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Aquatic Therapy versus Standard Rehabilitation after Surgical Rotator Cuff Repair: A Randomized Prospective Study.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Apr 17;11(4). Epub 2022 Apr 17.

Division of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, La Tour Hospital, Rue J.-D. Maillard 3, 1217 Meyrin, Switzerland.

Introduction: Post-operative rehabilitation following rotator cuff tear repair (RCR) is important to promote tendon healing, restore strength, and recover normal function. Aquatic therapy in hot water allows body relaxation, which promotes patient conditioning for efficient rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to assess whether aquatic therapy is more efficient than standard (land-based) rehabilitation in terms of range of motion (ROM), function, and pain after arthroscopic RCR. Read More

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Phylogeny and Metabolic Potential of the Candidate Phylum SAR324.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Apr 14;11(4). Epub 2022 Apr 14.

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

The bacterial SAR324 cluster is ubiquitous and abundant in the ocean, especially around hydrothermal vents and in the deep sea, where it can account for up to 30% of the whole bacterial community. According to a new taxonomy generated using multiple universal protein-coding genes (instead of the previously used 16S rRNA single gene marker), the former cluster SAR324 has been classified since 2018 as its own phylum. Yet, very little is known about its phylogeny and metabolic potential. Read More

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Understanding the Ovarian Interrelationship with Low Antral Follicle Counts (AFC) in the In Vivo Cow Model: Unilateral and Bilateral Main AFC as Possible Biomarkers of Ovarian Response to Hormonal Synchronisation.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 29;11(4). Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Department of Animal and Aquatic Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

The antral follicle count (AFC) is a test in which the number of oocyte-containing follicles that are developing in both ovaries are visually counted. The count of these follicles strongly relates to the population of the growing follicle reserve on the ovaries. However, the importance of the main number of antral follicle populations (mAFC) in mono-ovulatory animal species has yet to be completely elucidated. Read More

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Bulked Segregant Analysis and Association Analysis Identified the Polymorphisms Related to the Intermuscular Bones in Common Carp ().

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 21;11(3). Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Key Laboratory of Aquatic Genomics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100141, China.

The allotetraploid common carp is one of the most important freshwater food fish. However, the IBs found in allotetraploid common carp increase the difficulty in fish meat processing and consumption. Although candidate genes associated with the total IB number have been identified, the SNPs associated with the numbers of the total IBs and different forms of IBs have not yet been identified, hindering the breeding of IB-reduced common carp. Read More

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Significance of Species for the Phytoavailability and Toxicity of Arsenic-A Review.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 18;11(3). Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Plant Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

The distribution of arsenic continues due to natural and anthropogenic activities, with varying degrees of impact on plants, animals, and the entire ecosystem. Interactions between iron (Fe) oxides, bacteria, and arsenic are significantly linked to changes in the mobility, toxicity, and availability of arsenic species in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. As a result of these changes, toxic As species become available, posing a range of threats to the entire ecosystem. Read More

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Association Analysis between Genetic Variants of and and Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Common Carp ().

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 18;11(3). Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Key Laboratory of Aquatic Genomics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Beijing 100141, China.

The allo-tetraploid common carp, one widely cultured food fish, is able to produce poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The genetic markers on the PUFA contents for breeding was limited. The polymorphisms in and , the rate-limiting enzymes in the PUFA biosynthesis, have not been investigated yet. Read More

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Selenium Nanoparticles Biosynthesized by and Their Effects on Cellular and Physiological Parameters in the Rainbow Trout .

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 17;11(3). Epub 2022 Mar 17.

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion 4070386, Chile.

The applications of nanoparticles (Nps) as food additives, health enhancers, and antimicrobials in animal production are increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of selenium (Se) nanoparticles (SeNps) stabilized with L-cysteine (SeNps/L-Cys), as a nutritional supplement, on immunological, oxidative status, and productive parameters in TEM and SEM-EDS showed the accumulation of spherical SeNps entirely composed by elemental selenium (Se) as intracellular and extracellular deposits in UC-32 strain. The in vitro antioxidant capacity of SeNps/L-Cys was significant more efficient ROS scavengers than SeNps and NaSeO. Read More

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Identification and Characterization of MicroRNAs Involving in Initial Sex Differentiation of Gonads.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 16;11(3). Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Marine Genetics and Breeding, College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China.

Research on expressional regulation of genes at the initial sex differentiation of gonads will help to elucidate the mechanisms of sex determination and differentiation in animals. However, information on initial sex differentiation of gonads is limited in bivalves. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous small noncoding RNAs that can regulate the target gene expression at the posttranscription level by degrading the mRNA or repressing the mRNA translation. Read More

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Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Growth, Metabolism and Digestive Enzymes Synthesis of .

