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  1. A novel bacterial isolate capable of growth on trichloroethylene as the sole carbon source was identified as Stenotrophomonas maltophilia PM102 by 16S rDNA sequencing (GenBank Acc.no. JQ797560). Serum was obtaine...

    Authors: Piyali Mukherjee and Pranab Roy

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:207

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  2. The present study has evaluated the association of growth differentiation factor9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein15 (BMP15) mRNA expression in cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) of buffalo ovary during in vitr...

    Authors: Muralidharan Kathirvel, Eswari Soundian and Vijayarani Kumanan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:206

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  3. We present a data based statistical study on the effects of seasonal variations in the growth rates of the gastro-intestinal (GI) parasitic infection in livestock. The alluded growth rate is estimated through ...

    Authors: Amit K Chattopadhyay and Subhasish Bandyopadhyay

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:205

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  4. The present study was carried out to study the effect of different dosages of β-glucan suspension on immune response and disease resistance in Anabas testudineus spawns against a fungal pathogen Saprolegnia paras...

    Authors: Basanta Kumar Das, Pranati Pattnaik, Chandan Debnath, Dipak Kumar Swain and Jyotirmayee Pradhan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:197

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  5. A bioequivalence study was proved of generic Febuxostat 80 mg tablets (T) in healthy volunteers.For this purpose, Authors developed a simple, sensitive, selective, rapid, rugged and reproducible liquid chromat...

    Authors: Babu Rao Chandu, Kanchanamala Kanala, Nagiat T Hwisa, Prakash Katakam and Mukkanti Khagga

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:194

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  6. Grapevine phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch) (Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae) is a worldwide pest of Vitis species. It has forms that feed on leaves and roots. Root forms predominate on Vitis vinifera (L.) c...

    Authors: María Valeria Vidart, María Valentina Mujica, Leticia Bao, Felicia Duarte, Carlos María Bentancourt, Jorge Franco and Iris Beatriz Scatoni

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:181

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  7. The most important bacterial pathology currently occurring in Chilean freshwater salmon farming is the cold-water disease produced by the psychrotrophic bacteria Flavobacterium psychrophilum. The main aim of this...

    Authors: Mery De la Fuente, José M Vidal, Claudio D Miranda, Gerardo González and Homero Urrutia

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:176

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  8. Orthosiphon aristatus, an Indonesian medicinal plant, is normally used as a traditional herbal tea. Recently, this plant has begun to attract attention due to its antioxidant properties. However, little is known...

    Authors: Dase Hunaefi and Iryna Smetanska

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:167

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  9. Dietary fat plays an important role in higher brain functions. We aimed to assess the short and long term intake of three different types of dietary fat (soybean oil, lard, and fish oil) on anxiety-like and de...

    Authors: Wataru Mizunoya, Koichiro Ohnuki, Kento Baba, Hideo Miyahara, Naomi Shimizu, Kuniko Tabata, Takako Kino, Yusuke Sato, Ryuichi Tatsumi and Yoshihide Ikeuchi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:165

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  10. The pigment cells form the largest population of neural crest cells to migrate into the epidermis and hair follicle along each dermatomic area from the neural folds. The melanopsin system responsible for photo...

    Authors: Bhanu Iyengar

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:158

    Content type: Review

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  11. Amylases are one of the most important enzymes in present-day biotechnology. The present study was concerned with the production and partial characterization of extracellular amylase from Bacillus amyloliquefacie...

    Authors: Promita Deb, Saimon Ahmad Talukdar, Kaniz Mohsina, Palash Kumar Sarker and SM Abu Sayem

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:154

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  12. The sequences of x-type high-molecular-weight glutenin promoter (x-HGP) from 21 diploid Triticeae species were cloned and sequenced. The lengths of x-HGP varied from 897 to 955 bp, and there are 329 variable site...

    Authors: Qian-Tao Jiang, Quan-Zhi Zhao, Xiu-Ying Wang, Chang-Shui Wang, Shan Zhao, Xue Cao, Xiu-Jin Lan, Zhen-Xiang Lu, You-Liang Zheng and Yu-Ming Wei

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:152

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  13. Protein-protein interactions are critical for most cellular processes; however, many remain to be identified. Here, to comprehensively identify protein complexes in photosynthetic organisms, we applied the rec...

