusters increase in size and become more elongated. The globular clusters are also more stable at higher temperatures in the presence of shear than at equilibrium. These results help to increase our understanding of the effect of shear on self-assembly for a variety of applications...
May 25, 2017: Fluid Phase Equilibria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736477/long-term-exposure-to-elevated-carbon-dioxide-does-not-alter-activity-levels-of-a-coral-reef-fish-in-response-to-predator-chemical-cues
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Josefin Sundin, Mirjam Amcoff, Fernando Mateos-González, Graham D Raby, Fredrik Jutfelt, Timothy D Clark
ABSTRACT: Levels of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) projected to occur in the world's oceans in the near future have been reported to increase swimming activity and impair predator recognition in coral reef fishes. These behavioral alterations would be expected to have dramatic effects on survival and community dynamics in marine ecosystems in the future. To investigate the universality and replicability of these observations, we used juvenile spiny chromis damselfish (Acanthochromis polyacanthus) to examine the effects of long-term CO2 exposure on routine activity and the behavioral response to the chemical cues of a predator (Cephalopholis urodeta)...
2017: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736461/behavioral-plasticity-in-response-to-perceived-predation-risk-in-breeding-house-wrens
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Erin E Dorset, Scott K Sakaluk, Charles F Thompson
Predation is a significant cause of nest failure in passerine birds, and, thus, natural selection is expected to favor behavioral plasticity to allow birds to respond to perceived changes in predation risk. However, behavioral plasticity in response to perceived predation risk, and its potential fitness-related costs, are understudied. In a wild population of breeding house wrens (Troglodytes aedon), we tested the hypotheses that (1) birds show behavioral plasticity in response to perceived nest-predation risk to reduce self-risk or risk to offspring, but (2) this plasticity incurs fitness-related costs...
June 2017: Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735010/maternal-age-affects-offspring-nutrient-dynamics
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Doriane Muller, David Giron, Emmanuel Desouhant, Benjamin Rey, Jérôme Casas, Nicolas Lefrique, Bertanne Visser
The internal physiological state of a mother can have major effects on her fitness and that of her offspring. We show that maternal effects in the parasitic wasp Eupelmus vuilleti become apparent when old mothers provision their eggs with less protein, sugar and lipid. Feeding from a host after hatching allows the offspring of old mothers to overcome initial shortages in sugars and lipids, but adult offspring of old mothers still emerged with lower protein and glycogen quantities. Reduced egg provisioning by old mothers had adverse consequences for the nutrient composition of adult female offspring, despite larval feeding from a high-quality host...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733328/thermal-imprinting-modifies-bone-homeostasis-in-cold-challenged-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-l
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Ana Patrícia Mateus, Rita Costa, Enric Gisbert, Patricia I S Pinto, Karl B Andree, Alicia Estévez, Deborah M Power
Fish are ectotherms and temperature plays a determinant role in their physiology, biology and ecology and is a driver of seasonal responses. The present study assessed how thermal imprinting during embryonic and larval stages modified the response of adult fish to low water temperature. We targeted the gilthead sea bream that develops a condition known as winter syndrome when it is exposed to low water temperatures. Eggs and larvae of sea bream were exposed to four different thermal regimes and then the response of the resulting adults to a low temperature challenge was assessed...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731538/meta-analysis-of-quality-of-life-improvement-after-cochlear-implantation-and-associations-with-speech-recognition-abilities
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Theodore R McRackan, Michael Bauschard, Jonathan L Hatch, Emily Franko-Tobin, H Richard Droghini, Shaun A Nguyen, Judy R Dubno
