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  • Stygobiont Diversity in the San Marcos Artesian Well and Edwards Aquifer Groundwater Ecosystem, Texas, USA 

    Hutchins, Benjamin T.; Gibson, J. Randy; Diaz, Peter H.; Schwartz, Benjamin F. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-05-26)
    The Edwards Aquifer and related Edwards-Trinity Aquifer of Central Texas, USA, is a global hotspot of stygobiont biodiversity. We summarize 125 years of biological investigation at the San Marcos Artesian Well (SMAW), the ...
  • Potential Influences of Bacterial Cell Surfaces and Nano-Sized Cell Fragments on Struvite Biomineralization 

    McLean, Robert J. C. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-08-15)
    Struvite (MgNH4PO4·6H2O) calculi are formed as a result of urinary tract infections by Proteus mirabilis and other urease-producing bacteria. During struvite formation, the bacteria ...
  • Genetic Approaches Are Necessary to Accurately Understand Bat-Wind Turbine Impacts 

    Chipps, Austin; Hale, Amanda; Weaver, Sara; Williams, Dean A. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-06-11)
    Bats are killed at wind energy facilities worldwide and we must improve our understanding of why this is happening and implement effective strategies to minimize impacts. To this end, we need accurate assessments of which ...
  • Evolution of MicroRNA Biogenesis Genes in the Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) and Other Polyploid Vertebrates 

    Fofanov, Mikhail; Prokopov, Dmitry; Kuhl, Heiner; Schartl, Manfred; Trifonov, Vladimir (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-12-15)
    MicroRNAs play a crucial role in eukaryotic gene regulation. For a long time, only little was known about microRNA-based gene regulatory mechanisms in polyploid animal genomes due to difficulties of polyploid genome assembly. ...
  • Chromosome Distribution of Highly Conserved Tandemly Arranged Repetitive DNAs in the Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) 

    Biltueva, Larisa; Prokopov, Dmitry; Romanenko, Svetlana; Interesova, Elena A.; Schartl, Manfred; Trifonov, Vladimir (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-11-20)
    Polyploid genomes present a challenge for cytogenetic and genomic studies, due to the high number of similar size chromosomes and the simultaneous presence of hardly distinguishable paralogous elements. The karyotype of ...
  • Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Response to Harvest Residue Retention: Implications for Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Production 

    Grodsky, Steven; Hernandez, Rebecca; Campbell, Joshua; Hinson, Kevin; Keller, Oliver; Fritts, Sarah R.; Homyack, Jessica; Moorman, Christopher (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2019-12)
    Research Highlights: Our study adds to the scant literature on the effects of forest bioenergy on ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and contributes new insights into the responses of ground beetle species and functional ...
  • Cross-Life Stage Effects of Aquatic Larval Density and Terrestrial Moisture on Growth and Corticosterone in the Spotted Salamander 

    Charbonnier, Julie; Pearlmutter, Jacquelyn; Vonesh, James; Gabor, Caitlin R.; Forsburg, Zachery R.; Grayson, Kristine L. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018-07)
    For organisms with complex life cycles, conditions experienced during early life stages may constrain later growth and survival. Conversely, compensatory mechanisms may attenuate negative effects from early life stages. ...
  • Enhancing Metagenomics Investigations of Microbial Interactions with Biofilm Technology 

    McLean, Robert J. C.; Kakirde, Kavita S. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2013-11-11)
    Investigations of microbial ecology and diversity have been greatly enhanced by the application of culture-independent techniques. One such approach, metagenomics, involves sample collections from soil, water, and other ...
  • Asymmetric Introgressive Hybridization Among Louisiana Iris Species 

    Arnold, Michael L.; Tang, Shunxue; Knapp, Steven J.; Martin, Noland H. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2010-03)
    In this review, we discuss findings from studies carried out over the past 20+ years that document the occurrence of asymmetric introgressive hybridization in a plant clade. In particular, analyses of natural and experimental ...
  • Nano-bio-chip sensor platform for examination of oral exfoliative cytology 

    Weigum, Shannon E.; Floriano, Pierre N.; Redding, Spencer W.; Yeh, Chih-Ko; Westbrook, Stephen D.; McGuff, H. Stan; Lin, Alan; Miller, Frank R.; Villarreal, Fred; Rowan, Stephanie D.; Vigneswaran, Nadarajah; Williams, Michelle D.; McDevitt, John T. (American Association for Cancer Research, 2010-04)
    Oral cancer is a deadly and disfiguring disease that could greatly benefit from new diagnostic approaches enabling early detection. In this pilot study, we describe a nano-bio-chip (NBC) sensor technique for analysis of ...
  • Roundup™ With Corticosterone Functions as an Infodisruptor to Antipredator Response in Tadpoles 

    Gabor, Caitlin R.; Perkins, Hannah R.; Heitmann, Austin T.; Forsburg, Zachery R.; Aspbury, Andrea S. (Frontiers Media, 2019-04-11)
    Larval amphibians are frequently exposed to multiple stressors in aquatic environments, so understanding how individual stressors and synergisms of multiple stressors affect amphibians is integral to conservation efforts. ...
  • Do Females in a Unisexual-Bisexual Species Complex Differ in Their Behavioral Syndromes and Cortisol Production? 

