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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444870/the-greenscape-shapes-surfing-of-resource-waves-in-a-large-migratory-herbivore
#1
Ellen O Aikens, Matthew J Kauffman, Jerod A Merkle, Samantha P H Dwinnell, Gary L Fralick, Kevin L Monteith
The Green Wave Hypothesis posits that herbivore migration manifests in response to waves of spring green-up (i.e. green-wave surfing). Nonetheless, empirical support for the Green Wave Hypothesis is mixed, and a framework for understanding variation in surfing is lacking. In a population of migratory mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), 31% surfed plant phenology in spring as well as a theoretically perfect surfer, and 98% surfed better than random. Green-wave surfing varied among individuals and was unrelated to age or energetic state...
April 25, 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444378/how-efficient-is-apis-cerana-hymenoptera-apidae-in-pollinating-cabbage-brassica-oleracea-var-capitata-pollination-behavior-pollinator-effectiveness-pollinator-requirement-and-impact-of-pollination
#2
Johnson Stanley, Khushboo Sah, Avupati Rns Subbanna, G Preetha, JaiPrakash Gupta
Cabbage is a cross-pollinated crop because of sporophytic self-incompatibility, and honey bees play an important role in its pollination. Though Asian honey bees, Apis cerana F., are used in pollination of cabbage, the rate of visitation, behavior, pollinator efficacy, and impact on seed-set are to be determined. Apis cerana occupy a share of 19.18% of all the flower visitors of cabbage in natural habitat of North Western Indian Himalayas. Pollination behavior in terms of peak activity, flowers processed per unit time, time spent per flower, and time spent in search of flowers are studied separately for both pollen and nectar foragers...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441536/the-effect-of-forage-types-on-the-fatty-acid-profile-lipid-and-protein-oxidation-and-retail-colour-stability-of-muscles-from-white-dorper-lambs
#3
Gerlane F De Brito, Benjamin W B Holman, Shawn R McGrath, Michael A Friend, Remy van de Ven, David L Hopkins
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different forage-types on lamb meat quality parameters. White Dorper lambs that had grazed five forage-types, were slaughtered commercially. At 24h post-mortem, the m. longissimus lumborum (LL) was removed from one side, sliced into three equal sub-samples, vacuum packaged and assigned to ageing periods (5, 12 or 40days); the other side of LL was aged for 5days. The m. adductor femoris was used for fatty acid analysis. Lambs fed chicory+arrowleaf clover had the highest concentration of health claimable omega-3 fatty acids and the lowest omega-6:omega-3 fatty acid ratio...
April 4, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441390/parameters-tuning-of-pid-controller-for-automatic-voltage-regulators-using-the-african-buffalo-optimization
#4
Julius Beneoluchi Odili, Mohd Nizam Mohmad Kahar, A Noraziah
In this paper, an attempt is made to apply the African Buffalo Optimization (ABO) to tune the parameters of a PID controller for an effective Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). Existing metaheuristic tuning methods have been proven to be quite successful but there were observable areas that need improvements especially in terms of the system's gain overshoot and steady steady state errors. Using the ABO algorithm where each buffalo location in the herd is a candidate solution to the Proportional-Integral-Derivative parameters was very helpful in addressing these two areas of concern...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439543/saving-the-injured-rescue-behavior-in-the-termite-hunting-ant-megaponera-analis
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Erik Thomas Frank, Thomas Schmitt, Thomas Hovestadt, Oliver Mitesser, Jonas Stiegler, Karl Eduard Linsenmair
Predators of highly defensive prey likely develop cost-reducing adaptations. The ant Megaponera analis is a specialized termite predator, solely raiding termites of the subfamily Macrotermitinae (in this study, mostly colonies of Pseudocanthotermes sp.) at their foraging sites. The evolutionary arms race between termites and ants led to various defensive mechanisms in termites (for example, a caste specialized in fighting predators). Because M. analis incurs high injury/mortality risks when preying on termites, some risk-mitigating adaptations seem likely to have evolved...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438691/niche-separation-in-flycatcher-like-species-in-the-lowland-rainforests-of-malaysia
#6
Mohammad Saiful Mansor, Rosli Ramli
Niche theory suggests that sympatric species reduce interspecific competition through segregation of shared resources by adopting different attack manoeuvres. However, the fact that flycatcher-like bird species exclusively use the sally manoeuvre may thus challenge this view. We studied the foraging ecology of three flycatcher-like species (i.e. Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone sp., Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea, and Rufous-winged Philentoma Philentoma pyrhoptera) in the Krau Wildlife Reserve in central Peninsular Malaysia...
