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Characterizing Weed Populations In Different Turfgrass Sites Throughout The Klang Valley Of Western Peninsular Malaysia, Md Kamal Uddin, Abdul Juraimi, Mohd Ismail, Jim Brosnan 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Characterizing Weed Populations In Different Turfgrass Sites Throughout The Klang Valley Of Western Peninsular Malaysia, Md Kamal Uddin, Abdul Juraimi, Mohd Ismail, Jim Brosnan

Jim Brosnan

A field survey was conducted in 2007 to characterize weed populations in different turfgrass sites throughout the Klang Valley of western Peninsular Malaysia. Sites included golf course putting greens, athletic fields, sod farms, and residential lawns. Weeds present in each site were identified and the data were used to calculate frequency, distribution uniformity, density, relative abundance, and community coefficient values for each species. Seventy-nine weed species, belonging to 16 families, were found. The most species were found on residential lawns, and the fewest were found on golf course putting greens; athletic fields and sod farms ranked intermediately. A total of ...


Review Of Pregnancy Diagnosis Techniques In Cattle And Small Ruminants, Brian Whitlock, Elizabeth Coffman 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Review Of Pregnancy Diagnosis Techniques In Cattle And Small Ruminants, Brian Whitlock, Elizabeth Coffman

Brian K Whitlock, PhD, DVM, DACT

Pregnancy diagnosis is a common management practice for ruminants and there are a number of methods available, with each having advantage(s) and/or disadvantage(s). A brief review of pregnancy diagnosis techniques in cattle, goats, and sheep is provided.


Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Caused By Aphanomyces Invadans In Captive Bullseye Snakehead Channa Marulius Collected From South Florida, Usa., R. Saylor, Debra Miller, M. Vandersea, M. Bevelhimer, P. Schofield, W. Bennett 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Caused By Aphanomyces Invadans In Captive Bullseye Snakehead Channa Marulius Collected From South Florida, Usa., R. Saylor, Debra Miller, M. Vandersea, M. Bevelhimer, P. Schofield, W. Bennett

Debra L Miller

Epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) caused by the oomycete Aphanomyces invadans is an invasive, opportunistic disease of both freshwater and estuarine fishes. Originally documented as the cause of mycotic granulomatosis of ornamental fishes in Japan and as the cause of EUS of fishes in southeast Asia and Australia, this pathogen is also present in estuaries and freshwater bodies of the Atlantic and gulf coasts of the USA. We describe a mass mortality event of 343 captive juvenile bullseye snakehead Channa marulius collected from freshwater canals in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Clinical signs appeared within the first 2 d of captivity and included ...


Functional Anatomy Of Penaeid Shrimp, Gary Martin, Jo Hose 2009 Occidental College

Functional Anatomy Of Penaeid Shrimp, Gary Martin, Jo Hose

Gary Martin

A comprehensive source of information on all aspects of shrimp production, this reference covers not only the global status of shrimp farming, but also examines shrimp anatomy and physiology. From nutrition to health management and harvesting issues to biosecurity, this well-researched volume evaluates existing knowledge, proposes new concepts, and questions common practices. With an extensive review on worldwide production systems, this compilation will be highly relevant to research scientists, students, and shrimp producers.


Pharmacology Supplement, Ahmed Mustafa, Ellioott Blumenthal 2009 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Pharmacology Supplement, Ahmed Mustafa, Ellioott Blumenthal

Ahmed Mustafa Dr.

No abstract provided.


Response To Vaccination With A Commercial Inactivated Rabies Vaccine In A Captive Colony Of Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats (Tadarida Brasiliensis), Amy Turmelle, Louise Allen, Barbara Schmidt-French, Felix Jackson, Thomas Kunz, Charles Rupprecht, Gary McCracken 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Response To Vaccination With A Commercial Inactivated Rabies Vaccine In A Captive Colony Of Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats (Tadarida Brasiliensis), Amy Turmelle, Louise Allen, Barbara Schmidt-French, Felix Jackson, Thomas Kunz, Charles Rupprecht, Gary Mccracken

Gary F. McCracken

A captive colony of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) was vaccinated with a commercial monovalent inactivated rabies virus (RABV) vaccine (RABVAC 1). Baseline rabies virus neutralizing antibodies (VNA) and the response to vaccination were measured in 50 bats. Rabies VNA was detected in the plasma of 64% (27/42) of bats that had been vaccinated 1 yr prior, but only 19% (8/42) had levels considered adequate. Rabies VNA was detected in the plasma of 63% (5/8) of bats with no record of previous vaccination, suggesting natural RABV exposure before captivity. All bats demonstrated a VNA response by 10 ...


Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis And The Collapse Of Anuran Species Richness And Abundance In The Upper Manu National Park, Southeastern Peru, Edgar Lehr, Allessandro Catenazzi, Lily Rodriguez, Vance Vrendeburg 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis And The Collapse Of Anuran Species Richness And Abundance In The Upper Manu National Park, Southeastern Peru, Edgar Lehr, Allessandro Catenazzi, Lily Rodriguez, Vance Vrendeburg

Edgar Lehr

Amphibians are declining worldwide, but these declines have been particularly dramatic in tropical mountains, where high endemism and vulnerability to an introduced fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), is associated with amphibian extinctions. We surveyed frogs in the Peruvian Andes in montane forests along a steep elevational gradient (1200-3700 m). We used visual encounter surveys to sample stream-dwelling and arboreal species and leaf-litter plots to sample terrestrial-breeding species. We compared species richness and abundance among the wet seasons of 1999, 2008, and 2009. Despite similar sampling effort among years, the number of species (46 in 1999) declined by 47% between 1999 ...


Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting, David Depew 2009 University of Iowa

Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting, David Depew

David J Depew

This essay reviews key controversies in the history of the Darwinian research tradition: the Wilberforce-Huxley debate in 1860, early twentieth-century debates about the heritability of acquired characteristics and the consistency of Mendelian genetics with natural selection; the 1925 Scopes trial about teaching evolution; tensions about race, culture, and eugenics at the 1959 centenary celebration Darwin’s Origin of Species; adaptationism and its critics in the Sociobiology debate of 1970s and, more recently, Evolutionary Psychology; and current disputes about Intelligent Design. These controversies, I argue, are etched into public memory because they occur at the emotionally charged boundaries between public-political, technical-scientific ...


Haematopoietic Stem Cells In Spleen Have Distinct Differentiative Potential For Antigen Presenting Cells., Jonathan Tan, Helen O'Neill 2009 Australian National University

Haematopoietic Stem Cells In Spleen Have Distinct Differentiative Potential For Antigen Presenting Cells., Jonathan Tan, Helen O'Neill

Helen O'Neill

Dendritic cells (DC) are known to develop from macrophage dendritic progenitors (MDP) in bone marrow (BM), which give rise to conventional (c)DC and monocytes, both dominant antigen presenting cell (APC) subsets in spleen. This laboratory has however defined a distinct dendritic-like cell subset in spleen (L-DC), which can also be derived in long-term cultures of spleen. In line with the restricted in vitro development of only L-DC in these stromal cultures, we questioned whether self-renewing HSC or progenitors exist in spleen with restricted differentiative capacity for only L-DC. Neonatal spleen and BM were compared for their ability to reconstitute ...


Gingival Osteogenic Melanoma In Two Dogs., A. Ellis, B. Harmon, Debra Miller, N. Northup, K. Latimer, E. Uhl 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Gingival Osteogenic Melanoma In Two Dogs., A. Ellis, B. Harmon, Debra Miller, N. Northup, K. Latimer, E. Uhl

Debra L Miller

Osteogenic melanoma is a rare variant of metaplastic malignant melanoma in human medicine and appears to be a similarly rare variant in dogs. Two dogs with oral malignant melanoma with neoplastic bone formation are reported in this study. Both tumors were characterized by malignant melanocytes that transitioned into neoplastic bone at the deep margins of the neoplasm. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed S100- and Melan-A-positive neoplastic cells adjacent to, and occasionally embedded within, an osteoid and chondroblastic matrix. Scattered clusters of neoplastic cells were also positive for osteocalcin. The findings indicate that in dogs, as in humans, neoplastic melanocytes have metaplastic potential ...