Biology (Basel) 2022 Mar 11;11(3). Epub 2022 Mar 11.

Department of Marine Environmental Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung City 81157, Taiwan.

Climate change is causing dramatic changes in global ocean temperature and salinity, threatening coral survival. Coral growth and metabolism are greatly affected by the temperature, salinity and feeding time of the environment. In order to explore the threats to coral survival caused by climate change, this study will investigate the changes in body composition, digestive enzymes and metabolism of at different temperatures and salinities. Read More

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Advantage of Species Diversification to Facilitate Sustainable Development of Aquaculture Sector.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Feb 25;11(3). Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Department of Biological and Environmental Science, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dongguk University-Seoul, 32 Dongguk-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si 10326, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Intensified agrochemical-based monoculture systems worldwide are under adoption to meet the challenge of human population growth and the ever-growing global demand for food. However, this path has been opposed and criticized because it involves overexploitation of land, monoculture of few species, excessive input of agrochemicals, and adverse impacts on human health and the environment. The wide diversity among polyculture systems practiced across the globe has created confusion over the priority of a single strategy towards sustainable aquaculture development and safer products. Read More

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February 2022

Genomic and Transcriptomic Landscape and Evolutionary Dynamics of Heat Shock Proteins in Spotted Sea Bass () under Salinity Change and Alkalinity Stress.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Feb 23;11(3). Epub 2022 Feb 23.

Key Laboratory of Marine Genetics and Breeding, Ministry of Education, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, Qingdao 266003, China.

The heat shock protein (Hsp) superfamily has received accumulated attention because it is ubiquitous and conserved in almost all living organisms and is involved in a wide spectrum of cellular responses against diverse environmental stresses. However, our knowledge about the Hsp co-chaperon network is still limited in non-model organisms. In this study, we provided the systematic analysis of 95 genes (s) in the genome of spotted sea bass (), an important aquaculture species in China that can widely adapt to diverse salinities from fresh to sea water, and moderately adapt to high alkaline water. Read More

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February 2022

Calcined Oyster Shell Powder as a Natural Preservative for Maintaining Quality of White Shrimp ().

Biology (Basel) 2022 Feb 20;11(2). Epub 2022 Feb 20.

Department of Food and Nutrition, Providence University, 200, Section 7, Taiwan Boulevard, Shalu District, Taichung City 43301, Taiwan.

Oyster shell waste has led to many problems, including displeasing odors, pollution of the seaside, and harm to the environment. Using calcined oyster shells as a natural preservative might solve the problem of oyster shell waste. We studied the use of calcined oyster shell powder (COSP) as a natural preservative for improving shrimp shelf-life over 12 days under refrigerated conditions. Read More

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February 2022

Effect of Concurrent Resistance Training on Lower Body Strength, Leg Kick Swimming, and Sport-Specific Performance in Competitive Swimmers.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Feb 12;11(2). Epub 2022 Feb 12.

Department of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, Nord University, 7600 Levanger, Norway.

The present study investigated the effect of 9 weeks of combined resistance training (aquatic and dry land resistance) on maximum lower body strength, leg kick, and swimming performance in competitive swimmers. Twenty-two male national competitive swimmers were randomly assigned into two groups: experimental group (EG: age = 16.2 ± 0. Read More

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February 2022

Genome-Wide Analysis of Alternative Splicing (AS) Mechanism Provides Insights into Salinity Adaptation in the Livers of Three Euryhaline Teleosts, including , and .

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 30;11(2). Epub 2022 Jan 30.

Key Laboratory of Mariculture, Ministry of Education, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China.

Salinity is an important environmental factor that directly affects the survival of aquatic organisms, including fish. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of salinity adaptation at post-transcriptional regulation levels is still poorly understood in fish. In the present study, 18 RNA-Seq datasets were utilized to investigate the potential roles of alternative splicing (AS) in response to different salinity environments in the livers of three euryhaline teleosts, including turbot (), tongue sole () and steelhead trout (). Read More

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January 2022

Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals Functional Interaction of mRNA-lncRNA-miRNA in Steroidogenesis and Spermatogenesis of Gynogenetic Japanese Flounder ().

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 28;11(2). Epub 2022 Jan 28.

Key Laboratory of Marine Genetics and Breeding (Ocean University of China), Ministry of Education, 5 Yushan Road, Qingdao 266003, China.

Teleost fishes exhibit extraordinary diversity, plasticity and adaptability with their sex determination and sexual development, and there is growing evidence that non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are emerging as critical regulators of reproduction. Japanese flounder () is an important marine cultured fish that presents significant sexual dimorphism with bigger females, in which gynogenesis has been applied for aquaculture industry. In order to reveal the regulatory mechanisms of sexual development in gynogenetic female and sex-reversed neo-male , the lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA interactions were investigated using high-throughput sequencing. Read More

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January 2022

A myxozoan genome reveals mosaic evolution in a parasitic cnidarian.

