Aust J Zool 1973 Aug;21(3):321-9
Conserv Physiol 2021 3;9(1):coab049. Epub 2021 Jul 3.
Wildlife Biology Program, W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA.
Physiological biomarkers are commonly used to assess the health of taxa exposed to natural and anthropogenic stressors. Glucocorticoid (GC) hormones are often used as indicators of physiological stress in wildlife because they affect growth, reproduction and survival. Increased salinity from human activities negatively influences amphibians and their corticosterone (CORT; the main amphibian GC) physiology; therefore, CORT could be a useful biomarker. Read More
Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 2021 Jun;32(6):2209-2216
Cultivation Base of State Key Laboratory for Subtropical Mountain Ecology, Fuzhou 350007, China.
The abundance of denitrifying functional genes plays a key role in driving the soil nitrous oxide (NO) emission potential. Nitrite reductase genes ( and ) and nitrous oxide reductase genes ( and ) are the dominant denitrifying funtional genes. In this study, real-time quantitative PCR was conducted to evaluate the effects of 32-year imbalanced fertilization and lime and gypsum additions on the abundances of , , and genes in an Ultisol at Yingtan, Jiangxi Province. Read More
Mitochondrial DNA B Resour 2021 May 4;6(5):1592-1596. Epub 2021 May 4.
Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction in the Plateau Mountainous Region, Ministry of Education, Collaborative Innovation Center for Mountain Ecology and Agro-Bioengineering (CICMEAB), College of Life Sciences, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China.
The Guizhou odorous frog is endemic to Guizhou Province, China. In this study, a comparative analysis of the mitochondrial COI and ND2 gene sequences was performed to examine genetic diversity in 109 individuals from ten localities across the geographic range of the species. Haplotype diversity and nucleotide diversity were 0. Read More
BMC Genomics 2021 Jun 28;22(1):483. Epub 2021 Jun 28.
Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC, 27695-7609, USA.
Background: Tripidium ravennae is a cold-hardy, diploid species in the sugarcane complex (Poaceae subtribe Saccharinae) with considerable potential as a genetic resource for developing improved bioenergy and ornamental grasses. An improved understanding of the genetic regulation of reproductive processes (e.g. Read More
Ecol Lett 2021 Jun 26. Epub 2021 Jun 26.
Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
Although rarely experimentally tested, biotic interactions have long been hypothesised to limit low-elevation range boundaries of species. We tested the effects of herbivory on three alpine-restricted plant species by transplanting plants below (novel), at the edge (limit), or in the centre (core) of their current elevational range and factorially fencing-out above- and belowground mammals. Herbivore damage was greater in range limit and novel habitats than in range cores. Read More