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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334036/short-term-storage-of-the-oocytes-affects-the-ploidy-status-in-the-yellowtail-tetra-astyanax-altiparanae
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Matheus Pereira Dos Santos, Nivaldo Ferreira do Nascimento, George Shigueki Yasui, Nycolas Levy Pereira, Takafumi Fujimoto, José Augusto Senhorini, Laura Satiko Okada Nakaghi
In fish, many factors can affect reproduction during in vitro fertilization, therefore determination of the factors that affect affecting gamete quality is needed. However, few studies have focused on gamete quality and the ploidy status. This study was conducted to elucidate whether oocyte storage can affect ploidy status, survival, and embryo viability in the characid species Astyanax altiparanae. Oocytes were stored in Dulbecco's phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) at 26°C, then aliquots were fertilized immediately after extrusion (control) and also after 60, 120, 180, and 240 min of storage...
January 15, 2018: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333560/a-design-of-experiment-approach-for-efficient-multi-parametric-drug-testing-using-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model
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M C Letizia, M Cornaglia, G Tranchida, R Trouillon, M A M Gijs
When studying the drug effectiveness towards a target model, one should distinguish the effects of the drug itself and of all the other factors that could influence the screening outcome. This comprehensive knowledge is crucial, especially when model organisms are used to study the drug effect at a systemic level, as a higher number of factors can influence the drug-testing outcome. Covering the entire experimental domain and studying the effect of the simultaneous change in several factors would require numerous experiments, which are costly and time-consuming...
January 15, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332385/a-highly-sensitive-ratiometric-self-assembled-micellar-nanoprobe-for-nitroxyl-and-its-application-in-vivo
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Feiyi Wang, Shaohua Yuan, Guichun Yang, CuiFen Lu, Junqi Nie, Zuxing Chen, Jun Ren, Yuan Qiu, Qi Sun, Chunchang Zhao, Wei-Hong Zhu
Nitroxyl (HNO) is a derivative of nitric oxide (NO) which plays an essential role in various biological and pharmacological events. Until now, the in situ trapping and specific detection of HNO in living samples is still challenging. In this project, we fabricated a novel BODIPY-based micellar nanoprobe for monitoring nitroxyl in vitro and in vivo in ratiometric mode in aqueous solution. The probe (P-BODIPY-N) contains an asymmetrical BODIPY dye for fluorescent signaling, and a diphenylphosphinobenzoyl as the trigger moiety, then we encapsulated P-BODIPY-N into the hydrophobic interior of an amphiphilic copolymer (mPEG-DSPE) and prepared a novel BODIPY-based micellar nanoprobe: NP-BODIPY-N...
January 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331498/identification-of-neural-transcription-factors-required-for-the-differentiation-of-three-neuronal-subtypes-in-the-sea-urchin-embryo
#4
Leslie A Slota, David R McClay
Correct patterning of the nervous system is essential for an organism's survival and complex behavior. Embryologists have used the sea urchin as a model for decades, but our understanding of sea urchin nervous system patterning is incomplete. Previous histochemical studies identified multiple neurotransmitters in the pluteus larvae of several sea urchin species. However, little is known about how, where and when neural subtypes are differentially specified during development. Here, we examine the molecular mechanisms of neuronal subtype specification in 3 distinct neural subtypes in the Lytechinus variegatus larva...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330801/hypoxic-treatment-of-zebrafish-embryos-and-larvae
#5
Hiroyasu Kamei, Cunming Duan
Zebrafish has emerged as an informative animal model to study the biological impact and molecular mechanisms of hypoxia. Here we describe a simple method to induce hypoxia in zebrafish embryos and larvae. This protocol is easy and reproducible and does not require expensive equipment or specialized devices. It can be adapted in large, medium, and small scales. This protocol is also well-suited for experiments requiring chemical drug treatment and can be applied to other fish and amphibian species.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330503/effects-of-larvae-density-and-food-concentration-on-crown-of-thorns-seastar-acanthaster-cf-solaris-development-in-an-automated-flow-through-system
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S Uthicke, M Liddy, F Patel, M Logan, C Johansson, M Lamare
Coral-eating Crown-of-Thorns Sea stars (Acanthaster spp.) are major contributors to coral reef loss in the Indo-Pacific region. A release from food limitation of their planktotrophic larvae through enhanced pelagic productivity is one of the main hypothesis explaining population outbreaks ('nutrient limitation hypothesis'). To improve the understanding of these outbreaks we developed an automated flow- through larvae rearing system that maintained food (microalgae) at set levels over the course of four 15d experiments...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330280/cutaneous-larva-migrans-with-pulmonary-involvement
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Douglas Maslin, Marc Wallace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330026/sound-shock-response-in-larval-zebrafish-a-convenient-and-high-throughput-assessment-of-auditory-function
#8
Xiuyun Liu, Jia Lin, Yinglan Zhang, Ning Guo, Qiang Li
Given that hearing ability can be challenged in diverse ways, it is necessary to develop an easily conducted, high-throughput method for assessing potential auditory risks. Measuring the acoustic startle response (ASR) has become a critical behavioral method in hearing research using zebrafish (Danio rerio). In this study, changes in the activity of zebrafish larvae (10 days post fertilization (dpf)) due to exposure to a sudden easily-generated broad-band noise were automatically and objectively recorded and analyzed without building sophisticated equipments...
