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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650050/bilayered-nanofibrous-3d-hierarchy-as-skin-rudiment-by-emulsion-electrospinning-for-burn-wound-management
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Pallabi Pal, Prabhash Dadhich, Pavan Kumar Srivas, Bodhisatwa Das, Dhrubajyoti Maulik, Santanu Dhara
Mimicking skin extracellular matrix hierarchy, the present work aims to develop a bilayer skin graft comprising a porous cotton-wool-like 3D layer with membranous structure of PCL-chitosan nanofibers. Emulsion electrospinning with differential stirring periods of PCL-chitosan emulsion results in development of a bilayer 3D structure with varied morphology. The electrospun membrane has fiber diameter ∼274 nm and pore size ∼1.16 μm while fluffy 3D layer has fiber diameter ∼1.62 μm and pore size ∼62 μm...
June 26, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649010/mussels-do-not-directly-assimilate-fish-farm-wastes-shifting-the-rationale-of-integrated-multi-trophic-aquaculture-to-a-broader-scale
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Carlos Sanz-Lazaro, Pablo Sanchez-Jerez
Pollution is one of the most significant issues that is currently impeding the development of fish farming. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) has the potential to reduce the accumulation of organic wastes in the environment by using taxa of lower trophic levels such as filter feeders. However, the capacity of filter feeders to assimilate significant quantities of fish farm wastes has not yet been fully tested in situ. We analyzed the stable isotopes δ(13)C and δ(15)N in mussels from six fish farms and from six other areas that were not influenced by fish farming, at two water strata (surface and mid-water) across a marked gradient of eutrophication along more than 900 km of coastline in the Western Mediterranean...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647318/expression-of-genes-for-melanotropic-peptides-and-their-receptors-for-morphological-color-change-in-goldfish-carassius-auratus
#3
Kanta Mizusawa, Yutaka Yamamura, Satoshi Kasagi, José Miguel Cerdá-Reverter, Akiyoshi Takahashi
To evaluate the association of the melanotropic peptides and their receptors for morphological color change, we investigated the effects of changes in background color, between white and black, on xanthophore density in the scales and expression levels of genes for hormonal peptides and corresponding receptors (MCH-R2, MC1R, and MC5R) in goldfish (Carassius auratus). The xanthophore density in both dorsal and ventral scales increased after transfer from a white to black background. However, xanthophore density in dorsal scales increased after transfer from a black to white background, and that of ventral scales decreased after transfer from a black-to-black background, which served as the control...
June 21, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645510/the-nonlinear-flexural-response-of-a-whole-teleost-fish-contribution-of-scales-and-skin
#4
Lawrence Szewciw, Deju Zhu, Francois Barthelat
The scaled skin of fish is an intricate system that provides mechanical protection against hard and sharp puncture, while maintaining the high flexural compliance required for unhindered locomotion. This unusual combination of local hardness and global compliance makes fish skin an interesting model for bioinspired protective systems. In this work we investigate the flexural response of whole teleost fish, and how scales may affect global flexural stiffness. A bending moment is imposed on the entire body of a striped bass (Morone saxatilis)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644416/evaluation-of-trace-element-and-metal-accumulation-and-edibility-risk-associated-with-consumption-of-labeo-umbratus-from-the-vaal-dam-south-africa
#5
Beric M Gilbert, Ebrahim Hussain, Franz Jirsa, Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage
With the occurrence of recreational and small scale subsistence fishing activities at the Vaal Dam, South Africa, consumption of fish from this dam may result in health risks associated with trace elements and metals. The Vaal Dam is one of the largest dams in South Africa, located between the Gauteng Province and Orange Free State, and supplies water to approximately 11.6 million people. A total of 38 specimens of the benthic cyprinid fish Labeo umbratus were collected from the Vaal Dam during two surveys, in 2011 and 2016...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634123/clinical-utility-of-chromosomal-aneusomy-in-individuals-at-high-risk-of-lung-cancer
#6
Anna E Barón, Severine Kako, William J Feser, Heather Malinowski, Daniel Merrick, Kavita Garg, Stephen Malkoski, Shannon Pretzel, Jill M Siegfried, Wilbur A Franklin, York Miller, Holly J Wolf, Marileila Varella-Garcia
