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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343757/the-early-conversion-of-deep-sea-wood-falls-into-chemosynthetic-hotspots-revealed-by-in-situ-monitoring
#1
D Kalenitchenko, E Péru, L Contreira Pereira, C Petetin, P E Galand, N Le Bris
Wood debris on the ocean floor harbor flourishing communities, which include invertebrate taxa thriving in sulfide-rich habitats belonging to hydrothermal vent and methane seep deep-sea lineages. The formation of sulfidic niches from digested wood material produced by woodborers has been known for a long time, but the temporal dynamics and sulfide ranges encountered on wood falls remains unknown. Here, we show that wood falls are converted into sulfidic hotpots, before the colonization by xylophagaid bivalves...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343579/identification-of-poxvirus-genome-uncoating-and-dna-replication-factors-with-mutually-redundant-roles
#2
Baoming Liu, Debasis Panda, Jorge D Mendez-Rios, Sundar Ganesan, Linda S Wyatt, Bernard Moss
Genome uncoating is essential for replication of most viruses. For poxviruses, the process is divided into two stages: removal of the envelope allowing early gene expression, and breaching of the core wall allowing DNA release, replication and late gene expression. Subsequent studies showed that the host proteasome and the viral D5 protein, which has an essential role in DNA replication, are required for vaccinia virus (VACV) genome uncoating. In a search for additional VACV uncoating proteins, we noted a report that described a defect in DNA replication and late expression when the gene encoding a 68 kDa ankyrin-repeat/F box protein (68k-ank), associated with the cellular SCF ubiquitin ligase complex, was deleted from the attenuated modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341366/impact-of-multiple-stressors-on-juvenile-fish-in-estuaries-of-the-northeast-pacific
#3
Jason D Toft, Stuart H Munsch, Jeffery R Cordell, Kiira Siitari, Van C Hare, Brett Holycross, Lisa A DeBruyckere, Correigh M Greene, Brent B Hughes
A key step in identifying global change impacts on species and ecosystems is to quantify effects of multiple stressors. To date, the science of global change has been dominated by regional field studies, experimental manipulation, meta-analyses, conceptual models, reviews, and studies focusing on a single stressor or species over broad spatial and temporal scales. Here, we provide one of the first studies for coastal systems examining multiple stressor effects across broad scales, focused on the nursery function of 20 estuaries spanning 1600 km of coastline, 25 years of monitoring, and seven fish and invertebrate species along the northeast Pacific coast...
January 17, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341358/thermal-and-hydrologic-responses-to-climate-change-predict-marked-alterations-in-boreal-stream-invertebrate-assemblages
#4
Kaisa-Riikka Mustonen, Heikki Mykrä, Hannu Marttila, Romain Sarremejane, Noora Veijalainen, Kalle Sippel, Timo Muotka, Charles P Hawkins
Air temperature at the northernmost latitudes is predicted to increase steeply and precipitation to become more variable by the end of the 21st century, resulting in altered thermal and hydrological regimes. We applied five climate scenarios to predict the future (2070 to 2100) benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages at 239 near-pristine sites across Finland (ca. 1200 km latitudinal span). We used a multitaxon distribution model with air temperature and modeled daily flow as predictors. As expected, projected air temperature increased the most in northernmost Finland...
January 17, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341250/protectiveness-of-copper-water-quality-criteria-against-impairment-of-behavior-and-chemo-mechanosensory-responses-an-update
#5
REVIEW
Joseph S Meyer, David K DeForest
A meta-analysis was conducted of studies that reported behavior and chemo/mechanosensory responses by fish, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates in Cu-containing waters and also reported sufficient water chemistry for calculation of hardness-based and biotic ligand model (BLM)-based water quality criteria (WQC) for Cu. The calculated WQC concentrations were then compared to the corresponding 20% impairment concentrations (IC20) of Cu for those behavior and chemo/mechanosensory responses. The hardness-based acute and chronic WQC for Cu would not have been protective (i...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340233/crustacean-amphipods-from-marsh-ponds-a-nutritious-feed-resource-with-potential-for-application-in-integrated-multi-trophic-aquaculture
#6
Pablo Jiménez-Prada, Ismael Hachero-Cruzado, Inmaculada Giráldez, Catalina Fernández-Diaz, César Vilas, José Pedro Cañavate, José Manuel Guerra-García
Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, salt ponds offer coastal breeding and a nursery habitat for fishes and they provide abundant invertebrates, such as amphipods, which are potentially useful as a resource in aquaculture. Fishmeal and fish oil are necessary food resources to support aquaculture of carnivorous species due to their omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA)...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339342/transgenerational-impairments-of-reproduction-and-development-of-the-marine-invertebrate-crepidula-onyx-resulted-from-long-term-dietary-exposure-of-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-bde-47
#7
Beverly H K Po, Jill M Y Chiu
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers have become ubiquitous in the environment and elevated concentrations have often been found in marine organisms. Using the gastropod Crepidula onyx as a study model, this multigenerational study sets out to test the hypotheses that 1) parental dietary exposure to environmentally realistic levels of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabrominated diphenyl ether (BDE-47) would lead to transgenerational impairments on fitness traits of marine invertebrates, and 2) the organisms might develop adaptation/acclimation after exposure for one or more generations...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339143/gene-silencing-reveals-multiple-functions-of-na-k-atpase-in-the-salmon-louse-lepeophtheirus-salmonis
#8
Anna Z Komisarczuk, Heidi Kongshaug, Frank Nilsen
Na+/K+-ATPase has a key function in a variety of physiological processes including membrane excitability, osmoregulation, regulation of cell volume, and transport of nutrients. While knowledge about Na+/K+-ATPase function in osmoregulation in crustaceans is extensive, the role of this enzyme in other physiological and developmental processes is scarce. Here, we report characterization, transcriptional distribution and likely functions of the newly identified L. salmonis Na+/K+-ATPase (LsalNa+/K+-ATPase) α subunit in various developmental stages...
