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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110455/influence-of-environmental-and-anthropogenic-factors-at-the-bottom-sediments-in-a-doce-river-tributary-in-brazil
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Deyse Almeida Dos Reis, Aníbal da Fonseca Santiago, Laura Pereira Nascimento, Hubert Mathias Peter Roeser
In developing countries, it is uncommon to find watersheds that have been the object of detailed environmental studies. It makes the assessment of the magnitude of environmental impacts and pollution of these sites difficult. This research demonstrated ways to understand the dynamics of river bottom sediments contamination, even for watersheds with a lack of environmental data. Based on geochemical affinity, we conducted a comprehensive study on the concentration of metals and metalloids. Then, we discussed the probable origin of the concentration of these elements at the bottom sediment along the Matipó River...
January 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110266/dioecy-in-amborella-trichopoda-evidence-for-genetically-based-sex-determination-and-its-consequences-for-inferences-of-the-breeding-system-in-early-angiosperms
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Nicolas Anger, Bruno Fogliani, Charles P Scutt, Gildas Gâteblé
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This work aimed to gain insight into the breeding system at the base of living angiosperms through both character state reconstructions and the study of sex ratios and phenotypes in the likely sister to all other living angiosperms, Amborella trichopoda METHODS: Sex phenotypes were mapped onto a phylogeny of basally diverging angiosperms using maximum parsimony. In parallel, sex ratios and phenotypes were studied over two consecutive flowering seasons in an ex situ population of A...
January 20, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110198/variation-of-atmospheric-14-co2-and-its-spatial-distribution
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Shugang Wu
The atmospheric (14)CO2 is usually presented in the Δ(14)C notation, which cannot reflect its absolute quantity change. This article presents the atmospheric radiocarbon activity concentrations (aacn, reported in mBq/m(3)) in recent years at nine observation stations. The aacn at Schauinsland decrease from 1977 to 1993 but between 1993 and 2003 keeps at a relative steady state. Atmospheric aacns were higher in the northern hemisphere than that in the southern hemisphere. The aacns in the northern hemisphere show clear seasonal cycle with higher value in winter and lower value in summer, while this seasonality is not obvious in the southern hemisphere...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110140/occurrence-of-norovirus-in-raw-sewage-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sorina E Eftim, Tao Hong, Jeffrey Soller, Alexandria Boehm, Isaac Warren, Audrey Ichida, Sharon P Nappier
Human noroviruses (NoV) are a leading cause of recreational waterborne illnesses and responsible for the majority of viral-associated gastrointestinal illnesses nationwide. We conducted a systematic literature review of published peer-reviewed publications to identify NoV density data in wastewater influent, and provided an approach for developing pathogen density distributions, using the NoV data. Literature review inclusion criteria included scope, study quality, and data availability. A non-parametric bootstrap statistical model was used to estimate the NoV distribution in wastewater influent...
January 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109838/developmental-changes-and-day-night-expression-of-the-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-system-in-the-european-sea-bass-effects-of-rearing-temperature
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José A Paullada-Salmerón, Guillaume Henri Loentgen, Mairi Cowan, María Aliaga-Guerrero, María Del Carmen Rendón-Unceta, José A Muñoz-Cueto
The role of rearing temperature on fish development, sex differentiation and puberty has been largely addressed, but the impact of water temperature on the ontogeny of the main neuroendocrine systems controlling reproduction has received little attention. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (Gnih) has been shown to act on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gnrh) neurons and on the pituitary to inhibit gonadotropin release and synthesis in vertebrates, including sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax. In the present study we investigated the effects of rearing temperature during the thermosensitive period (5-60days post-fertilization, dpf) on the expression of the Gnih gene (gnih) and its receptor (gnihr)...
January 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109729/comparison-of-the-effects-of-nasal-steroids-and-montelukast-on-olfactory-functions-in-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis
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A Dalgic, M E Dinc, S Ulusoy, D Dizdar, A Is, M Topak
OBJECTIVE: Olfactory dysfunction is one of the comorbidities associated with allergic rhinitis (AR) and AR is one of the common causes of olfactory problems. We aimed to evaluate by the Sniffin' Sticks test the effects on olfactory functions of nasal steroids and leukotriene antagonists used for allergic rhinitis. METHODS: Thirty patients with seasonal rhinitis were included in this study. Patients were randomly divided into three groups of 10 patients; group 1 received montelukast sodium and mometasone furoate (MF) therapy, group 2 received only montelukast, and group 3 only MF...
