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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931064/dynamics-of-soil-organic-carbon-mineralization-in-tea-plantations-converted-from-farmland-at-western-sichuan-china
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Renhuan Zhu, Zicheng Zheng, Tingxuan Li, Xizhou Zhang, Shuqin He, Yongdong Wang, Tao Liu, Wei Li
Climate warming and land use change are some of the drivers affecting soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics. The Grain for Green Project, local natural resources, and geographical conditions have resulted in farmland conversion into tea plantations in the hilly region of Western Sichuan. However, the effect of such land conversion on SOC mineralization remains unknown. In order to understand the temperature sensitivity of SOC decomposition in tea plantations converted from farmland, this study considered the different years (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930595/the-contribution-of-ovine-models-to-perinatal-respiratory-physiology
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Nathalie Samson, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Jean-Paul Praud
The dramatic transition to air breathing at birth represents a true challenge for the newborn infant mammal, a period in which neonatal respiratory diseases are common. Since the 1930s, fetal and newborn lambs have been the model of choice for whole-animal studies on neonatal respiration. The present review aims to illustrate the relevance of ovine models in studying the establishment of successful breathing at birth and its maintenance in the early postnatal period, as well as a number of abnormal conditions that can interfere with these processes...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930184/use-of-wavelet-transform-to-detect-compensated-and-decompensated-stages-in-the-congestive-heart-failure-patient
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Pratibha Sharma, Kimberly Newman, Carlin S Long, A J Gasiewski, Frank Barnes
This research work is aimed at improving health care, reducing cost, and the occurrence of emergency hospitalization in patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by analyzing heart and lung sounds to distinguish between the compensated and decompensated states. Compensated state defines stable state of the patient but with lack of retention of fluids in lungs, whereas decompensated state leads to unstable state of the patient with lots of fluid retention in the lungs, where the patient needs medication. Acoustic signals from the heart and the lung were analyzed using wavelet transforms to measure changes in the CHF patient's status from the decompensated to compensated and vice versa...
September 20, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929717/-thunderstorm-and-asthma-outbreaks-during-pollen-season
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Maria D'Amato, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Antonio Molino, Mauro Mormile, Carolina Vitale, Alessandro Vatrella, Alessandro Sanduzzi, Gennaro D'Amato
An increasing body of evidence shows the occurrence of asthma epidemics, sometimes also severe, during thunderstorms in the pollen season in various geographical zones. The main hypothesis explaining association between thunderstorms and asthma claims that thunderstorms can concentrate pollen grains at ground level; these grains may then release allergenic particles of respirable size in the atmosphere after their rupture by osmotic shock. During the first 20-30 minutes of a thunderstorm, patients suffering from pollen allergy may inhale a high concentration of the allergenic material dispersed into the atmosphere, which can, in turn, induce asthmatic reactions, often severe...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929276/the-photosynthetic-responses-to-stocking-depth-and-algal-mat-density-in-the-farmed-seaweed-gracilaria-lemaneiformis-gracilariales-rhodophyta
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Heng Jiang, Dinghui Zou, Weizhou Chen, Yufeng Yang
The branches and mass of Gracilaria lemaneiformis increase with growth season, and the thalli sink to deeper depths with increasing biomass density during maricultivation. The changing depth and algal mat density may affect the physiology of the algae. In the present study, the photosynthetic behaviors regarding different biomass densities in G. lemaneiformis thalli collected from different stocking depths were determined, to examine how photosynthesis of this farmed alga was affected by the growth depths and algal mat densities...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928758/soil-biological-activity-contributing-to-phosphorus-availability-in-vertisols-under-long-term-organic-and-conventional-agricultural-management
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Nisar A Bhat, Amritbir Riar, Aketi Ramesh, Sanjeeda Iqbal, Mahaveer P Sharma, Sanjay K Sharma, Gurbir S Bhullar
Mobilization of unavailable phosphorus (P) to plant available P is a prerequisite to sustain crop productivity. Although most of the agricultural soils have sufficient amounts of phosphorus, low availability of native soil P remains a key limiting factor to increasing crop productivity. Solubilization and mineralization of applied and native P to plant available form is mediated through a number of biological and biochemical processes that are strongly influenced by soil carbon/organic matter, besides other biotic and abiotic factors...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928755/different-preclimacteric-events-in-apple-cultivars-with-modified-ripening-physiology
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Vikram Singh, Asya Weksler, Haya Friedman
"Anna" is an early season apple cultivar exhibiting a fast softening and juiciness loss during storage, in comparison to two mid-late season cultivars "Galaxy" and "GD." The poor storage capacity of "Anna" was correlated with high lipid oxidation-related autoluminescence, high respiration and ethylene production rates, associated with high expression of MdACO1, 2, 4, 7, and MdACS1. All cultivars at harvest responded to exogenous ethylene by enhancing ethylene production, typical of system-II. The contribution of pre-climacteric events to the poor storage capacity of "Anna" was examined by comparing respiration and ethylene production rates, response to exogenous ethylene, expression of genes responsible for ethylene biosynthesis and response, and developmental regulators in the three cultivars throughout fruit development...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928719/the-green-berry-consortia-of-the-sippewissett-salt-marsh-millimeter-sized-aggregates-of-diazotrophic-unicellular-cyanobacteria
