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Data from: Bone histology of Azendohsaurus laaroussii. Implications for the evolution of thermometabolism in Archosauromorpha

Jorge Cubo & Nour-Eddine Jalil
This paper is aimed at constraining the phylogenetic frame of the acquisition of endothermy by Archosauromorpha. We analyzed the bone histology of Azendohsaurus laaroussii. Stylopodial and zeugopodial bones show three tissue types: (a) avascular lamellar zonal bone formed at low growth rates; (b) a scaffold of parallel fibered bone containing either small primary osteons or simple vascular canals; and (c) fibrolamellar bone formed at high growth rates. We used quantitative histology to infer the thermometabolic...

Efficient production of few-layer black phosphorus by liquid-phase exfoliation

Ghassane Tiouitchi, Mustapha Ait Ali, Abdelilah Benyoussef, Mohammed Hamedoun, Abdessadek Lachgar, Abdelkader Kara, Ahmed Ennaoui, Abdelfattah Mahmoud, Frederic Boschini, Hamid Oughaddou, Amine El Moutaouakil, Abdellah El Kenz & Omar Mounkachi
Phosphorene is a new 2D material that has recently attracted much attention owing to its fascinating electrical, optical, thermal, and chemical properties. Here, we report on high-quality exfoliation of black phosphorus nanosheets, with controllable size produced in large quantities by liquid phase exfoliation using N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as a solvent under ambient conditions. The as-synthesized few layers show a great potential for solar energy conversion based on the optical results shown in this work.

Data from: A strong east–west Mediterranean divergence supports a new phylogeographic history of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua, Leguminosae) and multiple domestications from native populations

Juan Viruel, Nicolas Le Galliot, Samuel Pironon, Jean Pierre Suc, Gonzalo Nieto Feliner, Fatma Lakhal-Mirleau, Marianick Juin, Marjorie Selva, Magda Bou Dagher-Kharrat, Lahcen Ouahmane, Stefano La Malfa, Katia Diadema, Hervé Sanguin, Frédéric Médail & Alex Baumel
Aim: Phylogeography of fruit trees is challenging due to the recurrent exchanges between domesticated and wild populations. Here we tested the eastern refugium hypothesis (ERH) for the carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, which supports its natural and domestication origins in the Eastern Mediterranean and a feral origin in the West. Location: Mediterranean basin Taxon: Ceratonia siliqua L., Leguminosae Methods: Divergence time of the divergence between the carob tree and its sister species (C. oreothauma) was estimated...

Data from: Detection and initial management of gestational diabetes through primary health care services in Morocco: an effectiveness-implementation trial

Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Tom Smekens, Hassan Ennassiri, Touria Lekhal, Nawal El Ansari, Bouchra Fakhir, Amina Barkat, Amina Essolbi & Vincent De Brouwere
Background: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) testing and management in Morocco is associated with delays resulting in late commencement of treatment. To reduce delays and to increase access of women to GDM care, a country-adapted intervention targeting primary health care providers was designed to test the hypothesis that detection and initial management of GDM at the primary level of care improves newborn outcomes in terms of lower birthweights and less cases of macrosomia and impacts on...

Data from: Assessment of the food habits of the Moroccan dorcas gazelle in M’Sabih Talaa, West central Morocco, using the trnL approach

Moulay Abdeljalil Ait Baamrane, Wasim Shehzad, Ahmed Ouhammou, Abdelaziz Abbad, Mohamed Naimi, Eric Coissac, Pierre Taberlet & Mohamed Znari
Food habits of the Moroccan dorcas gazelle, Gazella dorcas massaesyla, previously investigated in the 1980s using microhistological fecal analysis, in the M’Sabih Talaa reserve west central Morocco, were re-evaluated over three seasons (spring, summer and autumn 2009) using the trnL approach to determine the diet composition and its seasonal variation from fecal samples. Taxonomic identification was carried out using the identification originating from the database built from EMBL and the list of plant species within...

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