Domestic Carnivore Interactions With Wildlife in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile: Husbandry and Perceptions of Impact From a Community Perspective (open access)

Domestic Carnivore Interactions With Wildlife in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile: Husbandry and Perceptions of Impact From a Community Perspective

This article contains results of surveys to pet owners and non-owners living in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in order to understand husbandry and perceptions of impacts by unconfined, domestic carnivores.
Date: June 2, 2017
Creator: Schüttler, Elke; Saavedra-Aracena, Lorena & Jiménez, Jaime E.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Eight Genome Sequences of Cluster BE1 Phages That Infect Streptomyces Species (open access)

Eight Genome Sequences of Cluster BE1 Phages That Infect Streptomyces Species

This article reports eight newly isolated Streptomyces bacteriophages recovered using either direct plating or enrichment on three Streptomyces hosts.
Date: January 11, 2018
Creator: Hughes, Lee E.; Shaffer, Christopher D.; Ware, Vassie C.; Aguayo, Issac; Aziz, Rahat M.; Bhuiyan, Swapan et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Draft Genome Sequence of the Cyanotroph Pseudomonas monteilii BCN3 (open access)

Draft Genome Sequence of the Cyanotroph Pseudomonas monteilii BCN3

This article reports the first draft genome of Pseudomonas monteilii BCN3, a cyanotroph isolated from sewage sludge.
Date: January 3, 2019
Creator: Jones, Lauren B. & Kunz, Daniel A.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Multifeature analyses of vascular cambial cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo biloba trees (open access)

Multifeature analyses of vascular cambial cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo biloba trees

This article investigates age-related changes in Ginkgo biloba trees to learn more about the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying their longevity. The results revealed that long-lived trees have evolved compensatory mechanisms to maintain a balance between growth and aging processes.
Date: January 13, 2020
Creator: Wang, Li; Cui, Jiawen; Jin, Biao; Zhao, Jiangou; Xu, Huimin; Lu, Zhaogeng et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Quantification of ¹³C-Labeling in Sugars (open access)

Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Quantification of ¹³C-Labeling in Sugars

This article describes a new methodology for monitoring sucrose labeling using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). To date, the most commonly used method to monitor sucrose labeling is by nuclear magnetic resonance, which requires substantial amounts of biological sample.
Date: January 10, 2020
Creator: Cocuron, Jean-Christophe; Ross, Zacchary & Alonso, Ana P.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Metabolomics as an Emerging Tool for the Study of Plant–Pathogen Interactions (open access)

Metabolomics as an Emerging Tool for the Study of Plant–Pathogen Interactions

Paper discusses metabolomics studies that link changes in primary or specialized metabolism to the defense responses of plants against bacterial, fungal, nematode, and viral pathogens.
Date: January 29, 2020
Creator: Castro-Moretti, Fernanda R.; Gentzel, Irene N.; Mackey, David & Alonso, Ana Paula
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Phenotypic Switching Resulting From Developmental Plasticity: Fixed or Reversible? (open access)

Phenotypic Switching Resulting From Developmental Plasticity: Fixed or Reversible?

Article explores the question of whether animals with switched phenotypes during early development are unable to return to a normal range of adult phenotypes, or whether they do not experience the specific environmental conditions necessary for them to switch back to the normal range of adult phenotypes.
Date: January 21, 2020
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
ARABIDOPSIS DEHISCENCE ZONE POLYGALACTURONASE 1 (ADPG1) releases latent defense signals in stems with reduced lignin content (open access)

ARABIDOPSIS DEHISCENCE ZONE POLYGALACTURONASE 1 (ADPG1) releases latent defense signals in stems with reduced lignin content

Article highlights the importance of pectin in cell wall integrity and the value of lignin modification as a tool to interrogate the informational content of plant cell walls.
Date: January 23, 2020
Creator: Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; Liu, Chang; Pose-Albacete, Sara; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Peralta, Angelo Gabriel; Young, Jenna et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Small Compound Targeting Prohibitin with Potential Interest for Cognitive Deficit Rescue in Aging mice and Tau Pathology Treatment (open access)

A Small Compound Targeting Prohibitin with Potential Interest for Cognitive Deficit Rescue in Aging mice and Tau Pathology Treatment

Article describes study analyzing the effects of a new purine derivative drug, PDD005, in attenuating mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, using both in vivo and in vitro models.
Date: January 24, 2020
Creator: Guyot, Anne-Cécile; Leuxe, Charlotte; Disdier, Clémence; Oumata, Nassima; Costa, Narciso; Le Roux, Gwenaëlle et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Coprologic survey of endoparasites from Darwin’s fox (Pseudalopex fulvipes) in Chiloé, Chile (open access)

Coprologic survey of endoparasites from Darwin’s fox (Pseudalopex fulvipes) in Chiloé, Chile

