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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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Relationship between iron and trace metal fractionation in soils

Posted on 12. March, 2014.

Iron compounds significantly affect the behaviour of trace elements in soils. Sequential chemical extractions are widely used to estimate not only the solid phase speciation of chemical elements but to study their mobilisation conditions. In this paper, The authors present the effect of iron fractionation on that of trace metals in representative soils in Hungary.


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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident - Free Commentary

Posted on 11. March, 2014.

With a total output of 4.7 GW, the Fukushima I (Daiichi) nuclear power plant was on the list of the world’s 15 largest NPPs, consisting of six light water, boiling water reactors (BWR).


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Theoretical and experimental studies on regioselectivity of epoxide ring opening by nucleophiles in nitromethane without any catalyst: nucleophilic-chain attack mechanism

Posted on 11. March, 2014.

In nature, epoxide ring opening is catalysed by the phenolic proton of a tyrosine moiety, but in the research laboratory, the cleavage usually occurs in non-aqueous media in the presence of a Lewis acid catalyst. 


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Relationship between glucose and pancreatic hormones during the embryonic and postnatal phase in chickens

Posted on 10. March, 2014.

Insulin plays a vital role in the regulation of glucose levels in the bloodstream. Chickens have similar circulating insulin concentrations compared to mammals but still maintain high plasma glucose levels.


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Simple conversion of thiols to disulfides in EtOH under ambient conditions without using any catalyst or additive

Posted on 10. March, 2014.

The chemistry of disulfides is a topic of high interest owing to their usefulness in chemical industry as well as for laboratory synthesis. The most notable application of disulfides is acting as operationally friendly thiolating reagents as well as precursors for sulfones/sulfoxides synthesis. 


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Science Reviews Books

Posted on 5. March, 2014.

Science Reviews 2000 Ltd recently published the widely praised book, UCL Chemistry Department 1828-1974 by Professor Alwyn Davies and Professor Peter Garratt.

 


 


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Platinum anticancer drugs and photochemotherapeutic agents: recent advances and future developments

Posted on 3. March, 2014.

Platinum-based chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin are widely applied for the treatment of various types of tumours. Over the last few decades, a large variety of Pt(II) and Pt(IV) complexes have been developed to improve the applicability in a wider spectrum of cancers, increase their therapeutic window and reduce the dose-limiting side effects.


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Contents: Science Progress  Volume 97 Number 1 2014

Posted on 3. March, 2014.

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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