January 9, 2018: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329626/applicability-of-flotac%C3%A2-technique-in-recovering-equine-strongyle-larvae-in-the-pasture-a-comparison-study
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Ingrid Carla do Nascimento Ramos, Rafael Antonio do Nascimento Ramos, Victor Fernando de Santana Lima, Alessio Giannelli, Irma Yaneth Torres López, Leucio Câmara Alves
The FLOTAC® technique represents a highly sensitive method for the isolation of oocysts, eggs, and larvae of parasites in faeces. This assay could be used for detecting free-living stages of nematodes in the pasture but no attempt has been assessed so far. Therefore, the performance of FLOTAC® technique for isolating infective larvae of nematodes in the environment was investigated and compared with the spontaneous sedimentation (SST) and centrifugal sedimentation (CST) techniques. The study was conducted in a horse farm located in northeastern Brazil, where the occurrence of strongyle larvae had been previously reported...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329399/yield-losses-in-transgenic-cry1ab-and-non-bt-corn-as-assessed-using-a-crop-life-table-approach
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Gerson A Silva, Marcelo C Picanço, Lino R Ferreira, Dalton O Ferreira, Elizeu S Farias, Thadeu C Souza, Nilson Rodrigues-Silva, Eliseu José G Pereira
In this study, we constructed crop life tables for Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt) Cry1Ab and non-Bt corn hybrids, in which yield-loss factors and abundance of predaceous arthropods were recorded during 2 yr at two locations. Corn kernel/grain was the yield component that had the heaviest losses and that determined the overall yield loss in the corn hybrids across years and locations. Yield losses in both corn hybrids were primarily caused by kernel-destroying insects. Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) and Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) were the key loss factors at one location, while at the other, the key loss factor was the silk fly larvae, Euxesta spp...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329394/analysis-of-the%C3%A2-aedes-albopictus%C3%A2-c6-36-genome-provides-insight-into-cell-line-utility-for-viral-propagation
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Jason R Miller, Sergey Koren, Kari A Dilley, Vinita Puri, David M Brown, Derek M Harkins, Françoise Thibaud-Nissen, Benjamin Rosen, Xiao-Guang Chen, Zhijian Tu, Igor V Sharakhov, Maria V Sharakhova, Robert Sebra, Timothy B Stockwell, Nicholas H Bergman, Granger G Sutton, Adam M Phillippy, Peter M Piermarini, Reed S Shabman
Background: The 50-year old Aedes albopictus C6/36 cell line is a resource for the detection, amplification, and analysis of mosquito-borne viruses including Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The cell line is derived from an unknown number of larvae from an unspecified strain of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Toward improved utility of the cell line for research in virus transmission, we present an annotated assembly of the C6/36 genome. Results: The C6/36 genome assembly has the largest contig N50 (3...
January 10, 2018: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329292/transcriptome-profiling-with-focus-on-potential-key-genes-for-wing-development-and-evolution-in-megaloprepus-caerulatus-the-damselfly-species-with-the-world-s-largest-wings
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Wiebke Feindt, Sara J Oppenheim, Robert DeSalle, Paul Z Goldstein, Heike Hadrys
The evolution, development and coloration of insect wings remains a puzzling subject in evolutionary research. In basal flying insects such as Odonata, genomic research regarding bauplan evolution is still rare. Here we focus on the world's largest odonate species-the "forest giant" Megaloprepus caerulatus, to explore its potential for looking deeper into the development and evolution of wings. A recently discovered cryptic species complex in this genus previously considered monotypic is characterized by morphological differences in wing shape and color patterns...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329217/prey-acceptability-and-preference-of-oenopia-conglobata-coleoptera-coccinellidae-a-candidate-for-biological-control-in-urban-green-areas
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Belén Lumbierres, Filipe Madeira, Xavier Pons
Oenopia conglobata is one of the most common ladybird species in urban green areas of the Mediterranean region. We have obtained data about its prey acceptability and prey preferences. In a laboratory experiment, we investigated the acceptability of seven aphid and one psyllid species as prey for this coccinellid: the aphids Chaitophorus populeti, Aphis gossypii, Aphis craccivoraMonelliopsis caryae, Eucallipterus tiliae, Aphis nerii (on white poplar, pomegranate, false acacia, black walnut, lime, and oleander, respectively), and the psyllid Acizziajamatonica on Persian silk tree...