Article on parasite presence in the critically endangered Darwin's fox (Pseudalopex fulvipes) in Chile. Parasites found include species and genera reported for the first time in Darwin's fox.
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Jiménez, Jaime E.; Briceño, C.; Alcaíno, H.; Vásquez, P.; Funk, S. & González-Acuña, D.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
A novel benzimidazole derivative, MBIC inhibits tumor growth and promotes apoptosis via activation of ROS-dependent JNK signaling pathway in hepatocellular carcinoma (open access)

A novel benzimidazole derivative, MBIC inhibits tumor growth and promotes apoptosis via activation of ROS-dependent JNK signaling pathway in hepatocellular carcinoma

This study further explores a prior screening program carried out using MTT assay that identified a series of novel benzimidazole derivatives, among which Methyl 2-(5-fluoro-2-hydroxyphenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylate (MBIC) showed highest anticancer efficacy compared to that of chemotherapeutic agent, cisplatin. In this article, the authors find that MBIC inhibited cell viability in different hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines without exerting significant cytotoxic effects on normal liver cells. The results of this study demonstrate that MBIC may inhibit cell proliferation via ROS-mediated activation of the JNK signaling cascade in HCC cells.
Date: January 12, 2017
Creator: Dai, Xiaoyun; Wang, Ling Zhi; Deivasigamni, Amudha; Looi, Chung Yeng; Karthikeyan, Chandrabose; Trivedi, Piyush et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
NSFDEB-NERC: Collaborative Research: Wildlife corridors: do they work and who benefits? (open access)

NSFDEB-NERC: Collaborative Research: Wildlife corridors: do they work and who benefits?

Data management plan for the grant, "NSFDEB-NERC: Collaborative Research: Wildlife corridors: do they work and who benefits?" Research on the impact of wildlife corridors using genetics as the measure of effectiveness. The study will use 20 independent landscapes to quantify how corridor traits affect gene flow, and will use non-flying mammals as focal species because they are strongly affected by fragmentation. The research team hypothesizes (1) a strong non-linear decline in success (gene flow) with corridor length, reflecting the skewed distribution of dispersal distances within species; (2) success will drop steeply as corridor width falls below a threshold, with the threshold determined by species traits; and (3) species that are bigger, are habitat specialists, or have greater dispersal abilities (relative to brain size or reproductive rate) will benefit more from corridors. Testing these hypotheses will allow generalization to a wide range of mammal species not included in this project. It will use highly flexible Random Forest models to answer the overarching question: What landscape traits (e.g., corridor width, degree of human disturbance) and species traits (mobility, affinity to particular land cover types) are associated with effective corridors?
Date: 2021-01-15/2023-12-31
Creator: Gregory, Andrew
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Generating pathogen- / pest-resistant non-GMO cotton through targeted genome editing of oxylipin signaling pathways (open access)

Generating pathogen- / pest-resistant non-GMO cotton through targeted genome editing of oxylipin signaling pathways

Data management plan for the research grant "Generating pathogen- / pest-resistant non-GMO cotton through targeted genome editing of oxylipin signaling pathways."
Date: 2021-01-15/2024-01-14
Creator: Ayre, Brian G.; McGarry, Roisin C. & Shah, Jyoti
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Upper lethal temperatures of Northern Bobwhite embryos and the thermal properties of their eggs (open access)

Upper lethal temperatures of Northern Bobwhite embryos and the thermal properties of their eggs

This article explores the upper lethal temperature for Bobwhite eggs. Results find that thermal tolerances of Northern Bobwhite embryos are high, indicating an adaptation to the naturally occurring temperature extremes in the Bobwhite's environment. However, the results also indicate that high temperatures could have plausibly contributed to the population decline observed in the Bobwhite's semi-arid range.
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Reyna, Kelly S. & Burggren, Warren W.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
A rapid thioacidolysis method for biomass lignin composition and tricin analysis (open access)

A rapid thioacidolysis method for biomass lignin composition and tricin analysis

This article developed a modified, rapid higher throughput thioacidolysis method to analyze both lignin monomeric composition and tricin content in the lignin polymer. The results demonstrate that the modified method can be used for rapid, high-throughput, and reliable lignin composition and tricin content analyses for screening transgenic plants for cell wall modifications or in large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS).
Date: January 11, 2021
Creator: Chen, Fang; Zhuo, Chunliu; Xiao, Xirong; Pendergast, Thomas H. & Devos, Katrien M.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Exposure to diesel exhaust particles results in altered lung microbial profiles, associated with increased reactive oxygen species/reactive nitrogen species and inflammation, in C57Bl/6 wildtype mice on a high-fat diet (open access)

Exposure to diesel exhaust particles results in altered lung microbial profiles, associated with increased reactive oxygen species/reactive nitrogen species and inflammation, in C57Bl/6 wildtype mice on a high-fat diet

