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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823038/ultrastructural-morphology-and-phylogeny-of-henneguya-gilbert-n-sp-myxozoa-infecting-the-teleostean-cyphocharax-gilbert-characiformes-curimatidae-from-brazil
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Graça Casal, Sérgio C São Clemente, Leila Lopes, Sónia Rocha, Nilza Felizardo, Elsa Oliveira, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Carlos Azevedo
This paper describes light and ultrastructural observations and molecular analysis of a fish-infecting myxosporean, Henneguya gilbert n. sp., which was found infecting the gill epithelium of the commercially important freshwater teleost fish Cyphocharax gilbert (Curimatidae) collected in the estuarine region of Guandu River, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The parasite occurs in the gills, forming whitish spherical to ellipsoidal polysporic cysts measuring up to ~ 750 μm, and displaying asynchronous development...
August 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822752/comprehensive-analysis-of-tissue-wide-gene-expression-and-phenotype-data-reveals-tissues-affected-in-rare-genetic-disorders
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Ariel Feiglin, Bryce K Allen, Isaac S Kohane, Sek Won Kong
Linking putatively pathogenic variants to the tissues they affect is necessary for determining the correct diagnostic workup and therapeutic regime in undiagnosed patients. Here, we explored how gene expression across healthy tissues can be used to infer this link. We integrated 6,665 tissue-wide transcriptomes with genetic disorder knowledge bases covering 3,397 diseases. Receiver-operating characteristics (ROC) analysis using expression levels in each tissue and across tissues indicated significant but modest associations between elevated expression and phenotype for most tissues (maximum area under ROC curve = 0...
August 14, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821729/nonlinear-bayesian-filtering-and-learning-a-neuronal-dynamics-for-perception
#3
Anna Kutschireiter, Simone Carlo Surace, Henning Sprekeler, Jean-Pascal Pfister
The robust estimation of dynamical hidden features, such as the position of prey, based on sensory inputs is one of the hallmarks of perception. This dynamical estimation can be rigorously formulated by nonlinear Bayesian filtering theory. Recent experimental and behavioral studies have shown that animals' performance in many tasks is consistent with such a Bayesian statistical interpretation. However, it is presently unclear how a nonlinear Bayesian filter can be efficiently implemented in a network of neurons that satisfies some minimum constraints of biological plausibility...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820102/umboniibacter-caenipelagi-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-tidal-flat
#4
Sooyeon Park, Su Jung Choi, Ji-Min Park, Jung-Hoon Yoon
A Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, aerobic and ovoid or rod-shaped bacterium, designated SCTF-16T, was isolated from a tidal flat on the Yellow Sea, South Korea. Strain SCTF-16T grew optimally at 30 °C, at pH 7.0-7.5 and in the presence of 2.0 % (w/v) NaCl. In the neighbour-joining, maximum-likelihood and maximum-parsimony phylogenetic trees based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, strain SCTF-16T clustered with the type strains of two species of the genus Umboniibacter. Strain SCTF-16T exhibited 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities of 99...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820093/sphingomonas-limnosediminicola-sp-nov-and-sphingomonas-palustris-sp-nov-isolated-from-freshwater-environments
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Ji Hee Lee, Dae In Kim, Han Na Choe, Soon Dong Lee, Chi Nam Seong
Two aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, gliding and yellow-pigmented bacteria, designated strains 03SUJ6T and WM95T were isolated from freshwater sediment of Juam reservoir and freshwater of Woopo wetland, Republic of Korea, respectively. Cells of the two strains are motile by gliding and catalase- and oxidase-positive. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity between 03SUJ6T and WM95T was 97.7 %, but their DNA-DNA relatedness was 55.1 %. A maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that 03SUJ6T and WM95T each form independent lineages within the genus Sphingomonas...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819805/diversity-and-evolution-of-leaf-anatomical-characters-in-taxaceae-s-l-fluorescence-microscopy-reveals-new-delimitating-characters
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Christoph Elpe, Patrick Knopf, Thomas Stützel, Christian Schulz
Taxaceae s.l. comprise six genera (including Cephalotaxus) and about 35 species; The present study aims to give new insights into the evolution of this family, especially into the phylogenetic position of Cephalotaxus. Moreover, only little is known about comparative leaf anatomy of this family and this study aims to expose and interpret the diversity and evolution of leaf anatomical characters and to assess their applicability to identify taxa at the generic and species level. A detailed phylogeny was reconstructed, using both maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference, with a combined dataset of four molecular markers from the plastid and nuclear genomes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819626/robust-significance-analysis-of-microarrays-by-minimum-%C3%AE-divergence-method
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Md Shahjaman, Nishith Kumar, Md Manir Hossain Mollah, Md Shakil Ahmed, Anjuman Ara Begum, S M Shahinul Islam, Md Nurul Haque Mollah