OBJECTIVES: Determine the impact of cochlear implantation on quality of life (QOL) and determine the correlation between QOL and speech recognition ability. STUDY DESIGN: Two authors independently searched PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature to identify studies reporting hearing-specific or cochlear implant (CI)-specific QOL outcomes before and after cochlear implantation, and studies reporting correlations between QOL and speech recognition after cochlear implantation...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729649/effects-of-single-and-combined-applications-of-entomopathogenic-fungi-and-nematodes-against-rhynchophorus-ferrugineus-olivier
#10
Waqas Wakil, Muhammad Yasin, David Shapiro-Ilan
This study was carried out to investigate the insecticidal properties of Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora for their virulence against different larval instars of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier). Both fungi were either applied alone or in combination, with H. bacteriophora simultaneously or 1 and 2 weeks after fungal application; EPN were also applied alone. Moreover, assessment of host development, diet consumption, frass production and weight gain were observed at sub-lethal dose rates...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729614/knockdown-of-two-cadherin-genes-confers-resistance-to-cry2a-and-cry1c-in-chilo-suppressalis
#11
Zan Zhang, Xiaolu Teng, Weihua Ma, Fei Li
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry toxins play an important role in the management of insect pests. Resistance to Bt toxins has been reported in many pest insects but the mechanism responsible for this resistance in rice crop pests remains largely unknown. Cadherin is one of several Bt toxin receptors. At present, only one cadherin gene, CsCAD1, has been documented in the striped rice stem borer, Chilo suppressalis. We amplified a nearly full-length transcript of another C. suppressalis cadherin gene, CsCAD2, and found that it has a different expression pattern to CsCAD1...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729386/dormancy-in-embryos-insight-from-hydrated-encysted-embryos-of-an-aquatic-invertebrate
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Tamar Ziv, Vered Chalifa-Caspi, Nadav Denekamp, Inbar Plaschkes, Sylwiya Sylwia Kierszniowska, Idit Blais, Arie Admon, Esther Lubzens
Numerous aquatic invertebrates remain dormant for decades in a hydrated state as encysted embryos. In search for functional pathways associated with this form of dormancy, we used label-free quantitative proteomics to compare the proteomes of hydrated encysted dormant embryos (resting eggs; RE) with non-dormant embryos (amictic eggs; AM) of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis</p> <p>A total of 2,631 proteins were identified in rotifer eggs. About 62% proteins showed higher abundance in AM relative to RE (Fold Change>3; p=0...
July 20, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728562/low-oxygen-tension-increases-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-and-enhances-expression-of-antioxidant-genes-and-implantation-protein-of-mouse-blastocyst-cultured-in-vitro
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Yun-Yi Ma, Huei-Wen Chen, Chii-Ruey Tzeng
BACKGROUND: In human IVF, embryos cultured with a lower O2 tension (5%) can give rise to higher success rates when compared with normoxic conditions (20%). However, the mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of reduced oxygen tension in embryogenesis remain unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of oxygen related and antioxidant genes and mitochondrial function in mouse embryo cultured under hypoxic and normoxic conditions, to investigate the beneficial effect of low oxygen tension in preimplantation embryogenesis...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728543/integrative-analysis-of-the-pekin-duck-anas-anas-micrornaome-during-feather-follicle-development
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Xingyong Chen, Kai Ge, Min Wang, Cheng Zhang, Zhaoyu Geng
BACKGROUND: The quality and yield of duck feathers are very important economic traits that might be controlled by miRNA regulation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism underlying the crosstalk between individual miRNAs and the activity of signaling pathways that control the growth of duck feathers during different periods. We therefore conducted a comprehensive investigation using Solexa sequencing technology on the Pekin duck microRNAome over six stages of feather development at days 11, 15, and 20 of embryonic development (during the hatching period), and at 1 day and 4 and 10 weeks posthatch...
