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    • Water relations of the eggs of anolis-auratus and anolis-limifrons 

      Andrews, Robin M.; Sexton, Owen J. (Ecological Society of America, 1981)
      Eggs of Anolis auratus and Anolis limifrons were incubated on soil substrates differing in matric potential of soil water. Eggs of both species hatched after a mean incubation time of 44 d on soils with matric potentials ...
    • We Can Never Do Merely One Thing 

      Cairns, John (EcoRes Forum, 2007)
      Tunnel vision, or just doing one thing, is not suitable with the idea of ecocentricity. For example, the quick _solution of making ethanol from corn for fuel caused more problems than it solved. The lack of awareness of ...
    • Wear it Out, Use it Up, Make it Do, Do Without 

      Cairns, John (Virginia Tech, 2007)
      With the era of cheap, abundant fossil energy ending, the acquisition and production of material goods will be diminished. The availability per capita will depend primarily on two factors. First, it will depend on the ...
    • Wee1 kinase alters cyclin E/Cdk2 and promotes apoptosis during the early embryonic development of Xenopus laevis 

      Wroble, Brian N.; Finkielstein, Carla V.; Sible, Jill C. (2007-10-25)
      Background The cell cycles of the Xenopus laevis embryo undergo extensive remodeling beginning at the midblastula transition (MBT) of early development. Cell divisions 2-12 consist of rapid cleavages without gap phases or ...
    • When an enzyme isn't just an enzyme anymore 

      Winkel, Brenda S. J. (2017-03)
      In this issue (pages 1425-1440) Bross et al. provide evidence of surprising alternative functions for two isoforms of the plastid enzyme arogenate dehydratase. This study points to a previously unsuspected connection between ...
    • Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?: Ethics in an Era of Human_Influenced Rapid Climate Change 

      Cairns, John (Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2010)
      In early 2009, humankind was afflicted with a global financial meltdown that, in the United States, has resulted in loss of employment for persons who had thought their jobs were secure. Many individuals who already retired ...
    • Whole-Ecosystem Experiments Reveal Varying Responses of Phytoplankton Functional Groups to Epilimnetic Mixing in a Eutrophic Reservoir 

      Lofton, Mary E.; McClure, Ryan P.; Chen, Shengyang; Little, John C.; Carey, Cayelan C. (MDPI, 2019-01-29)
      Water column mixing can influence community composition of pelagic phytoplankton in lakes and reservoirs. Previous studies suggest that low mixing favors cyanobacteria, while increased mixing favors green algae and diatoms. ...
    • Why is Humankind Eliminating its Future 

      Cairns, John (Virginia Tech, 2011)
      Scientific evidence on climate change, including global warming, is more abundant than ever, but politicians and citizens are rejecting or attacking scientists for the evidence they have found. Science is reality based on ...
    • Will we cure cancer by sequencing thousands of genomes? 

      Nicholson, Joshua M (2013-12-13)
      The promise to understand cancer and develop efficacious therapies by sequencing thousands of cancers has not occurred. Mutations in specific genes termed oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes are extremely heterogeneous ...
    • Wind-driven spume droplet production and the transport of Pseudomonas syringae from aquatic environments 

      Pietsch, Renee B.; Grothe, Hinrich; Hanlon, Regina; Powers, Craig W.; Jung, Sunghwan; Ross, Shane D.; Schmale, David G. III (PeerJ, 2018-09-26)
      Natural aquatic environments such as oceans, lakes, and rivers are home to a tremendous diversity of microorganisms. Some may cross the air-water interface within droplets and become airborne, with the potential to impact ...
    • Winter Latitudinal Population Age-Structure of a Migratory Seagull (Larus fuscus) Differs between Its Two Major Migratory Flyways 

      Marques, Paulo A. M.; Jorge, Paulo E. (Hindawi, 2013-12-08)
      The migration is energy-demanding and is expected to greatly affect the distribution of individuals over the species range and condition the choice of migratory routes. We investigated the wintering distributions and ...
    • XTALKDB: a database of signaling pathway crosstalk 

      Sam, Sarah A.; Teel, Joelle; Tegge, Allison N.; Bharadwaj, Aditya; Murali, T. M. (2017-01-04)
      Analysis of signaling pathways and their crosstalk is a cornerstone of systems biology. Thousands of papers have been published on these topics. Surprisingly, there is no database that carefully and explicitly documents ...
    • You and Earth's Resources 

      Cairns, John (Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 2004)
      Earth is a finite planet with finite resources, so any decisions humankind makes in the beginning of the twenty-first century will affect the lives of not only the future generation but the current generation as well. The ...