January 12, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338238/paralithocins-antimicrobial-peptides-with-unusual-disulfide-connectivity-from-the-red-king-crab-paralithodes-camtschaticus
#9
Morten K Moe, Tor Haug, Magne O Sydnes, Sigmund V Sperstad, Chun Li, Lena C Vaagsfjord, Enrique de la Vega, Klara Stensvåg
As part of an ongoing exploration of marine invertebrates as a source of new antimicrobial peptides, hemocyte extracts from the red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus, were studied. Three cationic cysteine (Cys)-rich peptides, named paralithocins 1-3, were isolated by bioassay-guided purification, and their amino acid sequences determined by Edman degradation and expressed sequences tag analysis. Disulfide bond mapping was performed by high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry. The peptides (38-51 amino acids in length) share a unique Cys motif composed of eight Cys, forming four disulfide bridges with a bond connectivity of (Cys relative position) Cys1-Cys8, Cys2-Cys6, Cys3-Cys5, and Cys4-Cys7, a disulfide arrangement that has not been previously reported among antimicrobial peptides...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336831/ultraviolet-radiation-significantly-enhances-the-molecular-response-to-dispersant-and-sweet-crude-oil-exposure-in-nematostella-vectensis
#10
Ann M Tarrant, Samantha L Payton, Adam M Reitzel, Danielle T Porter, Matthew J Jenny
Estuarine organisms are subjected to combinations of anthropogenic and natural stressors, which together can reduce an organisms' ability to respond to either stress or can potentiate or synergize the cellular impacts for individual stressors. Nematostella vectensis (starlet sea anemone) is a useful model for investigating novel and evolutionarily conserved cellular and molecular responses to environmental stress. Using RNA-seq, we assessed global changes in gene expression in Nematostella in response to dispersant and/or sweet crude oil exposure alone or combined with ultraviolet radiation (UV)...
January 4, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336517/environmental-sequencing-fills-the-gap-between-parasitic-haplosporidians-and-free-living-giant-amoebae
#11
Georgia M Ward, Sigrid Neuhauser, René Groben, Stefan Ciaghi, Cédric Berney, Sarah Romac, David Bass
Class Ascetosporea (Rhizaria; Endomyxa) comprises many parasites of invertebrates. Within this group, recent group-specific environmental DNA (eDNA) studies have contributed to the establishment of the new order Mikrocytida, a new phylogeny and characterisation of Paramyxida, and illuminated the diversity and distribution of haplosporidians. Here we use general and lineage-specific PCR primers to investigate the phylogenetic 'gap' between haplosporidians and their closest known free-living relatives, the testate amoeba Gromia and reticulate amoeba Filoreta...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336495/acute-toxicity-of-six-neonicotinoid-insecticides-to-freshwater-invertebrates
#12
Melanie Raby, Monica Nowierski, Dmitri Perlov, Xiaoming Zhao, Chunyan Hao, David G Poirier, Paul K Sibley
Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides commonly used in agriculture. Due to their high water solubility, neonicotinoids can be transported to surface waters and have the potential to be toxic to aquatic life. The present study assessed and compared the acute (48 or 96 h) toxicity of 6 neonicotinoids (acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, thiacloprid, and thiamethoxam) to 21 laboratory-cultured and field-collected aquatic invertebrates spanning 10 aquatic arthropod orders. Test conditions mimicked species' habitat, with lentic taxa exposed under static conditions, and lotic taxa using recirculating exposure systems...
January 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335795/combined-effects-of-predator-cues-and-competition-define-habitat-choice-and-food-consumption-of-amphipod-mesograzers
#13
Jan Beermann, Karin Boos, Lars Gutow, Maarten Boersma, Ana Carolina Peralta
Predation has direct impact on prey populations by reducing prey abundance. In addition, predator presence alone can also have non-consumptive effects on prey species, potentially influencing their interspecific interactions and thus the structure of entire assemblages. The performance of potential prey species may, therefore, depend on both the presence of predators and competitors. We studied habitat use and food consumption of a marine mesograzer, the amphipod Echinogammarus marinus, in the presence/absence of a fish mesopredator and/or an amphipod competitor...