January 18, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109664/an-anomalous-african-dust-event-and-its-impact-on-aerosol-radiative-forcing-on-the-southwest-atlantic-coast-of-europe-in-february-2016
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M Sorribas, J A Adame, E Andrews, M Yela
A desert dust (DD) event that had its origin in North Africa occurred on the 20th-23rd of February 2016. The dust transport phenomenon was exceptional because of its unusual intensity during the coldest season. A historical dataset (2006-2015) of February meteorological scenarios using ECMWF fields, meteorological parameters, aerosol optical properties, surface O3 and AOD retrieved from MODIS at the El Arenosillo observatory (southwestern Spain) were analysed and compared with the levels during the DD event to highlight its exceptionality...
January 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109596/genotype-by-environment-climate-interaction-improves-genomic-prediction-for-production-traits-in-us-holstein-cattle
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F Tiezzi, G de Los Campos, K L Parker Gaddis, C Maltecca
Genotype by environment interaction (G × E) in dairy cattle productive traits has been shown to exist, but current genetic evaluation methods do not take this component into account. As several environmental descriptors (e.g., climate, farming system) are known to vary within the United States, not accounting for the G × E could lead to reranking of bulls and loss in genetic gain. Using test-day records on milk yield, somatic cell score, fat, and protein percentage from all over the United States, we computed within herd-year-season daughter-yield deviations for 1,087 Holstein bulls and regressed them on genetic and environmental information to estimate variance components and to assess prediction accuracy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109458/increasing-use-of-a-healthy-food-incentive-a-waiting-room-intervention-among-low-income-patients
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Alicia J Cohen, Caroline R Richardson, Michele Heisler, Ananda Sen, Ellen C Murphy, Oran B Hesterman, Matthew M Davis, Suzanna M Zick
INTRODUCTION: Diet-related disease is disproportionately concentrated in low-income communities where fruit and vegetable consumption is far below guidelines. To address financial barriers, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB)-a statewide healthy food incentive-matches Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds spent at farmers markets. However, incentive use is limited. This study examined the impact of a brief waiting room-based intervention about DUFB on program utilization and produce consumption...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109190/qtl-mapping-and-candidate-genes-for-resistance-to-fusarium-ear-rot-and-fumonisin-contamination-in-maize
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Valentina Maschietto, Cinzia Colombi, Raul Pirona, Giorgio Pea, Francesco Strozzi, Adriano Marocco, Laura Rossini, Alessandra Lanubile
BACKGROUND: Fusarium verticillioides is a common maize pathogen causing ear rot (FER) and contamination of the grains with the fumonisin B1 (FB1) mycotoxin. Resistance to FER and FB1 contamination are quantitative traits, affected by environmental conditions, and completely resistant maize genotypes to the pathogen are so far unknown. In order to uncover genomic regions associated to reduced FER and FB1 contamination and identify molecular markers for assisted selection, an F2:3 population of 188 progenies was developed crossing CO441 (resistant) and CO354 (susceptible) genotypes...
January 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109070/peste-des-petits-ruminants-risk-factors-and-space-time-clusters-in-mymensingh-bangladesh
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M S Rony, A K M A Rahman, M M Alam, N Dhand, M P Ward
Using a hospital-based case-control study design, our aim was to identify risk factors for-and space-time clusters of-Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Three hundred and eighty PPR cases diagnosed between January 2005 and December 2014 at the Bangladesh Agricultural University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (BAUVTH) were selected; three controls per case from BAUVTH were then selected (n = 1,048). From records, data extracted included information on date of report, location, age, breed, sex and body weight of goats...
January 21, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109018/gonad-histology-and-serum-11-kt-profile-during-the-annual-reproductive-cycle-in-sterlet-sturgeon-adult-males-acipenser-ruthenus
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A Golpour, C Broquard, S Milla, H Dadras, A R Baloch, T Saito, M Pšenička
The aim of this study was to assess monthly testicular development in the cultured breeding stock of sterlet, Acipenser ruthenus, using histological and serum sex steroid changes. Testicular development in the adult male was examined monthly and showed four distinct phases including resting, pre-spawning, spawning and post-spawning. Also, seasonal changes of the testes were described according to its variations in gonadosomatic index (GSI) during different phases of testicular development. Using histology, we identified continuous spermatogenesis and asynchronous gonad development pattern in the testes of male sterlet, which shows that regulation of annual gonadal cycle is influenced by season...
January 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109010/lack-of-effects-of-an-equine-chorionic-gonadotropin-ecg-administration-between-days-9-and-15-postpartum-on-reproductive-performance-in-a-holstein-dairy-herd
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M Freick, O Passarge, J Weber
Recently, it has been demonstrated that administration of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) in the postpartum period in dairy cows can enhance follicle growth, reduce the interval from calving to first ovulation and increase plasma estradiol concentrations, and, thus, could enhance reproductive performance in a dairy herd when administered on day 6 postpartum. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a single dose of eCG between days 9 and 15 postpartum on parameters of reproductive performance in dairy cows...
