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The impact of the female immune challenge on parental feeding rate, mass and body condition index of offspring

Posted on 21. May, 2018.

Reproduction is a resource-demanding period, when trade-offs between investment in immunity versus other functions of an adult organism may exist. This research investigates the potential trade-off between a challenged immune system of a female parent and parental provisioning in free-living Great Tits Parus major and Eurasian Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus


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Comparative analysis of behavioural response of captive-reared and wild-trapped Northern Bobwhites to simulated predator attacks

Posted on 16. March, 2018.

Isolated populations of Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) have declined causing many landowners to attempt population restoration by releasing captive-reared birds. These attempts have resulted in high mortality rates, which we hypothesised are caused by captive-reared birds exhibiting more naive predator avoidance behaviour than wild birds.


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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 43, Number 1, 2018

Posted on 16. March, 2018.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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The Suzuki Reaction  

Posted on 15. March, 2018.

Since its discovery in 1979 the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction has come to play a major role in C–C bond formation.


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Free Current Commentary - US withdrawal from the COP21 Paris Climate Change Agreement, and its possible implications

Posted on 15. March, 2018.

The global media have reacted with a combination of disappointment and dumbfoundedness, in the wake of the decision by the USA to abrogate its curbing of carbon emissions, as set forth in the Paris Agreement, at the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2015. 


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Free for 24 hours - Kinetics and mechanism of acetalisation of furfural to furfural diethyl acetal with Ni–Al layered double hydroxides containing Lewis acid sites

Posted on 14. March, 2018.

Acetalisation is a viable method to protect carbonyl functionalities in organic compounds and offers a potential synthetic strategy for synthesising derived chemicals. Furfural diethyl acetal is an important perfume material, which is usually obtained by acid catalysis in the acetalisation of furfural to furfural diethyl acetal using ethanol as a renewable solvent.


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Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in domestic and migrating birds from Mazandaran province, Northern Iran

Posted on 13. March, 2018.

The zoonotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii is widely prevalent in humans and most warm-blooded animals worldwide, and is found in almost one third of the human population. There are a variety of modes of transmission of the parasite to intermediate hosts.


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The scientific dating of standing buildings

Posted on 12. March, 2018.

Over recent years, our understanding of building history has been transformed by the use of scientific dating techniques. This has been particularly significant for the innumerable modest buildings of Britain – houses, barns, mills, etc., that are described as ‘vernacular’.


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WH Perkin, Patent AD 1856 No 1984: a review on authentic mauveine and related compounds

Posted on 12. March, 2018.

Prior to 1856, the year in which Perkin patented mauveine, dyestuffs were usually prepared from plant, animal or mineral sources. For example, the red dye alizarin came from the root of the madder plant, indigo came from the cotton plant and Tyrian purple came from certain shellfish. From 1856 many patents appear on dyes made by chemical synthesis, of which mauveine was the first to be commercialised. This mauveine patent marks the beginning of the coal-tar dye industry which spread rapidly through Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland. It has had numerous celebrations and reviews.


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