July 20, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728369/estimation-of-heritability-and-genetic-correlation-of-body-weight-gain-and-growth-curve-parameters-in-korean-native-chicken
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Prabuddha Manjula, Hee-Bok Park, Dongwon Seo, Nuri Choi, Shil Jin, Sung Jin Ahn, Kang Nyeong Heo, Bo Seok Kang, Jun Heon Lee
Objective: The aim of this present study was to estimate genetic parameters for body weight gain and growth curve parameter traits in Korean Native Chicken (KNC). Methods: A total of 585 F1 chickens were used along with 88 of their F0 birds. Body weights were measured every 2 weeks from hatching to 20 weeks of age to measure weight gain at 2-week intervals. For each individual, a logistic growth curve model was fitted to the longitudinal growth dataset to obtain three growth curve parameters (α: asymptotic final body weight, β: inflection point, and γ: constant scale that was proportional to the overall growth rate)...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728047/early-life-co-exposures-to-a-real-world-pah-mixture-and-hypoxia-result-in-later-life-and-next-generation-consequences-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes
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Jingli Mu, Melissa Chernick, Wu Dong, Richard T Di Giulio, David E Hinton
Acute effects of individual and complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well documented in vertebrate species. Hypoxia in fish reduces metabolic rate and reproduction. However, less is known about the later life consequences stemming from early-life exposure to PAHs or hypoxia, particularly their co-exposure. To address this, medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos were exposed to a complex PAH mixture sediment extract from the Elizabeth River, VA (ERSE) at concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, or 1...
June 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727799/atlantic-salmon-cardiac-primary-cultures-an-in-vitro-model-to-study-viral-host-pathogen-interactions-and-pathogenesis
#17
Patricia A Noguera, Bianka Grunow, Matthias Klinger, Katherine Lester, Bertrand Collet, Jorge Del-Pozo
Development of Salmon Cardiac Primary Cultures (SCPCs) from Atlantic salmon pre-hatch embryos and their application as in vitro model for cardiotropic viral infection research are described. Producing SCPCs requires plating of trypsin dissociated embryos with subsequent targeted harvest from 24h up to 3 weeks, of relevant tissues after visual identification. SCPCs are then transferred individually to chambered wells for culture in isolation, with incubation at 15-22°. SCPCs production efficiency was not influenced by embryo's origin (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727098/transport-stress-induced-cerebrum-oxidative-stress-is-not-mitigated-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-defense-response-in-newly-hatched-chicks
#18
J Ge, H Li, F Sun, X-N Li, J Lin, J Xia, C Zhang, J-L Li
Transportation of newly hatched chicks from the hatchery to the farm is inevitable, especially for parent stock and grandsire parent stock chicks. However, the possible effects of transport stress in the newly hatched chicks are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the adaptive responses to transport stress by activing the nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-induced antioxidant defense. One hundred twenty newly hatched chicks were divided into 3 groups (control group, transport group, and simulation transport group) for 2, 4, and 8 h of real or simulated transportation...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725556/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-for-the-lung-of-the-ornamented-pygmy-frog-microhyla-fissipes
#19
Lusha Liu, Shouhong Wang, Lanying Zhao, Jianping Jiang
Microhyla fissipes, belonging to Neobatrachia, is a new model organism to study developmental biology, adaptive mechanisms from aquatic to terrestrial life, environmental toxicology, and human disease. M. fissipes use of lungs soon after hatching makes it extremely valuable for the study of lung function and development mechanisms. However, our knowledge of genes and pathways associated with lung development in M. fissipes is very limited. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome assembly for the lung of M...
September 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725405/effects-of-food-abundance-and-early-clutch-predation-on-reproductive-timing-in-a-high-arctic-shorebird-exposed-to-advancements-in-arthropod-abundance
#20
Jeroen Reneerkens, Niels Martin Schmidt, Olivier Gilg, Jannik Hansen, Lars Holst Hansen, Jérôme Moreau, Theunis Piersma
Climate change may influence the phenology of organisms unequally across trophic levels and thus lead to phenological mismatches between predators and prey. In cases where prey availability peaks before reproducing predators reach maximal prey demand, any negative fitness consequences would selectively favor resynchronization by earlier starts of the reproductive activities of the predators. At a study site in northeast Greenland, over a period of 17 years, the median emergence of the invertebrate prey of Sanderling Calidris alba advanced with 1...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
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