Seven days: 27 February–5 March 2015

Nature - 15 min 39 sec ago

Seven days: 27 February–5 March 2015

Nature 519, 7541 (2015).

The week in science: China’s panda survey concerns experts; Russia finally agrees with US on the International Space Station’s timeline; and science world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

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Nature - 15 min 39 sec ago


Nature 519, 7541 (2015).

The Toolbox story 'Adventures with R' (Nature517, 109–110; 2015) did not make clear what stopped Rabih Murr from practising R — he was preparing a paper for publication.

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VTT: New flavors for lager beer -- successful generation of hybrid yeasts

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has been the first to publish a scientific study on the successful generation of hybrid lager yeasts.
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Breeding success with DNA analysis

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) From healthier cattle to corn that is better adapted to climate change, the Synbreed project has made major breakthroughs in animal and plant breeding. The methods used are based on DNA analysis, which allows scientists to identify characteristics in animals and plants that are particularly advantageous for breeding. In contrast to other common processes, genome-based breeding is a much faster -- and predictable -- route to success.
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Space technology investigates large-scale changes to Africa's climate

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(University of Leicester) University of Leicester researchers map climate and human impacts on Africa's land resources using satellite mapping technology.
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Study finds significant facial variation in pre-Columbian South America

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(North Carolina State University) A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru -- disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous. The finding may lead scholars to revisit any hypotheses about human migration patterns that rested on the idea that there was little skeletal variation in pre-Columbian South America.
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Human brains age less than previously thought

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Older brains may be more similar to younger brains than previously thought. In a new paper published in Human Brain Mapping, BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge and Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit demonstrate that previously reported changes in the ageing brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging may be due to vascular (or blood vessels) changes, rather than changes in neuronal activity itself.
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Hidden hazards found in green products

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(University of Melbourne) A University of Melbourne researcher has found that common consumer products, including those marketed as 'green,' 'all-natural,' 'non-toxic' and 'organic' emit a range of compounds that could harm human health and air quality. But most of these ingredients are not disclosed to the public.
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Energetic immune cells are vital for fighting disease

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A good immune system relies on a key 'energy producing' protein in immune cells to develop immunity to vaccines and disease, an international team of scientists has found.
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Antibodies to brain proteins may trigger psychosis

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(Elsevier) Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop.
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Turning a vole into a mighty rodent

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(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Take a wild, common forest-dwelling mouse-like rodent, known as a vole, and subject it to 13 rounds of selection for increased aerobic exercise metabolism, and what do you get? A mighty 'mouse' with a 48 percent higher peak rate of oxygen consumption and an increased basal metabolic rate, compared to unselected controls. Scientists have used an evolution technique that has gained popularity, dubbed 'evolve and resequence,' to measure the genetic changes that pushed the humble vole to Olympian levels of performance.
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Future Science Group commemorates a 15-year commitment to double-blind peer review

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(Future Science Group) Future Science Group today announced that it will continue to require double-blind peer review for research articles submitted to all 34 professional journals published by both of its imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. FSG has employed the use of double-blind peer review since the launch of the company's first journal, Pharmacogenomics, in 2000.
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Protecting crops from radiation-contaminated soil

Eureka Alert! - 11 hours 41 sec ago
(RIKEN) A group at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan has identified a chemical compound that prevents plants from taking up cesium, thus protecting them -- and us -- from the harmful effects of soil contaminated with radiocesium.
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New book list, February 25, 2015

Ernst Mayr Library Blog - Thu, 2015-02-26 13:19

Amphibians & reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida.
By Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz; featuring the photography of Bill Love & Daniel Parker ; foreword by C. Kenneth Dodd., Jr., Ph. D. Fort Myers, Fla.: Amber Publishing; Sanibel, Fla.: Ralph Curtis Publishing, [2013]. HOLLIS# 014293844
QL653.F6L32 2013

The animal mind: an introduction to the philosophy of animal cognition.
By Kristin Andrews. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2015. HOLLIS# 014281014
QL785.A69 2015

Animalele de apă dulce și răspîndirea lor.
[De] G.D. Vasiliu [și] P. Bănărescu. București: Editura științifica, 1960. HOLLIS# 014288425
QH541.5.F7V37 1960

The anoles of honduras: systematics, distribution, and conservation.
By James R. McCranie and Gunther Köhler. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology, 2015. HOLLIS# 014218390
QL666.L268M33 2015