BMC Biol 2022 02 18;20(1):51. Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Department of Aquatic Animal Medicine, College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, People's Republic of China.

Background: Parasite evolution has been conceptualized as a process of genetic loss and simplification. Contrary to this model, there is evidence of expansion and conservation of gene families related to essential functions of parasitism in some parasite genomes, reminiscent of widespread mosaic evolution-where subregions of a genome have different rates of evolutionary change. We found evidence of mosaic genome evolution in the cnidarian Myxobolus honghuensis, a myxozoan parasite of fish, with extremely simple morphology. Read More

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February 2022

Meta-analysis reveals an extreme "decline effect" in the impacts of ocean acidification on fish behavior.

PLoS Biol 2022 02 3;20(2):e3001511. Epub 2022 Feb 3.

Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Ocean acidification-decreasing oceanic pH resulting from the uptake of excess atmospheric CO2-has the potential to affect marine life in the future. Among the possible consequences, a series of studies on coral reef fish suggested that the direct effects of acidification on fish behavior may be extreme and have broad ecological ramifications. Recent studies documenting a lack of effect of experimental ocean acidification on fish behavior, however, call this prediction into question. Read More

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February 2022

Articulating the "stem cell niche" paradigm through the lens of non-model aquatic invertebrates.

BMC Biol 2022 01 20;20(1):23. Epub 2022 Jan 20.

Israel Oceanography and Limnological Research, National Institute of Oceanography, Tel Shikmona, P.O. Box 8030, 31080, Haifa, Israel.

Stem cells (SCs) in vertebrates typically reside in "stem cell niches" (SCNs), morphologically restricted tissue microenvironments that are important for SC survival and proliferation. SCNs are broadly defined by properties including physical location, but in contrast to vertebrates and other "model" organisms, aquatic invertebrate SCs do not have clearly documented niche outlines or properties. Life strategies such as regeneration or asexual reproduction may have conditioned the niche architectural variability in aquatic or marine animal groups. Read More

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January 2022

Characterization of miRNAs in Embryonic, Larval, and Adult Lumpfish Provides a Reference miRNAome for .

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 13;11(1). Epub 2022 Jan 13.

Department of Life Sciences and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet 50, N-0130 Oslo, Norway.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small RNA molecules involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of protein expression by binding to the mRNA of target genes. They are key regulators in teleost development, maintenance of tissue-specific functions, and immune responses. Lumpfish () is becoming an emergent aquaculture species as it has been utilized as a cleaner fish to biocontrol sea lice (e. Read More

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January 2022

Environment-Dependent Heterosis and Transgressive Gene Expression in Reciprocal Hybrids between the Channel Catfish and the Blue Catfish .

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 12;11(1). Epub 2022 Jan 12.

Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA.

The hybrid between female channel catfish () and male blue catfish () is superior in feed conversion, disease resistance, carcass yield, and harvestability compared to both parental species. However, heterosis and heterobeltiosis only occur in pond culture, and channel catfish grow much faster than the other genetic types in small culture units. This environment-dependent heterosis is intriguing, but the underlying genetic mechanisms are not well understood. Read More

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January 2022

Association of and Polymorphisms with Intramuscular Fat Content and Fatty Acid Composition in Pigs.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 10;11(1). Epub 2022 Jan 10.

Innovative Agriculture Research Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

Interferon-alpha-16 (IFNA16) and tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 19 (TNFRSF19) are cytokines that may play a role in adipogenesis and fatness. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the porcine and genes were verified and their association with intramuscular fat (IMF) content and fatty acid (FA) composition were evaluated in commercial crossbred pigs. Two non-synonymous SNPs of the porcine c. Read More

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January 2022

Quantitative Insights into the Contribution of Nematocysts to the Adaptive Success of Cnidarians Based on Proteomic Analysis.

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 7;11(1). Epub 2022 Jan 7.

Department of Aquatic Animal Medicine, College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China.

Nematocysts are secretory organelles in cnidarians that play important roles in predation, defense, locomotion, and host invasion. However, the extent to which nematocysts contribute to adaptation and the mechanisms underlying nematocyst evolution are unclear. Here, we investigated the role of the nematocyst in cnidarian evolution based on eight nematocyst proteomes and 110 cnidarian transcriptomes/genomes. Read More

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January 2022

The Important Role of Sex-Related Family Genes in the Sex Reversal of the Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle ().

Biology (Basel) 2022 Jan 6;11(1). Epub 2022 Jan 6.

Key Laboratory of Aquatic Genomics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science, Wuhan 430223, China.

