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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912114/remediation-of-cr-vi-by-inorganic-organic-clay
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Suramya I Rathnayake, Wayde N Martens, Yunfei Xi, Ray L Frost, Godwin A Ayoko
Application of inorganic-organic clays (IOCs) for the remediation of hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) and the effect of bisphenol-A (BPA) were investigated. IOCs were better adsorbents for the removal of Cr (VI) than organoclay. Solution pH significantly affected the surface charge of IOCs and speciation of Cr in the solution; hence, the adsorption of Cr onto IOCs. Pseudo-second order model and Langmuir model were the best fit for the kinetics and equilibrium data, indicating chemisorption and formation of monolayer on homogenous adsorption sites, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909925/phosphate-fertilizer-affected-rhizospheric-soils-speciation-of-cadmium-and-phytoremediation-by-chlorophytum-comosum
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Youbao Wang, Chengfeng Zhu, Hongfei Yang, Xiaowei Zhang
Experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of phosphate fertilization on chemical speciation of cadmium (Cd) in the rhizospheric soil of Chlorophytum comosum, a potential cadmium hyperaccumulator. The results revealed that when 200 mg kg(-1) phosphate was applied into the soil, the Cd contents in the exchangeable fraction (EXC), carbonate-binding fraction (CA), and Fe-Mn oxides-binding fraction (Fe-Mn) were the highest, and the Cd content in the residual fraction (RES) was the lowest. Phosphate fertilization could enhance Cd conversion from RES into CA and weak RES, thereby improving the bioavailability of Cd and enhancing Cd enrichment and adsorption by C...
December 1, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909425/thermodynamic-and-kinetic-response-of-microbial-reactions-to-high-co2
#3
Qusheng Jin, Matthew F Kirk
Geological carbon sequestration captures CO2 from industrial sources and stores the CO2 in subsurface reservoirs, a viable strategy for mitigating global climate change. In assessing the environmental impact of the strategy, a key question is how microbial reactions respond to the elevated CO2 concentration. This study uses biogeochemical modeling to explore the influence of CO2 on the thermodynamics and kinetics of common microbial reactions in subsurface environments, including syntrophic oxidation, iron reduction, sulfate reduction, and methanogenesis...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908626/intercropped-pteris-vittata-l-and-morus-alba-l-presents-a-safe-utilization-mode-for-arsenic-contaminated-soil
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Xiaoming Wan, Mei Lei, Tongbin Chen, Junxing Yang
Intercropping technology provides income for owners of contaminated soil without increasing environmental risk. Therefore, intercropping of arsenic (As) hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata L. with economic crops is now widely utilized in slightly or moderately As-contaminated farmlands. However, the mechanisms for As mobilization and absorption within the intercropping system are still unclear. To clarify As mobilization and absorption within an intercropping system, portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and sequential extraction were utilized to detect the spatial distribution and speciation of As in an intercropped system of P...
November 28, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906993/ancient-mitochondrial-capture-as-factor-promoting-mitonuclear-discordance-in-freshwater-fishes-a-case-study-in-the-genus-squalius-actinopterygii-cyprinidae-in-greece
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Silvia Perea, Jasna Vukić, Radek Šanda, Ignacio Doadrio
Hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting are common confounding factors in phylogeny and speciation resulting in mitonuclear disparity. Mitochondrial introgression, a particular case of hybridization, may, in extreme cases, lead to replacement of the mitochondrial genome of one species with that of another (mitochondrial capture). We investigated mitochondrial introgression involving two species of the cyprinid genus Squalius in the western Peloponnese region of Greece using molecular and morphological data...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904954/the-mathematics-of-xenology-di-cographs-symbolic-ultrametrics-2-structures-and-tree-representable-systems-of-binary-relations
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Marc Hellmuth, Peter F Stadler, Nicolas Wieseke
The concepts of orthology, paralogy, and xenology play a key role in molecular evolution. Orthology and paralogy distinguish whether a pair of genes originated by speciation or duplication. The corresponding binary relations on a set of genes form complementary cographs. Allowing more than two types of ancestral event types leads to symmetric symbolic ultrametrics. Horizontal gene transfer, which leads to xenologous gene pairs, however, is inherent asymmetric since one offspring copy "jumps" into another genome, while the other continues to be inherited vertically...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903777/repeated-evolution-of-viviparity-in-phrynosomatid-lizards-constrained-interspecific-diversification-in-some-life-history-traits
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J Jaime Zúñiga-Vega, Jesualdo A Fuentes-G, Alison G Ossip-Drahos, Emília P Martins
In vertebrates, viviparity has evolved independently multiple times, apparently increasing morphological diversification and speciation rates as a consequence. We tested whether the evolution of viviparity has also increased diversification of life-history traits by estimating evolutionary rates of lizards from the North American family Phrynosomatidae. Using modern phylogenetic comparative methods, we compared these rates between oviparous and viviparous species, and found no support for this hypothesis. Instead, we found higher evolutionary rates for oviparous species in some life-history traits...