An atlas of common nearshore marine fish larvae of the Hawaiian Islands.
By John M. Miller, William Watson, and Jeffrey M. Leis. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, 1979. HOLLIS# 014288394
QL636.5.H3M54 1979

Australian high country raptors.
By Jerry Olsen. Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014281022
QL677.78.O57 2014

A biological survey of the Champlain watershed.Supplemental to Nineteenth annual report, 1929.
Albany, J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1930. HOLLIS# 014288495
SH35.N7C4 1929

Catálogo de los moluscos continentales de Colombia.
[By] Edgar L. Linares & Mónica L. Vera.Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, 2012. HOLLIS# 014285266
QL424.C6L56 2012

Catalogue of the Masayo Kato insect collection, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo.Part 1,Hymenoptera.
Hirohiko Nagase, Kazushi Harada, Hayato Ito & Masaya Yago. Tokyo: Tokyo daigaku sogo kenkyu hakubutsukan, 2014. HOLLIS# 014299987
QL468.2.T64 2014a

A colour guide to familiar freshwater fishes.
By Jir̆í C̆ihar̆; illustrated by Jir̆í Maly̆; translated [from the Czech] by Daniela Coxon. London: Octopus Books, 1976. HOLLIS# 014287738
QL633.A1 C44 1976

The dismal state of the Great Lakes: an ecologist’s analysis of why it happened, and how to fix the mess we have made.
By James P. Ludwig. [Bloomington, IN]: Xlibris LLC,2013. HOLLIS# 014284302
QH104.5.G7L82 2013

Dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition.
By Ádám Miklósi (Department of Ethology, Eötvös University, Budapest). Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. HOLLIS# 014293947
QL795.D6 M44 2015

The Effects of power generation on some of the living marine resources of the Cape Cod Canal and approaches.
By W. Stephen Collings [and others].[Place of publication not identified] : Massachusetts Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Recreational Vehicles, Division of Marine Fisheries, 1981.HOLLIS# 014288484
TD195.E4E55 1981

Elephant – the lady boss: ecology and management.
Dr. C.H. Basappanavar. Revised edition. Bengaluru, India: Vanasuma Prakashana, 2012. HOLLIS# 014129538
QL737.P98 B373 2012

Estudo das populações portuguesas do gén. Barbus cuvier, 1817 (Pisces, Cyprinidae).
[By] Carlos A. S. Almaça. Lisboa: [publisher not identified], 1967. HOLLIS# 014287655
QL638.C94A55 1967

The fishes of Oklahoma.
By Rudolph J. Miller and Henry W. Robison. Stillwater, Okla., Oklahoma State University Press, 1973. HOLLIS# 014287736
QL628.O5M646 1973

Fishes of the Delaware estuaries: a guide to the early life histories.
By Johnson C.S. Wang & Ronnie J. Kernehan. Towson, Md.: E A Communications, ©1979. HOLLIS# 014288388
QL628.D3W35 1979

Minami Shinakai no gyorui = Fishes of the South China Sea.Fishes of the South China Sea
Tōkyō: Kaiyō Suisan Shigen Kaihatsu Sentā, 1982. HOLLIS# 014288491
QL623.56.M56 1982

Fishes of the world.
Illustrated by Will Nickless and George Thompson. Maps by John Smith. New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1971]. HOLLIS# 014287739
QL617.C63 1971

Flora illustrata: great works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden.
Edited by Susan M. Fraser and Vanessa Bezemer Sellers; foreword by Gregory Long.Bronx, New York: New York Botanical Garden; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014. HOLLIS# 014155396
QK98.3.N48 2014

Fundamentals of systems biology: from synthetic circuits to whole-cell models.
By Markus W. Covert. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015] HOLLIS# 014293949
QH313.C83 2015

Guide to northeast Pacific rockfishes: genera Sebastes and Sebastolobus.
By Donald E. Kramer and Victoria M. O’Connell.Rev. Aug. 1988.Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska, [1988]. HOLLIS# 014287621
QL638.S42K71 1988

Important bird areas of Maharashtra: priority sites for conservation.
[Edited by] Asad R. Rahmani … [et al.] ; maps prepared by Mohit Kalra; layout and design by V. Gopi Naidu. Mumbai, India: BNHS, India ; Oxford; New York: Oxford, c2013. HOLLIS# 014293951
QL676.57.I4I47 2013

