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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239865/effect-of-weight-and-frontal-area-of-external-telemetry-packages-on-the-kinematics-activity-levels-and-swimming-performance-of-small-bodied-sharks
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I A Bouyoucos, C D Suski, J W Mandelman, E J Brooks
This study sought to observe the effects of submerged weight and frontal cross-sectional area of external telemetry packages on the kinematics, activity levels and swimming performance of small-bodied juvenile sharks, using lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris (60-80 cm total length, LT ) as a model species. Juveniles were observed free-swimming in a mesocosm untagged and with small and large external accelerometer packages that increased frontal cross-sectional area of the animals and their submerged weight...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238832/the-energetic-physiological-and-behavioral-response-of-lemon-sharks-negaprion-brevirostris-to-simulated-longline-capture
#2
Ian A Bouyoucos, Cory D Suski, John W Mandelman, Edward J Brooks
Commercial fisheries bycatch is a considerable threat to elasmobranch population recovery, and techniques to mitigate sub-lethal consequences can be improved with data on the energetic, physiological, and behavioral response of individuals to capture. This study sought to estimate the effects of simulated longline capture on the behavior, energy use, and physiological stress of juvenile lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris). Captive sharks equipped with acceleration biologgers were subjected to one hour of simulated longline capture...
February 23, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226999/acoustic-emission-and-angular-movement-variations-from-early-adulthood-healthy-knees-to-late-adulthood-osteoarthritic-knees
#3
Lik-Kwan Shark, Hongzhi Chen, Wei Quan, John Goodacre, Lik-Kwan Shark, Hongzhi Chen, Wei Quan, John Goodacre, Hongzhi Chen, Wei Quan, Lik-Kwan Shark, John Goodacre
From sit-stand-sit movements performed by healthy and osteoarthritic knees in three different age bands, this paper presents the investigation of the relationship between joint angular movement measured using electro-goniometers and acoustic emission measured using piezoelectric sensors. By partitioning joint movement in each sit-stand-sit cycle into sub-movement phases based on ascending and descending as well as acceleration and deceleration, the statistical analysis reveals aged and osteoarthritic knees exhibiting increased asymmetry and more variable angular movement compared with young and age-matched healthy knees, particularly in the descending-deceleration phase...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220895/resetting-predator-baselines-in-coral-reef-ecosystems
#4
Darcy Bradley, Eric Conklin, Yannis P Papastamatiou, Douglas J McCauley, Kydd Pollock, Amanda Pollock, Bruce E Kendall, Steven D Gaines, Jennifer E Caselle
What did coral reef ecosystems look like before human impacts became pervasive? Early efforts to reconstruct baselines resulted in the controversial suggestion that pristine coral reefs have inverted trophic pyramids, with disproportionally large top predator biomass. The validity of the coral reef inverted trophic pyramid has been questioned, but until now, was not resolved empirically. We use data from an eight-year tag-recapture program with spatially explicit, capture-recapture models to re-examine the population size and density of a key top predator at Palmyra atoll, the same location that inspired the idea of inverted trophic biomass pyramids in coral reef ecosystems...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216646/long-term-satellite-tracking-reveals-variable-seasonal-migration-strategies-of-basking-sharks-in-the-north-east-atlantic
#5
P D Doherty, J M Baxter, F R Gell, B J Godley, R T Graham, G Hall, J Hall, L A Hawkes, S M Henderson, L Johnson, C Speedie, M J Witt
Animal migration is ubiquitous in nature with individuals within a population often exhibiting varying movement strategies. The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the world's second largest fish species, however, a comprehensive understanding of their long-term wider-ranging movements in the north-east Atlantic is currently lacking. Seventy satellite tags were deployed on basking sharks over four years (2012-2015) off the west coast of Scotland and the Isle of Man. Data from 28 satellite tags with attachment durations of over 165 days reveal post-summer ranging behaviours...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214875/a-developmental-study-of-the-cerebellar-nucleus-in-the-catshark-a-basal-gnathostome
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Sol Pose-Méndez, Isabel Rodríguez-Moldes, Eva Candal, Sylvie Mazan, Ramón Anadón
The output of the cerebellar cortex is mainly released via cerebellar nuclei which vary in number and complexity among gnathostomes, extant vertebrates with a cerebellum. Cartilaginous fishes, a basal gnathostome lineage, show a conspicuous, well-organized cerebellar nucleus, unlike ray-finned fishes. To gain insight into the evolution and development of the cerebellar nucleus, we analyzed in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula (a chondrichthyan model species) the developmental expression of several genes coding for transcription factors (ScLhx5,ScLhx9,ScTbr1, and ScEn2) and the distribution of the protein calbindin, since all appear to be involved in cerebellar nuclei patterning in other gnathostomes...
