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The revised six-factor Sport Motivation Scale (Mallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, Otero-Forero, & Jackson, 2007): Something old, something new, and something borrowed  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesMallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, Otero-Forero, and Jackson (2007) questioned the validity of some of the items from the SMS, the construct validity of the three types of intrinsic motivation measured by the SMS, and they proposed an integrated regulation subscale to measure the most self-determined form of extrinsic motivation proposed by SDT. In this article, we focus on the following two

Luc G. Pelletier; Robert J. Vallerand; Philippe Sarrazin

2007-01-01

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St. Luke's Episcopal Church Home Care Program-Juana Diaz Properly Claimed Medicare Reimbursement for Home Health Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

St. Lukes Episcopal Church Home Care Program is a private nonprofit organization that operates 14 facilities across Puerto Rico, including a facility in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico that provides home health services throughout Juana Diaz and surrounding munic...

2012-01-01

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North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The genus Agrostocynips Diaz is redescribed, as well as two species endemic to the Nearctic: Agrostocynips diastrophi (Ashmead) and A. robusta (Ashmead). Previous to this study, only Neotropical species of Agrostocynips were well diagnosed both taxonomically and biologically. Agrostocynips belongs...

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[Effect of gene disruption of aveD on avermectins production in Streptomyces avermitilis].  

PubMed

Recombinant plasmid pCZ2(pKC1139::475 bp aveD) was used for aveD gene disruption in Streptomyces avermitilis 76-9. The plasmid was inserted into the chromosome by homogenous recombination between partial aveD gene in the plasmid and aveD in the chromosome. Disruptants were confirmed by Southern blotting. Shaking flask experiments and HPLC analysis showed that the disruptant produced only four components, which were C5-oxo-avermectin B1a, B1b, B2a, B2b as identified by UV, IR, NMR, and MS. This revealed that both aveD and aveF were not expressed in the disruptant. This is consistent with that aveD and aveF are in a transcription unit. This paper also provided a new genetic method to obtain C5-oxo-avermectin B-producing strain. PMID:12552909

Chen, Z; Song, Y; Wen, Y; Li, J

2001-08-01

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Private Speech and Self-Regulation: A Commentary on Frauenglass and Diaz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Critiques an earlier article by M. Frauenglass and R. Diaz reporting their study on the interaction between private speech and cognition. Argues that their interpretation fails to regard how private speech is seen to regulate cognitive activity within Vygotskian psycholinguistic theory. (HOD)|

Frawley, William; Lantolf, James P.

1986-01-01

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It's All about the Process: Talking with David and Cecelia Diaz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interviews David and Cecelia Diaz about David's work as an award-winning illustrator of children's books, their successful illustration/design business, and David's other artistic pursuits. Discusses his illustrating process and its evolution, and the impact of the Caldecott Award. (SR)|

Giorgis, Cyndi

1999-01-01

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Optical characterization of the 62-cm telescope at the Severo Diaz Galindo Observatory in Guadalajara  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the results of the optical characterization of the mirrors of the telescope of 62cm observatory "SEVERO DIAZ GALINDO" property of the University of Guadalajara. We use the Ronchi test and a spherometer to measure by first time, the radius of curvature for the primary and secondary mirror, the parameters of the telescope system were obtained by using the commercial software ZEMAX. We confirm that both mirrors are adequate to work in the telescope configuration and to do optical astronomy.

Nuñez, J. Manuel; de La Fuente, Eduardo; Luna, Esteban; Herrera, Joel; Velazquez, Enrique; García, Fernando; López, Eduardo; Váldez, Jorge; García, Benjamín; Martínez, Benjamín; Guisa, Gerardo; Quiroz, Fernando; Colorado, Enrique; Ochoa, José Luis; Almaguer, Jaime; Chávez, Arturo

2009-09-01

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[Jesus Lebron: an interview with the man who threw water at Reverend Ruben Diaz].  

PubMed

Jesus Lebron, a gay political activist and person living with AIDS, had a battle with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). The agency was created to monitor allegations of police brutality and discrimination against minority groups. It is made up of Asian-Americans, Latins, and gay and lesbian activists. Beginning in the winter of 1993-94, Rev. Ruben Diaz, a member of the CCRB, expressed publicly his AIDS-phobic philosophy. The Gay and Lesbian American (GLA) group sent protest letters to the CCRB demanding that Rev. Diaz be removed. No responses were received. Christopher Lynn, a board member and a gay HIV-positive lawyer, was present at the CCRB open meeting on Oct. 5, 1994. Voices and tempers were flaring and Jesus Lebron, losing control of his temper, flung a jug of water at Diaz and soaked Mr. Lynn as well. Lynn filed both civil and criminal charges, which were later dropped. The interview with Mr. Lebron elaborates on the opinions, feelings and facts which led to and followed the incident. PMID:11363217

Lebron, J

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Assessing the impact of Melendez-Diaz on the investigation and prosecution of biological weapons incidents.  

PubMed

In June 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court asserted in Melendez-Diaz v Massachusetts that the admission of a laboratory analyst's certificate to validate forensic evidence against a defendant violated the defendant's Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause rights. The Court stated that if a prosecution wished to use forensic science evidence against a defendant, the plaintiff must ensure that an actual lab analyst could testify live before the court as to the nature of the laboratory certificate being presented against the defendant, in order to uphold a defendant's constitutional right to confront the adverse witnesses against him or her. The opinion itself, as well as dicta in both the majority and the dissenting opinions, has potential implications for the success of any future prosecutions of alleged biological weapons use involving microbial forensics. Not only does the Melendez-Diaz opinion create an added burden on laboratory investigators, but the case called into question the reliability of the use of forensic science in the courtroom. Analysts and policymakers should be aware of this ruling and any potential impact the Court may have on the ability to successfully prosecute a biological weapons use event. PMID:20028244

Bahr, Elizabeth L; Katz, Rebecca

2009-12-01

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15. WEST SIDE OF 1900 BLOCK, PACIFIC AVE. FROM RIGHT; ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

15. WEST SIDE OF 1900 BLOCK, PACIFIC AVE. FROM RIGHT; 1920-22 PACIFIC AVE., WIEGAL COMPANY CANDY FACTORY (1904); 1924-26 PACIFIC AVE., CAMPBELL BUILDING (DAVIS BUILDING) (1890); 1928-30 PACIFIC AVE., REESE-CRANDALL & REDMAN BUILDING, (1890); 1932-36 PACIFIC AVE., MC DONALD & SMITH BUILDING (1890); 1938-48 PACIFIC AVE., F.S. HARMON COMPANY WAREHOUSE (1908), DESIGNED BY CARL AUGUST DARMER. - Union Depot Area Study, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA

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17. WEST SIDE OF 2100 BLOCK OF PACIFIC AVE. FROM ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

17. WEST SIDE OF 2100 BLOCK OF PACIFIC AVE. FROM RIGHT; 2102-2106 PACIFIC AVE., MORRIS MILLER BUILDING (1906), FREDERICK HEATH, ARCHITECT; 2110 PACIFIC AVE., TACOMA DRY GOODS BUILDING (1906), FREDERICK HEATH, ARCHITECT; 2114-16 PACIFIC AVE., HUNT & MOTTET COMPANY HEADQUARTERS (1907), BULLARD & HILL, ARCHITECTS. - Union Depot Area Study, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA

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[Micropterus salmoides (Pisces: Centrarchidae) reproduction in the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz reservoir, Sinaloa, México].  

PubMed

Micropterus salmoides is an important fish species for sport fishing activities, condition that has promoted its introduction to different reservoirs in Mexico and worldwide. With the aim to improve its fisheries management, this research dealt with some reproductive aspects of this species in the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz reservoir, where it was studied from August 2008 through March 2011. To this end, we obtained 938 specimens, with gillnets of different sizes, to determine their total length (Lt, in cm), weight (Pt, in g), sex, gonadosomatic index, condition factor, fecundity and size at first maturity. Lt and Pt ranged from 15.9 to 63 cm (37.4 +/- 78.0) and 57 to 4431 g (731.7 +/- 619.0), respectively. The Pt-Lt relationship showed a positive allometric growth, with no significant difference between males and females (F = 0.9955, p = 0.3187). The male: female ratio obtained was 1:0.83. Mass spawning lasted from December to April. Size at first maturity was 33.7 cm and average fecundity was 32294 +/- 12878.7 oocytes/female. The gonadosomatic index was low from May through November, and increased between January and March. The condition factor was high before the spawning season and decreased after the reproductive period. We recommend a fishing ban from January to March, and to allow the capture size between 33 and 40 cm. PMID:24027925

Beltrán Alvarez, Rigoberto; Sánchez Palacios, Jesús; Ramírez Lozano, Juan Pedro; Ortega Salas, Adolfo-Armando

2013-09-01

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Introduction to the Aves: The Birds  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This University of California Museum of Paleontology site introduces users to its section on birds. After a brief introduction to the Aves group, one has an opportunity to explore further via active links. These include Fossil Record, Life History and Ecology, Systematics, (classification system), and More on Morphology, along with a special link to a large section on vertebrate flight.

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Potentiometric Surface of the Alluvial Aquifer and Hydrologic Conditions in the Juana Diaz area, Puerto Rico, June 29 - July 1, 2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A synoptic survey of the hydrologic conditions in the Juana Diaz area, Puerto Rico, was conducted between June 29 and July 1, 2005, to define the spatial distribution of the potentiometric surface of the alluvial aquifer. The study area encompasses 21 square miles of the more extensive South Coastal Plain Alluvial Aquifer system and is bounded along the north by foothills of the Cordillera Central mountain chain, to the south by the Caribbean Sea, the east by the Rio Descalabrado and to the west by the Rio Inabon. Ground water in the Juana Diaz area is in the Quaternary-age alluvial deposits and the middle-Tertiary age Ponce Limestone and Juana Diaz Formation (Giusti, 1968). The hydraulic properties of the Ponce Limestone in the Juana Diaz area are unknown, and the Juana Diaz Formation is a unit of poor permeability due to its high clay content. Consequently, the Ponce Limestone and the Juana Diaz Formation are generally considered to be the base of the alluvial aquifer in the Juana Diaz area with ground-water flow occurring primarily within the alluvial deposits. The potentiometric-surface map of the alluvial aquifer was delineated using ground-water level measurements taken at existing wells. The water-level measurements were taken at wells that were either not pumping during the survey or were shut down for a brief period. In the latter case, a recovery period of 30 minutes was allowed for the drawdown in the wellbore to achieve a near static level position representative of the aquifer at the measurement point. Land-surface altitude from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:20,000 scale topographic maps (Playa de Ponce, Ponce, Rio Descalabrado, and Santa Isabel) were used to refer ground-water levels to mean sea level datum (National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929). In addition to the ground-water level measurements, the potentiometricsurface contours were delineated using hydrologic features, such as drainage ditches and saturated intermittent streams that were considered as aquifer drains and losing streams, respectively.

Rodriguez, Jose M.; Santigo-Rivera, Luis; Gomez-Gomez, Fernando

2006-01-01

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Health assessment for General Electric Wiring Devices, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Region 2. CERCLIS No. PRD090282757. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The General Electric Wiring (GEW) Devices Site is located in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. Activities at the site primarily involved production of electrical devices, including switch buttons containing elemental mercury. Broken buttons, containing traces of mercury, were discarded in the waste fill at GEW over a period of 20 years. Mercury was later found to be present in the upper 2-3 feet of soil in the waste fill, and also in the surface soils to the west and south of the fill. Trichloroethylene was also used at the site and on one occasion was observed in ground water. A residential area exists a few hundred feet south of the fill area and its population and others in the general area are potentially at risk from the contaminants through exposure to ground water and contact with contaminated soils.

Not Available

1988-03-16

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VIEW OF EMBANKMENT ALONG SHERMAN AVE. FROM SOUTHEAST OF SHERMAN ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

VIEW OF EMBANKMENT ALONG SHERMAN AVE. FROM SOUTHEAST OF SHERMAN & REYNOLDS AVENUES, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHWEST - Fort Leavenworth, Metropolitan Avenue & Seventh Street, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

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8. Wabash Ave. North. View of Loop and Dan Ryan ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

8. Wabash Ave. North. View of Loop and Dan Ryan Line. Curve at Van Buren St. and Wabash Ave. at center. Dan Ryan line starts at center and runs south (toward bottom of picture). Photo by Jet Lowe. - Union Elevated Railroad, Union Loop, Wells, Van Buren, Lake Streets & Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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1. Main elevation (Campbell Ave.) of Municipal Building HABS VA, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. Main elevation (Campbell Ave.) of Municipal Building HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1A - Roanoke Municipal Building & Annex, 216 Campbell Avenue Southwest & 215 Church Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, Roanoke City, VA

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LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD NORTHERN AVE. SWING BRIDGE. BOSTON TEA PARTY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD NORTHERN AVE. SWING BRIDGE. BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIP AT ANCHOR IN FOREGROUND. - Northern Avenue Swing Bridge, Spanning Fort Point Channel at boundary between Boston & South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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View of twofamily house at 520522 Rison Ave., NE, originally ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

View of two-family house at 520-522 Rison Ave., NE, originally occupied by workers in nearby mills. Note original asbestos shingle roof - 520-522 Rison Avenue, Northeast (House), Huntsville, Madison County, AL

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4. 150105 PACIFIC AVE. SPRAGUE BUILDING (1889). THIS BUILDING SERVED ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. 1501-05 PACIFIC AVE. SPRAGUE BUILDING (1889). THIS BUILDING SERVED AS A MODEL FOR MOST OF THE 'JOBBERS' (FOODSTUFF WHOLESALERS) BUILDING IN TACOMA. - Union Depot Area Study, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA

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September 10, 2012 E. Robert Harris 6313 Greenleaf Ave. ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD 20993 September 10, 2012 E. Robert Harris 6313 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, CA 90601 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety

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Observations on the Use of Manual Signs and Gestures in the Communicative Interactions between Native Americans and Spanish Explorers of North America: The Accounts of Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The accounts of two men who participated in several Spanish-led expeditions to the New World in the early 1500s document the frequent use of manual signs and gestures in the initial interactions between European explorers and the indigenous peoples of North America. Bernal Diaz del Castillo described the events that occurred during three…

Bonvillian, John D.; Ingram, Vicky L.; McCleary, Brendan M.

2009-01-01

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Observations on the Use of Manual Signs and Gestures in the Communicative Interactions between Native Americans and Spanish Explorers of North America: The Accounts of Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The accounts of two men who participated in several Spanish-led expeditions to the New World in the early 1500s document the frequent use of manual signs and gestures in the initial interactions between European explorers and the indigenous peoples of North America. Bernal Diaz del Castillo described the events that occurred during three…

Bonvillian, John D.; Ingram, Vicky L.; McCleary, Brendan M.

2009-01-01

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Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Phylogenetic analysis of the family Furnariidae (Aves: Passeriformes) indicates that the genus Asthenes is polyphyletic, consisting of two groups that are not sister taxa. Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird, is described for one of these groups. The four species included in the new genus, formerly placed in Asthenes, are P. humicola, P. patagonica, P. steinbachi, and P. cactorum.

Derryberry, Elizabeth; Claramunt, Santiago; O'Quin, Kelly E.; Aleixo, Alexandre; Chesser, Terry; Remsen, J. V. Jr.; Brumfield, Robb T.

2010-01-01

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EARLY PLIOCENE COLIIDAE (AVES, COLIIFORMES) FROM LANGEBAANWEG, SOUTH AFRICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rich, P. V. & Haarhoff, P. J. 1985. Early Pliocene Coliidae (Aves, Coliiformes) from Langebaanweg, South Africa. Ostrich 56: 20–41.Members of the Coliiformes (mousebirds) are osteologically unique, clearly distinct from all other orders of birds. They have a strikingly enlarged and broadened pygostyle, and may represent an ancient group that arose from piciform-coraciiform stock in the early Tertiary. A review

P. V. Rich; P. J. Haarhoff

1985-01-01

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PRIMER REGISTRO DE LA FAMILIA PELAGORNITHIDAE (AVES: PELECANIFORMES) PARA VENEZUELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

First record of Pelagornithidae family from Venezuela. Pelagornithidae (Aves: Pelecaniformes) family is registered from Ve- nezuela. The specimen comes from Cave of Zumbador, which is developed in Middle Miocene limestone of the Capadare Formation exposed in Ce- rro Misión eastern Falcón state, Venezuela. The discovery of this specimen represents the first record of a vertebrate fossil for Capadare Formation and

Ascanio D. RINCÓN; Marcelo STUCCHI

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Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 2): GE Wiring Devices, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico (first remedial action), September 1988. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The GE Wiring Devices site is located in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. The General Electric Company (G.E.) owns and operates a five-acre wiring devices plant at this site, which assembled silent mercury switches from 1957 until 1969. Approximately half a ton of mercury was discarded along with 4,000 cu yds of defective switch parts and plastic scraps in an onsite waste-fill area about 1 acre in area and 1 to 4 feet deep. Ground water in the area is used as a source of drinking water with a public supply well located approximately 1,500 feet west of the waste-fill area. Evidence indicates that contamination of the water table is occurring due to the migration of perch water through the clay layer that exists beneath the waste-fill area. Approximately 1,500 cu yds of near-surface soil south and downgradient of the waste-fill area has been contaminated by mercury as a result of previous surface runoff from the plant area. The selected remedial action for this site includes: onsite hydrometallurgical treatment of the waste-fill materials, perched water, and contaminated near-surface soil with disposal of the treatment residue in the former waste-fill area, followed by covering with a clean soil cover, and onsite treatment of the process leaching agent.

Not Available

1988-09-01

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Quill mites in Brazilian psittacine birds (Aves: Psittaciformes).  

PubMed

The primary and secondary feathers of 170 Brazilian psittacine birds (Aves: Psittaciformes) were examined in order to identify feather quill mite fauna. Birds were held captive in two locations in the state of Minas Gerais (MG), and two in the state of Espirito Santo (ES). The quills were cut longitudinally and were examined under optical microscopy. The genus of quill mites most frequently found was Paralgopsis (Astigmata: Pyrogliphidae), followed by Cystoidosoma (Astigmata: Syringobiidae). Astigmata: Syringophilidae mites were sporadically observed. After analyzing the data using logistic regression models, it was determined that there was higher infestation risk for psittacines in ES state, as compared with those in MG, and a significant increase in risk depending on the psittacine host species. However, the location of captivity did not have a significant effect. Lesions were observed in infested feathers. Cystoidosoma sp. and Paralgopsis sp. were always observed together, with parts of Paralgopsis found inside Cystoidosoma sp., suggesting thanatochresis or predation. PMID:23082514

Jardim, Cassius Catão Gomes; Cunha, Lucas Maciel; Rezende, Leandro do Carmo; Teixeira, Cristina Mara; Martins, Nelson Rodrigo da Silva; de Oliveira, Paulo Roberto; Leite, Romário Cerqueira; Faccini, João Luiz Horácio; Leite, Rômulo Cerqueira

2012-09-01

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The AVES adaptive optics spectrograph for the VLT: status report  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on the status of AVES, the Adaptive-optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph proposed for the secondary port of the Nasmyth Adaptive Optics System (NAOS) recently installed at the VLT. AVES is an intermediate resolution (R ? 16,000) high-efficiency fixed- format echelle spectrograph which operates in the spectral band 500 - 1,000 nm. In addition to a high intrinsic efficiency, comparable to that of ESI at Keck II, it takes advantage of the adaptive optics correction provided by NAOS to reduce the sky and detector contribution in background-limited observations of weak sources, thus allowing a further magnitude gain with respect to comparable non-adaptive optics spectrographs. Simulations show that the instrument will be capable of reaching a magnitude V = 22.5 at S/N > 10 in two hours, two magnitudes weaker than GIRAFFE at the same resolution and 3 magnitudes weaker than the higher resolution UVES spectrograph. Imaging and coronographic functions have also been implemented in the design. We present the results of the final design study and we dicuss the technical and operational issues related to its implementation at the VLT as a visitor instrument. We also discuss the possibility of using a scaled-up non-adaptive optics version of the same design as an element of a double- or triple-arm intermediate-resolution spectrograph for the VLT. Such an option looks attractive in the context of a high-efficiency large-bandwidth (320 - 1,500 nm) spectrograph ("fast-shooter") being considered by ESO as a 2nd-generation VLT instrument.

Pallavicini, Roberto; Delabre, Bernard; Pasquini, Luca; Zerbi, Filippo M.; Bonanno, Giovanni; Comari, Maurizio; Conconi, Paolo; Mazzoleni, Ruben; Santin, Paolo; Damiani, Francesco; Di Marcantonio, Paolo; Franchini, Mariagrazia; Spano, Paolo; Bonifacio, P.; Catalano, Santo; Molaro, Paolo P.; Randich, S.; Rodono, Marcello

2003-03-01

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Tarphonomus, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves : Passeriformes : Furnariidae) from South America  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Tarphonomus, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae) from South America, is described. Species included in the new genus, formerly placed in Upucerthia, are T. certhioides and T. harterti.

Chesser, R.T.; Brumfield, R.T.

2007-01-01

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AVES: an adaptive optics visual echelle spectrograph for the VLT  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the preliminary study of a low cost, high performance spectrograph for the VLT, for observations in the V, R and I bands. This spectrograph is meant for intermediate (R equals 16,000) resolution spectroscopy of faint (sky and/or detector limited) sources, with particular emphasis on the study of solar-type (F-G) stars belonging to the nearest galaxies and to distant (or highly reddened) galactic clusters. The spectrograph is designed to use the adaptive optics (AO) systems at the VLT Telescope. Even if these AO systems will not provide diffraction limited images in the V, R and I bands, the photon concentration will still be above approximately 60% of the flux in an 0.3 arcsecond aperture for typical Paranal conditions. This makes the construction of a compact, cheap and efficient echelle spectrograph possible. AVES will outperform comparable non adaptive optic instruments by more than one magnitude for sky- and/or detector-limited observations, and it will be very suitable for observations in crowded fields.

Pasquini, Luca; Delabre, Bernard; Avila, Gerardo; Bonaccini, Domenico

1998-07-01

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Earliest African neornithine bird: A new species of prophaethontidae (Aves) from the Paleocene of Morocco  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new taxon of the Prophaethontidae (Aves) is described from the phosphatic beds of the Ouled Abdoun Basin, Morocco. Lithoptila abdounensis gen. et sp. nov. is represented by a single, well-preserved neurocranium, dated as upper Paleocene (Thanetian) on the basis of the selachians identified in the matrix. This specimen is the oldest known African neornithine bird and the oldest record

Estelle Bourdon; Baâdi Bouya; Mohamed Iarochene

2005-01-01

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MAIN GATE, INTERSECTION OF 4TH AVE (200 NORTH) AND N ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

MAIN GATE, INTERSECTION OF 4TH AVE (200 NORTH) AND N STREET (895 EAST), SALT LAKE CITY, UT. VIEW LOOKING EAST THROUGH MAIN CEMETERY GATE TO CEMETERY'S MAIN STREET, REPHOTOGRAPH OF HISTORIC SHIPLER PHOTO # 18276, UTAH STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION. - Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT

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Pressure Contact Sounding Data for NASA'S Atmospheric Variability Experiment (Ave 2).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The basic rawinsonde data are described at each pressure contact from the surface to sounding termination for the 54 stations participating in the AVE 2 pilot experiment. Soundings were taken at three-hour intervals from stations within the United States ...

H. E. Fuelberg R. E. Turner

1975-01-01

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Biogeographical and phylogenetic implications of an early Miocene wren (Aves: Passeriformes: Acanthisittidae) from New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new species and genus of acanthisittid wren (Aves: Passeriformes: Acanthisittidae) is described from the Early Miocene (19–16 Ma) St Bathans Fauna from Otago, New Zealand, based on four fossil bones. The first Tertiary fossil passerine to be described from New Zealand, it is similar in size to New Zealand's smallest extant bird, the Rifleman Acanthisitta chloris. A phylogenetic analysis

Trevor H. Worthy; Suzanne J. Hand; Jacqueline M. T. Nguyen; Alan J. D. Tennyson; Jennifer P. Worthy; R. Paul Scofield; Walter E. Boles; Michael Archer

2010-01-01

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Atrial-selective prolongation of refractory period with AVE0118 is due principally to inhibition of sodium channel activity  

PubMed Central

AVE0118’s action to prolong effective refractory period (ERP) in atria but not ventricles is thought to be due to its inhibition of IKur. However, in non-remodeled atria, AVE0118 prolongs ERP but not action potential duration (APD70-90), which can be explained with inhibition of sodium, but not potassium channel current. ERP, APD, and the maximum rate of rise of the AP upstroke (Vmax) were measured in canine isolated coronary-perfused right atrial and in superfused ventricular tissue preparations. Whole-cell patch-clamp techniques were used to measure sodium channel current (INa) in HEK293 cells stably expressing SCN5A. AVE0118 (5–10 ?M) prolonged ERP (p<0.001), but not APD70 and decreased Vmax (by 15%, 10 ?M, p<0.05; n=10 for each). Ventricular ERP, APD90, and Vmax were not changed significantly by 10 ?M AVE0118 (all p=ns; n=7). AVE0118 effectively suppressed acetylcholine-mediated persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). AVE0118 (10 ?M) reduced peak current amplitude of SCN5A-WT current by 36.5±6.6% (p<0.01; n=7) and shifted half-inactivation voltage (V0.5) of the steady- state inactivation curve from -89.9±0.5 to -96.0±0.9 mV (p<0.01; n=7). Our data suggest that AVE0118-induced prolongation of atrial, but not ventricular ERP, is due largely to atrial- selective depression of INa, which likely contributes to the effectiveness of AVE0118 to suppress AF.

Burashnikov, Alexander; Barajas-Martinez, Hector; Hu, Dan; Nof, Eyal; Blazek, Jonathan; Antzelevitch, Charles

2012-01-01

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Modularity and Complete Natural Homeoses in Cervical Vertebrae of Extant and Extinct Penguins (Aves: Sphenisciformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cervical system of extant penguins (Aves: Sphenisciformes) is organised into morphological modules, each with its biomechanical\\u000a function. Indeed, for these marine pelagic birds to acquire hydrodynamic morphology, the folding of the neck is essential.\\u000a Despite a common general structure, the cervical vertebrae exhibit morphological differences depending on their positioning.\\u000a These characteristics are identified as apparent cases of complete natural

Geoffrey Guinard; Didier Marchand

2010-01-01

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OMI total ozone column validation with Aura-AVE CAFS observations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we present validation results of the total ozone column data products of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) by using airborne observations by the CCD Actinic Flux Spectrometer (CAFS) instrument. CAFS was flown during Aura Validation Experiment (AVE) campaigns organized by NASA in support of the validation of EOS-Aura satellite data products. The accuracy of individual CAFS total ozone column estimates of 2.0% on average is sufficient to meet the OMI validation requirements of 3.0%. A climatology was used to estimate the ozone column below the aircraft altitude. AVE validation results show that the OMI-TOMS total ozone column data product is of overall high quality as CAFS and OMI-TOMS agree to within less than 1% with a standard deviation of 8 DU (2-3%) with no significant dependence on total ozone column, latitude, cloud fraction, or solar zenith angle. The primary shortcoming in OMI-DOAS collection 2 total ozone column data is the air mass factor reflected in the dependence on solar zenith angle of the CAFS and OMI-DOAS total ozone column difference. Fortunately, the CAFS aircraft data collected during AVE provided useful insights that could not be obtained in any other way into where OMI satellite data retrieval improvements were needed. For OMI-DOAS collection 3 the air mass factor issue has been solved by calibration optimization and retrieval algorithm improvements, bringing airborne CAFS and OMI-DOAS satellite data to agreement within less than 1.5% with a standard deviation of 9 DU (2-3%), in compliance with the OMI validation requirements.

Kroon, M.; Petropavlovskikh, I.; Shetter, R.; Hall, S.; Ullmann, K.; Veefkind, J. P.; McPeters, R. D.; Browell, E. V.; Levelt, P. F.

2008-08-01

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Effect of dopamine receptor blockade on the renal excretory response to acute volume expansion (AVE) in conscious Brattleboro rats.  

PubMed

All the studies were performed on chronically cannulated, conscious Brattleboro rats, housed in metabolic cages under standard conditions. The renal excretory indices: diuresis (V), sodium (UNa.V), potassium (UK.V), chloride (UCl.V) and osmotic (Uosm.V) excretion were measured under the following experimental protocol: (1) controls, (2) 2% volume expansion (AVE)-0.9% NaCl i.v. for 2 min, (3) Dopamine (DA) receptor antagonist Flupentixol (FLU) 0.5 mg.kg-1 i.v., and (4) AVE 10 min after i.v. application of FLU. All the indices studied, given as cumulative curves, showed a firm linearity with time during the whole experimental period (5 h) in groups 1 and 2 (p < 0.05), while such a relationship was not found significantly in groups 3 and 4. AVE quickly, strongly and significantly (p < 0.01) increased V and especially UNa.V, UCl.V and Uosm.V. Pretreatment with FLU potently suppressed the effect of AVE on the renal excretion. FLU alone decreased almost equally V and saliuresis. In conclusion: the DA antagonist FLU blocks the diuretic and saliuretic response to AVE probably by affecting tubular processes. PMID:7645405

Tzaneva, N; Belova, N; Kirkova, L; Piryova, B

1994-01-01

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AVES-IMCO: an adaptive optics visible spectrograph and imager/coronograph for NAOS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NAOS adaptive optics system will very soon provide diffraction-limited images on the VLT, down to the visible wavelengths (0.020 arcseconds at 0.83 micron for instance). At the moment, the only instrument dedicated to NAOS is the CONICA spectro-imager, operating in the near-infrared from 1 to 5 microns. We are now proposing to ESO, in collaboration with an Italian group, the development of a visible spectrograph/imager/coronograph, AVES-IMCO (Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and IMager/COronograph). We present here the general concept of the new instrument as well as its expected performances in the different modes.

Beuzit, Jean-Luc; Lagrange, A.-M.; Mouillet, D.; Chauvin, G.; Stadler, E.; Charton, J.; Lacombe, F.; AVES-IMCO Team

2001-05-01

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AVE3085, an enhancer of endothelial nitric oxide synthase, restores endothelial function and reduces blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in endothelial function, and impaired NO production is involved in hypertension. Therefore, compounds that regulate endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) may be of therapeutic benefit. A novel, low molecular weight compound AVE3085 is a recently developed compound with the ability to enhance eNOS transcription. The present study investigated the effects of AVE3085 in endothelial dysfunction associated with hypertension. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were treated with AVE 3085 (10 mg·kg·day?1, orally) for 4 weeks. Isometric force measurement was performed on rings of isolated aortae in organ baths. Protein expression of eNOS, phosphorylated-eNOS and nitrotyrosine in the aortae were examined by Western blotting. mRNA for eNOS in rat aortae were examined by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). KEY RESULTS AVE3085 greatly improved endothelium-dependent relaxations in the aortae of SHRs. This functional change was accompanied by up-regulated expression of eNOS protein and mRNA, enhanced eNOS phosphorylation and decreased formation of nitrotyrosine. Furthermore, AVE3085 treatment reduced the blood pressure in SHR without affecting that of hypertensive eNOS?/? mice. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS The eNOS-transcription enhancer AVE3085 restored impaired endothelial function in a hypertensive model. The present study provides a solid basis for the potential development of eNOS-targeting drugs to restore down-regulated eNOS, as a new strategy in hypertension.

Yang, Qin; Xue, Hong-Mei; Wong, Wing-Tak; Tian, Xiao-Yu; Huang, Yu; Tsui, Stephen KW; Ng, Patrick KS; Wohlfart, Paulus; Li, Huige; Xia, Ning; Tobias, Silke; Underwood, Malcolm John; He, Guo-Wei

2011-01-01

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Renoprotective Effects of AVE0991, a Nonpeptide Mas Receptor Agonist, in Experimental Acute Renal Injury  

PubMed Central

Renal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) is the major cause of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients. Mechanisms underlying reperfusion-associated injury include recruitment and activation of leukocytes and release of inflammatory mediators. In this study, we investigated the renal effects of acute administration of AVE0991, an agonist of Mas, the angiotensin-(1–7) receptor, the angiotensin-(1–7) receptor, in a murine model of renal I/R. Male C57BL/6 wild-type or Mas?/? mice were subjected to 30?min of bilateral ischemia and 24?h of reperfusion. Administration of AVE0991 promoted renoprotective effects, as seen by improvement of function, decreased tissue injury, prevention of local and remote leucocyte infiltration, and release of the chemokine, CXCL1. I/R injury was similar in WT and Mas?/? mice, suggesting that endogenous activation of this receptor does not control renal damage under baseline conditions. In conclusion, pharmacological interventions using Mas receptor agonists may represent a therapeutic opportunity for the treatment of renal I/R injury.

Barroso, Livia Correa; Silveira, Katia Daniela; Lima, Cristiano Xavier; Borges, Valdineria; Bader, Michael; Rachid, Milene; Santos, Robson Augusto Souza; Souza, Danielle Gloria; Simoes e Silva, Ana Cristina; Teixeira, Mauro Martins

2012-01-01

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Radiological verification survey results at 3 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ002V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 3 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 3 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

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Radiological verification survey results at 17 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ006V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 17 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 17 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

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Radiological verification survey results at 15 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ005V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 15 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 15 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

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Radiological verification survey results at 7 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ003V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 7 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 7 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

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Radiological verification survey results as 13 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ004V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 13 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 13 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

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Radiological verification survey results at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ001V)  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W. R. Grace facility. The property at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 14 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

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Nuclear and mitochondrial phylogeography of the Atlantic forest endemic Xiphorhynchus fuscus (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae): Biogeography and systematics implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied the intraspecific evolutionary history of the South American Atlantic forest endemic Xiphorhynchusfuscus (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) to address questions such as: Was the diversification of this bird’s populations associated to areas of avian endemism? Which models of speciation (i.e., refuges, river as barriers or geotectonism) explain the diversification within X. fuscus? Does the genetic data support subspecies as independent evolutionary

Gustavo S. Cabanne; Fernando M. d’Horta; Eloisa H. R. Sari; Fabrício R. Santos; Cristina Y. Miyaki

2008-01-01

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Accounting for Phylogenetic Uncertainty in Biogeography: A Bayesian Approach to Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis of the Thrushes (Aves: Turdus)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The phylogeny of the thrushes (Aves: Turdus) has been difficult to reconstruct due to short internal branches and lack of node support for certain parts of the tree. Reconstructing the biogeographic history of this group is further complicated by the fact that current implementations of biogeographic methods, such as dispersal-vicariance analysis (DIVA; Ronquist, 1997), require a fully resolved tree. Here,

JOHAN A. A. NYLANDER; URBAN OLSSON; ISABEL S ANMARTIN; Plaza de Murillo

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Complete mitochondrial genome of the peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (Aves, Falconiformes, Falconidae): genetic differences between the two individuals.  

PubMed

The peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (Aves, Falconiformes, Falconidae) is one of the most common and widespread raptor species in the world. Here, the complete mitochondrial genome of F. peregrinus from Korea, which is one of the breeding ranges, was sequenced and characterized in detail. PMID:22409757

Ryu, Shi Hyun; Lee, Jin Hee; Hwang, Ui Wook

2012-03-13

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Fe XVI radiative rates (Diaz+, 2013)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accurate theoretical energy level, lifetime, and transition probability calculations of core-excited Fe XVI were performed employing the relativistic Multireference Moller-Plesset perturbation theory. In these computations the term energies of the highly excited n<=5 states arising from the configuration 1s22sk2pm3lpnl'q, where k+m+p+q=9, l<=3 and p+q<=2 are considered, including those of the autoionizing levels with a hole-state in the L-shell. All even and odd parity states of sodium-like iron ion were included for a total of 1784 levels. Comparison of the calculated L-shell transition wavelengths with those from laboratory measurements shows excellent agreement. Therefore, our calculation may be used to predict the wavelengths of as of yet unobserved Fe XVI, such as the second strongest 2p-3d Fe XVI line, which has not been directly observed in the laboratory and which blends with one of the prominent Fe XVII lines. (2 data files).

Diaz, F.; Vilkas, M. J.; Ishikawa, Y.; Beiersdorfer, P.

2013-08-01

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Rotational velocities of HR stars (Diaz+, 2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose a method for measuring the projected rotational velocity vsini with high precision even in spectra with blended lines. Though not automatic, our method is designed to be applied systematically to large numbers of objects without excessive computational requirement. We calculated the cross correlation function (CCF) of the object spectrum against a zero-rotation template and used the Fourier transform (FT) of the CCF central maximum to measure the parameter vsini taking the limb darkening effect and its wavelength dependence into account. The procedure also improves the definition of the CCF base line, resulting in errors related to the continuum position under 1% even for vsini=280km/s. Tests with high-resolution spectra of F-type stars indicate that an accuracy well below 1% can be attained even for spectra where most lines are blended. (1 data file).

Diaz, C. G.; Gonzalez, J. F.; Levato, H.; Grosso, M.

2011-10-01

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A Megafauna's Microfauna: Gastrointestinal Parasites of New Zealand's Extinct Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes)  

PubMed Central

We perform the first multidisciplinary study of parasites from an extinct megafaunal clade using coprolites from the New Zealand moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes). Ancient DNA and microscopic analyses of 84 coprolites deposited by four moa species (South Island giant moa, Dinornis robustus; little bush moa, Anomalopteryx didiformis; heavy-footed moa, Pachyornis elephantopus; and upland moa, Megalapteryx didinus) reveal an array of gastrointestinal parasites including coccidians (Cryptosporidium and members of the suborder Eimeriorina), nematodes (Heterakoidea, Trichostrongylidae, Trichinellidae) and a trematode (Echinostomida). Parasite eggs were most prevalent and diverse in coprolites from lowland sites, where multiple sympatric moa species occurred and host density was therefore probably higher. Morphological and phylogenetic evidence supports a possible vicariant Gondwanan origin for some of the moa parasites. The discovery of apparently host-specific parasite taxa suggests paleoparasitological studies of megafauna coprolites may provide useful case-studies of coextinction.

