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Reversible inhibition of tomato fruit senescence by antisense RNA.
This result demonstrates that ethylene is the trigger and not the by-product of ripening and raises the prospect that the life-span of plant tissues can be extended, thereby preventing spoilage. Expand
Earlier Nesting Contributes to Shorter Nesting Seasons for the Loggerhead Seaturtle, Caretta caretta
It is demonstrated that warmer sea surface temperatures are related to earlier nesting in the Loggerhead Seaturtle Caretta caretta, and that this response actually decreases, rather than increases, the length of the nesting season. Expand
Successful recovery of the physiological status of coho salmon on board a commercial gillnet vessel by means of a newly designed revival box
In the context of commercial salmon gillnet fishing, revival of nontarget coho salmon in a Fraser box, in combination with a soak time 70 min and careful fish handling to minimize physical trauma, could improve physiological status, restore swimming ability, and markedly reduce postcapture delayed mortality. Expand
Estimating survival rates of uncatchable animals: the myth of high juvenile mortality in reptiles.
These analyses challenge the widely held belief that juvenile reptiles have low rates of annual survival and suggest instead that sampling problems and the elusive biology of juvenile reptiles has misled researchers in this respect. Expand
Hit and Run: Effects of Scavenging on Estimates of Roadkilled Vertebrates
Investigating scavenging rates along a road on the Atlantic coast of central Florida using both bird and snake carcasses found extremely high rates of carcass removal by scavengers: 60–97% disappeared within 36 hours of their placement along roads. Expand
Nesting ecology, current status, and conservation of sea turtles on an uninhabited beach in Florida, USA
Although nesting beaches are critical resources for sea turtles, most beaches in the United States are disturbed by human influence, including human access, artificial lighting, and habitatExpand
Thermal tolerances of sea turtle embryos: current understanding and future directions
Overall, the authors are only beginning to understand how exposure to high temperatures experienced in the field influences embryonic development and hatchling production, and this knowledge gap is hampering the ability to predict the impacts of climate change on sea turtle populations. Expand
Do Green Turtles Modify Their Nesting Seasons in Response to Environmental Temperatures?
It was found that green turtle seasonal nesting patterns at Canaveral National Seashore, Florida, were unrelated to environmental temperatures at the nesting beach; although, the date of the first nest predicted the magnitude of the nesting season. Expand
Variation in Thermal Performance of a Widespread Pathogen, the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
The results show differentiation in life-history traits among isolates within Australia, suggesting that the pathogen may exhibit local adaptation, and how environmental temperatures can limit pathogens by constraining fitness will enhance the ability to assess pathogen dynamics in the field, model pathogen spread, and conduct realistic experiments on host susceptibility and disease transmission. Expand