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  • Inbreeding ratio and genetic relationships among strains of the Western clawed frog, Xenopus tropicalis 

    Igawa, Takeshi; Watanabe, Ai; Suzuki, Atsushi; Kashiwagi, Akihiko; Kashiwagi, Keiko; Noble, Anna; Guille, Matthew; Simpson, David E.; Horb, Marko E.; Fujii, Tamotsu; Sumida, Masayuki (Public Library of Science, 2015-07-29)
    The Western clawed frog, Xenopus tropicalis, is a highly promising model amphibian, especially in developmental and physiological research, and as a tool for understanding disease. It was originally found in the West African ...
  • The homeodomain transcription factor Phox2 in the stellate ganglion of the squid Loligo pealei 

    Burbach, J. Peter H.; Hellemons, Anita J. C. G. M.; Grant, Philip; Pant, Harish C. (The Company of Biologists, 2015-06-26)
    Homeodomain transcription factors regulate development of embryos and cellular physiology in adult systems. Paired-type homeodomain genes constitute a subclass that has been particularly implicated in establishment of ...
  • Lifestyle evolution in cyanobacterial symbionts of sponges 

    Burgsdorf, Ilia; Slaby, Beate M.; Handley, Kim M.; Haber, Markus; Blom, Jochen; Marshall, Christopher W.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Hentschel, Ute; Steindler, Laura (American Society for Microbiology, 2015-06-02)
    The “Candidatus Synechococcus spongiarum” group includes different clades of cyanobacteria with high 16S rRNA sequence identity (~99%) and is the most abundant and widespread cyanobacterial symbiont of marine sponges. The ...
  • Xenopus as a model for GI/pancreas disease 

    Salanga, Matthew C.; Horb, Marko E. (2015-03)
    Diseases affecting endodermal organs like the pancreas, lung and gastrointestinal (GI) tract have a substantial impact on human welfare. Since many of these are congenital defects that arise as a result of defects during ...
  • Divergent responses of Atlantic coastal and oceanic Synechococcus to iron limitation 

    Mackey, Katherine R. M.; Post, Anton F.; McIlvin, Matthew R.; Cutter, Gregory A.; John, Seth G.; Saito, Mak A. (2015-06-19)
    Marine Synechococcus are some of the most diverse and ubiquitous phytoplankton, and iron (Fe) is an essential micronutrient that limits productivity in many parts of the ocean. To investigate how coastal and oceanic Atlantic ...
  • Short-term drought response of N2O and CO2 emissions from mesic agricultural soils in the US Midwest 

    Gelfand, Ilya; Cui, Mengdi; Tang, Jianwu; Robertson, G. Philip (Elsevier, 2015-07-17)
    Climate change is causing the intensification of both rainfall and droughts in temperate climatic zones, which will affect soil drying and rewetting cycles and associated processes such as soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes. ...
  • 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 ...

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