April 21, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438346/post-bronchodilator-reversibility-of-fev1-and-eosinophilic-airway-inflammation-in-copd
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Kun-Ta Chou, Kang-Cheng Su, Yi-Han Hsiao, Shiang-Fen Huang, Hsin-Kuo Ko, Ching-Min Tseng, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Diahn-Warng Perng
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between bronchodilator responsiveness and eosinophilic airway inflammation has not been well documented in COPD. It has been investigated in this retrospective study. This issue has grown in importance due to increasing interest in the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome. METHODS: 264 stable COPD patients with no past history of asthma were retrospectively analyzed. Correlation analyses between FEV1 reversibility and sputum eosinophil levels were conducted...
April 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438033/effects-of-polyphenol-removal-methods-on-the-in-vitro-exsheathment-inhibitory-activity-of-lysiloma-latisiliquum-extracts-against-haemonchus-contortus-larvae
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Gloria Ivonne Hernández-Bolio, Karlina García-Sosa, Fabiola Escalante-Erosa, Gloria Sarahi Castañeda-Ramírez, Enrique Sauri-Duch, Juan Felipe de Jesús Torres-Acosta, Luis Manuel Peña-Rodríguez
It has been suggested that the anthelmintic (AH) activity of tannin-rich forages is related to their tannin content. However, reports on tropical fodders such as Lysiloma latisiliquum describe the same AH activity after the addition of tannin-blocking agents, suggesting that the activity either depends on the method of tannin blocking/removal or is due to other type of secondary metabolites. This study compared both the effect of the drying process of the plant material and the effect of different polyphenol removal methods on the AH activity of L...
April 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434794/behavioral-and-physiological-responses-of-yellow-perch-perca-flavescens-to-moderate-hypoxia
#9
L Zoe Almeida, Samuel C Guffey, Maria S Sepúlveda, Tomas O Höök
While severe hypoxia can be lethal and is usually avoided by mobile aquatic organisms, moderate hypoxic conditions are likely more prevalent and may affect organisms, such as fishes, in a variety of systems. However, fishes have the potential to adjust physiologically and behaviorally and thus reduce the negative effects of hypoxia. Quantifying such physiological responses may shed light on the ability of fishes to tolerate reduced oxygen concentrations. This study assessed how two different hatchery populations of yellow perch Perca flavescens, a fish that is likely to encounter moderate hypoxic conditions in a variety of systems, responded to moderate hypoxic exposure through three experiments: 1) a behavioral foraging experiment, 2) an acute exposure experiment, and 3) a chronic exposure experiment...
