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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454704/the-normal-vaginal-and-uterine-bacterial-microbiome-in-giant-pandas-ailuropoda-melanoleuca
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Xin Yang, Guangyang Cheng, Caiwu Li, Jiang Yang, Jianan Li, Danyu Chen, Wencheng Zou, SenYan Jin, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Yongguo He, Chengdong Wang, Min Wang, Hongning Wang
While the health effects of the colonization of the reproductive tracts of mammals by bacterial communities are widely known, there is a dearth of knowledge specifically in relation to giant panda microbiomes. In order to investigate the vaginal and uterine bacterial diversity of healthy giant pandas, we used high-throughput sequence analysis of portions of the 16S rRNA gene, based on samples taken from the vaginas (GPV group) and uteri (GPU group) of these animals. Results showed that the four most abundant phyla, which contained in excess of 98% of the total sequences, were Proteobacteria (59...
June 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431316/pbdes-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-pose-a-risk-to-captive-giant-pandas
#2
Yi-Ping Chen, Ying-Juan Zheng, Qiang Liu, Aaron M Ellison, Yan Zhao, Qing-Yi Ma
The Qinling subspecies of giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis), is highly endangered; fewer than 350 individuals still inhabit Qinling Mountains. Previous research revealed captive pandas were exposed to bromine, so we hypothesized that captive pandas were exposed to and affected by polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). To test this hypothesis, we tested blood and feces of captive and wild pandas, their drinking water, food (bamboo leaves) from SWARC (Shaanxi Wild Animal Research Center)and FNNR (Foping National Nature Reserve) and supplemental feedstuff given to captive panda at SWARC...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428848/modeling-activity-patterns-of-wildlife-using-time-series-analysis
#3
Jindong Zhang, Vanessa Hull, Zhiyun Ouyang, Liang He, Thomas Connor, Hongbo Yang, Jinyan Huang, Shiqiang Zhou, Zejun Zhang, Caiquan Zhou, Hemin Zhang, Jianguo Liu
The study of wildlife activity patterns is an effective approach to understanding fundamental ecological and evolutionary processes. However, traditional statistical approaches used to conduct quantitative analysis have thus far had limited success in revealing underlying mechanisms driving activity patterns. Here, we combine wavelet analysis, a type of frequency-based time-series analysis, with high-resolution activity data from accelerometers embedded in GPS collars to explore the effects of internal states (e...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306740/metabolic-rate-of-the-red-panda-ailurus-fulgens-a-dietary-bamboo-specialist
#4
Yuxiang Fei, Rong Hou, James R Spotila, Frank V Paladino, Dunwu Qi, Zhihe Zhang
The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) has a similar diet, primarily bamboo, and shares the same habitat as the giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca. There are considerable efforts underway to understand the ecology of the red panda and to increase its populations in natural reserves. Yet it is difficult to design an effective strategy for red panda reintroduction if we do not understand its basic biology. Here we report the resting metabolic rate of the red panda and find that it is higher than previously measured on animals from a zoo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281076/withered-on-the-stem-is-bamboo-a-seasonally-limiting-resource-for-giant-pandas
#5
Youxu Li, Ronald R Swaisgood, Wei Wei, Yonggang Nie, Yibo Hu, Xuyu Yang, Xiaodong Gu, Zejun Zhang
In response to seasonal variation in quality and quantity of available plant biomass, herbivorous foragers may alternate among different plant resources to meet nutritional requirements. Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are reliant almost exclusively on bamboo which appears omnipresent in most occupied habitat, but subtle temporal variation in bamboo quality may still govern foraging strategies, with population-level effects. In this paper, we investigated the possibility that temporal variation in the quality of this resource is involved in population regulation and examined pandas' adaptive foraging strategies in response to temporal variation in bamboo quality...