INTRODUCTION: Low dose CT screening for lung cancer has a high false positive rate with frequent discovery of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Noninvasive biomarkers are needed to reduce false positives and improve risk stratification. A retrospective longitudinal evaluation was performed to assess chromosomal aneusomy in sputum via fluorescence in situ hybridization (CA-FISH) in four nested case-control studies. METHODS: ROC analysis resulted in two grouped cohorts: High Risk (CO High Risk and CO Nodule; 68 Cases, 69 controls) and Screening (ACRIN/NLST and PLuSS; 97 Cases, 185 controls)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632943/habitat-coupling-writ-large-pelagic-derived-materials-fuel-benthivorous-macroalgal-reef-fishes-in-an-upwelling-zone
#7
Felipe Docmac, Miguel Araya, Ivan A Hinojosa, Cristina Dorador, Chris Harrod
Coastal marine upwelling famously supports elevated levels of pelagic biological production, but can also subsidise production in inshore habitats via pelagic-benthic coupling. Consumers inhabiting macroalgae-dominated rocky reef habitats are often considered to be members of a food web fuelled by energy derived from benthic primary production; conversely, they may also be subsidised by materials transported from pelagic habitats. Here, we used stable isotopes (δ(13) C, δ(15) N) to examine the relative contribution of pelagic and benthic materials to an ecologically and economically important benthivorous fish assemblage inhabiting subtidal macroalgae-dominated reefs along ~1000 km of the northern Chilean coast where coastal upwelling is active...
June 20, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630904/participatory-adaptive-management-leads-to-environmental-learning-outcomes-extending-beyond-the-sphere-of-science
#8
Marie Fujitani, Andrew McFall, Christoph Randler, Robert Arlinghaus
Resolving uncertainties in managed social-ecological systems requires adaptive experimentation at whole-ecosystem levels. However, whether participatory adaptive management fosters ecological understanding among stakeholders beyond the sphere of science is unknown. We experimentally involved members of German angling clubs (n = 181 in workshops, n = 2483 in total) engaged in self-governance of freshwater fisheries resources in a large-scale ecological experiment of active adaptive management of fish stocking, which constitutes a controversial management practice for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning when conducted inappropriately...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630330/annual-mass-drownings-of-the-serengeti-wildebeest-migration-influence-nutrient-cycling-and-storage-in-the-mara-river
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Amanda L Subalusky, Christopher L Dutton, Emma J Rosi, David M Post
The annual migration of ∼1.2 million wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) through the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem is the largest remaining overland migration in the world. One of the most iconic portions of their migration is crossing of the Mara River, during which thousands drown annually. These mass drownings have been noted, but their frequency, size, and impact on aquatic ecosystems have not been quantified. Here, we estimate the frequency and size of mass drownings in the Mara River and model the fate of carcass nutrients through the river ecosystem...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628614/lamphimerus-a-novel-lamp-assay-for-detecting-amphimerus-sp-dna-in-human-stool-samples
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William Cevallos, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Manuel Calvopiña, Cristina Fontecha-Cuenca, Hiromu Sugiyama, Megumi Sato, Julio López Abán, Belén Vicente, Antonio Muro
BACKGROUND: Amphimeriasis is a fish-borne disease caused by the liver fluke Amphimerus spp. that has recently been reported as endemic in the tropical Pacific side of Ecuador with a high prevalence in humans and domestic animals. The diagnosis is based on the stool examination to identify parasite eggs, but it lacks sensitivity. Additionally, the morphology of the eggs may be confounded with other liver and intestinal flukes. No immunological or molecular methods have been developed to date...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627731/cell-migration-analysis-a-low-cost-laboratory-experiment-for-cell-and-developmental-biology-courses-using-keratocytes-from-fish-scales
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Daniel Prieto, Gonzalo Aparicio, Jose R Sotelo-Silveira
Cell and developmental processes are complex, and profoundly dependent on spatial relationships that change over time. Innovative educational or teaching strategies are always needed to foster deep comprehension of these processes and their dynamic features. However, laboratory exercises in cell and developmental biology at the undergraduate level do not often take into account the time dimension. In this article, we provide a laboratory exercise focused in cell migration, aiming to stimulate thinking in time and space dimensions through a simplification of more complex processes occurring in cell or developmental biology...
