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Effects of suspended sediment on freshwater fish
(Landcare Research, 2014)
This report integrates new information on the effects of suspended sediment on fish with existing literature information to further develop guidance for determining acceptable suspended sediment concentrations in freshwater ...
Watershed Urbanization Linked to Differences in Stream Bacterial Community Composition
Urbanization strongly influences headwater stream chemistry and hydrology, but little is known about how these conditions impact bacterial community composition. We predicted that urbanization would impact bacterial ...
Socio-cultural and ecological indicators of Canterbury estuaries
Estuaries support a wide range of human activities and values, but are one of the most anthropogenically impacted ecosystems in the world. Ki uta ki tai (mountain to sea) is a holistic view of waterways, that is embodied ...
Otolith shape as a novel method to discriminate populations of the migratory Galaxiid, Galaxias maculatus (inanga)?
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2014)
Quaternary structure is an essential component that contributes to the sophisticated allosteric regulation mechanism in a key enzyme from Mycobacterium tuberculosis
The first enzyme of the shikimate pathway, 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase (DAH7PS), adopts a range of distinct allosteric regulation mechanisms in different organisms, related to different quaternary ...
Conservation genetics of two threatened frogs from the Mambilla highlands, Nigeria
Amphibians are the vertebrate group with the highest number of species threatened with extinction, and habitat loss and fragmentation are considered to be among the leading causes of their declines and extinctions. Little ...
Interactive effects of land use, temperature, and predators determine native and invasive mosquito distributions
1. Land-use and climate change could alter the distribution of both native and exotic mosquitoes by changing abiotic and biotic characteristics of freshwater habitats. We initially studied the influence of land use on ...
Does a species' extinction-proneness predict its contribution to nestedness? A test using a sunbird-tree visitation network
Animal pollinators and the plants they pollinate depend on networks of mutualistic partnerships and more broadly on the stability of such networks. Based mainly on insect-plant visitation networks, theory predicts that ...
Cofactor Tail Length Modulates Catalysis of Bacterial F420-Dependent Oxidoreductases
F420 is a microbial cofactor that mediates a wide range of physiologically important and industrially relevant redox reactions, including in methanogenesis and tetracycline biosynthesis. This deazaflavin comprises a ...