Lea protein expression during cold-induced dehydration in the Arctic Collembola Megaphorura arctica

first_imgThe Arctic springtail Megaphorura arctica (Tullberg, 1876) employs a strategy known as cryoprotective dehydration to survive winter temperatures as low as -25 degrees C. During cryoprotective dehydration, water is lost from the animal to ice in its surroundings as a result of the difference in vapour pressure between the animal’s supercooled body fluids and ice (Worland et al., 1998; Holmstrup and Somme, 1998). This mechanism ensures that as the habitat temperature falls, the concentration of solutes remains high enough to prevent freezing (Holmstrup et al., 2002). In M. arctica, accumulation of trehalose, a cryo/anhydro protectant, occurs in parallel with dehydration. Recent studies have identified a number of genes and cellular processes involved in cryoprotective dehydration in M. arctica (Clark et al., 2007; Clark et al., 2009; Purac et al., 2011). One of them includes late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins. This study, together with that of Bahrndorff et al. (2008), suggests that LEA proteins may be involved in protective dehydration in this species.last_img read more

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Utah State Hires Weber State AD Jerry Bovee

first_imgHe began his career at Utah State, working as a sales and promotion specialist in the athletic department and later as assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions. Bovee also served as an assistant director for the Utah High School Activities Association in between his stints at Utah State and Weber State. During his time at Weber State, the Wildcats captured 19 conference championships, including Big Sky titles for the men’s basketball team in 2010, 2014 and 2016. The Wildcats also made the NCAA Tournament twice in Bovee’s tenure. He and his wife, Julie, have four children, Jared, Ethan, Addison and Seth. Brad James Tags: Ben Lomond High School/Big Sky/Jerry Bovee/John Hartwell/NCAA Tournament/UHSAA/USU Athletics/Weber State Bovee will officially begin his new assignment in June. Bovee, a 1992 graduate of Utah State in business finance had spent the last 10 years at Weber State.center_img Bovee is an Ogden native and graduate of Ben Lomond High School. In this position, Bovee will be second in command in the USU athletics department, overseeing all external functions. This includes direct sport supervision. Bovee earned his Master’s degree from Weber State in business administration in 2010. Written by April 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Hires Weber State AD Jerry Bovee FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, Utah State University president and director of athletics John Hartwell announced the hiring of current Weber State director of athletics Jerry Bovee as assistant vice president and deputy athletics director for external affairs.last_img read more

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Landscape Grasses

first_imgLandscapers can soon add a bit of Georgia’s historical Piedmont and native prairies to their designs thanks to the creation of three new little bluestem perennial grasses, released through a University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnership.Little bluestem grasses are native to North America and are a major component of the tallgrass prairie. They typically produce green to blue-green foliage. With names that conjure up thoughts of the ‘70s, the new little bluestem varieties are much more colorful than their traditional parents. ‘Cinnamon Girl’ has a red-burgundy glow, ‘Seasons in the Sun’ has a lavender glow and ‘Good Vibrations’ is a mix of colors: red-purple with green-yellow foliage.The idea to breed the colorful grasses came from USDA scientist Melanie Harrison. Harrison curates more than 500 different species of grasses and safely cold stores them in the USDA Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit facility on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. Most of these grasses will never be grown in home landscapes, but their genes may be used to breed specific characteristics into new grass varieties.Looking at little bluestems day after day, Harrison began to notice ornamental characteristics.“My job is to conserve close to 500 different species of grasses, so there’s a lot of variety,” she said. “I thought they were pretty, but I’m not a plant breeder, so I asked Carol (Robacker) what she thought.”Carol Robacker, a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences horticulturist, is Harrison’s colleague on the UGA Griffin campus. She was also Harrison’s major professor when Harrison was earning her doctoral degree in the college’s horticulture department.Their 2006 conversation about the little bluestems led to a research partnership that, 10 years later, resulted in the three new varieties of these grasses.Having bred numerous abelia and vitex varieties, Robacker knows that home gardeners and professional landscapers like to have a variety of plants to choose from, but they don’t always know how to use them.“Little bluestem is growing in popularity, but people don’t know where to plant it,” she said. “It does well in mass plantings mixed with other plants. And it’s very attractive when the wind blows.”Little bluestems are low maintenance, and the new varieties are bred specifically for Georgia. The grasses retain their color in hot, Georgia summers and go dormant in the winter. And, Robacker said, the color is “more intense in areas of north Georgia, like Blairsville.” After dieback, the grasses should be cut back in early spring.“They are at their peak in May, June and July, and then they provide some pretty fall color,” Robacker said.“Planted en masse, bluestems are very peaceful and they make great habitats for wildlife,” Harrison said. “Birds use them for nesting and protection. They also provide nutritious seeds for the birds.”Patents have been applied for, and the research team now seeks someone to license the new varieties.last_img read more

