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High Species Count At Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count, Clem Klaphake 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

High Species Count At Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count, Clem Klaphake

Nebraska Bird Review

On May 14, 2011, participants in the Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count tallied 174 species, besting the previous high count of 143 (in 2006 and 2010) by 31 species. There were a few more counters this year than in most previous years, but it was just a good year for many families of birds. There were 28 warbler species seen (previous high was 23 in 2008). Also found were 4 terns, 9 flycatchers, 7 woodpeckers, 12 ducks, 14 shorebirds and 3 grebes. There are often unusual species that show up on the count, as illustrated by a Eurasian Wigeon ...


Subscription And Organization Information [June 2011], 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Subscription And Organization Information [June 2011]

Nebraska Bird Review

The Nebraska Bird Review is published quarterly by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc., as its official journal, and is sent to members not in arrears of dues. Annual subscription rates (on a calendar-year basis only): $15 in the United States, $18 in Canada, and $30 in all other countries, payable in advance. Single copies are $4 each, postpaid, in the United States, $5 in Canada, and $8 elsewhere. Send orders for back issues to Anita Breckbill, NOU Librarian, c/o Music Library, WMB 30, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0101 (or at the email address listed below).

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Annual Meeting At Norfolk, 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Annual Meeting At Norfolk

Nebraska Bird Review

Sixty-six members and guests were in attendance for the 112th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, held at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The meeting was organized by Dave Heidt.

Field trips were led by Mark Brogie, Bill Flack, Dave Heidt, Jan Johnson, Wayne Mollhoff, Don and Janis Paseka, and Duane Wolff. Destinations included the Norfolk cemeteries, Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, Yellowbanks WMA, Olson Nature Preserve, wet meadows along Beaver Creek in Boone Co., Hackberry Creek WMA, Grove Lake WMA, the Plainview sewage lagoon, northern Knox Co., Buckskin Hills WMA, Ponca SP, Elk Point Bend WMA ...


Convergent And Parallel Evolution In Life Habit Of The Scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae), Alvin Alejandrino, Louise Puslednik, Jeanne M. Serb 2011 Iowa State University

Convergent And Parallel Evolution In Life Habit Of The Scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae), Alvin Alejandrino, Louise Puslednik, Jeanne M. Serb

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Publications

Background: We employed a phylogenetic framework to identify patterns of life habit evolution in the marine bivalve family Pectinidae. Specifically, we examined the number of independent origins of each life habit and distinguished between convergent and parallel trajectories of life habit evolution using ancestral state estimation. We also investigated whether ancestral character states influence the frequency or type of evolutionary trajectories. Results: We determined that temporary attachment to substrata by byssal threads is the most likely ancestral condition for the Pectinidae, with subsequent transitions to the five remaining habit types. Nearly all transitions between life habit classes were repeated in ...


Quantity And Quality: Unifying Food Web And Ecosystem Perspectives On The Role Of Resource Subsidies In Freshwaters, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, Madeleine Mineau, Robert O. Hall Jr. 2011 Michigan Technological University

Quantity And Quality: Unifying Food Web And Ecosystem Perspectives On The Role Of Resource Subsidies In Freshwaters, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, Madeleine Mineau, Robert O. Hall Jr.

Department of Biological Sciences Publications

Although the study of resource subsidies has emerged as a key topic in both ecosystem and food web ecology, the dialogue over their role has been limited by separate approaches that emphasize either subsidy quantity or quality. Considering quantity and quality together may provide a simple, but previously unexplored, framework for identifying the mechanisms that govern the importance of subsidies for recipient food webs and ecosystems. Using a literature review of >90 studies of open-water metabolism in lakes and streams, we show that high-flux, low-quality subsidies can drive freshwater ecosystem dynamics. Because most of these ecosystems are net heterotrophic, allochthonous ...


Immune Evasion Of Porcine Reproductive And Respiratory Syndrome Virus Through Glycan Shielding Involves Both Glycoprotein 5 As Well As Glycoprotein 3, Hiep Vu, Byungjoon Kwon, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, William W. Laegreid, Asit K. Pattnaik, Fernando A. Osorio 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Immune Evasion Of Porcine Reproductive And Respiratory Syndrome Virus Through Glycan Shielding Involves Both Glycoprotein 5 As Well As Glycoprotein 3, Hiep Vu, Byungjoon Kwon, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, William W. Laegreid, Asit K. Pattnaik, Fernando A. Osorio

Papers in Veterinary and Biomedical Science

Passive administration of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) can effectively protect pigs against PRRSV infection. However, after PRRSV infection, pigs typically develop a weak and deferred NAb response. One major reason for such a meager NAb response is the phenomenon of glycan shielding involving GP5, a major glycoprotein carrying one major neutralizing epitope. We describe here a type II PRRSV field isolate (PRRSV-01) that is highly susceptible to neutralization and induces an atypically rapid, robust NAb response in vivo. Sequence analysis shows that PRRSV-01 lacks two N-glycosylation sites, normally present in wild-type (wt) PRRSV strains ...