Wood, Jamie R.; Wilmshurst, Janet M.; Rawlence, Nicolas J.; Bonner, Karen I.; Worthy, Trevor H.; Kinsella, John M.; Cooper, Alan

2013-01-01

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Vasopeptidase inhibitor ilepatril (AVE7688) prevents obesity- and diabetes-induced neuropathy in C57Bl/6J mice.  

PubMed

Previously we demonstrated that inhibition of neutral endopeptidase (NEP), a protease that degrades vaso- and neuro-active peptides, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) with a vasopeptidase inhibitor improves vascular and neural function in diabetic rat models. The purpose of this study was to determine whether inhibition of NEP and ACE or deletion of NEP provides protection from nerve impairment caused by diabetes or diet induced obesity (DIO). To determine the role of NEP and ACE inhibition in neuropathy related to insulin-deficient diabetes or DIO we used C57Bl/6J mice treated with AVE7688, a vasopeptidase inhibitor, or NEP deficient (-/-) mice. Mice at 12 weeks of age were fed a high fat diet for 12 weeks or were diabetic for duration of 12 weeks following a single injection of high dose streptozotocin. Both a prevention and intervention protocol was used for AVE7688 treatment. Glucose utilization was impaired in DIO C57Bl/6J and NEP -/- mice. However, treating DIO C57Bl/6J or NEP -/- mice with AVE7688 improved glucose tolerance. Thermal hypoalgesia and nerve conduction slowing were present in both streptozotocin-diabetic and DIO C57Bl/6J mice but not in AVE7688 treated C57Bl/6J mice or NEP -/- mice exposed to either streptozotocin-induced diabetes or a high fat diet. Intraepidermal nerve fiber (IENF) profiles were decreased in the hindpaw of C57Bl/6J diabetic or DIO mice and this improved when the mice were treated with AVE7688. IENF profiles were not decreased in diabetic or DIO NEP (-/-) mice. These studies suggest that NEP plays a role in regulating nerve function in insulin-deficient diabetes and DIO. PMID:20849865

Coppey, Lawrence; Davidson, Eric; Lu, Bao; Gerard, Craig; Yorek, Mark

2010-09-16

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A humanised anti-IGF-1R monoclonal antibody (AVE1642) enhances Bortezomib-induced apoptosis in myeloma cells lacking CD45  

Microsoft Academic Search

The humanised form of an antagonistic anti-IGF-1R mAb (AVE1642) selectively inhibits the growth of CD45neg myeloma cells. AVE1642 strongly increased bortezomib-induced apoptosis, correlated with an increase of Noxa expression. These results support the therapeutic use of anti-IGF-1R\\/bortezomib in CD45neg Myeloma patients, particularly those with the most aggressive form, t(4,14).

G Descamps; P Gomez-Bougie; C Venot; P Moreau; R Bataille; M Amiot

2009-01-01

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Multilocus perspectives on the monophyly and phylogeny of the order Charadriiformes (Aves)  

PubMed Central

Background The phylogeny of shorebirds (Aves: Charadriiformes) and their putative sister groups was reconstructed using approximately 5 kilobases of data from three nuclear loci and two mitochondrial genes, and compared to that based on two other nuclear loci. Results Charadriiformes represent a monophyletic group that consists of three monophyletic suborders Lari (i.e., Laridae [including Sternidae and Rynchopidae], Stercorariidae, Alcidae, Glareolidae, Dromadidae, and Turnicidae), Scolopaci (i.e., Scolopacidae [including Phalaropidae], Jacanidae, Rostratulidae, Thinocoridae, Pedionomidae), and Charadrii (i.e., Burhinidae, Chionididae, Charadriidae, Haematopodidae, Recurvirostridae, and presumably Ibidorhynchidae). The position of purported "gruiform" buttonquails within Charadriiformes is confirmed. Skimmers are most likely sister to terns alone, and plovers may be paraphyletic with respect to oystercatchers and stilts. The Egyptian Plover is not a member of the Glareolidae, but is instead relatively basal among Charadrii. None of the putative sisters of Charadriiformes were recovered as such. Conclusion Hypotheses of non-monophyly and sister relationships of shorebirds are tested by multilocus analysis. The monophyly of and interfamilial relationships among shorebirds are confirmed and refined. Lineage-specific differences in evolutionary rates are more consistent across loci in shorebirds than other birds and may contribute to the congruence of locus-specific phylogenetic estimates in shorebirds.

Fain, Matthew G; Houde, Peter

2007-01-01

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Resolving lost herbivore community structure using coprolites of four sympatric moa species (Aves: Dinornithiformes).  

PubMed

Knowledge of extinct herbivore community structuring is essential for assessing the wider ecological impacts of Quaternary extinctions and determining appropriate taxon substitutes for rewilding. Here, we demonstrate the potential for coprolite studies to progress beyond single-species diet reconstructions to resolving community-level detail. The moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) of New Zealand are an intensively studied group of nine extinct herbivore species, yet many details of their diets and community structuring remain unresolved. We provide unique insights into these aspects of moa biology through analyses of a multispecies coprolite assemblage from a rock overhang in a montane river valley in southern New Zealand. Using ancient DNA (aDNA), we identified 51 coprolites, which included specimens from four sympatric moa species. Pollen, plant macrofossils, and plant aDNA from the coprolites chronicle the diets and habitat preferences of these large avian herbivores during the 400 y before their extinction (?1450 AD). We use the coprolite data to develop a paleoecological niche model in which moa species were partitioned based on both habitat (forest and valley-floor herbfield) and dietary preferences, the latter reflecting allometric relationships between body size, digestive efficiency, and nutritional requirements. Broad ecological niches occupied by South Island giant moa (Dinornis robustus) and upland moa (Megalapteryx didinus) may reflect sexual segregation and seasonal variation in habitat use, respectively. Our results show that moa lack extant ecological analogs, and their extinction represents an irreplaceable loss of function from New Zealand's terrestrial ecosystems. PMID:24082104

Wood, Jamie R; Wilmshurst, Janet M; Richardson, Sarah J; Rawlence, Nicolas J; Wagstaff, Steven J; Worthy, Trevor H; Cooper, Alan

2013-09-30

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Bmpr1a is required for proper migration of the AVE through regulation of Dkk1 expression in the pre-streak mouse embryo  

PubMed Central

Here, we report a novel mechanism regulating migration of the anterior visceral endoderm (AVE) by BMP signaling through BMPRIA. In Bmpr1a-deficient (Bmpr-null) embryos, the AVE does not migrate at all. In embryos with an epiblast-specific deletion of Bmpr1a (Bmpr1anull/flox; Sox2Cre embryos), the AVE cells migrate randomly from the distal end of embryos, resulting in an expansion of the AVE. Dkk1, which is normally expressed in the anterior proximal visceral endoderm (PxVE), is downregulated in Bmpr-null embryos, whereas it is circumferentially expressed in Bmpr1anull/flox; Sox2Cre embryos at E5.75–6.5. These results demonstrate an association of the position of Dkk1 expressing cells with direction of the migration of AVE. In Bmpr1anull/flox; Sox2Cre embryos, a drastic decrease of WNT signaling is observed at E6.0. Addition of WNT3A to the culture of Bmpr1anull/flox; Sox2Cre embryos at E5.5 restores expression patterns of Dkk1 and Cer1. These data indicate that BMP signaling in the epiblast induces Wnt3 and Wnt3a expression to maintain WNT signaling in the VE, resulting in downregulation of Dkk1 to establish the anterior expression domain. Thus, our results suggest that BMP signaling regulates the expression patterns of Dkk1 for anterior migration of the AVE.

Miura, Shigeto; Singh, Ajeet Pratap; Mishina, Yuji

2010-01-01

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[Reproductive activity of Chelonia mydas (Testudines: Cheloniidae) in Isla de Aves, Venezuela (2001-2008)].  

PubMed

The second major nesting-site for green turtles in the Caribbean is Isla de Aves, an island protected as a wildlife refuge since 1972, located at 650km Northeast from La Guaira, Venezuela. In this island, the nesting population monitoring started in 1972 and in a more continuous way after 1978, when a Scientific-Naval Station was established and scientific observations started. Since historical data show that female captures had severely affected population levels in this island before 1978, this study aim to describe recent reproductive activities. For this, during the nesting seasons of 2001-2002 and 2005-2008, nesting females were measured and tagged using metal flipper tags. A total of 458 nights were sampled observing 5 154 female emergences, with a maximum of 53 in a single night. Non-observed emergences were calculated fitting the temporal distribution of observed emergences to a normal curve. Total emergences estimated varied from X=637.1+/-106.6 in 2001 to X =2 853+/-42.5 in 2008 (ANOVA F(6.5df)=60.37, p<0.0001). Internesting interval in the same season was estimated in X=10.71+/-1.32 days. Clutch frequency in a nesting season was calculated as X=1.71+/-1.6 times per female and season. Estimated number of nesting females per year varied from X=373+/-12.5 females in 2001 to X=l 669+/-56.1 females in 2008 (ANOVA F 55.6df)=89.42, p<0.0001); with a positive and significant trend (r=0.842, p=0.036). Results show that nesting females numbers are increasing. We suggest that the protection of the nesting area for more than 30 years, has contributed with this population increase. PMID:23894943

Vera, Vicente; Buitrago, Joaquín

2012-06-01

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Pathology-specific effects of the IKur/Ito/IK,ACh blocker AVE0118 on ion channels in human chronic atrial fibrillation  

PubMed Central

Background and purpose This study was designed to establish the pathology-specific inhibitory effects of the IKur/Ito/IK,ACh blocker AVE0118 on atrium-selective channels and its corresponding effects on action potential shape and effective refractory period in patients with chronic AF (cAF). Experimental approach Outward K+-currents of right atrial myocytes and action potentials of atrial trabeculae were measured with whole-cell voltage clamp and microelectrode techniques, respectively. Outward currents were dissected by curve fitting. Key results Four components of outward K+-currents and AF-specific alterations in their properties were identified. Ito was smaller in cAF than in SR, and AVE0118 (10??M) apparently accelerated its inactivation in both groups without reducing its amplitude. Amplitudes of rapidly and slowly inactivating components of IKur were lower in cAF than in SR. The former was abolished by AVE0118 in both groups, the latter was partially blocked in SR, but not in cAF, even though its inactivation was apparently accelerated in cAF. The large non-inactivating current component was similar in magnitude in both groups, but decreased by AVE0118 only in SR. AVE0118 strongly suppressed AF-related constitutively active IK,ACh and prolonged atrial action potential and effective refractory period exclusively in cAF. Conclusions and implications In atrial myocytes of cAF patients, we detected reduced function of distinct IKur components that possessed decreased component-specific sensitivity to AVE0118 most likely as a consequence of AF-induced electrical remodelling. Inhibition of profibrillatory constitutively active IK,ACh may lead to pathology-specific efficacy of AVE0118 that is likely to contribute to its ability to convert AF into SR.

Christ, T; Wettwer, E; Voigt, N; Hala, O; Radicke, S; Matschke, K; Varro, A; Dobrev, D; Ravens, U

2008-01-01

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Cold-hardiness in Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Nematoda: Filarioidea), a parasite of the ankles of Fulica americana (Aves).  

PubMed

The filarioid nematode Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Diesing, 1861) is considered cold-hardy. Adults and microfilariae became motile when placed in saline at 22 C after having been removed from thawed carcasses of their host, the American coot (Fulica americana Gmelin) (Aves: Gruiformes). Adult nematodes from 5 of 12 carcasses became active as did microfilariae from 4 of 5 carcasses. Carcasses had been frozen at an undetermined temperature below 0 C for an initial 14 days and then at -21 to -24 for 100-159 days. PMID:1738056

Bartlett, C M

1992-02-01

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TOMS ozone data compared at mesoscale resolution to tropopause heights from the AVE radiosonde network and to VAS radiances over the south-central United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observations from 1982 are being compared between the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), the Atmospheric Variability Experiment (AVE), and the VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) across Texas and Oklahoma. TOMS data show a significant ozone maximum over northeastern Texas. AVE radiosonde analysis shows tropopause heights with the highest pressure (lowest altitudes) over central Oklahoma accompanied by a mid-level jet across northern Mexico exiting above the Texas-Gulf coast. Corresponding VAS radiances show a dry slot in the middle tropopause across central Texas accompanied by a secondary slot over Oklahoma. The maxima are separated by 100 to 500 km. The impact of TOMS data on tropopause analysis is preliminarily seen as insignificant because TOMS data is not registered with respect to AVE tropopause heights.

Chesters, Dennis; Uccellini, Louis; Larko, David

1987-12-01

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The effect of AVE 0991, nebivolol and doxycycline on inflammatory mediators in an apoE-knockout mouse model of atherosclerosis  

PubMed Central

Summary Background The aim of this study was to investigate whether the 3 different substances that can decrease the development of atherosclerosis – nebivolol, AVE 0991 and doxycycline – could at the same time diminish the level of inflammatory indicators interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-12 (IL-12), serum amyloid A (SAA), and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1). Material/Methods Forty 8-week-old female apoE–knockout mice on the C57BL/6J background were divided into 4 groups and put on chow diet for 4 months. Three experimental groups received the same diet as a control group, mixed with AVE 0991 at a dose 0.58 ?mol per kg of body weight per day, nebivolol at a dose 2.0 ?mol per kg of body weight per day, and doxycycline at a dose 1.5 mg per kg of body weight per day. At the age of 6 months, the mice were sacrificed. Results All inflammatory indicators (MCP-1, IL-6, IL-12 and SAA) were diminished by AVE 0991. There was also a tendency to lower MCP-1, IL-6, IL-12 and SAA levels by nebivolol and doxycycline; however, it did not reach statistical significance. Conclusions Of the 3 presented substances, only AVE 0991 was able to diminish the rise of inflammatory markers. Therefore, drug manipulations in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis seem to be the most promising in the future treatment of atherogenesis.

Jawien, Jacek; Toton-Zuranska, Justyna; Kus, Katarzyna; Pawlowska, Malgorzata; Olszanecki, Rafal; Korbut, Ryszard

2012-01-01

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The Palaeogene Old World potoo Paraprefica Mayr, 1999 (Aves, Nyctibiidae): Its osteology and affinities to the New World Preficinae Olson, 1987  

Microsoft Academic Search

New specimens of the poorly known Old World potoo Paraprefica kelleri Mayr, 1999 (Aves, Nyctibiidae) are described from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany, including the first complete skeleton with a well?preserved skull. They provide additional details of the osteology of these birds and allow more detailed comparisons with the osteologically similar Prefica nivea Olson, 1987 from the Early

Gerald Mayr

2005-01-01

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A new species of Caryospora (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the sharp-shinned hawk, Accipiter striatus (Aves: Accipitriformes).  

PubMed

An injured juvenile sharp-shinned hawk, Accipiter striatus Vieillot, 1807 (Aves: Accipitriformes), housed and treated at the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, was found to be passing oocysts of an undescribed species of Caryospora in its feces. Sporulated oocysts of Caryospora petersoni n. sp. were subspherical, with a bilayered wall, and they measured 43.1 × 39.8 ?m; micropyle, oocyst residuum, and polar granule were absent. Sporocysts were subspherical to spherical, 23.4 × 23.3 ?m; Stieda, substieda, and parastieda bodies were absent, but a spherical sporocyst residuum was present as a compact mass, ~15.1 ?m wide, composed of many homogeneous globules. The new species represents the first caryosporan documented from this species of hawk. PMID:23098064

McAllister, Chris T; Duszynski, Donald W; McKown, Richard D

2012-10-25

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Sensitization of Upper Airway Mechanoreceptors as a New Pharmacologic Principle to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Investigations with AVE0118 in Anesthetized Pigs  

PubMed Central

Study Objectives: Drug treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is desirable because at least 30% of patients do not tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. The negative pressure reflex (NPR) involving superficially located mechanoreceptors in the upper airway (UA) is an important mechanism for UA patency inhibitable by topical UA anesthesia (lidocaine). The NPR may serve as a target for pharmacological intervention for a topical treatment of OSA. The objective was to determine the effect of pharmacological augmentation of the NPR on UA collapsibility. Design: We developed a model of UA collapsibility in which application of negative pressures caused UA collapses in spontaneously breathing ?-chloralose-urethane anesthetized pigs as indicated by characteristic tracheal pressure and air flow changes. Setting: N/A. Patients or Participants: N/A. Interventions: N/A. Measurements and Results: The potassium channel blocker AVE0118 administered topically to the UA in doses of 1, 3, and 10 mg per nostril sensitized the NPR, shifting the mechanoreceptor response threshold for the genioglossus muscle to more positive pressures (P < 0.001; n = 6 per group) and dose-dependently inhibited UA collapsibility. Ten mg of AVE0118 prevented UA collapses against negative pressures of -150 mbar (P < 0.01) for > 4 h in all pigs, while in control pigs the UA collapsed at -50 mbar or less negative pressures. The effect of AVE0118 was abolished by UA lidocaine anesthesia. Acute intravenous administration of naloxone or acetazolamide was ineffective; paroxetine and mirtazepine were weakly effective and fluoxetine was moderately effective in line with reported clinical efficacy. Conclusion: Topical administration of AVE0118 to the UA is a promising pharmacologic approach for the treatment of OSA. Citation: Wirth KJ; Steinmeyer K; Ruetten H. Sensitization of upper airway mechanoreceptors as a new pharmacologic principle to treat obstructive sleep apnea: investigations with AVE0118 in anesthetized pigs. SLEEP 2013;36(5):699-708.

Wirth, Klaus J.; Steinmeyer, Klaus; Ruetten, Hartmut

2013-01-01

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Profiling of Energy Metabolism in Olanzapine-Induced Weight Gain in Rats and Its Prevention by the CB1Antagonist AVE1625  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the first study to examine the effect of subchronic olanzapine (OLZ) on energy homeostasis in rats, covering all aspects of energy balance, including energy intake as metabolizable energy, storage, and expenditure. We further analyzed whether, and by which mechanism, the CB1-antagonist AVE1625 might attenuate OLZ-induced body weight gain. For this purpose, we selected juvenile female Hanover Wistar rats

Michaela Liebig; Matthias Gossel; Jeremy Pratt; Mark Black; Guido Haschke; Ralf Elvert; Hans-Paul Juretschke; Claudia Neumann-Haefelin; Werner Kramer; Andreas W. Herling

2010-01-01

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New specimens of the Eocene Messelirrisoridae (Aves: Bucerotes), with comments on the preservation of uropygial gland waxes in fossil birds from Messel and the phylogenetic affinities of Bucerotes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exceptionally well-preserved new specimens of the Messelirrisoridae (Aves: Bucerotes), which show previously unknown features\\u000a of the osteology and feathering of these tiny birds, are described from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany. Most notably\\u000a in one of the new specimens the wing and tail feathers are excellently preserved and even show the former color pattern of\\u000a the tail. A

Gerald Mayr

2006-01-01

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Impact evaluation of a slush stock chest bypass installed at Scott Paper Company under the energy $avings plan  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of the bypass of a slush stock chest that was recently installed at Scott Paper Company (Scott Paper) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy $avings Plan (E$P) Program. The project consists of installing an adjustable speed drive, a 74.6 kW (100 hp) pump, a re-sized impeller, and piping modifications to bypass the slush stock chest and related equipment. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Scott Paper as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the project was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Scott Paper`s proposal and completion report). Based on this impact evaluation, energy savings from this project are expected to be 763,600 kilowatt-hours/year (kWh/yr) or 0.087 average megawatts (aMW). On a per-ton basis, this project will save 4.64 kWh/ton or 39.2%. The project cost $120,098 to install, and Scott Paper received payment of $82,232 (in 1993 dollars) from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. Pacific Northwest Laboratory calculated the real levelized cost of the energy savings to Bonneville as 14.2 mills/kWh (in 1993 dollars) over the project`s assumed 15-year life, and the real levelized cost to the region as 21.9 mills/kWh, not including transmission and distribution effects. The project would not have been implemented without the acquisition payment from Bonneville and therefore is not a free rider.

Oens, M.A.; Spanner, G.E.

1995-02-01

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Extrasolar planets. Radial velocities of eight stars (Diaz+ 2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The catalogue is composed of eight radial velocity timeseries, one for each target listed above. The radial velocities were obtained with the SOPHIE spectrograph at the 1.93-m telescope at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence. Addtional information for each star include the estimated uncertainty in the radial velocity, the bissector slope of the cross-correlation function, the exposure time, and the signal-to-noise ratio per pixel. (2 data files).

Diaz, R. F.; Santerne, A.; Sahlmann, J.; Hebrard, G.; Eggenberger, A.; Santos, N. C.; Moutou, C.; Arnold, L.; Boisse, I.; Bonfils, X.; Bouchy, F.; Delfosse, X.; Desort, M.; Ehrenreich, D.; Forveille, T.; Lagrange, A.-M.; Lovis, C.; Pepe, F.; Perrier, C.; Queloz; D.; Segransan, D.; Udry, S.; Vidal-Madjar, A.

2011-11-01

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VI photometry of M15 core (Diaz-Sanchez+, 2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observations were obtained on the night of 2008 July 25 with the FastCam instrument on the 2.5-m Nordic Optical Telescope using the I-band filter (820nm) which matches the Johnson-Bessell system. (1 data file).

Diaz-Sanchez, A.; Perez-Garrido, A.; Villo, I.; Rebolo, R.; Perez-Prieto, J. A.; Oscoz, A.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Lopez, R.; Rodriguez, L. F.

2013-04-01

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Dynamics and phylogenetic implications of MtDNA control region sequences in New World Jays (Aves: Corvidae).  

PubMed

To study the evolution of mtDNA and the intergeneric relationships of New World Jays (Aves: Corvidae), we sequenced the entire mitochondrial DNA control region (CR) from 21 species representing all genera of New World jays, an Old World jay, crows, and a magpie. Using maximum likelihood methods, we found that both the transition/transversion ratio (kappa) and among site rate variation (alpha) were higher in flanking domains I and II than in the conserved central domain and that the frequency of indels was highest in domain II. Estimates of kappa and alpha were much more influenced by the density of taxon sampling than by alternative optimal tree topologies. We implemented a successive approximation method incorporating these parameters into phylogenetic analysis. In addition we compared our study in detail to a previous study using cytochrome b and morphology to examine the effect of taxon sampling, evolutionary rates of genes, and combined data on tree resolution. We found that the particular weighting scheme used had no effect on tree topology and little effect on tree robustness. Taxon sampling had a significant effect on tree robustness but little effect on the topology of the best tree. The CR data set differed nonsignificantly from the tree derived from the cytochrome b/morphological data set primarily in the placement of the genus Gymnorhinus, which is near the base of the CR tree. However, contrary to conventional taxonomy, the CR data set suggested that blue and black jays (Cyanocorax sensu lato) might be paraphyletic and that the brown jay Psilorhinus (=Cyanocorax) morio is the sister group to magpie jays (Calocitta), a phylogenetic hypothesis that is likely as parsimonious with regard to nonmolecular characters as monophyly of Cyanocorax. The CR tree also suggests that the common ancestor of NWJs was likely a cooperative breeder. Consistent with recent systematic theory, our data suggest that DNA sequences with high substitution rates such as the CR may nonetheless be useful in reconstructing relatively deep phylogenetic nodes in avian groups. PMID:10948266

Saunders, M A; Edwards, S V

2000-08-01

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MIT: $avings through cogeneration  

SciTech Connect

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has installed an `inside-the-fence` cogeneration plant as a way of controlling costs for their increasing electric power and steam requirements. The cogeneration system fits neatly on one side of the campus power plant, with the GT10A gas turbine in an enclosure. The generator is located on one end, the HRSG to the side. On the instrument/control side, the gas turbine is equipped with a Westinghouse DCS control system. A Horriba emission monitoring system keeps track of pollution. Power in excess of the 22 MW produced by the gas turbine-generator must be purchased from the local utility. As requirements rise in future years, this could become more common, which may lead MIT, in 4-5 years, to convert to a combined cycle system. The steam-generating capabilities of the HRSG are adequate for the addition of a 10-MW backpressure steam turbine, should they make this decision. 3 figs.

Barker, T.

1995-11-01

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MIT: $avings through cogeneration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has installed an `inside-the-fence` cogeneration plant as a way of controlling costs for their increasing electric power and steam requirements. The cogeneration system fits neatly on one side of the campus power plant, with the GT10A gas turbine in an enclosure. The generator is located on one end, the HRSG to the side. On the

1995-01-01

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Reading: Ave Atque Vale.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although basic literacy will continue to be necessary for survival, mass communications and information technology are bringing about an inevitable and lamentable decline in reading for pleasure and in the love of literature for its own sake. (TE)

Donovan, Ann

1984-01-01

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Scientific Objectives and Design Study of an Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and Imager Coronograph (AVES-IMCO) for the NAOS Visitor Focus at the VLT  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the scientific case for an Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and Imager Coronograph (AVES-IMCO) that we propose as a visitor instrument for the secondary port of NAOS at the VLT. We show that such an instrument would be ideal for intermediate resolution (R=16,000) spectroscopy of faint sky-limited objects down to a magnitude of V=24.0 and will complement very effectively the near-IR imaging capabilities of CONICA. We present examples of science programmes that could be carried out with such an instrument and which cannot be addressed with existing VLT instruments. We also report on the result of a two-year design study of the instrument, with specific reference to its use as parallel instrument of NAOS.

Pallavicini, Roberto; Zerbi, Filippo; Beuzit, Jean-Luc; Bonanno, Giovanni; Bonifacio, Piercarlo; Comari, Maurizio; Conconi, Paolo; Delabre, Bernard; Franchini, Mariagrazia; Marcantonio, Paolo Di; Lagrange, Anne-Marie; Mazzoleni, Ruben; Molaro, Paolo; Pasquini, Luca; Santin, Paolo

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Adults and larvae of Skrjabinocerca canutus n. sp. (Nematoda: Acuariidae) from Calidris canutus rufa (Aves: Scolopacidae) on the southern Southwest Atlantic coast of South America.  

PubMed

Adults and larvae of a new species of Skrjabinocerca Shikhobalova, 1930 (Nematoda: Acuarioidea) are described on the basis of light and scanning electron microscope studies. Specimens were recovered from Calidris canutus rufa Wilson (Aves: Scolopacidae) from the Southwest Atlantic coast of Uruguay. Data on the hosts, localities and main features of the four previously described species of the genus are provided. S. canutus n. sp. can be distinguished its congeners by a combination of the following characters: non-recurrent cordons, shorter right spicule and possession of a delicate finger-like projection on the distal end of the left spicule. S. prima Shikhobalova, 1930 has a left spicule which is stilletto-shaped and sharply pointed, S. europaea Wong & Anderson, 1993 has recurrent cordons, S. americana Wong & Anderson, 1993 possesses two delicate digitiform projections on the distal end of its left spicule and S. bennetti Bartlett & Anderson, 1996 has subequal spicules. PMID:15841348

Diaz, Julia I; Cremonte, Florencia; Navone, Graciela T; Laurenti, Sonia

2005-02-01

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Structure of the Cold Front Observed in SESAME-AVE III and its Comparison with the Hoskins-Bretherton Frontogenesis Model.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A cold front which passed through the dense network of the SESAME-AVE (Severe Environmental Storms and Mesoscale Experiment-Atmospheric Variability Experiment) on 25-26 April 1979 was investigated. Rawinsonde data collected from 23 special stations and 19 National Weather Service stations at three-hour intervals for a 24-hour period were used along with hourly surface data, radar summary charts and GOES-East satellite images. Severe storms formed along the surface front during this period. The analysis focused on the vertical circulation across the frontal surface at low levels.The major features of the cold frontal system that emerged from an analysis of this unique data set include a familiar direct vertical circulation, with moist warm air ascending just above the surface front. However, the upgliding motion was intercepted by a secondary circulation at middle levels. The analysis result was compared with model predictions of Hoskins and Bretherton (1972) as calculated by Blumen (1980). Several features of the observed front were found to agree qualitatively well with the model prediction. These include: a) Both the horizontal temperature gradient and the vertical component of vorticity have their maxima near the ground surface; b) The horizontal gradient of potential temperature is smaller in the warm air region than in the cold air region; c) The temperature inversion layer representing the frontal surface is located behind and below the axis of the maximum cyclonic relative vorticity. However, the model is found to be less successful in predicting the low-level convergence field; the observed surface convergence and cyclonic vorticity are of the same order of magnitude and concentrated in zones of approximately the same width of 300 km. The observed maximum ascending motion is located at low levels, rather than in middle levels as predicted. The subsidence in the cold air region is also much stronger than the model prediction.

Ogura, Yoshi; Portis, Diane

1982-12-01

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Moa's Ark or volant ghosts of Gondwana? Insights from nineteen years of ancient DNA research on the extinct moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) of New Zealand.  

PubMed

The moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) of New Zealand represent one of the extinct iconic taxa that define the field of ancient DNA (aDNA), and after almost two decades of genetic scrutiny of bones, feathers, coprolites, mummified tissue, eggshell, and sediments, our knowledge of these prehistoric giants has increased significantly. Thanks to molecular and morphological-based research, the insights that have been obtained into moa phylogenetics, phylogeography, and palaeobiology exceeds that of any other extinct taxon. This review documents the strengths of applying a multidisciplinary approach when studying extinct taxa but also shows that cross-disciplinary controversies still remain at the most fundamental levels, with highly conflicting interpretations derived from aDNA and morphology. Moa species diversity, for example, is still heavily debated, as well as their relationship with other ratites and the mode of radiation. In addition to increasing our knowledge on a lineage of extinct birds, further insights into these aspects can clarify some of the basal splits in avian evolution, and the evolutionary implications of the breakup of the prehistoric supercontinent Gondwana. Did a flightless moa ancestor drift away on proto New Zealand (Moa's Ark) or did a volant ancestor arrive by flight? Here we provide an overview of 19 years of aDNA research on moa, critically assess the attempts and controversies in placing the moa lineage among palaeognath birds, and discuss the factors that facilitated the extensive radiation of moa. Finally, we identify the most obvious gaps in the current knowledge to address the future potential research areas in moa genetics. PMID:21596537

Allentoft, Morten E; Rawlence, Nicolas J

2011-04-28

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[Habitat selection and metapopulation structure: a multi-year study of distribution of the Hodgson's pipit, Anthus Hodgsoni Richm. (Aves, Passeriformes)].  

PubMed

Numbers and distribution of the Hodgson's pipit (Anthus hodgson Richm.: Aves, Passeriformes) were studied in the Yenissei middle taiga region over an area of about 450 sq km. Distribution of breeding pairs was mapped on fixed study plots (up to 450 ha in total) annually during 15 years. Habitat properties were described and measured in detail on 53 4-ha homogeneous plots within the area. It is shown by means of multiple regression, an average bird abundance over these plots depends on five habitat features (R2 = 0.74) including development and accessibility of moss cover and absence of a potential competitor, the tree pipit (A. trivialis L.). Correlation with these factors ruterated every year, therefore the average bird abundance was used as an index of habitat favourability. Density deviations from the mean in years of high and low numbers appeared to be closely related to habitat favourability; in particular, the relationship can alter the sign depending on the spatial scale of population structures. Changes in abundance reversely related to favourability in adjacent habitats, according to the prediction of despotic distribution hypothesis (Fretwell, Lucas, 1970), strictly indicating dominance behaviour during selection of a breeding territory. The numbers in larger population groups occupying a patchy habitat complex changed synchronously and proportionally to their average habitat quality. This assumes another mechanism governing the distribution of individuals, requiring no local knowledge and no dominance relationships. Dynamics and distribution of individuals among population groups of different hierarchic ranks agree with investigations on establishing of individual site fixation in birds and allow splitting the process into four consecutive steps. 1. During the juvenile dispersal, birds spread around quite evenly, disregarding of habitat quality. This maintains entirety of the metapopulation and occupation of isolated habitat spots. 2. The juvenile dispersal ends with switching to a search for a nearest site containing potential breeding territories. Such a site gets imprinted as the site for next breeding. According to our data, it covers an area of a few square kilometers. 3. During the pre-breeding period, an individual chooses a territory regarding to the favourability, but dominance of old residents forces it to search around for an empty patch within the imprinted area. As a result, dominance relationships affect both breeding density in best habitats and availability of empty patches. 4. The next years, an individual keeps connection with the breeding site fixed due to site tenacity. Rising of the social status allows the individual to occupy a better territory in future. Thus, a population group proportionate to individually imprinted area, with a concentration of favourable patches in the central part, comprises an elementary structural and functional unit of a metapopulation. Its individual members share the same well-known imprinted area and the social structure in common. Its numbers are regulated by density-dependent dominance relationships. Individuals spread over such groups in proportion to their carrying capacity in density-independent manner. Groups with best habitats can be more profitable at population lows, and less densely populated ones can offer more profit at population tops. Despite this, lack of information restricts profitable movements between them. Hence each group offers the same average fitness to its members. PMID:18956571

Burski?, O V

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June 28, 2012 Marvin Diaz-Lacayo MD PA 21150 Biscayne ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Ste. 101 Adventura, FL 33180 Re: Purchasing Medications from Foreign or Unlicensed Suppliers Could Result in Serious Harm to Patients ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety

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Compact Groups of galaxies from 2MASX (Diaz-Gimenez+, 2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a photometric catalogue of compact groups of galaxies (p2MCGs) automatically extracted from the Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) extended source catalogue. A total of 262 p2MCGs are identified, following the criteria defined by Hickson, of which 230 survive visual inspection (given occasional galaxy fragmentation and blends in the 2MASS parent catalogue). Only one quarter of these 230 groups were previously known compact groups (CGs). Among the 144 p2MCGs that have all their galaxies with known redshifts, 85 (59%) have four or more accordant galaxies. This v2MCG sample of velocity-filtered p2MCGs constitutes the largest sample of CGs (with N>=4) catalogued to date, with both well-defined selection criteria and velocity filtering, and is the first CG sample selected by stellar mass. It is fairly complete up to Kgroup~9 and radial velocity of ~6000km/s. (2 data files).

Diaz-Gimenez, E.; Mamon, G. A.; Pacheco, M.; Mendes de Oliveira, C.; Alonso, M. V.

2013-04-01

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DIAZ-FITZGERALD TIME DOMAIN (D-FTD) METHOD APPLIED TO DIELECTRIC AND LOSSY MATERIALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a new approach to the discretized solution of Maxwell's Equations for a real medium. The problem is equivalent to the solution of the equations of motion of a mechanical system of spheres properly connected. This model is an extension of the model proposed by G. F. Fitzgerald in 1885. The method is different from the usual FDTD implementation

Franco De Flaviis; Massimo Noro; Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos

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Diaz-Fitzgerald time domain (D-FTD) technique applied to electromagnetic problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new approach for the solution of electromagnetic problems is presented and tested. The method is based of the discretization of Maxwell's equations, but it differs from the FDTD implementation in that it exploits a different scheme to model wave propagation. Vector and Scalar potential are used instead of the magnetic field, to propagate the electric field. This implementation provides

Franco De Flaviis; M. Noro; N. G. Alexopoulos

1996-01-01

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OBSERVACIONES DE AVES RARAS EN ESPAÑA  

Microsoft Academic Search

annual report of the Spanish Orni- thological Society's Rarities Committee. It considers 321 new records pertaining to 110 species, with an ac- ceptance rate of 77.7 %. Species new to the Spanish list are Dwarf Bittern Ardeirallus sturmii (first accepted record for the Palearctic, from Gran Canaria island), Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica(two in the Iberian pe- ninsula, year1999) and Dusky

Eduardo DE JUANA

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SIZE AND LOCOMOTION IN TERATORNS (AVES: TERATORNITHIDAE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extinct family Teratornithidae contains the world's largest known flying birds. A new method of determining body weights of extinct birds, based on the size of their tibiotarsi, facilitates the estimation of the wing dimensions of these giant birds. An analysis of the bones of the teratorn wing shows that they closely resemble those of condors, suggesting that teratorns flew

KENNETH E. CAMPBELL; EDUARDO P. TONNI

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Ethyl 2-(7-oxo-3,5-diphenyl-1,4-diaze-pan-2-yl)acetate  

PubMed Central

In the title compound, C21H24N2O3, the diazepane ring adopts a chair conformation. The central diazepane ring forms dihedral angles 67.80?(7) and 72.29?(5)° with the two benzene rings. The eth­oxy­carbonyl group is disordered over two conformations with site-occupancy factors of 0.643?(5) and 0.357?(5). In the crystal, inversion dimers linked by pairs of N—H?O hydrogen bonds generate R 2 2(8) loops.

Jagadeesan, G.; Sethusankar, K.; Selvakumar, P.; Thennarasu, S.; Mandal, A. B.

2012-01-01

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Ethyl 2-(7-oxo-3,5-diphenyl-1,4-diaze-pan-2-yl)acetate.  

PubMed

In the title compound, C(21)H(24)N(2)O(3), the diazepane ring adopts a chair conformation. The central diazepane ring forms dihedral angles 67.80?(7) and 72.29?(5)° with the two benzene rings. The eth-oxy-carbonyl group is disordered over two conformations with site-occupancy factors of 0.643?(5) and 0.357?(5). In the crystal, inversion dimers linked by pairs of N-H?O hydrogen bonds generate R(2) (2)(8) loops. PMID:22589905

Jagadeesan, G; Sethusankar, K; Selvakumar, P; Thennarasu, S; Mandal, A B

2012-03-10

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A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae).  

