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Critical decisions: risk allocation in a model arthropod (Folsomia candida)
Risk allocation theory predicts that foraging animals moderate predation risk by allocating their foraging effort and space use according to their energetic demands. Undernourished animals have a greater need for energy ...
Biogenic lead levels in human skeletal remains from the cemetery of the British Royal Navy hospital (1793-1822CE) at English Harbour, Antigua West Indies
Though lead has been known to be a cause of human poisoning since ancient times, it was a widely used metal. The relationship between ancestry or age and lead exposure in the Colonial period of Antigua, West Indies was ...
Effect of periphytic Escherichia coli and lake water bacterial population on the biofilm establishment of a Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain
Biofilm studies Escherichia coli (E. coli) have typically focused on 0157:H7 in defined, laboratory medium. While there is value in such studies, they offer little in the way of explaining the behaviour and interactions ...
Comparing Canonical and Dicer Substrate Small Interfering RNA and Their Effects on the Silencing of Two Common Human Papillomavirus 16 E6 Variants
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), such as HPV16, cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer as well as a number of head and neck cancers. Over expression of the E6 oncoprotein helps drive the malignant phenotype, ...
Investigation into the ecological costs of sea lamprey control on lake sturgeon and ammocoete predators using olfactory techniques
Fish that feed or travel in low light conditions particularly rely on their chemical senses, such as olfaction, for survival. Exposure to toxicants at concentrations lower than those causing mortality can have detrimental ...
Evaluating DNA Extraction and Analysis of Ancient Seeds: A Study in Peach
The peach (Prunus persica) is one of the most widely grown stone fruit in the world but its origin and domestication is still being debated. Genetic research has focused on identifying desirable genes for agricultural ...