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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726629/effects-of-influenza-strain-label-on-worry-and-behavioral-intentions
#1
Aaron M Scherer, Megan Knaus, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher, Enny Das, Angela Fagerlin
Persons who read information about a hypothetical influenza strain with scientific (H11N3 influenza) or exotic-sounding (Yarraman flu) name reported higher worry and vaccination intentions than did those who read about strains named after an animal reservoir (horse flu). These findings suggest that terms used for influenza in public communications can influence reactions.
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726578/a-framework-for-optimizing-phytosanitary-thresholds-in-seed-systems
#2
Robin Alan Choudhury, Karen A Garrett, Steven J Klosterman, Krishna V Subbarao, Neil McRoberts
Seedborne pathogens and pests limit production in many agricultural systems. Quarantine programs help prevent the introduction of exotic pathogens into a country, but few regulations directly apply to reducing the re-introduction and spread of endemic pathogens. Use of phytosanitary thresholds helps limit the movement of pathogen inoculum through seed, but the costs associated with rejected seed lots can be prohibitive for voluntary implementation of phytosanitary thresholds. In this paper, we outline a framework to optimize thresholds for seedborne pathogens, balancing the cost of rejected seed lots and benefit of reduced inoculum levels...
July 20, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721187/individual-and-interactive-effects-of-white-tailed-deer-and-an-exotic-shrub-on-artificial-and-natural-regeneration-in-mixed-hardwood-forests
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Charlotte F Owings, Douglass F Jacobs, Joshua M Shields, Michael R Saunders, Michael A Jenkins
Underplanting tree seedlings in areas where natural regeneration is limited may offer a tool by which desired overstory composition can be maintained or restored in forests. However, invasive plant species and ungulate browsing may limit the effectiveness of underplanting, and in-turn, the successful restoration of forest ecosystems. Individually, the invasive shrub Lonicera maackii and browsing by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) have been found to negatively affect the regeneration of native tree species in the Midwestern United States, but few studies have examined their interactive or cumulative effects...
July 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720976/effect-of-enzymatic-treatment-on-the-rheological-behavior-and-vitamin-c-content-of-spondias-tuberosa-umbu-pulp
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Rodrigo F Gouvêa, Leilson O Ribeiro, Érika F Souza, Edmar M Penha, Virgínia M Matta, Suely P Freitas
Umbu is a native fruit of the semi-arid Northeastern region of Brazil, which presents an exotic and differentiated flavor. Containing vitamin C and presenting a high potential of consumption, no appropriated technology has been developed to process this fruit and expand its commercialization to other markets. The enzymatic treatment of fruit pulps leads to viscosity reduction, which makes possible an efficient processing for obtaining high quality umbu juices. In order to contribute to the valorization of this underexploited culture, two commercial pectinolytic enzymes, Pectinex Ultra SP-L(®) and Rapidase TF(®), were used to promote viscosity reduction of umbu pulp...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720042/exotic-dancing-and-relationship-violence-exploring-indigeneity-gender-and-agency
#5
Jade Le Grice
How should we begin to explore the complex considerations influencing young Indigenous New Zealand Māori women's sexuality? Centring a Māori woman's analysis through a Mana Wāhine methodology, and utilising an Indigenous form of storying, pūrākau, I explore this question by attending to my autobiographical memory of experiences of exotic dancing and moments of violence in heterosexual relationships. The analysis provides critical reflection on the interchanges between individual experience and the social and cultural conditions of a reality, informed by colonisation and historical trauma...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720018/structural-risk-and-limits-on-agency-among-exotic-dancers-hiv-risk-practices-in-the-exotic-dance-club
#6
Katherine H A Footer, Sahnah Lim, Merdith R Brantley, Susan G Sherman
This paper provides longitudinal examination of women's health and sexual risk trajectories in US exotic dance clubs, which represent an important commercial setting for the economic mainstreaming of sexual services and an important target for public health programmes. Between July 2014 and May 2015, two semi-structured interviews (at baseline and at three months) were conducted with 24 female exotic dancers who had recently started working in in Baltimore City, USA. Results from a constant comparative analysis point to the interrelationship between the structures of the club setting, including the social context, and women's agentic practices concerning their sexual health...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715025/compressed-few-layer-black-phosphorus-nanosheets-from-semiconducting-to-metallic-transition-with-the-highest-symmetry
#7
Guanjun Xiao, Ye Cao, Guangyu Qi, Lingrui Wang, Qingxin Zeng, Chuang Liu, Zhiwei Ma, Kai Wang, Xinyi Yang, Yongming Sui, Weitao Zheng, Bo Zou
The high-pressure response of few-layer black phosphorus (BP) nanosheets remains elusive, despite the special interest in it particularly after the achievement of an exotic few-layer BP based field effect transistor. Here, we identified a pressure-induced reversible phase transition on few-layer BP nanosheets by performing in situ ADXRD and Raman spectroscopy with the assistance of DAC apparatus. The few-layer BP nanosheets transformed from orthorhombic semiconductors to simple cubic metal with increasing pressure, which is well interpreted using the pressure-induced inverse Peierls distortion...
