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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161669/the-coastal-environment-affects-lead-and-sodium-uptake-by-the-moss-hypnum-cupressiforme-used-as-an-air-pollution-biomonitor
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Marie Renaudin, Sébastien Leblond, Caroline Meyer, Christophe Rose, Emeline Lequy
Several studies suggest that potential competition exists between marine cations and heavy metals for binding sites on the cell wall of mosses. This competition would impact the heavy metal concentration measured in mosses by biomonitoring programs, which may underestimate air pollution by heavy metals in a coastal environment. In the present study, we aim to identify possible mechanisms affecting lead uptake by mosses in a coastal environment, specifically, the competition between lead (Pb(2+)) and sodium (Na(+)) for binding sites in Hypnum cupressiforme (Hc)...
November 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161570/acclimation-of-acid-tolerant-methanogenic-propionate-utilizing-culture-and-microbial-community-dissecting
#2
Ying Li, Yongming Sun, Lianhua Li, Zhenhong Yuan
The acid-tolerant methanogenic propionate degradation culture was acclimated in a propionate-fed semi-continuous bioreactor by daily adjusting the digestate pH. The performance of propionate fermentation, the respond of microbial community structure to the acidic environment, and the microbial network for propionate degradation in the acid-tolerant culture was investigated. The results demonstrated that after long term of acclimation to low pH, the digester could produce methane from propionate at pH 4.8-5...
November 13, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161457/the-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-cyg12-is-required-for-the-acclimation-to-hypoxia-and-trophic-regimes-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Melis Düner, Jan Lambertz, Carolin Mügge, Anja Hemschemeier
Oxygenic phototrophs frequently encounter environmental conditions that result in intracellular energy crises. Growth of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in hypoxia in the light depends on acclimatory responses of which the induction of photosynthetic cyclic electron flow is essential. The microalga cannot grow in the absence of molecular oxygen (O2 ) in the dark, although it possesses an elaborate fermentation metabolism. Not much is known about how the microalga senses and signals the lack of O2 or about its survival strategies during energy crises...
November 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160608/apple-fruit-superficial-scald-resistance-mediated-by-ethylene-inhibition-is-associated-with-diverse-metabolic-processes
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Nicola Busatto, Brian Farneti, Mauro Commisso, Martino Bianconi, Barbara Iadarola, Elisa Zago, Benedetto Ruperti, Francesco Spinelli, Angelo Zanella, Riccardo Velasco, Alberto Ferrarini, Giulia Chitarrini, Urska Vrhovsek, Massimo Delledonne, Flavia Guzzo, Guglielmo Costa, Fabrizio Costa
Fruits stored at low temperature can exhibit different types of chilling injury. In apple, one of the most serious physiological disorders is superficial scald, which is characterized by discoloration and brown necrotic patches on the fruit exocarp. Although this phenomenon is widely ascribed to the oxidation of α-farnesene, its physiology is not yet fully understood. To elucidate the mechanism of superficial scald development and possible means of prevention, we performed an integrated metabolite screen, including an analysis of volatiles, phenols and lipids, together with a large-scale transcriptome study...
November 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158987/lowland-extirpation-of-anuran-populations-on-a-tropical-mountain
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Marconi Campos-Cerqueira, T Mitchell Aide
Background: Climate change and infectious diseases threaten animal and plant species, even in natural and protected areas. To cope with these changes, species may acclimate, adapt, move or decline. Here, we test for shifts in anuran distributions in the Luquillo Mountains (LM), a tropical montane forest in Puerto Rico by comparing species distributions from historical (1931-1989)and current data (2015/2016). Methods: Historical data, which included different methodologies, were gathered through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and published literature, and the current data were collected using acoustic recorders along three elevational transects...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158117/cold-acclimation-and-cognitive-performance-a-review
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Douglas M Jones, Stephen P Bailey, Bart Roelands, Michael J Buono, Romain Meeusen
Athletes, occupational workers, and military personnel experience cold temperatures through cold air exposure or cold water immersion, both of which impair cognitive performance. Prior work has shown that neurophysiological pathways may be sensitive to the effects of temperature acclimation and, therefore, cold acclimation may be a potential strategy to attenuate cold-induced cognitive impairments for populations that are frequently exposed to cold environments. This review provides an overview of studies that examine repeated cold stress, cold acclimation, and measurements of cognitive performance to determine whether or not cold acclimation provides beneficial protection against cold-induced cognitive performance decrements...