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Elizabeth G Wilbanks, Verena Salman-Carvalho, Ulrike Jaekel, Parris T Humphrey, Jonathan A Eisen, Daniel H Buckley, Stephen H Zinder
Microbial interactions driving key biogeochemical fluxes often occur within multispecies consortia that form spatially heterogeneous microenvironments. Here, we describe the "green berry" consortia of the Sippewissett salt marsh (Falmouth, MA, United States): millimeter-sized aggregates dominated by an uncultured, diazotrophic unicellular cyanobacterium of the order Chroococcales (termed GB-CYN1). We show that GB-CYN1 is closely related to Crocosphaera watsonii (UCYN-B) and "Candidatus Atelocyanobacterium thalassa" (UCYN-A), two groups of unicellular diazotrophic cyanobacteria that play an important role in marine primary production...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928483/arca-overexpression-induces-fermentation-and-results-in-enhanced-growth-rates-of-e-coli
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Markus Basan, Sheng Hui, James R Williamson
Overflow metabolism in the presence of oxygen occurs at fast growth rates in a wide range of organisms including bacteria, yeast and cancer cells and plays an important role in biotechnology during production of proteins or metabolic compounds. As recently suggested, overflow metabolism can be understood in terms of proteome allocation, since fermentation has lower proteome cost for energy production than respiration. Here, we demonstrate that ArcA overexpression in aerobic conditions, results in downregulation of respiratory pathways and enhanced growth rates on glycolytic substrates of E...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928436/determination-of-quality-changes-in-peaches-wrapped-in-active-paper-and-stored-at-ambient-temperature-in-summer
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Xiao-Long Du, Hui Li, Wei-Hong Zhou, Ying Liu, Jian-Long Li
Peaches are known for their palatable flavor and abundant nutrients. However, peaches are perishable, and the existing preservation techniques for peaches are still immature. To further extend the shelf life and prevent nutrient loss of perishable peaches under ambient temperature in summer (approximately 25-32 °C), we conducted experiments wrapping peaches (Prunus persica cv 'Baihua') in single- and composite-treated vegetal fibrous papers that contained calcium carbonate, phytic acid, Na-alginate and vitamin C...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928295/real-time-human-respiration-carbon-dioxide-measurement-device-for-cardiorespiratory-assessment
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Om Prakash Singh, Teo Aik Howe, Malarvili Balakrishnan
Development of a human respiration carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement device remains a demanding research to evaluate the cardio-respiratory status of human beings since last decades in and out of hospital. Hence, we report a real time, user operable CO2 measurement device using infrared CO2 sensor, Arduino Mega2560, and thin film transistor (TFT, 3.5"), incorporated with low pass (cut-off frequency,10Hz) and moving average (span,8) filters. The proposed device measures features such as partial end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2), respiratory rate (RR), inspired carbon dioxide (ICO2) and newly proposed feature, Hjorth Activity that annotated with a date and time received from real-time clock and stores into the secure digital (SD) card...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928018/cardio-respirometry-disruption-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-exposed-to-hydraulic-fracturing-flowback-and-produced-water
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Erik J Folkerts, Tamzin A Blewett, Yuhe He, Greg G Goss
Hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and natural gas reserves is an increasing practice in many international energy sectors. Hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water (FPW) is a hyper saline wastewater returned to the surface from a fractured well containing chemical species present in the initial fracturing fluid, geogenic contaminants, and potentially newly synthesized chemicals formed in the fracturing well environment. However, information on FPW toxicological mechanisms of action remain largely unknown...
September 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927811/postinduction-apnoea-in-dogs-premedicated-with-acepromazine-or-dexmedetomidine-and-anaesthetized-with-alfaxalone-or-propofol
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Sarah E Bigby, Thierry Beths, Sébastien Bauquier, Jennifer E Carter
OBJECTIVE: To compare incidence and duration of postinduction apnoea in dogs after premedication with methadone and acepromazine (MA) or methadone and dexmedetomidine (MD) followed by induction with propofol (P) or alfaxalone (A). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial. ANIMALS: A total of 32 American Society of Anesthesiologists class I dogs (15 females, 17 males), aged between 4 months and 4 years, weighing between 3 and 46 kg...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927809/soil-acid-cations-induced-reduction-in-soil-respiration-under-nitrogen-enrichment-and-soil-acidification
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Yong Li, Jian Sun, Dashuan Tian, Jinsong Wang, Denglong Ha, Yuxi Qu, Guangwei Jing, Shuli Niu
Atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition and soil acidification both can largely change soil microbial activity and root growth with a consequent impact on soil respiration (Rs). However, it remains unclear which one, N enrichment or soil acidification, plays more important role in impacting soil respiration. We conducted a manipulative experiment to simulate N enrichment (10gm(-2)yr(-1) NH4NO3) and soil acidity (0.552molH(+)m(-2)yr(-1) sulfuric acid) and compared their effects on Rs and its components in a subtropical forest...