March 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206772/cytotoxic-fusicoccane-type-diterpenoids-from-streptomyces-violascens-isolated-from-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-feces
#6
Dan Zheng, Li Han, Xiaodan Qu, Xiu Chen, Jialiang Zhong, Xiaoxu Bi, Jiang Liu, Yi Jiang, Chenglin Jiang, Xueshi Huang
Six new fusicoccane-type diterpenoids (2-7) were isolated from the fermentation broth of Streptomyces violascens, which was isolated from Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda) feces. The structures of these new compounds were elucidated by a detailed spectroscopic data and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Compounds 5-7 demonstrated cytotoxicity against five human cancer cell lines, with IC50 values ranging from 3.5 ± 0.7 to 14.1 ± 0.8 μM. Cell adhesion, migration, and invasion assays showed that 6 inhibited the migration and invasion of human hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC7721 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128409/analysis-of-the-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-ii-cox2-gene-in-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca
#7
S S Ling, Y Zhu, D Lan, D S Li, H Z Pang, Y Wang, D Y Li, R P Wei, H M Zhang, C D Wang, Y D Hu
The giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca (Ursidae), has a unique bamboo-based diet; however, this low-energy intake has been sufficient to maintain the metabolic processes of this species since the fourth ice age. As mitochondria are the main sites for energy metabolism in animals, the protein-coding genes involved in mitochondrial respiratory chains, particularly cytochrome c oxidase subunit II (COX2), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in electron transfer, could play an important role in giant panda metabolism...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107477/effects-of-ambient-environmental-factors-on-the-stereotypic-behaviors-of-giant-pandas-ailuropoda-melanoleuca
#8
He Liu, Hejun Duan, Cheng Wang
Stereotypies are commonly observed in zoo animals, and it is necessary to better understand whether ambient environmental factors contribute to stereotypy and how to affect animal welfare in zoo settings. This study investigated the relationships between stereotypic behaviors and environmental factors including ambient temperatures, humidity, light intensity, sound intensity and number of visitors. Seven giant pandas were observed in three indoor enclosures and three outdoor enclosures. Environmental factors were measured for both indoor and outdoor enclosures and the effect they had on stereotypical behaviors was investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096377/comparative-genomics-reveals-convergent-evolution-between-the-bamboo-eating-giant-and-red-pandas
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Yibo Hu, Qi Wu, Shuai Ma, Tianxiao Ma, Lei Shan, Xiao Wang, Yonggang Nie, Zemin Ning, Li Yan, Yunfang Xiu, Fuwen Wei
Phenotypic convergence between distantly related taxa often mirrors adaptation to similar selective pressures and may be driven by genetic convergence. The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and red panda (Ailurus fulgens) belong to different families in the order Carnivora, but both have evolved a specialized bamboo diet and adaptive pseudothumb, representing a classic model of convergent evolution. However, the genetic bases of these morphological and physiological convergences remain unknown. Through de novo sequencing the red panda genome and improving the giant panda genome assembly with added data, we identified genomic signatures of convergent evolution...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039891/atmospheric-deposition-exposes-qinling-pandas-to-toxic-pollutants
#10
Yi-Ping Chen, Ying-Juan Zheng, Qiang Liu, Yi Song, Zhi-Sheng An, Qing-Yi Ma, Aaron M Ellison
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and it is recognized worldwide as a symbol for conservation. A previous study showed that wild and captive pandas, especially those of the Qinling subspecies, were exposed to toxicants in their diet of bamboo; the ultimate origin of these toxicants is unknown. Here we show that atmospheric deposition is the most likely origin of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the diets of captive and wild Qinling pandas...
December 31, 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808224/changeover-from-signalling-to-energy-provisioning-lipids-during-transition-from-colostrum-to-mature-milk-in-the-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca
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Tong Zhang, David G Watson, Rong Zhang, Rong Hou, I Kati Loeffler, Malcolm W Kennedy
Among the large placental mammals, ursids give birth to the most altricial neonates with the lowest neonatal:maternal body mass ratios. This is particularly exemplified by giant pandas. To examine whether there is compensation for the provision of developmentally important nutrients that other species groups may provide in utero, we examined changes in the lipids of colostrum and milk with time after birth in giant pandas. Lipids that are developmental signals or signal precursors, and those that are fundamental to nervous system construction, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and phosphatidylserines, appear early and then fall dramatically in concentration to a baseline at 20-30 days...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706659/molecular-cloning-overexpression-purification-and-sequence-analysis-of-the-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-ferritin-light-polypeptide
#12
L Fu, Y L Hou, X Ding, Y J Du, H Q Zhu, N Zhang, W R Hou
The complementary DNA (cDNA) of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) ferritin light polypeptide (FTL) gene was successfully cloned using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction technology. We constructed a recombinant expression vector containing FTL cDNA and overexpressed it in Escherichia coli using pET28a plasmids. The expressed protein was then purified by nickel chelate affinity chromatography. The cloned cDNA fragment was 580 bp long and contained an open reading frame of 525 bp. The deduced protein sequence was composed of 175 amino acids and had an estimated molecular weight of 19...