The Chinese soft-shelled turtle shows obvious sexual dimorphism. The economic and nutrition value of male individuals are significantly higher than those of female individuals. Pseudo-females which are base to all-male breeding have been obtained by estrogen induction, while the gene function and molecular mechanism of sex reversal remain unclear in . Read More

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January 2022

Interlaboratory Validation of Toxicity Testing Using the Duckweed Root-Regrowth Test.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Dec 27;11(1). Epub 2021 Dec 27.

Laboratory of Plant Growth Analysis, Ghent University Global Campus, 119-5, Songdomunhwa-ro, Incheon 21985, Korea.

The common duckweed (), a freshwater monocot that floats on the surfaces of slow-moving streams and ponds, is commonly used in toxicity testing. The novel root- regrowth test is a toxicity test performed in replicate test vessels (24-well plates), each containing 3 mL test solution and a 2-3 frond colony. Prior to exposure, roots are excised from the plant, and newly developed roots are measured after 3 days of regrowth. Read More

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December 2021

Precise Dose of Folic Acid Supplementation Is Essential for Embryonic Heart Development in Zebrafish.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Dec 26;11(1). Epub 2021 Dec 26.

International Research Center for Marine Biosciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, College of Fisheries and Life Sciences, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China.

Folic acid, one of the 13 essential vitamins, plays an important role in cardiovascular development. Mutations in folic acid synthesis gene 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase () is associated with the occurrence of congenital heart disease. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of cardiac development by gene are poorly understood. Read More

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December 2021

Effects of L. Essential Oil in Comparison with Anaesthetics on Gill Tissue Damage, Liver Metabolism and Immune Parameters in Sea Bass () during Simulated Live Transport.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Dec 22;11(1). Epub 2021 Dec 22.

College of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China.

In the current study, L. essential oil (MOEO), a novel sedative and anaesthetic, was employed in transport water to obtain a lower stress effect and higher survival rate for live marine fish. The effect of MOEO and various types of anaesthetics, administered at a low temperature on gill morphology, liver function and immunological parameters of living sea bass () subjected to transport stress, was evaluated to optimize the anaesthetic and sedative concentrations during live sea bass transport. Read More

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December 2021

Ecological-Health Risk Assessments of Heavy Metals (Cu, Pb, and Zn) in Aquatic Sediments from the ASEAN-5 Emerging Developing Countries: A Review and Synthesis.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Dec 21;11(1). Epub 2021 Dec 21.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, P.O. Box 741, Tabuk 71491, Saudi Arabia.

The ASEAN-5 countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a group is an ever-increasing major economy developmental hub in Asia besides having wealthy natural resources. However, heavy metal (HM) pollution in the region is of increasing environmental and public concern. This study aimed to review and compile the concentrations of Cu, Pb, and Zn in the aquatic sediments of the ASEAN-5 countries published in the literature from 1981 to February 2021. Read More

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December 2021

Whole-Genome Transcript Expression Profiling Reveals Novel Insights into Transposon Genes and Non-Coding RNAs during Atlantic Salmon Seawater Adaptation.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Dec 21;11(1). Epub 2021 Dec 21.

Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), University of Concepción, Concepcion 4030000, Chile.

The growing amount of genome information and transcriptomes data available allows for a better understanding of biological processes. However, analysis of complex transcriptomic experimental designs involving different conditions, tissues, or times is relevant. This study proposes a novel approach to analyze complex data sets combining transcriptomes and miRNAs at the chromosome-level genome. Read More

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December 2021

Transposon-induced epigenetic silencing in the X chromosome as a novel form of dmrt1 expression regulation during sex determination in the fighting fish.

BMC Biol 2022 01 7;20(1). Epub 2022 Jan 7.

Molecular Population Genetics & Breeding Group, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore, 117604, Singapore.

Background: Fishes are the one of the most diverse groups of animals with respect to their modes of sex determination, providing unique models for uncovering the evolutionary and molecular mechanisms underlying sex determination and reversal. Here, we have investigated how sex is determined in a species of both commercial and ecological importance, the Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens.

Results: We conducted association mapping on four commercial and two wild populations of B. Read More

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January 2022

Survey of Keratinophilic Fungi from Feathers of Birds in Tuscany.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Dec 13;10(12). Epub 2021 Dec 13.

Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università di Pisa, 56100 Pisa, Italy.

Although keratinophilic fungi on avian feathers have been widely described, data from European literature are quite lacking regarding Mediterranean countries. The aim of the present study was therefore to evaluate the occurrence of fungal species on feathers of different avian species in Italy. A total of 378 feather samples from both aquatic (n = 254) and terrestrial birds (n = 124), for a total of 30 bird species, were cultured for keratinophilic fungi. Read More

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December 2021