November 17, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156142/cutaneous-vasomotor-adaptation-following-repeated-isothermal-heat-exposures-evidence-of-adaptation-specificity
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Sean R Notley, Elizabeth A Taylor, Norikazu Ohnishi, Nigel A S Taylor
Unequivocal enhancement of cutaneous vasomotor function has yet to be demonstrated following heat acclimation, possibly because the adaptation stimulus was not sustained, or because thermoeffector function was not assessed at equivalent deep-body temperatures. Therefore, forearm and local cutaneous vascular conductances were evaluated during exercise eliciting matched deep-body temperatures (37.5oC, 38.5oC), before and after isothermal heat acclimation. Both indices increased (21% and 25%), confirming cutaneous vasomotor adaptation can occur, provided those experimental design specifications are satisfied...
November 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155722/automated-gait-analysis-in-mice-with-chronic-constriction-injury
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Dong-Wook Kang, Jae-Gyun Choi, Ji-Young Moon, Suk-Yun Kang, Yeonhee Ryu, Jin Bong Park, Hyun-Woo Kim
The von Frey test is a classical method that has been widely used to examine the sensory function of neuropathic pain animals. However, it has some disadvantages such as subjective data and the requirement of a skilled, experienced experimenter. To date, a variety of modifications have improved the von Frey method, but it still has a few limitations. Recent reports have suggested that gait analysis produces more accurate and objective data from the neuropathic animals. This protocol demonstrates how to perform the automated gait analysis to determine the degree of neuropathic pain in mice...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155460/antarctic-emerald-rockcod-have-the-capacity-to-compensate-for-warming-when-uncoupled-from-co2-acidification
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Brittany E Davis, Erin E Flynn, Nathan A Miller, Frederick A Nelson, Nann A Fangue, Anne E Todgham
Increases in atmospheric CO2 levels and associated ocean changes are expected to have dramatic impacts on marine ecosystems. Although the Southern Ocean is experiencing some of the fastest rates of change, few studies have explored how Antarctic fishes may be affected by co-occurring ocean changes, and even fewer have examined early life stages. To date, no studies have characterized potential trade-offs in physiology and behavior in response to projected multiple climate change stressors (ocean acidification and warming) on Antarctic fishes...