September 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927478/molecular-hydrogen-generated-by-elemental-magnesium-supplementation-alters-rumen-fermentation-and-microbiota-in-goats
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Min Wang, Rong Wang, XiuMin Zhang, Emilio M Ungerfeld, Donglei Long, HongXiang Mao, JinZhen Jiao, Karen A Beauchemin, Zhiliang Tan
We tested the hypotheses that supplementation of a diet with elemental Mg increases ruminal dissolved H2 (dH2) in rumen fluid, which in turn alters rumen fermentation and microbial community in goats. In a randomised block design, twenty growing goats were allocated to two treatments fed the same basal diet with 1·45 % Mg(OH)2 or 0·6 % elemental Mg. After 28 d of adaptation, we collected total faeces to measure total tract digestibility, rumen contents to analyse fermentation end products and microbial groups, and measured methane (CH4) emission using respiration chambers...
September 20, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927166/experimental-evaluation-of-respirable-dust-and-crystalline-silica-controls-during-simulated-performance-of-stone-countertop-fabrication-tasks-with-powered-hand-tools
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David L Johnson, Margaret L Phillips, Chaolong Qi, Anthony T Van, Danielle A Hawley
Objectives: Workers who fabricate stone countertops using hand tools are at risk of silicosis from overexposure to respirable crystalline silica. This study explored the efficacy of simple engineering controls that can be used for dust suppression during use of hand tools by stone countertop fabricators. Methods: Controlled experiments were conducted to measure whether wet methods and on-tool local exhaust ventilation (LEV) reduced respirable dust (RD) exposures during use of various powered hand tools on quartz-rich engineered stone...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926474/parasympathetic-activation-enhanced-by-slow-respiration-modulates-early-auditory-sensory-gating
#17
Atsushi Aoyama, Yu Shimura, Takao Ohmuta, Yohei Nomoto, Masashi Kawasumi
Sensory gating is a preattentional mechanism to filter irrelevant information from the environment. It is typically reflected as a suppression of the event-related P50 component for successive sounds in the auditory modality. Although stress-induced sympathetic activation has been reported to disrupt P50 suppression, little is known about the modulatory effect of parasympathetic activation on early auditory sensory gating. We determined the parasympathetic effect on the magnetic P50 (P50m) suppression by controlling the respiratory rhythm and recording data simultaneously with magnetoencephalography and electrocardiography, using three successive click sounds as stimulus and ten normal individuals as study participants...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926102/in-situ-temperature-relationships-of-biochemical-and-stomatal-controls-of-photosynthesis-in-four-lowland-tropical-tree-species
#18
Martijn Slot, Klaus Winter
Net photosynthetic carbon uptake of Panamanian lowland tropical forest species is typically optimal at 30-32°C. The processes responsible for the decrease in photosynthesis at higher temperatures are not fully understood for tropical trees. We determined temperature responses of maximum rates of RuBP-carboxylation (VCMax ) and RuBP-regeneration (JMax ), stomatal conductance (Gs ) and respiration in the light (RLight ) in situ for four lowland tropical tree species in Panama. Gs had the lowest temperature optimum (TOpt ), similar to that of net photosynthesis, and photosynthesis became increasingly limited by stomatal conductance as temperature increased...
September 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925551/clade-ii-nitrous-oxide-respiration-of-wolinella-succinogenes-depends-on-the-nosg-c1-c2-h-electron-transport-module-nosb-and-a-rieske-cytochrome-bc-complex
#19
Sascha Hein, Samantha Witt, Jörg Simon
Microbial reduction of nitrous oxide (N2 O) is an environmentally significant process in the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle. However, it has been recognized only recently that the gene encoding N2 O reductase (nosZ) is organized in varying genetic contexts, thereby defining clade I (or "typical") and clade II (or "atypical") N2 O reductases and nos gene clusters. This study addresses the enzymology of the clade II Nos system from Wolinella succinogenes, a nitrate-ammonifying and N2 O-respiring Epsilonproteobacterium that contains a cytochrome c N2 O reductase (cNosZ)...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924168/investigation-of-a-spontaneous-mutant-reveals-novel-features-of-iron-uptake-in-shewanella-oneidensis
#20
Ziyang Dong, Shupan Guo, Huihui Fu, Haichun Gao
Shewanella oneidensis is among the first and the best studied bacteria capable of respiring minerals as terminal electron acceptors (EAs), including a variety of iron ores. This respiration process relies on a large number of c-type cytochromes, which per se are iron-containing proteins. Thus, iron plays an essential and special role in iron respiration of S. oneidensis, prompting extensive investigations into iron physiology. Despite this, we still know surprisingly little about the components and characteristics of iron transport in this bacterium...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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