February 18, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214589/enhanced-expression-and-purification-of-camelid-single-domain-vhh-antibodies-from-classical-inclusion-bodies
#7
Maristella Maggi, Claudia Scotti
Single domain antibodies (sdAbs) are small antigen-binding domains derived from naturally occurring, heavy chain-only immunoglobulins isolated from camelid and sharks. They maintain the same binding capability of full-length IgGs but with improved thermal stability and permeability, which justifies their scientific, medical and industrial interest. Several described recombinant forms of sdAbs have been produced in different hosts and with different strategies. Here we present an optimized method for a time-saving, high yield production and extraction of a poly-histidine-tagged sdAb from Escherichia coli classical inclusion bodies...
February 15, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209822/complete-genome-sequence-of-methanohalophilus-halophilus-dsm-3094-t-isolated-from-a-cyanobacterial-mat-and-bottom-deposits-at-hamelin-pool-shark-bay-northwestern-australia
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Stéphane L'Haridon, Erwan Corre, Yue Guan, Manikandan Vinu, Violetta La Cono, Mickail Yakimov, Ulrich Stingl, Laurent Toffin, Mohamed Jebbar
The complete genome sequence of Methanohalophilus halophilus DSM 3094(T), a member of the Methanosarcinaceae family and the Methanosarcianales order, consists of 2,022,959 bp in one contig and contains 2,137 predicted genes. The genome is consistent with a halophilic methylotrophic anaerobic lifestyle, including the methylotrophic and CO2-H2 methanogensis pathways.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207874/growth-and-life-history-variability-of-the-grey-reef-shark-carcharhinus-amblyrhynchos-across-its-range
#9
Darcy Bradley, Eric Conklin, Yannis P Papastamatiou, Douglas J McCauley, Kydd Pollock, Bruce E Kendall, Steven D Gaines, Jennifer E Caselle
For broadly distributed, often overexploited species such as elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), conservation management would benefit from understanding how life history traits change in response to local environmental and ecological factors. However, fishing obfuscates this objective by causing complex and often mixed effects on the life histories of target species. Disentangling the many drivers of life history variability requires knowledge of elasmobranch populations in the absence of fishing, which is rarely available...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177292/intestinal-helminth-fauna-of-the-shortfin-mako-isurus-oxyrinchus-elasmobranchii-lamnidae-in-the-northeast-atlantic-ocean
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Jaime Penadés-Suay, Jesús Tomás, Manuel Merchán, Francisco Javier Aznar
Large oceanic sharks represent a suitable model to investigate the influence of a host's oceanic conditions on the structure of its helminth communities. In this study, we describe the intestinal helminth fauna, and investigate determinants of infracommunity structure, in 39 specimens of shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus collected in the NE Atlantic. Six cestode species were found in the spiral valve of makos: 3 are typical from lamnid sharks, namely, gravid specimens of Clistobothrium montaukensis, Gymnorhynchus isuri and Ceratobothrium xanthocephalum, and 3 are immature specimens of cestode species common to several elasmobranchs, namely, Dinobothrium septaria, Nybelinia lingualis, and Phyllobothrium cf...
February 8, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171758/paleobiology-a-tooth-for-a-tooth
#11
Zerina Johanson
Many vertebrates replace teeth through shedding of the functional tooth. New analyses of a fossil fish demonstrate that shedding involved tooth resorption, a primitive feature in bony fishes, but absent in sharks and their relatives.
February 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168758/crystal-structure-of-tbc1d15-gtpase-activating-protein-gap-domain-and-its-activity-on-rab-gtpases
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Yan-Na Chen, Xin Gu, X Edward Zhou, Weidong Wang, Dandan Cheng, Yinghua Ge, Fei Ye, H Eric Xu, Zhengbing Lv
TBC1D15 belongs to the TBC (Tre-2/Bub2/Cdc16) domain family and functions as a GTPase-activating protein (GAP) for Rab GTPases. So far, the structure of TBC1D15 or the TBC1D15·Rab complex has not been determined, thus, its catalytic mechanism on Rab GTPases is still unclear. In this study, we solved the crystal structures of the Shark and Sus TBC1D15 GAP domains, to 2.8 Å and 2.5 Å resolution, respectively. Shark-TBC1D15 and Sus-TBC1D15 belong to the same subfamily of TBC domain-containing proteins, and their GAP-domain structures are highly similar...
