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indicator species

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 73 words.

A plant or animal species that is very sensitive to a particular environmental factor, so that its presence (or absence) in an area can provide information about the levels of that factor....

indicator species

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 73 words.

A plant or animal species that is very sensitive to a particular environmental factor, so that its presence (or absence) in an area can provide information about the levels of that factor....

Categories of Petal Senescence and Abscission: A Re-evaluation

W. G. van Doorn.

in Annals of Botany

April 2001; p ublished online April 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

In a previous paper (Woltering and van Doorn, 1988, Journal of Experimental Botany 39: 1605–1616) we identified three types of flower life cessation: by petal wilting or...

Restriction fragment length polymorphism species-specific patterns in the identification of white truffles

Luana Bertini, Lucia Potenza, Alessandra Zambonelli, Antonella Amicucci and Vilberto Stocchi.

in FEMS Microbiology Letters

July 1998; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. 1935 words.

Abstract

A molecular method for the identification of ectomycorrhizae belonging to five species of white truffle is described. The polymerase chain reaction...

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Colour Vision in Diurnal and Nocturnal Hawkmoths1

Almut Kelber, Anna Balkenius and Eric J. Warrant.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 5425 words.

Diurnal and nocturnal hawkmoths (Sphingidae, Lepidoptera) have three spectral types of receptor sensitive to ultraviolet, blue and green light. As avid flower visitors and pollinators, they...

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Taxonomic affinity, habitat and seed mass strongly predict seed desiccation response: a boosted regression trees analysis based on 17 539 species

Sarah V Wyse and John B Dickie.

in Annals of Botany

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9524 words.

Abstract

Background and Aims

Seed desiccation response plays an important role in plant regeneration ecology, and...

Determining and mapping species sensitivity to trawling impacts: the BEnthos Sensitivity Index to Trawling Operations (BESITO)

Jose M González-Irusta, Ana De la Torriente, Antonio Punzón, Marian Blanco and Alberto Serrano.

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

October 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Marine and Estuarine Biology. 9420 words.

Abstract

Applying an ecosystem approach requires a deep and holistic understanding of interactions between human activities and ecosystems. Bottom trawling is...

Marine Ecosystems Health

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 5846 words.

Major disturbances affecting ecosystem health in Oceania and in the twenty-four large marine ecosystems (LMEs) in the Americas include shifting food-chain associations, loss of...

chemiluminescence

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

Light produced as a chemical reaction proceeds, e.g. the production of light by firefly luciferase when it hydrolyses ATP (used as a sensitive assay system). Another assay involving...

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mimosa

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae)

A genus mainly of herbs and shrubs, in which the stipules are sometimes thorn-like. The leaves are multipinnate. M. pudica (the sensitive...

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fuchsia

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Onagraceae)

A genus of shrubs or small trees that have showy, drooping flowers, each with 4, usually spreading, red sepals and 4, usually erect, petals. They are much...

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chemiluminescence

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 59 words.

Light produced as a chemical reaction proceeds, e.g. the production of light by firefly *luciferase when it hydrolyses ATP (used as a sensitive assay system). Another assay involving...

Englebert, Serge

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Prints and Printmaking; Contemporary Art; 20th-Century Art. 50 words.

Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Fraipont.

Draughtsman, engraver. Animals, birds, insects, fish.

Englebert attended the Académie Royale in Liège,...

Confronting the Dogma: a Reply

Michael J. O'Farrell, Chris Corben, William L. Gannon and Bruce W. Miller.

in Journal of Mammalogy

February 1999; p ublished online February 1999 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

Barclay (1999) criticized the qualitative approach for acoustic identification of species of bats (O'Farrell et al., 1999) on the basis of intraspecific variation due to geography, habitat,...

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The Use of High Performance Liquid Chromatography to Speciate and Characterize the Epidemiology of Mycobacteria

Joseph Jeong, Sung-Ryul Kim, Seon Ho Lee, Ji-Hun Lim, Jung In Choi, Jae Sun Park, Chulhun L. Chang, Jun Yong Choi, Douglas D. Richman and Davey M. Smith.

in Laboratory Medicine

October 2011; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology; Microbiology. 3889 words.

Objective:

We evaluated high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for species identification of mycobacteria from various clinical specimens in an urban...

Reassessment of models used to test xenobiotics for oestrogenic potency is overdue: Opinion

Jimmy L. Spearow and Marylynn Barkley.

in Human Reproduction

May 2001; p ublished online May 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Reproductive Medicine. 1803 words.

Product safety bioassays need to include data from animals with susceptible genotypes or the potential for environmental compounds to disrupt reproductive development in hormonally sensitive...

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Electrophysiological Responses of Gustatory Receptor Neurons on the Labella of the Common Malaria Mosquito, Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Jackson T. Sparks and Joseph C. Dickens.

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3998 words.

We recorded electrical responses from sensory cells associated with gustatory sensilla on the labella of female Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say to salt, sucrose, quinine (a feeding...

Braconid Wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Diversity in Forest Plots Under Different Silvicultural Methods

in Environmental Entomology

December 1999; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4914 words.

Braconid wasps were used as an indicator group to test the hypothesis that the degree of disturbance in silvicultural treatments will change the total abundance and composition of species....

Effect of Ethylene on Flower Abscission: a Survey

WOUTER G. VAN DOORN.

in Annals of Botany

June 2002; p ublished online June 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3089 words.

The effect of ethylene on flower abscission was investigated in monocotyledons and eudicotyledons, in about 300 species from 50 families. In all species studied except Cymbidium, flower...

The challenges of urban living

Danielle F. Shanahan, Michael W. Strohbach, Paige S. Warren and Richard A. Fuller.

in Avian Urban Ecology

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11541 words.

This chapter first discusses the challenges posed by the urban environment for bird populations. These include habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, alteration of resource flows, pollution,...

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