Marine organisms produce a variety of secondary metabolites for defense, communication, and reproduction. While these uses are essential for the organisms' survival, marine natural products have demonstrated their value to human society as well. Asian countries used algae for centuries to treat or prevent illnesses as wide-ranging as cough, gout,...
Temperature effects on osmoregulation were studied in larval
Ambystoma gracile. There was a pronounced effect on the osmotic
uptake of water through the skin. The rates at 5°C, 15°C and 25°C
were respectively 0.03 ml/hr., 0.1 ml/hr. and 0.2 ml/hr. for a
10g animal. The Q₁₀'s for these changes in...
Three experimental grazing trials were conducted to
explore the hypothesis that in the Klamath Basin, a higher
level of selenium supplementation is necessary than those
proven adequate elsewhere. Two forage species were
investigated: Festuca arundinaeca and Agropyron repens, in
0.61 hectare plots, both grown in a selenium deficient soil