Scaling Behavior Of Human Locomotor Activity Amplitude: Association With Bipolar Disorder, Premananda Indic, Paola Salvatore, Carlo Maggini, Stefano Ghidini, Gabriella Ferraro, Ross J. Baldessarini, Greg Murray 2011 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Scaling Behavior Of Human Locomotor Activity Amplitude: Association With Bipolar Disorder, Premananda Indic, Paola Salvatore, Carlo Maggini, Stefano Ghidini, Gabriella Ferraro, Ross J. Baldessarini, Greg Murray

Open Access Articles

Scale invariance is a feature of complex biological systems, and abnormality of multi-scale behaviour may serve as an indicator of pathology. The hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is a major node in central neural networks responsible for regulating multi-scale behaviour in measures of human locomotor activity. SCN also is implicated in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD) or manic-depressive illness, a severe, episodic disorder of mood, cognition and behaviour. Here, we investigated scaling behaviour in actigraphically recorded human motility data for potential indicators of BD, particularly its manic phase. A proposed index of scaling behaviour (Vulnerability Index [VI]) derived from such ...


Intramuscular Temperature Responses Of The Vastus Lateralis And Semitendinosus During Squatting And Stretching With Whole Body Vibration, Joshua Gant Allen 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Intramuscular Temperature Responses Of The Vastus Lateralis And Semitendinosus During Squatting And Stretching With Whole Body Vibration, Joshua Gant Allen

All Theses and Dissertations

This study was a randomized control trial. The purpose of this study was threefold: 1) to determine if intramuscular temperature (IMt) increases in the semitendinosus (ST) are similar to the vastus lateralis (VL) during standard WBV static squatting; 2) to determine if changes in intramuscular temperature of the hamstrings is different from a standard static semi-squat when undergoing WBV in a static stretching position; and 3) to determine if shorter overall durations as is typically used for stretching protocols (i.e. 5 repetitions of 30s each), will result in IMt increases. Twelve subjects (all males), with tight hamstrings completed this ...


Sand Colic: Risk Factors, Detection, Treatment, And Prevention, Kerry A. Rood, Colette Tebeau 2011 Utah State University Extension

Sand Colic: Risk Factors, Detection, Treatment, And Prevention, Kerry A. Rood, Colette Tebeau

All Current Publications

This publication explains factors, detection, treatment and prevention for sand colic in horses.


Botteri's Sparrow (Peucaea Botterii) Occurs In Northern Coahuila, Mexico, Paul van Els, Ricardo Canales-del-Castillo, John Klicka 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Botteri's Sparrow (Peucaea Botterii) Occurs In Northern Coahuila, Mexico, Paul Van Els, Ricardo Canales-Del-Castillo, John Klicka

Ornithology Program (HRC)

Botteri’s Sparrow (Peucaea botterii) occurs widely in the shrub-grasslands of southern North America. We report a breeding population of the species in the Sierra de la Encantada of northern Coahuila, Mexico, ~80 km from the Big Bend area of Texas and >300 km from the nearest previously known breeding range in southern Coahuila and central Chihuahua. We captured three individuals, which show a mostly gray dorsal coloration, suggestive of the texana subspecies, occurring from southern Texas to northern Veracruz. The exact affinity of the northern Coahuila population still needs to be ascertained. The presence of Botteri’s Sparrow in ...


Yeast Bax Inhibitor, Bxi1p, Is An Er-Localized Protein That Links The Unfolded Protein Response And Programmed Cell Death In Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Nicanor Austriaco, James Cebulski, Joshua Malouin, Nathan Pinches, Vincent Cascio 2011 Providence College

Yeast Bax Inhibitor, Bxi1p, Is An Er-Localized Protein That Links The Unfolded Protein Response And Programmed Cell Death In Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Nicanor Austriaco, James Cebulski, Joshua Malouin, Nathan Pinches, Vincent Cascio

Biology Department Faculty Publications

Bax inhibitor-1 (BI-1) is an anti-apoptotic gene whose expression is upregulated in a wide range of human cancers. Studies in both mammalian and plant cells suggest that the BI-1 protein resides in the endoplasmic reticulum and is involved in the unfolded protein response (UPR) that is triggered by ER stress. It is thought to act via a mechanism involving altered calcium dynamics. In this paper, we provide evidence that the Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein encoded by the open reading frame, YNL305C, is a bona fide homolog for BI-1. First, we confirm that yeast cells from two different strain backgrounds lacking YNL305C ...