PubMed

The hornbills comprise a group of morphologically and behaviorally distinct Palaeotropical bird species that feature prominently in studies of ecology and conservation biology. Although the monophyly of hornbills is well established, previous phylogenetic hypotheses were based solely on mtDNA and limited sampling of species diversity. We used parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods to reconstruct relationships among all 61 extant hornbill species, based on nuclear and mtDNA gene sequences extracted largely from historical samples. The resulting phylogenetic trees closely match vocal variation across the family but conflict with current taxonomic treatments. In particular, they highlight a new arrangement for the six major clades of hornbills and reveal that three groups traditionally treated as genera (Tockus, Aceros, Penelopides) are non-monophyletic. In addition, two other genera (Anthracoceros, Ocyceros) were non-monophyletic in the mtDNA gene tree. Our findings resolve some longstanding problems in hornbill systematics, including the placement of 'Penelopides exharatus' (embedded in Aceros) and 'Tockus hartlaubi' (sister to Tropicranus albocristatus). We also confirm that an Asiatic lineage (Berenicornis) is sister to a trio of Afrotropical genera (Tropicranus [including 'Tockus hartlaubi'], Ceratogymna, Bycanistes). We present a summary phylogeny as a robust basis for further studies of hornbill ecology, evolution and historical biogeography. PMID:23438388

Gonzalez, Juan-Carlos T; Sheldon, Ben C; Collar, Nigel J; Tobias, Joseph A

2013-02-22

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Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mockingbirds, thrashers and allied birds in the family Mimidae are broadly distributed across the Americas. Many aspects of their phylogenetic history are well established, but there has been no previous phylogenetic study that included all species in this radiation. Our reconstructions based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence markers show that an early bifurcation separated the Mimidae into two

Irby J. Lovette; Brian S. Arbogast; Robert L. Curry; Robert M. Zink; Carlos A. Botero; John P. Sullivan; Amanda L. Talaba; Rebecca B. Harris; Dustin R. Rubenstein; Robert E. Ricklefs; Eldredge Bermingham

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Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae).  

PubMed

The mockingbirds, thrashers and allied birds in the family Mimidae are broadly distributed across the Americas. Many aspects of their phylogenetic history are well established, but there has been no previous phylogenetic study that included all species in this radiation. Our reconstructions based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence markers show that an early bifurcation separated the Mimidae into two clades, the first of which includes North and Middle American taxa (Melanotis, Melanoptila, Dumetella) plus a small radiation that likely occurred largely within the West Indies (Ramphocinclus, Allenia, Margarops, Cinclocerthia). The second and larger radiation includes the Toxostoma thrasher clade, along with the monotypic Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes) and the phenotypically diverse and broadly distributed Mimus mockingbirds. This mockingbird group is biogeographically notable for including several lineages that colonized and diverged on isolated islands, including the Socorro Mockingbird (Mimus graysoni, formerly Mimodes) and the diverse and historically important Galapagos mockingbirds (formerly Nesomimus). Our reconstructions support a sister relationship between the Galapagos mockingbird lineage and the Bahama Mockingbird (M. gundlachi) of the West Indies, rather than the Long-tailed Mockingbird (M. longicaudatus) or other species presently found on the South American mainland. Relationships within the genus Toxostoma conflict with traditional arrangements but support a tree based on a preivous mtDNA study. For instance, the southern Mexican endemic Ocellated Thrasher (T. ocellatum) is not an isolated sister species of the Curve-billed thrasher (T. curvirostre). PMID:21867766

Lovette, Irby J; Arbogast, Brian S; Curry, Robert L; Zink, Robert M; Botero, Carlos A; Sullivan, John P; Talaba, Amanda L; Harris, Rebecca B; Rubenstein, Dustin R; Ricklefs, Robert E; Bermingham, Eldredge

2011-08-17

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Eye shape and retinal topography in owls (Aves: Strigiformes).  

PubMed

The eyes of vertebrates show adaptations to the visual environments in which they evolve. For example, eye shape is associated with activity pattern, while retinal topography is related to the symmetry or 'openness' of the habitat of a species. Although these relationships are well documented in many vertebrates including birds, the extent to which they hold true for species within the same avian order is not well understood. Owls (Strigiformes) represent an ideal group for the study of interspecific variation in the avian visual system because they are one of very few avian orders to contain species that vary in both activity pattern and habitat preference. Here, we examined interspecific variation in eye shape and retinal topography in nine species of owl. Eye shape (the ratio of corneal diameter to eye axial length) differed among species, with nocturnal species having relatively larger corneal diameters than diurnal species. All the owl species have an area of high retinal ganglion cell (RGC) density in the temporal retina and a visual streak of increased cell density extending across the central retina from temporal to nasal. However, the organization and degree of elongation of the visual streak varied considerably among species and this variation was quantified using H:V ratios. Species that live in open habitats and/or that are more diurnally active have well-defined, elongated visual streaks and high H:V ratios (3.88-2.33). In contrast, most nocturnal and/or forest-dwelling owls have a poorly defined visual streak, a more radially symmetrical arrangement of RGCs and lower H:V ratios (1.77-1.27). The results of a hierarchical cluster analysis indicate that the apparent interspecific variation is associated with activity pattern and habitat as opposed to the phylogenetic relationships among species. In seven species, the presence of a fovea was confirmed and it is suggested that all strigid owls may possess a fovea, whereas the tytonid barn owl (Tyto alba) does not. A size-frequency analysis of cell soma area indicates that a number of different RGC classes are represented in owls, including a population of large RGCs (cell soma area >150 µm(2)) that resemble the giant RGCs reported in other vertebrates. In conclusion, eye shape and retinal topography in owls vary among species and this variation is associated with different activity patterns and habitat preferences, thereby supporting similar observations in other vertebrates. PMID:22722085

Lisney, Thomas J; Iwaniuk, Andrew N; Bandet, Mischa V; Wylie, Douglas R

2012-06-18

95

Comparative study of visual pathways in owls (aves: strigiformes).  

PubMed

Although they are usually regarded as nocturnal, owls exhibit a wide range of activity patterns, from strictly nocturnal, to crepuscular or cathemeral, to diurnal. Several studies have shown that these differences in the activity pattern are reflected in differences in eye morphology and retinal organization. Despite the evidence that differences in activity pattern among owl species are reflected in the peripheral visual system, there has been no attempt to correlate these differences with changes in the visual regions in the brain. In this study, we compare the relative size of nuclei in the main visual pathways in nine species of owl that exhibit a wide range of activity patterns. We found marked differences in the relative size of all visual structures among the species studied, both in the tectofugal and the thalamofugal pathway, as well in other retinorecipient nuclei, including the nucleus lentiformis mesencephali, the nucleus of the basal optic root and the nucleus geniculatus lateralis, pars ventralis. We show that the barn owl (Tyto alba), a species widely used in the study of the integration of visual and auditory processing, has reduced visual pathways compared to strigid owls. Our results also suggest there could be a trade-off between the relative size of visual pathways and auditory pathways, similar to that reported in mammals. Finally, our results show that although there is no relationship between activity pattern and the relative size of either the tectofugal or the thalamofugal pathway, there is a positive correlation between the relative size of both visual pathways and the relative number of cells in the retinal ganglion layer. PMID:23296024

Gutiérrez-Ibáñez, Cristián; Iwaniuk, Andrew N; Lisney, Thomas J; Wylie, Douglas R

2012-12-29

96

The evolutionary history of cockatoos (Aves: Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cockatoos are the distinctive family Cacatuidae, a major lineage of the order of parrots (Psittaciformes) and distributed throughout the Australasian region of the world. However, the evolutionary history of cockatoos is not well understood. We investigated the phylogeny of cockatoos based on three mitochondrial and three nuclear DNA genes obtained from 16 of 21 species of Cacatuidae. In addition, five

Nicole E. White; Matthew J. Phillips; M. Thomas P. Gilbert; Alonzo Alfaro-Núñez; Eske Willerslev; Peter R. Mawson; Peter B. S. Spencer; Michael Bunce

2011-01-01

97

Systematic relationships of the palaeogene family Presbyornithidae (Aves: Anseriformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The early Tertiary (Paleocene and Eocene) family Presbyornithidae is one of the most completely known group of fossil birds. Essentially all parts of the skeleton are represented in the fossil record, allowing a thorough analysis of the phylogenetic position of the family. Forty-two families of nonpasserine birds representing the orders Ciconiiformes, Anseriformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes and Charadriiformes, were included in a

PER G. P. ERICSON

1997-01-01

98

The craniofacial air sac systetn of Mesozoic birds (Aves)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Birds are characterized by pneumatization of their skeletons by epithelial diverticula from larger, air-filled cavities. The diverticula-or 'air sacs'-that invade the postcranium result from outgrowths of the lungs; postcranial pneumaticity has been very well studied. Much more poorly understood are the air sacs that pneumatize the skull. Study of craniofacial pneumaticity in modern birds (Neornithes) indicates the presence of two

LAWRENCE M. WITMER

1990-01-01

99

Multiple cenozoic invasions of Africa by penguins (Aves, Sphenisciformes).  

PubMed

Africa hosts a single breeding species of penguin today, yet the fossil record indicates that a diverse array of now-extinct taxa once inhabited southern African coastlines. Here, we show that the African penguin fauna had a complex history involving multiple dispersals and extinctions. Phylogenetic analyses and biogeographic reconstructions incorporating new fossil material indicate that, contrary to previous hypotheses, the four Early Pliocene African penguin species do not represent an endemic radiation or direct ancestors of the living Spheniscus demersus (blackfooted penguin). A minimum of three dispersals to Africa, probably assisted by the eastward-flowing Antarctic Circumpolar and South Atlantic currents, occurred during the Late Cenozoic. As regional sea-level fall eliminated islands and reduced offshore breeding areas during the Pliocene, all but one penguin lineage ended in extinction, resulting in today's depleted fauna. PMID:21900330

Ksepka, Daniel T; Thomas, Daniel B

2011-09-07

100

Experimental assessment of problem solving by Milvago chimango (Aves: Falconiformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report a preliminary assessment of problem solving as an estimate of behavioural innovation and learning ability of a generalist\\u000a and abundant raptor, Milvago chimango, under controlled conditions in aviaries. Experimental tests consisted in presentation of a Plexiglas box with four lids\\u000a leading to isolated pieces of meat. We recorded time to first contact with the box and time from

Laura Marina Biondi; Maria Susana Bó; Aldo Iván Vassallo

2008-01-01

101

September 10, 2012 Kenneth Chun 43494 Woodward Ave. ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

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102

June 28, 2012 Vasantha Kumaraiah 17732 Oak Park Ave. Ste. ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Heath care providers and patients can either ... and protecting the public health by ensuring ... Director, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety

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The hindlimb muscles of Rhea americana (Aves, Palaeognathae, Rheidae).  

PubMed

The Greater Rhea is the largest cursorial Ratitae bird native to South America. Due to its increasing importance in farming and therefore in the sustainable use of this species, a comprehensive knowledge of their anatomy is essential. The goal of this study was to provide an anatomical description of the hindlimb muscles of Rhea americana. Six adult birds of both sexes were macroscopically studied analysing the origin and insertion of thigh and shank muscles. The thigh showed the highest number of muscles, whereas the shank showed the lowest number; this feature minimizes inertia and allows achieving high stride frequencies. The muscles of the shank showed long tendons of insertion that reduce the energetic cost during running. The major muscles responsible for extension of the hip and the ankle joints were massive and robust indicating their importance for cursorial locomotion. The pelvic limb muscles of Rhea americana resemble those of other cursorial Ratitae and their features are consistent with specialization for high-speed locomotion. PMID:20666746

Picasso, M B J

2010-10-01

104

Neuhauser D, Diaz M. Use of rotation to allocate patients to homeopathic or regular medical services in Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1882  

Microsoft Academic Search

Homeopathy originated in Germany with the writings of Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) and has two central ideas: drugs that produce a similar effect to the symptoms of a disease will cure that disease (\\

Duncan Neuhauser

2008-01-01

105

A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the starlings (Aves: Sturnidae) and mockingbirds (Aves: Mimidae): Congruent mtDNA and nuclear trees for a cosmopolitan avian radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We generated a comprehensive phylogeny for the avian families Sturnidae (starlings, mynas, Rhabdornis, oxpeckers, and allies) and Mimidae (mockingbirds, thrashers, and allies) to explore patterns of morphological and behavioral diversification. Reconstructions were based on mitochondrial DNA sequences from five coding genes (4108bp), and nuclear intron sequences from four loci (2974bp), for most taxa, supplemented with NDII gene sequences (1041bp) derived

Irby J. Lovette; Dustin R. Rubenstein

2007-01-01

106

40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Humacao Municipio Isabela Municipio Jayuya Municipio Juana Diaz Municipio Juncos Municipio Lajas Municipio Lares Municipio...Humacao Municipio Isabela Municipio Jayuya Municipio Juana Diaz Municipio Juncos Municipio Lajas Municipio Lares...

2010-07-01

107

40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Humacao Municipio Isabela Municipio Jayuya Municipio Juana Diaz Municipio Juncos Municipio Lajas Municipio Lares Municipio...Humacao Municipio Isabela Municipio Jayuya Municipio Juana Diaz Municipio Juncos Municipio Lajas Municipio Lares...

2009-07-01

108

78 FR 25740 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ocean Transport (NVO & OFF), 10731 NW., 20th Court, Sunrise, FL 33322, Officers: Clara A. Diaz, Manager Member (QI), Gary O. Diaz, Manager Member, Application Type: New NVO & OFF License American Container Line, Inc....

2013-05-02

109

La experiencia del exilio: La clase social, el idioma, los generos sexuales y la identidad en textos seleccionados de Julia Alvarez, Loida Maritza Perez y Junot Diaz: Escritores dominico-americanos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research is focused on three Dominican-Americans and some of their work: Julia Álvarez How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1992), Junot Díaz Drown (1997) and Loida Maritza Pérez Geographies of Home (1999). This dissertation will demonstrate that the characters of these novels are affected by their exile experiences as displaced in space, which takes them to experience other

Nalda R Baez

2008-01-01

110

Jose Vasconcelos--A Man for All the Americas. The Tinker Pamphlet Series for the Teaching of Mexican American Heritage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Due to his dissatisfaction with the Diaz government, Jose Vasconcelos joined the revolutionary leader Francisco Madero, who along with other rebel leaders, brought an end to the Diaz regime in 1911. Vasconcelos shared the successes and misfortunes that followed Diaz's overthrow. When the Madero government came to an abrupt end in 1913,…

Miller, Hubert J.

111

New specimens of Lithoptila abdounensis (Aves, Prophaethontidae) from the lower Paleogene of Morocco  

Microsoft Academic Search

New specimens of Lithoptila abdounensis (Prophaethontidae) including long bones and fragments of mandibulae are described from the Upper Paleocene and Lower Eocene of the Ouled Abdoun Basin, Morocco. Elongated and slender wing bones suggest that this bird was an offshore or pelagic feeder capable of efficient flight. Lithoptila approximates Prophaethon in size but differs from the latter taxon in various

Estelle Bourdon; Cécile Mourer-Chauviré; Mbarek Amaghzaz; Baâdi Bouya

2008-01-01

112

Evolution of the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) in Boobies and Gannets (Aves, Suliformes).  

PubMed

The melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) has been linked to intraspecific variation of melanin-based plumage color in several unrelated bird species. However, its involvement in interspecific variation has far less evidence. The Sulidae is a family in the Suliformes composed of 10 species of pelagic seabirds, distributed in 3 genera. There is significant variation in the amount and distribution of melanin pigments among species in the family Sulidae, and 2 species, the brown booby (Sula leucogaster) and the red-footed booby (S. sula), present plumage polymorphisms, with the latter being considered one of the most plumage polymorphic birds. We performed a survey of the MC1R evolution in 68 individuals representing all 9 species in the Sulidae, except the Abbott's booby, to determine the role played by this locus in explaining the melanic variation observed in the Sulidae. We found the amino acid substitution R112H to be in full concordance with the plumage color observed in the brown booby, which shows a unique phaeomelanin-dominant coloration. Furthermore, all amino acid residues known to be important for function at the MC1R were completely conserved in the Sulidae, except for the previously described V85M and H207R substitutions among the 2 red-footed booby's color morphs. A total of 14 substitutions were inferred from estimated ancestral nodes throughout the Sulidae phylogeny. Finally, we found evidence that the MC1R is under strong purifying selection in all Sulid species. This study provides additional evidence of the potential involvement of the MC1R in melanin-based plumage variation at the interspecific level. PMID:22351934

Baião, Patricia C; Parker, Patricia G

2012-02-20

113

Sexual selection and the evolution of mechanical sound production in manakins (Aves: Pipridae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

I surveyed and described modulated, non-vocal, mechanical sounds of the lek-breeding Neotropical manakins (Pipridae). Variation among manakin species in mechanical sound production, repertoire size, acoustic structure, associated feather specialization, and mechanical sound production mechanisms were analysed comparatively in the context of a phylogenetic hypothesis for the family. Mechanical sound production has probably evolved five or six times independently and been

RICHARD O. PRUM

1998-01-01

114

Nucleolar organizer regions in Sittasomus griseicapillus and Lepidocolaptes angustirostris (Aves, Dendrocolaptidae): Evidence of a chromosome inversion  

PubMed Central

Cytogenetic studies in birds are still scarce compared to other vertebrates. Woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae) are part of a highly specialized group within the Suboscines of the New World. They are forest birds exclusive to the Neotropical region and similar to woodpeckers, at a comparable evolutionary stage. This paper describes for the first time the karyotypes of the Olivaceous and the Narrow-billed Woodcreeper using conventional staining with Giemsa and silver nitrate staining of the nucleolar organizer regions (Ag-NORs). Metaphases were obtained by fibular bone marrow culture. The chromosome number of the Olivaceous Woodcreeper was 2n = 82 and of the Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, 2n = 82. Ag-NORs in the largest macrochromosome pair and evidence of a chromosome inversion are described herein for the first time for this group.

de Oliveira Barbosa, Marcelo; da Silva, Rubens Rodrigues; de Sena Correia, Vanessa Carolina; dos Santos, Luana Pereira; Garnero, Analia del Valle; Gunski, Ricardo Jose

2013-01-01

115

Mitochondrial phylogeography, subspecific taxonomy, and conservation genetics of sandhill cranes ( Grus canadensis ; Aves: Gruidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six subspecies of sandhill cranes (Gruscanadensis) have been denoted based onperceived morphological and\\/or breedinglocality differences among them. Threesubspecies are migratory, breeding from thehigh arctic in North America and Siberia(lesser sandhill, G. c. canadensis),south through central Canada (Canadiansandhill, G. c. rowani) and into thenorthern United States (greater sandhill, G. c. tabida). A review of sandhill cranetaxonomy indicates that the size variation,

Judith M. Phymer; Matthew G. Fain; Jane E. Austin; Douglas H. Johnson; Carey Krajewski

2001-01-01

116

AVE Bond Index in the H-Bond of the Watson-Crick Pairs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The normal Watson-Crick base pairs are treated as super-molecules. The properties of the electronic distribution along the N-H...Y bonds are studied in an all-valence-electrons calculation, through a bond index formula devised for non-orthogonal basis. El...

M. de Giambiagi M. S. Giambiagi W. Barroso Filho

1981-01-01

117

Power-line electrocution of birds (Electrocucion de Aves en Lineas ...  

Treesearch

Suggested Practices for the Protection of Raptors on Power Lines, first ... of raptor electrocution, and explains which electric structures are dangerous and how ... In the United States, however, the plethora of companies that supply energy has ...

118

PRECAUTIONARY S AVING A ND SOCIAL L EARNING ACROSS G ENERATIONS: A N E XPERIMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use experimental methods to study how individuals solve life cycle 'precautionary savings' tasks. Some results resemble previous experimental work on dynamic optimisation tasks. Within our experiment, however, opportunities exist for subjects to learn from one another. Subjects participated in three-member 'families'. Second and third 'generation' subjects ob- serve and\\/or communicate with their 'antecedent' first or second generation subject. We

T. Parker Ballinger; Michael G. Palumbo; Nathaniel T. Wilcox

2003-01-01

119

The roles of head movements in the search and capture strategy of a tern (Aves, Laridae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gull-billed terns (Gelochelidon nilotica) were video-filmed while searching for and capturing fiddler crabs. Search consists of a vertical head nystagmus, with fast\\u000a upward flicks and downward slow phases made at the angular speed of the substrate in the approximate direction of the bill.\\u000a The bill points down at about 60° during hunting, but is brought up to 15° from time

M. F. Land

1999-01-01

120

A remarkable new species of small falcon from the Quaternary of Cuba (Aves: Falconidae: Falco)  

Microsoft Academic Search

An enigmatic small falcon. Falco kurochkini, new species, is de- scribed from postcranial bones from several Quaternary sites in western and central Cuba. It was approximately intermediate in size between F. sparverius and F. columbarius but had proportionately longer and more slender leg ele- ments than any living species of Falco. It is hypothesized that F. kurochkini may have been

William Suárez; Storrs L. Olson

2001-01-01

121

MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF ANTILLEAN THRASHERS, TREMBLERS, AND MOCKINGBIRDS (AVES: MIMIDAE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We constructed phylogenetic hypotheses for Greater and Lesser Antillean Mimidae, including five endemic species of tremblers and thrashers that represent the best plausible example of an avian radiation within the Lesser Antilles. Phylogenetic relation- ships were inferred from analysis of 3,491 base pairs (bp) of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and roughly 780 bp of the nuclear-encoded myoglobin gene. We used a

Jeffrey S. Hunt; Eldredge Bermingham; Robert E. Ricklefs

2001-01-01

122

Relating micro ave backscatter azimuth modulation to surface properties of the greenland ice sheet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Azimuth modulation of the normalized radar cross- section in satellite data sets over Greenland is investigated. Data sets from the NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) and from the European Remote Sensing Advanced Microwave Instrument (ERS) are employed. Azimuth dependence is clearly observed. The largest azimuth dependence occurs in the C-band ERS data with peak-to-peak azimuth modulations up to 3.0 dB. The Ku-

Ivan S. Ashcraft; David G. Long

2003-01-01

123

Metabolism, body temperature and thermal conductance of fruit-doves (Aves: Columbidae, Treroninae).  

PubMed

Basal metabolic rate (MR), body temperature (T(b)) and wet thermal conductance (C(wet)) of three tropical species of fruit-doves were investigated at ambient temperatures (T(a)) of 11-33 degrees C in activity (alpha) and rest (rho) phases to investigate the possible effect of obligate frugivory on the physiology of columbids. The basal metabolic rates of Ptilinopus melanospila (black-naped fruit-dove, 94 g), Drepanoptila holosericea (cloven-feathered dove, 198 g) and Ducula pinon (Pinon's imperial pigeon, 748 g) are 20-38% lower than predicted for all birds, including granivorous columbid species from temperate and tropical regions. The MR was minimal at a T(a) value of approximately 30 degrees C (=lower critical temperature, T(lc)) for all three species, indicating that these rainforest birds are not able to withstand high ambient temperatures as well as arid-adapted members of the pigeon family. Minimal wet-thermal conductance was, on average, higher than expected, indicating poor insulation in these tropical birds. Body temperatures were as expected; however, below T(lc) the body temperatures decreased to levels of 35-36 degrees C (T(a)=12 degrees C). PMID:11818230

Schleucher, Elke

2002-02-01

124

Rhodinocichla rosea is an emberizid (Aves; Passeriformes) based on mitochondrial DNA analyses.  

PubMed

The systematic position of the avian species Rhodinocichla rosea is unclear. Recent opinions are that it is either a mockingbird (family Mimidae) or a tanager (Thraupinae; Emberizidae). In either case, it would be an atypical member of the family. We sequenced approximately 600 bases of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene of Rhodinocichla, several mimids, tanagers, and other passerines. We used maximum likelihood (ML), distance and parsimony approaches to analyze the sequences and concluded that Rhodinocichla belongs to the family Emberizidae. Phenotypic characteristics that suggested its relationship with mimids are the product of convergent evolution. The precise relationships of Rhodinocichla within the Emberizidae could not be resolved. Short internal branches in ML and distance trees suggested, as did earlier genetic studies, that the radiation of that family was explosive. Apparently, the extent of the tanagers as a higher taxon needs to be clarified. Our analysis of the evolutionary dynamics of avian COI suggested that its usefulness for phylogenetic studies is limited because silent positions saturate rapidly and replacement substitutions are rare. Thus, our data indicate that COI nucleotide data will be most useful in intraspecific investigations, while other data suggested its usefulness at the interordinal level. PMID:9299230

Seutin, G; Bermingham, E

1997-10-01

125

Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, and allies (Aves: Passeriformes: Infraorder Furnariides)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The infraorder Furnariides is a diverse group of suboscine passerine birds comprising a substantial component of the Neotropical avifauna. The included species encompass a broad array of morphologies and behaviours, making them appealing for evolutionary studies, but the size of the group (ca. 600 species) has limited well-sampled higher-level phylogenetic studies. Using DNA sequence data from the nuclear RAG-1 and RAG-2 exons, we undertook a phylogenetic analysis of the Furnariides sampling 124 (more than 88%) of the genera. Basal relationships among family-level taxa differed depending on phylogenetic method, but all topologies had little nodal support, mirroring the results from earlier studies in which discerning relationships at the base of the radiation was also difficult. In contrast, branch support for family-rank taxa and for many relationships within those clades was generally high. Our results support the Melanopareidae and Grallariidae as distinct from the Rhinocryptidae and Formicariidae, respectively. Within the Furnariides our data contradict some recent phylogenetic hypotheses and suggest that further study is needed to resolve these discrepancies. Of the few genera represented by multiple species, several were not monophyletic, indicating that additional systematic work remains within furnariine families and must include dense taxon sampling. We use this study as a basis for proposing a new phylogenetic classification for the group and in the process erect new family-group names for clades having high branch support across methods. ?? 2009 The Willi Hennig Society.

Moyle, R. G.; Chesser, R. T.; Brumfield, R. T.; Tello, J. G.; Marchese, D. J.; Cracraft, J.

2009-01-01

126

Rapid extinction of the moas (Aves: Dinornithiformes): model, test, and implications.  

PubMed

A Leslie matrix population model supported by carbon-14 dating of early occupation layers lacking moa remains suggests that human hunting and habitat destruction drove the 11 species of moa to extinction less than 100 years after Polynesian settlement of New Zealand. The rapid extinction contrasts with models that envisage several centuries of exploitation. PMID:10731144

Holdaway, R N; Jacomb, C

2000-03-24

127

Hepatozoon kabeenin. sp. (Protozoa: Apicomplexa; Hemogregarina) from the sedge warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus (Aves: Passeriformes).  

PubMed

New species, Hepatozoon kabeeni was described in blood of Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus. The parasite species was detected in two populations of Sedge Warbler in NE and SW parts of Poland. Hepatozoon kabeeni was found respectively in 36.0% (n=25) and 28.6% (n=28) of individuals. PMID:16886333

Kruszewicz, A G; Dyrcz, A

2000-01-01

128

AVES: A high performance computer cluster array for the INTEGRAL satellite scientific data analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we describe a new computing system array, designed, built and now used at the Space Astrophysics and Planetary Institute (IAPS) in Rome, Italy, for the INTEGRAL Space Observatory scientific data analysis. This new system has become necessary in order to reduce the processing time of the INTEGRAL data accumulated during the more than 9 years of in-orbit operation. In order to fulfill the scientific data analysis requirements with a moderately limited investment the starting approach has been to use a `cluster' array of commercial quad-CPU computers, featuring the extremely large scientific and calibration data archive on line.

Federici, Memmo; Martino, Bruno Luigi; Ubertini, Pietro

2012-07-01

129

DNA hybridization evidence for the principal lineages of hummingbirds (Aves:Trochilidae).  

PubMed

The spectacular evolutionary radiation of hummingbirds (Trochilidae) has served as a model system for many biological studies. To begin to provide a historical context for these investigations, we generated a complete matrix of DNA hybridization distances among 26 hummingbirds and an outgroup swift (Chaetura pelagica) to determine the principal hummingbird lineages. FITCH topologies estimated from symmetrized delta TmH-C values and subjected to various validation methods (bootstrapping, weighted jackknifing, branch length significance) indicated a fundamental split between hermit (Eutoxeres aquila, Threnetes ruckeri; Phaethornithinae) and nonhermit (Trochilinae) hummingbirds, and provided strong support for six principal nonhermit clades with the following branching order: (1) a predominantly lowland group comprising caribs (Eulampis holosericeus) and relatives (Androdon aequatorialis and Heliothryx barroti) with violet-ears (Colibri coruscans) and relatives (Doryfera ludovicae); (2) an Andean-associated clade of highly polytypic taxa (Eriocnemis, Heliodoxa, and Coeligena); (3) a second endemic Andean clade (Oreotrochilus chimborazo, Aglaiocercus coelestis, and Lesbia victoriae) paired with thorntails (Popelairia conversii); (4) emeralds and relatives (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, Amazilia tzacatl, Thalurania colombica, Orthorhyncus cristatus and Campylopterus villaviscensio); (5) mountain-gems (Lampornis clemenciae and Eugenes fulgens); and (6) tiny bee-like forms (Archilochus colubris, Myrtis fanny, Acestrura mulsant, and Philodice mitchellii). Corresponding analyses on a matrix of unsymmetrized delta values gave similar support for these relationships except that the branching order of the two Andean clades (2, 3 above) was unresolved. In general, subsidiary relationships were consistent and well supported by both matrices, sometimes revealing surprising associations between forms that differ dramatically in plumage and bill morphology. Our results also reveal some basic aspects of hummingbird ecologic and morphologic evolution. For example, most of the diverse endemic Andean assemblage apparently comprises two genetically divergent clades, whereas the majority of North American hummingbirds belong a single third clade. Genetic distances separating some morphologically distinct genera (Oreotrochilus, Aglaiocercus, Lesbia; Myrtis, Acestrura, Philodice) were no greater than among congeneric (Coeligena) species, indicating that, in hummingbirds, morphological divergence does not necessarily reflect level of genetic divergence. PMID:9066799

Bleiweiss, R; Kirsch, J A; Matheus, J C

1997-03-01

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Molecular markers for population genetic analyses in the family Psittacidae (Psittaciformes, Aves)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The selection of molecular markers for population studies is an important tool for biodiversity conservation. The fam- ily Psittacidae contains many endangered and vulnerable species and we tested three kinds of molecular markers for their potential use in population studies of five psitacid species: 43 hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), 42 blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), 23 red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera), 19

Patrícia J. Faria; Cristina Y. Miyaki

2006-01-01

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Non-Commercial Audiovisual Instructional Materials in Japan. AVE in Japan No. 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report outlines the history of non-commercial and local production of audiovisual instructional materials in Japan since World War II, discusses current trends in instructional materials usage, and presents four case studies of materials production at the prefectural level. Topics addressed include: (1) materials production prior to the…

Takakuwa, Yasuo

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Phylogeography of the Alcippe morrisonia (Aves: Timaliidae): long population history beyond late Pleistocene glaciations  

PubMed Central

Background The role of Pleistocene glacial oscillations in current biodiversity and distribution patterns varies with latitude, physical topology and population life history and has long been a topic of discussion. However, there had been little phylogeographical research in south China, where the geophysical complexity is associated with great biodiversity. A bird endemic in Southeast Asia, the Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Alcippe morrisonia, has been reported to show deep genetic divergences among its seven subspecies. In the present study, we investigated the phylogeography of A. morrisonia to explore its population structure and evolutionary history, in order to gain insight into the effect of geological events on the speciation and diversity of birds endemic in south China. Results Mitochondrial genes cytochrome b (Cytb) and cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) were represented by 1236 nucleotide sites from 151 individuals from 29 localities. Phylogenetic analysis showed seven monophyletic clades congruent with the geographically separated groups, which were identified as major sources of molecular variance (90.92%) by AMOVA. TCS analysis revealed four disconnected networks, and that no haplotype was shared among the geographical groups. The common ancestor of these populations was dated to 11.6 Mya and several divergence events were estimated along the population evolutionary history. Isolation by distance was inferred by NCPA to be responsible for the current intra-population genetic pattern and gene flow among geographical groups was interrupted. A late Pleistocene demographic expansion was detected in the eastern geographical groups, while the expansion time (0.2–0.4 Mya) was earlier than the Last Glacial Maximum. Conclusion It is proposed that the complicated topology preserves high genetic diversity and ancient lineages for geographical groups of A. morrisonia in China mainland and its two major islands, and restricts gene exchange during climate oscillations. Isolation by distance seems to be an important factor of genetic structure formation within geographical populations. Although glacial influence to population fluctuation was observed in late Pleistocene, it seems that populations in eastern China were more susceptible to climate change, and all geographical groups were growing stably through the Last Glacial Maximum. Coalescence analysis suggested that the ancestor of A. morrisonia might be traced back to the late Miocene, and the current phylogeographical structure of A. morrisonia is more likely to be attributable to a series geological events than to Pleistocene glacial cycles.

Song, Gang; Qu, Yanhua; Yin, Zuohua; Li, Shouhsien; Liu, Naifa; Lei, Fumin

2009-01-01

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New molecular evidence supports the species status of Kaempfer's Woodpecker (Aves, Picidae).  

PubMed

Kaempfer's Woodpecker (Celeus obrieni) is the only species of the genus Celeus endemic to Brazil. The description of this taxon as a subspecies of the Rufous-headed Woodpecker (Celeus spectabilis) was based on a single specimen. While C. obrieni and C. spectabilis are now considered separate species based on morphological and limited molecular evidence, no study has critically tested the reciprocal monophyly and degree of evolutionary independence between these taxa with several specimens. Herein, fragments of the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA of three recently-collected specimens of C. obrieni were analyzed to evaluate the degree of evolutionary differentiation of this taxon with respect to C. spectabilis. The results confirm the reciprocal monophyly between the specimens of C. obrieni and C. spectabilis. The genetic divergence values for the two taxa also support their classification as independent species, given that they are greater than the values recorded among other closely-related but separate species of the same genus. Estimates of the divergence time between C. obrieni and C. spectabilis indicate that cladogenesis occurred in the mid-Pleistocene, during a period of major climatic fluctuations and landscape change, consistent with the hypothesis of a corridor of open bamboo dominated forests and woodland stretching. PMID:23885201

de Sousa Azevedo, Lorena; Aleixo, Alexandre; Santos, Marcos Pérsio Dantas; Sampaio, Iracilda; Schneider, Horacio; Vallinoto, Marcelo; do Rêgo, Péricles Sena

2013-05-17

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A new owl species of the genus Otus (aves: strigidae) from Lombok, Indonesia.  

PubMed

The avifauna of Indonesia is one of the richest in the world but the taxonomic status of many species remains poorly documented. The sole species of scops owl known from Lombok has long been assigned to the widespread Moluccan Scops Owl Otus magicus on the basis of superficial similarities in morphology. Field work in 2003 has shown that the territorial song of the scops owls inhabiting the foothills of Gunung Rinjani differs dramatically from that of O. magicus and is more similar to those of Rufescent Scops Owl O. rufescens and Singapore Scops Owl O. cnephaeus. Detailed comparisons of sound recordings and museum specimens with those of other scops owls in Wallacea and the Indo-Malayan region have confirmed the distinctiveness of the Lombok population. We describe Otus jolandae as a new species, the Rinjani Scops Owl. It is locally common at elevations from 25-1350 m. and occurs within Gunung Rinjani National Park. The new species is known from seven specimens collected by Alfred Everett in 1896. Otus jolandae represents the first endemic bird species from Lombok. PMID:23418422

Sangster, George; King, Ben F; Verbelen, Philippe; Trainor, Colin R

2013-02-13

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Marine debris ingestion by Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus magellanicus (Aves: Sphenisciformes), from the Brazilian coastal zone.  

PubMed

Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) are non-breeding winter visitors to the Brazilian coast. In 2008 and 2010, plastic items and other marine debris were found in the stomachs and intestines of 15% of 175 dead penguins collected in the Lagos Region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. One bird had its stomach perforated by a plastic straw, which may have caused its death. There are few records of penguins ingesting plastic litter, but previous studies have found similar levels of debris ingestion among Magellanic penguins stranded on the Brazilian coast (35.8% of 397 birds). The high incidence of marine debris in this species in Brazil may result at least in part from the predominance of juveniles reaching these waters, as juvenile penguins may have a broader diet than adults. It is unclear to what extent plastic ingestion affects the mortality rate in this species and whether the incidence in stranded birds reflects that in the entire population. The present study addresses the increasing impact of plastic debris on marine life. PMID:21864861

Brandão, Martha L; Braga, Karina M; Luque, José L

2011-08-23

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A New Owl Species of the Genus Otus (Aves: Strigidae) from Lombok, Indonesia  

PubMed Central

The avifauna of Indonesia is one of the richest in the world but the taxonomic status of many species remains poorly documented. The sole species of scops owl known from Lombok has long been assigned to the widespread Moluccan Scops Owl Otus magicus on the basis of superficial similarities in morphology. Field work in 2003 has shown that the territorial song of the scops owls inhabiting the foothills of Gunung Rinjani differs dramatically from that of O. magicus and is more similar to those of Rufescent Scops Owl O. rufescens and Singapore Scops Owl O. cnephaeus. Detailed comparisons of sound recordings and museum specimens with those of other scops owls in Wallacea and the Indo-Malayan region have confirmed the distinctiveness of the Lombok population. We describe Otus jolandae as a new species, the Rinjani Scops Owl. It is locally common at elevations from 25–1350 m. and occurs within Gunung Rinjani National Park. The new species is known from seven specimens collected by Alfred Everett in 1896. Otus jolandae represents the first endemic bird species from Lombok.