    Muraco, James J.; Monroe, Dillon J.; Aspbury, Andrea S.; Gabor, Caitlin R. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-03-03)
    Studies of suites of correlated behavioral traits (i.e., behavioral syndromes) aid in understanding the adaptive importance of behavioral evolution. Behavioral syndromes may be evolutionarily constrained, preventing ...
  • Groundwater Irrigation and Arsenic Speciation in Rice in Cambodia 

    Murphy, Tom; Phan, Kongkea; Yumvihoze, Emmanuel; Irvine, Kim; Wilson, Kenneth; Lean, David; Ty, Borey; Poulain, Alexander; Laird, Brian; Chan, Laurie Hing Man (Pure Earth, 2018-07)

    Background: Arsenic bioaccumulation in rice is a global concern affecting food security and public health.

    Objective: The present study examined arsenic species in rice in Cambodia to characterize ...

  • Cypria lacrima sp. nov. A New Ostracoda (Candonidae, Crustacea) Species from Texas, U.S.A. 

    Kulkoyluoglu, Okan; Akdemir, Derya; Yavuzatmaca, Mehmet; Schwartz, Benjamin F.; Hutchins, Benjamin T. (Academia Sinica, 2017)
    A new ostracod species, Cypria lacrima sp. nov. (Cyclocypridinae) is proposed from an artesian well in Hays County, Texas, U.S.A. The species differs from its conspecies with the following characteristics: unique shape ...
  • Nutrients cause grassland biomass to outpaceherbivory 

    Borer, Elizabeth; Harpole, W. Stanley; Adler, Peter; Arnillas, Carlos Alberto; Bugalho, Miguel; Cadotte, Marc; Caldeira, Maria; Campana, Sofia; Dickman, Christopher; Dickson, Timothy; Donohue, Ian; Eskelinen, Anu; Firn, Jennifer; Graff, Pamela; Gruner, Daniel; Heckman, Robert; Koltz, Amanda; Komatsu, Kimberly; Lannes, Luciola; MacDougall, Andrew; Martina, Jason; Moore, Joslin; Mortensen, Brent; Ochoa-Hueso, Raul; Olde Venterink, Harry; Power, Sally; Price, Jodi; Risch, Anita; Sankaran, Mahesh; Schutz, M.; Sitters, Judith; Stevens, Carly; Virtanen, Risto; Wilfahrt, Peter; Seabloom, Eric (Springer Nature, 2020-11)
    Human activities are transforming grassland biomass via changing climate, elemental nutrients, and herbivory. Theory predicts that food-limited herbivores will consume any additional biomass stimulated by ...
  • Changes in Physiology and Microbial Diversity in Larval Ornate Chorus Frogs are Associated with Habitat Quality 

    Goff, Cory B.; Walls, Susan C.; Rodriguez, David; Gabor, Caitlin R. (Society for Experimental Biology, 2020-05)
    Environmental change associated with anthropogenic disturbance can lower habitat quality, especially for sensitive species such as many amphibians. Variation in environmental quality may affect an organism's physiological ...
  • Targeting Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Aptamer-functionalized PLGA/PLA-PEG Nanoparticles 

    Weigum, Shannon E.; Sutton, Melissa; Barnes, Eugenia; Miller, Sarah; Betancourt, Tania (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2014-08-27)
    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide, particularly in regions where chronic Hepatitis B and C infections are common. Nanoparticle assemblies that incorporate ...
  • Are We Coexisting With Carnivores in the American West? 

    Lute, Michelle L.; Carter, Neil H. (Frontiers Media, 2020-03)
    Human-carnivore coexistence is an oft-stated goal but assumptions about what constitutes coexistence can lead to goal misalignment and undermine policy and program efficacy. Questions about how to define coexistence remain ...
  • Metabolic Responses to Long-term Food Deprivation in Subterranean and Surface Amphipods 

    Nair, Parvathi; Huertas, Mar; Nowlin, Weston H. (Pensoft Publishers, 2020-01)
    A long-standing hypothesis in subterranean biology posits that organisms living in poor resource subsurface habitats can withstand long periods of bioenergetic shortages due to an innate reduced metabolic rate when compared ...
  • Leaf Energy Balance Modelling as a Tool to Infer Habitat Preference in the Early Angiosperms 

    Lee, Alexandra P.; Upchurch, Garland R.; Murchie, Erik; Lomax, Barry (The Royal Society Publishing, 2015-03)
    Despite more than a century of research, some key aspects of habitat preference and ecology of the earliest angiosperms remain poorly constrained. Proposed growth ecology has varied from opportunistic weedy species growing ...

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