Selective extraction of levoglucosan and its isomers from complex matrices using ligand exchange-solid phase extraction for analysis by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry

J Chromatogr A. 2023 Mar 17;1695:463935. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2023.463935. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The analysis of trace quantities of monosaccharide anhydrides (MAs) in sediments is complicated by the lack of… Read more

The arabinose transporter MtLat-1 is involved in hemicellulase repression as a pentose transceptor in Myceliophthora thermophila

Biotechnol Biofuels Bioprod. 2023 Mar 25;16(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s13068-023-02305-3. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Filamentous fungi possess an array of secreted enzymes to depolymerize the structural polysaccharide components of plant biomass. Sugar transporters play… Read more

Targeted DNA demethylation of the ZNF334 promoter inhibits colorectal cancer growth

Cell Death Dis. 2023 Mar 25;14(3):210. doi: 10.1038/s41419-023-05743-x. ABSTRACT Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Aberrant regulation of DNA methylation in promoters of tumor suppressor… Read more

Multiplex CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of alfalfa FLOWERING LOCUS Ta1 (MsFTa1) leads to delayed flowering time with improved forage biomass yield and quality

Plant Biotechnol J. 2023 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/pbi.14042. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a perennial flowering plant in the legume family that is widely cultivated… Read more

Linking movement and dive data to prey distribution models: new insights in foraging behaviour and potential pitfalls of movement analyses

Mov Ecol. 2023 Mar 23;11(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s40462-023-00377-2. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Animal movement data are regularly used to infer foraging behaviour and relationships to environmental characteristics, often to help identify critical habitat.… Read more

Association between malaria and household air pollution interventions in a predominantly rural area of Ghana

Malar J. 2023 Mar 23;22(1):106. doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04431-z. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Though anecdotal evidence suggests that smoke from HAP has a repellent effect on mosquitoes, very little work has been done to… Read more

Above and below-ground growth, accumulated dry matter and nitrogen remobilization of wheat (Triticum aestivum) genotypes grown in PVC tubes under well- and deficit-watered conditions

Front Plant Sci. 2023 Mar 7;14:1087343. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1087343. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT The continuing decline in water resources under the ever-changing climate compels us to re-orient our focus to a more… Read more

Root traits in response to frequent fires: Implications for belowground carbon dynamics in fire-prone savannas

Front Plant Sci. 2023 Mar 7;14:1106531. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1106531. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT Predicting how belowground carbon storage reflects changes in aboveground vegetation biomass is an unresolved challenge in most ecosystems. This… Read more

Biogenic silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from Tinosporacordifolia leaves: An effective antibiofilm agent against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 23235

Front Chem. 2023 Mar 7;11:1118454. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2023.1118454. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT Medicinal plants are long known for their therapeutic applications. Tinospora cordifolia (commonly called gulancha or heart-leaved moonseed plant), a herbaceous… Read more

Biomass fuel use and birth weight among term births in Nigeria

PLOS Glob Public Health. 2022 Jun 10;2(6):e0000419. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000419. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT Despite the high burden of household air pollution from biomass fuel in sub-Saharan Africa, the association of prenatal… Read more
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