Vacht Knock-Down Mice Show Normal Prepulse Inhibition But Disrupted Long-Term Habituation, S. Schmid, E. Azzopardi, X. De Jaeger, Marco Prado, V. F. Prado 2011 Western University

Vacht Knock-Down Mice Show Normal Prepulse Inhibition But Disrupted Long-Term Habituation, S. Schmid, E. Azzopardi, X. De Jaeger, Marco Prado, V. F. Prado

Anatomy and Cell Biology Publications

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) plays a crucial role in both the central and peripheral nervous system. Central cholinergic transmission is important for cognitive functions and cholinergic disruptions have been associated with different neural disorders. We here tested the role of cholinergic transmission in basic cognitive functions, i.e. in prepulse inhibition (PPI) and short-term habituation (STH) as well as long-term habituation (LTH) of startle using mice with a 65% knockdown (KD) of the vesicular ACh transporter (VAChT). These mice are slow in refilling cholinergic synaptic transmitter vesicles, leading to a reduced cholinergic tone. Prepulse inhibition has been assumed to be ...


Characterization Of Volatile And Metabolite Compounds Produced By Lactococcus Lactis In Low-Fat And Full-Fat Cheddar Cheese Extract, Michael J. Young 2011 Utah State University

Characterization Of Volatile And Metabolite Compounds Produced By Lactococcus Lactis In Low-Fat And Full-Fat Cheddar Cheese Extract, Michael J. Young

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to compare and contrast potential aroma compounds in the headspace and small molecule metabolites produced as a result of starter culture metabolism in a full-fat and low-fat cheddar cheese model system. Past studies have indicated differences in the headspace flavor compound profiles between full-fat and low-fat Cheddar cheeses with no indication as to what compounds were produced as a result of starter culture metabolism.

Starter cultures were incubated in a Cheddar cheese extract environment that was made up of the water-soluble portion of Cheddar cheese with environmental conditions mimicking full-fat and low-fat Cheddar cheese by altering ...


Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2010 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson 2011 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation And Outlook Report : Results Of The 2010 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey, Thomas J. Murray, Karen Hudson

Reports

Recent growth of the shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia has added significant value to the state’s seafood marketplace. Today, watermen continue to harvest both hard clams and oysters from the state’s public resources, albeit at diminished rates. At the same time, Virginia’s watermen-farmers are providing growing quantities of additional quality shellfish to consumers. Following the lead of the hard clam industry, there has been a significant transition to intensive aquaculture of native oysters in recent years. The once extensive oyster planting has disappeared primarily as a result of endemic oyster diseases and increasing wildlife predation of seed ...


A Call To (Physical) Activity, A Call To Action, Karen Richardson, Sam Baumgarten 2011 Bridgewater State College

A Call To (Physical) Activity, A Call To Action, Karen Richardson, Sam Baumgarten

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Major Factors Or Inputs Affecting Profitability Of Beef Cow Herds In The Western United States, J. Severe, D. R. ZoBell 2011 Utah State University Extension

Major Factors Or Inputs Affecting Profitability Of Beef Cow Herds In The Western United States, J. Severe, D. R. Zobell

All Current Publications

This publication discusses issues and areas that affect profitability of beef cow herds in the western United States.


High Tunnel Summer Squash Production, Dan Drost 2011 Utah State University

High Tunnel Summer Squash Production, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

This publication provides instructions on how to set up and manage a high tunnel summer squash production.


Green Beans, Lisa Lewis 2011 Utah State University

Green Beans, Lisa Lewis

All Current Publications

This guide to eating, selecting, cooking, and storing green beans.


Reducing Reliance On Supplemental Winter Feeding In Elk (Cervus Canadensis): An Applied Management Experiment At Deseret Land And Livestock Ranch, Utah, Dax L. Mangus 2011 Utah State University

Reducing Reliance On Supplemental Winter Feeding In Elk (Cervus Canadensis): An Applied Management Experiment At Deseret Land And Livestock Ranch, Utah, Dax L. Mangus

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Wildlife managers have fed elk in North America for nearly 100 years. Giving winter feed to elk can compensate for a shortage of natural winter range and may boost elk populations while also helping prevent commingling with livestock and depredation of winter feed intended for livestock. In contrast to these benefits of supplemental feeding, there are economic and environmental costs associated with feeding, and elk herds that winter on feeding grounds have a higher risk of contracting and transmitting disease. Brucellosis is of primary concern now, and Chronic Wasting Disease may be in the future. Many see the discontinuation of ...


La Producción De La Calabaza De Verano Dentro Del Túnel Alto, Dan Drost 2011 Utah State University

La Producción De La Calabaza De Verano Dentro Del Túnel Alto, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

Se puede cultivar con éxito la calabaza de verano en el túnel alto y puede ser un cultivo vegetativo valioso que diversifica las operaciones agrícolas de tamaño pequeño y de tiempo parcial. El cultivo de la calabaza de verano en el túnel alto hace posible la producción del cultivo unas 4 a 6 semanas antes de y 6 semanas después de las calabazas cultivadas al aire libre. Al añadir su producción a la de otras verduras en el túnel alto, la calabaza de verano aumentará las oportunidades del marketing, mejorará el flujo de fondos y complementará otros cultivos del túnel ...


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