November 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155202/bioactive-polysaccharides-and-oligosaccharides-as-possible-feed-additives-to-manipulate-rumen-fermentation-in-rusitec-fermenters
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Zongjun Li, Hanxun Bai, Lixin Zheng, Huai Jiang, Huiying Cui, Yangchun Cao, Junhu Yao
Bioactive polysaccharides and oligosaccharides (POSs) have been used as safe non-antibiotic alternatives in animal diets; however, only limited data are available on their effects in rumen manipulation. This study was undertaken to systematically evaluate and compare the efficacies of six different bioactive POSs (10g/kg diet) with respect to ruminal fermentation, feed digestibility, biohydrogenation and bacterial population using a rumen simulation technique. The experiment consisted of 4 independent 12-d incubation periods (each including 8 d for acclimation, followed with 4 d for sample collection)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154092/anoxic-biodegradation-of-triclosan-and-the-removal-of-its-antimicrobial-effect-in-microbial-fuel-cells
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Lu Wang, Yulei Liu, Chao Wang, Xiaodan Zhao, Gurumurthy Dummi Mahadeva, Yicheng Wu, Jun Ma, Feng Zhao
Triclosan (TCS) is an emerging organic contaminant in the environment. Here, the anoxic bio-degradation of TCS in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) was explored. It was found that anoxic biodegradation of TCS could be achieved in MFC, and the removal rate of TCS was accelerated after reactor acclimation. After 7 months of operation, 10mg/L TCS could be removed within 8days in MFCs. Fluorescence microscopy results revealed that the microbe cells in the reactors were intact, and the microbes were in active state. Flow cytometry test showed that the proliferation of inoculated microbe was higher in MFC effluent than that in TCS solution...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153170/a-100-year-review-stress-physiology-including-heat-stress
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R J Collier, B J Renquist, Y Xiao
Stress is an external event or condition that places a strain on a biological system. The animal response to a stress involves the expenditure of energy to remove or reduce the impact of the stress. This increases maintenance requirements of the animal and results in loss of production. The biological response to stress is divided into acute and chronic phases, with the acute phase lasting hours to a few days and the chronic phase lasting several days to weeks. The acute response is driven by homeostatic regulators of the nervous and endocrine systems and the chronic phase by homeorhetic regulators of the endocrine system...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152177/maternal-effects-in-vulnerability-to-eye-parasites-and-correlations-between-behavior-and-parasitism-in-juvenile-arctic-charr
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Raine Kortet, Tiina Lautala, Jukka Kekäläinen, Jouni Taskinen, Heikki Hirvonen
Hatchery-reared fish show high mortalities after release to the wild environment. Explanations for this include potentially predetermined genetics, behavioral, and physiological acclimation to fish farm environments, and increased vulnerability to predation and parasitism in the wild. We studied vulnerability to Diplostomum spp. parasites (load of eye flukes in the lenses), immune defense (relative spleen size) and antipredator behaviors (approaches toward predator odor, freezing, and swimming activity) in hatchery-reared juvenile Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) using a nested mating design...
November 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151889/cell-growth-and-lipid-accumulation-of-a-microalgal-mutant-scenedesmus-sp-z-4-by-combining-light-dark-cycle-with-temperature-variation
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Chao Ma, Yan-Bo Zhang, Shih-Hsin Ho, De-Feng Xing, Nan-Qi Ren, Bing-Feng Liu
Background: The light/dark cycle is one of the most important factors affecting the microalgal growth and lipid accumulation. Biomass concentration and lipid productivity could be enhanced by optimization of light/dark cycles, and this is considered an effective control strategy for microalgal cultivation. Currently, most research on effects of light/dark cycles on algae is carried out under autotrophic conditions and little information is about the effects under mixotrophic cultivation...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151844/pym-a-new-affordable-image-based-method-using-a-raspberry-pi-to-phenotype-plant-leaf-area-in-a-wide-diversity-of-environments
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Benoît Valle, Thierry Simonneau, Romain Boulord, Francis Sourd, Thibault Frisson, Maxime Ryckewaert, Philippe Hamard, Nicolas Brichet, Myriam Dauzat, Angélique Christophe
Background: Plant science uses increasing amounts of phenotypic data to unravel the complex interactions between biological systems and their variable environments. Originally, phenotyping approaches were limited by manual, often destructive operations, causing large errors. Plant imaging emerged as a viable alternative allowing non-invasive and automated data acquisition. Several procedures based on image analysis were developed to monitor leaf growth as a major phenotyping target. However, in most proposals, a time-consuming parameterization of the analysis pipeline is required to handle variable conditions between images, particularly in the field due to unstable light and interferences with soil surface or weeds...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151162/enrichment-of-lignocellulose-degrading-microbial-communities-from-natural-and-engineered-methanogenic-environments
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Emine Gozde Ozbayram, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Marcell Nikolausz, Bahar Ince, Orhan Ince
The aim of this study was to develop an effective bioaugmentation concept for anaerobic digesters treating lignocellulosic biomass such as straw. For that purpose, lignocellulose-degrading methanogenic communities were enriched on wheat straw from cow and goat rumen fluid as well as from a biogas reactor acclimated to lignocellulosic biomass (sorghum as mono-substrate). The bacterial communities of the enriched cultures and the different inocula were examined by 454 amplicon sequencing of 16S rRNA genes while the methanogenic archaeal communities were analyzed by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) fingerprinting of the mcrA gene...
