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  • All-optical mapping of barrel cortex circuits based on simultaneous voltage-sensitive dye imaging and channelrhodopsin-mediated photostimulation 

    Lo, Shun Qiang; Koh, Dawn X. P.; Sng, Judy C. G.; Augustine, George J. (SPIE, 2015-03-31)
    We describe an experimental approach that uses light to both control and detect neuronal activity in mouse barrel cortex slices: blue light patterned by a digital micromirror array system allowed us to photostimulate ...
  • An unexpected diversity of photoreceptor classes in the Longfin squid, Doryteuthis pealeii 

    Kingston, Alexandra C. N.; Wardill, Trevor J.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Cronin, Thomas W. (2015-07-10)
    Cephalopods are famous for their ability to change color and pattern rapidly for signaling and camouflage. They have keen eyes and remarkable vision, made possible by photoreceptors in their retinas. External to the ...
  • ENVIRONMENTS and EOL : identification of Environment Ontology terms in text and the annotation of the Encyclopedia of Life 

    Pafilis, Evangelos; Frankild, Sune P.; Schnetzer, Julia; Fanini, Lucia; Faulwetter, Sarah; Pavloudi, Christina; Vasileiadou, Katerina; Leary, Patrick R.; Hammock, Jennifer; Schulz, Katja; Parr, Cynthia Sims; Arvanitidis, Christos; Jensen, Lars Juhl (Oxford University Press, 2015-01-24)
    The association of organisms to their environments is a key issue in exploring biodiversity patterns. This knowledge has traditionally been scattered, but textual descriptions of taxa and their habitats are now being ...
  • The ocean sampling day consortium 

    Kopf, Anna; Bicak, Mesude; Kottmann, Renzo; Schnetzer, Julia; Kostadinov, Ivaylo; Lehmann, Katja; Fernandez-Guerra, Antonio; Jeanthon, Christian; Rahav, Eyal; Ullrich, Matthias; Wichels, Antje; Gerdts, Gunnar; Polymenakou, Paraskevi; Kotoulas, Giorgos; Siam, Rania; Abdallah, Rehab Z.; Sonnenschein, Eva C.; Cariou, Thierry; O’Gara, Fergal; Jackson, Stephen; Orlic, Sandi; Steinke, Michael; Busch, Julia; Duarte, Bernardo; Cacador, Isabel; Canning-Clode, Joao; Bobrova, Oleksandra; Marteinsson, Viggo; Reynisson, Eyjolfur; Loureiro, Clara Magalhaes; Luna, Gian Marco; Quero, Grazia Marina; Loscher, Carolin R.; Kremp, Anke; DeLorenzo, Marie E.; Øvreås, Lise; Tolman, Jennifer; LaRoche, Julie; Penna, Antonella; Frischer, Marc; Davis, Timothy; Katherine, Barker; Meyer, Christopher P.; Ramos, Sandra; Magalhaes, Catarina; Jude-Lemeilleur, Florence; Aguirre-Macedo, Ma Leopoldina; Wang, Shiao; Poulton, Nicole; Jones, Scott; Collin, Rachel; Fuhrman, Jed A.; Conan, Pascal; Alonso, Cecilia; Stambler, Noga; Goodwin, Kelly; Yakimov, Michael M.; Baltar, Federico; Bodrossy, Levente; Van De Kamp, Jodie; Frampton, Dion M. F.; Ostrowski, Martin; Van Ruth, Paul; Malthouse, Paul; Claus, Simon; Deneudt, Klaas; Mortelmans, Jonas; Pitois, Sophie; Wallom, David; Salter, Ian; Costa, Rodrigo; Schroeder, Declan C.; Kandil, Mahrous M.; Amaral, Valentina; Biancalana, Florencia; Santana, Rafael; Pedrotti, Maria Luiza; Yoshida, Takashi; Ogata, Hiroyuki; Ingleton, Tim; Munnik, Kate; Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, Naiara; Berteaux-Lecellier, Veronique; Wecker, Patricia; Cancio, Ibon; Vaulot, Daniel; Bienhold, Christina; Ghazal, Hassan; Chaouni, Bouchra; Essayeh, Soumya; Ettamimi, Sara; Zaid, El Houcine; Boukhatem, Noureddine; Bouali, Abderrahim; Chahboune, Rajaa; Barrijal, Said; Timinouni, Mohammed; El Otmani, Fatima; Bennani, Mohamed; Mea, Marianna; Todorova, Nadezhda; Karamfilov, Ventzislav; ten Hoopen, Petra; Cochrane, Guy; L’Haridon, Stephane; Bizsel, Kemal Can; Vezzi, Alessandro; Lauro, Federico M.; Martin, Patrick; Jensen, Rachelle M.; Hinks, Jamie; Gebbels, Susan; Rosselli, Riccardo; De Pascale, Fabio; Schiavon, Riccardo; dos Santos, Antonina; Villar, Emilie; Pesant, Stephane; Cataletto, Bruno; Malfatti, Francesca; Edirisinghe, Ranjith; Herrera Silveira, Jorge A.; Barbier, Michele; Turk, Valentina; Tinta, Tinkara; Fuller, Wayne J.; Salihoglu, Ilkay; Serakinci, Nedime; Ergoren, Mahmut Cerkez; Bresnan, Eileen; Iriberri, Juan; Fronth Nyhus, Paul Anders; Bente, Edvardsen; Karlsen, Hans Erik; Golyshin, Peter N.; Gasol, Josep M.; Moncheva, Snejana; Dzhembekova, Nina; Johnson, Zackary; Sinigalliano, Christopher David; Gidley, Maribeth Louise; Zingone, Adriana; Danovaro, Roberto; Tsiamis, George; Clark, Melody S.; Costa, Ana Cristina; El Bour, Monia; Martins, Ana M.; Collins, R. Eric; Ducluzeau, Anne-Lise; Martinez, Jonathan; Costello, Mark J.; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Davies, Neil; Field, Dawn; Glockner, Frank Oliver (BioMed Central, 2015-06-19)
    Ocean Sampling Day was initiated by the EU-funded Micro B3 (Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) project to obtain a snapshot of the marine microbial biodiversity and function of the world’s oceans. ...
  • Effects of land cover change on evapotranspiration and streamflow of small catchments in the Upper Xingu River Basin, Central Brazil 

