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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Cold-Tolerant Crop Species Have Greater Temperature Homeostasis of Leaf Respiration and Photosynthesis Than Cold-Sensitive Species

Wataru Yamori, Ko Noguchi, Kouki Hikosaka and Ichiro Terashima.

in Plant and Cell Physiology

February 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7396 words.

Some plant species show constant rates of respiration and photosynthesis measured at their respective growth temperatures (temperature homeostasis), whereas others do not. However, it is...

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Early Zn2+-induced effects on membrane potential account for primary heavy metal susceptibility in tolerant and sensitive Arabidopsis species

Lucia Kenderešová, Andrea Staňová, Ján Pavlovkin, Eva Ďurišová, Miriam Nadubinská, Milada Čiamporová and Miroslav Ovečka.

in Annals of Botany

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9550 words.

Background and Aims

Uptake of heavy metals by plant root cells depends on electro-physiological parameters of the plasma membrane. In this study, responses...

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Comparative Transcriptomic Profiling of a Salt-Tolerant Wild Tomato Species and a Salt-Sensitive Tomato Cultivar

Wei Sun, Xinna Xu, Huishan Zhu, Aihua Liu, Lei Liu, Junming Li and Xuejun Hua.

in Plant and Cell Physiology

June 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 6280 words.

Wild halophytic tomato has long been considered as an ideal gene donor for improving salt tolerance in tomato cultivars. Extensive research has been focused on physiological and...

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Ozone air pollution effects on tree-ring growth, δ13C, visible foliar injury and leaf gas exchange in three ozone-sensitive woody plant species

Kristopher Novak, Paolo Cherubini, Matthias Saurer, Jürg Fuhrer, John M. Skelly, Norbert Kräuchi and Marcus Schaub.

in Tree Physiology

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

We assessed the effects of ambient tropospheric ozone on annual tree-ring growth, δ13C in the rings, leaf gas exchange and visible injury in three ozone-sensitive woody plant species in...

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Sensitive skates or resilient rays? Spatial and temporal shifts in ray species composition in the central and north-western North Sea between 1930 and the present day

P. A. Walker and J. R. G. Hislop.

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Marine and Estuarine Biology. 0 words.

Historic and current survey data are compared to describe the changes occurring in abundance, species richness and length–frequency of the rajid community in the central and north-western...

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Cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay in WIL2-NS cells: a sensitive system to detect chromosomal damage induced by reactive oxygen species and activated human neutrophils

Keizo Umegaki and Michael Fenech.

in Mutagenesis

May 2000; p ublished online May 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics; Genetics and Genomics. 7643 words.

We have developed a method that can detect the DNA-damaging and cytotoxic effects of physiological levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activated human neutrophils. This was achieved...

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Antioxidant responses of hyper-accumulator and sensitive fern species to arsenic

Mrittunjai Srivastava, Lena Q. Ma, Nandita Singh and Shraddha Singh.

in Journal of Experimental Botany

May 2005; p ublished online March 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5544 words.

Plant species capable of hyper-accumulating heavy metals are of considerable interest for phytoremediation, and differ in their ability to accumulate metals from the environment. This work...

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Leaf gas exchange and growth of flood-tolerant and flood-sensitive tree species under low soil redox conditions

S. R. Pezeshki, J. H. Pardue and R. D. DeLaune.

in Tree Physiology

April 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

Seedlings of Taxodium distichum L., Quercus lyrata Walt. and Q. falcata var. pagodaefolia Ell. were grown for 22 days in a rhizotron system providing two soil redox potential regimes, +170...

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Hepatic Vitamin A Depletion Is a Sensitive Marker of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) Exposure in Four Rodent Species

Nicholas Fletcher, Annika Hanberg and Helen Håkansson.

in Toxicological Sciences

July 2001; p ublished online July 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Toxicology; Toxicology (Non-medical). 8379 words.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-treated animals show altered retinoid homeostasis and exhibit signs of toxicity similar to those of vitamin A–deficient animals. In this study we...

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A Rapid and Sensitive Method for Determination of Relative Specificity of RuBisCO from Various Species by Anion-Exchange Chromatography

Koichi Uemura, Yoshihiro Suzuki, Toshiharu Shikanai, Akira Wadano, Richard G. Jensen, Wendy Chmara and Akiho Yokota.

in Plant and Cell Physiology

April 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

A rapid and sensitive method to determine the relative specificity (τ) of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) using anion-exchange chromatography is described. We...

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indicator species

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

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)

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bacteriocins

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 45 words.

proteins synthesized by various bacterial species that are toxic when absorbed by bacteria belonging to sensitive strains. Resistance to and

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bacteriocins

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 45 words.

proteins synthesized by various bacterial species that are toxic when absorbed by bacteria belonging to sensitive strains. Resistance to and

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Aeschynomene

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 31 words.

(family Fabaceae, subfamily Papilionatae)

A genus of 150 species of tropical and subtropical shrubs with sensitive leaves. The

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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....

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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....

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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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Aeschynomene

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 32 words.

A genus of 150 species of tropical and subtropical shrubs with sensitive leaves. The wood of A. indica (shola) was traditionally used to make pith helmets....

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killer strain

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 30 words.

any strain of cells that is able to kill sensitive cells of the same species, e.g. some strains of yeast

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Evaluation of a Bayesian Coalescent Method of Species Delimitation

Chi Zhang, De-Xing Zhang, Tianqi Zhu and Ziheng Yang.

in Systematic Biology

December 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 10989 words.

A Bayesian coalescent-based method has recently been proposed to delimit species using multilocus genetic sequence data. Posterior probabilities of different species delimitation models are...

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