January 15, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335176/arsenic-characteristics-in-the-terrestrial-environment-in-the-vicinity-of-the-shimen-realgar-mine-china
#14
Fen Yang, Shaowen Xie, Chaoyang Wei, Jinxin Liu, Hongzhi Zhang, Tao Chen, Jing Zhang
In this study, multiple types of samples, including soils, plants, litter and soil invertebrates, were collected from a former arsenic (As) mine in China. The total As concentrations in the soils, earthworms, litter and the aboveground portions of grass from the contaminated area followed the decreasing order of 83-2224 mg/kg, 31-430 mg/kg, 1-62 mg/kg and 2-23 mg/kg, respectively. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) analysis revealed that the predominant form of As in the soils was arsenate (As(V)), while no arsenite (As(III)) was detected...
January 12, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330139/phylogenomics-offers-resolution-of-major-tunicate-relationships
#15
Kevin M Kocot, Michael G Tassia, Kenneth M Halanych, Billie J Swalla
Tunicata, a diverse clade of approximately 3,000 described species of marine, filter-feeding chordates, is of great interest to researchers because tunicates are the closest living relatives of vertebrates and they facilitate comparative studies of our own biology. The group also includes numerous invasive species that cause considerable economic damage and some species of tunicates are edible. Despite their diversity and importance, relationships among major lineages of Tunicata are not completely resolved...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330122/privileged-portal-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-light-of-the-coevolution-of-a-visceral-portal-system-and-liver-in-the-chordate-lineage-a-search-for-therapeutic-targets
#16
REVIEW
Vladimir M Subbotin
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) disseminates systemically, but metastases occur in distant organs in only a few patients, whereas HCC routinely metastasizes to liver and its vessels. HCC cells disseminate via hepatic veins, but portal veins are affected by metastasis more frequently than are hepatic veins, and correlates with poor prognosis. In this review, I suggest that privileged HCC portal metastasis occurs because of high levels of pancreatic family hormones and growth factors (PHGFs) in the portal blood...
January 9, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329230/metagenomic-virome-analysis-of-culex-mosquitoes-from-kenya-and-china
#17
Evans Atoni, Yujuan Wang, Samuel Karungu, Cecilia Waruhiu, Ali Zohaib, Vincent Obanda, Bernard Agwanda, Morris Mutua, Han Xia, Zhiming Yuan
Many blood-feeding arthropods are known vectors of viruses that are a source of unprecedented global health concern. Mosquitoes are an integral part of these arthropod vectors. Advancements in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics has expanded our knowledge on the richness of viruses harbored by arthropods. In the present study, we applied a metagenomic approach to determine the intercontinental virome diversity of Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex tritaeniorhynchus in Kwale, Kenya and provinces of Hubei and Yunnan in China...
January 12, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328547/blow-flies-as-urban-wildlife-sensors
#18
Constanze Hoffmann, Kevin Merkel, Andreas Sachse, Pablo Rodríguez, Fabian H Leendertz, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer
Wildlife detection in urban areas is very challenging. Conventional monitoring techniques such as direct observation are faced with the limitation that urban wildlife is extremely elusive. It was recently shown that invertebrate-derived DNA (iDNA) can be used to assess wildlife diversity in tropical rainforests. Flies, which are ubiquitous and very abundant in most cities, may also be used to detect wildlife in urban areas. In urban ecosystems, however, overwhelming quantities of domestic mammal DNA could completely mask the presence of wild mammal DNA...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326202/genome-sequence-of-galleria-mellonella-greater-wax-moth
#19
Anna Lange, Sina Beier, Daniel H Huson, Raphael Parusel, Franz Iglauer, Julia-Stefanie Frick
The larvae of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella, are pests of active beehives. In infection biology, these larvae are playing a more and more attractive role as an invertebrate host model. Here, we report on the first genome sequence of Galleria mellonella.
January 11, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322096/dystrophin-gene-expression-and-intracellular-calcium-changes-in-the-giant-freshwater-prawn-macrobrachium-rosenbergii-in-response-to-white-spot-symptom-disease-infection
#20
Anees Fathima Noor, Tze Chiew Christie Soo, Farhana Mohd Ghani, Zee Hong Goh, Li Teng Khoo, Subha Bhassu
Background: Dystrophin, an essential protein functional in the maintenance of muscle structural integrity is known to be responsible for muscle deterioration during white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection among prawn species. Previous studies have shown the upregulation of dystrophin protein in Macrobrachium rosenbergii (the giant freshwater prawn) upon white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection. The literature has also suggested the important role of calcium ion alterations in causing such muscle diseases...
December 2017: Heliyon
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