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Limestone Karsts of Southeast Asia: Imperiled Arks of Biodiversity
Abstract The overexploitation of the world's biomes for natural products calls for the prioritization of biologically important ecosystems for conservation. Here we show that limestone karsts areExpand
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Conserving Southeast Asian forest biodiversity in human-modified landscapes
Southeast Asia experiences one of the highest rates of deforestation in the tropics due to agricultural expansion, logging, habitat fragmentation and urbanization, which are expected to result inExpand
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Assessment of defined antigens for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in skin test-reactor cattle
The continued use of purified protein derivative (PPD) tuberculin is considered to be the main factor which limits the specificity of diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis (TB). This studyExpand
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Trio under threat: can we secure the future of rhinos, elephants and tigers in Malaysia?
Three of Malaysia’s endangered large mammal species are experiencing contrasting futures. Populations of the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) have dwindled to critically low numbers inExpand
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Taxonomy and Distribution of the Neritidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Singapore
Molluscs from the gastropod family Neritidae are primarily found in marine habitats, but they are also known from brackish and freshwater systems. In Singapore, there is a paucity of information onExpand
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Regulation and Non-Toxicity of the Spit from the Pale Spitting Spider Scytodes Pallida (Araneae: Scytodidae)
The pale spitting spider Scytodes pallida (Aranae: Scytodidae) has a unique habit of spitting a glue-like and possibly toxic substance at its prey to render them immobile prior to envenomation.Expand
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Further twists in gastropod shell evolution
The manner in which a gastropod shell coils has long intrigued laypersons and scientists alike. In evolutionary biology, gastropod shells are among the best-studied palaeontological and neontologicalExpand
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Up in the Clouds: Is Sustainable use of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests Possible in Malaysia?
Perched atop misty mountains, tropical montane cloud forests are one of Earth's most imperiled and neglected ecosystems. More than half of these forests occur in Southeast Asia; those in Malaysia areExpand
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Sampling micromolluscs in tropical forests: one size does not fit all
Micromolluscs comprise a signifi cant proportion of terrestrial malacofaunas in the tropics. As such, inventories and ecological sampling protocols must endeavor to maximize the capture ofExpand
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