Expression Profiling Of Crambe Abyssinica Under Arsenate Stress Identifies Genes And Gene Networks Involved In Arsenic Metabolism And Detoxification, Om Parkash, Suganthi Kandasamy, Bibin Paulose 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Expression Profiling Of Crambe Abyssinica Under Arsenate Stress Identifies Genes And Gene Networks Involved In Arsenic Metabolism And Detoxification, Om Parkash, Suganthi Kandasamy, Bibin Paulose

Om Parkash

Background Arsenic contamination is widespread throughout the world and this toxic metalloid is known to cause cancers of organs such as liver, kidney, skin, and lung in human. In spite of a recent surge in arsenic related studies, we are still far from a comprehensive understanding of arsenic uptake, detoxification, and sequestration in plants. Crambe abyssinica, commonly known as 'abyssinian mustard', is a non-food, high biomass oil seed crop that is naturally tolerant to heavy metals. Moreover, it accumulates significantly higher levels of arsenic as compared to other species of the Brassicaceae family. Thus, C. abyssinica has great potential to ...


Lysophosphatidic Acid Induction Of Interleukin 6 Secretion From Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Via Lpa1 Regulated, Pkc Dependent And P38alpha Mediated Pathway, F. Hao, M. Tan, D. Wu, X. Xu, Mei Cui 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Lysophosphatidic Acid Induction Of Interleukin 6 Secretion From Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Via Lpa1 Regulated, Pkc Dependent And P38alpha Mediated Pathway, F. Hao, M. Tan, D. Wu, X. Xu, Mei Cui

Mei-Zhen Cui

Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a potent bioactive lysophospholipid. Accumulated evidence supports a role for LPA in inflammation. To profile LPA-induced cytokine production in vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs), we used a cytokine antibody array system and found that LPA prominently induces the secretion of IL-6 and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 from human aortic SMCs (HASMCs). The mechanism by which LPA induces MCP-1 expression in SMCs has been previously reported. However, LPA induction of IL-6 secretion from vascular SMCs and its regulatory mechanism are unknown. The present study reveals that LPA induces the expression of IL-6 mRNA and protein in ...


Nsaid-Activated Gene-1 As A Molecular Target For Capsaicin-Induced Apoptosis Through A Novel Molecular Mechanism Involving Gsk3beta, C/Ebpbeta And Atf3, Seung Baek, Seong-Ho Lee, Chutwadee Krisanapun 2009 The University of Tennessee

Nsaid-Activated Gene-1 As A Molecular Target For Capsaicin-Induced Apoptosis Through A Novel Molecular Mechanism Involving Gsk3beta, C/Ebpbeta And Atf3, Seung Baek, Seong-Ho Lee, Chutwadee Krisanapun

Seung J Baek

Capsaicin, a natural product of the Capsicum species of red peppers, is known to induce apoptosis and suppress growth. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-activated gene-1 (NAG-1) is a cytokine associated with pro-apoptotic and antitumorigenic property in colorectal and lung cancer. Our data demonstrate that capsaicin leads to induction of apoptosis and up-regulates NAG-1 gene expression at the transcriptional level. Overexpression of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta (C/EBPbeta) caused a significant increase of basal and capsaicin-induced NAG-1 promoter activity. We subsequently identified C/EBPbeta binding sites in the NAG-1 promoter responsible for capsaicin-induced NAG-1 transactivation. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay and chromatin immunoprecipitation ...


Host Immunity To Repeated Rabies Virus Infection In Big Brown Bats, Gary McCracken 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Host Immunity To Repeated Rabies Virus Infection In Big Brown Bats, Gary Mccracken

Gary F. McCracken

Bats are natural reservoirs for the majority of lyssaviruses globally, and are unique among mammals in having exceptional sociality and longevity. Given these facets, and the recognized status of bats as reservoirs for rabies viruses (RABVs) in the Americas, individual bats may experience repeated exposure to RABV during their lifetime. Nevertheless, little information exists with regard to within-host infection dynamics and the role of immunological memory that may result from abortive RABV infection in bats. In this study, a cohort of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) was infected intramuscularly in the left and right masseter muscles with varying doses [10 ...


Parelaphostrongylus Tenuis-Associated Meningoencephalitis In A Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon), Richard Gerhold Jr., M Keel, K Arnold, D Hotton, R Beckstead 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Parelaphostrongylus Tenuis-Associated Meningoencephalitis In A Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon), Richard Gerhold Jr., M Keel, K Arnold, D Hotton, R Beckstead

Richard W. Gerhold Jr., DVM, MS, PhD

An adult, female, free-ranging, sika deer (Cervus nippon yakushimae) from Wicomico County, Maryland, USA, was found circling and having no fear of humans. The animal was euthanized and submitted for a postmortem exam. There were no gross lesions and the deer was negative for rabies. Microscopic examination revealed lymphoplasmacytic, neutrophilic, and eosinophilic meningoencephalitis with intralesional adult nematodes, larvae, and eggs consistent with nematodes in the family Protostrongylidae. Parelaphostrongylus tenuis was identified by polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first report of P. tenuis-associated encephalitis in a sika deer.


