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Range expansion by large carnivores in semi-agricultural landscapes represents a serious challenge for managing human-carnivore conflicts. By focusing on an area of recent re-colonization by wolves in central Italy, where livestock owners lost traditional husbandry practices to cope with wolves, we assessed an ex post and a subsequent insurance-based(More)
The life history of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is well understood, but fitness components are rarely measured by following single individuals over their lifetime, thereby limiting insights into lifetime reproductive success, reproductive senescence and post-reproductive lifespan. Moreover, most studies have examined long-established laboratory(More)
Hydrophilic, monocationic [M(L)(4)]PF(6) complexes (M = Cu or Ag; L: thp = tris(hydroxymethyl)phosphine, L: PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane, L: thpp = tris(hydroxypropyl)phosphine) were synthesized by ligand exchange reaction starting from [Cu(CH(3)CN)(4)]PF(6) or AgPF(6) precursors at room temperature in the presence of an excess of the relevant(More)
Many banana cultivars (including the Plantain type) are triploid interspecific hybrids between Musa acuminata (A genome) and Musa balbisiana (B genome). M. balbisiana contains endogeneous Banana streak virus sequences (eBSVs) that can, in interspecific genome context, spontaneously release infectious viral genomes. We analyzed, a triploid progeny of 184(More)
3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) is defining UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) releases which span the transition from GSM/UMTS coexistence to All-IP UMTS networks. The deployment of an UMTS network depends, in the first place, on the intended service offerings and the release an operator chooses to start service with. Other key(More)
Following an increasing interest in the gold drug therapy field, nine new neutral azolate gold(I) phosphane compounds have been synthesized and tested as anticancer agents. The azolate ligands used in this study are pyrazolates and imidazolates substituted with deactivating groups such as trifluoromethyl, nitro or chloride moieties, whereas the phosphane(More)
Outer-shell s0/p0 orbital mixing with d10 orbitals and symmetry reduction upon cupriphication of cyclic trinuclear trigonal-planar gold(I) complexes are found to sensitize ground-state Cu(I)-Au(I) covalent bonds and near-unity phosphorescence quantum yields. Heterobimetallic Au4Cu2 {[Au4(μ-C2,N3-EtIm)4Cu2(µ-3,5-(CF3)2Pz)2], (4a)}, Au2Cu(More)
Two scorpionates sodium trihydro(3-nitro-pyrazol-1-yl)borate (Na[H(3)B(3-(NO(2))pz)]) and sodium hydrotris(3-nitro-pyrazol-1-yl)borate (Na[HB(3-(NO(2))pz)(3)]), featuring electron withdrawing substituents, have been synthesized in high yield starting from 3(5)-nitropyrazole and sodium borohydride. The treatment of CuX (X = (CH(3)CN)(4)PF(6), Cl or I) with(More)
A comparative study on the tendency of a new trinuclear silver(I) pyrazolate, namely, [N,N-(3,5-dinitropyrazolate)Ag]3 (1), and a similar compound known previously, [N,N-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)pyrazolate]Ag]3 (2), to adsorb small volatile molecules was performed. It was found that 1 has a remarkable tendency to form adducts, at room temperature and(More)
The reaction of tris(1-benzylimidazole-2-yl)phosphine, (Bzim)(3)P, 1, with Ph(3)AsAuCl in 1:1 stoichiometric ratio produced (Bzim)(3)PAuCl, 2. The reaction of (Bzim)(3)PAuCl with NaAuCl(4) in 1:1 stoichiometry in dichloromethane gives an orange-yellow crystalline tetranuclear gold(I) cluster [{mu-N,N'-(Bzim)(3)PAuCl}(2)Au(2)][AuCl(2)][AuCl(4)], 3. Complex(More)