February 7, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165147/a-review-on-the-morphology-of-ovarian-follicles-in-elasmobranchs-a-case-study-in-rhizoprionodon-taylori
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Daniela S Waltrick, Colin A Simpfendorfer, Cynthia A Awruch
The identification of the elasmobranch secondary ovarian follicles and their function can be challenging and the inconsistent use of terminology derived from other taxa is a matter of ongoing debate. In this study, the available information on the histology of the elasmobranch secondary ovarian follicles derived from atresia (preovulatory follicles) or ovulation (postovulatory follicles) is reviewed highlighting their morphology and steroidogenic capacity. Based on this literature review, the ovarian follicles of the Australian sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon taylori were classified according to their preovulatory or postovulatory origin...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159401/relationships-of-mercury-concentrations-across-tissue-types-muscle-regions-and-fins-for-two-shark-species
#14
Jason R O'Bryhim, Douglas H Adams, Julia L Y Spaet, Gary Mills, Stacey L Lance
Mercury (Hg) exposure poses a threat to both fish and human health. Sharks are known to bioaccumulate Hg, however, little is known regarding how Hg is distributed between different tissue groups (e.g. muscle regions, organs). Here we evaluated total mercury (THg) concentrations from eight muscle regions, four fins (first dorsal, left and right pectorals, caudal-from both the inner core and trailing margin of each fin), and five internal organs (liver, kidney, spleen, heart, epigonal organ) from two different shark species, bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) and silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) to determine the relationships of THg concentrations between and within tissue groups...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152640/murine-raw-264-7-cell-line-as-an-immune-target-are-we-missing-something
#15
Liza Merly, Sylvia L Smith
The popular murine macrophage cell line, RAW 264.7, is often used to initially screen natural products for bioactivity and to predict their potential effect in vivo or on primary cells. The cell line response is considered to reflect the potential human de novo response, and is used to evaluate the effective bioactivity of the product. Here, we compared the cytokine response of RAW 264.7 cells to shark cartilage (SC) with that of human leukocytes to determine whether the cell line response was a reliable predictor of the cytokine response one can expect from similarly stimulated human primary cells...
February 2, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144984/embryonic-development-of-the-axial-column-in-the-little-skate-leucoraja-erinacea
#16
Katharine E Criswell, Michael I Coates, J Andrew Gillis
The morphological patterns and molecular mechanisms of vertebral column development are well understood in bony fishes (osteichthyans). However, vertebral column morphology in elasmobranch chondrichthyans (e.g., sharks and skates) differs from that of osteichthyans, and its development has not been extensively studied. Here, we characterize vertebral development in an elasmobranch fish, the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea, using microCT, paraffin histology, and whole-mount skeletal preparations. Vertebral development begins with the condensation of mesenchyme, first around the notochord, and subsequently around the neural tube and caudal artery and vein...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132663/intraguild-interactions-between-five-congeneric-species-of-thaparocleidus-monogenoidea-from-the-freshwater-shark-wallago-attu-lucknow-india
#17
N Agrawal, S Rajvanshi, A Asthana
The fish host (Wallago attu) and monogenoid parasite (Thaparocleidus sp.) have been recorded during 2 years (2011 and 2012) to investigate intra/interspecific interactions among query species (T. sudhakari (Gusev, 1976) Lim, 1996; T. indicus (Kulkarni, 1969) Lim, 1996; T. gomtius (Jain, 1952) Lim, 1996; T. yogendraii Agrawal, 1981 and T. wallagonius Jain, 1952) in the light of parasitic worm burden, morphological and molecular data. Each species is highly host specific (oioxenous), with a specialized functional niche...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132643/comparative-transcriptomics-of-elasmobranchs-and-teleosts-highlight-important-processes-in-adaptive-immunity-and-regional-endothermy
#18
Nicholas J Marra, Vincent P Richards, Angela Early, Steve M Bogdanowicz, Paulina D Pavinski Bitar, Michael J Stanhope, Mahmood S Shivji
BACKGROUND: Comparative genomic and/or transcriptomic analyses involving elasmobranchs remain limited, with genome level comparisons of the elasmobranch immune system to that of higher vertebrates, non-existent. This paper reports a comparative RNA-seq analysis of heart tissue from seven species, including four elasmobranchs and three teleosts, focusing on immunity, but concomitantly seeking to identify genetic similarities shared by the two lamnid sharks and the single billfish in our study, which could be linked to convergent evolution of regional endothermy...
January 30, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130671/a-new-species-of-pseudopandarus-kirtisinghe-1950-copepoda-siphonostomatoida-pandaridae-from-sharks-of-the-genus-squalus-l-in-new-caledonian-waters
#19
James P Bernot, Geoffrey A Boxshall
Both sexes of a new species of pandarid copepod are described from sharks of the genus Squalus L. (Squaliformes: Squalidae). Specimens of Pseudopandarus cairae n. sp. were collected from Squalus bucephalus Last, Séret & Pogonoski and S. melanurus Fourmanoir & Rivaton in New Caledonian waters, the first parasitic copepod to be described from either host species. This is the eighth nominal species of Pseudopandarus Kirtisinghe, 1950 and the first to be described from a shark of the order Squaliformes. Pseudopandarus cairae n...
February 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120812/correction-to-is-the-scaling-of-swim-speed-in-sharks-driven-by-metabolism
#20
David M P Jacoby, Penthai Siriwat, Robin Freeman, Chris Carbone
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October 2016: Biology Letters
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