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The ascendancy concept aims at quantitatively describing the growth and development of an ecosystem as whole. Growth is an increase in the total system throughflow, while development is taken to be a rise in the average mutual information inherent in the network flow structure. As an ecosystem matures and goes through a series of successional stages, its(More)
Two faces for one matrix: A single bifaceted cyclopeptide block forms highly branched, porous, and intricate fibrillar networks, which span microscopic dimensions and mimic the extracellular matrix to support cell growth and proliferation. The peptide block has two domains connected with triglycine linkers (GGG); the domains consist of positively (blue) and(More)
A three-component model consisting on one-prey and two-predator populations is considered with a Holling type II response function incorporating a constant proportion of prey refuge. We also consider the competition among predators for their food (prey) and shelter. The essential mathematical features of the model have been analyzed thoroughly in terms of(More)
Gauss's competitive exclusive principle states that two competing species having analogous environment cannot usually occupy the same space at a time but in order to exploit their common environment in a different manner, they can co-exist only when they are active in different times. On the other hand, several studies on predators in various natural and(More)
Aeromonas hydrophila is frequently reported from arsenic affected areas. Present study was aimed to determine the effect of arsenic and temperature on growth of A. hydrophila. The bacteria were isolated from naturally infected fish from a water body in Birbhum, West-Bengal, India, which is reported to be an arsenic-free area. Arsenic concentration in(More)
Rural populations often depend on small reservoirs for their water supply. These are not natural aquatic system but are designed to serve specific purposes and provide the means to utilize water in a variety of useful and efficient ways. Water from these sources is not only utilized for drinking purposes, but also for commercial and industrial use. Though(More)
Protein fibrillogenesis is a universal tool of nano-to-micro scale construction supporting different forms of biological function. Its exploitable potential in nanoscience and technology is substantial, but the direct observation of homogeneous fibre growth able to underpin a kinetic-based rationale for building customized nanostructures in situ is lacking.(More)
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