November 2016: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903261/discrete-phenotypes-are-not-underpinned-by-genome-wide-genetic-differentiation-in-the-squat-lobster-munida-gregaria-crustacea-decapoda-munididae-a-multi-marker-study-covering-the-patagonian-shelf
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Chen Wang, Shobhit Agrawal, Jürgen Laudien, Vreni Häussermann, Christoph Held
BACKGROUND: DNA barcoding has demonstrated that many discrete phenotypes are in fact genetically distinct (pseudo)cryptic species. Genetically identical, isogenic individuals, however, can also express similarly different phenotypes in response to a trigger condition, e.g. in the environment. This alternative explanation to cryptic speciation often remains untested because it requires considerable effort to reject the hypothesis that the observed underlying genetic homogeneity of the different phenotypes may be trivially caused by too slowly evolving molecular markers...
December 1, 2016: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902885/recent-advances-and-applications-of-gas-chromatography-vacuum-ultraviolet-spectroscopy
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REVIEW
Inês C Santos, Kevin A Schug
The vacuum ultraviolet spectrophotometer was developed recently as an alternative to existing gas chromatography detectors. This detector measures the absorption of gas-phase chemical species in the range of 120-240 nm, where all chemical compounds present unique absorption spectra. Therefore, qualitative analysis can be performed and quantification follows standard Beer-Lambert law principles. Different fields of application, such as petrochemical, food, and environmental analysis have been explored. Commonly demonstrated is the capability for facile deconvolution of co-eluting analytes...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901265/evolution-of-reproductive-isolation-in-stickleback-fish
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Alycia C R Lackey, Janette W Boughman
To understand how new species form and what causes their collapse, we examined how reproductive isolation evolves during the speciation process, considering species pairs with little to extensive divergence, including a recently collapsed pair. We estimated many reproductive barriers in each of five sets of stickleback fish species pairs using our own data and decades of previous work. We found that the types of barriers important early in the speciation process differ from those important late. Two premating barriers-habitat and sexual isolation-evolve early in divergence and remain two of the strongest barriers throughout speciation...
November 7, 2016: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898799/effects-of-dolomitic-limestone-application-on-zinc-speciation-in-boreal-forest-smelter-contaminated-soils
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Jordan G Hamilton, Richard E Farrell, Ning Chen, Joel Reid, Renfei Feng, Derek Peak
Anthropogenic activities at the HudBay Minerals, Inc., Flin Flon (Manitoba, Canada) mining and processing facility have severely affected the surrounding boreal forest ecosystem. Soil contamination occurred via a combination of metal and sulfuric acid deposition and has resulted in forest dieback and ineffective natural recovery. A community-led effort to revegetate areas of the landscape through the application of a dolomitic limestone has been met with varied success. Zinc (Zn) speciation has shown to be closely linked to the presence or absence of an invasive metal-tolerant grass species, with soils being broadly classed into two revegetation response groups...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898777/synchrotron-based-x-ray-spectroscopy-studies-for-redox-based-remediation-of-lead-zinc-and-cadmium-in-mine-waste-materials
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Ranju R Karna, Ganga M Hettiarachchi, Matthew Newville, ChengJun Sun, Qing Ma
Several studies have examined the effect of submergence on the mobility of metals present in mine waste materials. This study examines the effect of organic carbon (OC) and sulfur (S) additions and submergence time on redox-induced biogeochemical transformations of lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and cadmium (Cd) present in mine waste materials collected from the Tri-State mining district located in southeastern Kansas, southwestern Missouri, and northeastern Oklahoma. A completely randomized design, with a two-way treatment structure, was used for conducting a series of column experiments...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898325/determination-of-acid-dissociation-constants-pka-of-cephalosporin-antibiotics-computational-and-experimental-approaches
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Alyson R Ribeiro, Torsten C Schmidt
Cefapirin (CEPA) and ceftiofur (CEF) are two examples of widely used veterinarian cephalosporins presenting multiple ionization centers. However, the acid dissociation constants (pKa) of CEF are missing and experimental data about CEPA are rare. The same is true for many cephalosporins, where available data are either incomplete or even wrong. Environmentally relevant biotic and abiotic processes depend primordially on the antibiotic pH-dependent speciation. Consequently, this physicochemical parameter should be reliable, including the correct ionization center identification...
