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Lophozonia tree cavities used for nesting by Slender-billed Parakeets (Enicognathus leptorhynchus) in the central valley of southern Chile: a potentially vanishing keystone resource

Description: This article describes and quantifies characteristics of southern beech (Lophoonia obliqua) trees and their associated cavities used for nesting by Slender-billed Parakeets in the central valley of southern Chile.
Date: February 6, 2017
Creator: White Jr., Thomas H. & Jiménez, Jaime E.

Solution thermodynamics and preferential solvation of sulfamethazine in (methanol + water) mixtures

Description: This article discusses the determination of the solubility of sulfamethazine (SMT) in {methanol (1) + water (2)} co-solvent mixtures at five different temperatures from 293.15 K to 313.15 K. The Jouyban-Acree model was used to correlate/predict the solubility values.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Delgado, Daniel R.; Almanza, Ovidio A.; Martínez, Fleming; Peña, María Á.; Jouyban, Abolghasem & Acree, William E. (William Eugene)

A novel statistical method for rare-variant association studies in general pedigrees

Description: In this paper, the authors discuss a novel statistical method for rare-variant association studies in general pedigrees for quantitative traits. This method uses a retrospective view that treats the traits as fixed and the genotypes as random, which accounts for complex and undefined ascertainment of families.
Date: October 18, 2016
Creator: Zhu, Huanhuan; Wang, Zhenchuan; Wang, Xuexia & Sha, Qiuying

ROS Are Good

Description: This opinion article focuses on the possibility that ROS are beneficial to plants, supporting cellular proliferation, physiological function, and viability, and that maintaining a basal level of ROS in cells is essential for life.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Mittler, Ron

Sturm bounds for Siegel modular forms

Description: This article establishes Sturm bounds for degree g Siegel modular forms modulo a prime p, which are vital for explicit computations. This includes an inductive proof that exploits Fourier-Jacobi expansions of Siegel modular forms and properties of specializations of Jacobi forms to torsion points.
Date: February 2, 2015
Creator: Richter, Olav K. & Westerholt-Raum, Martin

Stochastics and thermodynamics for equilibrium measures of holomorphic endomorphisms on complex projective spaces

Description: This article proves that the dynamical system (f,μφ) enjoys exponential decay of correlations of Hölder continuous observables as well as the Central Limit Theorem and the Law of Iterated Logarithm for the class of these variables that, in addition, satisfy a natural co-boundary condition. This article also shows that the topological pressure function t ↦ P(tφ) is real-analytic throughout the open set of all parameters t for which the potentials tφ have pressure gaps.
Date: February 14, 2014
Creator: Szostakiewicz, Michał; Urbański, Mariusz & Zdunik, Anna

More comprehensive forensic genetic marker analyses for accurate human remains identification using massively parallel DNA sequencing

Description: This paper uses massively parallel sequencing (MPS) to characterize 140-year-old human skeletal remains discovered at a historical site in Deadwood, South Dakota, United States.
Date: October 17, 2016
Creator: Ambers, Angie D.; Churchill, Jennifer D.; King, Jonathan L.; Stoljarova, Monika; Gill-King, Harrell; Assidi, Mourad et al.

Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. in Ticks Removed from Persons, Texas, USA

Description: This article analyzes the frequency and identity of pathogens and bacterial agents in ticks removed from humans and subsequently submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Program, from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2008.
Date: March 10, 2010
Creator: Williamson, Phillip C.; Billingsley, Peggy M.; Teltow, Glenna J.; Seals, Janel P.; Turnbough, Meredith A. & Atkinson, Samuel F.

A Three-Dimensional Functional Assessment of Heart and Vessel Development int he Larva of the Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Description: This article describes the use of a three-dimensional integration of the early zebrafish heart and vessels to greatly reduce measurement error of stroke volume and cardiac output and to determine the cross-sectional growth of major vessels in the developing zebrafish larvae.
Date: November 7, 2005
Creator: Bagatto, Brian & Burggren, Warren W.

The deepest X-ray view of high-redshift galaxies: constraints on low-rate black hole accretion

Description: This article exploits the 7 Ms Chandra observations in the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S), the deepest X-ray survey to date, coupled with CANDELS/GOODS-S data, to measure the total X-ray emission arising from 2076 galaxies at 3.5 ≤ z ≤ 6.5.
Date: August 5, 2016
Creator: Vito, F.; Gilli, Roberto; Vignali, Christian; Brandt, William Nielsen; Comastri, Andrea; Yang, G. et al.

Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates

Description: This article describes the use of three members of the human NEET protein family (CISD1, mitoNEET; CISD2, NAF-1 or Miner 1; and CISD3, Miner2) as guides to conduct a phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins and their evolution.
Date: February 16, 2017
Creator: Inupakutika, Madhuri A.; Sengupta, Soham; Nechushtai, Rachel; Jennings, Patricia A.; Onuchic, José N.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.

Effects of light on the resistivity of chemical vapor deposited graphene films

Description: This article reports that the resistance of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown graphene film transferred onto an SiO₂ substrate increases to higher saturation values upon exposure to light of decreasing wavelength from the visible to ultraviolet.
Date: October 24, 2016
Creator: Mo, Yudong; Pérez, José M.; Ye, Zhou; Zhao, Lei; Yang, Shizhong; Tan, Liuxi et al.

A Dual-Modality System for Both Multi-Color Ultrasound-Switchable Fluorescence and Ultrasound Imaging

Description: This article discusses the development of a dual-modality imaging system by combining recently developed ultrasound-switchable fluorescence (USF) imaging technology with the conventional ultrasound (US) B-mode imaging.
Date: February 4, 2017
Creator: Kandukuri, Jayanth; Yu, Shuai; Cheng, Bingbing; Bandi, Venugopal; D'Souza, Francis; Nguyen, Kytai T. et al.

Reactive oxygen species, abiotic stress and stress combination

Description: This article reviews recent studies on the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in abiotic stress in plants, and propose that different abiotic stresses, such as drought, heat, salinity and high light, result in different ROS signatures that determine the specificity of the acclimation response and help tailor it to the exact stress the plant encounters.
Date: August 4, 2016
Creator: Choudhury, Feroza K.; Rivero, Rosa M. & Blumwald, Eduardo