Sangster, George; King, Ben F.; Verbelen, Philippe; Trainor, Colin R.

2013-01-01

137

Prolegomenon to further studies in the Chrysococcyx 'Malayanus' group (Aves, Cucilidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In its present state, the corpus of knowledge constituting our understanding of the Chrysococcyx 'malayanus' group is too unorganized to be used directly as the foundation for a modern systematic appraisal. A n attempt is here made to rectify this by overhauling the available facts. Stemming from this exercise, a few simple preliminary adjustments to the nomenclature and taxonomy of

S. A. Parker

1981-01-01

138

Evolution of reversed sex roles, sexual size dimorphism, and mating system in coucals (Centropodidae, Aves)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evolution of greater male than female parental care remains poorly understood. In birds it is thought to be related to precocial chicks and small clutch size. This review shows, however, that such role reversal has also evolved in a family with altricial young and relatively large clutch size: coucals (Centropodidae, Cuculiformes). Males perform most nest building, incubation, and feeding

Malte Andersson

1995-01-01

139

Pulmonary pneumaticity in the postcranial skeleton of extant Aves: A case study examining Anseriformes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anseriform birds were surveyed to examine how the degree of postcranial pneumaticity varies in a behaviorally and size-diverse clade of living birds. This study attempts to extricate the relative effects of phylog- eny, body size, and behavioral specializations (e.g., diving, soaring) that have been postulated to influence the extent of postcranial skeletal pneumaticity. One hundred anseri- form species were examined

Patrick M. O'Connor

2004-01-01

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Genetic differentiation and phylogeography of gulls in the Larus cachinnans—fuscus group (Aves: Charadriiformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied mitochondrial genetic differentiation among nine taxa of large gulls of the Larus cachinnans—fuscus group, which form part of the circumpolar Herring Gull complex. Our primary interest was to see if there were unrecognized gene flow barriers, to what extent mitochondrial genetic population structure conformed to current taxonomic boundaries, and what it might reveal about possible differences in population

D. LIEBERS; A. J. HELBIG; P. DE KNIJFF

2001-01-01

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When decisions on homologous structures cause ambiguous taxa relationships: the Neomorphinae (Aves, Cuculidae) example.  

PubMed

The anatomy of Neomorphinae is poorly understood and the systematics of this sub-family is also the most controversial of the cuckoo taxa, mainly with regard to the systematic position of Tapera and Dromococcyx. In this study, morphological similarities of the Neomorphinae are discussed after a comprehensive description of the cranial osteology was conducted in seven species, embracing all the Neomorphinae genera. This description is followed by comparisons with other cuckoos in order to contribute to the anatomy and systematics of this sub-family. In this way, we provide illustrations that enable the osteological descriptions and the proposed primary homologies to be visualised and compared. Even though Neomorphinae species share many cranial osteological characteristics, there are some anatomical divergences that allowed us to divide them into two distinct groups: (Dromococcyx/Tapera) and (Morococcyx(Neomorphus/Geococcyx)). After comparisons among all cuckoos this study suggests that Neomorphinae are more similar to Crotophaginae and Couinae than to other sub-families of cuckoos. Our results contrast with a recent phylogenetic study based on morphological features, mainly because alternative interpretations to the primary osteological homologies in this study grouped Tapera and Dromococcyx with Cuculinae. Although morphological studies can be used in phylogenetic analysis, we demonstrated here that decisions in the interpretation of the homologies can provide ambiguous results. PMID:20231978

Posso, S R; Donatelli, R J

2010-02-01

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Monophyly and phylogeny of cuckoos (Aves, Cuculidae) inferred from osteological characters  

Microsoft Academic Search

A reanalysis of 32 characters from the literature previously deemed diagnostic of the Cuculidae revealed only five to be synapomorphic. I subsequently examined skeletons from 54 avian families and identified nine additional synapomorphies that supported cuckoo monophyly. My cladistic analysis of 33 cuculid genera using 135 skeletal characters differs markedly from currently accepted taxonomies. The most striking deviation is the

JANICE M. HUGHES

2000-01-01

143

A new genus of syringophilid mites (Acari: Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) from cuculiform birds (Aves: Cuculiformes).  

PubMed

Cuculisyringophilus crotophaginus gen. n. et sp. n. is described from the guira cuckoo Guira guira (Gmelin) from Paraguay and also was collected from the groove-billed ani Crotophaga sulcirostris Swainson from Colombia and Mexico. This new genus is closely related to Neoaulobia Fain, Bochkov et Mironov, 2000 but is distinguished by the following characters: propodosomal setae sce are situated distinctly anterior to level of setae d1, leg setae vs'II are absent, apodemes I are divergent. PMID:18666420

Skoracki, Maciej

2008-06-01

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Isolation and characterization of dinucleotide microsatellite loci in communally breeding Guira cuckoos (Aves: Cuculidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Guira cuckoos (Guira guira) are communal nesting birds endemic to South America that show high levels of conflict between members of the group over the contribution to the clutch. Adults eject eggs and even nestlings from the communal nest, sometimes leading to the loss of the entire brood. We developed seven polymorphic microsatellites for Guira cuckoos using an enrichment protocol.

L. S. B. M UNIZ; R. H. F. M ACEDO; J. GRAVES

2003-01-01

145

Microsatellite loci for population and behavioural studies of Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis: Aves)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci were identified for Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo ( Chalcites basalis ). These include seven newly isolated loci from cuckoo genomic libraries enriched for GA and GAAA repeat-containing clones. These loci have a mean expected heterozygosity of 0.71, a mean number of alleles of 13.8 and a combined exclusion probability (one parent known) of 0.9999. Two loci (Cba01 and

G. J. ADCOCK; N. E. LANGMORE; R. A. MULDER; R. M. KILNER

2005-01-01

146

Scanning electron microscopy of Ithyoclinostomum dimorphum (Trematoda: Clinostomidae), a parasite of Ardea cocoi (Aves: Ardeidae).  

PubMed

Scanning electron microscopy is used for the first time to study the surface topography of Ithyoclinostomum dimorphum (Diesing, 1850), collected from Ardea cocoi Linnaeus, 1766 on the floodplain of the upper Paraná River Basin, Brazil. The body surface exhibits annular furrows, ridges and sensory papillae but no spines, and the tegument is reticulate. The oral sucker is terminal, bears radial furrows and is surrounded by a collar. The ventral sucker is located close to the oral sucker but lacks a collar. When extruded, the cirrus can be seen to bear papillae in its base, and the aperture of the ejaculatory duct is visible distally. The excretory pore is dorso-subterminal. Various incrustations and secretions are present on the body surface. These detailed observations make it possible for to us speculate on the functional significance of some of our findings in relation to the large size and contractile nature of these worms, and their ability to survive and mate in an apparently hostile environment. PMID:12700978

Dias, Maria Luiza G G; Santos, Maria João; Rangel e Souza, Geza Thais; Machado, Marion Haruko; Pavanelli, Gilberto Cezar

2003-04-17

147

Impact evaluation of an energy dollar sign avings plan project at Elf Atochem North America  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Elf Atochem North America (Atochem) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy savings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Atochem as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, site visit and interview, review of previous program submittals and review of process evaluation results from 1989. The ECM itself consists of adding anode area to each of the sodium chlorate (chlorate) cells at Atochem's Tacoma facility. Increasing the anode area reduces the current density, which reduces cell resistance at the same current, thus reducing energy consumption at the same chlorate production rate. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to average about 24,000,000 kWh/yr or about 1000 kWh/ton of chlorate produced. The net cost of the ECM was $1,410,400, and Atochem received a payment of $212,500 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 0.7 mills/kWh over the ECM's expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 5.7 mills/kWh. Bonneville's offer to pay Atochem $212,500 via the E$P Program was viewed by Atochem management as a big incentive that made a difference.

Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

1992-08-01

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Impact evaluation of an energy {dollar_sign}avings plan project at Elf Atochem North America  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Elf Atochem North America (Atochem) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy savings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Atochem as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, site visit and interview, review of previous program submittals and review of process evaluation results from 1989. The ECM itself consists of adding anode area to each of the sodium chlorate (chlorate) cells at Atochem`s Tacoma facility. Increasing the anode area reduces the current density, which reduces cell resistance at the same current, thus reducing energy consumption at the same chlorate production rate. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to average about 24,000,000 kWh/yr or about 1000 kWh/ton of chlorate produced. The net cost of the ECM was $1,410,400, and Atochem received a payment of $212,500 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 0.7 mills/kWh over the ECM`s expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 5.7 mills/kWh. Bonneville`s offer to pay Atochem $212,500 via the E$P Program was viewed by Atochem management as a big incentive that made a difference.

Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

1992-08-01

149

Diversidad de aves en agropaisajes en la region norte de Nicaragua  

Treesearch

Treesearch Home ... We used fixed-width point counts (distance sampling: 4843 detections during 86 h of observation) to ... in agroforestry systems under five land uses (secondary and riparian forest, forest fallow, coffee plantations, and ' open ...

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Molecular systematics and evolution of the Synallaxis ruficapilla complex (Aves: Furnariidae) in the Atlantic Forest.  

PubMed

The Neotropical Synallaxis ruficapilla complex is endemic to the Atlantic Forest and is comprised of three species: S. ruficapilla, S. whitneyi, and S. infuscata. This group is closely related to the Synallaxis moesta complex that occurs in the Andes, Tepuis, and Guianan shield. Here we used mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences to infer the phylogeny and the time of diversification of the S. ruficapilla and S. moesta complexes. We also included samples of an undescribed population of Synallaxis that resembles other populations of the S. ruficapilla complex. Our results showed that different geographical lineages within the S. ruficapilla complex are reciprocally monophyletic, but the northern form (S. infuscata) grouped with an Andean taxon. This suggests that at least two lineages of this group independently colonized the Atlantic Forest. Specimens of the undescribed population formed a monophyletic clade with deep divergence. Estimated diversification dates were within the late Pliocene to Pleistocene (2.75-0.16 million of years ago). This suggests that at this time there was a higher connectivity between habitats in the rugged landscapes of the circum-Amazonian bioregions. The observed Pleistocene diversification within the Atlantic Forest is congruent in space and time with studies of other co-distributed organisms, and may be associated with climate changes and tectonic activity during this period. PMID:23340003

Batalha-Filho, Henrique; Irestedt, Martin; Fjeldså, Jon; Ericson, Per G P; Silveira, Luis F; Miyaki, Cristina Y

2013-01-20

151

A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae).  

PubMed

The avian family Paridae (tits and chickadees) contains c. 55 species distributed in the Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropics and Indomalaya. The group includes some of the most well-known and extensively studied avian species, and the evolutionary history, in particular the post-glacial colonization of the northern latitudes, has been comparably well-studied for several species. Yet a comprehensive phylogeny of the whole clade is lacking. Here, we present the first complete species phylogeny for the group based on sequence data from two nuclear introns and one mitochondrial gene for 67 taxa of parids. Our results strongly support the inclusion of the Fire-capped Tit (Cephalopyrus flammiceps), currently placed in the Remizidae, as the most basal member of the Paridae. The Yellow-browed Tit (Sylviparus modestus) and the Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea) constitute the next two sequential branches whereas the remaining tits fall into two large clades, one of which contains the seed hoarding and nest excavating species. The indicated clades within these two groups are largely congruent with recent classifications, but with several unforeseen relationships, such as non-monophyly of the Sombre Tit (Poecile lugubris) and the Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris), as well as non-monophyly of both the African gray and the African black tits. Further, our results support a close relationship between the White-fronted Tit (Parus semilarvatus) and the varied Tit (Poecile varius) as well as a close relationship between the White-naped Tit (Parus nuchalis) and the Yellow-cheeked and Black-lored tits (Parus spilonotus and P. xanthogenys). Finally, Hume's Ground-tit (Pseudopodoces humilis) is found to be closely related to the Green-backed Tit (Parus monticolus) and the Great Tit (Parus major). We propose a new classification that is in accordance with this phylogeny. PMID:23831453

Johansson, Ulf S; Ekman, Jan; Bowie, Rauri C K; Halvarsson, Peter; Ohlson, Jan I; Price, Trevor D; Ericson, Per G P

2013-07-02

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CR1 retroposons provide a new insight into the phylogeny of Phasianidae species (Aves: Galliformes).  

PubMed

Chicken repeat 1 (CR1) elements, a class of retroposons belonging to non-long-terminal repeats, have been recognized as powerful tools for phylogenetic studies. Here we examine the phylogenetic relationships of 11 Phasianidae species based on CR1 retroposons. Together with 19 loci reported previously, a total of 99 CR1 loci were identified from chicken genome and turkey BAC clone sequences. 75 insertion events were used to address the branching order of 11 species in Phasianidae. The topology of our tree suggests that: 1) Gallus gallus possessed a basal phylogenetic position within Phasianidae and was related to Bambusicola thoracica (BSP=100%); 2) After the split of G. gallus and B. thoracica, Arborophila rufipectus diverged from Phasianidae (BSP=100%). Nine unambiguous insertion events supported a phylogenetic position of A. rufipectus different to previous mitochondrial data suggesting a hybrid origin or an ancient introgression of A. rufipectus; and 3) 22 CR1 insertion events strongly supported the eight phasianids under investigation sharing a common ancestor. Our study has revisited the phylogenetic position of G. gallus and A. rufipectus and provided a new insight into the phylogeny of Phasianidae birds. It showed that a CR1-based methodology has a great potential to be informative within Phasianidae in resolving relationships of closely related species whose radiation and speciation have occurred very recently. PMID:22565186

Liu, Zhaofeng; He, Liwei; Yuan, Honggang; Yue, Bisong; Li, Jing

2012-04-28

153

Multilocus phylogeny and biogeography of the New World Pheucticus grosbeaks (Aves: Cardinalidae).  

PubMed

Using a multilocus approach, we investigated the tempo and pattern of diversification in a widely distributed New World songbird, the cardinalid genus Pheucticus. Each of the three geographic groups recovered (North American, Middle American, and South American) was comprised of a pair of currently recognized species, and four, three, and three geographically and genetically distinct phylogeographic lineages respectively. Diversification within Pheucticus appears to have occurred at a relatively constant pace throughout the Pleistocene and evenly across a broad latitudinal distribution. The Isthmus of Panama completion and Pleistocene glacial cycles both appear to have played prominent roles in the diversification of this group. PMID:23769955

Pulgarín-R, Paulo C; Smith, Brian Tilston; Bryson, Robert W; Spellman, Garth M; Klicka, John

2013-06-11

154

Genyornis eggshell (Dromornithidae; Aves) from the Late Pleistocene of South Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fossil eggshell fragments from a sand dune near Port Augusta are attributed to the extinct dromornithid, Genyornis newtoni Stirling & Zietz. Shell curvature measurements show that the eggs were larger than those of the Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae. Radiocarbon dates indicate an age in excess of 40,680 BP. Holes pierced through some fragments are attributed to the action of predators.

D. L. G. Williams

1981-01-01

155

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Lenroc Company\\/Moorman Manufacturing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Lenroc Company\\/Moorman Manufacturing (Lenroc\\/Moorman) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation

G. E. Spanner; K. K. Daellenbach

1992-01-01

156

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Lenroc Company/Moorman Manufacturing  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Lenroc Company/Moorman Manufacturing (Lenroc/Moorman) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Lenroc/Moorman as a result of the ESP and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Lenroc/Moorman`s Abstract, Proposal, and Completion Report). The ECM itself consists of installing two heat exchangers to recover waste heat from a process water line to preheat incoming process air. The air and water are used in a proprietary process to produce biuret, a cattle feed supplement derived from urea. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be 339,400 kWh/yr. On a per ton basis, this ECM will save 56.6 kWh/ton of biuret. The ECM cost $15,754 to install, and Lenroc/Moorman received payments of $9452 from Bonneville and $3933 from Grant County PUD for the acquisition of energy savings for a net cost to Lenroc/Moorman of $2369. Without the acquisition payments from Bonneville and Grant County PUD, this ECM would not have been implemented. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 2.3 mills/kWh over the ECM`s expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 4.0 mills/kWh.

Spanner, G.E.; Daellenbach, K.K.

1992-02-01

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Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Lenroc Company/Moorman Manufacturing  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Lenroc Company/Moorman Manufacturing (Lenroc/Moorman) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Lenroc/Moorman as a result of the ESP and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Lenroc/Moorman's Abstract, Proposal, and Completion Report). The ECM itself consists of installing two heat exchangers to recover waste heat from a process water line to preheat incoming process air. The air and water are used in a proprietary process to produce biuret, a cattle feed supplement derived from urea. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be 339,400 kWh/yr. On a per ton basis, this ECM will save 56.6 kWh/ton of biuret. The ECM cost $15,754 to install, and Lenroc/Moorman received payments of $9452 from Bonneville and $3933 from Grant County PUD for the acquisition of energy savings for a net cost to Lenroc/Moorman of $2369. Without the acquisition payments from Bonneville and Grant County PUD, this ECM would not have been implemented. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 2.3 mills/kWh over the ECM's expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 4.0 mills/kWh.

Spanner, G.E.; Daellenbach, K.K.

1992-02-01

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Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Lenroc Company/Moorman Manufacturing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Lenroc Company/Moorman Manufacturing (Lenroc/Moorman) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy S...

G. E. Spanner K. K. Daellenbach

1992-01-01

159

NUGGETS FORMULADOS CON CARNE DE AVE MECÁNICAMENTE RECUPERADA Y LAVADA: ESTABILIDAD DURANTE EL ALMACENAMIENTO EN CONGELACIÓN  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of 20 % washed mechanically deboned chicken meat (WM) as a substitute of breast meat (HDCM) on chicken nuggets characteristics during frozen storage was investigated. Two different formulations were made, one with 100 % HDCM, the other with 20 % WM as a substitute for HDCM. WM was produced by washing mechanically deboned chicken meat, 3 steps of

G. Teira; R. Fabre; S. Kueider

2006-01-01

160

Speciational history of North American Haemorhous finches (Aves: Fringillidae) inferred from multilocus data.  

PubMed

We investigated species relationships and timing of speciation in North American Haemorhous finches by using a mitochondrial phylogeographic approach combined with a multilocus species tree reconstruction. Haemorhous purpureus and H. cassinii were strongly supported as sister taxa, and H. mexicanus was sister to H. purpureus+H. cassinii. Our divergence times indicated that diversification within Haemorhous occurred progressively from the Late Miocene into the Pleistocene. Our inferred pattern of speciation demonstrates the complexity of the origins of North American birds, and provides additional evidence that a single cause for speciation in closely related North American birds, such as Late Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles, is unlikely. PMID:23219607

Smith, Brian Tilston; Bryson, Robert W; Chua, Vivien; Africa, Lia; Klicka, John

2012-12-03

161

Phylogenetic relationships of flowerpeckers (Aves: Dicaeidae): novel insights into the evolution of a tropical passerine clade.  

PubMed

Understanding the relationships and evolution of flowerpeckers has been challenging, particularly as no phylogenetic study has as yet assessed the group. Here, we present a first such analysis of this clade based on sequences of two mitochondrial genes and one nuclear intron. Our analyses offer strong support for monophyly of the Dicaeidae. Within the family, 4 Dicaeum species (D. chrysorrheum, D. melanoxanthum, D. agile, and D. everetii) had closer affinity to Prionochilus, although tests of alternative topologies could not reject reciprocal monophyly of the two genera. Across the family, overall bill shape trends from more stout bills basally to more slender and medium bills, whereas sexual dichromatism and plumage patterns show much more homoplasy. Taxonomically, generic allocations may need to be changed to reflect historical relationships better. PMID:19576993

Nyári, Arpád S; Peterson, A Townsend; Rice, Nathan H; Moyle, Robert G

2009-07-02

162

Evolutionary history of woodpeckers and allies (Aves: Picidae): Placing key taxa on the phylogenetic tree  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyzed 2995 base pairs of nucleotide sequence data (nuclear ?-fibrinogen intron 7 and mitochondrial cytochrome b and ND2 genes), using parsimony and model-based approaches to infer phylogenetic relationships of the woodpeckers and allies, yielding novel hypotheses for several critical gaps in the knowledge of picid phylogeny. We tested the monophyly of sub-families within the Picidae, and sampled from widely

Brett W. Benz; Mark B. Robbins; A. Townsend Peterson

2006-01-01

163

SÍTIOS DE NIDIFICAÇÃO DE TUIUIÚ Jabiru mycteria (AVES: CICONIIDAE) NO PANTANAL DE POCONÉ, MATO GROSSO  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO: Foram estudados 120 ninhos de tuiuiú (Jabiru mycteria), durante três estações reprodutivas consecutivas de 1995 a 1977, na Estrada-Parque Transpantaneira e fazendas limítrofes, localizadas no Pantanal de Poconé, no Estado de Mato Grosso. Foram caracterizadas e monitoradas as árvores que serviam de suporte aos ninhos de tuiuiú, medidos a altura do ninho ao solo, o ângulo do galho com

DALCI MAURÍCIO MIRANDA DE OLIVEIRA; ROBERTO BRANDÃO

164

Computer Networking in Japanese Education Today. AVE in Japan No. 27.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ad Hoc Council on Educational Reform pointed out in 1987 that Japanese education must prepare for the ever-increasing information needs of the future, and in 1988, a proposal for the development of information networks was published by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture. This proposal recommended the utilization of a wide range of…

Japan Audio-Visual Education Association, Tokyo.

165

Arboviral infection in two species of wild jays (Aves: Corvidae): evidence for population impacts.  

PubMed

We examined the prevalence of antibodies to three mosquito-borne arboviruses in blue jays, Cyanocitta cristata, and Florida scrub-jays, Aphelocoma coerulescens, to identify the effects on host survival, the influence of sex and age on infection, and the temporal patterns of antibody prevalence. Blood samples from 306 blue jays and 219 Florida scrub-jays were collected at Archbold Biological Station (Lake Placid, FL) from April 1994 through December 1995. Sera were analyzed for hemagglutination-inhibition antibody to eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) viruses, and neutralizing antibodies to EEE, Highlands J (HJ), and SLE viruses. Overall, 31.4% of blue jay samples and 22.1% of scrub-jay samples had antibodies to EEE. Antibodies to HJ were detected in slightly >15% of samples in each jay species, and SLE was detected in <3% of the samples in each jay species. A single EEE virus isolation was made from the blood of an 11-d-old scrub-jay nestling. Survival of adult blue jays seropositive to EEE was significantly lower than that of seronegative birds based on resight rates, but infection did not seem to affect survival of adult or juvenile Florida scrub-jays. PMID:15061281

Garvin, Mary C; Tarvin, Keith A; Stark, Lillian M; Woolfenden, Glen E; Fitzpatrick, John W; Day, Jonathan F

2004-03-01

166

Spring migratory birds (Aves) extend the northern occurrence of blacklegged tick (Acari:Ixodidae).  

PubMed

Birds that had migrated northward across Lake Superior were captured upon reaching landfall at Thunder Cape (48 degrees 18' N, 88 degrees 56' W) at the southwestern tip of the Sibley Peninsula, northwestern Ontario, from 9 May to 9 June 1995. Twenty-one of 530 birds examined (6 of 55 species) had a total of 34 ticks; 1 blue jay, Cyanocitta cristata, had a northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini & Fanzago). Four blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, larvae were found on an American robin, Turdus migratorius, and 2 on a chipping sparrow, Spizella passerina. This tick was not found on small mammals at Thunder Cape. Twenty-six larvae and a nymph of the rabbit tick, Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (Packard) were found on 1 American robin, 2 Swainson's thrushes, Catharus ustulatus, 1 white-throated sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, 1 common yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas, 1 blue jay, and 12 chipping sparrows. A nymph of H. chordeilis (Packard) occurred on 1 chipping sparrow. Results demonstrate that northward migrating birds transport larvae of I. scapularis to areas of Ontario where the tick does not appear to have become established in small mammal populations. Spring migrants may be more involved in the dispersal of I. scapularis larvae than previously thought. Cooler temperatures and shorter seasons experienced in the more northerly, continental parts of the established distribution of this tick may extend the life cycle, resulting in a predominance of larvae rather than nymphs being acquired by northward-bound birds in early spring. Consequently, the role of spring migrating birds in the northward spread of I. scapularis and of borreliosis should be reevaluated. PMID:8699451

Klich, M; Lankester, M W; Wu, K W

1996-07-01

167

[Specific immunity and polymorphism of breeding plumage in pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) males (Aves: passeriformes)].  

PubMed

The relationship between the type of melanin-based plumage coloration and the strength of experimentally induced immune response was studied using as an example a pied flycatcher population from the Moscow Region. The plumage of pied flycatcher males exhibits the full spectrum of transitions from contrasting black-and-white to cryptic brownish, the latter being very similar to the coloration of females. In spite of numerous studies, the nature of this polymorphism still remains vague. Unlike many other avian species with monocyclic breeding, a considerable fraction of pied flycatchers combines two energy-consuming productive processes, breeding and molt. During the main experimental treatment we activated the humoral immunity of free-living males in chick-rearing period by injection of nonpathogenic multigenic antigen (sheep red blood cells, SRBC) and estimated the strength of the immune responses after repeated captures in 6-8 days. In addition, after each capture we estimated the numbers of leucocytes (WBC), heterophil to lymphocyte ratios (H/L) and measured night time basal metabolic rates (BMR). Non-molting males of different color types showed the same immune responses. Among molting birds, the strength of the immune response was significantly higher in pale males (morphs 4-7 by Drost's scale) than in bright males with rich melanin-based coloration (morphs 2-3). This difference resulted from two opposite processes. During molting, pale males heightened the antibody titer after immunization, while bright males tended to reduce the strength of immune response. Possibly such an asymmetry in immunocompetence at the first stage of molt reflects the different life strategies of pied flycatcher males - conspicuous birds less commonly combine breeding with molt than cryptic ones. PMID:23136790

Kerimov, A B; Rogovin, K A; Ivankina, E V; Bushuev, A V; Sokolova, O V; Il'ina, T A

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LEARNING TO LIKE WHAT YOU H AVE - E XPLAINING THE ENDOWMENT E FFECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The endowment effect describes the fact that people demand much more to give up an object than they are willing to spend to acquire it. The existence of this effect has been documented in numerous experiments. We attempt to explain this effect by showing that evolution favors individuals whose preferences embody an endowment effect. The reason is that an endowment

Steffen Huck; Georg Kirchsteiger; Jorg Oechssler

169

Quercypsitta-like birds from the early Eocene of India (Aves, ?Psittaciformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report new avian remains from the early Eocene Cambay Formation of Vastan Lignite Mine in western India. Most of the bones belong to the as yet poorly known taxon Vastanavis, of which a new species, V. cambayensis, is described. For the first time, tarsometatarsi of Vastanavis can be identified, which show that this taxon had semi-zygodactyl feet. In overall

Gerald Mayr; Rajendra S. Rana; Kenneth D. Rose; Ashok Sahni; Kishor Kumar; Lachham Singh; Thierry Smith

2010-01-01

170

Notes on the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of the Oligocene Diomedeoididae (Aves, Procellariiformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

New specimens of the procellariiform taxon Diomedeoididae are reported from the early Oligocene (Rupelian) deposits of Wiesloch-Frauenweiler in southern Germany. Two skeletons belong to Diomedeoides brodkorbi, whereas isolated legs of larger indi- viduals are tentatively assigned to D. lipsiensis, a species which has not yet been re- ported from the locality. The fossils allow the recognition of some previously unknown

Gerald Mayr

2009-01-01

171

The automating skeletal and muscular mechanisms of the avian wing (Aves)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The avian wing possesses the ability to synchronize flexion or extension of the elbow and wrist joints automatically. Skeletal and muscular mechanisms are involved in generating this phenomenon. The “drawing-parallels” action of the radius and ulna coordinates the movements of the forearm with the carpus. Movement of the radius along the length of the forearm isnot dependent on the shape

R. J. Vazquez

1994-01-01

172

Close karyological kinship between the reptilian suborder serpentes and the class aves  

Microsoft Academic Search

In contrast to the situation found in two classes of warm-blooded vertebrates, mammals and birds, the class Reptilia is not uniform with regard to total genetic content; rather, it contains two distinct categories. The close cytological kinship between snakes and birds was revealed. Both are almost identical in total genetic content, which is about 50 per cent that of placental

Willy Beçak; Maria Luiza Beçak; H. R. S. Nazareth; Susumu Ohno

1964-01-01

173

Comparative phyloclimatic analysis and evolution of ecological niches in the scimitar babblers (Aves: Timaliidae: Pomatorhinus).  

PubMed

We present the first extensive and integrative analysis of niche evolution based on climatic variables and a dated molecular phylogeny of a heterogeneous avian group of Southeast Asian scimitar babblers of the genus Pomatorhinus. The four main clades of scimitar babblers have species that co-occur in similar areas across southern Asia but some have diverged at different timeframes, with the most recently evolved clade harboring the highest number of species. Ecological niche models and analysis of contributing variables within a phylogenetic framework indicate instances of convergent evolution of members of different clades onto similar ecological parameter space, as well as divergent evolution of members from within clades. Pomatorhinus species from different clades occupying Himalayan foothills show convergence towards similar climatic tolerances, whereas within a clade, allopatric sister-species occurring in the Himalayas have diverged to occupy different climatic parameter spaces. Comparisons of climatic tolerances of Himalayan foothills taxa with species distributed further south in Assam/Burma and Burma/Thailand indicate convergence towards similar parameter spaces in several climatic variables. Niche overlap was observed to be lower among species of the youngest clade (ruficollis) and higher among species of older clades (ferruginosus). Analysis of accumulation of ecological disparity through time indicates rapid divergence within recent time frames. As a result, Himalayan taxa originating at different temporal scales within the four main scimitar babbler clades have differentiated ecologically only in recently diverged taxa. Our study suggests that the repeated orogenic and climatic fluctuations of the Pliocene and Pleistocene within mainland Southeast Asia served as an important ecological speciation driver within scimitar babblers, by providing opportunities for rapid geographic expansion and filling of novel environmental niches. PMID:23405183

Nyári, Árpád S; Reddy, Sushma

2013-02-06

174

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company (Columbia Harbor Lumber), Chehalis, Washington, was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Columbia Harbor Lumber as a result of the ESP and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Columbia Harbor Lumber's Completion Report and Proposal). The ECM itself consists of an adjustable speed drive for controlling the speed of nine fans on a lumber drying kiln. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be 286,500 kWh/yr. On a per unit of output basis, this ECM will save 0.053 kWh/board foot, a 48% reduction. The ECM cost $24,086 to install, and Columbia Harbor Lumber received payment of $19,269 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. In all likelihood, this ECM would have been installed even without the acquisition payment from Bonneville. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 5.6 mills/kWh over the ECM's expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 7.4 mills/kWh.

Spanner, G.E.; Sullivan, G.P.

1992-02-01

175

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company (Columbia Harbor Lumber), Chehalis, Washington, was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Columbia Harbor Lumber as a result of the ESP and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Columbia Harbor Lumber`s Completion Report and Proposal). The ECM itself consists of an adjustable speed drive for controlling the speed of nine fans on a lumber drying kiln. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be 286,500 kWh/yr. On a per unit of output basis, this ECM will save 0.053 kWh/board foot, a 48% reduction. The ECM cost $24,086 to install, and Columbia Harbor Lumber received payment of $19,269 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. In all likelihood, this ECM would have been installed even without the acquisition payment from Bonneville. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 5.6 mills/kWh over the ECM`s expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 7.4 mills/kWh.

Spanner, G.E.; Sullivan, G.P.

1992-02-01

176

Paraphyly of Cinclodes fuscus (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae): implications for taxonomy and biogeography.  

PubMed

The Andes are a hotspot of global avian diversity, but studies on the historical diversification of Andean birds remain relatively scarce. Evolutionary studies on avian lineages with Andean-Patagonian distributions have focused on reconstructing species-level phylogenies, whereas no detailed phylogeographic studies on widespread species have been conducted. Here, we describe phylogeographic patterns in the Bar-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus), a widespread and common species of ovenbird (Furnariidae) that breeds from Tierra del Fuego to the northern Andes. Traditionally, C. fuscus has been considered a single species composed of nine subspecies, but its long and narrow range suggests the possibility of considerable genetic variation among populations. Sequences of two mitochondrial genes revealed three discrete and geographically coherent groups of C. fuscus, occupying the southern, central, and northern Andes. Surprisingly, phylogenetic analyses indicated that these groups were more closely related to other species of Cinclodes than to each other. Relationships of the southern and northern C. fuscus clades to other species of Cinclodes were straightforward; in combination with available information on plumage, behavioral, and vocal variation, this suggests that each should be recognized as a distinct biological species. The central Andean group was paraphyletic with respect to C. oustaleti, and relationships among these taxa and C. olrogi were poorly resolved. We suggest that the central Andean C. fuscus should also be considered a different species, pending new information to clarify species limits in this group. These new phylogenetic data, along with recently developed methods, allowed us to review the biogeography of the genus, confirming southern South America and the central Andes as important areas for the diversification of these birds. PMID:19580881

Sanín, Camilo; Cadena, Carlos Daniel; Maley, James M; Lijtmaer, Darío A; Tubaro, Pablo L; Chesser, R Terry

2009-07-04

177

Waves of genomic hitchhikers shed light on the evolution of gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes)  

PubMed Central

Background The phylogenetic tree of Galliformes (gamebirds, including megapodes, currassows, guinea fowl, New and Old World quails, chicken, pheasants, grouse, and turkeys) has been considerably remodeled over the last decades as new data and analytical methods became available. Analyzing presence/absence patterns of retroposed elements avoids the problems of homoplastic characters inherent in other methodologies. In gamebirds, chicken repeats 1 (CR1) are the most prevalent retroposed elements, but little is known about the activity of their various subtypes over time. Ascertaining the fixation patterns of CR1 elements would help unravel the phylogeny of gamebirds and other poorly resolved avian clades. Results We analyzed 1,978 nested CR1 elements and developed a multidimensional approach taking advantage of their transposition in transposition character (TinT) to characterize the fixation patterns of all 22 known chicken CR1 subtypes. The presence/absence patterns of those elements that were active at different periods of gamebird evolution provided evidence for a clade (Cracidae + (Numididae + (Odontophoridae + Phasianidae))) not including Megapodiidae; and for Rollulus as the sister taxon of the other analyzed Phasianidae. Genomic trace sequences of the turkey genome further demonstrated that the endangered African Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congensis) is the sister taxon of the Asian Peafowl (Pavo), rejecting other predominantly morphology-based groupings, and that phasianids are monophyletic, including the sister taxa Tetraoninae and Meleagridinae. Conclusion The TinT information concerning relative fixation times of CR1 subtypes enabled us to efficiently investigate gamebird phylogeny and to reconstruct an unambiguous tree topology. This method should provide a useful tool for investigations in other taxonomic groups as well.

Kriegs, Jan Ole; Matzke, Andreas; Churakov, Gennady; Kuritzin, Andrej; Mayr, Gerald; Brosius, Jurgen; Schmitz, Jurgen

2007-01-01

178

Visitor influence on the behavior of captive greater rheas (Rhea americana, Rheidae Aves).  

PubMed

Visitors can affect and reduce the welfare of nonhuman animals. The Belo Horizonte Zoo, Brazil, had a group of greater rheas intended for reintroduction to the wild. Because this group received public visitation, evaluating its effect on the birds' behavior and welfare was important. The study conducted 60 hr of behavioral observations: 30 with, and 30 without, visitors in front of the birds' enclosure. The study, conducted April-December 2009, collected data using scan sampling with instantaneous recording of behavior every minute. The study collected data on public behavior, visitor density, and time spent observing the birds. More than 4,000 persons visited the birds' enclosure: 9.86 s average time spent. Public behaviors most expressed were walking-watching-talking and stopped-watching-talking; visitors or not, greater rheas' most expressed behaviors (inversed between treatments) were foraging and walking alert; defecating/urinating and other behaviors differed statistically between treatments. Walking alert was most expressed in the presence of visitors; defecating/urinating and other behaviors were most expressed in their absence. Greater rheas seemed to habituate to visitors. Birds' behaviors differed little in visitors' presence or absence. PMID:22458873

de Azevedo, Cristiano Schetini; Lima, Márcia Fontes Figueiredo; da Silva, Vitor Caetano Alves; Young, Robert John; Rodrigues, Marcos

2012-01-01

179

Virtual reconstructions of the endocranial cavity of Rhea americana (Aves, Palaeognathae): postnatal anatomical changes.  