    Pinto Dias, Livia Cristina; Macedo, Marcia N.; Costa, Marcos Heil; Coe, Michael T.; Neill, Christopher (Elsevier, 2015-06-19)
    This study assessed the influence of land cover changes on evapotranspiration and streamflow in small catchments in the Upper Xingu River Basin (Mato Grosso state, Brazil). Streamflow was measured in catchments with uniform ...
  • Destructive changes in the neuronal structure of the FVB/N mouse retina 

    Yang, Jinnan; Nan, ChangLong; Ripps, Harris; Shen, Wen (Public Library of Science, 2015-06-19)
    We applied a series of selective antibodies for labeling the various cell types in the mammalian retina. These were used to identify the progressive loss of neurons in the FVB/N mouse, a model of early onset retinal ...
  • Visual phototransduction components in cephalopod chromatophores suggest dermal photoreception 

    Kingston, Alexandra C. N.; Kuzirian, Alan M.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Cronin, Thomas W. (2015-04)
    Cephalopod molluscs are renowned for their colorful and dynamic body patterns, produced by an assemblage of skin components that interact with light. These may include iridophores, leucophores, chromatophores, and (in ...
  • RNAi screening identifies the armadillo repeat-containing kinesins responsible for microtubule-dependent nuclear positioning in Physcomitrella patens 

    Miki, Tomohiro; Nishina, Momoko; Goshima, Gohta (2015-01)
    Proper positioning of the nucleus is critical for the functioning of various cells. Actin and myosin have been shown to be crucial for the localisation of the nucleus in plant cells, whereas microtubule (MT)-based mechanisms ...
  • A novel SDS-stable dimer of a heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein at presynaptic terminals of squid neurons 

    Lico, Diego T. P.; Lopes, Gabriel S.; Brusco, Janaina; Rosa, José C.; Gould, Robert M.; DeGiorgis, Joseph A.; Larson, Roy E. (2015-05)
    The presence of mRNAs in synaptic terminals and their regulated translation are important factors in neuronal communication and plasticity. Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) complexes are involved in the ...
  • Evapotranspiration in Northern Eurasia : impact of forcing uncertainties on terrestrial ecosystem model estimates 

    Liu, Yaling; Zhuang, Qianlai; Miralles, Diego; Pan, Zhihua; Kicklighter, David W.; Zhu, Qing; He, Yujie; Chen, Jiquan; Tchebakova, Nadja M.; Sirin, Andrey; Niyogi, Dev; Melillo, Jerry M. (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-04-03)
    The ecosystems in Northern Eurasia (NE) play an important role in the global water cycle and the climate system. While evapotranspiration (ET) is a critical variable to understand this role, ET over this region remains ...
  • Ecological functions of uncultured microorganisms in the cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust of a seamount in the central Pacific are elucidated by fosmid sequencing 

