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The identification of vesicular glutamate transporter 3 suggests novel modes of signaling by glutamate
Quantal release of the principal excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate requires a mechanism for its transport into secretory vesicles. Within the brain, the complementary expression of vesicularExpand
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Vegetation and soil and plant chemistry on ultramafic rocks in the tropical Far East
Abstract The tropical Far East has many outcrops of ultramafic rock including very large areas in Sulawesi (c. 8000 km2) and New Caledonia (c. 5500 km2). The outcrops occur under several differentExpand
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Tropical Ecology and Physical Edaphology.
The ecological consequences of agricultural development in the tropics are described in this book, emphasizing the effects upon tropical climate, soils and vegetation, and proposing schemes forExpand
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Population genetic structure of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae) across the Brazilian Amazon, based on variation at microsatellite loci: implications for conservation
Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla, Meliaceae) is the most valuable and intensively exploited Neotropical tree. No information is available regarding the genetic structure of mahogany in South America,Expand
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Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: What Do We Really Know?
Arguably, montane “cloud forests” (MCFs) are among the least understood of humid tropical forest ecosystems as far as their water and nutrient dynamics are concerned (Whitmore 1990). This is in spiteExpand
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Nutrient cycling in primary and old secondary rainforests
Abstract The popular view of primary and old secondary tropical rainforests is that they occur on infertile soils, have most of the nutrients in the above-ground living matter, and maintain a highExpand
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Ecological studies on a lowland evergreen rain forest on Maraca Island, Roraima, Brazil, II. Litter and nutrient cycling
1. The Maraca rain forest occurs on sandy soils which have very low concentrations of nutrients, but it has none of the structural features which are often held to be associated with forests onExpand
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Structure and floristics of an old secondary rain forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, and a comparison with adjacent primary forest
Abstract The study of tropical secondary forests, and of the time taken for them to revert to ‘primary’ forest, is of increasing importance given the current global destruction of tropical rainExpand
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