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Understanding the fate of shrimp aquaculture effluent in a mangrove ecosystem: aiding management for coastal conservation

Kathryn Hargan, Branwen Williams, Bunlung Nuangsaeng, Sarawut Siriwong, Pisut Tassawad, Chatdanai Chaiharn, Brian Mcadoo & Marc Los Huertos
1. Areas dedicated to shrimp aquaculture have increased dramatically over the last 50 years. Resultant land-use changes directly threaten the extent of mangroves and yield conflicts on the discharge location of aquaculture effluent. 2. Khung Krabaen Bay (KBB), Thailand, is reforesting mangroves while increasing the efficiency of shrimp aquaculture for local farmers. In this coupled shrimp farm-mangrove system, effective management requires understanding the fate of aquaculture organic matter (OM) in the coastal environment. 3. We...

The evolution of insect Metallothioneins

Mei Luo, Cedric Finet, Haosu Cong, Hong-Yi Wei & Henry Chung
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of cysteine-rich metal-binding proteins that are important in the chelating and detoxification of toxic heavy metals. Until now, the short length and the low sequence complexity of MTs has hindered the inference of robust phylogenies, hampering the study of their evolution. To address this longstanding question, we applied an iterative BLAST search pipeline that allowed us to build a unique dataset of more than 300 MT sequences in insects. By...

What’s in a band? The function of the colour and banding pattern of the Banded Swallowtail

Eunice Tan, Bodo Wilts, Brent Tan & Antonia Monteiro
Butterflies have evolved a diversity of colour patterns, but the ecological functions for most of these patterns are still poorly understood. The Banded Swallowtail butterfly, Papilio demolion demolion, is a mostly black butterfly with a greenish-blue band that traverses the wings. The function of this wing pattern remains unknown. Here, we examined the morphology of black and green-blue coloured scales, and how the colour and banding pattern affects predation risk in the wild. The protective...

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