Identification of differentially expressed (DE) genes with two or more conditions is an important task for discovery of few biomarker genes. Significance Analysis of Microarrays (SAM) is a popular statistical approach for identification of DE genes for both small- and large-sample cases. However, it is sensitive to outlying gene expressions and produces low power in presence of outliers. Therefore, in this paper, an attempt is made to robustify the SAM approach using the minimum β-divergence estimators instead of the maximum likelihood estimators of the parameters...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819245/fourier-ptychographic-microscopy-with-sparse-representation
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Yongbing Zhang, Pengming Song, Jian Zhang, Qionghai Dai
Fourier ptychographic microscopy (FPM) is a novel computational microscopy technique that provides intensity images with both wide field-of-view and high-resolution. By combining ideas from synthetic aperture and phase retrieval, FPM iteratively stitches together a number of variably illuminated, low-resolution intensity images in Fourier space to reconstruct a high-resolution complex sample image. Although FPM is able to bypass the space-bandwidth product (SBP) limit of the optical system, it is vulnerable to the various capturing noises and the reconstruction is easy to trap into the local optimum...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818297/rothman-index-variability-predicts-clinical-deterioration-and-rapid-response-activation
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Brian C Wengerter, Kevin Y Pei, David Asuzu, Kimberly A Davis
BACKGROUND: The overall utility of the Rothman Index (RI), a global measure of inpatient acuity, for surgical patients is unclear. We evaluate whether RI variability can predict rapid response team (RRT) activation in surgical patients. METHODS: Surgical patients who underwent RRT activation from 2013 to 2015 were matched to four control cases. RI variability was gauged by maximum minus minimum RI (MMRI) and RI standard deviation (RISD) within a 24-h period before RRT...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817569/long-term-assessment-of-whale-shark-population-demography-and-connectivity-using-photo-identification-in-the-western-atlantic-ocean
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Jennifer A McKinney, Eric R Hoffmayer, Jason Holmberg, Rachel T Graham, William B Driggers, Rafael de la Parra-Venegas, Beatriz E Galván-Pastoriza, Steve Fox, Simon J Pierce, Alistair D M Dove
The predictable occurrence of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, has been well documented in several areas. However, information relating to their migratory patterns, residency times and connectivity across broad spatial scales is limited. In the present study photo-identification data is used to describe whale shark population structure and connectivity among known aggregation sites within the Western Central Atlantic Ocean (WCA). From 1999 to 2015, 1,361 individuals were identified from four distinct areas: the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (n = 1,115); Honduras (n = 146); northern Gulf of Mexico, United States (n = 112), and Belize (n = 49)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817397/real-world-data-on-paliperidone-palmitate-for-the-treatment-of-schizophrenia-and-other-psychotic-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-and-nonrandomized-studies
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Robin Emsley, Eduard Parellada, Miquel Bioque, Berta Herrera, Teresa Hernando, Marta García-Dorado
The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the effects of 1-month paliperidone palmitate (PP1M) for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders in terms of outcomes reported in real-world evidence studies. A systematic review of real-world randomized and nonrandomized studies with PP1M was performed and is reported according to PRISMA guidelines. Comparative effectiveness data with oral antipsychotics indicate that PP1M has a lower likelihood of relapse-related events, including rehospitalization, and these differences are clinically relevant...
August 16, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816675/adaboost-llp-a-boosting-method-for-learning-with-label-proportions
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Zhiquan Qi, Fan Meng, Yingjie Tian, Lingfeng Niu, Yong Shi, Peng Zhang
How to solve the classification problem with only label proportions has recently drawn increasing attention in the machine learning field. In this paper, we propose an ensemble learning strategy to deal with the learning problem with label proportions (LLP). In detail, we first give a loss function based on different weights for LLP, and then construct the corresponding weak classifier, at the same time, estimate its conditional probabilities by a standard logistic function. At last, by introducing the maximum likelihood estimation, we propose a new anyboost learning system for LLP (called Adaboost-LLP)...
August 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815682/molecular-evidence-for-trans-stadial-transmission-of-anaplasma-platys-by-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-sensu-lato-under-field-conditions
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M Aktas, S Ozubek
This study investigated the transmission of Anaplasma platys by Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Ixodida: Ixodidae). Engorged nymphs (n = 404) removed from A. platys-infected dogs were incubated at 28 °C until moulting. Unfed adults were obtained and divided into 48 pools. Unfed ticks collected from the grounds of the dog shelter, comprising 1800 larvae (n = 18 pools), 3100 nymphs (n = 62 pools) and 85 adults (n = 10 pools, including three male and seven female pools) were sorted into 90 pools. All pools were screened by polymerase chain reaction for the 16S rRNA gene of A...
