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Phylogenetic analysis of phenotypic characters of Tunicata supports basal Appendicularia and monophyletic Ascidiacea
With approximately 3000 marine species, Tunicata represents the most disparate subtaxon of Chordata. Molecular phylogenetic studies support Tunicata as sister taxon to Craniota, rendering it pivotal to understanding craniate ...
Comparison of Coxiella burnetii Excretion between Sheep and Goats Naturally Infected with One Cattle-Associated Genotype
The main reservoir of Coxiella (C.) burnetii are ruminants. They shed the pathogen through birth products, vaginal mucus, faeces and milk. A direct comparison of C. burnetii excretions between naturally infected sheep and ...
Fatigue in Cancer and Neuroinflammatory and Autoimmune Disease: CNS Arousal Matters
The term fatigue is not only used to describe a sleepy state with a lack of drive, as observed in patients with chronic physical illnesses, but also a state with an inhibition of drive and central nervous system (CNS) ...
Use of micro-rotation imaging to study JNK-mediated cell survival in Theileria parva-infected B-lymphocytes
Lymphocytes infected with the protozoan parasite Theileria parva are transformed to permanently proliferating cells, an event underlying the pathology of the disease. However, the molecular signalling mediating this process ...
Adaptive Strategies in Life-History of Bushcrickets (Orthoptera) and Cicadas (Homoptera) to Parasitoids Pressure on Their Acoustic Communication Systems—A Case for Sociality?
In sexual reproduction, the search for mating partners elevates the individual’s risks of predation and parasitism. One way to increase mate search effectiveness and reduce search costs is acoustic signaling. However, ...
Spectroscopic Discrimination of Sorghum Silica Phytoliths
Grasses accumulate silicon in the form of silicic acid, which is precipitated as amorphous silica in microscopic particles termed phytoliths. These particles comprise a variety of morphologies according to the cell type ...
A simple MALDI target plate with channel design to improve detection sensitivity and reproducibility for quantitative analysis of biomolecules
Overcoming the detrimental effects of sweet spots during crystallization is an important step to improve the quantitative abilities of matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. In this study, ...
Peptide-Assisted Design of Precision Polymer Sequences
On the Relevance of the Side-Chain Sequences and the Variability of the Backbone
Functional sequences of monodisperse, sequence‐defined oligo(amide‐urethane)s are designed based on a peptide sequence as blueprint. The translation of a discrete side‐chain functionality sequence from a known peptide‐based ...
Novel Endocranial Data on the Early Therocephalian Lycosuchus vanderrieti Underpin High Character Variability in Early Theriodont Evolution
Therocephalia is one of the major therapsid clades and ranges from the middle Permian to Middle Triassic. The earliest therocephalians were large-bodied predators whose fossils are common in middle Permian rocks of South ...