Biomedical and Life Sciences

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  1. Research

    Efficient regeneration system from rye leaf base segments

    Rye is second only to wheat among grains most widely used in the making of bread and is also a very important gene resource for breeding and improvement of wheat and other cereal crops owing to tolerance to ab...

    Kamil Haliloglu and Murat Aydin

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:2005

    Published on: 24 November 2016

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    Assessment of the quality of groundwater for drinking purposes in the Upper West and Northern regions of Ghana

    Underground water is an important natural resource serving as a reliable source of drinking water for many people worldwide, especially in developing countries. Underground water quality needs to be given a pr...

    Sixtus Bieranye Bayaa Martin Saana, Samuel Asiedu Fosu, Godfred Etsey Sebiawu, Napoleon Jackson and Thomas Karikari

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:2001

    Published on: 22 November 2016

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    Effect of acute salinity stress on ion homeostasis, Na+/K+-ATPase and histological structure in sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus

    Sea cucumbers (Apostichopus japonicus) are an imperiled fauna exposed to a variety of environmental condition such as salinity and studies are urgently needed to assess their effects to guide aquaculture efforts....

    Chenfan Geng, Yi Tian, Yanpeng Shang, Liqiang Wang, Yanan Jiang and Yaqing Chang

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1977

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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    A quantitative report on the impact of chloride on the kinetic coefficients of auxin-induced growth: a numerical contribution to the “acid growth hypothesis”

    This work presents the application of several our own novel methods of analysing the kinetics of plant growth, which create, among others, a common platform for the comparison of experimental results. A relati...

    Mariusz Pietruszka and Aleksandra Haduch-Sendecka

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1978

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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    Genomic studies of envelope gene sequences from mosquito and human samples from Bangkok, Thailand

    Dengue virus (DENV) is an RNA virus showing a high degree of genetic variation as a consequence of its proofreading inability. This variation plays an important role in virus evolution and pathogenesis. Althou...

    Pannamthip Pitaksajjakul, Surachet Benjathummarak, Hyun Ngoc Son, Supatra Thongrungkiat and Pongrama Ramasoota

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1960

    Published on: 11 November 2016

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    Purification and antigenic detection of O-specific polysaccharides of Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A isolate from Pakistan: an emerging threat

    Paratyphoid fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A is becoming a serious health problem in Asian countries particularly Pakistan, China and India and situation is aggravated by current unavailabi...

    Zainab Rahmat, Aamir Ali, Yasra Sarwar, Muhammad Salman and Abdul Haque

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1954

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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    Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of dengue virus type 1 in Guangdong in 2014

    Dengue is one of the most important emerging diseases of humans, with no preventive vaccines or antiviral cures available currently. In 2014, the Southeast Asian region experienced an unprecedented outbreak of...

    Pei Wang, Huiling Wang, Jianhai Yu, Qian Xie, Zhiwei Yao, Zhiran Qin, Weizhi Lu, Jia Li, Minyi Zhang, Guangjin Cao, Zhicheng Zhong, Tianwen He, Danjuan Ma, Bao Zhang and Wei Zhao

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1942

    Published on: 9 November 2016

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    Effect of diets with different energy concentrations on growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat chemical composition of broiler chickens in dry tropics

    Diets with increasing levels of energy were fed for 42 days to 200, 1-day old male broiler chickens to evaluate growth performance, carcass characteristics and chemical composition of meat. The study was perf...

    F. Infante-Rodríguez, J. Salinas-Chavira, M. F. Montaño-Gómez, O. M. Manríquez-Nuñez, V. M. González-Vizcarra, O. F. Guevara-Florentino and J. A. Ramírez De León

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1937

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  9. Research

    Assessment of genetic variability for grain nutrients from diverse regions: potential for wheat improvement

    A total of 150 bread wheat genotypes representing 121 Indian and 29 Turkish origin were screened for nutrient concentrations and grain protein content. Elemental and grain protein composition were studied by ...

    Anamika Pandey, Mohd Kamran Khan, Erdogan E. Hakki, George Thomas, Mehmet Hamurcu, Sait Gezgin, Ozge Gizlenci and Mahinur S. Akkaya

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1912

    Published on: 3 November 2016

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    The evaluation of the three edible tissues of dead adult Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) freshness in harvest season, based on the analysis of TVBN and biogenic amine

    This study was carried out to evaluate the quality of the three edible tissues (muscles, hepatopancreas and gonads) of the male and female Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in natural harvest season, base...

    Xiaozhen Yang, Jinbiao Zhang and Yongxu Cheng

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1906

    Published on: 3 November 2016

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    Features of omental adipose tissue in endometrial cancer patients with ‘standard’ or ‘metabolically healthy’ obesity: associations with tumor process characteristics

    Adipose tissue products may contribute to endometrial cancer (EC) initiation and further growth that encourages the analysis of this issue in patients with different obesity phenotypes.

    Lev M. Berstein, Aglaya G. Iyevleva, Marina S. Mukhina, Dmitry A. Vasilyev and Tatyana E. Poroshina

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1900

    Published on: 31 October 2016

  12. Research

    Thalassemia Major: how do we improve quality of life?

    Thalassemia Major is a preventable genetic disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin synthesis and lifelong blood transfusions. The children suffering from Thalassemia Major have poor quality of life. This...

    Nonita Dhirar, Jyoti Khandekar, Damodar Bachani and Deonath Mahto

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1895

    Published on: 28 October 2016

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