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Male-Call Project Data

Pam Rodden & June Crawford
The Male-Call Project data represents homosexually active men's knowledge of HIV and AIDS and their sexual practice, and how these relate to a number of demographic and contextual variables. Main variables include sexual identity, gay community and social involvement, sexual practice - enjoyment, frequency (regular and casual partners) and sexual history, media exposure, general AIDS knowledge and attitudes, 'safe sex' knowledge and practice, change in sexual practice, sex with women, prostitution, health practices, drugs, testing,...

UV Vis characterisation of Fimbrolide Analogues

Danmar Gloria
Several analogues of Fimbrolide were characterised using UV-Vis spectroscopy. The UVVis spectra were acquired using Perkin Elmer Lambda Spectrometer. The samples were dissolved in methanol. Measurement parameters are contained within the data.

Counterintuitive scaling between population abundance and local density: implications for modelling transmission of infectious diseases in bat populations

Tamika Lunn, Alison Peel, Peggy Eby, Remy Brooks, Raina Plowright, Maureen Kessler & Hamish McCallum
1. Models of host-pathogen interactions help to explain infection dynamics in wildlife populations and to predict and mitigate the risk of zoonotic spillover. Insights from models inherently depend on the way contacts between hosts are modelled, and crucially, how transmission scales with animal density. 2. Bats are important reservoirs of zoonotic disease and are among the most gregarious of all mammals. Their population structures can be highly heterogenous, underpinned by ecological processes across different scales,...

Termite trait data from: Continental-scale shifts in termite diversity and nesting and feeding strategies

Baptiste Wijas, Shevaun Lim & William Cornwell
Typically, termites are treated as a single guild, which ignores important internal diversity, including diverse feeding and nesting traits. These termite traits are crucial for both ecosystem-level fluxes and trophic webs, with implications for vertebrate species. Despite their ecological importance, the large-scale distribution of termite feeding and nesting traits and the relationship with termite diversity is largely unknown. We investigated whether functional diversity, species richness, and feeding (wood, litter, grass, dung) and nesting trait (aboveground...

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland June 1999

Martin Holt
The Queensland Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited through a range of gay community sites in Perth. Data were collected on types of sexual relationships and number of partners, anal and oral intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse, testing for HIV and other STIs, HIV serostatus, recreational drug use, as well as demographic characteristics such as sexual identity and age. Sample Population: 1225 gay and homosexually-active men from...

Speciation in the abyss - genomics and morphology reveal a new species of beaked whale

Emma L. Carroll, Michael R. McGowen, Morgan L. McCarthy, Felix G. Marx, Natacha Aguilar De Soto, Merel L. Dalebout, Sascha Dreyer, Oscar E. Gaggiotti, Sabine S. Hansen, Anton Van Helden, Aubrie B. Onoufriou, Robin W. Baird, C. Scott Baker, Simon Berrow, Danielle Cholewiak, Diane Claridge, Rochelle Constantine, Nicholas J. Davison, Catarina Eira, R. Ewan Fordyce, John Gatesy, G. J. Greg Hofmeyr, Vidal Martin, James G. Mead, Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni … & Morten T. Olsen
Earth’s deep oceans remains less well understood than the surface of Mars. Beaked whales (ziphiids) are among the most visible inhabitants of the abyss, due to their large size and worldwide distribution, yet their diversity and ecology remain obscure. We combine genomic and morphometric analyses to reveal a new Southern Hemisphere ziphiid species, Ramari’s beaked whale, Mesoplodon eueu, whose name is linked to the Indigenous people of the lands from which the species holotype and...

Condition-dependence of phenotypic integration and the evolvability of genitalic traits in a neriid fly

Zachariah Wylde & Russell Bonduriansky
The spectacular diversity of insect male genitalia, and their relative insensitivity to the environment, have long puzzled evolutionary biologists and taxonomists. We asked whether the unusual evolvability of male genitalia could be associated with low morphological integration of genitalic traits, by comparison with male somatic traits and female traits. We also asked whether this pattern was robust to variation in resource availability during development, which affects adult condition. To address these questions, we manipulated larval...

