Nicholas R. Wood

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The aim of this study was to evaluate carotenoid and vitamin E distribution in egg and tissues of newly hatched chicks from wild mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), game pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), free-range guinea fowl (Numida meleagris), hen (Gallus domesticus) and domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos) and intensively housed hens. Carotenoid concentrations in(More)
Birds deposit the trace element selenium (Se) into their eggs because an adequate supply of this micronutrient is essential for embryonic development. Although there is considerable interest in egg Se with regard to topics as diverse as poultry nutrition and environmental pollution, data on the natural levels of Se in eggs of free-living avian species are(More)
A high aspect ratio 3D electrokinetic nanoprobe is used to trap polystyrene particles (200 nm), gold nanoshells (120 nm), and gold nanoparticles (mean diameter 35 nm) at low voltages (<1 V(rms)). The nanoprobe is fabricated using room temperature self-assembly methods, without the need for nanoresolution lithography. The nanoprobe (150-500 nm in diameter,(More)
We investigated the possibilities that the proportion of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in phospholipids of brain and skeletal muscle at hatch, and the ontogenetic timing of the DHA accretion spurt in these tissues, might serve as indices of neonatal functional maturity that discriminate between precocial and altricial avian developmental modes. Comparison of(More)
There is currently little information regarding the metabolic fates of yolk lipid and individual fatty acids during embryonic development of free-living avian species. Here we report the pattern of lipid utilization during embryonic development of the coot (Fulica atra) and the moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), two related species producing precocial offspring(More)
Because the yolk lipids of the king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) contain the highest concentrations of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids yet reported for an avian species, the consequences for the establishment of the brain's fatty acid profile in the embryo were investigated. To place the results in context, the fatty acid compositions of(More)
—The Virtual Watershed Client, built using the Unity game engine, provides a tool that allows researchers, students, and others to observe and analyze geospatial datasets and theoretical model data acquired from the Virtual Watershed Platform. The Virtual Watershed Platform is used as a service to acquire data that is used by the Virtual Watershed Client to(More)
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