    Authors: Atsushi Takabayashi, Ryosuke Kadoya, Masayoshi Kuwano, Katsunori Kurihara, Hisashi Ito, Ryouichi Tanaka and Ayumi Tanaka

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:148

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  14. The heavy metal pollution in soils and aquatic environments is a serious ecological problem. In the green-microalga Chlorella sorokiniana 211-8K (Chlorophyceae) exposed to ions of lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) we st...

    Authors: Simona Carfagna, Nicola Lanza, Giovanna Salbitani, Adriana Basile, Sergio Sorbo and Vincenza Vona

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:147

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  15. Melia azedarach L. extracts were studied in comparison with selected biorational insecticides against the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton under field conditions. Citrus limon (L.) Burm. F. trees...

    Authors: Maher M Mckenna, Efat M Abou-Fakhr Hammad and Mohamad T Farran

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:144

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  16. To study the D-genome of the wild wheat relative Aegilops tauschii Cosson at the hexaploid level, we developed a synthetic doubled-haploid (DH) hexaploid wheat population, SynDH3. This population was derived from...

    Authors: Ming Hao, Jixiang Chen, Lianquan Zhang, Jiangtao Luo, Zhongwei Yuan, Zehong Yan, Bo Zhang, Wenjie Chen, Yuming Wei, Huaigang Zhang, Youliang Zheng and Dengcai Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:131

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  17. Based on our theory, main triplets of amino acid residues have been discovered in cell-adhesion receptors (integrins) of marine sponges, which participate as homologies in the interface between two major immun...

    Authors: Alexander O Tarakanov and Kjell G Fuxe

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:128

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  18. The deep-sea environments of the South Atlantic Ocean are less studied in comparison to the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. With the aim of identifying the deep-sea bacteria in this less known ocean, 70 str...

    Authors: Marcus Adonai Castro da Silva, Angélica Cavalett, Ananda Spinner, Daniele Cristina Rosa, Regina Beltrame Jasper, Maria Carolina Quecine, Maria Letícia Bonatelli, Aline Pizzirani-Kleiner, Gertrudes Corção and André Oliveira de Souza Lima

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:127

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  19. In an ongoing survey for bioactive potential of microorganisms from different biosphere zones of India, a new Chrysosporium lobatum strain BK-3 was isolated from soil sample collected from a biodiversity hotspot,...

    Authors: C Ganesh Kumar, Poornima Mongolla, Pombala Sujitha, Joveeta Joseph, K Suresh Babu, Gangi Suresh, Kallaganti Venkata Siva Ramakrishna, Uppula Purushotham, G Narahari Sastry and Ahmed Kamal

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:122

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  20. Remediation of aquaculture water using microorganisms like Bacillus species is a burgeoning trend for the sustainable development of aquaculture industries. In this work, a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain (name...

    Authors: Fengxing Xie, Taicheng Zhu, Fengfeng Zhang, Ke Zhou, Yujie Zhao and Zhenghua Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:119

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  21. Our containment trials have established cold tolerance in Nicotiana tabacum osmotin (Nt Osm) transgenic tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. Pusa Ruby). Though, the stress tolerance mechanisms have been studied at...

    Authors: Vikas Yadav Patade, Deepti Khatri, Maya Kumari, Atul Grover, Sanjay Mohan Gupta and Zakwan Ahmed

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:117

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  22. The neuraminidase (NA) of the influenza virus is the target of antiviral drug, oseltamivir. Recently, cases are reported that Influenza virus becoming resistant to oseltamivir, necessitating the development of...

    Authors: Vasudevan Karthick and Karuppasamy Ramanathan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:115

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  23. Evidence suggests that habitual loading can result in patellar tendon hypertrophy, especially at the proximal and distal parts of the patellar tendon. The underlying protein kinetic changes and its regulation ...

    Authors: Kasper Dideriksen, Ann Kathrine Ryberg Sindby, Michael Krogsgaard, Peter Schjerling, Lars Holm and Henning Langberg

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:109

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  24. Cause for gastroenteritis range from viral, bacterial to parasitic pathogens. Rapid Multiplexing techniques like ProGastro_SSCS and xTAG_GPP can detect broad panels of pathogens simultaneously.

