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Now available on Fast Track: Egg size and shape variation in Rufous Bush Chats (Cercotrichas galactotes) breeding in date palm plantations: hatching success increases with egg elongation

Posted on 23. April, 2018.

In oviparous taxa such as birds, clutch characteristics (e.g. egg size, egg mass and the number of eggs) can be considered as energetic investment in reproduction. In this paper, we study variation in the principal component indices of egg size and shape in Rufous Bush Chats (Cercotrichas galactotes) breeding in date palm plantations in the Al Amri Oasis, north Algeria, in 2008–2009 and 2011–2013.


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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 9 Issue 1 2016

Posted on 7. March, 2016.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.


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Contents: Science Progress  Volume 99 Number 1 2016

Posted on 2. March, 2016.

Science Progress commissions world authorities to contribute articles on the most interesting, important and meaningful topics - ranging from cosmology to the environment, and publishes occasional issues on specific topics.


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Journal of Chemical Research Abstracts Edition, Volume 40, Issue No.2, February 2016

Posted on 25. February, 2016.

Download the February Abstracts Edition of Journal of Chemical Research, free of charge, now.


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Food supplementation reveals constraints and adaptability of egg quality in the magpie Pica pica

Posted on 18. February, 2016.

In addition to genetic effects, parents can affect offspring fitness traits through changes in propagule size, number or quality. These parental effects, especially maternal effects, may provide a mechanism for ‘phenotypic engineering’ which allows offspring to be adapted to variable environmental conditions. 


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Synthesis of 5-acetyl-2-arylamino-4-methylthiazole thiosemicarbazones under microwave irradiation and their in vitro anticancer activity

Posted on 12. February, 2016.

The thiosemicarbazone (TSC) is considered as one of the most important scaffolds and is embedded in many biologically active compounds. Brockman et al. first showed that 2-formylpyridine TSC possesses antileukemic activity in mice. Since then, various aliphatic, aromatic and heteroaromatic carbaldehyde TSCs were synthesised and many of them exhibited a broad range of biological activities.


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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research , Volume 40, Issue No.2, February 2016

Posted on 10. February, 2016.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Successful Access to Research pilot leads to extension of service

Posted on 27. January, 2016.

From ‘Roman Wales’ to ‘Ebola’: local library users able to continue searching over 10 million academic articles, free-of-charge


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Dementia as an existential threat: the importance of self-esteem, social connectedness and meaning in life

Posted on 20. January, 2016.

Dementia is an umbrella term for a large number of illnesses, all of which involve neurodegenerative changes in the brain. The most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, but there are over 100 other, rarer conditions. 


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