July 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713575/wildlife-hosts-for-oie-listed-diseases-considerations-regarding-global-wildlife-trade-and-host-pathogen-relationships
#8
Kristine M Smith, Catherine M Machalaba, Hilary Jones, Paula Cáceres, Marija Popovic, Kevin J Olival, Karim Ben Jebara, William B Karesh
The expanding international wildlife trade, combined with a lack of surveillance for key animal diseases in most countries, represents a potential pathway for transboundary disease movement. While the international wildlife trade represents over US $300 billion per year industry involving exchange of billions of individual animals, animal products, and plants as traditional medicines, meat from wild animals, trophies, live exotic pets, commercial products and food, surveillance and reporting of OIE-Listed diseases in wildlife are often opportunistic...
May 2017: Veterinary Medicine and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713341/prevalence-host-range-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-temperate-ochrobactrum-phages
#9
Claudia Jäckel, Stefan Hertwig, Holger C Scholz, Karsten Nöckler, Jochen Reetz, Jens A Hammerl
Ochrobactrum and Brucella are closely related bacteria that populate different habitats and differ in their pathogenic properties. Only little is known about mobile genetic elements in these genera which might be important for survival and virulence. Previous studies on Brucella lysogeny indicated that active phages are rare in this genus. To gain insight into the presence and nature of prophages in Ochrobactrum, temperate phages were isolated from various species and characterized in detail. In silico analyses disclosed numerous prophages in published Ochrobactrum genomes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709200/frustrated-crystallization-of-a-monolayer-of-magnetized-beads-under-geometrical-confinement
#10
J Schockmel, N Vandewalle, E Opsomer, G Lumay
We present a systematic experimental study of the confinement effect on the crystallization of a monolayer of magnetized beads. The particles are millimeter-scale grains interacting through the short range magnetic dipole-dipole potential induced by an external magnetic field. The grains are confined by repulsing walls and are homogeneously distributed inside the cell. A two-dimensional (2d) Brownian motion is induced by horizontal mechanical vibrations. Therefore, the balance between magnetic interaction and agitation allows investigating 2d phases through direct visualization...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709195/finite-size-analysis-of-the-detectability-limit-of-the-stochastic-block-model
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Jean-Gabriel Young, Patrick Desrosiers, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Edward Laurence, Louis J Dubé
It has been shown in recent years that the stochastic block model is sometimes undetectable in the sparse limit, i.e., that no algorithm can identify a partition correlated with the partition used to generate an instance, if the instance is sparse enough and infinitely large. In this contribution, we treat the finite case explicitly, using arguments drawn from information theory and statistics. We give a necessary condition for finite-size detectability in the general SBM. We then distinguish the concept of average detectability from the concept of instance-by-instance detectability and give explicit formulas for both definitions...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707943/calorimetric-measurements-of-magnetic-field-induced-inhomogeneous-superconductivity-above-the-paramagnetic-limit
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Charles C Agosta, Nathanael A Fortune, Scott T Hannahs, Shuyao Gu, Lucy Liang, Ju-Hyun Park, John A Schleuter
We report the first magnetocaloric and calorimetric observations of a magnetic-field-induced phase transition within a superconducting state to the long-sought exotic Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) superconducting state, first predicted over 50 years ago. Through the combination of bulk thermodynamic calorimetric and magnetocaloric measurements in the organic superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)_{2}Cu(NCS)_{2} as a function of temperature, magnetic field strength, and magnetic field orientation, we establish for the first time that this field-induced first-order phase transition at the paramagnetic limit H_{p} is a transition to a higher-entropy superconducting phase, uniquely characteristic of the FFLO state...
June 30, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706460/pricing-timer-options-and-variance-derivatives-with-closed-form-partial-transform-under-the-3-2-model
#13
Wendong Zheng, Pingping Zeng
Most of the empirical studies on stochastic volatility dynamics favour the 3/2 specification over the square-root (CIR) process in the Heston model. In the context of option pricing, the 3/2 stochastic volatility model (SVM) is reported to be able to capture the volatility skew evolution better than the Heston model. In this article, we make a thorough investigation on the analytic tractability of the 3/2 SVM by proposing a closed-form formula for the partial transform of the triple joint transition density [Formula: see text] which stand for the log asset price, the quadratic variation (continuous realized variance) and the instantaneous variance, respectively...
September 2, 2016: Applied Mathematical Finance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706311/first-report-of-the-fig-cyst-nematode-heterodera-fici-kirjanova-on-fig-tree-ficus-carica-in-ontario-canada
#14
Fengcheng Sun, Neil Henry, Qing Yu
Although fig trees are a popular ornamental fruit tree in subtropical regions, some hardy species, such as Ficus carica, have been grown in the west coast of British Columbia and southern Ontario in Canada. The fig cyst nematode, Heterodera fici Kirjanova, is a pest on fig plants, and the heavy infestation can cause retarded growth and yellowing of leaves (Maqbool et al., 1987). In the spring of 2016, a sample of rhizosphere from a potted fig (F. carica) seedling was submitted to the Nematology Laboratory, Canadian Food Inspection Agency...