PubMed

We examined the external anatomy of the endocast of the Greater Rhea (Rhea americana, Palaeognathae), during 3 main stages of its postnatal life, and compared it with information available on other palaeognathous birds. Series of scans with spiral computed tomographies were obtained from 3 skulls of different ages (chick, juvenile and adult) of R. americana; digital 3-dimensional reconstruction was performed and brain volumes were calculated from the models obtained. Qualitative assessment of the brain anatomy of R. americana indicates a conical and ventrally located bulbus olfactorius, laterally expanded hemispherium telencephali, well-developed eminentia sagittalis, and conspicuous cerebellum and tectum mesencephali. Anatomy of the chick brain was markedly different: less lateral expansion of the hemispherium telencephali, and lesser development of the eminentia sagittalis and auricula cerebelli. Little change between chicks and adults was observed in some brain regions such as the tectum mesencephali, while the eminentia sagittalis showed great increase in size. The large size of the eminentia sagittalis coupled with its increasing development during ontogeny could reflect its importance for visual processing functions and the way these improve during growth. Finally, the brain of R. americana is similar to that of Struthio and Dromaius, but differs from that of the Tinamidae and of Apteryx, allowing recognition of 3 distinct brain morphologies among the Palaeognathae. PMID:21042004

Picasso, Mariana B J; Tambussi, Claudia P; Degrange, Federico J

2010-11-02

180

Microanatomy and Histochemistry of the Salt Glands of the Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrines (Aves, Charadriidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem statement: Histological and histochemical investigations on t he salt glands of birds are very limited. The present study was perfo rmed to characterize the microanatomy and histochemistry of the salt glands of the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrines ). Approach: Salt glands of the bird under study were fixed, dehydrat ed, cleared, impregnated and blocked out by paraffin wax. Paraffin

Bashir M. Jarrar

2009-01-01

181

The effects of tracheal coiling on the vocalizations of cranes (Aves; Gruidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is generally supposed that the elongated, often coiled tracheae of many species of birds are adaptations for the production of loud, penetrating calls. A corollary supposition is that the acoustic effects are produced by the resonant properties of the elongated tube, with the birds being analogized to a wind instrument. We have experimented with several species of cranes possessing

Abbot S. Gaunt; Sandra L. L. Gaunt; Henry D. Prange; Jeremy S. Wasser

1987-01-01

182

Evolution in Australasian Mangrove Forests: Multilocus Phylogenetic Analysis of the Gerygone Warblers (Aves: Acanthizidae)  

PubMed Central

The mangrove forests of Australasia have many endemic bird species but their evolution and radiation in those habitats has been little studied. One genus with several mangrove specialist species is Gerygone (Passeriformes: Acanthizidae). The phylogeny of the Acanthizidae is reasonably well understood but limited taxon sampling for Gerygone has constrained understanding of its evolution and historical biogeography in mangroves. Here we report on a phylogenetic analysis of Gerygone based on comprehensive taxon sampling and a multilocus dataset of thirteen loci spread across the avian genome (eleven nuclear and two mitochondrial loci). Since Gerygone includes three species restricted to Australia's coastal mangrove forests, we particularly sought to understand the biogeography of their evolution in that ecosystem. Analyses of individual loci, as well as of a concatenated dataset drawn from previous molecular studies indicates that the genus as currently defined is not monophyletic, and that the Grey Gerygone (G. cinerea) from New Guinea should be transferred to the genus Acanthiza. The multilocus approach has permitted the nuanced view of the group's evolution into mangrove ecosystems having occurred on multiple occasions, in three non-overlapping time frames, most likely first by the G. magnirostris lineage, and subsequently followed by those of G. tenebrosa and G. levigaster.

Nyari, Arpad S.; Joseph, Leo

2012-01-01

183

Status, ecology, and conservation of the Himalayan griffon Gyps himalayensis (Aves, Accipitridae) in the Tibetan plateau.  

PubMed

The dramatic population crashes of 3 species of Gyps vulture have raised concerns about the status of their lesser-known congeners. Among these is the Himalayan griffon, G. himalayensis, an iconic vulture of the Tibetan plateau. The continued existence of this scavenger has not only ecological but also cultural implications because of their unique role in the centuries-old sky burial tradition that is followed by nearly 5 million Tibetan people. A lack of baseline information of the Himalayan griffon limits our ability to take conservation measures. The presented data, which were collected during 1996 and 2004 to 2007, indicate that this species is still widespread throughout the plateau and has not experienced a major population decline, likely as a result of protection by Tibetan Buddhism and limited disturbances from human activities largely due to the remoteness of the plateau. Both site and road counts showed that open meadow habitats had the highest griffon abundance, followed by alpine shrub and forest habitats. Estimates based on road transect counts showed that 229,339 Himalayan griffons (+/- 40,447) occupy the 2.5 million km2 Tibetan plateau. In contrast, the maximum carrying capacity of the plateau, on the basis of the total biomass of potential food resources, is 507,996 griffons, with meadow habitats accounting for about 76% of the total population. Griffons depend largely on livestock carcasses for food and forage in groups averaging 5.5 (range 1-100) individuals. Domestic yaks provide about 64% of the griffons' diet, while wild ungulates and human corpses provide 1% and 2%, respectively. Compared with its lowland congeners, this, the only high-elevation Gyps species, had both low population density and small group size, a likely response to the harsh environmental conditions. Although griffon abundance appears relatively stable in their fairly pristine environment, precautionary measures, including investigation of threats, monitoring of population dynamics, and establishment of modern conservation consciousness among Tibetan Buddhists, should be carried out to ensure that this abundance continues. PMID:19580034

Lu, Xin; Ke, Dianhua; Zeng, Xianhai; Gong, Guohong; Ci, Ren

2009-05-01

184

Biogeography and spatio-temporal diversification of Selenidera and Andigena Toucans (Aves: Ramphastidae).  

PubMed

Andean uplift, Plio-Pleistocene climatic fluctuation, and river dynamics in the Amazon basin have all been implicated in the diversification of the South American avifauna. We reconstructed phylogenetic relationships in the genus Selenidera, which has served as a classic case of putative refugial speciation, and the closely related genus Andigena, to better understand the processes driving their diversification. Using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences, we constructed a phylogeny to estimate the pattern and timing of divergence within and between seven lowland Selenidera toucanets and the five species of Andigena mountain-toucans, which together form a single clade. All phylogenetic analyses supported the monophyly of the montane genus Andigena, but indicated that the genus Selenidera is likely paraphyletic with respect to Andigena. Our time tree analysis is consistent with the orogenic uplift of the northern Andean range having initiated the divergence between Selenidera and Andigena, and that the movement and fragmentation of montane habitats in response to Pleistocene climatic oscillations likely influenced diversification within Andigena. Estimated divergence times for lowland Amazonian Selenidera did not support the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) refuge hypothesis as an important biogeographic factor for the diversification of lineages studied here. The timing of divergence within Selenidera is consistent with the hypothesis that geographic isolation of areas of endemism generated by Amazonian river dynamics during the Plio-Pleistocene contributed to Selenidera speciation and current species distributions. PMID:23831458

Lutz, Holly L; Weckstein, Jason D; Patané, José S L; Bates, John M; Aleixo, Alexandre

2013-07-02

185

Patterns of prey use by lesser scaup Aythya affinis (Aves) and diet overlap with fishes during spring migration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent decline in the lesser scaup Aythya affinis population has been linked to changes in wetland conditions along their spring migration routes. In particular, the use of\\u000a amphipod prey by lesser scaup has declined in many regions of the upper Midwest U.S.A. and has been linked to expanded fisheries,\\u000a although empirical data on diet overlap are lacking. To explore patterns

Kimberly A. Strand; Steven R. Chipps; Sharon N. Kahara; Kenneth F. Higgins; Spencer Vaa

2008-01-01

186

Polyphyly of the hawk genera Leucopternis and Buteogallus (Aves, Accipitridae): multiple habitat shifts during the Neotropical buteonine diversification  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The family Accipitridae (hawks, eagles and Old World vultures) represents a large radiation of predatory birds with an almost global distribution, although most species of this family occur in the Neotropics. Despite great morphological and ecological diversity, the evolutionary relationships in the family have been poorly explored at all taxonomic levels. Using sequences from four mitochondrial genes (12S, ATP8,

Fabio S Raposo do Amaral; Matthew J Miller; Luís Fábio Silveira; Eldredge Bermingham; Anita Wajntal

2006-01-01

187

[Trematodes of birds (Aves) from the Middle Volga region. 1. Orders Brachylaimidae, Cyclocoelida, Echinostomatida, Notocotylida, and Opisthorchiida].  

PubMed

The data on trematodes of the orders Brachylaimidae, Cyclocoelida, Echinostomatida, Notocotylida, and Opisthorchiida from the Middle Volga region are given. Records of different authors are supplemented with the results of our own research. Reliable records are confirmed for 61 trematode species. The following characteristics for each parasite species are given: the systematic position, the host spectrum, locality, collecting sites, biology, degree of host specificity, and the geographical range. Morphological descriptions and original figures of 3 trematodes species are given. PMID:23866618

Kirillov, A A; Kitillova, N Iu

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Full mitochondrial genome sequences of two endemic Philippine hornbill species (Aves: Bucerotidae) provide evidence for pervasive mitochondrial DNA recombination  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Although nowaday it is broadly accepted that mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) may undergo recombination, the frequency of such recombination remains controversial. Its estimation is not straightforward, as recombination under homoplasmy (i.e., among identical mt genomes) is likely to be overlooked. In species with tandem duplications of large mtDNA fragments the detection of recombination can be facilitated, as it can lead

Svenja Sammler; Christoph Bleidorn; Ralph Tiedemann

2011-01-01

189

Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report: Spectrolab, Inc., 12500 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar, California, March 16, 1977,  

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As part of an investigation into possible hazardous working conditions existing during the production of photovoltaic cells and panels, a study was made of the Spectrolab, Inc., Sylmar, California where silicon (7440213) ingots were produced for the cells...

M. Boeniger

1977-01-01

190

New records and descriptions of digeneans from the Magellanic penguin Spheniscus magellanicus (Forster) (Aves: Sphenisciformes) on the coast of Brazil.  

PubMed

Five species of digeneans parasitic in the Magellanic penguin Spheniscus magellanicus (Forster) from off the Brazilian coast of the western Atlantic are reported for the first time from this host and described. These are Mesostephanus odhneri (Travassos, 1924) Lutz, 1935, Posthodiplostomum macrocotyle Dubois, 1937, Stephanoprora uruguayensis Holcman-Spector & Olagüe, 1989, Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa Ransom, 1920 and Ascocotyle (Phagicola) sp. One other digenean, Cardiocephaloides physalis (Lutz, 1926) Sudarikov, 1959, was also recorded. The taxonomy of the species and available data on their life-cycles are commented upon in relation to the possible origins of digenean infections of the Magellanic penguin. PMID:23595494

Brandão, Martha; Luque, José L; Scholz, Tomáš; Kostadinova, Aneta

2013-04-18

191

ROEDORES EN LA DIETA DE DOS AVES RAPACES NOCTURNAS (BUBO VIRGINIANUS Y TYTO ALBA) EN EL NORESTE DE DURANGO, MÉXICO  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied the diet of two species of owls, and assessed the rodents communities and their relative densities from March 1996 through February 1997 in the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve, Durango, México: Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and Barn Owl (Tyto alba). The objectives were to understand the predator-prey relationships by comparing the availability and use of rodents by these owls.

Elizabeth E. ARAGÓN; Benjamín CASTILLO; Alfredo GARZA

192

Industrial-hygiene walk-through survey report: Spectrolab, Inc. , 12500 Gladstone Ave. , Sylmar, California, March 16, 1977  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of an investigation into possible hazardous working conditions existing during the production of photovoltaic cells and panels, a study was made of the Spectrolab, Inc., Sylmar, California where silicon ingots were produced for the cells and panels used for space applications. The total number of employees was about 230 to 250 with about 180 being directly involved in

Boeniger

1977-01-01

193

Vasopeptidase inhibitor ilepatril (AVE7688) prevents obesity- and diabetes-induced neuropathy in C57Bl\\/6J mice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previously we demonstrated that inhibition of neutral endopeptidase (NEP), a protease that degrades vaso- and neuro-active peptides, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) with a vasopeptidase inhibitor improves vascular and neural function in diabetic rat models. The purpose of this study was to determine whether inhibition of NEP and ACE or deletion of NEP provides protection from nerve impairment caused by

Lawrence Coppey; Eric Davidson; Bao Lu; Craig Gerard; Mark Yorek

2011-01-01

194

Testing founder effect speciation: divergence population genetics of the spoonbills Platalea regia and Pl. minor (Threskiornithidae, Aves).  

PubMed

Although founder effect speciation has been a popular theoretical model for the speciation of geographically isolated taxa, its empirical importance has remained difficult to evaluate due to the intractability of past demography, which in a founder effect speciation scenario would involve a speciational bottleneck in the emergent species and the complete cessation of gene flow following divergence. Using regression-weighted approximate Bayesian computation, we tested the validity of these two fundamental conditions of founder effect speciation in a pair of sister species with disjunct distributions: the royal spoonbill Platalea regia in Australasia and the black-faced spoonbill Pl. minor in eastern Asia. When compared with genetic polymorphism observed at 20 nuclear loci in the two species, simulations showed that the founder effect speciation model had an extremely low posterior probability (1.55 × 10(-8)) of producing the extant genetic pattern. In contrast, speciation models that allowed for postdivergence gene flow were much more probable (posterior probabilities were 0.37 and 0.50 for the bottleneck with gene flow and the gene flow models, respectively) and postdivergence gene flow persisted for a considerable period of time (more than 80% of the divergence history in both models) following initial divergence (median = 197,000 generations, 95% credible interval [CI]: 50,000-478,000, for the bottleneck with gene flow model; and 186,000 generations, 95% CI: 45,000-477,000, for the gene flow model). Furthermore, the estimated population size reduction in Pl. regia to 7,000 individuals (median, 95% CI: 487-12,000, according to the bottleneck with gene flow model) was unlikely to have been severe enough to be considered a bottleneck. Therefore, these results do not support founder effect speciation in Pl. regia but indicate instead that the divergence between Pl. regia and Pl. minor was probably driven by selection despite continuous gene flow. In this light, we discuss the potential importance of evolutionarily labile traits with significant fitness consequences, such as migratory behavior and habitat preference, in facilitating divergence of the spoonbills. PMID:20705906

Yeung, Carol K L; Tsai, Pi-Wen; Chesser, R Terry; Lin, Rong-Chien; Yao, Cheng-Te; Tian, Xiu-Hua; Li, Shou-Hsien

2010-08-12

195

A Subsynoptic-Scale Kinetic Energy Study of the Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak (Ave-Sesame 1).  

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The subsynoptis-scale kinetic energy balance during the Red River Valley tornado outbreak is presented in order to diagnose storm environment interactions. Area-time averaged energetics indicate that horizontal flux convergence provides the major energy s...

G. J. Jedlovec H. E. Fuelberg

1981-01-01

196

Evolutionary concepts meet the neck of penguins (Aves: Sphenisciformes), towards a "survival strategy" for evo-devo.  

PubMed

Evolutionary developmental biology (or evo-devo) is the scientific connectivity that allowed a more comprehensive and practical completeness in the contemporary conceptualisation of evolution. The links between genetics, developmental mechanics and evolution led to a better understanding of evolutionary mechanisms. An analysis of evolutionary concepts such as homology, homeoses, constraints, novelties, modularity, and selection is given through the recurring example of the variations identified in the modular repartition of the cervical vertebrae in extant and fossil penguins. The inclusion of this study about penguins in the evolutionary system also involves a reflection on the current state and the future of evo-devo. Three principles of assessment and method, applicable to many natural and conceptual scales, are introduced to define a "survival strategy" for evo-devo. The above-mentioned principles are intended to strengthen and continue the connectivity induced de facto. These current and future investigation challenges are discussed and connected to three main naturalist names related directly to the conceptualisation of evolution: Charles Darwin, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Lamarck. PMID:22890499

Guinard, Geoffrey

2012-08-14

197

Petrel-like birds with a peculiar foot morphology from the Oligocene of Germany and Belgium (Aves: Procellariiformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

New specimens of procellariiform birds are described from the Oligocene of Germany and Belgium, including a virtually complete and extraordinarily well preserved articulated skeleton. These birds show a peculiar foot morphology which to a striking degree resembles that of the recent Polynesian Storm-petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa (Oceanitinae, Hydrobatidae). The pedal phalanges are dorso-ventrally compressed and especially the proximal phalanx of the

Gerald Mayr; D. Stefan Peters; Siegfried Rietschel

2002-01-01

198

Genetic evaluation of the mating system in the blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna, Aves, Psittacidae) by DNA fingerprinting  

PubMed Central

More than 90% of birds are socially monogamous, although genetic studies indicate that many are often not sexually monogamous. In the present study, DNA fingerprinting was used to estimate the genetic relationships between nestlings belonging to the same broods to evaluate the mating system in the socially monogamous macaw, Ara ararauna. We found that in 10 of 11 broods investigated, the nestlings showed genetic similarity levels congruent with values expected among full-sibs, suggesting that they shared the same parents. However, in one brood, the low genetic similarity observed between nestlings could be a result of intraspecific brood parasitism, intraspecific nest competition or extra-pair paternity. These results, along with available behavioral and life-history data, imply that the blue-and-yellow macaw is not only socially, but also genetically monogamous. However, the occurrence of eventual cases of extra-pair paternity cannot be excluded.

Caparroz, Renato; Miyaki, Cristina Y.; Baker, Allan J.

2011-01-01

199

Analysis of the genetic variability and breeding behaviour of wild populations of two Macaw species (Psittaciformes, Aves) by DNA fingerprinting  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used DNA fingerprinting to examine genetic variation in wild populations of two species of Macaw: the Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna, in the Ema National Park, state of Goiás, Brazil) and the Green-winged Macaw (A. chloroptera, Pantanal, state of Mato Grosso do Sul\\/Brazil). Mean heterozygosity and genetic relationship between chicks from the same nest were estimated with the

Renato Caparroz; Neiva Maria Robaldo Guedes; Carlos Abs Bianchi; Anita Wajntal

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Lineage diversification and morphological evolution in a large-scale continental radiation: The neotropical ovenbirds and woodcreepers (aves: furnariidae)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Patterns of diversification in species-rich clades provide insight into the processes that generate biological diversity. We tested different models of lineage and phenotypic diversification in an exceptional continental radiation, the ovenbird family Furnariidae, using the most complete species-level phylogenetic hypothesis produced to date for a major avian clade (97% of 293 species). We found that the Furnariidae exhibit nearly constant rates of lineage accumulation but show evidence of constrained morphological evolution. This pattern of sustained high rates of speciation despite limitations on phenotypic evolution contrasts with the results of most previous studies of evolutionary radiations, which have found a pattern of decelerating diversity-dependent lineage accumulation coupled with decelerating or constrained phenotypic evolution. Our results suggest that lineage accumulation in tropical continental radiations may not be as limited by ecological opportunities as in temperate or island radiations. More studies examining patterns of both lineage and phenotypic diversification are needed to understand the often complex tempo and mode of evolutionary radiations on continents. ?? 2011 The Author(s). Evolution ?? 2011 The Society for the Study of Evolution.

Derryberry, E. P.; Claramunt, S.; Derryberry, G.; Chesser, R. T.; Cracraft, J.; Aleixo, A.; Perez-Eman, J.; Remsen, J. V.; Brumfield, R. T.

2011-01-01

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Lineage diversification and morphological evolution in a large-scale continental radiation: The neotropical ovenbirds and woodcreepers (Aves: Furnariidae)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Patterns of diversification in species-rich clades provide insight into the processes that generate biological diversity. We tested different models of lineage and phenotypic diversification in an exceptional continental radiation, the ovenbird family Furnariidae, using the most complete species-level phylogenetic hypothesis produced to date for a major avian clade (97% of 293 species). We found that the Furnariidae exhibit nearly constant rates of lineage accumulation but show evidence of constrained morphological evolution. This pattern of sustained high rates of speciation despite limitations on phenotypic evolution contrasts with the results of most previous studies of evolutionary radiations, which have found a pattern of decelerating diversity-dependent lineage accumulation coupled with decelerating or constrained phenotypic evolution. Our results suggest that lineage accumulation in tropical continental radiations may not be as limited by ecological opportunities as in temperate or island radiations. More studies examining patterns of both lineage and phenotypic diversification are needed to understand the often complex tempo and mode of evolutionary radiations on continents.

Derryberry, Elizabeth P.; Claramunt, Santiago; Derryberry, Graham; Chesser, R. Terry; Cracraft, Joel; Aleixo, Alexandre; Pérez-Emán, Jorge; Remsen, J. V., Jr.; Brumfield, Robb T.

2011-01-01

202

Molecular phylogeny of the manakins (Aves: Passeriformes: Pipridae), with a new classification and the description of a new genus.  

PubMed

The phylogenetic relationships within the manakin family (Pipridae) were investigated with sequence data from three nuclear introns and one mitochondrial protein-coding gene. This study confirms a sister group relationship between Neopelminae and Piprinae. We also find support for dividing the Piprinae into two principal clades: Ilicurini and Piprini. The genera Pipra and Chloropipo are found to be polyphyletic. Chloropipo species are placed in three different clades, including two species in an unresolved position alongside Ilicurini and Piprini. We propose a new classification of the family, where the most important modifications include recognizing the genus Ceratopipra for five species formerly placed in Pipra and the erection of a new genus for Chloropipo holochlora. PMID:23831559

Ohlson, Jan I; Fjeldså, Jon; Ericson, Per G P

2013-07-04

203

Seasonal and age-related changes in blood parasite prevalence in dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis, Aves, Passeriformes)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We determined seasonal changes in blood parasite infections in a free-living popu- lation of Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) breeding in interior Alaska (65 °N; 148 °W). The common parasites found in blood smears were Leucocytozoon fringillinarum (56%), Trypanosoma avium (33%), and Haemoproteus fringillae (9%). In males, parasite prevalences were relatively high at arrival on breeding grounds and increased during the

Pierre Deviche; Ellis C. Greiner; Xavier Manteca

2001-01-01

204

Parasite communities of the neotropical cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Gmelin) (Aves, Phalacrocoracidae) from two coastal lagoons in Guerrero state, Mexico.  

PubMed

The parasite community structure of the neotropical cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus, from two lagoons (Coyuca and Tres Palos) from Guerrero state, México, was examined. Fourteen species of adult helminths (6,391 individuals) from 48 cormorants were identified: 9 digeneans, 1 acanthocephalan, 1 cestode, and 3 nematodes. A total of 11 species were collected in Coyuca Lagoon and 12 in Tres Palos Lagoon. Nine species co-occurred in cormorants of both lagoons but, with the exception of Contracaecum multipapillatum and Drepanocephalus olivaceus, species were not equally common in both lagoons. The prevalence values of six species of helminth and the mean abundance of four species varied significantly between lagoons, and C. multipapillatum was numerically dominant in both lagoons. The qualitative similarity between the two communities at the component level was 64%. All cormorants examined were infected, and parasite species richness was 3-5 in Coyuca and 4-9 in Tres Palos lagoon. The results indicate that both communities presented a similar structure at the component level, probably because the cormorants of both lagoons feed on the same species of fish and thus acquire almost the same species of parasites. Differences observed at the infracommunity level were attributed to variations in the degree of dominance of the particular species. PMID:21503640

Violante-González, Juan; Monks, Scott; Gil-Guerrero, Salvador; Rojas-Herrera, Agustín; Flores-Garza, Rafael; Larumbe-Morán, Edvino

2011-04-19

205

MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND THE ROLE OF THE “VÁRZEA”–“TERRA-FIRME” ECOTONE IN THE DIVERSIFICATION OF XIPHORHYNCHUS WOODCREEPERS (AVES: DENDROCOLAPTIDAE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The phylogeny of all known Xiphorhynchus (Dendrocolaptidae) species and many of its subspecies was reconstructed to evaluate species limits in this taxonomically challenging genus and investigate the possible role played by the Amazonian ''varzea'' (floodplain forest)-''terra-firme'' (upland forest) ecotone in its diversification. Phylogenies were inferred based on 2,430 bp of the mitochondrial DNA genes ND2, ND3, and cytochrome b. All

Alexandre Aleixo

2002-01-01

206

Conspecific brood parasitism in the white-faced ibis Plegadis chihi (Aves: Pelecaniformes) revealed by microsatellites' based kinship-reconstruction.  

PubMed

The white-faced ibis Plegadis chihi Vieillot, 1817 (Pelecaniformes: Threskiornithidae) is a socially monogamous colonially breeding bird in which behavioral and ecological observations suggest the occurrence of conspecific brood parasitism (CBP). We inferred aspects of the genetic mating system of P. chihi in nature, using a genetic approach in the absence of parental information. We used five heterologous microsatellite loci and a multiple-step methodological approach to infer kinship patterns among 104 pairs of nestlings sampled inside 80 nests in a breeding colony from southern Brazil. The estimated effective population size was 69 white-faced ibises (95% CI: 50-98), enough to ensure long-term population survival. Kinship patterns were identified for 38% of the analyzed pairs: 60% of the diagnosed pairs were identified as full-siblings, 2.5% as half-siblings and 37.5% as unrelated individuals. CBP could explain the presence of unrelated nestlings within broods, in agreement with available non-genetic evidence. The presence of half-siblings within broods could indicate extra-pair paternity. Results suggest that a non-strictly monogamous genetic mating system may be present in the white-faced ibis. This study is the first molecular approach to better characterize the reproductive behavior of P. chihi in the wild. Our findings set the stage for further research to investigate the possible causes and consequences of alternative reproductive strategies in this species. PMID:23554386

de Castro e Souza, Andiara Silos Moraes; Del Lama, Silvia Nassif; Miño, Carolina Isabel

2013-04-01

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A molecular phylogeny of the nightjars (Aves: Caprimulgidae) suggests extensive conservation of primitive morphological traits across multiple lineages.  

PubMed

We report a molecular re-assessment of the classification of the nightjars which draws conclusions that are strongly at odds with the traditional, morphology-based classifications. We used maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods to compare the cytochrome b gene for 14 species from seven of the 15 genera of the Caprimulgidae and partial cytochrome b sequence data was available for a further seven species including three further genera. We found that within the Caprimulgidae there were four geographically isolated clades with bootstrap support greater than 70%. One of these clades contained just Chordeiles species, the remaining three clades each contained a mixture of genera including Caprimulgus sp. A clade of exclusively South American nightjars included the genera Caprimulgus, Uropsalis, Eleopthreptus and Hydropsalis. A clade of African and Eurasian birds included Caprimulgus and Macrodipteryx. Phalaenoptilus nuttallii and Caprimulgus vociferous formed a clade of North American birds. Two ecological factors appear to make morphological classification potentially misleading: first, the apparent retention of primitive anti-predator and foraging-related traits across genetically divergent groups; second, rapid divergence in other traits, especially those related to mating, which generate high levels of morphological divergence between species that are genetically very similar. The cytochrome b data suggests that the genus Caprimulgus is not monophyletic and is restricted to Africa and Eurasia and that Caprimulgus species from outside this area have been misclassified as a consequence of retention of primitive adaptations for crepuscular/nocturnal living. Some other genera also appear to have little support from the cytochrome b data. PMID:17123840

Larsen, Carl; Speed, Michael; Harvey, Nicholas; Noyes, Harry A

2006-10-14

208

Phylogeny of long-tailed tits and allies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers (Aves: Passeriformes, Aegithalidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we provide a molecular phylogeny based on three mitochondrial and three nuclear markers for all long-tailed tit species of the genus Aegithalos including several doubtful subspecies (17 taxa) plus three close allies of SE Asian Leptopoecile and North American Psaltriparus. Genus Aegithalos is divided into three major clades, two of them showing only minor differentiation. Separation of

Martin Päckert; Jochen Martens; Yue-Hua Sun

2010-01-01

209

DNA evidence for a Paleocene origin of the Alcidae (Aves: Charadriiformes) in the Pacific and multiple dispersals across northern oceans.  

PubMed

The Alcidae is a group of marine, wing-propelled diving birds known as auks that are distributed along the coasts of the northern oceans. It has been suggested that auks originated in the Pacific coastal shores as early as the Miocene, and dispersed to the Atlantic either through the Arctic coasts of Eurasia and North America (northern dispersal route), or through upwelling zones in the coastal areas of California to Florida (southern dispersal route), before the closure of the Isthmus of Panama in the Pliocene. These hypotheses have not been tested formally because proposed phylogenies failed to recover fully bifurcating, well-supported phylogenetic relationships among and within genera. We therefore constructed a large data set of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences for 21 of the 23 species of extant auks. We also included sequences from two other extant and one extinct species retrieved from GenBank. Our analyses recovered a well-supported phylogenetic hypothesis among and within genera. Aethia is the only genus for which we could not obtain strong support for species relationships, probably due to incomplete lineage sorting. By applying a Bayesian method of molecular dating that allows for rate variation across lineages and genes, we showed that auks became an independent lineage in the Early Paleocene and radiated gradually from the Early Eocene to the Quaternary. Reconstruction of ancestral areas strongly suggests that auks originated in the Pacific during the Paleocene. The southern dispersal route seems to have favored the subsequent colonization of the northern Atlantic Ocean during the Eocene and Oligocene. The northern route across the Arctic Ocean was probably only used more recently after the opening of the Norwegian Sea in the Middle Miocene and the opening of the Bering Strait in the Late Miocene. We postulate that the ancestors of auks lived in a warmer world than that currently occupied by auks, and became gradually adapted to feeding in cool marine currents with high biomass productivity. Hence, warmer tropical waters are now a barrier for the dispersal of auks into the Southern Hemisphere, as it is for penguins in the opposite direction. PMID:18178108

Pereira, Sergio L; Baker, Allan J

2007-12-05

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Two new species of Brueelia K?ler, 1936 (Ischnocera, Philopteridae) parasitic on Neotropical trogons (Aves, Trogoniformes)  

PubMed Central

Abstract Two new species of Brueelia are described and illustrated. These new species and their type hosts are: Brueelia sueta ex Pharomachrus pavoninus (Spix, 1824), the Pavonine Quetzal and Brueelia cicchinoi ex Trogon viridis Linnaeus, the White-tailed Trogon. Both new species differ from the only Brueelia described on Trogon mexicanus by many morphological features, including those present in the male genitalia and female vulvar margin. Partial sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene for these two new species differ from one another by 13.6% uncorrected p-distance. Whereas Brueelia cicchinoi is only 0.3% divergent from previously published COI sequences identified as Brueelia sp. from the Mexican Trogon melanocephalus Gould, 1936 and Trogon massena Gould, 1938. We also found Brueelia cicchinoi on Trogon melanurus, Trogon collaris and Pharomachrus pavoninus. Thus Brueelia cicchinoi is found on multiple trogoniform hosts across an extremely large geographic distribution and has one of the largest number of host associations among Brueelia species.

Valim, Michel P.; Weckstein, Jason D.

2011-01-01

211

Food supply for waders (Aves: Charadrii) in an estuarine area in the Bay of Cádiz (SW Iberian Peninsula)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We studied the composition, density, size distribution and biomass of the food supply for waders in an estuarine area in the Bay of Cádiz (SW Iberian Peninsula), in winter (January-February) and in the pre-migratory period (late March). The estuarine area comprises an intertidal mudflat and an adjacent salina or salt-pan. On the intertidal mudflat, the biomass was 53 and 37 g AFDW .m -2in winter and the pre-migratory period, respectively. The main food source on mudflat was the polychaete Nereis diversicolor (44-54 % of the total biomass). On the other hand, the biomass in the salina was comparatively very poor, ranging from 0.008 to 0.079 g AFDW .m -2in winter and ranging from 0.011 to 0.09 g AFDW in late March. The main source of food in the salina was the crustacean Artemia. The total biomass on the mudflat during the pre-migratory period was 1.4 times lower than in February. This depletion could be caused by wader predation, mainly by Nereis diversicolor consumption. Although the potential food on the mudflats could allow high intertidal densities of waders, the availability of high tide foraging areas in the salina seems to contribute to the maintenance of these high intertidal densities.

Masero, José A.; Pérez-González, Maite; Basadre, Marta; Otero-Saavedra, Mónica

1999-07-01

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A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae)  

PubMed Central

The order Gruiformes, for which even familial composition remains controversial, is perhaps the least well understood avian order from a phylogenetic perspective. The history of the systematics of the order is presented, and the ecological and biogeographic characteristics of its members are summarized. Using cladistic techniques, phylogenetic relationships among fossil and modern genera of the Gruiformes were estimated based on 381 primarily osteological characters; relationships among modern species of Grues (Psophiidae, Aramidae, Gruidae, Heliornithidae and Rallidae) were assessed based on these characters augmented by 189 characters of the definitive integument. A strict consensus tree for 20,000 shortest trees compiled for the matrix of gruiform genera (length = 967, CI = 0.517) revealed a number of nodes common to the solution set, many of which were robust to bootstrapping and had substantial support (Bremer) indices. Robust nodes included those supporting: a sister relationship between the Pedionomidae and Turnicidae; monophyly of the Gruiformes exclusive of the Pedionomidae and Turnicidae; a sister relationship between the Cariamidae and Phorusrhacoidea; a sister relationship between a clade comprising Eurypyga and Messelornis and one comprising Rhynochetos and Aptornis; monophyly of the Grues (Psophiidae, Aramidae, Gruidae, Heliornithidae and Rallidae); monophyly of a clade (Gruoidea) comprising (in order of increasingly close relationship) Psophia, Aramus, Balearica and other Gruidae, with monophyly of each member in this series confirmed; a sister relationship between the Heliornithidae and Rallidae; and monophyly of the Rallidae exclusive of Himantornis. Autapomorphic divergence was comparatively high for Pedionomus, Eurypyga, Psophia, Himantornis and Fulica; extreme autapomorphy, much of which is unique for the order, characterized the extinct, flightless Aptornis. In the species-level analysis of modern Grues, special efforts were made to limit the analytical impacts of homoplasy related to flightlessness in a number of rallid lineages. A strict consensus tree of 20,000 shortest trees compiled (length = 1232, CI = 0.463) confirmed the interfamilial relationships resolved in the ordinal analysis and established a number of other, variably supported groups within the Rallidae. Groupings within the Rallidae included: monophyly of Rallidae exclusive of Himantornis and a clade comprising Porphyrio (including Notornis) and Porphyrula; a poorly resolved, basal group of genera including Gymnocrex, Habroptila, Eulabeornis, Aramides, Canirallus and Mentocrex; an intermediate grade comprising Anurolimnas, Amaurolimnas, and Rougetius; monophyly of two major subdivisions of remaining rallids, one comprising Rallina (paraphyletic), Rallicula, and Sarothrura, and the other comprising the apparently paraphyletic 'long-billed' rails (e.g. Pardirallus, Cyanolimnas, Rallus, Gallirallus and Cabalus and a variably resolved clade comprising 'crakes' (e.g. Atlantisia, Laterallus and Porzana, waterhens (Amaurornis), moorhens (Gallinula and allied genera) and coots (Fulica). Relationships among 'crakes' remain poorly resolved; Laterallus may be paraphyletic, and Porzana is evidently polyphyletic and poses substantial challenges for reconciliation with current taxonomy. Relationships among the species of waterhens, moorhens and coots, however, were comparatively well resolved, and exhaustive, fine-scale analyses of several genera (Grus, Porphyrio, Aramides, Rallus, Laterallus and Fulica) and species complexes (Porphyrio porphyrio -group,Gallirallus philippensis -group and Fulica americana -group) revealed additional topological likelihoods. Many nodes shared by a majority of the shortest trees under equal weighting were common to all shortest trees found following one or two iterations of successive weighting of characters. Provisional placements of selected subfossil rallids (e.g. Diaphorapteryx, Aphanapteryx and Capellirallus ) were based on separate heuristic searches using the strict consensus tree for modern rallids as a backb

C.Livezey, B.

1998-01-01

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[New species of mites of the genus Ptilonyssus (Gamasina: Rhinonyssidae) isolated from Passeriformes (Aves: Passeriformes) from Russia and neighboring countries].  

PubMed

Eight new species of the genus Ptilonyssus (Berl. et Troues.) (Gamasina: Rhinonyssidae) from nasal cavities of the passeriformes from territory of the former USSR are described: P. ammomani sp. n. from Ammomanus deserti (Alaudidae) collected in Turkmenistan; P. spini sp. n. from Spinus spinus (Fringillidae) of Kaliningrad district (Russia); P. ripariae sp. n. from Riparia riparia (Hirundinidae) and P. acanthopneustes sp. n. from Phylloscopus borealis (Sylviidae) collected in Tjumen district (Russia); P. pyrrhulinus sp. n. from Pyrrhula pyrrhula (Fringillidae) and P. anthi sp. n. from Anthus trivialis (Motacillidae) of Rjazan district; P. sylviicola sp. n. from Sylviae communis (Sylviidae) collected in Tatarstan; P. cyanosylviae sp. n. from Cyanosylvia svecica (Turdidae) collected from Novosibirsk district. PMID:12677669

Staniukovich, M K; Butenko, O M

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Invertebrate survey of offshore islands in relation to potential food sources for the little spotted kiwi, Apteryx oweni (Aves: Apterygidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

An invertebrate survey of forest on Kapiti, Blumine, Long, Motuara, Pickersgill, and Red Mercury Islands showed that the same major invertebrate groups were present on all the islands. The same groups are also present in mainland broadleaf-podocarp forest of the Orongorongo Valley, near Wellington. The invertebrates eaten by the little spotted kiwi (Apteryx oweni Gould) on Kapiti Island were also

Abdul Moeed; M. J. Meads

1987-01-01

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Osteology and systematic position of the eocene primobucconidae (aves, coraciiformes sensu stricto), with first records from Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first complete skeletons of the early Eocene avian taxon Primobucconidae Brodkorb, 1970 are described and the osteology and systematic position of these poorly known birds are revised. New specimens from Germany (Messel) and France (Cond´e?en?Brie) are the first Old World records of this taxon. From Messel, two new species, Primobucco perneri sp. nov. and P. frugilegus sp. nov., are

Gerald Mayr; Ilka Weidig

2004-01-01

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Impact of Forpus xanthopterygius (Spix, 1824) (Aves, Psittacidae) on flowers of Handroanthus serratifolius (Vahl.) S. O. Grose (Bignoniaceae).  