    Huo, Yingyi; Cheng, Hong; Post, Anton F.; Wang, Chunsheng; Jiang, Xiawei; Pan, Jie; Wu, Min; Xu, Xuewei (2014-07)
    Cobalt-rich ferromanganese is an important seafloor mineral and is abundantly present in the seamount crusts. Such crusts form potential hotspots for biogeochemical activity and microbial diversity, yet our understanding ...
  • Reconstructing rare soil microbial genomes using in situ enrichments and metagenomics 

    Delmont, Tom O.; Eren, A. Murat; Maccario, Lorrie; Prestat, Emmanuel; Esen, Ozcan C.; Pelletier, Eric; Le Paslier, Denis; Simonet, Pascal; Vogel, Timothy M. (Frontiers Media, 2015-04-30)
    Despite extensive direct sequencing efforts and advanced analytical tools, reconstructing microbial genomes from soil using metagenomics have been challenging due to the tremendous diversity and relatively uniform distribution ...
  • Arp2/3 complex inhibition radically alters lamellipodial actin architecture, suspended cell shape, and the cell spreading process 

    Henson, John H.; Yeterian, Mesrob; Weeks, Richard M.; Medrano, Angela E.; Brown, Briana L.; Geist, Heather L.; Pais, Mollyann D.; Oldenbourg, Rudolf; Shuster, Charles B. (American Society for Cell Biology, 2015-01-07)
    Recent studies have investigated the dendritic actin cytoskeleton of the cell edge's lamellipodial (LP) region by experimentally decreasing the activity of the actin filament nucleator and branch former, the Arp2/3 complex. ...
  • Monitoring brain activity with protein voltage and calcium sensors 

    Storace, Douglas A.; Braubach, Oliver R.; Jin, Lei; Cohen, Lawrence B.; Sung, Uhna (Nature Publishing Group, 2015-05-13)
    Understanding the roles of different cell types in the behaviors generated by neural circuits requires protein indicators that report neural activity with high spatio-temporal resolution. Genetically encoded fluorescent ...
  • Forensic analysis of the microbiome of phones and shoes 

    Lax, Simon; Hampton-Marcell, Jarrad T.; Gibbons, Sean M.; Colares, Georgia Barguil; Smith, Daniel; Eisen, Jonathan A.; Gilbert, Jack A. (BioMed Central, 2015-05-12)
    Microbial interaction between human-associated objects and the environments we inhabit may have forensic implications, and the extent to which microbes are shared between individuals inhabiting the same space may be relevant ...
  • Unique patterns of transcript and miRNA expression in the South American strong voltage electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) 

    Traeger, Lindsay L.; Volkening, Jeremy D.; Moffett, Howell; Gallant, Jason R.; Chen, Po-Hao; Novina, Carl D.; Phillips, George N.; Anand, Rene; Wells, Gregg B.; Pinch, Matthew; Guth, Robert; Unguez, Graciela A.; Albert, James S.; Zakon, Harold H.; Sussman, Michael R.; Samanta, Manoj P. (BioMed Central, 2015-03-26)
    With its unique ability to produce high-voltage electric discharges in excess of 600 volts, the South American strong voltage electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) has played an important role in the history of science. ...
  • Effects of preservation methods of muscle tissue from upper-trophic level reef fishes on stable isotope values (δ13C and δ15N) 

    Stallings​, Christopher D.; Nelson, James A.; Rozar, Katherine L.; Adams, Charles S.; Wall, Kara R.; Switzer, Theodore S.; Winner, Brent L.; Hollander, David J. (PeerJ, 2015-03-26)
    Research that uses stable isotope analysis often involves a delay between sample collection in the field and laboratory processing, therefore requiring preservation to prevent or reduce tissue degradation and associated ...
  • Experimental assessment of the macroalgae Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus for monitoring N sources at different time-scales using stable isotope composition 

    Viana, Ines G.; Bode, Antonio; Bartholomew, Megan; Valiela, Ivan (2015-01)
    Stable isotope composition of brown macroalgae has been widely used to monitor N loading during the last decades but some of the required assumptions when using them to detect anthropogenic inputs remain untested. In this ...
  • Image analysis for biology 

    Kueh, Hao Yuan; Marco, Eugenio; Springer, Mike; Sivaramakrishnan, Sivaraj (2008-06)
  • Evaluation of pyrrolidine and pyrazolone derivatives as inhibitors of trypanosomal phosphodiesterase B1 (TbrPDEB1) 

    Amata, Emanuele; Bland, Nicholas D.; Campbell, Robert K.; Pollastri, Michael P. (2015-04-13)
    Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a parasitic disease, caused by the protozoan pathogen Trypanosoma brucei, which affects thousands every year and which is in need of new therapeutics. Herein we report the synthesis ...

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