June 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702632/strong-spin-frustration-and-negative-magnetization-in-lncu3-oh-6cl3-ln-nd-and-sm-with-triangular-lattices-the-effects-of-lanthanides
#15
Wei Sun, Ya-Xi Huang, Yuanming Pan, Jin-Xiao Mi
Herbertsmithite- and kapellasite-type compounds with triangular lattices (i.e. Kagomé) as the most promising candidates for realizing the exotic quantum spin liquid (QSL) state have recently attracted significant attention in condensed matter physics and materials science but are often adversely affected by dimensional imperfections arising from significant cation mixing. Also, interaction mechanisms between the Kagomé lattices and ionic impurities remain unclear. Herein we report on the synthesis, crystal structures and magnetic properties of a new class of kapellasite-type compounds LnCu3(OH)6Cl3 (Ln = Nd and Sm) with two overlapped triangular lattices...
July 12, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695835/the-concept-of-travel-medicine-and-the-actual-situation-of-travel-related-illnesses
#16
Varol Tunalı, Nevin Turgay
Travel medicine defines all diseases and medical situations that are related to travel. Travel medicine comprises infectious diseases, traumas, altitude sickness, sun burns, embolisms, jet lag, and many more travel-related situations. With the increasing possibility and ease of travel, the number of people who have travelled internationally has exceeded 1.13 billion in 2014, and the revenues of international travel have exceeded 1.25 trillion dollars. With every passing day, international travels are shifting toward the developing countries and to more exotic regions of the world, and travelers tend to be more adventurous and daring, thereby increasing risky behaviors during travels...
June 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691082/fully-gapped-superconductivity-with-no-sign-change-in-the-prototypical-heavy-fermion-cecu2si2
#17
Takuya Yamashita, Takaaki Takenaka, Yoshifumi Tokiwa, Joseph A Wilcox, Yuta Mizukami, Daiki Terazawa, Yuichi Kasahara, Shunichiro Kittaka, Toshiro Sakakibara, Marcin Konczykowski, Silvia Seiro, Hirale S Jeevan, Christoph Geibel, Carsten Putzke, Takafumi Onishi, Hiroaki Ikeda, Antony Carrington, Takasada Shibauchi, Yuji Matsuda
In exotic superconductors, including high-Tc copper oxides, the interactions mediating electron Cooper pairing are widely considered to have a magnetic rather than a conventional electron-phonon origin. Interest in this exotic pairing was initiated by the 1979 discovery of heavy-fermion superconductivity in CeCu2Si2, which exhibits strong antiferromagnetic fluctuations. A hallmark of unconventional pairing by anisotropic repulsive interactions is that the superconducting energy gap changes sign as a function of the electron momentum, often leading to nodes where the gap goes to zero...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690820/giant-invasive-heracleum-persicum-friend-or-foe-of-plant-diversity
#18
Dilli P Rijal, Torbjørn Alm, Lennart Nilsen, Inger G Alsos
The impact of invasion on diversity varies widely and remains elusive. Despite the considerable attempts to understand mechanisms of biological invasion, it is largely unknown whether some communities' characteristics promote biological invasion, or whether some inherent characteristics of invaders enable them to invade other communities. Our aims were to assess the impact of one of the massive plant invaders of Scandinavia on vascular plant species diversity, disentangle attributes of invasible and noninvasible communities, and evaluate the relationship between invasibility and genetic diversity of a dominant invader...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690346/contrasting-habitat-associations-of-sagebrush-steppe-songbirds-in-the-intermountain-west
#19
Robert A Miller, Laura Bond, Patrick N Migas, Jay D Carlisle, Gregory S Kaltenecker
Sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) steppe is one of North America's most imperiled ecosystems, as the result of many factors including grazing, development, fire, and invasion of exotic plants. Threats to sagebrush steppe are expected to increase because of climate change and further human development. Many songbirds use sagebrush steppe opportunistically, but a few obligate species are dependent on it. To quantify the habitat associations of three sagebrush obligates, the Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus), Sagebrush Sparrow (Artemisiospiza nevadensis), and Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri), and nine other songbird species that use this habitat, we surveyed across a broad region of Idaho...
March 2017: Western Birds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686676/exotic-qtl-improve-grain-quality-in-the-tri-parental-wheat-population-sw84
#20
Ioanna-Pavlina Nedelkou, Andreas Maurer, Anne Schubert, Jens Léon, Klaus Pillen
DEVELOPING THE TRI-PARENTAL EXOTIC WHEAT POPULATION SW84: Genetic diversity of cultivated wheat was markedly reduced, first, during domestication and, second, since the onset of modern elite breeding. There is an increasing demand for utilizing genetic resources to increase genetic diversity and, simultaneously, to improve agronomic performance of cultivated wheat. To locate favorable effects of exotic wheat alleles, we developed the tri-parental wheat population SW84. The population was derived from crossing the hexaploid spring wheat cultivars Triso and Devon with one synthetic exotic donor accession, Syn084L, followed by two rounds of backcrossing and three rounds of selfing...
2017: PloS One
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