Brown-throated parakeet vocalization data

Jessica Eberhard, Irene Zager, Jose Ferrer-Paris & Kathryn Rodriguez-Clark
Learned vocalizations play a key role in parrot social dynamics and vocal dialects have been documented for several mainland species, but to date no studies of geographically structured call variation in parrot species have examined the role of isolation on islands. In a study of the Brown-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula pertinax), which inhabits five small Caribbean islands as well as the adjacent mainland, we found that the contact calls of island and mainland parakeets show divergence...

A dominant-negative SOX18 mutant disrupts multiple regulatory layers essential to transcription factor activity

Jieqiong Lou, Alex McCann, Mehdi Moustaqil, Matthew Graus, Ailisa Blum, Frank Fontaine, Hui Liu, Winnie Luu, Peter Koopman, Emma Sierecki, Yann Gambin, Frédéric Meunier, Zhe Liu, Elizabeth Hinde & Mathias Francois
Few genetically dominant mutations involved in human disease have been fully explained at the molecular level. In cases where the mutant gene encodes a transcription factor, the dominant-negative mode of action of the mutant protein is particularly poorly understood. Here, we studied the genome-wide mechanism underlying a dominant-negative form of the SOX18 transcription factor (SOX18RaOp) responsible for both the classical mouse mutant Ragged Opossum and the human genetic disorder Hypotrichosis-Lymphedema-Telangiectasia-Renal Syndrome. Combining three single-molecule imaging...

Data from: Telemetry tails: A practical method for attaching animal-borne devices to small vertebrates in the field

Kate A. Cornelsen, Cassandra M. Arkinstall, Jason Van Weenen, Alexandra K. Ross, Jasmin C. Lawes, Katherine E. Moseby, Andrew Elphinstone & Neil R. Jordan
Context. Continued miniaturisation of tracking technology increases its utility in animal applications. However, species morphology often dictates the type of animal-borne device (ABD) that can be used, and how it is attached. The morphology of species within Peramelemorphia preclude them from the standard collar attachment of ABDs for terrestrial mammals. Aims. This paper describes a method for the tail-mount attachment of ABDs, and deployment results for Peramelemorphia across arid, semi-arid, and temperate Australia to (a)...

Deep-time convergent evolution in animal communication presented by shared adaptations for coping with noise in lizards and other animals

Terry Ord, Danielle Klomp, Thomas Summers, Arvin Diesmos, Norhayati Ahmad & Indraneil Das
Convergence in communication appears rare compared to other forms of adaptation. This is puzzling, given communication is acutely dependent on the environment and expected to converge in form when animals communicate in similar habitats. We uncover deep-time convergence in territorial communication between two groups of tropical lizards separated by over 140 million years of evolution: the Southeast Asian Draco and Caribbean Anolis. These groups have repeatedly converged in multiple aspects of display along common environmental...

Repository of Antibiotic resistance Cassettes / macrolide

Guy Tsafnat
The cassette repository was compiled from a previous review (Partridge SR, Tsafnat G, Coiera E et al. Gene cassettes and cassette arrays in mobile resistance integrons. FEMS Microbiol Rev 2009; 33: 757-84) and new cassettes identified since this review was published. http://med.unsw.edu.au/

SERS characterisation of stepwise modification of gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles with oligopeptides for the complexation of copper

Elizabeth Murago
The characterization of the stepwise modification of 100 nm gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles (Au@Fe3O4) by alkanethiol self assembled monolayer, oligopeptides and then copper ions using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Other Members: Elizabeth Murago and J. Justin Gooding.

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland 2007

Susan Kippax & Garrett Prestage
The Queensland Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited through a range of gay community sites in QLD. Data were collected on types of sexual relationships and number of partners, anal and oral intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse, testing for HIV and other STIs, HIV serostatus, recreational drug use, as well as demographic characteristics such as sexual identity and age. Sample Population: 1570 gay and homosexually-active men from...

Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey Data

Martin Holt
The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited through a range of gay community sites in Adelaide. Data were collected on sexual, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs). Sampling Procedures: Respondents were recruited during the Adelaide Feast Festival (particularly the Festival ‘hub’, Higher Ground, and Picnic in the Park) and from gay social venues, sex-on-premises...

The biological effects of micro- and nanoparticles in sunscreens products on human skin

Amanda Hayes
The histopathological responses of human skin were studied in vitro following topical application of sunscreen products containing selected micro- and nanoparticles particles. Adult human skin (Caucasian, age 35-55) donated following elective radical abdominoplasty was used. A Franz cell diffusion apparatus (PermeGear Inc; Hellertown, PA, USA) was used to assess histopathological and morphological changes to the human skin.

Quantitative wear particle analysis for osteoarthritis assessment

Meizhai Guo
To develop an intrusive technique for OA assessment

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Sydney February 2012

Martin Holt
Data were collected on types of sexual relationships and number of partners, anal and oral intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse, testing for HIV and other STIs, HIV serostatus, recreational drug use, and demographic characteristics such as sexual identity and age. Sample Population: 2,843 gay and homosexually-active men from Sydney. Method of Data Collection: Self-completion. Kind of Data: Survey. Sampling Procedures: Men were recruited at twenty data collection sites which included gay social venues (bars and gyms),...

DFT calculated Raman Spectra of Organo-arsenic compounds

Danmar Gloria
A Raman spectroscopic study of twelve relevant organo-arsenic compounds. We have considered the prediction of the normal mode vibrational frequencies and assignments based on calculations done at the HF, DFT/B3LYP levels of theory for 12 organo-arsenic compounds using 6-311++G(3df,3pd) basis set. The results from this high level of calculation, though not necessary, were corrected using established scale factors.

Storylines Biographies

Vivien Johnson
As part of the Storylines project, more that 650 artist biographies were published to the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (DAAO). Storylines was the first sustained attempt to explore Indigenous art making outside of ‘remote’ Aboriginal Australia.

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland 2009

John de Wit & Garrett Prestage
The Queensland Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited through a range of gay community sites in Perth. Data were collected on types of sexual relationships and number of partners, anal and oral intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse, testing for HIV and other STIs, HIV serostatus, recreational drug use, as well as demographic characteristics such as sexual identity and age.Sample Population: 1306 gay and homosexually-active men from Queensland.Method...

Oxidative Degradation of Polyamide Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Alice Antony
The collection was obtained from a range of experiments investigating the influence of free chlorine on polyamide reverse osmosis membranes under accelerated ageing conditions. Sodium Hypochlorite was used as a source of free chlorine and ATR-FTIR has been used to characterize the changes in membrane surface chemistry

FTIR Analysis of Artificially Aged Microfiltration Membranes

Shane Cox
This collection contains information regarding the analysis of a range of microfiltration membranes and the influence of various chemicals on their surface chemistry. The dataset contains membranes that are made from PVDF, PP, PES in both flatsheet and hollow fibre configurations. These membranes have been exposed to sodium hypochlorite, sodium dodecyl sulphate, hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide. (note: not all membranes have been exposed to all chemicals). The FTIR analysis was conducted on a Bruker...

Repository of Antibiotic resistance Cassettes / quinolone

Guy Tsafnat
The cassette repository was compiled from a previous review (Partridge SR, Tsafnat G, Coiera E et al. Gene cassettes and cassette arrays in mobile resistance integrons. FEMS Microbiol Rev 2009; 33: 757-84) and new cassettes identified since this review was published.

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland 2011

Susan Kippax & Garrett Prestage
The Queensland Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites around Queensland, including Brisbane, Cairns, the Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Townsville. Data were collected on types of sexual relationships and number of partners, anal and oral intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse, testing for HIV and other STIs, HIV serostatus, recreational drug use, and demographic characteristics such as sexual identity and age.Sample Population: 1,614...

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