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The role of demography and markets in determining deforestation rates near Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.
(Public Library of Science, 6/17/2009)
The highland forests of Madagascar are home to some of the world's most unique and diverse flora and fauna and to some of its poorest people. This juxtaposition of poverty and biodiversity is continually reinforced by rapid ...
Cardiac fibroblast-dependent extracellular matrix accumulation is associated with diastolic stiffness in type 2 diabetes.
(Public Library of Science, 8/21/2013)
Cardiovascular complications are a leading cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Diastolic dysfunction is one of the earliest manifestations of diabetes-induced changes in left ventricular (LV) ...
The reproductive biology and larvae of the first tadpole-bearing frog, Limnonectes larvaepartus.
(Public Library of Science, 1/2/2015)
Most of the reproductive modes of frogs include an exotrophic tadpole, but a number of taxa have some form of endotrophic development that lacks a feeding tadpole stage. The dicroglossid frog genus Limnonectes ranges from ...
Multi-allelic major effect genes interact with minor effect QTLs to control adaptive color pattern variation in Heliconius erato.
(Public Library of Science, 3/22/2013)
Recent studies indicate that relatively few genomic regions are repeatedly involved in the evolution of Heliconius butterfly wing patterns. Although this work demonstrates a number of cases where homologous loci underlie ...
The site specific demethylation in the 5'-regulatory area of NMDA receptor 2B subunit gene associated with CIE-induced up-regulation of transcription.
(Public Library of Science, 1/20/2010)
BACKGROUND: The NMDA receptor represents a particularly important site of ethanol action in the CNS. We recently reported that NMDA receptor 2B (NR2B) gene expression was persistently up-regulated following chronic ...
Inferred vs realized patterns of gene flow: an analysis of population structure in the Andros Island Rock Iguana.
(Public Library of Science, 9/17/2014)
Ecological data, the primary source of information on patterns and rates of migration, can be integrated with genetic data to more accurately describe the realized connectivity between geographically isolated demes. In ...
Asymmetrical gene flow in a hybrid zone of Hawaiian Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae) species with contrasting mating systems.
(Public Library of Science, 9/19/2011)
Asymmetrical gene flow, which has frequently been documented in naturally occurring hybrid zones, can result from various genetic and demographic factors. Understanding these factors is important for determining the ...
Quantitative field testing Rotylenchulus reniformis DNA from metagenomic samples isolated directly from soil.
(Public Library of Science, 12/16/2011)
A quantitative PCR procedure targeting the ?-tubulin gene determined the number of Rotylenchulus reniformis Linford & Oliveira 1940 in metagenomic DNA samples isolated from soil. Of note, this outcome was in the presence ...
Quantitative field testing Heterodera glycines from metagenomic DNA samples isolated directly from soil under agronomic production.
(Public Library of Science, 2/24/2014)
A quantitative PCR procedure targeting the Heterodera glycines ortholog of the Caenorhabditis elegans uncoordinated-78 gene was developed. The procedure estimated the quantity of H. glycines from metagenomic DNA samples ...
Transcriptome-Based Differentiation of Closely-Related Miscanthus Lines
(Public Library of Science, 1/10/2012)