November 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150610/implications-of-improved-representations-of-plant-respiration-in-a-changing-climate
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Chris Huntingford, Owen K Atkin, Alberto Martinez-de la Torre, Lina M Mercado, Mary A Heskel, Anna B Harper, Keith J Bloomfield, Odhran S O'Sullivan, Peter B Reich, Kirk R Wythers, Ethan E Butler, Ming Chen, Kevin L Griffin, Patrick Meir, Mark G Tjoelker, Matthew H Turnbull, Stephen Sitch, Andy Wiltshire, Yadvinder Malhi
Land-atmosphere exchanges influence atmospheric CO2. Emphasis has been on describing photosynthetic CO2 uptake, but less on respiration losses. New global datasets describe upper canopy dark respiration (R d) and temperature dependencies. This allows characterisation of baseline R d, instantaneous temperature responses and longer-term thermal acclimation effects. Here we show the global implications of these parameterisations with a global gridded land model. This model aggregates R d to whole-plant respiration R p, driven with meteorological forcings spanning uncertainty across climate change models...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150559/a-program-for-iron-economy-during-deficiency-targets-specific-fe-proteins
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Laura J Hantzis, Gretchen E Kroh, Courtney E Jahn, Michael Cantrell, Graham Peers, Marinus Pilon, Karl Ravet
Iron (Fe) is an essential element for plants, utilized in nearly every cellular process. Because the adjustment of uptake under Fe limitation cannot satisfy all demands, plants need to acclimate their physiology and biochemistry, especially in their chloroplasts, which have a high demand for Fe. To investigate if a program exists for the utilization of Fe under deficiency, we analyzed how hydroponically grown Arabidopsis thaliana adjusts its physiology and Fe protein composition in vegetative photosynthetic tissue, during Fe deficiency...
November 17, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148214/does-cross-acclimation-between-drought-and-freezing-stress-persist-over-ecologically-relevant-time-spans-a-test-using-the-grass-poa-pratensis
#19
Ricky S Kong, Hugh A L Henry
Despite evidence that prior exposure to drought can increase subsequent plant freezing tolerance, few studies have explored such interactions over ecologically-relevant time spans. We examined the combined effects of drought and subsequent freezing on tiller growth and leaf sugar concentrations in the grass, Poa pratensis. We exposed tillers to no drought (-0.04 MPa), moderate drought (-0.19 MPa) or severe drought (-0.42 MPa) for 3 weeks in summer. Tillers were then frozen in fall or spring at -5˚C (frost damage) or at 0˚C (control) for 3 d and harvested after a re-growth period...
November 17, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146150/the-effect-of-cold-acclimation-on-active-ion-transport-in-cricket-ionoregulatory-tissues
#20
Lauren E Des Marteaux, Soheila Khazraeenia, Gil Y Yerushalmi, Andrew Donini, Natalia G Li, Brent J Sinclair
Cold-acclimated insects defend ion and water transport function during cold exposure. We hypothesized that this is achieved via enhanced active transport. The Malpighian tubules and rectum are likely targets for such transport modifications, and recent transcriptomic studies indicate shifts in Na(+)-K(+) ATPase (NKA) and V-ATPase expression in these tissues following cold acclimation. Here we quantify the effect of cold acclimation (one week at 12°C) on active transport in the ionoregulatory organs of adult Gryllus pennsylvanicus field crickets...
November 13, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
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