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The impact of multifactorial stress combination on plant growth and survival

Description: Article studying seedlings of wild-type and different mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana plants subjected to a multifactorial stress combination of six different stresses, each applied at a low level, and their survival, physiological and molecular responses. Findings reveal that further polluting our environment could result in higher complexities of multifactorial stress combinations that in turn could drive a critical decline in plant growth and survival.
Date: January 26, 2021
Creator: Zandalinas, Sandra I.; Sengupta, Soham; Fritschi, Felix B.; Azad, Rajeev K.; Nechushtai, Rachel & Mittler, Ron
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Production of tocotrienols in seeds of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) enhances oxidative stability and offers nutraceutical potential

Description: This article generates transgenic cotton lines expressing the barley (Hordeum vulgare) homogentisate geranylgeranyl transferase coding sequence under the control of the Brassica napus seed-specific promoter, napin. Findings may provide new opportunities for cottonseed co-products with enhanced vitamin E profile for improved shelf life and nutrition.
Date: January 25, 2021
Creator: Salimath, Shanmukh S.; Romsdahl, Trevor B.; Konda, Anji Reddy; Zhang, Wei; Cahoon, Edgar B.; Dowd, Michael K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science

Elicitation of names of insects

Description: Recording of an elicitation of words for insects, etc. The native speaker consultant, Aurangzeb, provides the English prompt while both Aurangzeb and Mohammad Suleman provide the Mankiyali singular and plural forms. Muhammad Suleman is a male teacher who is 36 years old at the time of recording.
Date: January 17, 2021
Duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Aurangzeb
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Co-introduction of precipitate hardening and TRIP in a TWIP high-entropy alloy using friction stir alloying

Description: Article exploring friction stir alloying (FSA) to tune the microstructure and a composition of a TWIP high-entropy alloy by adding Ti, and thus activating site-specific deformation mechanisms that occur concomitantly in a single alloy. This approach presents a novel microstructural architecture to design alloys, an approach that combines and optimizes local compositions such that multiple deformation mechanisms can be activated to enhance engineering properties.
Date: January 15, 2021
Creator: Wang, Tianhao; Shukla, Shivakant; Gwalani, Bharat; Sinha, S.; Thapliyal, Saket; Frank, Michael et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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NSFDEB-NERC: Collaborative Research: Wildlife corridors: do they work and who benefits?

Description: Research on the impact of wildlife corridors using genetics as the measure of effectiveness. The study will use 20 independent landscapes to quantify how corridor traits affect gene flow, and will use non-flying mammals as focal species because they are strongly affected by fragmentation. The research team hypothesizes (1) a strong non-linear decline in success (gene flow) with corridor length, reflecting the skewed distribution of dispersal distances within species; (2) success will drop steeply as corridor width falls below a threshold, with the threshold determined by species traits; and (3) species that are bigger, are habitat specialists, or have greater dispersal abilities (relative to brain size or reproductive rate) will benefit more from corridors. Testing these hypotheses will allow generalization to a wide range of mammal species not included in this project. We will use highly flexible Random Forest models to answer the overarching question: What landscape traits (e.g., corridor width, degree of human disturbance) and species traits (mobility, affinity to particular land cover types) are associated with effective corridors?
Date: 2021-01-15/2023-12-31
Creator: Gregory, Andrew
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Diffusion Entropy vs. Multiscale and Rényi Entropy to Detect Progression of Autonomic Neuropathy

Description: This article reviews the literature to argue the importance of the occurrence of crucial events in the dynamics of physiological processes. Crucial events are interpreted as short time intervals of turbulence, and the time distance between two consecutive crucial events is a waiting time distribution density with an inverse power law (IPL) index µ, with µ < 3 generating non-stationary behavior.
Date: January 14, 2021
Creator: Jelinek, Herbert F.; Tuladhar, Rohisha; Culbreth, Garland; Bohara, Gyanendra; Cornforth, David; West, Bruce J. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Collaborating on Scholarship: Best Practices for Team Research Projects

Description: Article on collaborating on scholarship. Collaborating on scholarship has the potential to provide many advantages, including benefiting from others’ expertise, reinforcing accountability, and providing motivation. However, working with others is tricky—consider compatible work habits, receptivity to criticism, and commitment to fulfill responsibilities. Decisions to be made include where to publish, in what order authors’ names will appear, and how the manuscripts will be written. Who will coordinate? Who will write what? Who will revise? Also, consider how to address problems—missed deadlines, less-than-stellar quality, how to say “no” in the future, and more. This version is the authors' manuscript.
Date: January 13, 2021
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & Brannon, Sian
Partner: UNT Libraries