PubMed

Handroanthus serratifolius produces flowers during the dry season in the Cerrado biome, and it may be an important food source to some bird species. For Psittacidae species, like Forpus xanthopterygius, flowers are important in their diet. This study intended to characterize the behavior of F.xanthopterygius and evaluate the damage to the flowering and in the reproduction of H. serratifolius. Four individuals of H. serratifolius were observed for 60 hours to register size of groups, the time and duration of visit, and the number of flowers predated by F.xanthopterygius. The groups that visited the plants had between 2 and 12 individuals. The mean time of visits was 60.31 minutes (+/-22.29). The size of groups was correlated to number of flowers predated and was influenced by number of flowers offered. During the flowering, each H. serratifolius individual loses approximately 1,052 flowers per week. PMID:19967187

Melo, C; Oliveira, A D; Borges, C A; Ribeiro, G; Tavares, J

2009-11-01

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La Pérdida de los Humedales: Cómo se ven afectadas las Comunidades de Aves?  

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The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article describes how wetland bird populations are stressed due to: devastating habitat loss throughout the world, human intervention, such as agricultural expansion, other factors, such as invasive species and climate change, and lack of research data to improve management practices.

Robert Fletcher (University of Montana;)

2003-10-01

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Molecular analysis of intact preen waxes of Calidris canutus (Aves: Scolopacidae) by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

The intact preen wax esters of the red knot Calidris canutus were studied with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and GC/MS/MS. In this latter technique, transitions from the molecular ion to fragment ions representing the fatty acid moiety of the wax esters were measured, providing additional resolution to the analysis of wax esters. The C21-C32 wax esters are composed of complex mixtures of hundreds of individual isomers. The odd carbon-numbered wax esters are predominantly composed of even carbon-numbered n-alcohols (C14, C16, and C18) esterified predominantly with odd carbon-numbered 2-methyl fatty acids (C7, C9, C11, and C13), resulting in relatively simple distributions. The even carbon-numbered wax esters show a far more complex distribution due to a number of factors: (i) Their n-alcohol moieties are not dominated by even carbon-numbered n-alcohols esterified with odd carbon-numbered 2-methyl fatty acids, but odd and even carbon-numbered n-alcohols participate in approximately equal amounts; (ii) odd carbon-numbered methyl-branched alcohols participate abundantly in these wax ester clusters; and (iii) with increasing molecular weight, various isomers of the 2,6-, 2,8-, and 2,10-dimethyl branched fatty acids also participate in the even carbon-numbered wax esters. The data demonstrate that there is a clear biosynthetic control on the wax ester composition although the reasons for the complex chemistry of the waxes are not yet understood. PMID:10907788

Dekker, M H; Piersma, T; Damsté, J S

2000-05-01

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Optical Nova Candidate in M31  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the discovery of a probable nova located at RA(2000) = 00h42m28.80s, Dec(2000) = +41d10'21.83", which is 175.0" west and 346.7" south of the center of M31. The images are obtained with the 2m RCC telescope (+ Two-Channel Focal Reducer "FoReRo 2") at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria.

Ovcharov, E.; Borisov, G.; Valcheva, A.; Kurtenkov, A.; Kostov, A.; Nikolov, Y.; Nedialkov, P.

2011-12-01

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Erratum to ATel # 3834  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The "object" in ATel # 3834 is a reflection of a nearby bright star in the field, not a nova. After the additional analysis of other images, obtained during the same night, it became clear that there are some reflections in the images obtained using filter R with the FoReRo2 on the 2m RCC telescope. We apologize for any inconvenience this technical mistake might have caused.

Ovcharov, E.; Borisov, G.; Valcheva, A.; Kurtenkov, A.; Kostov, A.; Nikolov, Y.; Nedialkov, P.

2011-12-01

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47 CFR 27.1231 - Initiating the transition.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Aguada, Aguadilla, Anasco, Arroyo, Cabo Rojo, Coamo, Guanica, Guayama, Guayanilla, Hormigueros, Isabela, Jayuya, Juana Diaz, Lajas, Las Marias, Maricao, Maunabo, Mayaguez, Moca, Patillas, Penuelas, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincon, Sabana...

2010-10-01

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Term Length as an Indicator Of Attrition in Online Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In turn, one of the authors of this article (Diaz 2000, 2002) posed an alternative view of the importance of drop rates. Based on the common demographic profile of online students cited in the literature (i.e., older and with more academic and life experience), he suggested that drops are not necessarily an indicator of academic nonsuccess. Diaz noted that given

David Diaz; Ryan Cartnal

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The Superintendent as Change Leader  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the authors present Edwin Diaz, superintendent of California's Gilroy Unified School District and discuss the common challenges and strategies among those education leaders who take on--and succeed at--the role of change agent and reformer. When Edwin Diaz became superintendent of California's Gilroy Unified School District in…

Portis, Carrie; Garcia, Mary W.

2007-01-01

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[?-2,8-Dimethyl-1,4,5,6,7,10,11,12-octa-hydro-diimidazo[4,5-h;4',5'-c][1,6]diaze-cine-5,11-diacetato]bis-[diaqua-nitrato-copper(II)] trihydrate.  

PubMed

The title compound, [Cu(2)(C(16)H(20)N(6)O(4))(NO(3))(2)(H(2)O)(4)]·3H(2)O, crystallizes with two dinuclear Cu(II) complex mol-ecules, each lying on an inversion center, and six solvent water mol-ecules per unit cell. The central 1,6-diazecine ring adopts the common chair conformation invariably found in the family of complexes bearing such ligands. The Cu(II) atoms have an octa-hedral geometry, with a very strong tetra-gonal distortion due to the Jahn-Teller effect. Axial sites are occupied by a nitrate ion and a water mol-ecule. The Cu?Cu separations [7.3580?(9) and 7.3341?(9)?Å] are compatible with a potential catecholase activity. Neighboring mol-ecules in the crystal structure are connected via O-H?O hydrogen bonds formed by water mol-ecules and carboxyl-ate O atoms. N-H?O hydrogen bonds are also present. PMID:21201593

Luna-Ramírez, Karen S; Bernès, Sylvain; Gasque, Laura

2008-08-06

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[?-2,8-Dimethyl-1,4,5,6,7,10,11,12-octa-hydro-diimidazo[4,5-h;4?,5?-c][1,6]diaze-cine-5,11-diacetato]bis-[diaqua-nitrato-copper(II)] trihydrate  

PubMed Central

The title compound, [Cu2(C16H20N6O4)(NO3)2(H2O)4]·3H2O, crystallizes with two dinuclear CuII complex mol­ecules, each lying on an inversion center, and six solvent water mol­ecules per unit cell. The central 1,6-diazecine ring adopts the common chair conformation invariably found in the family of complexes bearing such ligands. The CuII atoms have an octa­hedral geometry, with a very strong tetra­gonal distortion due to the Jahn–Teller effect. Axial sites are occupied by a nitrate ion and a water mol­ecule. The Cu?Cu separations [7.3580?(9) and 7.3341?(9)?Å] are compatible with a potential catecholase activity. Neighboring mol­ecules in the crystal structure are connected via O—H?O hydrogen bonds formed by water mol­ecules and carboxyl­ate O atoms. N—H?O hydrogen bonds are also present.

Luna-Ramirez, Karen S.; Bernes, Sylvain; Gasque, Laura

2008-01-01

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Hip-Hop Culture as a Tool for Human Rights and Social Change Specialization: Building Social Capital, Safer Cities, Education and Media Reform Martha Diaz is a mother, community organizer, educator, media producer, archivist, social entrepreneur, and the founder and president of the Hip-Hop Association (H  

Microsoft Academic Search

2 A). She is an award- winning leader who has been dedicated to elevating and innovating local communities through the power of Hip-Hop culture for over 15 years. Her impact can be traced to her early days as a young apprentice for the late Ted Demme, producer and director of the influential television show Yo! MTV Raps. Through her own

MARTHA DIAZ

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Pathological findings in the caeca of naturally infected ostriches, Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves, Struthionidae) parasitized by Codiostomum struthionis (Horst, 1885) Railliet and Henry, 1911 (Nematoda, Strongylidae).  

PubMed

In order to characterize lesions associated with Codiostomum struthionis in ostriches, 10 caeca were examined on both macro- and microscopic levels. Parasites were found in the distal third of the caecum and characterized as C. struthionis. Thickened mucosa was identified macroscopically where parasites were observed in high concentrations. Nodular areas were also observed in the distal third of the infected caeca, as well as hemorrhagic areas abutting small ulcers surrounded by edema. These findings were not observed in healthy controls. The concentration of C. struthionis found in infected animals was directly correlated with the severity of lesions observed in each caecum. These results allowed us to infer that C. struthionis is responsible for lesions in ostrich caeca. PMID:19647369

de Oliveira, Francisco Carlos Rodrigues; Ederli, Nicole Brand; Lopes, Carlos Wilson Gomes; Rodrigues, Maria de Lurdes de Azevedo

2009-07-02

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Organochlorine residues and shell thickness in eggs of the clapper rail, common gallinule, purple gallinule, and limpkin (Class Aves), eastern and southern United States, 1972-74  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Organochlorine residues and shell thicknesses were surveyed in eggs of the clapper rail (Rallus longirostris), purple gallinule (Porphyrula martinica), common gallinule (Gallinula chloropas), and limpkin (Aramus guarauna) from the eastern and southern United States. Clapper rail eggs were collected during 1972-73 in New Jersey, Virginia, and South Carolina. During 1973-74, gallinule eggs were collected in Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and limpkin eggs were collected in Florida. Egg contents were analyzed for residues of organochlorine pesticides, including DDT, TDE, DDE, dieldrin, mirex, heptachlor epoxide, oxychlordane, cis-chlordane (and/or trans-nonachlor), cis-nonachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), toxaphene, and endrin, and for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Shell thicknesses of recent eggs of these species were compared with archival eggs that had been collected before 1947. With the exception of the limpkin, the majority of eggs analyzed contained residues of p,p'-DDE and PCBs. Geometric means ranged from 0.10 ppm to 1.3 ppm. Small amounts (less than 1.0 ppm) of mirex, dieldrin, cis-chlordane (and/or trans-nonachlor), TDE, and DDT were detected in a few eggs. No evidence of eggshell thinning was found for any of the species studied. DDE residues in clapper rail eggs were higher in New Jersey and Virginia than in South Carolina.

Klaas, E.E.; Ohlendorf, H.M.; Cromartie, E.

1980-01-01

229

How t ime-flexible w ork policies c an r educe stress, i mprove h ealth, and s ave m oney  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Data from the US National Study of the Changing Workforce (a nationally representative sample of working adults) were used to test the hypothesis that employees with time-flexible work poli- cies reported less stress, higher levels of commitment to their employer, and reduced costs to the organization because of fewer absences, fewer days late, and fewer missed deadlines. The model

Diane F. Halpern

230

Time–activity budget of greater rheas ( Rhea americana , Aves) on a human-disturbed area: the role of habitat, time of the day, season and group size  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to evaluate activity–time budget, habitat use and how seasonality and group size influence the expression\\u000a of greater rhea behaviours. Greater rheas are threatened South American birds; habitat loss, predation and hunting are the\\u000a main factors responsible for population declines. The study was conducted in farmlands within a matrix of commercial Eucalyptus plantation and remnants

Cristiano Schetini de Azevedo; João Bosco Ferraz; Herlandes Penha Tinoco; Robert John Young; Marcos Rodrigues

2010-01-01

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Multilocus phylogeography of the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus (Aves, Furnariidae) in lowland Amazonia: widespread cryptic diversity and paraphyly reveal a complex diversification pattern.  

PubMed

Amazonian rivers function as important barriers to dispersal of Amazonian birds. Studying population genetics of lineages separated by rivers may help us to uncover the dynamics of biological diversification in the Amazon. We reconstructed the phylogeography of the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Glyphorynchus spirurus (Furnariidae) in the Amazon basin. Sampling included 134 individuals from 63 sites distributed in eight Amazonian areas of endemism separated by major Amazonian rivers. Nucleotide sequences were generated for five genes: two mtDNA genes (1047 bp for cyt b and 1002 bp for ND2) and three nuclear genes (647 bp from the sex-linked gene ACO, 319 bp from the intron of G3PDH, and 619 bp from intron 2 of MYO). In addition, 37 individuals were randomly selected from the Rondônia and Inambari areas of endemism for genomic fingerprinting, using five ISSR primers. Our results reveal allopatric and well-supported lineages within G. spirurus with high levels of genetic differentiation (p-distances 0.9-6.3%) across opposite banks of major Amazonian rivers. The multilocus phylogenetic reconstructions obtained reveal several incongruences with current subspecies taxonomy. Within currently recognized subspecies, we found high levels of both paraphyly and genetic differentiation, indicating deep divergences and strong isolation consistent with species-level differences. ISSR fingerprinting supports the existence of genetically differentiated populations on opposite sides of the Madeira River. Molecular dating suggests an initial vicariation event isolating populations from the Guiana center of endemism during the Late Miocene/Early Pliocene, while more recent events subdivided Brazilian Shield populations during the Lower Pleistocene. PMID:23063588

Fernandes, Alexandre M; Gonzalez, Javier; Wink, Michael; Aleixo, Alexandre

2012-10-09

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Molecular phylogeny of Carduelinae (Aves, Passeriformes, Fringillidae) proves polyphyletic origin of the genera Serinus and Carduelis and suggests redefined generic limits.  

PubMed

Relationships of the 133 species of the subfamily Carduelinae (Fringillidae) are poorly resolved. For a more robust phylogenetic resolution, we sequenced two mitochondrial protein-coding genes (ATPase 6 and ND3), two nuclear introns (myoglobin intron 2 and transforming growth factor-beta2 intron 5) and one nuclear protein-coding gene (c-mos) from 50 cardueline taxa representing especially the large genera Serinus and Carduelis. A total of 2934bp obtained was subjected to maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference. Three of the five loci, as well as the combined dataset recovered the monophyly of the basal placement of Fringilla in the monophyletic Fringillidae, and the monophyly of the Carduelinae. While relationships within this group are moderately resolved by some individual gene trees (myoglobin and c-mos loci), high nodal support is provided in other individual gene trees and the combined tree. Among the well resolved terminal cardueline groups, Linurgus, Loxia and Pyrrhula are found to be monophyletic while genera Carpodacus, Carduelis and Serinus appear para- or polyphyletic. Within Serinus and Carduelis, the obtained phylogenetic structure corresponds well with the subdivisions suggested by H.E. Wolters, based on traditional methods. Thus, we support his generic subdivision (Ochrospiza, Dendrospiza and Crithagra for Serinus, and Chloris, Spinus, Sporagra, Pseudomitris, Acanthis and Linaria for Carduelis). Otherwise, we notice several cases of significant genetic divergence within traditional species suggesting incipient speciation in Linurgus olivaceus, Loxia curvirostra, Serinus mozambicus and Serinus burtoni. Some of these cases need a further phylogeographical study with a denser geographical sampling but for the case the most noteworthy, that of Serinus burtoni, we suggest a taxonomic change in this study. PMID:19027082

Nguembock, Billy; Fjeldså, Jon; Couloux, Arnaud; Pasquet, Eric

2008-11-06

233

The southernmost records of Anhingidae and a new basal species of Anatidae (Aves) from the lower–middle Miocene of Patagonia, Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

New bird fossils from the Santa Cruz Formation (lower–middle Miocene), Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina, are described. They represent an indeterminate species of the extinct anhingid Macranhinga and a new genus and species of basal Anatidae Ankonetta larriestrai. The record of the giant darter Macranhinga constitutes the southernmost record for the family, and expands the known stratigraphic range of the

Marcos Martín Cenizo; Federico Lisandro Agnolín

2010-01-01

234

Study on the blackbird (Agelaius ruficapillus Viellot- Emberizidae, Aves) in the rice production areas of Southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil : basis for a population control management program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rice is one of the main components of the Brazilian diet. The State of Rio Grande do Sul produces approximately 4,6 millions tons per year - more than 54% of total Brazilian rice production. The average production in Southern Brazil is 5,2 tons per ha, with yields of 10 tons per ha being recorded. The rice production sector of Rio

J. J. Centeno da Silva

1999-01-01

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Limited phylogenetic distribution of a long tandem-repeat cluster in the mitochondrial control region in Bubo (Aves, Strigidae) and cluster variation in Blakiston's fish owl (Bubo blakistoni).  

PubMed

To investigate the phylogenetic position of Blakiston's fish owl (Bubo blakistoni), we sequenced the mitochondrial (mt) DNA control region and cytochrome b (cyt b) for nine Bubo species. Maximum-likelihood analyses of combined control region and cyt b sequences, and cyt b sequences alone, showed that species formerly placed in genus Ketupa comprise a monophyletic group. Unexpectedly, we discovered a long cluster of 20-25 tandem repeat units 77 or 78bp long in the third control region domain in four of the nine Bubo species for which the control region was sequenced (B. blakistoni, B. flavipes, and B. ketupu in the Ketupa clade; B. lacteus), leading to overall control region lengths of 3.0-3.8kpb estimated from agarose gel electrophoresis. The control region in B. lacteus is the longest (3.8kbp) reported to date in vertebrates. Sequencing of eight repeat units at each end of the cluster in 20 B. blakistoni individuals detected several types of repeat units 77 or 78bp long, and six patterns in the order of unit types. The occurrence of a repeat cluster in all three species examined in the Ketupa clade suggests their common ancestor also had a cluster, whereas a maximum parsimony tree showed repeat-unit types grouping by species, rather than by paralog groups, suggesting independent origins of the clusters. We reconcile these results with a turnover model, in which the range in cluster-length variation and unit types at the 5' end are hypothetically functionally constrained by the protein-binding function of the control region, but otherwise there is a continual turnover of units in evolutionary time, with new unit types arising through mutations, proliferating by duplication of single and double repeat blocks, and being lost through deletion. Estimated free energies for reconstructed secondary structures of single and especially pairs of repeat units were higher than for homologous single-unit blocks in species lacking a repeat cluster, supporting slipped-strand mispairing as the mechanism of cluster turnover. PMID:23211719

Omote, Keita; Nishida, Chizuko; Dick, Matthew H; Masuda, Ryuichi

2012-12-02

236

Resolution of Phylogenetic Relationships among Recently Evolved Species as a Function of Amount of DNA Sequence: An Empirical Study Based on Woodpeckers (Aves: Picidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synonymous substitutions in the 13 mitochondrial encoded protein genes form a large pool of characters that should approach the ideal for phylogenetic analysis of being independently and identically distributed. Pooling sequences from multiple mitochondrial protein-coding genes should result in statistically more powerful estimates of relationships among species that diverged sufficiently recently that most nucleotide substitutions are synonymous. Cytochrome oxidase I

Victor R. DeFilippis; William S. Moore

2000-01-01

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Return flight to the Canary Islands--the key role of peripheral populations of Afrocanarian blue tits (Aves: Cyanistes teneriffae) in multi-gene reconstructions of colonization pathways.  

PubMed

Afrocanarian blue tits (Cyanistes teneriffae) have a scattered distribution on the Canary Islands and on the North African continent. To date, the Canary Islands have been considered the species' main Pleistocene evolutionary center, but their colonization pathways remain uncertain. We set out to reconstruct a dated multi-gene phylogeny and ancestral ranges for Cyanistes tit species including the currently unstudied, peripheral Libyan population of C. t. cyrenaicae. In all reconstructions the most easterly and westerly peripheral populations (in Libya and on La Palma) represented basal offshoots of C. teneriffae. These two peripheral populations shared all four major indels and differed in this respect from all other members of the Afrocanarian core group. The basal split of Afrocanarian blue tits from their European relatives was dated to the early Pliocene. The two ancestral area reconstructions were contradictory and suggested either a Canarian or a North African origin of C. teneriffae - but unambiguously ruled out a continental European ancestral range. We conclude that the peripheral populations of C. teneriffae represent relic lineages of a first faunal interchange, presumably downstream colonization from North Africa to the Canary Islands. Subsequent eastward stepping-stone colonization within the Canarian Archipelago culminated in a very recent late (possibly even post-) Pleistocene back-colonization from the Canary Islands to North Africa. PMID:23454090

Päckert, Martin; Martens, Jochen; Hering, Jens; Kvist, Laura; Illera, Juan Carlos

2013-02-20

238

Development and multiplex PCR amplification of novel microsatellite markers in the White-tailed Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla (Aves: Falconiformes, Accipitridae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the development of 14 novel polymorphic microsatellite markers cloned from the White-tailed Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla , a formerly threatened raptor that has received much conservation attention throughout Eurasia. We also present a protocol for multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the loci. Among 40 unrelated H. albicilla individuals from southern Sweden, the markers produced two to

FRANK HAILER; BARBARA GAUTSCHI; BJORN HELANDER

2005-01-01

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Phylogeny of the Oenanthe lugens complex (Aves, Muscicapidae: Saxicolinae): Paraphyly of a morphologically cohesive group within a recent radiation of open-habitat chats.  

PubMed

The morphologically inferred Oenanthe lugens complex comprises nine taxa of open-habitat chats which occur in rocky and/or mountainous areas adjacent to the Saharo-Sindian desert belt. It has traditionally been divided into the lugubris group of north-east Africa, the lugentoides group of the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula and the lugens group of North Africa and the Middle East. Previous molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that the O. lugens complex might not be monophyletic. However, it remained unclear how this result might have been affected by incomplete taxon sampling, as the lugentoides group and two out of three taxa of the lugubris group have not been analyzed so far. In this study, we present a phylogenetic hypothesis of the O. lugens complex based on two mitochondrial genes and one nuclear intron using, for the first time, a complete taxon sampling. The application of a multispecies coalescent approach allowed us to simultaneously estimate the sequence and timing of speciation events. The O. lugens complex was consistently revealed as a polyphyletic assemblage and the traditionally recognized groups should be treated as at least three different species: O. lugens, Oenanthelugubris, and Oenanthelugentoides. While O. lugubris and O. lugentoides were revealed to be sister groups, O. lugens was found to be closely related to the species pair Oenanthechrysopygia/Oenanthexanthoprymna. The latter differ quite strongly in morphology and have traditionally not been associated with members of the lugens complex. We thus corroborate the results of previous studies, which demonstrated that morphology seems to be a poor predictor of phylogenetic relationships in Oenanthe. In contrast to the mtDNA markers analyzed, it was revealed that differences among taxa were not fixed in the nuclear intron. In the case of the taxa persica of the lugens group, an influence of introgression in autosomal markers cannot be excluded and deserves further study. The three species O. lugens, O. lugubris, and O. lugentoides and their associated taxa comprise a comparatively young radiation, which started to diversify in the Pliocene with major diversification events during the Pleistocene. The different taxa seem to have evolved during periods of increased aridity in isolation in rocky mountainous areas adjacent to hyper arid regions. PMID:23994492

Schweizer, Manuel; Shirihai, Hadoram

2013-08-28

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Effect of AVE 0991 angiotensin-(1–7) receptor agonist treatment on elemental and biomolecular content and distribution in atherosclerotic plaques of apoE-knockout mice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gene-targeted apolipoprotein E-knockout (apoE-KO) mice display early and highly progressive vascular lesions containing lipid deposits and they became a reliable animal model to study atherosclerosis.

Kowalska, J.; Gajda, M.; Jawie?, J.; Kwiatek, W. M.; Appel, K.; Dumas, P.

2013-12-01

241

[Duration of the pre-nesting period and its relation with social organization in sandpipers (Charadrii, Aves) nesting in north-east Yakutia].  

PubMed

Investigations were carried out at two stations of Ornithological Unit, IBPN FEB RAS, located in Nizhnekolymsk District, Yakutia, starting from May 18-20 in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990. Duration of the pre-nesting period in 11 sandpiper species with different social organization was studied and compared with each other by allometric equations. As a characteristic of bird size the body mass was selected. Sandpipers come flying to the tundra at almost critical temperatures, to begin breeding as early as possible. Tining of breeding depends on birds feeding manner and the proximity to sites of overwintering. Duration of the pre-nesting period is invariable for every bird species and sex. There are sexual distinctions in time spent for the pre-nesting period in jointly-nesting sandpipers. The exponents in allometric equations that relate duration of the pre-nesting period with body mass are constant within a particular sex and differ between males and females. In different sexes, time spent for the pre-nesting period depends on mating, parental, and territorial systems. In sandpipers' males and females, this time is determined by the type of social organization. Relatively large sandpiper species seek to shortening of the pre-nesting period calendar time, which constrains their social organization. Monogamy and pair parental care lead to a necessity for spatial population structure to be controlled more strictly and maintained for a longer time. This, in turn, causes the increasing of males' time expenditures for such a behavior. PMID:23755527

Gavrilov, V V

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NUGGETS FORMULADOS CON CARNE DE AVE MECÁNICAMENTE RECUPERADA Y LAVADA: ESTABILIDAD DURANTE EL ALMACENAMIENTO EN CONGELACIÓN NUGGETS WITH WASHED MECHANICALLY DEBONED CHICKEN MEAT: FROZEN STORAGE STABILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of 20 % washed mechanically deboned chicken meat (WM) as a substitute of breast meat (HDCM) on chicken nuggets characteristics during frozen storage was investigated. Two different formulations were made, one with 100 % HDCM, the other with 20 % WM as a substitute for HDCM. WM was produced by washing mechanically deboned chicken meat, 3 steps of

P. Bonato; F. Perlo; G. Teira; R. Fabre; S. Kueider

2006-01-01

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Reciprocal chromosome painting between white hawk (Leucopternis albicollis) and chicken reveals extensive fusions and fissions during karyotype evolution of accipitridae (Aves, Falconiformes).  

PubMed

Evolutionary cytogenetics can take confidence from methodological and analytical advances that promise to speed up data acquisition and analysis. Drastic chromosomal reshuffling has been documented in birds of prey by FISH. However, the available probes, derived from chicken, have the limitation of not being capable of determining if breakpoints are similar in different species: possible synapomorphies are based on the number of segments hybridized by each of chicken chromosome probes. Hence, we employed FACS to construct chromosome paint sets of the white hawk (Leucopternis albicollis), a Neotropical species of Accipitridae with 2n = 66. FISH experiments enabled us to assign subchromosomal homologies between chicken and white hawk. In agreement with previous reports, we found the occurrence of fusions involving segments homologous to chicken microchromosomes and macrochromosomes. The use of these probes in other birds of prey can identify important chromosomal synapomorphies and clarify the phylogenetic position of different groups of Accipitridae. PMID:20198417

de Oliveira, Edivaldo H Correa; Tagliarini, Marcella M; Rissino, Jorge Dores; Pieczarka, Julio C; Nagamachi, Cleusa Y; O'Brien, Patricia C M; Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm A

2010-03-03

244

On the Promotion System of the Utilization and Application of Educational Media in Regions Responding to the Changing Society. AVE in Japan No. 36.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet contains the report of the Educational Media Sub-Committee (Japan) on a new way of distributing a media-based learning system in regional communities. Highlights of the report include: (1) new movements in the utilization of educational media, including basic tendencies in the establishment of educational media, trends of educational…

Japan Audio-Visual Education Association, Tokyo.

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The comparative osteology of the humerus in European thrushes (Aves: Turdus) including a comparison with other similarly sized genera of passerine birds - preliminary results  

Microsoft Academic Search

skeletal specimens of the six Turdus species breeding in Europe were stud- ied, together with 110 specimens belonging to 25 passerine species similar in size to thrushes. The morphology of the humerus allowed the division of the studied birds into four groups. All six Turdus species belong to one group together with the genera Monti- cola, Zoothera and Sturnus. Morphological

Joanna D. WÓJCIK

246

New records of the restinga antwren Formicivora littoralis Gonzaga and Pacheco (Aves, Thamnophilidae) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: inland extended range and threats.  

PubMed

The Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis) has a narrow distribution range in southeastern Brazil, and it is a typical species of restinga habitat (sandy coastal plain vegetation). In this paper, we describe two new records for the species (22 degrees 51' 45" S and 42 degrees 14' 13" W; 22 degrees 51' 14" S and 42 degrees 11' 47" W) in the northern margin of the Araruama Lagoon, which represent a new inland limit for its distribution (11 km), besides assessing the current state of its habitat. We recorded supposed isolated subpopulations, most of them due the accelerated human-made fragmentation. The Massambaba Environmental Protection Area comprises the larger continuous extent of the suitable habitat for the Restinga Antwren, being essential to its long-term existence. However, the region lacks effective protected areas and, besides urgent practical measures, we recommend an accurate mapping and populational studies on this species. PMID:18660969

Vecchi, M B; Alves, M A S

2008-05-01

247

PREFERENCIA DE AVES DE CAZA DE LOS YE'KWANA EN LA RESERVA FORESTAL EL CAURA, EDO. BOLÍVAR REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

An advance of the wild birds hunted by the Yékwana natives of the communities of Mouth of Nichare, Icutú, Fortuna and Maripa was made more; these communities are located in the Forest Reserve the Caura (48,040 km2) in the State Bolivar to the South of Venezuela. Between the wild birds more hunted by the Yékwana we have at Crax alector,

LUGO M. Diosey

248

Inter and intraspecific variation in the use of marine food resources by three Cinclodes (Furnariidae, Aves) species: carbon isotopes and osmoregulatory physiology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The avian genus Cinclodes (Furnariidae) includes species that inhabit both inland and marine shores. We compared the carbon isotopic composition and osmoregulatory capacities of field caught individuals of three Cinclodes species in Chile. Cinclodes nigrofumosusis a resident of coastal shores, whereas C. oustaleti and C. patagonicus inhabit both coastal and inland environments. The tissues of C. ni- grofumosus exhibited

Pablo Sabat; Carlos Martinez del Rio

2006-01-01

249

Ecological aspects of helminth fauna of Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus magellanicus (aves: Spheniscidae), from the Northern Coast of the State of São Paulo, Brazil.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the helminth fauna found in the Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus, relating parasite population and community ecological parameters to life aspects of the host species. The study involved 237 specimens of S. magellanicus taken from the northern shore of the state of São Paulo (23° 46' S, 45° 57' W) and southern shore of the state of Rio de Janeiro (23° 02' S, 44° 13' W), Brazil. The following helminth fauna were found: the nematode Contracaecum pelagicum (core species), found in the stomach; the digenetic Cardiocephaloides physalis and the cestode Tetrabothrius lutzi (satellite species), both collected from the initial portion of the small intestine. Comparisons using the Shannon Diversity Index revealed that the parasite community in juvenile penguins is less diverse in the migratory season than the breeding season. Parasitological studies on penguins and other migratory animals provide important information on species during the time in which they remain pelagic and constitute a useful tool for the acquisition of data that is difficult to obtain through other means, thereby favoring the conservation of the species. PMID:23644789

Rezende, G C; Baldassin, P; Gallo, H; Silva, R J

2013-02-01

250

Organochlorine residues and shell thicknesses in eggs of the clapper rail, common gallinule, purple gallinule, and limpkin (class Aves), eastern and southern United States, 1972-74.  

PubMed

Organochlorine residues and shell thicknesses were surveyed in eggs of the clapper rail (Rallus longirostris), purple gallinule (Porphyrula martinica), common gallinule (Gallinula chloropas), and limpkin (Aramus guarauna) from the eastern and southern United States. Clapper rail eggs were collected during 1972-73 in New Jersey, Virginia, and South Carolina. During 1973-74, gallinule eggs were collected in Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and limpkin eggs were collected in Florida. Egg contents were analyzed for residues of organochlorine pesticides, including DDT, TDE, DDE, dieldrin, mirex, heptachlor epoxide, oxychlordane, cis-chlordane (and/or trans-nonachlor), cis-nonachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), toxaphene, and endrin, and for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Shell thicknesses of recent eggs of these species were compared with archival eggs that had been collected before 1947. With the exception of the limpkin, the majority of eggs analyzed contained residues of p,p'-DDE and PCBs. Geometric means ranged from 0.10 ppm to 1.3 ppm. Small amounts (less than 1.0 ppm) of mirex, dieldrin, cis-chlordane (and/or trans-nonachlor), TDE, and DDT were detected in a few eggs. No evidence of eggshell thinning was found for any of the species studied. DDE residues in clapper rail eggs were higher in New Jersey and Virginia than in South Carolina. PMID:6780971

Klaas, E E; Ohlendorf, H M; Cromartie, E

1980-12-01

251

 

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We perform two epoch optical polarimetry observations of the BL Lac-type AGN OJ287. The data are gathered with the Focal Reducer Rozhen 2 -- FoReRo2 on the 2-m RCC telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria, on the nights of 17th and 18th November 2012. We derive polarization in R-band and position angle (P.A.). Observed variation in P.A. corresponds to rotation of the plane of polarization of 10.8 ° per day.

Bozhilov, Vladimir; Borisov, Galin; Ovcharov, Evgeni

252

Imaging polarimetry of the dust in the comet 103P/Hartley 2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present results of imaging polarimetry of the dust of the comet 103P/Hartley 2 at phase angles 30.1° - 58.8°, obtained during the 2010 apparition before, during and after the EPOXI mission encounter on 4 November 2010. The polarimetric observations of the comet were carried out with the 2m Ritchey-Chretien- Coude (RCC) telescope of the Bulgarian National AstronomicalObservatory (BNAO)-Rozhen equipped with a 2-channel focal reducer (FoReRo2) andWollaston prism. Narrow-band filters centered on the blue and red continuum at 443 and 642 nm respectively were used.

Borisov, G.; Bonev, T.; Waniak, W.

2011-10-01

253

76 FR 11524 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and...  

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...rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: February 23, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-4661 Filed 3-1-11; 8:45 am]...

2011-03-02

254

75 FR 14128 - Approval for Manufacturing Authority, Foreign-Trade Zone 7, CooperVision Caribbean Corporation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Board [Order No. 1669] Approval for Manufacturing Authority, Foreign-Trade Zone 7, CooperVision Caribbean Corporation (Contact Lenses), Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as...

2010-03-24

255

76 FR 16458 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on U.S...  

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...should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: March 17, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-6828...

2011-03-23

256

Recommendation to Waive Pre-Approval Inspection ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... The first inspection was conducted by Team Biologics (Jacqueline Diaz Albertini) during the time period of 19-28 September 2006 and was a GMP ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

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75 FR 22408 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...International Frontier Forwarders, Inc. (OFF & NVO), 17101 Kuykendahl Road, Suite 255, Houston, TX 77068. Officer: Jose G. Diaz, President/ Secretary/Treasurer, (Qualifying Individual). Application Type: New OFF & NVO License. JSK Logistics...

2010-04-28

258

76 FR 74779 - List of Correspondence  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Education Program Team [cir] Letter dated April 25, 2011, to Center for Education Advocacy, Inc. Director Lilly Rangel-Diaz, regarding the participation of related services providers, including those invited by parents, in Individualized...

2011-12-01

259

78 FR 28700 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to the Foreign...  

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...one entity listed below, whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to the Kingpin Act: Individuals 1. DIAZ HERRERA, Jose Ricuarte, c/o PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 16 Aug 1958; POB Venecia,...

2013-05-15

260

76 FR 22935 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on U.S...  

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...should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: April 19, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-9920...

2011-04-25

261

76 FR 38212 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...contact Ms. Jessie Delgado (Telephone 301-415-7360) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: June 22, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Senior Program Manager, Reactor Safety Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-06-29

262

76 FR 64123 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...please contact Mr. Theron Brown (240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: October 11, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Reactor Safety Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-10-17

263

76 FR 64123 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Future Plant...  

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...contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: October 7, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Reactor Safety Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-10-17

264

76 FR 63329 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant...  

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...please contact Mr. Theron Brown (240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: October 3, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Reactor Safety Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-10-12

265

76 FR 3636 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...License. LTA Import & Export, Inc. (NVO & OFF), 14331 SW 120th Street, 203, Miami, FL 33186, Officers: Eric E. Diaz, Director of Sales & Marketing (Qualifying Individual), Annette Trimino, President, Application Type: New NVO & OFF...

2011-01-20

266

76 FR 55718 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Materials...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: August 31, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-09-08

267

78 FR 36635 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Alberto; DOB 28 Nov 1937; Cedula No. 2449885 (Colombia); Passport 2449885 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]. 2. VASQUEZ DIAZ, Augusto de Jesus, c/o FLORIDA SOCCER CLUB S.A., Medellin, Colombia; POB Colombia; Cedula No. 3333064...

2013-06-18

268

76 FR 23630 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and...  

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...should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: April 20, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-10161...

2011-04-27

269

76 FR 62867 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on AP1000...  

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...please contact Mr. Theron Brown (240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: October 3, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-10-11

270

Method for Improving the Extraction Properties of a Tributyl Phosphate Solution.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A method is given for improving the extraction properties of a tributyl phosphate extractant used for reprocessing irradiated nuclear reactor fuel (Purex Process) containing degradation products of tributyl phosphate. The extractant is contacted with diaz...

E. C. Martin L. E. Bruns

1976-01-01

271

Folk Media in Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This issue is dedicated to folk media. Using Indonesia for his case study, Dr. Nat Colletta analyzes traditional culture as a medium for development. Juan Diaz Bordenave expresses doubts about adapting folk media to development objectives; Susan Hostetler...

1975-01-01

272

75 FR 60124 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants  

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...14331 SW 120th Street, 203, Miami, FL 33186, Officers: Eric E. Diaz, Director of Sales & Marketing (Qualifying Individual...Add NVO Service Montgomery International Inc. (OFF), 341 Erickson Avenue, P.O. Box 124, Essington, PA 19029,...

2010-09-29

273

Modeling Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation (MICON) Workshop in Pasadena, CA on 13 Jul 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop aims to bridge both computational and behavioral research on culture collaboration and negotiation. CONTENTS: Towards a Theoretical Framework of Intercultural Collaboration by Wendy L. Bedwell, Jessica L. Wildman, Deborah DiazGranados, Maris...