April 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434741/dietary-linseed-oil-increases-trans-10-cis-15-18-2-in-caprine-milk-fat
#10
P Gómez-Cortés, A Cívico, M A de la Fuente, M Juárez, N Núñez Sánchez, F Peña Blanco, A L Martínez Marín
Trans-10,cis-15 18:2 has been recently detected and characterized in digestive contents and meat and adipose tissue of ruminants, but its presence in milk and dairy products is hardly known. The aim of this study was to quantify trans-10,cis-15 18:2 in milk fat, better understand its metabolic origin, and help to elucidate the mechanisms of rumen biohydrogenation when the diet composition might affect ruminal environment. To address these objectives, 16 dairy goats were allocated to 2 simultaneous experiments (2 groups of goats and 2 treatments in each experiment)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434727/short-term-effects-of-soybean-oil-supplementation-on-performance-digestion-and-metabolism-in-dairy-cows-fed-sugarcane-based-diets
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João Paulo P Rodrigues, Ricardo M de Paula, Luciana N Rennó, Marta M S Fontes, Andreia F Machado, Sebastião de C Valadares Filho, Pekka Huhtanen, Marcos I Marcondes
We aimed to quantify the productive and metabolic responses, and digestive changes in dairy cows fed various concentrations of soybean oil (SBO) in high-concentrate, sugarcane-based diets. Eight rumen-cannulated multiparous Holstein cows in mid lactation (574 ± 19.1 kg of body weight and 122 ± 6.9 d in milk), averaging 22.5 ± 1.22 kg/d of milk were assigned to replicated 4 × 4 Latin squares. The experimental period lasted 21 d as follows: 14 d for adaptation, followed by a sampling period from d 15 to 21...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434535/fruits-of-the-forest-human-stable-isotope-ecology-and-rainforest-adaptations-in-late-pleistocene-and-holocene-%C3%A2-36-to-3-ka-sri-lanka
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Patrick Roberts, Nimal Perera, Oshan Wedage, Siran Deraniyagala, Jude Perera, Saman Eregama, Michael D Petraglia, Julia A Lee-Thorp
Sri Lanka has yielded some of the earliest dated fossil evidence for Homo sapiens (∼38-35,000 cal. years BP [calibrated years before present]) in South Asia, within a region that is today covered by tropical rainforest. Archaeozoological and archaeobotanical evidence indicates that these hunter-gatherers exploited tropical forest resources, yet the contribution of these resources to their overall subsistence strategies has, as in other Late Pleistocene rainforest settings, remained relatively unexplored...
May 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433648/repeated-threat-without-direct-harm-alters-metabolic-capacity-in-select-regions-that-drive-defensive-behavior
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D J Kim, A S Lee, A A Yttredahl, R Gómez-Rodríguez, B J Anderson
To understand the behavioral consequences of intermittent anticipatory stress resulting from threats without accompanying physiological challenges, we developed a semi-naturalistic rodent housing and foraging environment that can include threats that are unpredictable in timing. Behavior is automatically recorded while rats forage for food or water. Over three weeks, the threats have been shown to elicit risk assessment behaviors, increase defensive burying and increase adrenal gland weight. To identify brain regions activated by this manipulation, we measured cytochrome c oxidase (COX), which is tightly coupled to neural activity...
April 19, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432544/expression-of-cphb-and-cphe-type-cyanophycinases-in-cyanophycin-producing-tobacco-and-comparison-of-their-ability-to-degrade-cyanophycin-in-plant-and-plant-extracts
#14
Daniel Ponndorf, Inge Broer, Henrik Nausch
Increasing the arginine (Arg) content in plants used as feed or food is of interest, since the supplementation of food with conditionally essential Arg has been shown to have nutritional benefits. An increase was achieved by the expression of the Arg-rich bacterial storage component, cyanophycin (CGP), in the chloroplast of transgenic plants. CGP is stable in plants and its degradation into β-aspartic acid (Asp)-Arg dipeptides, is solely catalyzed by bacterial cyanophycinases (CGPase). Dipeptides can be absorbed by animals even more efficiently than free amino acids (Matthews and Adibi 1976; Wenzel et al...
