4 Works

Temperature and predator cues interactively affect ontogenetic metabolic scaling of aquatic amphipods

Vojsava Gjoni, Alberto Basset & Douglas S. Glazier
A common belief is that body-mass scaling of metabolic rate results chiefly from intrinsic body-design constraints. However, several studies have shown that multiple ecological factors affect metabolic scaling. The mechanistic basis of these effects is largely unknown. Here, we explore whether abiotic and biotic environmental factors have interactive effects on metabolic scaling. To address this question, we studied the simultaneous effects of temperature and predator cues on the ontogenetic metabolic scaling of amphipod crustaceans inhabiting...

A new approach to assessing the space use behaviour of macroinvertebrates by automated video tracking

Milad Shokri, Francesco Cozzoli, Mario Ciotti, Vojsava Gjoni, Vanessa Marrocco, Fabio Vignes & Alberto BASSET

Tuning cell behavior with nanoparticle shape

Loris Rizzello, Alessandro Poma, Eva Liatsi-Douvitsa, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria De Matteis, Cesare De Pace, Adrian Joseph, Claudia Contini, Edoardo Scarpa, Josep Martí, Loris Rizzello & Senio De Souza
We investigated how the shape of polymeric vesicles, made by the exact same material, impacts the replication activity and metabolic state of both cancer and non-cancer cell types. First, we isolated discrete geometrical structures (spheres and tubes) from a heterogeneous sample using density-gradient centrifugation. Then, we characterized the cellular internalization and the kinetics of uptake of both types of polymersomes in different cell types (either cancer or non-cancer cells). We also investigated the cellular metabolic...

Data from: Shape matters: The relationship between cell geometry and diversity in phytoplankton

Alexey Ryabov, Onur Kerimoglu, Irina Olenina, Leonilde Roselli, Alberto Basset, Elena Stanca, Elena Litchman & Bernd Blasius
We compiled the most comprehensive data set of phytoplankton and other marine protists in terms of sizes, shapes, genus, and species names. Samples were obtained from seven globally distributed marine areas: Baltic Sea, North Atlantic (Scotland), Mediterranean Sea (Greece and Turkey), Indo-Pacific (the Maldives), South-western Pacific (Australia), Southern Atlantic (Brazil). See details in Ryabov et al Ecology Letters 'Shape matters: the relationship between cell geometry and diversity in phytoplankton'

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  • University of Salento
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  • Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale
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  • University of Milan
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  • Juniata College
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  • University College London
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  • Environmental Protection Agency
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  • Imperial College London
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  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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  • National Research Council
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  • Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia
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