A. Abbe K. P. Sycara M. Gelfand

2009-01-01

274

Issues in the Empirical Study of Private Speech: A Response to Frawley and Lantolf's Commentary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Responds to W. Frawley's and J. Lantolf's comments on the Frauenglass and Diaz study concerning the interaction between private speech and cognition. Argues that Vygotsky's theory predicts a positive effect on children's problem solving activity. (HOD)|

Diaz, Rafael M.

1986-01-01

275

76 FR 32241 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and...  

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...Ms. Jessie Delgado (Telephone 301-415-7360) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: May 26, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-13803 Filed...

2011-06-03

276

Good Teachers (the Movie You Will Never See)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It began with a trip to the cinema to see Cameron Diaz in her new comedy, "Bad Teacher." It was a bad choice. Not a great flick, but as a parody of bad employees, in terms of things that can get one fired--drugs, alcohol , cheating, foul language, inappropriate sexual behavior--Diaz slams pedal to the metal. She nips out of airline booze bottles…

Gillard, Colleen

2012-01-01

277

Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Cultural Predictors of Sexual Risk for HIV Infection Among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to replicate and extend an investigation by Diaz et al. (1999) on determinants of HIV risk among Latino gay and bisexual men living in San Francisco who were predominantly English-speaking.\\u000a Compared to the Diaz et al. study, the current study sample consisted of predominantly Spanish-speaking MSM, who resided outside of HIV\\/AIDS epicenters\\u000a and whose countries of origin

S. Lisbeth Jarama; J. David Kennamer; Paul J. Poppen; Michael Hendricks; Judith Bradford

2005-01-01

278

QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF AUDITORY VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Practical applications for auditory virtual environ- ments (AVEs) are ever increasing. The achievable quality of AVEs has reached a level, where real- world problems can often be solved in a convenient way by using AVEs, meaning e.g. less expensive or more flexible than a real-world solution. Nowa- days, the quality of AVEs is often measured in terms of their technical

Renato S. Pellegrini

2000-01-01

279

Research of Mobile Security Solution for Fourth Party Logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an information infrastructure in which Agile Virtual Enterprise (AVE) Supported by Fourth Party Logistics (4PL), named 4PL-AVE. At first, the difference between AVE and 4PL is introduced, and then 4PL-AVE model architecture is given that consists of three-dimensional cube of life-cycle dimension, the view model dimension and universal level dimension which complete describe the 4PL-AVE gradually for analysis,

Zheng Leina; Pan Tiejun; Yan Guoqing

2010-01-01

280

Research of Information System for Agile Virtual Enterprise Supported by Fourth Party Logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an information infrastructure in which Agile Virtual Enterprise (AVE) Supported by Fourth Party Logistics (4PL), named 4PL-AVE. At first, the difference between AVE and 4PL is introduced, and then 4PL-AVE model architecture is given that consists of three-dimensional cube of life-cycle dimension, the view model dimension and universal level dimension which complete describe the 4PL-AVE gradually for analysis,

Zheng Leina; Pan Tiejun; Yan Guoqing

2010-01-01

281

Bonds that strengthen under force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While the adhesive strength of most receptor-ligand interactions is exponentially reduced if strained, some receptor-ligand complexes exist that strengthen under force which is the hallmark of catch bonds. Although the existence of catch bonds was theoretically predicted, the first experimental demonstrations of their existence were given only recently, i.e. for the bacterial adhesin FimH that is located at the tip of type I fimbriae of E. coli and for p-selectin. In a major collaborative effort, we studied the structural origin by which the FimH-mannose bond is switched by force to a high binding state. Mutational studies were thereby combined with steered molecular dynamic simulations to decipher how force might affect protein conformation. Force-activation of FimH leads to a complex `stick-and-roll' bacterial adhesion behavior in which E. coli preferentially rolls over mannosylated surfaces at low shear but increasingly sticks firmly as the shear is increased. Interesting similarities are further seen if comparing the structural mechanisms by which liganded FimH and liganded integrins are switched to a high binding state. This comparison was made possible by docking fibronectin's 10^th type III module (fnIII10) to ?V?3 integrin. ?V?3 can switch from the ``closed'' ?V?3 integrin headpiece to the ``open'' conformation by opening the hinge angle between the ?A domain and the hybrid domain of the ?-integrin. The ``open'' state has been implicated by many experimental laboratories to correspond to the activated state of integrins. W. E. Thomas, E. Trintchina, M. Forero, V. Vogel, E. Sokurenko, Bacterial adhesion to target cells enhanced by shear-force, Cell, 109 (2002) 913. W. E. Thomas, L. M. Nilsson, M. Forero, E. V. Sokurenko, V. Vogel, Shear-dependent `stick-and-roll' adhesion of type 1 fimbriated Escherichia coli, Molecular Microbiology 53 (2004) 1545. W. Thomas, M. Forero, O. Yakovenko, L. Nilsson, P. Vicini, E. Sokurenko, V. Vogel, Catch Bond Model Derived from Allostery Explains Force-Activated Bacterial Adhesion, Biophys. J, in press E. Puklin-Faucher, M. Gao, K. Schulten, V. Vogel, How the opening of the ?A/hybrid domain hinge angle in the ?v?3 integrin headpiece is regulated by the liganded MIDAS conformation and by ligand-mediated mechanical force, submitted.

Vogel, Viola

2006-03-01

282

Pautas de Inocuidad y Seguridad para el Transporte y la Distribucion de Carne, Aves, y Productos de Huevo (FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) Safety and Security Guidelines for the Transportation and Distribution of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The FSIS Food Safety and Security Guidelines for the Transportation and Distribution of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products are designed to aid those handling food products during transportation and storage. These guidelines provide a list of safety and secur...

2005-01-01

283

"Ye've Got to 'Ave Balls to Play This Game Sir!" Boys, Peers and Fears: The Negative Influence of School-Based "Cultural Accomplices" in Constructing Hegemonic Masculinities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The ongoing moral panic surrounding adolescent boys continues to cause concern, proving pivotal in popular discourses centring on the "problem of youth". Drawing on ethnographic data from a large co-educational secondary school, this paper illustrates how school outcomes are adversely affected by working class boys' investments in peer regulated…

Smith, Jeffrey

2007-01-01

284

EVALUACIÓN DE LA CALIDAD NUTRICIONAL DE LA HARINA DE PLUMAS FERMENTADAS POR Kocuria rosea COMO FUENTE ALTERNATIVA DE PROTEÍNAS EN LA ALIMENTACIÓN DE AVES Nutritional Evaluation of Kocuria rosea Fermented Feather Meal as an Alternative Protein Source in Poultry Feed  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this research project the nutritional value of fermented feath- ers meal using Kocuria rosea was compared with commercial feathers meal. Experiments were carried out to determine the physical-chemical composition, amino-acids, protein digestibil- ity and metabolic energy value in each of the feeds. The re- sults showed that the fermented product beyond the fat (4.6%) and mineral (15.6%) content, mainly

Annalisse Bertsch; Ramón Álvarez; Nereida Coello

2003-01-01

285

‘Ye've got to ‘ave balls to play this game sir!’ Boys, peers and fears: the negative influence of school?based ‘cultural accomplices’ in constructing hegemonic masculinities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ongoing moral panic surrounding adolescent boys continues to cause concern, proving pivotal in popular discourses centring on the ‘problem of youth’. Drawing on ethnographic data from a large co?educational secondary school, this paper illustrates how school outcomes are adversely affected by working class boys' investments in peer regulated ‘hegemonic’ masculinity. Echoing traditional working class masculine identities formed in relation

Jeffrey Smith

2007-01-01

286

Pseudangularia gonzalezi n. sp. and Gibsonilepis swifti (Singh, 1952) n. g., n. comb. (Cestoda, Dilepididae) from the House Swift, Apus affinis (J.E. Gray) (Aves, Apodiformes) from Franceville, Republic of Gabon.  

PubMed

Nine specimens of Apus affinis (J.E. Gray) were studied at Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Republic of Gabon, for the presence of helminth parasites. Two cestode species of the family Dilepididae were recorded. Pseudangularia gonzalezi n. sp. is distinguished from the most similar species P. europaea Georgiev & Murai, 1993 by having elliptical cirrus-sac, longer vagina, longer rostellar sheath and greater diameter of suckers. An identification key to the species of the genus Pseudangularia Burt, 1938 is proposed. The present study is the first record of the genus Pseudangularia in the Afrotropical Region. Our study confirms that, in dilepidids with vaginal sclerites from swifts, breaking off the cirrus after copulation is a frequent phenomenon. The genus Gibsonilepis n. g. is erected as monotypic for Vitta swifti Singh, 1952 (originally described from the same host species in India) and Gibsonilepis swifti n. comb. is proposed. Gibsonilepis n. g. is distinguished from Vitta Burt, 1938 by its highly elongate rostellum, rostellar sheath much bigger than rostellum, relatively small rostellar hooks possessing strongly developed guard, disc-shaped suckers with weak peripheral musculature and flat or convex central part, long and well-expressed neck, highly lobed two-winged ovary (lobes rounded) and presence of a band consisting of rows of spine-like microtriches along posterior margin of each proglottis. This is the first record of G. swifti in the Afrotropical Region. The separation of G. swifti from the genus Vitta (parasites of swallows) suggests that, contrary to previous opinions, no dilepidid genera are shared by Apodidae (swifts) and Hirundinidae (swallows). PMID:24163024

Dimitrova, Yana D; Mariaux, Jean; Georgiev, Boyko B

2013-10-27

287

Redescription, generic allocation and synonymy of Decorataria magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) n. comb. (Nematoda: Spirurida: Acuariidae), a parasite of the roseate spoonbill Platalea ajaja L. (Aves: Threskiornithidae) in South America.  

PubMed

Decorataria magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) n. comb. is proposed for Dispharagus magnilabiatus Molin, 1860 [= Acuaria (Cheilospirura) magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) Railliet, Henry & Sisoff, 1912; Cheilospirura magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) Stiles & Hassall, 1920; Dispharynx magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) Gendre, 1920] (Nematoda, Spirurida, Acuariidae), a parasite of the roseate spoonbill Platalea ajaja L. (Ciconiiformes, Threskiornithidae) known from Brazil, France (bird in captivity), Argentina and Cuba. The species is redescribed and illustrated on the basis of the type-series (from Brazil) in the Helminthological Collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna. Syncuaria diacantha Petter, 1961 [= Decorataria diacantha (P.) Skryabin, Sobolev & Ivashkin, 1965], originally described from Platalea ajaja in France (bird in captivity), is recognised as a junior synonym of Decorataria magnilabiata (new synonymy). PMID:21805387

Mutafchiev, Yasen; Georgiev, Boyko B

2011-07-31

288

County: Ada Station # 264 District: 03 Route: I-84 Ascending Direction: East Segment Code and Milepost: 001010 053.080 0.4 Miles West of Vista Ave IC (Vista) Volumes and Percent of Daily Traffic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hour Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day 0:00 780 1.5% 450 0.6% 520 0.7% 524 0.7% 573 0.7% 632 0.7% 952 1.4% 517 0.7% 866 1.4%

Sunday Monday

2005-01-01

289

First steps towards autonomous recognition of Monterey Bay's most common mid-water organisms: Mining the ROV video database on behalf of the Automated Visual Event Detection (AVED) system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) has revolutionized the world of marine science by allowing quantitative video transects (QVTs) to be recorded underwater. This non-invasive technique allows previously unavailable information to be obtained concerning organism diversity, distribution, and abundance. Unfortunately, processing of these QVTs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a lengthy and tedious process that

Alexis Wilson

290

The behavioral regulation in sport questionnaire (BRSQ): instrument development and initial validity evidence.  

PubMed

The purpose of the four studies described in this article was to develop and test a new measure of competitive sport participants' intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and amotivation (self-determination theory; Deci & Ryan, 1985). The items for the new measure, named the Behavioral Regulation in Sport Questionnaire (BRSQ), were constructed using interviews, expert review, and pilot testing. Analyses supported the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and factorial validity of the BRSQ scores. Nomological validity evidence was also supportive, as BRSQ subscale scores were correlated in the expected pattern with scores derived from measures of motivational consequences. When directly compared with scores derived from the Sport Motivation Scale (SMS; Pelletier, Fortier, Vallerand, Tuson, & Blais, 1995) and a revised version of that questionnaire (SMS-6; Mallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, Otero-Forero, & Jackson, 2007), BRSQ scores demonstrated equal or superior reliability and factorial validity as well as better nomological validity. PMID:18648109

Lonsdale, Chris; Hodge, Ken; Rose, Elaine A

2008-06-01

291

Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial studies of mixed ligand silver(I) complexes of triphenylphosphine and heterocyclic thiones: Crystal structure of bis[{(? 2-diazinane-2-thione)(diazinane-2-thione)(triphenylphosphine)silver(I) nitrate}  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mixed ligand silver(I) complexes of triphenylphosphine and heterocyclic thiones (imidazolidine-2-thione (Imt), diazinane-2-thione (Diaz) and 2-mercaptopyridine (Mpy)) having the general formulae [(Ph3P)Ag(thione)2]NO3 and [(Ph3P)2Ag(thione)]NO3 were prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR and NMR (1H, 13C and 31P) spectroscopic methods. The crystal structure of one of the complexes, [Ag(Ph3P)(Diaz)2]2(NO3)2 (1) was determined by X-ray crystallography. The title complex (1) is dinuclear,

Sidra Nawaz; Anvarhusein A. Isab; Klaus Merz; Vera Vasylyeva; Nils Metzler-Nolte; Muhammad Saleem; Saeed Ahmad

2011-01-01

292

Synthesis, crystal structures, antimicrobial properties and enzyme inhibition studies of zinc(II) complexes of thiones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zinc(II) complexes of thiones having the general formula [ZnL2Cl2] where L=N-methylthiourea (Metu), N,N?-dimethylthiourea (Dmtu), tetramethylthiourea (Tmtu), N,N?-diethylthiourea (Detu), and diazinane-2-thione (Diaz), were prepared by reacting ZnCl2 with the corresponding thiones. They were characterized by elemental analysis, IR and NMR spectroscopy and two of them {[(Tmtu)2ZnCl2] (1) and [(Diaz)2ZnCl2] (2)} using X-ray crystallography. The spectral data suggests that the coordination of

Muhammad Riaz Malik; Vera Vasylyeva; Klaus Merz; Nils Metzler-Nolte; Muhammad Saleem; Saqib Ali; Anvarhusein A. Isab; Khurram Shahzad Munawar; Saeed Ahmad

2011-01-01

293

STS-111 Crew Training Clip  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The STS-111 Crew is in training for space flight. The crew consists of Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart, Mission Specialists Franklin Chang-Diaz and Philippe Perrin. The crew training begins with Post Insertion Operations with the Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT). Franklin Chang-Diaz, Philippe Perrin and Paul Lockhart are shown in training for airlock and Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) activities. Bailout in Crew Compartment Training (CCT) with Expedition Five is also shown. The crew also gets experience with photography, television, and habitation equipment.

2002-05-01

294

75 FR 75493 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Adirondack Cabin, 130 Cat Den Rd, Clemons, 10000941 SOUTH DAKOTA Brookings County Hall, John L., House, 121 Samara Ave, Volga, 10000955 Lockhart House, 1001 6th Ave, Brookings, 10000954 Davison County Henline, Ellis and Roberta Farmstead,...

2010-12-03

295

75 FR 74079 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...River Corduroy Segment, 36000 W Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Township, 10001022 N. MARIANA ISLANDS Saipan Municipality Japanese Jail Historic and Archeological District, Chichirica Ave and Ghiyobw St, Garapan, 10001017 NEBRASKA Buffalo County Harmon...

2010-11-30

296

78 FR 57655 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Wyandotte County Meeks, Cordell D. Sr., House, 600 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, 13000819 St. John the Divine Catholic Church, 2511 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, 13000820 MISSOURI Jackson County Braley, Charles A., House, 3...

2013-09-19

297

77 FR 67665 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Jesus Barcinas Rd., Merizo, 12000973 INDIANA Porter County Meyer, Dr. John and Gerda, House, 360 W. Fairwater Ave., Beverly...Sales Historic District, Bounded by Nebraska, Jefferson, & Victor Aves., Gravois Rd., & Pestalozzi St., St. Louis...

2012-11-13

298

77 FR 1722 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National...Chief, National Register of Historic Places/National...Home, (Arkansas Highway History and Architecture MPS) 318 S. Houston Ave...Approx. 325 ft. SE. of Hornberg Ave. &...

2012-01-11

299

77 FR 23751 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Decrease), Roughly bounded by 5th St. SW., 9th St. SW., Wisconsin Ave. SW., & Oregon Ave. SW., Huron, 12000269 UTAH Millard County Fillmore City Cemetery, 325 East 600 South, Fillmore, 12000270 Salt Lake County Belvedere Apartments, (Salt...

2012-04-20

300

77 FR 32133 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...by Locust & 169th Sts., Hohman & State Line Aves., Hammond, 12000335 Marion County Watson Park Historic District, Roughly bounded by 38th St., Watson Rd., Birchwood, Fairfield, & Central Aves., Indianapolis, 12000336 Marshall...

2012-05-31

301

78 FR 20133 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Bull Mountain Unit...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...gov, Fax: 970-240-5368,and Mail: 2465 South Townsend Ave. Montrose, CO 81401. Documents pertinent to this proposal...Project Manager, telephone 970-240-5300; address 2465 South Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401; email...

2013-04-03

302

76 FR 70544 - OFAC Implementation of Certain Sanctions Imposed on Seven Persons by the Secretary of State...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...House, The Parade, St. Helier JE2 3QQ, Jersey; Ave. 54, Yimpash Business Center, No. 506, 507, Ashkhabad 744036, Turkmenistan; No. 21 End of 9th St, Gandi Ave, Tehran, Iran; 21, Africa Boulevard, Tehran, Iran; Registration ID 77283...

2011-11-14

303

60 FR 18474 - Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Underwater Systems Center. C Long Island Sound Coast 120 Woodward Ave...3010 103c 23 Guard Group. O Long Island Sound Coast 120 Woodward Ave...Interior............ 103c 20A Wetlands Management District. [[Page...

1995-04-11

304

77 FR 34404 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...210 Ponus Ave. Ext., Norwalk, 12000356 LeRoy Shirt Company Factory, 11 Chestnut St., Norwalk, 12000357 Hartford County Congregational...Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, 12000367 Washington County Maxwell Farm, 311 Cty. Rd. 61, Jackson, 12000368 [[Page...

2012-06-11

305

77 FR 74510 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...European) Historic Settlement in the city of Chicago 1860-1930 MPS) 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, 12001114 Vesta Accumulator...12001137 WASHINGTON King County Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, 12001138 Pierce County...

2012-12-14

306

76 FR 37150 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...4128-4150 Glasgow Ave., 2141-2325 Angelica St., 4111-4220 N. 22nd St., St. Louis (Independent City), 11000444 Twain, Mark, Elementary School, (St. Louis Public Schools of William B. Ittner MPS) 5316 Ruskin Ave., St. Louis...

2011-06-24

307

76 FR 73673 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...11000898 ARKANSAS Union County Mahony Historic District, Roughly bounded by Champagnolle Rd., Alley between N. Madison & Euclid Aves., Lee Ave. & E. 5th St., El Dorado, 11000899 COLORADO Delta County Hotchkiss Homestead, 422 Riverside Dr.,...

2011-11-29

308

Synthesis of isotopically labelled SGLT inhibitors and their metabolites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Isotopically labelled analogues of two structurally very similar SGLT inhibitors AVE2268 (1a) and AVE8887 (1b) have been synthesized by various routes. The radioactive labelled [14C]-AVE2268 was prepared in five steps including a Friedel–Crafts acylation as the key step for the 14C-label introduction. For [14C]-AVE8887 the same synthetic approach was not successful and therefore an alternative thiophene metallation\\/Weinreb amide sequence was

Volker Derdau; Thorsten Fey; Jens Atzrodt

2010-01-01

309

Nodal Dependent Differential Localisation of Dishevelled2 Demarcates Regions of Differing Cell Behaviour in the Visceral Endoderm  

Microsoft Academic Search

The anterior visceral endoderm (AVE), a signalling centre within the simple epithelium of the visceral endoderm (VE), is required for anterior-posterior axis specification in the mouse embryo. AVE cells migrate directionally within the VE, thereby properly positioning the future anterior of the embryo and orientating the primary body axis. AVE cells consistently come to an abrupt stop at the border

Georgios Trichas; Bradley Joyce; Lucy A. Crompton; Vivienne Wilkins; Melanie Clements; Masazumi Tada; Tristan A. Rodriguez; Shankar Srinivas

2011-01-01

310

Monitoring bird population trends in North America  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Se ofrece un nuevo metodo para computar las oscilaciones demograficas de las aves a lo largo de los anos. Con los datos suministrados por el proyecto 'Aves nidificantes en Norteamerica' , se indican en la Tabla 1 las pautas de cambio numerico de una serie seleccionada de aves holarticas.

Robbins, C.S.; Bystrak, D.; Geissler, P.H.

1983-01-01

311

77 FR 64353 - [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11378; 2200-3200-665  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...605 G Ave. NW., Cedar Rapids, 12000907 Plymouth County Le Mars Downtown Commercial Historic District, Bounded by 2nd St. N, 2nd Ave. W., 1st St., S., & 1st Ave. E., Le Mars, 12000908 MISSOURI Butler County Williams--Gierth...

2012-10-19

312

31 CFR Appendix A to Part 560 - Persons Determined to be the Government of Iran, as defined in § 560.304 of This Part  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Qatar; 2nd Floor, No 181 Makhtoomgholi Ave, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; PO Box 700, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; PO...Ashkhabat, Ave. 54, Yimpash Business Center, No. 506, 507, Turkmenistan; No. 21 End of 9th St, Gandi Ave, Tehran, Iran;...

2010-07-01

313

Wintertime Temperature Fluctuations at Jackson, Mississippi (1896-1991).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Historical climatic fluctuations, such as the ones defined by Diaz and Quayle (1978) and Lettenmaier, Wood, and Wallis (1994), are often used to show long-term changes in meteorological parameters (i.e., temperature or moisture) and the tendency for certa...

D. Massie

1994-01-01

314

Introducing Sexual Diversity into Social Work Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social workers encounter sexuality-related issues in a variety of practice settings. Yet, less than half of professional preparation programs incorporate content on human sexual diversity in their curricula (Diaz & Kelly, 1991). Such an omission poses problems for competent practice with persons-in-sexual situations, especially in a pluralistic society and a multicultural world where there are varied beliefs, values, and options

Bette A. Speziale

1997-01-01

315

Southern African continental margin: Dynamic processes of a transform margin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dynamic processes at sheared margins associated with the formation of sedimentary basins and marginal ridges are poorly understood. The southern African margin provides an excellent opportunity to investigate the deep crustal structure of a transform margin and to characterize processes acting at these margins by studying the Agulhas-Falkland Fracture Zone, the Outeniqua Basin, and the Diaz Marginal Ridge. To do

N. Parsiegla; J. Stankiewicz; K. Gohl; T. Ryberg; G. Uenzelmann-Neben

2009-01-01

316

The Quality of Spanish Health Information Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spurred by the explosion of information technology and access to information, Internet health sites used to gather information about disease and wellness have become an accepted health education tool (Sciamanna, Clark, Houston & Diaz, 2002). There is growing evidence of concerted efforts to use the Internet to increase the access of health information to underserved populations such as Hispanics, a

Alberto Jose Frick Cardelle; Elaine Giron Rodriguez

2005-01-01

317

Superintendent Efficacy Investigation of a Six-Component Leadership Framework for Developing Effective Learning Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study, using the "Superintendent Efficacy Questionnaire" (Devono, Diaz & Callejo Perez, 2008), compared 413 West Virginian K-12 superintendents', principals' and teachers' perceptions of 6 superintendent leadership components: staff development administration, communication of mission, curriculum/instruction expertise, collaboration with the…

Devono, Frank D.

2009-01-01

318

Puerto Rican Psychology: A Review of Issues Pertaining to Assessment and Counseling = La Psicologia Puertorriquena: Una Revision de la Problematica Relacionada con la Medicion y la Consejeria. Monograph #135.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a collection of papers related to psychological assessment and counseling in Puerto Rico. Included are: (1) an introduction (in Spanish), by Joseph O. Prewitt-Diaz; (2) "A Procedure for Constructing Valid Cross-Cultural Attitude Measures for Use in Puerto Rico," by Cecil R. Trueblood; (3) "Perfil de Personalidad en el Adolescente…

Prewitt-Diaz, Joseph O., Ed.

319

Effects of diesel exhaust on influenza-induced nasal inflammation  

EPA Science Inventory

Title: Effects of Diesel Exhaust on Influenza-Induced Nasal Inflammation T L Noah, MD1,2, K Horvath, BS3, C Robinette, RN2, 0 Diaz Sanchez, PhD4 and I Jaspers, PhD1,2. 1UNC Dept. of Pediatrics, United States; 2UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, ...

320

76 FR 9835 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Digital...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...E-mail: Christina.Antonescu@nrc.gov) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (ET). Dated: February 15, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-3852...

2011-02-22

321

76 FR 13437 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and PRA...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...5197, E-mail: John.Lai@nrc.gov) between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (ET). Dated: March 2, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-5338...

2011-03-11

322

76 FR 26775 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on EPR; Cancellation to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...415-7366, E-mail: Derek.Widmayer@nrc.gov) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (ET). Dated: May 3, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-11223...

2011-05-09

323

76 FR 40406 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant Operations...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...301-415-3179 or E-mail: Ilka.Berrios@nrc.gov) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (ET). Dated: July 1, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Senior Staff Engineer, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc....

2011-07-08

324

76 FR 24511 - Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...housh@fws.gov (e-mail); or Mr. Oscar D[iacute]az, at 787/851-7258, extension 312 (telephone), or oscar_diaz@fws.gov (e- mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we continue the CCP process for Cabo...

2011-05-02

325

Statistical Study of Axial Rotation in A Type Stars with New Determination of v sin i  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have observed all A type stars of the southern hemisphere brighter than 6.5 mag in order to perform statistical studies of axial rotation. The spectra were obtained at the 2.15 m telescope at CASLEO. We have used the method of Diaz et al. (2011) to calculate axial rotation velocities.

Grosso, M.; Levato, H.

2011-10-01

326

78 FR 13678 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Total Annual Responses: 3,802; Total Annual Hours: 1,266. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Lucia Diaz-Robinson at 410-247-6843. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting...

2013-02-28

327

78 FR 27399 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Total Annual Responses: 3,802; Total Annual Hours: 1,266. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Lucia Diaz-Robinson at 410-247-6843. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.) 3. Type of Information Collection...

2013-05-10

328

78 FR 54274 - Certain Laundry and Household Cleaning Products and Related Packaging; Institution of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Industrias Alen, S.A. de C.V., Blvd. Diaz Ordaz No. 1000, Col. Los Trevino, Sta. Catarina, N.L., Mexico. Alen USA, LLC, 9326 Baythorne Drive, Houston,...

2013-09-03

329

DNA mismatch repair: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?  

PubMed

In this issue, Peña-Diaz et al. (2012) describe a pathway for somatic mutation in nonlymphoid cells termed noncanonical DNA mismatch repair, whereby the error-prone translesion polymerase Pol-? substitutes for high-fidelity replicative polymerases to resynthesize excised regions opposite DNA damage. PMID:22980456

Hsieh, Peggy

2012-09-14

330

Mexican Americans in the Era of World War II: Studying the Sleepy Lagoon Case and Zoot Suit Riots  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When the author was growing up in East Los Angeles his mother told him about the "classy" gangsters of East L.A. who wore Zoot Suits. Through research, he learned that the Zoot Suiters were much more than well-dressed Latinos: they had a sense of honor and pride and exhibited class under adverse circumstances. In August of 1942, Jose Diaz, a…

Ramirez, Axel Donizetti

2012-01-01

331

On the Measurement of Criterion Noise in Signal Detection Theory: The Case of Recognition Memory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Traditional approaches within the framework of signal detection theory (SDT; Green & Swets, 1966), especially in the field of recognition memory, assume that the positioning of response criteria is not a noisy process. Recent work (Benjamin, Diaz, & Wee, 2009; Mueller & Weidemann, 2008) has challenged this assumption, arguing not only…

Kellen, David; Klauer, Karl Christoph; Singmann, Henrik

2012-01-01

332

Folk Media in Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue is dedicated to folk media. Using Indonesia for his case study, Dr. Nat Colletta analyzes traditional culture as a medium for development. Juan Diaz Bordenave expresses doubts about adapting folk media to development objectives; Susan Hostetler and Arthur Gillette report on uses of the theater to promote development objectives; and…

Instructional Technology Report, 1975

1975-01-01

333

Discovering Creativity. Proceedings of the International Creativity & Innovation Networking Conference (6th, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The conference proceedings contain the following papers: "Hard Organizational Development" (Anthony); "Positive Impact of Humor in the Workplace or TQM (Total Quality Mirth) in Organizations" (Collier); "Introducing the Integrated Programme for the Creative Training of Leaders" (Diaz-Carrera); "Vision of Quality versus the Quality Vision"…

Gryskiewicz, Stanley S., Ed.

334

Science operation in space: Lessons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This program (conceived by a group of veteran Shuttle astronauts) shows prospective experimenters how they can better design their experiments for operation onboard Shuttle flights. Shuttle astronauts Dunbar, Seddon, Hoffman, Cleave, Ross, and ChangDiaz also show how crews live and work in space.

335

Revista Interamericana de Educacion de Adultos, 2003 (Interamerican Review of Adult Education, 2003).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This journal offers a collection of Spanish-language articles, including: "Educacion a Distancia y Uso de las Tecnologias: Experiencias Desafios y Oportunidades Educativas para Jovenes y Adultos" (Ma. Mercedes Ruiz); "Volver a a Educacion Fundamental? Notas para una Arquelogia de los Mandatos Fundacionales del CREFAL" (Jorge Rivas Diaz); "Una…

Guerra, Alfonso Rangel, Ed.

2003-01-01

336

Folk Media in Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue is dedicated to folk media. Using Indonesia for his case study, Dr. Nat Colletta analyzes traditional culture as a medium for development. Juan Diaz Bordenave expresses doubts about adapting folk media to development objectives; Susan Hostetler and Arthur Gillette report on uses of the theater to promote development objectives; and…

Instructional Technology Report, 1975

1975-01-01

337

Introducing Internet Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Four articles describe the usefulness of the Internet to reference librarians and discuss Internet search tools: "Getting Started on the Net" (Karen R. Diaz); "Gopher Searching Using VERONICA" (Lousie McGillis); "How to Use VERONICA To Find Information on the Internet" (Jackie Mardikian); and "The Internet Gopher: A Reference Tool" (John Joseph…

Diaz, Karen R.; And Others

1994-01-01

338

Mexico: Rasgos de Su Historia. (Mexico: Highlights of Its History).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for both teachers and students, this publication, written in Spanish, briefly traces Mexico's history from its Conquest in 1519 to the overthrow of Porfirio Diaz in 1910. The following are briefly discussed: Mexico's Conquest in 1519; events immediately after the fall of Tenochtitlan; the War for Independence; Texas' separation from…

Orozco, Cecilio

339

Paying Attention to Attention Allocation in Second-Language Learning: Some Insights into the Nature of Linguistic Thresholds.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three threshold hypotheses proposed by Cummins (1976) and Diaz (1985) as explanations of data on the cognitive consequences of bilingualism are examined in depth and compared to one another. A neuroscientifically updated information-processing perspective on the interaction of second-language comprehension and visual-processing ability is…

Hawson, Anne

1997-01-01

340

Grand Conversations across Texts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue of "School Talk" brings together the ideas of purposefulness and intertextuality together in a teaching practice called intentional intertextual inquiry. "Making Inquiry Intentional and Intertextual" (Karen Smith, Sarah Diaz, and Silvia Edgerton) discusses the framework that combines inquiry-based learning and intertextuality within…

Crafton, Linda K., Ed.; Johnson, Nancy J., Ed.

2008-01-01

341

A Bishop's Description of the Christianized Indians of Spanish Florida, 1675. Lesson Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a lesson centered on excerpts from a 1675 letter from the bishop of Cuba, Gabriel Diaz Vara Calderon, to Queen Mariana of Spain that describes life in Spanish Florida missions. Includes a list of questions and excerpts from the letter. (CMK)|

Cowdrey, Peter A., Jr.

2000-01-01

342

Family Connections: Promoting Early Literacy Skills--Ages Birth to 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reading, writing, and communicating, also known as literacy, are important cognitive skills to teach within society. Early literacy is knowledge about reading and writing before actually being able to read and write and is the foundation to future reading and writing skills (Ghoting & Martin-Diaz, 2006). The role of families in developing early…

Huisman, Sarah

2012-01-01

343

The Mexican-Americans of the South Bend-Mishawaka Area.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developed as part of an ethnic heritage studies program, this historical narrative of Mexican Americans in South Bend, Indiana, is intended to increase cultural awareness of minority groups. The document opens with historical background information beginning in 1877 during the presidency of Porfirio Diaz of Mexico. The narrative follows migration…

Fotia, Elizabeth R.; Calvin, Richmond

344

Broadening Views of Social Justice and Teacher Leadership: Addressing LGB Issues in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teachers play a critical role in improving teaching, learning, teacher-student relationships, and school climate, and teacher education programs have a responsibility to prepare teachers to work with every student in their classroom. Kosciw, Diaz, and Greytak (2008) reported that, between 2001 and 2007, although library resources on lesbian, gay,…

Larrabee, Timothy G.; Morehead, Pamela

2010-01-01

345

Term Length as an Indicator of Attrition in Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Distance education cannot escape comparisons to traditional classes, and critics of distance education frequently point to the higher drop rate in distance education as evidence of its lower educational quality. While David Diaz and Ryan Cartnal note that this conclusion is a debatable one, they acknowledge that reducing drop rates in online…

Diaz, David; Cartnal, Ryan

2006-01-01

346

Improving International Relations: Is There a Role for Community Colleges?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents essays by five prominent public servants/educators discussing the role of community colleges in enhancing international/intercultural understanding and global cooperation. Authors are Carlos Diaz, political science instructor; Gerhard Hess, international studies director; Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator; Stephen Nicholson, college president;…

Diaz, Carlos F.; And Others

1985-01-01

347

Literacy and Starting School: Views of Parents and Early Childhood Staff and Issues for Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A recent study of literacy practices in early childhood services prior to school entry (Makin, Hayden, Holland, Arthur, Beecher, Jones Diaz & McNaught, 1999) revealed that, for both parents and early childhood staff, school entry often looms as a threat to children's confidence and self-esteem rather than as an opportunity for individual…

Makin, Laurie

348

Water quality assessment of bioenergy production  

Treesearch

International Institute of Tropical Forestry ... Author: Diaz-Chavez, Rocio; Berndes , Goran; Neary, Dan; Neto, Andre Elia; Fall, Mamadou. Date: 2011. Source: Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining. ... Biomass production and conversion to fuels and electricity can impact water quality in lakes, rivers, and aquifers with ...

349

Mexican Americans in the Era of World War II: Studying the Sleepy Lagoon Case and Zoot Suit Riots  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When the author was growing up in East Los Angeles his mother told him about the "classy" gangsters of East L.A. who wore Zoot Suits. Through research, he learned that the Zoot Suiters were much more than well-dressed Latinos: they had a sense of honor and pride and exhibited class under adverse circumstances. In August of 1942, Jose Diaz, a…

Ramirez, Axel Donizetti

2012-01-01

350

76 FR 61119 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...please contact Mr. Theron Brown (240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: 09/27/2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Reactor Safety Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011-25390 Filed...

