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Alien plants in checklists and floras: towards better communication between taxonomists and ecologists
The number of studies dealing with plant invasions is increasing rapidly, but the accumulating body of knowledge has unfortunately also spawned increasing confusion about terminology. Invasions are aExpand
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Chemokines: key players in cancer
SUMMARY Chemokines are a family of low molecular weight (8-10kDa) pro-inflammatory cytokines, which bind to G-protein coupled receptors. Their primary function is chemoattraction and activation ofExpand
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Overestimation of establishment success of non-native birds in Hawaii and Britain
The tens rules states that 10 % of all introduced species establish and about 10 % of those species become invasive. Several studies have failed to support the tens rule. However, these studies areExpand
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The varying success of invaders 1
Two questions are addressed in this paper. First, what statistical generalizations can be made about invaders? Second, how might we explain them? Answers to the first question are reasonably wellExpand
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Developing a regional recovery framework.
A biological attack would present an unprecedented challenge for local, state, and federal agencies, the military, the private sector, and individuals on many fronts, ranging from vaccination andExpand
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The Epidemiological Framework for Biological Invasions (EFBI): an interdisciplinary foundation for the assessment of biosecurity threats
Emerging microparasite (e g viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi) epidemics and the introduction of non-native pests and weeds are major biosecurity threats worldwide The likelihood of these threatsExpand
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United States County-level COVID-19 Death Rates and Case Fatality Rates Vary by Region and Urban Status
COVID-19 is a global pandemic with uncertain death rates. We examined county-level population morality rates (per 100,000) and case fatality rates by US region and rural-urban classification, whileExpand
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