Below you may find selected research articles from Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences faculty in the Schmid College of Science and Technology.

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Submissions from 2021

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Dynamics of Amphan Cyclone and Associated Changes in Ocean, Land Meteorological and Atmospheric Parameters, Akshansha Chauhan, Ramesh P. Singh, Rajesh Kumar, and Prasanjit Dash

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Ultrafast Adsorbate Excitation Probed with Subpicosecond-Resolution X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy, Elias Diesen, Hsin-Yi Wang, Simon Schreck, Matthew Weston, Hirohito Ogasawara, Jerry LaRue, Fivos Perakis, Martina Dell'Angela, Flavio Capotondi, Luca Giannessi, Martin Beye, Filippo Cavalca, Boyang Liu, Jörgen Gladh, Sergey Koroidov, Piter S. Miedema, Roberto Costantini, Tony F. Heinz, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Johannes Voss, Alan C. Luntz, and Anders Nilsson

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Air Quality Over Major Cities of Saudi Arabia During Hajj Periods of 2019 and 2020, Ashraf Farahat, Akshansha Chauhan, Mohammed Al Otaibi, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Plant Traits are Differentially Linked to Performance in a Semiarid Ecosystem, Jennifer L. Funk, Julie E. Larson, and Joni Ricks-Oddie

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Facilitating Constructive Discussions of Difficult Socio-Scientific Issues, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Brenna M. G. Gormally, Rebecca M. Green, Aaron W. Harrison, Brian A. Hoover, Kenjiro W. Quides, Zachary Thammavongsy, Shana R. Welles, Bingjie Zhang, and Kelsey M. Gray

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The Mechanism of β-N-methylamino-l-alanine Inhibition of tRNA Aminoacylation and Its Impact on Misincorporation, Nien-Ching Han, Tammy J. Bullwinkle, Kaeli F. Loeb, Kym F. Faull, Kyle Mohler, Jesse Rinehart, and Michael Ibba

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Promoting Academic Integrity and Student Learning in Online Biology Courses, Jeremy L. Hsu

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Instructor Strategies to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety among College and University STEM Students, Jeremy L. Hsu and Gregory R. Goldsmith

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Changes in Tropospheric Ozone Associated With Strong Earthquakes and Possible Mechanism, Feng Jing and Ramesh P. Singh

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CowN Sustains Nitrogenase Turnover in the Presence of the Inhibitor Carbon Monoxide, Michael S. Medina, Kevin O. Bretzing, Richard A. Aviles, Kiersten M. Chong, Alejandro Espinoza, Chloe Nicole G. Garcia, Benjamin B. Katz, Ruchita N. Kharwa, Andrea Hernandez, Justin L. Lee, Terrence M. Lee, Christine Lo Verde, Max W. Strul, Emily Y. Wong, and Cedric P. Owens

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Snow Covered with Dust after Chamoli Rockslide: Inference Based on High-Resolution Satellite Data, Sansar Raj Meena, Kushanav Bhuyan, Akshansha Chauhan, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Rapid Mapping of Landslides in the Western Ghats (India) Triggered by 2018 Extreme Monsoon Rainfall Using a Deep Learning Approach, Sansar Raj Meena, Omid Ghorbanzadeh, Cees J. van Westen, Thimmaiah Gudiyangada Nachappa, Thomas Blaschke, Ramesh P. Singh, and Raju Sarkar

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A Microbiome Engineering Framework to Evaluate Rhizobial Symbionts of Legumes, Kenjiro W. Quides and Hagop S. Atamian

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Apigenin and Structurally Related Flavonoids Allosterically Potentiate the Function of Human α7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Expressed in SH-EP1 Cells, Waheed Shabbir, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Bassem Sadek, and Murat Oz

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Carbon Fluxes and Microbial Activities From Boreal Peatlands Experiencing Permafrost Thaw, M. P. Waldrop, J. W. McFarland, K. L. Manies, M. C. Leewis, S. J. Blazewicz, M. C. Jones, R. B. Neumann, Jason K. Keller, L. Cohen, E. S. Euskirchen, C. Edgar, M. R. Turetsky, and W. L. Cable

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Deacylated tRNA Accumulation Is a Trigger for Bacterial Antibiotic Persistence Independent of the Stringent Response, Whitney N. Wood, Kyle Mohler, Jesse Rinehart, and Michael Ibba

Submissions from 2020

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Prostate Field Cancerization and Exosomes: Association Between CD9, Early Growth Response 1 and Fatty Acid Synthase, Farideh Amirrad, Philip A. Pytak, Neda Sadeghiani-Pelar, Julie P. T. Nguyen, Emily L. Cauble, and Anna C. Jones

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Modeling Action Potential Reversals in Tunicate Hearts, John W. Cain, Luran He, and Lindsay D. Waldrop

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Effect of Lockdown on HCHO and Trace Gases over India during March 2020, Akshansha Chauhan and Ramesh P. Singh

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Capsaicin Is a Negative Allosteric Modulator of the 5-HT3 Receptor, Eslam El Nebrisi, Tatiana Prytkova, Dietrich Ernst Lorke, Luke Howarth, Asma Hassan Alzaabi, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Frank Christopher Howarth, and Murat Oz

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The Best Predictions in Experimental Biology are Critical and Persuasive, Douglas S. Fudge and Andy J. Turko

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Leaf Traits and Performance Vary with Plant Age and Water Availability in Artemisia californica, Jennifer L. Funk, Julie E. Larson, and Gregory Vose