August 30, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703267/dietary-resources-shape-the-adaptive-changes-of-cyanide-detoxification-function-in-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca
#13
He Huang, Shangmian Yie, Yuliang Liu, Chengdong Wang, Zhigang Cai, Wenping Zhang, Jingchao Lan, Xiangming Huang, Li Luo, Kailai Cai, Rong Hou, Zhihe Zhang
The functional adaptive changes in cyanide detoxification in giant panda appear to be response to dietary transition from typical carnivore to herbivorous bear. We tested the absorption of cyanide contained in bamboo/bamboo shoots with a feeding trial in 20 adult giant pandas. We determined total cyanide content in bamboo shoots and giant panda's feces, levels of urinary thiocyanate and tissue rhodanese activity using color reactions with a spectrophotometer. Rhodanese expression in liver and kidney at transcription and translation levels were measured using real-time RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627805/habitat-use-and-selection-by-giant-pandas
#14
Vanessa Hull, Jindong Zhang, Jinyan Huang, Shiqiang Zhou, Andrés Viña, Ashton Shortridge, Rengui Li, Dian Liu, Weihua Xu, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hemin Zhang, Jianguo Liu
Animals make choices about where to spend their time in complex and dynamic landscapes, choices that reveal information about their biology that in turn can be used to guide their conservation. Using GPS collars, we conducted a novel individual-based analysis of habitat use and selection by the elusive and endangered giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). We constructed spatial autoregressive resource utilization functions (RUF) to model the relationship between the pandas' utilization distributions and various habitat characteristics over a continuous space across seasons...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558876/flagship-umbrella-species-needed-for-the-conservation-of-overlooked-aquatic-biodiversity
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Gregor Kalinkat, Juliano S Cabral, William Darwall, G Francesco Ficetola, Judith L Fisher, Darren P Giling, Marie-Pierre Gosselin, Hans-Peter Grossart, Sonja C Jähnig, Jonathan M Jeschke, Klaus Knopf, Stefano Larsen, Gabriela Onandia, Marlene Pätzig, Wolf-Christian Saul, Gabriel Singer, Erik Sperfeld, Ivan Jarić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532870/role-of-new-nature-reserve-in-assisting-endangered-species-conservation-case-study-of-giant-pandas-in-the-northern-qionglai-mountains-china
#16
Tian-Pei Guan, Jacob R Owens, Ming-Hao Gong, Gang Liu, Zhi-Yun Ouyang, Yan-Ling Song
The creation of nature reserves is the most direct way to save endangered species populations and their habitat. Development of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) nature reserve network in China was initiated in the 1960s, though the effort to create new reserves boomed considerably after the year 2000. Given this rapid development of protected areas in panda habitats, and the potential conflicting interests between conservation administrations and local economic development, it is essential to assess the role of new nature reserves in the overall giant panda conservation effort and reserve network...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497849/highway-increases-concentrations-of-toxic-metals-in-giant-panda-habitat
#17
Ying-Juan Zheng, Yi-Ping Chen, Lorraine Maltby, Xue-Lin Jin
The Qinling panda subspecies (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis) is highly endangered with fewer than 350 individuals inhabiting the Qinling Mountains. Previous studies have indicated that giant pandas are exposed to heavy metals, and a possible source is vehicle emission. The concentrations of Cu, Zn, Mn, Pb, Cr, Ni, Cd, Hg, and As in soil samples collected from sites along a major highway bisecting the panda's habitat were analyzed to investigate whether the highway was an important source of metal contamination...
November 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468049/normal-vaginal-bacterial-flora-of-giant-pandas-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-and-the-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-the-isolates
#18
Xin Yang, Jiang Yang, Hongning Wang, Caiwu Li, Yongguo He, SenYan Jin, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Pengyan Wang, Yuesong Xu, Changwen Xu, Chengyun Fan, Lulai Xu, Shan Huang, Chunmao Qu, Guo Li
To study the typical vaginal bacterial flora of giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), we took vaginal swabs for the sake of bacterial isolation, from 24 healthy female giant pandas. A total of 203 isolates were identified, representing a total of 17 bacterial species. The most common bacteria isolated were Lactobacillus spp. (54.2%, 13/24), followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis (41.7%, 10/24) and Escherichia coli (33.3%, 8/24). Some opportunistic pathogenic bacteria, such as Peptostreptococcus spp., Klebsiella pneumoniae , and Proteus mirabilis , were also isolated but showed no pathology...
June 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421668/analysis-of-the-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-1-cox1-gene-reveals-the-unique-evolution-of-the-giant-panda
#19
Yao-Dong Hu, Hui-Zhong Pang, De-Sheng Li, Shan-Shan Ling, Dan Lan, Ye Wang, Yun Zhu, Di-Yan Li, Rong-Ping Wei, He-Min Zhang, Cheng-Dong Wang
As the rate-limiting enzyme of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, cytochrome c oxidase (COX) plays a crucial role in biological metabolism. "Living fossil" giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is well-known for its special bamboo diet. In an effort to explore functional variation of COX1 in the energy metabolism behind giant panda's low-energy bamboo diet, we looked at genetic variation of COX1 gene in giant panda, and tested for its selection effect. In 1545 base pairs of the gene from 15 samples, 9 positions were variable and 1 mutation leaded to an amino acid sequence change...
November 5, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27347452/development-of-microsatellite-markers-for-fargesia-denudata-poaceae-the-staple-food-bamboo-of-the-giant-panda
#20
Yan Lv, Tao Yu, Sihai Lu, Cheng Tian, Junqing Li, Fang K Du
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: There is a need for microsatellite primers to analyze genetic parameters of Fargesia denudata (Poaceae), the staple-food bamboo of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). METHODS AND RESULTS: Using next-generation sequencing technology, we obtained a 75-Mb assembled sequence of F. denudata and identified 182 microsatellites. Primer pairs for 70 candidate microsatellite markers were selected and validated in four individuals, and 42 primer pairs generated reliable amplicons...
June 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
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