Special Episode: Denton Black Film Festival 2021 with Harry & Linda Eaddy

Description: Podcast produced by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) that features an interview with Harry Eaddy, Director of the Denton Black Film Festival, and Linda Eaddy, the festival's Director of Film Programming. Susan and the Eaddys discuss the history of the Denton Black Film Festival, and the conversion of the festival to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: January 13, 2021
Duration: 53 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Crystallographic texture dependent bulk anisotropic elastic response of additively manufactured Ti6Al4V

Description: This article identifies a bulk texture effect on elastic anisotropy in laser powder bed fused Ti6Al4V by employing an effective bulk modulus elastography technique coupled with ultrasound shear wave velocity measurement at a frequency of 20 MHz inside the material.
Date: January 12, 2021
Creator: Pantawane, Mangesh V.; Yang, Teng; Jin, Yuqi; Joshi, Sameehan; Dasari. Sriswaroop; Sharma, Abhishek et al.
Partner: University of North Texas
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A rapid thioacidolysis method for biomass lignin composition and tricin analysis

Description: This article developed a modified, rapid higher throughput thioacidolysis method to analyze both lignin monomeric composition and tricin content in the lignin polymer. The results demonstrate that the modified method can be used for rapid, high-throughput, and reliable lignin composition and tricin content analyses for screening transgenic plants for cell wall modifications or in large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS).
Date: January 11, 2021
Creator: Chen, Fang; Zhuo, Chunliu; Xiao, Xirong; Pendergast, Thomas H. & Devos, Katrien M.
Partner: UNT College of Science

Cross-Language Comparison of Mismatched Annotation in Interlinear-Glossed Texts

Description: This presentation explores the variation in interlinear-glossed text (IGT) in 5 closely related South-Central Tibeto-Burman languages with verb stem alternation, reduplicated adverbial modifiers, and pre-verbal directionals. While IGT is a rich representation of language, IGT for even closely related languages can look markedly different due to individual linguists’ divergent analyses. In comparing the discrepancies between representations of such features, we gain insight into the underlying analytic thinking of the annotator to reexamine and improve analyses.
Date: January 8, 2021
Creator: Burke, Mary & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Exposure to diesel exhaust particles results in altered lung microbial profiles, associated with increased reactive oxygen species/reactive nitrogen species and inflammation, in C57Bl/6 wildtype mice on a high-fat diet

Description: Article investigating if the exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEP) can alter commensal lung microbiota, thereby promoting alterations in the lung’s immune and inflammatory responses. This article also explores if diet contributes to the alteration of the commensal lung microbiome.
Date: January 8, 2021
Creator: Daniel, Sarah; Phillippi, Danielle; Schneider, Leah J.; Nguyen, Kayla N.; Mirpuri, Julie & Lund, Amie K.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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[Oral history interview with Michael Cline]

Description: An oral history with actor and playwright Michael Turner Cline who was an eyewitness to the 1979 Village Station raid in Dallas. Other topics discussed include Cline's upbringing in Highland Park, his family members, and his entertainment career in New York City and Los Angeles. Dr. Wesley Phelps provides background information on anti-gay discrimination in Dallas and Fort Worth. The interview was recorded with Zoom teleconferencing software.
Date: January 8, 2021
Duration: 48 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Gieringer, Morgan Davis; Cline, Michael & Phelps, Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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The 1776 Report

Description: A report authored by historians, academics, and politicians to chronicle the American founding, the effect of the meaning of the Declaration of Independence on the U.S. history, the principles in the Constitution, and challenges to those principles, as well as suggestions for national renewal.
Date: January 2021
Creator: United States. President's Advisory 1776 Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conversation in Mande village of Azamgarh

Description: This is a conversation between four-five people. Maaz — accompanied by his father — visits his (late) paternal grandmother’s ancestral home in Mande village. His father and his grandmother’s sister-in-law have a conversation which was joined by her relatives too. Maaz finds the conversation quite interesting and decides to record it. It ranges from a discussion on the modern age and its issues on family members, religion, current issues, politics, etc.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on Mande village

Description: This is a monologue on Mande village by Master Mohammad Khalid. The narrative is in the Northern (Mande) dialect of Azamgarhi. Frequent code-switching to Urdu can be easily heard even when pointed out to speak in the local language by the researcher in the beginning part of the recording.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information
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