Inhibition Of Feline Herpesvirus 1 Replication In Vitro By Small Interfering Rnas, Rebecca Wilkes, Stephen Kania 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Inhibition Of Feline Herpesvirus 1 Replication In Vitro By Small Interfering Rnas, Rebecca Wilkes, Stephen Kania

Stephen A Kania

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of 5 small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting mRNA of the feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1) DNA polymerase gene to reduce in vitro viral replication and gene expression of FHV-1, to evaluate combinations of these siRNAs with siRNAs that target the glycoprotein D gene of FHV-1, and to determine the combination or combinations of siRNAs that yield the greatest inhibition of in vitro viral replication. SAMPLE POPULATION: Cultured Crandell-Rees feline kidney (CRFK) cells. PROCEDURES: CRFK cells were transfected with siRNAs designed to target mRNA of the FHV-1 DNA polymerase gene. Effective treatment was determined by quantification of the ...


Small-Scale Divergence In Egg Color Along An Elevation Gradient In The Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma Ultramarina): A Condition-Dependent Response?, John McCormack, Elena Berg 2009 Occidental College

Small-Scale Divergence In Egg Color Along An Elevation Gradient In The Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma Ultramarina): A Condition-Dependent Response?, John Mccormack, Elena Berg

John E. McCormack

The functional significance of bird egg color and patterning is a continuing subject of interest and debate. Extreme polymorphism in eggshell appearance is often thought to be maintained by frequency-dependent selection operating within populations. However, variation could also be explained by small-scale differentiation combined with limited migration. Here, we report the existence of extreme variation in egg color in a population of Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma ultramarina) inhabiting a steep elevation and habitat gradient within a single mountain range, the Sierra del Carmen of Coahuila, Mexico. We quantified egg color of 143 eggs from 54 nests throughout the mountain range, using ...


Biological Stoichiometry Of Plant Production: Metabolism, Scaling, And Ecological Response To Global Change, Andrew Kerkhoff, J.J. Elser, W.F. Fagan, B.J. Enquist 2009 Kenyon College

Biological Stoichiometry Of Plant Production: Metabolism, Scaling, And Ecological Response To Global Change, Andrew Kerkhoff, J.J. Elser, W.F. Fagan, B.J. Enquist

Andrew J Kerkhoff

No abstract provided.


Anuran Susceptibilities To Ranaviruses: Role Of Species Identity, Exposure Route, And A Novel Virus Isolate., J. Hoverman, Matthew Gray, Debra Miller 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Anuran Susceptibilities To Ranaviruses: Role Of Species Identity, Exposure Route, And A Novel Virus Isolate., J. Hoverman, Matthew Gray, Debra Miller

Debra L Miller

Ranaviruses are responsible for widespread amphibian die-offs, particularly with larval anurans. To understand the factors that may be contributing to the emergence of ranaviruses, we conducted 3 experiments that exposed 3 species of larval anurans to either endemic frog virus 3 (FV3) or an FV3-like isolate from a ranaculture facility. Our goals were to (1) determine the susceptibility of each species to each virus, (2) determine whether direct ingestion of virions or exposure to virions in a water bath were similarly lethal routes of transmission, and (3) quantify the effects of exposure duration on disease outcomes. We conducted our research ...


Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis In The Live Frog Trade Of Telmatobius (Anura: Ceratophryidae) In The Tropical Andes, Edgar Lehr, Alessandro Catenazzi, Vance Vredenburg 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis In The Live Frog Trade Of Telmatobius (Anura: Ceratophryidae) In The Tropical Andes, Edgar Lehr, Alessandro Catenazzi, Vance Vredenburg

Edgar Lehr

Species of frogs in the genus Telmatobius are traded and sold for human consumption in the Andes and in coastal cities of Peru and Bolivia. These frogs are harvested from wild populations. We report high prevalence of infection by the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in live frogs purchased at the main market in Cusco, Peru, from January 2008 to January 2010. We suggest that the transport of native anurans through the live frog trade could facilitate the spread of this fungus among Andean frogs. The tropical Andes are the most important biodiversity hotspot for amphibians. Because many neotropical taxa are ...


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