Diverse ecological communities of Amazonia play a crucial role in the maintenance of the biosphere. However, little is known about the microbial ecology of Amazonia. During an analysis of litter from an Amazonian wetland we discovered a new... continue reading
In conventional scientific approaches, degraded ecosystems (e.g. conventional agroecosystems due to tillage and high doses of chemical inputs) are attempted to be revived mainly through nutrients, organic matter and water management. However, they... continue reading
Same-size planets that orbit one-another around a common centre of mass would answer a lot of problems associated with Red-Dwarf stars, such as: tidal locking (because same size planets would tidally lock to each-other, thus blocking tidal locking... continue reading
An increasingly familiar class of exoplanets amongst those being continually discovered is the "Super-Earth" (Valencia+2007), with a mass intermediate between Earth and Neptune. These have been... continue reading
In biobank research, one of the main obstacles for full applicability of Open Access to biomedical resources is the researchers’ reluctance to make immediately and freely available these materials before having adequately exploited their... continue reading
Ships carry giant volume of ballast water required to sink in Sea. The loading and unloading of ballast water causes negative impact on marine environment. The discharged ballast water typically contains both macroscopic and microscopic plants,... continue reading
Electrical conductivity of Sea water and saline soil is above 4 dS/m (Cox et al., 1970; Sehgal, 1980). The high pH and high salinity reduced metabolic rates of dinitrogen (N2) fixing bacteria which lowered or stopped N2 fixation activity. This... continue reading
Total 46 diverse thermophilic bacterial strains were isolated from terrestrial hot springs located at Unkeshwar (Longitude 78o 25’ East and Latitude 19o 85’ North). Bacterial strains showed optimum growth at temperatures ranges from 45-65 oC and... continue reading
In conservation ecology, missing source populations are often considered the main bottleneck for the successful (re-)colonisation of (restored) habitats ([e.g. Kail et al. 2015](http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0130228)). In theoretical... continue reading
The underlying assumption of the expert-novice paradigm is that findings on experts in a particular field (e.g., mathematicians, expert teachers, gifted students) can be applied for advancing novices in the same field (usually "regular" students... continue reading
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