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Model-based projections of shifts in tree species range due to climate change are becoming an important decision support tool for forest management. However, poorly evaluated sources of uncertainty require more scrutiny before relying heavily on models for decision-making. We evaluated uncertainty arising from differences in model formulations of tree(More)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) induces a persistent viral infection suggesting an inefficient cellular immune response. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between viral persistence and cytotoxic cells in blood, spleen, mediastinal lymph nodes (MLN) and tonsils of PRRSV experimentally infected pigs. Groups of(More)
Free serum amino acid pools of field voles, Microtus montanus, were determined over a 24 hr period, and compared to values obtained from voles infected with Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. The majority of amino acids in the control animals demonstrated a diurnal variation, peaking predominantly during the dark portion of the photoperiod. This trend was not(More)
Three species of cestodes, Hymenolepis diminuta, H. citelli, and H. microstoma, were shown to transport nucleosides by a mediated process. In H. diminuta the Ki values of various competitive inhibitors led to the conclusion that at least 2 different loci are involved in the transport of nucleosides. One of these loci has greater specificity for the purine(More)
Many studies have highlighted significant interactions between soil C reservoir dynamics and global climate and environmental change. However, in order to estimate the future soil organic carbon sequestration potential and related ecosystem services well, more spatially detailed predictions are needed. The present study made detailed predictions of future(More)
The concentrations of several acidic and neutral amino acids of brain, liver, and skeletal muscle were determined in field voles, Microtus montanus, and compared to values obtained from voles harboring a chronic infection of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. All of the amino acids examined were found at comparable levels in brain tissue from both groups of(More)