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Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth beats MDI 3-2

first_img Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — After dropping two straight games, the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team finished the regular season strong with a 3-2 home win over Mount Desert Island on Tuesday.The Ellsworth Eagles improved their record to 11-2-1, sustaining their No. 1 rank in the Maine Principal Association’s Class B standings and giving them a bye in the preliminary playoff round.PHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHONMDI’s Zachary Charette scored the only goal in the first half before Ellsworth scored three straight goals in the second.With 31:02 left in the second half, Dagan Berenyi scored on a penalty kick. One minute later, Trent Goodman scored on a rebound, assisted by Kyle Golding.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith 8:02 left, Golding netted a 35-yard direct kick under the cross bar and over the keeper’s head.Griffin Maristany scored for the MDI Trojans with 2:15 left in the game.Ellsworth keeper Bruce St. Peter made four saves on seven shots for the Eagles. MDI’s Kendrew VanGorder had eight saves on 15 shots for the 8-5-1 Trojans.Bucksport 2, Mattanawcook 0Bucksport’s Dustin Colson broke a scoreless tie with an unassisted goal at 21:38 of the first half, sparking the Golden Bucks to victory over Mattanawcook (4-8-2) on Tuesday.Colson set up a second-half goal by Austin Mason for 2-11-1 Bucksport. Cody Larsen made three saves on five shots for the Bucks.Nate Merrill came up with 22 saves on 28 shots for Mattanawcook.GSA 2, Sumner 0George Stevens Academy (9-4-1) beat Sumner (4-9-1) on Monday.Presque Isle 3, Ellsworth 1Presque Isle (7-4-3) scored three unanswered goals to knock off Ellsworth on Saturday.Colby Clarke put Ellsworth on the scoreboard 2:10 into the game when he converted an assist from Dagan Berenyi.Presque Isle answered when Riley Mortland scored unassisted with 4:40 left in the first half and Jonah Hudson followed with another unassisted goal 45 seconds later to enter halftime with a 2-1 lead.Griffin Guerrette scored unassisted with 29 seconds left in the game to seal the win for Presque Isle.Jason Dumais made eight saves on 11 shots for Presque Isle while Bruce St. Peter finished with nine saves on 14 shots for the Eagles.MDI 4, Hermon 0MDI notched a shutout against Hermon (3-8-2) on Saturday.Bucksport 3, Mattanawcook 2Bucksport (1-11-1) grabbed its first win of the season on Friday with a 3-2 victory over Mattanawcook (4-7-2).Searsport 6, DI-S 3Barrett Grant tallied two goals and two assists to lead Searsport (10-3-1) past the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners (6-7-1) on Thursday.Krisford Melanio registered a hat trick with three unassisted goals for DI-S. Ethan Shepard made five saves on 12 shots for the Mariners.GSA 7, Dexter 0GSA beat Dexter (1-13) on Thursday.Orono 1, Sumner 1Sumner and Orono (6-5-3) tied on Thursday.Hermon 1, Ellsworth 0The Hermon Hawks celebrated their Senior Night by handing the Ellsworth Eagles their first loss of the season on Wednesday.Hermon senior Matt Allen’s shot from 15 yards out hit the bottom of the crossbar and deflected into the goal with 4:04 remaining in the second overtime period.Garrett Kipler made seven saves on 10 shots for Hermon, and Bruce St. Peter made five saves on seven shots for Ellsworth.MDI 3, John Bapst 0MDI beat John Bapst (2-8-3) on Wednesday.WA 5, Sumner 0Washington Academy (14-0) beat Sumner on Wednesday. Latest Posts Bio Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020last_img read more

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BFI asks coaches to step up vigil at national camps, conduct sessions to tackle doping

first_imgThe BFI said it would offer no support to those who are caught unless “inadvertent intake” is proved beyond doubt.”If it is an informed decision by a boxer, then it is a clear case of cheating and we should not entertain, help and assist such boxers anywhere. “However, if the boxer is innocent and it is an unfortunate development due to a genuine mistake, then we must stand by to assist him or her on all fronts,” he said. SUBSCRIBE TO US READ | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential MLB Teams For Patriots QB The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Thursday directed its High-Performance Directors and coaches to step up the vigil to ensure that dope cheats are weeded out from national camps and called for quarterly awareness sessions on the anti-doping code. Former Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan and Tokyo Olympics probable woman boxer Neeraj Phogat were caught in the dope net, a shocker for the sport in which the elite group has mostly a clean record. “It’s very shocking and equally unacceptable to hear that two boxers have tested positive in doping recently,” BFI Secretary General Jay Kowli said in a letter addressed to the High-Performance Directors — Santiago Nieva (men) and Rafaelle Bergamasco (women). READ | PCI Sends Coaches For Road To Tokyo 2020 Sport Technical Courses WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 12th December, 2019 18:01 IST READ | Anthony Rendon Net Worth, Salary And Contract Details With Los Angeles Angels center_img READ | Future Of Indian Chess Looks Promising: Viswanathan Anand Kowli said the exercise “must be video-recorded to ensure full adherence and attendance”. “Whether the boxer is young and inexperienced or he/she is senior and experienced, each and every person has to attend these sessions and a proper record has to be kept,” he said.  While Neeraj has accepted the ‘A’ sample findings, which came out positive for anabolic steroids, Sangwan has not yet stated whether he would go for a ‘B’ sample test after a diuretic was traced in his sample.  LIVE TV COMMENT Press Trust Of India Laying down the ground rules to ensure that no fresh cases come up, Kowli asked for greater awareness among campers at all age levels and greater vigil by coaches, doctors and other support staff. “…apart from observing strict vigilance/monitoring, we need to educate all our boxers, coaches, support staff on all aspects. Not only once in a year, but repeatedly, preferably quarterly,” he said.  “…it is the responsibility of head coaches of all the teams to conduct a dedicated session to educate and re-educate all our boxers and everybody associated with and in the camp on all the aspects of doping,” he added. Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 18:01 IST BFI Asks Coaches To Step Up Vigil At National Camps, Conduct Sessions To Tackle Doping The Boxing Federation of India on Thursday directed its High-Performance Directors and coaches to step up the vigil to ensure that dope cheats are weeded outlast_img read more

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