    Authors: Pascal Kahlau, Monika Malecki, Verena Schildgen, Christine Schulz, Ingo Winterfeld, Sabine Messler, Frauke Mattner and Oliver Schildgen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:106

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  25. This study investigated the effects of sudden weaning of angel fish larvae (Pteraphylum scalari) from Artemia nauplii to commercial larval feed. Four days post hatch (DPH) larvae were reared in four different wea...

    Authors: Sandamali Sakunthala Herath and Kerthi Sri Senarathna Atapaththu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:102

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  26. The root of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer has been shown to induce nitric oxide (NO) release resulting in a hypotensive effect. However, the main active component contributing to vascular endothelium relaxation remain...

    Authors: Hee Yoon Ahn, So Young Hong, Ji Yeon Kim and Oran Kwon

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:96

    Content type: Research

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  27. During a screening program for bioactive natural products, a potential Streptomyces sp was isolated from soil. On the basis of biochemical, cultural, physiological and 16S rRNA gene analysis, it was identified as...

    Authors: Sunita Holkar, Deovrat Begde, Nandita Nashikkar, Tukaram Kadam and Avinash Upadhyay

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:93

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  28. To determine the influence of marathon on the serum levels of two markers of cartilage degradation, Coll2-1 and its nitrated form, Coll2-1NO2, and of a marker of neutrophils activation, the myeloperoxidase (MPO).

    Authors: Yves Henrotin, Alain Labasse, Thierry Franck, Alain Bosseloir, Thierry Bury and Michelle Deberg

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:92

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  29. Producing recombinant plant proteins expressed in Escherichia coli produce in high yields and in a soluble and functional form can be difficult. Under overexpression conditions, proteins frequently accumulate as ...

    Authors: Teresa San-Miguel, Pedro Pérez-Bermúdez and Isabel Gavidia

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:89

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  30. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 12 weeks of exercise training on gut hormone levels after a single bout of exercise in middle-aged Japanese women. Twenty healthy middle-aged women w...

    Authors: Shin-ya Ueda, Tadayoshi Miyamoto, Hidehiro Nakahara, Toshiaki Shishido, Tatsuya Usui, Yoshihiro Katsura, Takahiro Yoshikawa and Shigeo Fujimoto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:83

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  31. Asthma is a big public health problem in Morocco. The drug therapy existing in Morocco is currently insufficient because of the low purchasing power and the low health insurance coverage available to the avera...

    Authors: Imane Ghanname, Samir Ahid, Ghizlane Berrada, Abdelmjid Belaiche, Mohamed Hassar and Yahya Cherrah

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:82

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  32. The body proximate compositions were assessed in juvenile Coreius heterodon and C. guichenoti from the upstream of the Yangtze River. The migratory C. guichenoti has a higher lipid content (FAT) than the resident...

    Authors: Yiping Luo, Qingda Huang, Yurong Zhang, Shuting Liu and Wen Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:75

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  33. The level of the heavy metal in green tiger shrimp (Penaeus semisulcatus) and crab (Portunus pelagicus) caught off the Persian Gulf near Bushehr province were investigated. This study was performed to evaluate in...

    Authors: Marzieh Heidarieh, Mohammad Ghannadi Maragheh, Mehrdad Azizi Shamami, Mehdi Behgar, Farhood Ziaei and Zahra Akbari

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:72

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  34. Most Escherichia coli resistant to quinolones are not haemolytic. The objective of this study was to determine the phylogroup, clonal relationship, mechanism of quinolone resistance and virulence factors in 70 ha...

    Authors: Alicia Márquez-López, Belén Ruiz del Castillo, María Eliecer Cano, Cristina Rodríguez-Mirones, Jesús Oteo, David Sáez and Luis Martínez-Martínez

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:71

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  35. We analysed the 16S rRNA gene diversity within the bacterioplankton community in the water column of the ornamental fish Pterophyllum scalare and Archocentrus nigrofasciatus aquaria during a 60-day growth experim...

    Authors: Nikolaos Vlahos, Konstantinos Ar Kormas, Maria G Pachiadaki, Alexandra Meziti, George N Hotos and Eleni Mente

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:66

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  36. The management of osteoarthritis represents a real challenge. This complex and multi-factorial disease evolves over decades and requires not only the alleviation of symptoms, i.e. pain and joint function but a...

    Authors: Yves Henrotin, Fabian Priem and Ali Mobasheri

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:56

    Content type: Review

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