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Improved coverage of cDNA-AFLP by sequential digestion of immobilized cDNA
Background: cDNA-AFLP is a transcriptomics technique which does not require prior sequence information and can therefore be used as a gene discovery tool. The method is based on selective amplification of cDNA fragments ...
Physiological variability of auditory neurons in a grasshopper
Diversity Measures in Environmental Sequences Are Highly Dependent on Alignment Quality—Data from ITS and New LSU Primers Targeting Basidiomycetes
The ribosomal DNA comprised of the ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 regions is widely used as a fungal marker in molecular ecology and systematics but cannot be aligned with confidence across genetically distant taxa. In order to study the ...
Combined expectancies: electrophysiological evidence for the adjustment of expectancy effects.
(BioMed Central, 2006)
BACKGROUND: When subjects use cues to prepare for a likely stimulus or a likely response, reaction times are facilitated by valid cues but prolonged by invalid cues. In studies on combined expectancy effects, two cues can ...
Genetic and Demographic Consequences of a Rapid Reduction in Population Size in a Solitary Lemur (Mirza coquereli)
Population bottlenecks as a result of habitat fragmentation or other anthropogenic disturbances are increasingly common, but their consequences remain poorly studied. We studied the genetic population structure of a ...
Apoptotic markers in protozoan parasites
The execution of the apoptotic death program in metazoans is characterized by a sequence of morphological and biochemical changes that include cell shrinkage, presentation of phosphatidylserine at the cell surface, ...
Observing and Intervening: Rational and Heuristic Models of Causal Decision Making
Recently, a number of rational theories have been put forward which provide a coherent formal framework for modeling different types of causal inferences, such as prediction, diagnosis, and action planning. A hallmark of ...
An N-terminally truncated envelope protein encoded by a human endogenous retrovirus W locus on chromosome Xq22.3
Background We previously showed that the envelope (env) sequence of a human endogenous retrovirus (HERV)-W locus on chromosome Xq22.3 is transcribed in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The env open reading frame ...
How Shared Preferences in Music Create Bonds Between People: Values as the Missing Link
(SAGE Publications, 2011)
How can shared music preferences create social bonds between people? A process model is developed in which music preferences as value-expressive attitudes create social bonds via conveyed value similarity. The musical ...
Ramelteon: a review of its therapeutic potential in sleep disorders.
Ramelteon is a tricyclic synthetic analog of melatonin that acts specifically on MT(1) and MT(2) melatonin receptors. Ramelteon's half-life is longer than that of melatonin, being metabolized in the body to four main ...