Article investigating if the exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEP) can alter commensal lung microbiota, thereby promoting alterations in the lung’s immune and inflammatory responses. This article also explores if diet contributes to the alteration of the commensal lung microbiome.
Date: January 8, 2021
Creator: Daniel, Sarah; Phillippi, Danielle; Schneider, Leah J.; Nguyen, Kayla N.; Mirpuri, Julie & Lund, Amie K.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The impact of multifactorial stress combination on plant growth and survival (open access)

The impact of multifactorial stress combination on plant growth and survival

Article studying seedlings of wild-type and different mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana plants subjected to a multifactorial stress combination of six different stresses, each applied at a low level, and their survival, physiological and molecular responses. Findings reveal that further polluting our environment could result in higher complexities of multifactorial stress combinations that in turn could drive a critical decline in plant growth and survival.
Date: January 26, 2021
Creator: Zandalinas, Sandra I.; Sengupta, Soham; Fritschi, Felix B.; Azad, Rajeev K.; Nechushtai, Rachel & Mittler, Ron
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Application of Genome Editing in Tomato Breeding: Mechanisms, Advances, and Prospects (open access)

Application of Genome Editing in Tomato Breeding: Mechanisms, Advances, and Prospects

This article is a review presenting examples of gene editing responsible for conferring both biotic and abiotic stresses in tomato simultaneously. The literature on using this powerful technology to improve fruit quality, yield, and nutritional aspects in tomato is highlighted.
Date: January 12, 2021
Creator: Salava, Hymavathi; Thula, Sravankumar; Mohan, Vijee; Kumar, Rahul & Maghuly, Fatemeh
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Editorial Feature: Meet the PCP Editor—Ana Paula Alonso (open access)

Editorial Feature: Meet the PCP Editor—Ana Paula Alonso

This article is an editorial feature highlighting editor of Plant & Cell Physiology Dr. Ana Paula Alonso. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and serves as the Director of the BioAnalytical Facility at the University of North Texas.
Date: January 13, 2021
Creator: Alonso, Ana Paula
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Microkinetic coagulation assays for human and zebrafish plasma (open access)

Microkinetic coagulation assays for human and zebrafish plasma

This article creates a microkinetic assay for human and zebrafish plasmas using 1 μl plasma under conditions similar to prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTTs). The established microkinetic assay could measure blood coagulation activity in models like zebrafish and human blood samples obtained from a finger prick in adults or heel prick in infants.
Date: January 2021
Creator: Iyer, Neha & Jagadeeswaran, Pudur
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Phosphorus deprivation affects composition and spatial distribution of membrane lipids in legume nodules (open access)

Phosphorus deprivation affects composition and spatial distribution of membrane lipids in legume nodules

Article assessing membrane lipids in M. truncatula tissues using electrospray ionization–mass spectrometry. The results suggest that specific PC species may be differentially important in diverse nodule zones and cell types, and that membrane lipid remodeling during P stress is not uniform across the nodule.
Date: January 13, 2021
Creator: Dokwal, Dhiraj; Romsdahl, Trevor B.; Kunz, Daniel A.; Alonso, Ana Paula & Dickstein, Rebecca
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Records of Parochlus steinenii in the Maritime Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions (open access)

Records of Parochlus steinenii in the Maritime Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions

This article provides the summary of the reports of the geographical distribution in the Maritime Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions of Parochlus steinenii (Gercke, 1889) (Diptera, Chironomidae), the only flying insect occurring naturally in the Antarctic continent. This database was developed as one of the main objectives of two Chilean-funded research projects addressing understanding the effects of climate change on sub-Antarctic and Antarctic insects.
Date: January 18, 2021
Creator: Gañán, Melisa; Contador, Tamara; Rendoll, Javier; Simoes, Felipe; Pérez, Carolina; Graham, Gillian et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Production of tocotrienols in seeds of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) enhances oxidative stability and offers nutraceutical potential (open access)

Production of tocotrienols in seeds of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) enhances oxidative stability and offers nutraceutical potential

This article generates transgenic cotton lines expressing the barley (Hordeum vulgare) homogentisate geranylgeranyl transferase coding sequence under the control of the Brassica napus seed-specific promoter, napin. Findings may provide new opportunities for cottonseed co-products with enhanced vitamin E profile for improved shelf life and nutrition.
Date: January 25, 2021
Creator: Salimath, Shanmukh S.; Romsdahl, Trevor B.; Konda, Anji Reddy; Zhang, Wei; Cahoon, Edgar B.; Dowd, Michael K. et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Compartmentation of Triacylglycerol Accumulation in Plants (open access)

Compartmentation of Triacylglycerol Accumulation in Plants

Article studying an underappreciated complexity in pathways for synthesis and accumulation of Triacylglycerols from plants, familiar to most people as vegetable oils.
Date: January 20, 2012
Creator: Chapman, Kent Dean & Ohlrogge, John B.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library