January 12, 2018: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327416/comparative-proteomics-studies-of-insect-cuticle-by-tandem-mass-spectrometry-application-of-a-novel-proteomics-approach-to-the-pea-aphid-cuticular-proteins
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Masson Victor, Arafah Karim, Voisin Sébastien, Bulet Philippe
The exoskeleton of arthropods, called cuticle, is a biological composite material consisting principally of N-acetylglucosamine polymer embedded in cuticular proteins (CPs). The CPs have been studied and characterized by mass spectrometry in several cuticular structures and in many arthropods. Such analyses were usually carried out by protein extraction using SDS detergent followed by electrophoresis, allowing detection and identification of a large number of CPs. To build a repertoire of cuticular structures from Bombyx mori, Apis mellifera and Anopheles gambiae we avoided the use of SDS and electrophoresis...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327202/transient-disruption-of-adenosine-signaling-during-embryogenesis-triggers-a-pro-epileptic-phenotype-in-adult-zebrafish
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Fabiano Peres Menezes, Felipe Machado Torresini, Laura Roesler Nery, Rosane Souza da Silva
Adenosinergic signaling has important effects on brain function, anatomy, and physiology in both late and early stages of development. Exposure to caffeine, a non-specific blocker of adenosine receptor, has been indicated as a developmental risk factor. Disruption of adenosinergic signaling during early stages of development can change the normal neural network formation and possibly lead to an increase in susceptibility to seizures. In this work, morpholinos (MO) temporarily blocked the translation of adenosine receptor transcripts, adora1, adora2aa, and adora2ab, during the embryonic phase of zebrafish...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326202/genome-sequence-of-galleria-mellonella-greater-wax-moth
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Anna Lange, Sina Beier, Daniel H Huson, Raphael Parusel, Franz Iglauer, Julia-Stefanie Frick
The larvae of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella, are pests of active beehives. In infection biology, these larvae are playing a more and more attractive role as an invertebrate host model. Here, we report on the first genome sequence of Galleria mellonella.
January 11, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326200/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-bacteriophage-pvco-5-that-infects-vibrio-coralliilyticus-which-causes-bacillary-necrosis-in-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-larvae
#17
Hyoun Joong Kim, Jin Woo Jun, Sib Sankar Giri, Cheng Chi, Saekil Yun, Sang Guen Kim, Sang Wha Kim, Jeong Woo Kang, Se Jin Han, Se Chang Park
We report here the complete genome sequence of the Vibrio coralliilyticus-specific phage pVco-5, a double-stranded DNA virus isolated from an oyster hatchery tank. Vibrio coralliilyticus causes bacillary necrosis in marine bivalve larvae; hence, phage pVco-5 could be used to prevent V. coralliilyticus infections in these larvae.
January 11, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326114/biomechanics-of-swimming-in-developing-larval-fish
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REVIEW
Cees J Voesenek, Florian T Muijres, Johan L van Leeuwen
Most larvae of bony fish are able to swim almost immediately after hatching. Their locomotory system supports several vital functions: fish larvae make fast manoeuvres to escape from predators, aim accurately during suction feeding and may migrate towards suitable future habitats. Owing to their small size and low swimming speed, larval fish operate in the intermediate hydrodynamic regime, which connects the viscous and inertial flow regimes. They experience relatively strong viscous effects at low swimming speeds, and relatively strong inertial effects at their highest speeds...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325692/ontogenetic-and-temperature-dependent-changes-in-tolerance-to-hypoxia-and-hydrogen-sulfide-during-the-early-life-stages-of-the-manila-clam-ruditapes-philippinarum
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Keita Kodama, Mitsuyasu Waku, Ryota Sone, Dai Miyawaki, Toshiro Ishida, Tetsuji Akatsuka, Toshihiro Horiguchi
Wind-induced upwelling of hypoxic waters containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) sometimes causes mass mortalities of aquatic organisms inhabiting coastal areas, including the hypoxia-tolerant Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum. We examined the tolerance of Manila clam to H2S under controlled laboratory conditions. Larvae and juveniles obtained by artificial fertilization or from a wild population were exposed to normoxic or to hypoxic water with or without un-ionized H2S (concentrations, 0.2-52.2 mg/L). Twenty-four-hour exposure experiments revealed ontogenetic changes in the clam's tolerance to H2S exposure: tolerance was enhanced from the larval stages to juveniles just after settlement but was attenuated as juveniles grew...
January 2, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325101/fauna-ecological-characteristics-and-checklist-of-the-mosquitoes-in-mazandaran-province-northern-iran
#20
Seyed Hassan Nikookar, Mahmoud Fazeli-Dinan, Shahyad Azari-Hamidian, Seyed Nouraddin Mousavi Nasab, Mohsen Aarabi, Seyyed Payman Ziapour, Ahmadali Enayati, Janet Hemingway
Mosquitoes are important vectors of human and animal diseases. This study updates current knowledge on fauna, dominance, and distribution of mosquitoes in Mazandaran Province, Northern Iran, to inform disease control effort. Larval collections, using standard dippers or droppers, and adult collections, using total catches, shelter pits, CDC light traps, and human landing catches, were performed monthly in 30 villages across 16 counties, from May to December 2014. Ovitraps, baited with hay infusion as oviposition attractants or stimulants for Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquitoes, were installed in each village and inspected weekly for eggs...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Entomology
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