The Effect of an Environmentally Relevant Phthalate Mixture on Primordial Germ Cells of Xenopus laevis EmbryosNathalie L Momplaisir, Aurora Turgeon, Jodi Flaws & Jing Yang
Phthalates, being considered endocrine disrupting chemicals, are estrogen-like and anti-androgenic compounds that interfere with hormones which regulate numerous biological processes, including the maintenance of homeostasis and the regulation of development (Kavlock et al., 1996). Toxicological studies have consistently shown that phthalate metabolites are reproductive and developmental toxicants (Jeng, 2014). Some of the significant complications include fertility issues, decreased anogenital distance, low sperm concentration and motility. While the adverse effects of phthalates on the reproductive system...
In April 2017, some individuals of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida were identified and photographed in the estuary of the Sembilang River, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. There is no previous report on the occurrence of Silhouettea evanidain Indonesia, and this observation constitutes a first record for the country.
In Italia, tutti gli studenti frequentanti un Istituto di Istruzione Superiore devono per legge effettuare nel corso del triennio finale dei progetti di Alternanza Scuola Lavoro (ASL). L’obbligatorietà dell’ASL riguarda nel 2017/2018 circa 1 milione e mezzo di studenti. Questo documento costituisce la prima analisi globale delle attività didattiche di ASL svolte da INAF nell’anno 2016/2017, per un totale di 35.800 ore per studente erogate nelle 15 sedi coinvolte sul territorio italiano..
Protein interaction is an important data type to understand the biological function of proteins involved in the interaction, and helps researchers to deduce the biological nature of unknown proteins from the well-characterized functions of their interaction partners. High-throughput studies, coupled with the aggregation of individual experiments, provides a global 'snapshot' of the protein interactions occurring at all levels of biological processes or circumstances. This snapshot of the interaction network, the interactome, is important to understand...
The Australian forest industry generates millions of tonnes of wood residues every year as a by-product of harvesting and sawmilling operations. The efficient use of harvest and sawmill residues can reduce disposal costs and create additional revenue streams, contributing to the international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood processing industry. This report presents estimates of the potential production and use of harvest and sawmill residues in Australia in 2050. The modelling framework...
The Italian Report to the 42nd COSPAR General Assembly to be held in Pasadena, edited by the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF),the formal Italian national body that by the law supports the COSPAR activities, with the collaboration of ASI, the Italian Space Agency, and the other stakeholders playing a major role in the Italian scientific space programmes (INFN, CNR, INGV, etc.). This Report summarizes the last two years of space science activity in Italy.
This brief is based on a presentation by ABARES’ Executive Director to the National Drought Summit in October 2018 describing the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture. The brief summarises the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes.
The ExaNeSt H2020 project will produce a prototype based on ARM64 CPUs and FPGA-based accelerators implementing a co-design approach where scientific applications requirements are driving the hardware design. We present strategies adopted in order to port our direct N-body code on an ARM SoC cluster, called INCAS, deployed at INAF-OATs. Each computational node is based on 64-bit ARMv8 Cortex-A72/Cortex-A53 core design, powered by the Mali-T864 GPU. We present the strategies to optimize the code and...
T26A8.4 encodes a CCCH-type zinc finger protein. The amino acid sequence of this protein is partially similar to that of S. cerevisiae Caf120p, which has no zinc finger domain. T26A8.4-encoded RNA was detected more abundantly in germ cells than in other tissues of L4-adult worms according to the NEXTDB data. When expressed specifically in the germline under control of the mex-5 promoter, the T26A8.4-encoded protein localized to germ cell nuclei in the adult hermaphrodite and...
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can be difficult to detect using traditional PCR and gel electrophoresis, especially when no enzyme restriction sites overlap the SNP. Although alleles can be identified through amplification with flanking primers and sequencing, this adds time and cost, and sequencing is typically outsourced. Tetra-primer Amplification-Refractory Mutation System (ARMS)-PCR allows SNPs to be distinguished through a 3' primer mismatch at the SNP site for one allele, and an additional mismatch 1 - 3...
Disrupting the function of sensory neurons of C. elegans can increase their lifespan (Apeld and Kenyon 1999). This effect is not limited to large-scale disruption, as ablation of single pairs of neurons have been shown to modify lifespan (Alcedo and Kenyon 2004; Lee and Kenyon 2009; Liu and Cai 2013). We tested whether silencing the neuron pair ASI with the tetanus toxin light chain (Tetx), as opposed to ablating it, could increase lifespan. Tetanus toxin...
The report describes the work done to deploy an Heterogeneous Computing Cluster using CPUs and GPUs integrated on a System on Chip architecture, in the environment of the ExaNeSt H2020 project. After deployment, this cluster will provide a testbed to validate and optimize several HPC codes developed to be run on heterogeneous hardware. The work done includes: a technology watching phase to choose the SoC best fitting our requirements; installation of the Operative System Ubuntu...
Manuale tecnico descrittivo del software di gestione ed archiviazione dati astronomici chiamato New Archiving Distributed InfrastructuRe (NADIR).
This brief describes the current state of Australian agriculture, with the aim of providing key information and statistics in one place. We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management.
This issue of the Australian forest and wood products statistics (AFWPS) presents 2016-17 data for key indicators of domestic forestry sector activity, including sales and service income and industry value added. It includes estimates of the volume and value of logs harvested in 2017-18; as well as housing and other residential commencements, and wood products trade statistics for 2017-18. This AFWPS issue also presents updated socio-economic indicators and trends for the forestry sector drawn from...
Fifty-five species from five phyla (Cyanobacteria – 8, Chlorophyta – 29 (Chlorophyceae – 14, Trebouxiophyaceae – 11), Bacillariophyta – 19, Streptophyta – 1, Ochrophyta – 2 (Xanthophyceae – 1, Eustigmatophyceae – 1)) were revealed during the study on biodiversity of cyanobacteria and algae from terrestrial habitats of Urup, Paramushir, Iturup, and Simushir (Kuril Islands). Algal flora of Iturup Islands was the most divers with 25 species, 23 species were found on Urup, 17 on Simushir,...
Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki PAN24
Journal «Theoretical and applied ecology»16
The Commonwealth Fund Website14
Société Française d'Ichtyologie14
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - ABARES11
Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica8
Instytut Uprawy Nawożenia i Gleboznawstwa - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy3
Edith Cowan University1
Università degli Studi di Milano1
Plutof. Data Management and Publishing Platform1
Histarch - Historische Archäologie1