2011-10-03

351

A seven-factor procedural analysis of safety culture Known measurement - a case study at KLM E&M  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper present the result of a safety culture q uestionnaire within aircraft maintenance engineering, initially produced by Diaz-Cabrera et al. (2007) was developed and validated leading to a better result of seven facto rs. This safety culture questionnaire (SCQ) is further used as a tool to do a pilot asses sment on the factors retrieved. The report ends with

Adel A. Ghobbar; Faouzi Boutahri; Richard Curran

2009-01-01

352

The LBL\\/AGMEF\\/JSU El Yunque Environmental Research Initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

The LBL\\/AGMEF\\/JSU Environmental Research Initiative has had several noteworthy successes. Faculty and student development is apparent. A research project involving atmospheric aerosol sampling was established at Universidad Metropolitana under Prof. Fernando Diaz. A National Science Foundation grant received to expand upon that project. Review of analyses carried out since 1986 supports the original view that El Yunque peak on the

R. L. Dod; F. Diaz; L. Feliu; C. D. Parker

1989-01-01

353

A Collaborative Approach to Literacy: Inner-City Preschool Children, Families and the School Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Makin and Jones Diaz (2002) suggest that young children's early literacy is most strongly supported when early childhood educators, children's families, and the wider community develop shared understandings about literacy--what counts, what is valued and validated, and whose voices are heard and whose voices are silent. Researchers such as Haas…

Streelasky, Jodi

2008-01-01

354

A PROBABILISTIC REGULATORY NETWORK FOR THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

NO-DIAZ Abstract. In this paper we made a review of some papers about probabilistic regulatory networks (PRN), in particular we introduce our concept of homo- morphisms of PRN with an example of projection of a regulatory network to a smaller one. We apply the model PRN ( or Probabilistic Boolean Network) to the immune system, the PRN works with two

MARIA A. AVI

355

On the Measurement of Criterion Noise in Signal Detection Theory: The Case of Recognition Memory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditional approaches within the framework of signal detection theory (SDT; Green & Swets, 1966), especially in the field of recognition memory, assume that the positioning of response criteria is not a noisy process. Recent work (Benjamin, Diaz, & Wee, 2009; Mueller & Weidemann, 2008) has challenged this assumption, arguing not only…

Kellen, David; Klauer, Karl Christoph; Singmann, Henrik

2012-01-01

356

Low and high resolution spectroscopy of the comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) was observed in the period 17-21 June 2010 with 2m Ritchey-Chretien-Coude (RCC) telescope and a 2-channel focal reducer (FoReRo2) and Coude spectrograph at Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory (BNAO) Rozhen. The FoReRo2 was used to obtain a low resolution spectrum of the comet in the range 3500-7000 Å, with an inverse linear dispersion 108 Å/mm in the blue channel and 216 Å/mm in the red channel. For the first time at Rozhen NAO a high spectral resolution (R=28,000) CCD spectrum of a comet was obtained using the Coude spectrograph. The molecule band of CN(0,0) at the transition B^2?^+-X^2?^+ was observed. From the low resolution spectra the spatial distribution of the gas and dust along the slit was investigated. The dust and gas production rates, Af? values, parent and daughter scalelengths of investigated molecules (namely CN, C_3, C_2, NH_2), and the reddening of the dust coma were determined. The results are as follows: Dust production rates - Q^{d}_{4835} = 1890.7nkg/s, Q^{d}_{5225} = 1905.3 kg/s, Q^{d}_{6850} = 2095.8 kg/s corresponding to Af? values Af?_{4835} = 64.5 cm, Af?_{5225} = 65.0 cm, Af?_{6850} = 71.5 cm. Gas production rates - Q^{CN}_{3870} = 1×10^{23}, Q^{C_3}_{4060} = 3×10^{21}, Q^{C_2}_{5125} = 5×10^{25}, Q^{NH_2}_{5720} = 5×10^{25}, and corresponding parent and daughter scale lengths in 10^3 km - l^{CN}_p = 15 and l^{CN}_d = 75, l^{C_3}_p=15 and l^{C_3}_d = 150 , l^{C_2}_p = 4 and l^{C_2}_d = 18, l^{NH_2}_p = 1 and l^{NH_2}_d = 25. The obtained reddening of the dust continuum is 5.45% over 1000 Å. From the high resolution spectrum the rotational temperature of 652±46 °K for the CN molecule in the comet's coma was calculated.

Borisov, Galin; Bonev, Tanyu; Iliev, Ilian; Stateva, Ivanka

357

The abstinence violation effect and very low calorie diet success.  

PubMed

This study evaluated the relationship between Marlatt and Gordon's (1985) Abstinence Violation Effect (AVE) and fasting outcomes of patients enrolled in a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and behavior education program. Within the first 11 weeks of the VLCD, 41 of 76 patients reported a fasting lapse and rated this lapse on an attribution scale. Patients reporting greater characterological attributions for their first lapse (i.e., a higher AVE) lost a smaller percentage of their excess weight during active fasting than patients reporting more situational attributions r(39) = -.36, p less than .025. First lapse AVE ratings did not distinguish between program dropout versus completer status, but high AVE dropouts did spend fewer weeks in the VLCD program than low AVE dropouts, r(12) = -.54, p less than .05. Although a faster's initial level of obesity accounted for the largest portion of weight loss outcome variance, the AVE accounted for a significant additional portion of outcome. PMID:1502966

Mooney, J P; Burling, T A; Hartman, W M; Brenner-Liss, D

1992-01-01

358

Professed religious affiliation and the practice of euthanasia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attitudes towards active voluntary euthanasia (AVE) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) among 1,238 doctors on the medical register of New South Wales varied significantly with self-identified religious affiliation. More doctors without formal religious affiliation ('non-theists') were sympathetic to AVE, and acknowledged that they had practised AVE, than were doctors who gave any religious affiliation ('theists'). Of those identifying with a religion,

P Baume; E OMalley; A Bauman

1995-01-01

359

View SE of threestory steel and brick building. Part of ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

View SE of three-story steel and brick building. Part of large complex of buildings along Milwaukee Ave. (1920, 1950, & 1960 Milwaukee Ave. E) that is attached to the back of 1891 Trombly Ave. Openings on first floor are bricked up; second floor rectangular widows on the street facade are framed by an arched brick pattern. One brick course protrudes to form a cornice line between the second and third floors - 1900 East Milwaukee (Industrial Building), Detroit, Wayne County, MI

360

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIC DRUGS ADVISORY ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIC DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FDA White Oak Campus 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Bldg. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

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February 10, 2012: Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Contact Person: Avena Russell, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/calendar

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Clinical Investigator Inspection List EK  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... E CLARKE, MD, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 6/7 ... FOUNDATION 5000 WEST NATIONAL AVE ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/complianceactivities

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Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. GRN 000088  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Jack Harris Enzyme Technical Association 1800 Massachusetts Ave., NW Second Floor Washington, DC 20036. ... Identity and Technical Effect. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/gras

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78 FR 64037 - Notice of Hearing  

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...Hotel Washington, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW., Washington DC 20036. Facility's location is near Farragut North Metro station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Reingold, Chief Administrative [[Page 64038

2013-10-25

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77 FR 74672 - Ag-Mark, Incorporated, et al.; Proposal To Withdraw Approval of New Animal Drug Applications...  

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...exclusion culture). Specialties Co., 1902 Tennyson Lane, Madison, WI 53704. 200-187................... Isoflurane, USP............. Marsam Pharmaceuticals, 529.1186 Inc., Bldg. 31, 24 Olney Ave., Cherry Hill,...

2012-12-17

366

March 18-19, 2010: Circulatory System Devices Panel of the ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Contact Person: James Swink, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/calendar

367

77 FR 19694 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

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...Ahoskie, 12000237 Iredell County Mooresville Mill Village Historic District, Bounded by Wilson, Cauldwell, Kennette, Lutz, Messeck, & Catawba Aves., Smith & Bruce, Sts., & Shearers Rd., Mooresville, 12000238 VIRGINIA Arlington County...

2012-04-02

368

Functions of DNA Polymerase  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eukaryotes contain multiple DNA polymerases which ensure the accurate and efficient repli- cation of the genome as well as protection and repair from endogenous and environmental DNA damaging agents. In most eukaryotes, the main replicative enzymes are DNA poly- merases a, d ,a nde (reviewed in Garcia-Diaz andBebenek, 2007).Inyeast,DNA polymerase a (DNA pol a) initiates synthesis on the lagging strand.

Nancy A. Eckardt

2009-01-01

369

Transection of the stomach after blunt injury in the pediatric population  

Microsoft Academic Search

The incidence of gastric rupture after abdominal blunt injury ranges between 0.02% and 1.7% and is associated with a high morbidity (Tejerina Alvarez EE, Holanda MS, Lopex-Espadas F, Dominguez MJ, Ots E, Diaz-Reganon J. Gastric rupture from blunt abdominal trauma. Injury. 2004;35:228-231, Allen GS, Moore FA, Cox CS. Hollow visceral injury and blunt trauma. J Trauma. 1998;45:69-75.). Stomach transection represents

Giovanni Begossi; Paul David Danielson; Michael Peter Hirsh

2007-01-01

370

Study of Zernike polynomials of an elliptical aperture obscured with an elliptical obscuration: reply.  

PubMed

In our previous paper [Appl. Opt.51, 8490 (2012)] we considered the Zernike polynomials for a unit annular ellipse aperture. In that paper many equations were used and were solved by MATLAB language and by hand, and many times these rewritten equations had some written mistakes. In the Diaz and Mahajan comment [Appl. Opt.52, 5962 (2013)] on the work, some remarks were true and others were not. In this reply, we will discuss their comment in detail. PMID:24084999

Hasan, Sundus Y; Shaker, Ali S

2013-08-20

371

Historical chronology of ENSO and the Nile flood record  

Microsoft Academic Search

At present the El Niño system is one of the primary causes of inter-annual climatic variability, not only in tropical regions\\u000a but also on a global level (Ropelewsky and Halpert 1987; Philander 1989; Kiladis and Diaz 1989; Glynn 1990). A considerable\\u000a effort is dedicated to the understanding of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) system and its interactions with other\\u000a kinds

Luc Ortlieb

372

The effect of nutritional immunomodulation on cardiac allograft survival in rats receiving mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporine A, and donor-specific transfusion 1 1 Reprint requests: Division of Transplantation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 231 Bethesda Ave., ML 0558, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundImmunosuppressive drugs continue to pose significant risks such as infection, toxicity, or neoplasia when used in long-term therapy. The investigation of newer and safer combined treatment strategies that decrease the need for these drugs is becoming increasingly important. Immunonutrients are known to have significant modulating effects on the immune system. Feeding with Impact, a commercially available diet enriched with arginine,

Scott W Gibson; John F Valente; J. Wesley Alexander; David A Custer; George F Babcock; Cora K Ogle

1999-01-01

373

Skeletal muscle gene expression after myostatin knockout in mature mice Address for reprint requests and other correspondence: S. Welle, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 693, Rochester, NY 14642 (e-mail: stephen_welle@urmc.rochester.edu).  

PubMed Central

There is much interest in developing anti-myostatin agents to reverse or prevent muscle atrophy in adults, so it is important to characterize the effects of reducing myostatin activity after normal muscle development. For assessment of the effect of loss of myostatin signaling on gene expression in muscle, RNA from mice with postdevelopmental myostatin knockout was analyzed with oligonucleotide microarrays. Myostatin was undetectable in muscle within 2 wk after Cre recombinase activation in 4-month-old male mice with floxed myostatin genes. Three months after myostatin depletion, muscle mass had increased 26% (vs. 2% after induction of Cre activity in mice with normal myostatin genes), at which time the expression of several hundred genes differed in knockout and control mice at nominal P < 0.01. In contrast to previously reported effects of constitutive myostatin knockout, postdevelopmental knockout did not downregulate expression of genes encoding slow isoforms of contractile proteins or genes encoding proteins involved in energy metabolism. Several collagen genes were expressed at 20–50% lower levels in the myostatin-deficient muscles, which had ?25% less collagen than normal muscles as reflected by hydroxyproline content. Most of the other genes affected by myostatin depletion have not been previously linked to myostatin signaling. Gene set enrichment analysis suggested that Smads are not the only transcription factors with reduced activity after myostatin depletion. These data reinforce other evidence that myostatin regulates collagen production in muscle and demonstrate that many of the previously reported effects of constitutive myostatin deficiency do not occur when myostatin is knocked out in mature muscles.

Welle, Stephen; Cardillo, Andrew; Zanche, Michelle; Tawil, Rabi

2009-01-01

374

Validating growth and development of a seabird as an indicator of food availability: Captive-reared Caspian Tern chicks fed ad libitum and restricted diets [La validaci??n del crecimiento y desarrollo de un ave marina como un indicador de la disponibilidad de comida: pichones de Hydrogprogne caspia criados en cautiverio y alimentados ad libitum y dietas restringidas  

USGS Publications Warehouse

For seabirds raising young under conditions of limited food availability, reducing chick provisioning and chick growth rates are the primary means available to avoid abandonment of a breeding effort. For most seabirds, however, baseline data characterizing chick growth and development under known feeding conditions are unavailable, so it is difficult to evaluate chick nutritional status as it relates to foraging conditions near breeding colonies. To address this need, we examined the growth and development of young Caspian Terns (Hydroprogne caspia), a cosmopolitan, generalist piscivore, reared in captivity and fed ad libitum and restricted (ca. one-third lower caloric intake) diets. Ad libitum-fed chicks grew at similar rates and achieved a similar size at fledging as previously documented for chicks in the wild and had energetic demands that closely matched allometric predictions. We identified three general characteristics of food-restricted Caspian Tern chicks compared to ad libitum chicks: (1) lower age-specific body mass, (2) lower age-specific skeletal and feather size, such as wing chord length, and (3) heightened levels of corticosterone in blood, both for baseline levels and in response to acute stress. Effects of diet restriction on feather growth (10-11% slower growth in diet-restricted chicks) were less pronounced than effects on structural growth (37-52% slower growth) and body mass (24% lower at fledging age), apparently due to preferential allocation of food resources to maintain plumage growth. Our results suggest that measurements of chick body mass and feather development (e.g., wing chord or primary length) or measurement of corticosterone levels in the blood would allow useful evaluation of the nutritional status of chicks reared in the wild and of food availability in the foraging range of adults. Such evaluations could also inform demography studies (e.g., predict future recruitment) and assist in evaluating designated piscivorous waterbird conservation (colony) sites. ?? 2011 The Authors. Journal of Field Ornithology ?? 2011 Association of Field Ornithologists.

Lyons, D. E.; Roby, D. D.

2011-01-01

375

An inexpensive method for quantifying incubation patterns of open-cup nesting birds, with data for black-throated Blue warblers [Un Me??todo poco costoso para cuantificar los patrones de incubacio??n de aves con nidos de copa, incluyendo datos de Denrdoica caerulescens  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Quantifying incubation patterns has often involved long observation periods in the field, video cameras, or the use of other electronic devices that sometimes require the partial destruction of clutches and insertion of artificial eggs. In this study, we used an in-expensive, nondestructive method involving temperature probes combined with data loggers to examine the incubation rhythm of female Black-throated Blue Warblers (Dendroica caerulescens). The method provided detailed records of on-off patterns for females for selected 24-h periods during incubation. Female warblers spent an average (??SE) of 64.0% of daylight hours incubating in bouts lasting 20.5 ?? 1.5 min and made 2.4 ?? 0.1 departures from the nest/h on trips that lasted 10.6 ?? 0.7 min. Incubation bouts were longer and females spent more time incubating per hour in the mornings and late afternoons than at mid-day. Older females had longer incubation bouts and tended to have shorter incubation periods than did yearling females, suggesting that experienced individuals were more effective incubators. Because of its ease of use and because nests with probes were not depredated at a higher rate than controls, we suggest that the temperature probe/data logger method is an efficient and effective way to quantify incubation rhythms for open-cup nesting birds.

Joyce, E. M.; Sillett, T. S.; Holmes, R. T.

2001-01-01

376

Idaho Transportation Department Annual Average Hourly Traffic Report 2008 County: Bannock Station # 251 District: 05 Route: SMA 7101 Ascending Direction: East Segment Code and Milepost: 003190 001.150 0.1 Miles East of McKinley Ave, Pocatello (Alameda Rd) Volumes and Percent of Daily Traffic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hour Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day 0:00 92 1.8% 47 0.5% 56 0.6% 58 0.6% 58 0.6% 64 0.6% 127 1.5% 55 0.6% 110 1.6%

Sunday Monday

2009-01-01

377

Idaho Transportation Department Annual Average Hourly Traffic Report 2006 County: Bannock Station # 251 District: 05 Route: SMA 7101 Ascending Direction: East Segment Code and Milepost: 003190 001.150 0.1 Miles East of McKinley Ave, Pocatello (Alameda Rd) Volumes and Percent of Daily Traffic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hour Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day Volume % of day 0:00 103 1.8% 54 0.5% 70 0.7% 69 0.7% 66 0.6% 77 0.7% 117 1.3% 65 0.6% 110 1.5%

Sunday Monday

2007-01-01

378

Expression and role of superoxide dismutases (SOD) in pathogenic bacteria 1 1 Address for correspondence: Division of Science, American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, USA Formerly aDepartments of Oral Biology and bPeriodontology, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14214, USA, and cVeterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, New York, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review will be limited to the expression and roles of the family of metalloenzymes superoxide dismutases in pathogenic bacteria. Only animal pathogens will be described, with particular emphasis on those causing disease in man.

Michael Lynch; Howard Kuramitsu

2000-01-01

379

78 FR 59050 - Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Private Rental Survey  

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...Doug Pokorney, Quarters Rental Program Manager, 7301 W. Mansfield Ave, Denver, CO 80235, or fax to: 303-969- 6634, or...Doug Pokorney, Quarters Rental Program Manager, 7301 W. Mansfield Ave, Denver, CO 80235, or fax to: 303-969- 6634,...

2013-09-25

380

27 CFR 9.95 - Clarksburg.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...in T8N/R4E, at the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Burrows Ave., (1) Then...southwest in a straight line 1.2 miles along Jefferson Blvd. to the eastern bank of the Sacramento...starting point at the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Burrows Ave....

2013-04-01

381

Tooth Abrasion and Tooth Erosion  

MedlinePLUS

... Additional Info American Association of Endodontists 211 E. Chicago Ave. Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60611-2691 Toll-Free: 800-872-3636 ... www.aae.org/ American Dental Association 211 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-2678 Phone: 312-440- ...

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78 FR 63233 - National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509...Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC...

2013-10-23

383

Relapse Prevention for Sexual Offenders: Considerations for the “Abstinence Violation Effect”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relapse Prevention (RP) is a cognitive-behavioral approach originally developed for treatment of addictions and has since become an effective and popular method for treating sexual offenders. The Abstinence Violation Effect (AVE) is a pivotal RP construct describing one's cognitive and affective response to re-engaging in a prohibited behavior. We review the literature on the AVE in both addiction and sexual

Jennifer G. Wheeler; William H. George; G. Alan Marlatt

2006-01-01

384

76 FR 35212 - Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy); Notice of Application To Amend License and Accepted...  

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...Plants, Xcel Energy, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702- 0008; and Matthew J. Miller, Hydro Licensing...Specialist, Xcel Energy, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0008. i. FERC Contact: Kim Carter...

2011-06-16

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76 FR 62398 - Northern States Power Company; Notice of Application To Amend License and Accepted for Filing...  

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...Plants, Xcel Energy, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702- 0008; and Matthew J. Miller, Hydro Licensing...Specialist, Xcel Energy, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0008. i. FERC Contact: Christopher...

2011-10-07

386

76 FR 66052 - Northern States Power Company; Notice of Application To Amend License and Accepted for Filing...  

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...Plants, Xcel Energy, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702- 0008; and Matthew J. Miller, Hydro Licensing...Specialist, Xcel Energy, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0008. i. FERC Contact: Christopher...

2011-10-25

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76 FR 32147 - Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the St. Lucie South Beach...  

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...Scoping: A Scoping Meeting was held in Ft. Pierce, FL on May 19th to gather information...Administration Annex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FL 34982. The purpose of this public...Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982. 2. St. Lucie County...

2011-06-03

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Multi-Cellular Rosettes in the Mouse Visceral Endoderm Facilitate the Ordered Migration of Anterior Visceral Endoderm Cells  

PubMed Central

The visceral endoderm (VE) is a simple epithelium that forms the outer layer of the egg-cylinder stage mouse embryo. The anterior visceral endoderm (AVE), a specialised subset of VE cells, is responsible for specifying anterior pattern. AVE cells show a stereotypic migratory behaviour within the VE, which is responsible for correctly orientating the anterior-posterior axis. The epithelial integrity of the VE is maintained during the course of AVE migration, which takes place by intercalation of AVE and other VE cells. Though a continuous epithelial sheet, the VE is characterised by two regions of dramatically different behaviour, one showing robust cell movement and intercalation (in which the AVE migrates) and one that is static, with relatively little cell movement and mixing. Little is known about the cellular rearrangements that accommodate and influence the sustained directional movement of subsets of cells (such as the AVE) within epithelia like the VE. This study uses an interdisciplinary approach to further our understanding of cell movement in epithelia. Using both wild-type embryos as well as mutants in which AVE migration is abnormal or arrested, we show that AVE migration is specifically linked to changes in cell packing in the VE and an increase in multi-cellular rosette arrangements (five or more cells meeting at a point). To probe the role of rosettes during AVE migration, we develop a mathematical model of cell movement in the VE. To do this, we use a vertex-based model, implemented on an ellipsoidal surface to represent a realistic geometry for the mouse egg-cylinder. The potential for rosette formation is included, along with various junctional rearrangements. Simulations suggest that while rosettes are not essential for AVE migration, they are crucial for the orderliness of this migration observed in embryos. Our simulations are similar to results from transgenic embryos in which Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signalling is disrupted. Such embryos have significantly reduced rosette numbers, altered epithelial packing, and show abnormalities in AVE migration. Our results show that the formation of multi-cellular rosettes in the mouse VE is dependent on normal PCP signalling. Taken together, our model and experimental observations suggest that rosettes in the VE epithelium do not form passively in response to AVE migration. Instead, they are a PCP-dependent arrangement of cells that acts to buffer the disequilibrium in cell packing generated in the VE by AVE migration, enabling AVE cells to migrate in an orderly manner.

White, Natalia; Wilkins, Vivienne; Watanabe, Tomoko; Moore, Abigail; Joyce, Bradley; Sugnaseelan, Jacintha; Rodriguez, Tristan A.; Kay, David; Baker, Ruth E.; Maini, Philip K.; Srinivas, Shankar

2012-01-01

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Effect of lesions to the supramammillary area of the posterior hypothalamus on atrial natriuretic peptide release following acute blood volume expansion in conscious Wistar rats.  

PubMed

Acute blood volume expansion (AVE) is a potent stimulus for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) release. Since several central nervous structures are well known for their involvement in the regulation of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and in the secretion of central ANP, we carried our experiments on 33 conscious Wistar rats in order to determine if the integrity of the supramammillary (SMA) hypothalamic area is essential for the peripheral ANP response to AVE. We performed stereotaxic electrolytic lesions of SMA in part of the animals. To obtain AVE we administered 2 mL saline/100 g b.m. for 2 minutes into v. jugularis through the chronically implanted venous catheters. Plasma ANP was assayed radioimmunologically. AVE significantly increased plasma ANP both in the intact animals and in the lesioned rats. This concluded that SMA is not involved in the regulation of peripheral ANP release during AVE. PMID:8868368

Belova, N; Kirkova, L; Avramova, T; Piryova, B; Natcheff, N; Thurau, K

1995-01-01

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Reference point indentation study of age-related changes in porcine femoral cortical bone.  

PubMed

The reference point indentation (RPI) method is a microindentation technique involving successive indentation cycles. We employed RPI to measure average stiffness (Ave US), indentation distance increase (IDI), total indentation distance (TID), average energy dissipated (Ave ED), and creep indentation distance (CID) of swine femoral cortical bone (mid-diaphysis) as a function of age (1, 3.5, 6, 14.5, 24, and 48 months) and loading directions (longitudinal and transverse). The Ave US increases with animal age, while the IDI, TID, Ave ED, and CID decrease with age, for both longitudinal (transverse surface) and transverse (periosteal surface) loading directions. Longitudinal measurements generally give higher Ave US and lower IDI and TID values compared to transverse measurements. The RPI measurements show similar trends to those obtained using nanoindentation test, and ash and water content tests. PMID:23676290

Rasoulian, Ramin; Raeisi Najafi, Ahmad; Chittenden, Michael; Jasiuk, Iwona

2013-05-13

391

The predictive accuracy of pre-adoption video review in adoptees from Russian and Eastern European orphanages.  

PubMed

Many internationally adopted children have a pre-adoption video for prospective adoptive parents to review before their commitment to adopt. No published report to date has examined the value of the pre-adoption video evaluation (PreAVE) as a predictor of post-adoption developmental status. The present study was designed to determine whether PreAVE can predict the post-adoption developmental status of internationally adopted children. In this retrospective chart review, children who presented to the Yale International Adoption Clinic between December 1998 and September 2000, and had both a PreAVE and a post-adoption developmental evaluation (PosADE) were selected (N = 20) PreAVE was done using the Denver II and PosADE was done using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, 2nd edition. The Pearson r coefficient between the two ratings was determined and sensitivity and specificity were calculated. There was a significant correlation between the PreAVE and the PosADEs (r = 0.53, p = 0.01).The sensitivity of PreAVE to detect moderate to severe developmental delay was 43% and the specificity was 85%. Although ratings of development on PreAVE are similar to PosADE, the ability to detect moderate to severe developmental delay by video review is limited. PMID:14552516

Boone, Jon L; Hostetter, Margaret K; Weitzman, Carol Cohen

2003-09-01

392

Normal spermatogenesis and sperm function in a subject affected by cerebellar ataxia due to congenital vitamin E deficiency.  

PubMed

Vitamin E possesses potent beneficial effects on mammalian spermatogenesis and sperm quality. Subjects affected by cerebellar ataxia due to congenital isolated vitamin E deficiency (AVED) show vitamin E deficiency caused by a selective impaired gastrointestinal absorption of vitamin E for a mutation in the gene for ?-tocopherol transfer protein leading to impairment of vitamin E absorption and decreased vitamin E plasma levels. Here, we present a 34-year-old male patient with AVED showing normal seminal parameters and normal gonadotrophins, testosterone and inhibin B plasma levels. The normal standard seminal parameters of this patient with AVED possibly question the role of vitamin E in human spermatogenesis. PMID:23445347

Rossato, M; Mariotti, C

2013-02-28

393

[The death of Moctezuma II].  

PubMed

Moctezuma was the Aztec emperor when Spaniards arrived in Mexico in 1519. After his entrance in Tenochtitlan, Cortés held the emperor hostage, forcing him to govern under conditions in his own palace. The psychic evolution experienced by Moctezuma until his death in 1520 is analyzed based on testimonial reports of Benal Diaz del Castillo and historian contributions. Although there is evidence that Moctezuma was stoned and wounded by an arrow, we propose the hypothesis that the emperor was affected by a Major Depression. PMID:8560123

Espinoza, R; González, C

1995-07-01

394

RANBO: An N-Body Simulator for Radiant Determination  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the RAdiant N-Body Orbit (RANBO) tool for the determination of the pre-atmospheric orbital parameters of meteors. RANBO uses an N-Body Runge Kutta integrator to determine the true radiant of the meteor. The motivation for the development of RANBO was the lack of agreement between other methods of radiant determination such as the 'standard' zenithal attraction method (Gural, 2001) or the 'Gravitational Sphere of Influence' method (Diaz del Rio & Koschny, 2004). The software has been designed to interface with the Virtual Meteor Observatory, but also to function as a stand-alone tool. The architecture of the software is presented as well as initial comparative results.

Marin-Yaseli de la Parra, J.

2011-01-01

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Euthanasia, double effect, and proportionality.  

PubMed

I discuss the Principle of Double Effect (PDE) as a means of exploring aspects of the motivation of active voluntary euthanasia (a.v.e). It is argued that the objective of a.v.e. is not death but the relief of suffering. Nor is death the means, it is a concomitant. I entertain no hope of convincing the typical proponent of PDE that a.v.e. is morally acceptable. However, I point out that a central strength of the PDE is its insistence on due proportionality between outcomes. When a.v.e. is appropriate, as sometimes it is, death is not out of proportion to the relief of suffering. PMID:15828161

Johnson, Lawrence

2002-04-01

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9. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato Photographer March ...  

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Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch  

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Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. GRN 000431  

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2013-02-20

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2013-07-01

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Recessive Forms of OI  

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2011-12-12

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77 FR 26068 - Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Hisham Mohamed, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., West Building, Room W43-437, NVS-131, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Mohamed's telephone number is (202) 366-0307....

2012-05-02

456

75 FR 71183 - Twelfth Meeting: Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Honeywell Deer Valley Facility, 2111 N. 19th Ave...affiliation and citizenship to gail.dunda@honeywell.com and thea.feyereisen@honeywell.com prior to January 3, 2011. Please...

2010-11-22

457

77 FR 6823 - Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before April 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone...

2012-02-09

458

77 FR 71828 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ave. & Sabie St. between Water & Woodfin Sts., Hot Springs, 12001055 GEORGIA Dooly County Vienna High and Industrial School, 216 9th St., Vienna, 12001056 INDIANA Floyd County Beard-Kerr Farm, 502 Georgetown-Lanesville Rd.,...

2012-12-04

459

78 FR 9418 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Mill Pond Rd., Durham, 13000009 PUERTO RICO Ceiba Municipality Ceiba Fire Station, (Fire Stations in Puerto Rico MPS) 226 Lauro Pineiro Ave., Ceiba, 13000012 Ponce Municipality Casa Vives, 88 Calle Paseo Atocha, Ponce, 13000013 Sabana Grande...

2013-02-08

460

21 CFR 510.600 - Names, addresses, and drug labeler codes of sponsors of approved applications.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Madruga Ave., suite 329, Coral Gables, FL 33146 015914 Monsanto Co., 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167...P.O. Box 390, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201. 000911 Monsanto Co., 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO...

2009-04-01

461

Response to August 21, 2009 Letter - Menveo  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Attention: Chris Webster, Ph D 350 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, 02139. Dear Dr. Webster: ... Division of Communication and Consumer Affairs. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/approvedproducts

462

75 FR 51104 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Steel Bridges in Minnesota MPS) Canada Ave over Cannon River, Minnesota, 10000580 MISSOURI St. Louis Independent city S. Pfeiffer Manufacturing Company Headquarters, 3965 Laclede, St. Louis, 10000598 MONTANA Cascade County Great Falls West Bank...

2010-08-18

463

13 CFR 126.103 - What definitions are important in the HUBZone program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The appropriate data may be found in the...the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Local Area Unemployment Statistics located at 2 Massachusetts Ave.,...

2013-01-01

464

75 FR 70220 - Southern California Edison Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Project No. 344-023] Southern California Edison Company; Notice of Application Accepted...d. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. e. Name of Projects: San Gorgonio...Power Production, Southern California Edison Company, 300 N. Lone Hill Ave.,...

2010-11-17

465

40 CFR 209.9 - Contents of a remedial plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...implementing each of the proposed plans. (b) Remedial plans shall be submitted to Director, Noise Enforcement Division (EN-387), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. (Sec. 13, Noise...

2011-07-01

466

40 CFR Appendix A to Part 67 - Technical Support Document  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Support Document Note: EPA will make copies of appendix A available from: Director, Stationary Source Compliance Division, EN-341, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. [54 FR 25259, June 20,...

2011-07-01

467

75 FR 3247 - National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...10/29/09 (New Deal Resources on Colorado's Eastern Plains MPS) CONNECTICUT New London County House at 130 Mohegan Avenue, 130 Mohegan Ave., New London, 08001379, LISTED, 10/28/09 MISSOURI Clay County First Methodist Church,...

2010-01-20

468

Respiratory Issues in OI  

MedlinePLUS

... of the chest cavity) 2. Abnormalities of lung collagen 804 W. Diamond Ave., Ste. 210 Gaithersburg, MD ... ability to effectively inhale and exhale. Abnormal lung collagen has not been thoroughly studied and is not ...

469

77 FR 63839 - Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee; Cancellation  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...which the FDA was seeking the scientific input of the committee have been resolved. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caleb Briggs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, rm....

2012-10-17

470

40 CFR Appendix D to Part 307 - Notice of Limitations on the Payment of Claims for Response Actions Which Is To Be Placed in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...First, only private parties, parties to section 122(b...including States and political subdivisions thereof...work is initiated, the party must: (1) Notify...Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460,...

2013-07-01

471

78 FR 6806 - Forest Resource Coordinating Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Written comments may be submitted by mail to Attn: Maya Solomon, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., mailstop 1123, Washington...into the meeting room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Solomon, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program...

2013-01-31

472

II. Registro de Establecimientos (Formulario FDA 2541)  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Se pueden usar abreviaciones tales como: St (Calle), Dr (Drive), Ave (Avenida). Rd (Camino), Ln (Pasaje), Blvd (Boulevard). RR (Camino rural). ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/foodfacilityregistration

473

76 FR 80926 - Cortez Pumped Storage Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 1, 2011, INCA Engineers, Inc., Washington, filed an application for a preliminary...500 gigawatt hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Donald Thompson, INCA Engineers, Inc., 400, 112th Ave. NE., Suite 400,...

2011-12-27

474

77 FR 16219 - Cortez Pumped Storage Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Intervene, and Competing Applications On November 30, 2011, INCA Engineers, Inc., Washington, filed an application for a preliminary...500 gigawatthours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Donald Thompson, INCA Engineers, Inc., 400 112th Ave. NE., Suite 400...

2012-03-20

475

77 FR 73974 - Information Collection: Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Visitor Surveys for Recreation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Transportation System Alternatives...on the new information collection...Transportation System Alternatives...Centre Ave-Building E, Fort Collins...entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT...Transportation System...

2012-12-12

476

77 FR 68746 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...treated as permanent). System manager(s) and address...Services Division, Defense Information Systems Agency, Acquisition Building, 6914 Cooper Ave, Ft...seeking to determine whether information about themselves is...

2012-11-16

477

41 CFR 301-11.26 - How do I get a per diem rate increased?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Washington, DC 20405 Department of Defense, Per Diem, Travel and Transportation, Allowance Committee (PDTATAC), Hoffman Building #1, Room 836, 2461 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22331-1300 Department of State, Director of...

2009-07-01

478

78 FR 25443 - Notice of Agreements Filed  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Jeffrey, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP, 901 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20001. Synopsis: The amendment would delete Malta, Spain, and Italy from the geographic scope of the agreement, eliminate authority regarding vessel strings operated...

2013-05-01

479

78 FR 53194 - Advisory Group to the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (TE/GE...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (TE/GE); Meeting AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury...CONTACT: Mark Kirbabas, Acting Designated Federal Officer, TE/GE Communications and Liaison; 1111 Constitution Ave. NW.;...

2013-08-28

480

75 FR 9428 - Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA AGENCY: National...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meet...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave.,...

2010-03-02

481

76 FR 14047 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA AGENCY: National...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meet...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave.,...

2011-03-15

482

75 FR 28648 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA AGENCY: National...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human...Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave.,...

2010-05-21

483

Brief Summary from the General and Plastic Surgery Devices ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... heard industry presentations from Merry Lee Bain of Cook Biotech entitled ... 1323 Rhode Island Ave., NW Washington, DC 20005 202-234-4433 or ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/medicaldevices

484

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA + + + + + DEPARTMENT OF ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... NEAL R. GROSS COURT REPORTERS AND TRANSCRIBERS 1323 RHODE ISLAND AVE., NW (202) 234-4433 WASHINGTON, DC 20005-3701 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

485

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA + + + + + DEPARTMENT OF ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... 6 recalls and outbreaks and on methodological ... AND TRANSCRIBERS 1323 RHODE ISLAND AVE., NW ... 2 that outbreak as well to look at another ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

486

Suzanne's Natural Foods Warning Letter  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... November 9, 2005 Suzanne Charron Suzanne's Natural Foods 3106 S. Connecticut Ave. ... Page 2 – Suzanne's Natural Foods Warning Letter ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation

487

Kinetic Energy Budgets in Areas of Convection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Synoptic scale budgets of kinetic energy are computed using 3 and 6 h data from three of NASA's Atmospheric Variability Experiments (AVE's). Numerous areas of intense convection occurred during the three experiments. Large kinetic energy variability, with...

H. E. Fuelberg

1979-01-01

488

TEMPERATURAS PARA COCINAR CON SEGURIDAD  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text Version... 160°F Pavo, Pollo 165°F CARNE FRESCAS DE RES, CERDO, TERNERA, CORDERO 145°F con 3 minutos de descanso CARNE DE AVE ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants

489

Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: Introduction  

Treesearch

... from the Partners in Flight - Aves de las Americas Neotmpical Migratory Bird Conservation Program. ... for jobs; commercial resources such as wood, livestock , minerals, and land; recreation and scenic beauty; clean air, water, and space; ...

490

7 CFR 1.602 - What terms are used in this subpart?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Commission. Forest Service means the USDA Forest Service. FPA means the Federal...Hearing Clerk means the Hearing Clerk, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington...Judges (OALJ) is the office within USDA in which ALJs conduct hearings under...

2012-01-01

491

78 FR 56951 - Notice of Hearing  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Hotel Washington, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW., Washington DC 20036. Facility's location is near Farragut North Metro station. Contact Person for More Information: Susan Reingold, Chief Administrative Officer, 202-331-1986. For...

2013-09-16

492

78 FR 40778 - Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Hotel Washington, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW., Washington DC 20036. Facility's location is near Farragut North Metro station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Reingold, Chief Administrative Officer, 202-331-1986....

2013-07-08

493

76 FR 19095 - Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Web site (above) for the latest logistical information. The hotel is located four blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station using the Connecticut Ave. & Q St., NW. exit from the Metro. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical...

2011-04-06

494

10 CFR 490.308 - Process for granting exemptions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, EE-33, 1000 Independence...one model year only and may be renewed annually, if supporting documentation...Appeals, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave,...

2013-01-01

495

77 FR 43354 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...KANSAS Kingman County Linwood Presbyterian Church and Home for Convalescent Employed Women...12000479 Onondaga County St. Patrick's Church Complex, 216 N. Lowell Ave., Syracuse...12000480 Schoharie County First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson, Creamery St. at Park...

2012-07-24

496

75 FR 77660 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Wake Forest, 10001097 Harris, Harwell Hamilton and Jean Bangs, House and Office (Early Modern Architecture Associated with NCSU School of Design Faculty MPS), 122 Cox Ave, Raleigh, 10001098 PENNSYLVANIA Allegheny County East Liberty...

2010-12-13

497

78 FR 66034 - Current List of Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1213 Genoa-Red Bluff, Pasadena, TX 77504, 888-747-3774, (Formerly: University of Texas Medical Branch, Clinical Chemistry Division; UTMB Pathology-Toxicology Laboratory) Pacific Toxicology Laboratories, 9348 DeSoto Ave.,...

2013-11-04

498

75 FR 20420 - Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...changes. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Habib Azarsina, Departmental Privacy Officer...Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, or habib.azarsina@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Habib Azarsina, Departmental Privacy...

2010-04-19

499

Preparation for International Conference on Harmonization ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... All participants must register with Kimberly Franklin, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents

500

78 FR 50102 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607, telephone (585) 271-4552 x 306...Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY. The associated funerary objects were...

2013-08-16