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Many physical, chemical and biological processes taking place at the land surface are strongly influenced by the amount of water stored within the upper soil layers. Therefore, many scientific disciplines require soil moisture observations for developing, evaluating and improving their models. One of these disciplines is meteorology where soil moisture is(More)
We have isolated a full length 5-LOX cDNA clone from potato cDNA library using degenerate primers designed from conserved sequences of LOXs. Sequence analysis and comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence revealed high homology to other plant LOXs. We have expressed the cDNA in Escherichia coli and purified the recombinant protein to electrophoretic(More)
  • R Kidd
  • 1999
The evolution of the human foot presents an obfuscation: explanations for its occurrence and the exact nature of mechanisms of change are still not fully understood. This article outlines a model of adaptation from a primitive ape foot and presents this as a hypothesis. Evidence substantiating the hypothesis is then presented, which explains many of the(More)
There is an increasing availability of free and open access resources for chemists to use on the internet. Coupled with the increasing availability of Open Source software tools we are in the middle of a revolution in data availability and tools to manipulate these data. ChemSpider is a free access website for chemists built with the intention of providing(More)
Research in the life sciences requires ready access to primary data, derived information and relevant knowledge from a multitude of sources. Integration and interoperability of such resources are crucial for sharing content across research domains relevant to the life sciences. In this article we present a perspective review of data integration with(More)
The joint Open PHACTS/GEN2PHEN workshop on "Solving Bottlenecks in Data Sharing in the Life Sciences" was held in Volendam, the Netherlands, on September 19 and 20, 2011, and was attended by representatives from academia, industry, publishing, and funding agencies. The aim of the workshop was to explore the issues that influence the extent to which data in(More)