April 21, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432393/more-functions-of-torpor-and-their-roles-in-a-changing-world
#15
Julia Nowack, Clare Stawski, Fritz Geiser
Increased winter survival by reducing energy expenditure in adult animals is often viewed as the primary function of torpor. However, torpor has many other functions that ultimately increase the survival of heterothermic mammals and birds. In this review, we summarize new findings revealing that animals use torpor to cope with the conditions during and after natural disasters, including fires, storms, and heat waves. Furthermore, we suggest that torpor, which also prolongs longevity and was likely crucial for survival of mammals during the time of the dinosaur extinctions, will be advantageous in a changing world...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431567/transcriptome-profiling-of-elymus-sibiricus-an-important-forage-grass-in-qinghai-tibet-plateau-reveals-novel-insights-into-candidate-genes-that-potentially-connected-to-seed-shattering
#16
Wengang Xie, Junchao Zhang, Xuhong Zhao, Zongyu Zhang, Yanrong Wang
BACKGROUND: Elymus sibiricus is an important forage grass in semi-arid regions, but it is difficult to grow for commercial seed production due to high seed shattering. To better understand the underlying mechanism and explore the putative genes related to seed shattering, we conducted a combination of morphological, histological, physiochemical and transcriptome analysis on two E. sibiricus genotypes (XH09 and ZhN03) that have contrasting seed shattering. RESULTS: The results show that seed shattering is generally caused by a degradation of the abscission layer...
April 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430040/foraging-value-risk-avoidance-and-multiple-control-signals-how-the-acc-controls-value-based-decision-making
#17
Joshua W Brown, William H Alexander
Recent work on the role of the ACC in cognition has focused on choice difficulty, action value, risk avoidance, conflict resolution, and the value of exerting control among other factors. A main underlying question is what are the output signals of ACC, and relatedly, what is their effect on downstream cognitive processes? Here we propose a model of how ACC influences cognitive processing in other brain regions that choose actions. The model builds on the earlier Predicted Response Outcome model and suggests that ACC learns to represent specifically the states in which the potential costs or risks of an action are high, on both short and long timescales...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429798/sensory-system-plasticity-in-a-visually-specialized-nocturnal-spider
#18
Jay A Stafstrom, Peter Michalik, Eileen A Hebets
The interplay between an animal's environmental niche and its behavior can influence the evolutionary form and function of its sensory systems. While intraspecific variation in sensory systems has been documented across distant taxa, fewer studies have investigated how changes in behavior might relate to plasticity in sensory systems across developmental time. To investigate the relationships among behavior, peripheral sensory structures, and central processing regions in the brain, we take advantage of a dramatic within-species shift of behavior in a nocturnal, net-casting spider (Deinopis spinosa), where males cease visually-mediated foraging upon maturation...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429079/the-r2r3-myb-tt2b-and-the-bhlh-tt8-genes-are-the-major-regulators-of-proanthocyanidin-biosynthesis-in-the-leaves-of-lotus-species
#19
Francisco José Escaray, Valentina Passeri, Ana Perea-García, Cristian Javier Antonelli, Francesco Damiani, Oscar Adolfo Ruiz, Francesco Paolocci
By exploiting interspecific hybrids and their progeny, we identified key regulatory and transporter genes intimately related to proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in leaves of Lotus spp. Proanthocyanidins (PAs), known as condensed tannins, are polymeric flavonoids enriching forage legumes of key nutritional value to prevent bloating in ruminant animals. Unfortunately, major forage legumes such as alfalfa and clovers lack PAs in edible tissues. Therefore, engineering the PA trait in herbage of forage legumes is paramount to improve both ecological and economical sustainability of cattle production system...
April 20, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428856/forage-plants-of-an-arctic-nesting-herbivore-show-larger-warming-response-in-breeding-than-wintering-grounds-potentially-disrupting-migration-phenology
#20
Thomas K Lameris, Femke Jochems, Alexandra J van der Graaf, Mattias Andersson, Juul Limpens, Bart A Nolet
During spring migration, herbivorous waterfowl breeding in the Arctic depend on peaks in the supply of nitrogen-rich forage plants, following a "green wave" of grass growth along their flyway to fuel migration and reproduction. The effects of climate warming on forage plant growth are expected to be larger at the Arctic breeding grounds than in temperate wintering grounds, potentially disrupting this green wave and causing waterfowl to mistime their arrival on the breeding grounds. We studied the potential effect of climate warming on timing of food peaks along the migratory flyway of the Russian population of barnacle geese using a warming experiment with open-top chambers...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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