5 Works

Data from: Halloysite nanotube-based electrospun ceramic nanofibre mat: a novel support for zeolite membranes

Zhuwen Chen, Jiaying Zeng, Dong Lv, Jinqiang Gao, Jian Zhang, Shan Bai, Ruili Li, Mei Hong & Jingshen Wu
Some key parameters of supports such as porosity, pore shape and size are of great importance for fabrication and performance of zeolite membranes. In this study, we fabricated millimetre-thick, self-standing electrospun ceramic nanofibre mats and employed them as a novel support for zeolite membranes. The nanofibre mats were prepared by electrospinning a halloysite nanotubes/polyvinyl pyrrolidone composite followed by a programmed sintering process. The interwoven nanofibre mats possess up to 80% porosity, narrow pore size distribution,...

Data from: Developmental biology of the early Cambrian cnidarian Olivooides

Xi-Ping Dong, Kelly Vargas, John A. Cunningham, Huaqiao Zhang, Teng Liu, Fang Chen, Jianbo Liu, Stefan Bengtson & Philip C. J. Donoghue
Fossilized embryos afford direct insight into the pattern of development in extinct organisms, providing unique tests of hypotheses of developmental evolution based in comparative embryology. However, these fossils can only be effective in this role if their embryology and phylogenetic affinities are well constrained. We elucidate and interpret the development of Olivooides from embryonic and adult stages and use these data to discriminate among competing interpretations of their anatomy and affinity. The embryology of Olivooides...

Data from: Grazing-induced shifts in community functional composition and soil nutrient availability in Tibetan alpine meadows

Kechang Niu, Jin-Sheng He & Martin J. Lechowicz
The functional structure of plant communities can be altered by grazing through two main mechanisms: species turnover (i.e. changes in species occurrence and relative abundance) and intraspecific trait variability (ITV), which is driven by phenotypic responses of individual plants and shifts in the relative abundance of genotypic variants within species. Studies of grassland ecosystem function under grazing often focus on community changes induced by species turnover, which ignores the effects of ITV on biomass productivity,...

Data from: The plumage and colouration of an enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous of China

Jennifer A. Peteya, Julia A. Clarke, Quanguo Li, Ke-Qin Gao & Matthew D. Shawkey
Brilliant colour displays and diverse feather morphologies that are often sexual ornaments are common throughout much of extant Avialae. Here we describe a new basal enantiornithine bird specimen recovered from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Liaoning Province in northeastern China. We present new information on the plumage of Bohaiornithidae as well as the first detailed colour reconstruction of an enantiornithine bird. The new specimen retains subadult skeletal characteristics, including periosteal pitting of the long...

Data from: Increased nitrogen input enhances Kandelia obovata seedling growth in the presence of invasive Spartina alterniflora in subtropical regions of China

Xiaowei Cui, Weimin Song, Jianxiang Feng, Dai Jia, Jiemin Guo, Zhonglei Wang, Hao Wu, Fei Qi, Jie Liang & Guanghui Lin
Mangroves in China are severely affected by the rapid invasion of the non-native species Spartina alterniflora. Although many studies have addressed the possible impacts of S. alterniflora on the performance of mangrove seedlings, how excessive nitrogen (N) input due to eutrophication affects the interactions between mangrove species and S. alterniflora remains unknown. Here, we report the results from a mesocosm experiment using seedlings of the native mangrove species Kandelia obovata and the exotic S. alterniflora...

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