June 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626905/genome-architecture-enables-local-adaptation-of-atlantic-cod-despite-high-connectivity
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Julia M I Barth, Paul R Berg, Per R Jonsson, Sara Bonanomi, Hanna Corell, Jakob Hemmer-Hansen, Kjetill S Jakobsen, Kerstin Johannesson, Per Erik Jorde, Halvor Knutsen, Per-Olav Moksnes, Bastiaan Star, Nils Chr Stenseth, Henrik Svedäng, Sissel Jentoft, Carl André
Adaptation to local conditions is a fundamental process in evolution; however, mechanisms maintaining local adaptation despite high gene flow are still poorly understood. Marine ecosystems provide a wide array of diverse habitats that frequently promote ecological adaptation even in species characterized by strong levels of gene flow. As one example, populations of the marine fish Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) are highly connected due to immense dispersal capabilities but nevertheless show local adaptation in several key traits...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623747/results-of-a-national-survey-of-high-frequency-fish-consumers-in-the-united-states
#13
Katherine von Stackelberg, Miling Li, Elsie Sunderland
Exposure to contaminants in fish may be associated with adverse health outcomes even as fish consumption is generally considered beneficial. Risk assessments conducted to support regulatory analyses rely on quantitative fish consumption estimates. Here we report the results of a national survey of high-frequency fish consumers (n = 2099) based on a survey population statistically representative of ~17.6 million U.S. individuals consuming three or more fish meals per week. The survey was conducted during 2013 using an on-line survey instrument...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621257/oral-transmucosal-detomidine-gel-in-new-zealand-white-rabbits-oryctolagus-cuniculus
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Morika D Williams, C Tyler Long, Jessica R Durrant, Gabriel P McKeon, Heather R Shive, Emily H Griffith, Kristen M Messenger, Richard E Fish
Handling and restraining rabbits for routine procedures may be impossible without prior sedation, result in unnecessarystress or injury to the rabbit or handler, and increase experimental variability. Parenteral administration of sedatives can cause stress also, as well as localized pain and tissue damage, especially in fractious animals. Detomidine hydrochloride, an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist, is commercially available in an oral transmucosal (OTM) gel formulation that is FDA-approved for sedation and restraint in horses...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620711/evaluating-expected-outcomes-of-acid-remediation-in-an-intensively-mined-appalachian-watershed
#15
Andrew S Watson, George T Merovich, J Todd Petty, J Brady Gutta
Assessments of watershed-based restoration efforts are rare but are essential for the science of stream restoration to advance. We conducted a watershed scale assessment of Abram Creek before and after implementation of a watershed-based plan designed to maximize ecological recovery from acid mine drainage (AMD) impairment. We surveyed water chemistry, physical habitat, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish community structure in three stream types: AMD-impacted (14 streams), AMD-treated (13 streams), and unimpaired reference (4 streams)...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618142/functional-diversity-and-redundancy-across-fish-gut-sediment-and-water-bacterial-communities
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Arthur Escalas, Marc Troussellier, Yuan Tong, Thierry Bouvier, Corinne Bouvier, Maud A Mouchet, Domingo Flores Hernandez, Julia Ramos Miranda, Jizhong Zhou, David Mouillot
This paper explores the functional diversity and redundancy in a bacterial metacommunity constituted of three habitats (sediment, water column and fish gut) in a coastal lagoon under anthropogenic pressure. We used comprehensive functional gene arrays covering a wide range of ecological processes and stress resistance genes to estimate the functional potential of bacterial communities. Then, we used diversity partitioning to characterize functional diversity and redundancy within (α), between (β) and across (γ) habitats...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616187/ecological-effects-of-dams-alien-fish-and-physiochemical-environmental-factors-on-homogeneity-heterogeneity-of-fish-community-in-four-tributaries-of-the-pearl-river-in-china