August 16, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815652/a-comparison-of-20-heterogeneity-variance-estimators-in-statistical-synthesis-of-results-from-studies-a-simulation-study
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Maria Petropoulou, Dimitris Mavridis
When we synthesize research findings via meta-analysis, it is common to assume that the true underlying effect differs across studies. Total variability consists of the within-study and between-study variances (heterogeneity). There have been established measures, such as I(2) , to quantify the proportion of the total variation attributed to heterogeneity. There is a plethora of estimation methods available for estimating heterogeneity. The widely used DerSimonian and Laird estimation method has been challenged, but knowledge of the overall performance of heterogeneity estimators is incomplete...
August 16, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815479/validation-of-the-internet-addiction-test-in-students-at-a-pakistani-medical-and-dental-school
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Ahmed Waqas, Faisal Farooq, Mohsin Raza, Saamia Tahir Javed, Spogmai Khan, Mahrukh Elahi Ghumman, Sadiq Naveed, Mark Haddad
Despite growing concerns over pathological internet usage, studies based on validated psychometric instruments are still lacking in Pakistan. This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) in a sample of Pakistani students. A total of 522 students of medicine and dentistry completed the questionnaire, which consisted of four sections: (a) demographics, (b) number of hours spent on the Internet per day, (c) English version of the IAT, and (d) the Defense Style Questionnaire-40...
August 17, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814218/diagnosis-and-management-of-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency
#16
Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Jeremy S Wilson, Ross C Smith
In 2015, the Australasian Pancreatic Club (APC) published the Australasian guidelines for the management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (http://pancreas.org.au/2016/01/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-guidelines). Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) occurs when normal digestion cannot be sustained due to insufficient pancreatic digestive enzyme activity. This may be related to a breakdown, at any point, in the pancreatic digestive chain: pancreatic stimulation; synthesis, release or transportation of pancreatic enzymes; or synchronisation of secretions to mix with ingested food...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813483/muroid-rodent-phylogenetics-900-species-tree-reveals-increasing-diversification-rates
#17
Scott J Steppan, John J Schenk
We combined new sequence data for more than 300 muroid rodent species with our previously published sequences for up to five nuclear and one mitochondrial genes to generate the most widely and densely sampled hypothesis of evolutionary relationships across Muroidea. An exhaustive screening procedure for publically available sequences was implemented to avoid the propagation of taxonomic errors that are common to supermatrix studies. The combined data set of carefully screened sequences derived from all available sequences on GenBank with our new data resulted in a robust maximum likelihood phylogeny for 900 of the approximately 1,620 muroids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812701/contentious-relationships-in-phylogenomic-studies-can-be-driven-by-a-handful-of-genes
#18
Xing-Xing Shen, Chris Todd Hittinger, Antonis Rokas
Phylogenomic studies have resolved countless branches of the tree of life, but remain strongly contradictory on certain, contentious relationships. Here, we use a maximum likelihood framework to quantify the distribution of phylogenetic signal among genes and sites for 17 contentious branches and 6 well-established control branches in plant, animal and fungal phylogenomic data matrices. We find that resolution in some of these 17 branches rests on a single gene or a few sites, and that removal of a single gene in concatenation analyses or a single site from every gene in coalescence-based analyses diminishes support and can alter the inferred topology...
April 10, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811494/on-the-shape-and-likelihood-of-oceanic-rogue-waves
#19
Alvise Benetazzo, Fabrice Ardhuin, Filippo Bergamasco, Luigi Cavaleri, Pedro Veras Guimarães, Michael Schwendeman, Mauro Sclavo, Jim Thomson, Andrea Torsello
We consider the observation and analysis of oceanic rogue waves collected within spatio-temporal (ST) records of 3D wave fields. This class of records, allowing a sea surface region to be retrieved, is appropriate for the observation of rogue waves, which come up as a random phenomenon that can occur at any time and location of the sea surface. To verify this aspect, we used three stereo wave imaging systems to gather ST records of the sea surface elevation, which were collected in different sea conditions...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810983/evaluation-of-a-novel-field-expedient-musculoskeletal-readiness-screening-tool-in-an-army-basic-training-population
#20
Darren Hearn, Daniel Rhon, Donald Goss, Mark Thelen
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries present a significant challenge to military readiness accounting for over 29% of ambulatory medical visits and 25 million limited duty days across the U.S. Army. Although U.S. Military Health Systems perform periodic general health and deployment assessments, there is no validated tool to determine when a service member is at increased risk of sustaining a musculoskeletal injury. METHOD: 292 U.S. Army basic training recruits completed a novel injury screening test called the Musculoskeletal Readiness Screening Tool (MRST)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
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