Indian snakes: a field guide.
By Neelimkumar Khaire. 1st ed. Pune: Jyotsna Prakashan, 2014. HOLLIS# 014132919
QL666.O6 K43 2014

Invasive species in a globalized world : ecological, social, and legal perspectives on policy.
Edited by Reuben P. Keller, Marc W. Cadotte, and Glenn Sandiford. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2015. HOLLIS# 014281047
QH353.I593 2015

A life for reptiles and amphibians. Volume 1: A collection of 55 interviews on “How to become a herpetologist.”
By Fabrizio Li Vigni. Frankfurt am Main: Edition Chimaira, 2013- . HOLLIS# 014288500
QL641.L5 2013 v. 1

The map turtle and sawback atlas: ecology, evolution, distribution, and conservation.
By Peter V. Lindeman; foreword by Anders G.J. Rhodin. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013]. HOLLIS# 014293974

Marine biodiversity, climatic variability and global change.
By Grégory Beaugrand. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2015. HOLLIS# 014281052
QH91.8.B6B427 2015

Marine faunal diversity in India: taxonomy, ecology and conservation.
Edited by Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman. London; San Diego, CA: Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014281059
QH183.M37 2014

Marine food and game fishes of California,
By John E. Fitch and Robert J. Lavenberg. Illus. by Evie Templeton. Photos. by Daniel W. Gotshall and Charles H. Turner. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1971.HOLLIS# 014287737
QL628.C2F47 1971

Naše ryby.
Josef Mihálik, František Reiser.Vyd. 3.V Praze: Státní zemědělské nakl., 1988. HOLLIS# 014288420
QL633.C95M54 1988

Nos ref di Koral=ons koraalrif = our coral reef.
By Dr. Bart A. de Boer. 2nd rev. ed. [Willemstad?]: Stichting Dierenbescherming Curaçao, 2010. HOLLIS# 014291860
QH92.4.D4 2010

Peces continentales neotropicales.
By Agustín Fernández-Yépez, [Caracas]: [publisher not identified], [19--?]. HOLLIS# 014287630
QL632.A1F36 v. 2

A primer in biological data analysis and visualization using R.
By Gregg Hartvigsen. New York: Columbia University Press, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014293981

Reptiles in research: investigations of ecology, physiology, and behavior from desert to sea.
Editor, William I. Lutterschmidt. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013. HOLLIS# 014293985

Ryby Okhotskogo mori͡a [Fishes of the Sea of Okhotsk].
[By] P. I͡U. Shmidt. Moskva: Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1950.HOLLIS# 014288498
QL623.S34 1950

Scientific results of the yacht Ara expeditions during the years 1926 to 1930, and yacht Alva world cruise, July 1931 to March 1932, and yacht Alva Mediterranean cruise, 1933, William K. Vanderbilt commanding. Fishes.
By N.A. Borodin. [Huntington, N.Y.]: Vanderbilt Oceanographic Museum, 1928-1934. HOLLIS# 014287670
QL618.15.B67 1928

Sea otters of Haida Gwaii: icons in human-ocean relations.
By N.A. Sloan & Dick Lyle. Queen Charlotte, BC: Archipelago Management Board; Skidgate, BC: Haida Gwaii Museum, c2012. HOLLIS# 014113082
HD9778.5.S4153 B8 2012

Studies on the sinistral flounders found in the waters around Japan: taxonomy, anatomy and phylogeny.
By Kunio Amaoka. Reprinted from the Journal of the Shomonoseki University of Fisheries, vol. 18, no. 2, November, 1969.HOLLIS# 014287678
QL638.P7 A48 1969

Theodore Thomson Flynn: not just Errol’s father.
By Tony & Vicki Harrison. Hobart, Tasmania: Anthony & Vicki Harrison, 2013. HOLLIS# 014284309
QH31.F59 H37 2013

Tropical aquariums, plants, and fishes.
[New and rev. ed.]. London, New York, Warne, [1954, ©1937]. HOLLIS# 014287740
SF457.W45 1954

Urban wildlife conservation: theory and practice.
By Robert A. McCleery, Christopher E. Moorman, M. Nils Peterson, editors. New York: Springer, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014281135
QH541.5.C6 U745 2014

Wild animal skins in Victorian Britain: zoos, collections, portraits, and maps.
By Ann C. Colley, State University College of New York at Buffalo, USA. Farnham, Surrey, England; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, [2014]. HOLLIS# 014293989
QL67.C65 2014

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