#17
Lei Zeng, Lei Zhou, Ding-Li Guo, Dong-Hua Fu, Peng Xu, Shuang Zeng, Qin-Dong Tang, An-Luo Chen, Fei-Qiao Chen, Yong Luo, Gui-Feng Li
In this study, we aimed to characterize the fish community structure and identify the drivers contributing to homogenization/differentiation processes in four tributaries to the Pearl River, Guangxi Province, China, over the past few decades. We sampled 22 sites seasonally from 2013 through 2015, and these sites were selected based on archived records of previous sampling conducted in the 1980s. Jaccard's faunal similarity index, cluster analysis, and canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) were applied to describe the homogenization/differentiation of fish community and illustrate the potential effectors...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616183/dissecting-spatiotemporal-patterns-of-functional-diversity-through-the-lens-of-darwin-s-naturalization-conundrum
#18
Sara E Campbell, Nicholas E Mandrak
Darwin's naturalization conundrum describes the paradigm that community assembly is regulated by two opposing processes, environmental filtering and competitive interactions, which predict both similarity and distinctiveness of species to be important for establishment. Our goal is to use long-term, large-scale, and high-resolution temporal data to examine diversity patterns over time and assess whether environmental filtering or competition plays a larger role in regulating community assembly processes. We evaluated Darwin's naturalization conundrum and how functional diversity has changed in the Laurentian Great Lakes fish community from 1870 to 2010, which has experienced frequent introductions of non-native species and extirpations of native species...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616062/severe-consequences-of-habitat-fragmentation-on-genetic-diversity-of-an-endangered-australian-freshwater-fish-a-call-for-assisted-gene-flow
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Alexandra Pavlova, Luciano B Beheregaray, Rhys Coleman, Dean Gilligan, Katherine A Harrisson, Brett A Ingram, Joanne Kearns, Annika M Lamb, Mark Lintermans, Jarod Lyon, Thuy T T Nguyen, Minami Sasaki, Zeb Tonkin, Jian D L Yen, Paul Sunnucks
Genetic diversity underpins the ability of populations to persist and adapt to environmental changes. Substantial empirical data show that genetic diversity rapidly deteriorates in small and isolated populations due to genetic drift, leading to reduction in adaptive potential and fitness and increase in inbreeding. Assisted gene flow (e.g. via translocations) can reverse these trends, but lack of data on fitness loss and fear of impairing population "uniqueness" often prevents managers from acting. Here, we use population genetic and riverscape genetic analyses and simulations to explore the consequences of extensive habitat loss and fragmentation on population genetic diversity and future population trajectories of an endangered Australian freshwater fish, Macquarie perch Macquaria australasica...
July 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615831/species-diversity-of-the-genus-thelohanellus-kudo-1933-myxozoa-bivalvulida-parasitizing-fishes-in-indian-subcontinent
#20
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Harpreet Kaur, Ranjeet Singh, Anu Katoch, Rajni Attri, Shoaib Ali Dar, Aditya Gupta
A synopsis of 52 nominal species of the genus Thelohanellus Kudo, 1933 reported to infect freshwater fishes in India is presented. These species infect various organs such as gills, fins, scales, skin, muscles, gall bladder, kidney etc. The diagnostic features of the genus include tear-shaped myxospores with smooth shell valves and single polar capsule. The members are histozoic in their nature of parasitism infecting fresh water fishes. The present manuscript is aimed to compile the list of reported species in India along with essential information on morphometrics of vegetative stage, host, organ preference and pathogenic effects if any...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
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