January 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108914/recent-approaches-to-estimate-associations-between-source-specific-air-pollution-and-health
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REVIEW
Jenna R Krall, Matthew J Strickland
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Estimating health effects associated with source-specific exposure is important for better understanding how pollution impacts health and for developing policies to better protect public health. Although epidemiologic studies of sources can be informative, these studies are challenging to conduct because source-specific exposures (e.g., particulate matter from vehicles) often are not directly observed and must be estimated. We reviewed recent studies that estimated associations between pollution sources and health to identify methodological developments designed to address important challenges...
January 20, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108868/morpho-molecular-characterization-of-soil-inhabitant-dermatophytes-from-ahvaz-southwest-of-iran-a-high-occurrence-of-microsporum-fulvum
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Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Abbas Jahangiri, Ali Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Sadegh Nouripour-Sisakht, Koichi Makimura
Occurrence and diversity of dermatophyte mycoflora in 298 soil samples from Ahvaz, Southwest of Iran was investigated by using the hair-baiting technique. The samples were collected during spring (n = 210) and autumn (n = 88) of 2015, and the fungal isolates were identified based on the macro- and micro-morphology of colonies and with further ITS-rDNA RFLP and sequencing. Totally, 60 soil samples (20.1%) were positive for dermatophyte growth whose pH varied from 7.0 to 7.9. The highest (26.6%) and the lowest (14...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108783/health-symptoms-in-relation-to-temperature-humidity-and-self-reported-perceptions-of-climate-in-new-york-city-residential-environments
#16
Ashlinn Quinn, Jeffrey Shaman
Little monitoring has been conducted of temperature and humidity inside homes despite the fact that these conditions may be relevant to health outcomes. Previous studies have observed associations between self-reported perceptions of the indoor environment and health. Here, we investigate associations between measured temperature and humidity, perceptions of indoor environmental conditions, and health symptoms in a sample of New York City apartments. We measured temperature and humidity in 40 New York City apartments during summer and winter seasons and collected survey data from the households' residents...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108182/marine-bacterioplankton-seasonal-succession-dynamics
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REVIEW
Carina Bunse, Jarone Pinhassi
Bacterioplankton (bacteria and archaea) are indispensable regulators of global element cycles owing to their unique ability to decompose and remineralize dissolved organic matter. These microorganisms in surface waters worldwide exhibit pronounced seasonal succession patterns, governed by physicochemical factors (e.g., light, climate, and nutrient loading) that are determined by latitude and distance to shore. Moreover, we emphasize that the effects of large-scale factors are modulated regionally, and over shorter timespans (days to weeks), by biological interactions including molecule exchanges, viral lysis, and grazing...
January 17, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108095/indoor-temperature-and-humidity-in-new-york-city-apartments-during-winter
#18
Ashlinn Quinn, Jeffrey Shaman
BACKGROUND: Concerns about indoor residential humidity have largely centered on dampness prevention. Overly dry air, however, may favor the survival of some viruses and hence respiratory infections. Many residents employ portable humidifiers to humidify their home environment, yet the effect of these humidifiers on indoor humidity is not known. METHODS: We monitored indoor temperature and humidity in 34 apartments in New York City during winter 2014-2015. We combined information from the monitors with surveyed information on building, household, and apartment-level factors and with information on household humidifier use...
January 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108015/seasonal-variation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-the-surface-sediments-of-the-southern-caspian-sea
#19
Mehrnaz Baniemam, Ali Mashinchian Moradi, Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari, Mohammad Reza Fatemi, Keivan Ejlali Khanghah
The concentrations of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined in sediments from the southern Caspian Sea in fall 2015 and winter 2016. The sum of 16 PAH (ΣPAH) concentrations varied from 17.3±3.05 to 926.7±157.37ngg(-1) dry weight and 14.3±0.58 to 85.8±4.41ngg(-1) dry weight in fall and winter, respectively. There was no significant correlation between PAH and total organic carbon contents (p>0.05). PAH source identification showed that the PAHs in the sediments originated from petroleum and petroleum combustion...
January 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107875/risk-factors-associated-with-the-different-categories-of-piglet-perinatal-mortality-in-french-farms
#20
F Pandolfi, S A Edwards, F Robert, I Kyriazakis
We aimed to identify mortality patterns and to establish risk factors associated with different categories of piglet perinatal mortality in French farms. At farm level, the analyses were performed on data from 146 farms that experienced perinatal mortality problems. At piglet level, the analyses were performed on data from 155 farms (7761 piglets). All data were collected over a period of 10 years (2004-14) by a consulting company, using a non-probability sampling at farm level and a random sampling at sow level...
February 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
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