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Carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) have widely been used to assess biodiversity values of different habitats in cultivated landscapes, but rarely in the humid tropics. This study aimed to investigate effects of land use change on the carabid assemblages in a tributary valley of the Mekong River in tropical southern Yunnan, China. The study area(More)
Diversity of Medicinal and Food Plants as Non-timber Forest Products in Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve (China): Implications for Livelihood Improvement and Biodiversity Conservation. Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) play an important role in rural livelihoods. People living in and around forests are dependent on a variety of NTFPs for their(More)
Field experiments on Leea glabra in its natural forest habitat of southern Yunnan, China were conducted to study the effects of artificial damage of young and old leaves on extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) secretion quantity and sugar concentration, as well as the effects on ant abundance on the plants following the damage treatments. We found there were no(More)
Binding interactions between twisted cucurbit[14]uril (tQ[14]) and a series of alkyldiammonium ions both in aqueous solution and DMSO media were investigated by NMR spectroscopy and ITC. Experimental data indicate that tQ[14] possesses two kinds of cavities with different space environments, which can encapsulate two or even three guest molecules with(More)
The host-guest complexation of symmetrical α,α',δ,δ'-tetramethyl-cucurbit[6]uril (TMeQ[6]) and cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) with a series of aniline-containing guests has been investigated by various experimental techniques including NMR, ITC, and X-ray crystallography. Experimental results indicate that both TMeQ[6] and Q[7] hosts can encapsulate(More)
Host-guest complexation of cucurbit[8]uril (Q[8]) with two enantiomers, D-3-(2-naphthyl)-alanine (D-NA) and L-3-(2-naphthyl)-alanine (L-NA), has been fully investigated. Experimental data indicate that double guests reside within the cavity of Q[8] in both aqueous solution and solid state, generating highly stable homoternary complexes D-NA2@Q[8] and(More)
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