November 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896737/construction-of-functional-gene-networks-using-phylogenetic-profiles
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Junha Shin, Insuk Lee
Functional constraints between genes display similar patterns of gain or loss during speciation. Similar phylogenetic profiles, therefore, can be an indication of a functional association between genes. The phylogenetic profiling method has been applied successfully to the reconstruction of gene pathways and the inference of unknown gene functions. This method requires only sequence data to generate phylogenetic profiles. This method therefore has the potential to take advantage of the recent explosion in available sequence data to reveal a significant number of functional associations between genes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894994/a-new-genus-of-anostomidae-ostariophysi-characiformes-diversity-phylogeny-and-biogeography-based-on-cytogenetic-molecular-and-morphological-data
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Jorge L Ramirez, José L O Birindelli, Pedro M Galetti
A new genus of Anostomidae (Characiformes) is described to include ten valid extant species previously classified in Leporinus or Hypomasticus and distributed throughout most major river basins in South America: L. brinco, L. conirostris, L. elongatus, H. garmani, L. macrocephalus, L. muyscorum, L. obtusidens, L. piavussu, L. reinhardti, and L. trifasciatus. The monophyly of Megaleporinus is well-supported in a phylogenetic analysis based on two mitochondrial and three nuclear genes, as well as its sister group relationship to Abramites...
November 25, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891216/evolution-of-the-elaborate-male-intromittent-organ-of-xiphophorus-fishes
#16
Julia C Jones, Carmelo Fruciano, Anja Keller, Manfred Schartl, Axel Meyer
Internally fertilizing animals show a remarkable diversity in male genital morphology that is associated with sexual selection, and these traits are thought to be evolving particularly rapidly. Male fish in some internally fertilizing species have "gonopodia," highly modified anal fins that are putatively important for sexual selection. However, our understanding of the evolution of genital diversity remains incomplete. Contrary to the prediction that male genital traits evolve more rapidly than other traits, here we show that gonopodial traits and other nongonopodial traits exhibit similar evolutionary rates of trait change and also follow similar evolutionary models in an iconic genus of poeciliid fish (Xiphophorus spp...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890608/speciation-faunal-affinities-and-geographical-dispersal-of-black-flies-diptera-simuliidae-in-the-oriental-region
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REVIEW
Hiroyuki Takaoka
The simuliid fauna of the Oriental Region is reviewed in comparison with those in five other zoogeographical regions. It is relatively young, represented by only one genus Simulium, which is regarded as the most specialized among 26 genera of the family Simuliidae. The Oriental Region has the second largest simuliid fauna with 524 species or 23.8% of the world total of 2,204 extant species. This species richness is associated with a high speciation index (15.4), reflected especially by the high speciation rates of two dominant subgenera Gomphostilbia and Simulium although the number of lineages in the Oriental Region is moderate (34 or 20...
November 24, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890091/lactarius-subgenus-russularia-basidiomycota-russulales-novel-asian-species-worldwide-phylogeny-and-evolutionary-relationships
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Komsit Wisitrassameewong, Brian P Looney, Huyen T Le, Eske De Crop, Kanad Das, Kobeke Van de Putte, Ursula Eberhardt, Guo Jiayu, Dirk Stubbe, Kevin D Hyde, Annemieke Verbeken, Jorinde Nuytinck
Lactarius subg. Russularia is a large group of milkcaps occurring almost worldwide and dominant in many ecosystems. In this study we focus on new diversity, evolutionary relationships, divergence time, and origin of the subgenus. Six conifer symbionts are described as new to science: Lactarius atrii, L. aurantionitidus, L. dombangensis, L. flavigalactus, L. lachungensis, and L. sikkimensis. Species delimitation is assessed based on the concordance between morphological characteristics and an ITS phylogeny. Infrageneric relationships were studied using a phylogeny constructed from concatenated ITS-rpb2 data using Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian inference...
December 2016: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889806/a-comparative-assessment-of-arsenic-risks-and-the-nutritional-benefits-of-fish-consumption-in-kuwait-arsenic-versus-omega-3-fatty-acids
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Adnan Husain, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Hing Man Chan, Brian Laird, Hanan Al-Amiri, Basma Dashti, Anwar Sultan, Amani Al-Othman, Bedraya Mandekar
Inorganic and organic forms of arsenic (As), as well as omega-3 fatty acids were measured in 578 fish/seafood samples that belong to 15 species of commonly consumed seafood in Kuwait. Arsenic speciation data, with the toxicological profile of inorganic arsenic (iAs) and fish consumption rates were applied in a probabilistic risk assessment to estimate the risk from exposure to iAs. The nutritional benefits of omega-3-fatty acid levels in various species of fish were taken into consideration. Results showed that the mean daily intake of iAs through fish consumption among the Kuwaiti population was 0...
November 26, 2016: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887814/effect-of-bromide-on-the-transformation-and-genotoxicity-of-octyl-dimethyl-p-aminobenzoic-acid-during-chlorination
#20
Qiwan Chai, Shujuan Zhang, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F Xie
Octyl-dimethyl-p-aminobenzoic acid (ODPABA), one of the most commonly used organic UV filters, can undergo considerable transformation in water when entering into the disinfection process. The impacts of bromide on degradation kinetics, formation and speciation of transformation products, regulated disinfection by-products (DBPs) as well as genotoxicity changes during ODPABA chlorination were investigated in this study. Results indicated that the reaction of ODPABA with chlorine followed pseudo-first-order and second-order kinetics...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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