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Keys to Enhancing the Value of Invasion Ecology Research for Management, Jennifer L. Funk, Ingrid M. Parker, Virginia Matzek, S. Luke Flory, Erik T. Aschehoug, Carla M. D'Antonio, Wayne Dawson, Diane M. Thomson, and Justin Valliere

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Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases, Miguel Angel Rubio Gomez and Michael Ibba

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Early Evidence of Natal-Habitat Preference: Juvenile Loons Feed on Natal-Like Lakes After Fledging, Brian A. Hoover, Kristin M. Brunk, Gabriella L. Jukkala, Nathan Banfield, Andrew L. Rypel, and Walter H. Piper

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Massive Peatland Carbon Banks Vulnerable to Rising Temperatures, A. M. Hopple, R. M. Wilson, M. Kolton, Cassandra A. Zalman, J. P. Chanton, J. Kostka, P. J. Hanson, Jason K. Keller, and S. D. Bridgham

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Using Primary Literature on SARS‐CoV‐2 to Promote Student Learning about Evolution, Jeremy L. Hsu

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Student Perceptions of an Inquiry‐Based Molecular Biology Lecture and Lab Following a Mid‐Semester Transition to Online Teaching, Jeremy L. Hsu and Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith

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Remote Sensing Monitoring of Vegetation Dynamic Changes after Fire in the Greater Hinggan Mountain Area: The Algorithm and Application for Eliminating Phenological Impacts, Zhibin Huang, Chunxiang Cao, Wei Chen, Min Xu, Yongfeng Dang, Ramesh P. Singh, Barjeece Bashir, Bo Xie, and Xiaojuan Lin

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Deswelling Studies of pH and Temperature-sensitive Ultra-low Cross-linked Microgels with Cross-linked Cores, Molla R. Islam and L. Andrew Lyon

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Design and Synthesis of Core–Shell Microgels with One‐Step Clickable Crosslinked Cores and Ultralow Crosslinked Shells, Molla R. Islam, Chelsea Nguy, Sanika Pandit, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Changes in Atmospheric, Meteorological, and Ocean Parameters Associated with the 12 January 2020 Taal Volcanic Eruption, Feng Jing, Akshansa Chauhan, Ramesh P. Singh, and Prasanjit Dash

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Microwave Brightness Temperature Characteristics of Three Strong Earthquakes in Sichuan Province, China, Feng Jing, Ramesh P. Singh, Yueju Cui, and Ke Sun

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The Role of Dislodgement in the Territorial Ecology of the Owl Limpet, Lottia gigantea, Ryan T. Kabala, Natalie Swinford, Maria J. Mason, and William G. Wright

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Editorial: Microbial Regulation of Translation, Assaf Katz, Sebastian A. Leidel, and Michael Ibba

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Targeting tRNA-Synthetase Interactions Towards Novel Therapeutic Discovery Against Eukaryotic Pathogens, Paul Kelly, Fatemeh Hadi-Nezhad, Dennis Y. Liu, Travis J. Lawrence, Roger G. Linington, Michael Ibba, and David H. Ardell

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Fine-Tuning of Alanyl-tRNA Synthetase Quality Control Alleviates Global Dysregulation of the Proteome, Paul Kelly, Arundhati Kavoor, and Michael Ibba

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Ecological Strategies Begin at Germination: Traits, Plasticity, and Survival in the First Four Days of Plant Life, Julie E. Larson, Brian L. Anacker, Sara Wanous, and Jennifer L. Funk

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Methanethiol, Dimethyl Sulfide and Acetone Over Biologically Productive Waters in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, Sarah J. Lawson, Cliff S. Law, Mike J. Harvey, Thomas G. Bell, Carolyn F. Walker, Warren J. De Bruyn, and Eric S. Saltzman

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Modulation of Escherichia coli Translation by the Specific Inactivation of tRNAGly Under Oxidative Stress, Lorenzo Eugenio Leiva, Andrea Pincheira, Sara Elgamal, Sandra D. Kienast, Verónica Bravo, Johannes Leufken, Daniela Gutiérrez, Sebastian A. Leidel, Michael Ibba, and Assaf Katz

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We Are Not Alone in Trying to Be Alone, Patricia C. Lopes

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Immune-Endocrine Links to Gregariousness in Wild House Mice, Patricia C. Lopes, Esther H. D. Carlitz, Morgan Kindel, and Barbara König

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Wild Mice with Different Social Network Sizes Vary in Brain Gene Expression, Patricia C. Lopes and Barbara König

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Retention of Rising Oil Droplets in Density Stratification, Tracy L. Mandel, De Zhen Zhou, Lindsay Waldrop, Maxime Theillard, Dustin Kleckner, and Shilpa Khatri

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Concentration Effects of Three Common Fish Anesthetics on Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii), Charlene L. McCord, Emma Whiteley, Jessica Liang, Cathy Trejo, Rebecca Caputo, Estefania Itehua, Hina Hasan, Stephanie Hernandez, Kevin Jagnandan, and Douglas Fudge

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Land Use and Land Cover Change Modeling and Future Potential Landscape Risk Assessment Using Markov-CA Model and Analytical Hierarchy Process, Biswajit Nath, Zhihua Wang, Yong Ge, Kamrul Islam, Ramesh P. Singh, and Zheng Niu

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Plunging Floater Survival Causes Cryptic Population Decline in the Common Loon, Walter H. Piper, Jason Grear, Brian Hoover, Elaina Lomery, and Linda M. Grenzer

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Air/Sea Transfer of Highly Soluble Gases Over Coastal Waters, J. G. Porter, Warren J. de Bruyn, S. D. Miller, and E. S. Saltzman

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Functional Morphology of Gliding Flight II. Morphology Follows Predictions of Gliding Performance, Jonathan Rader, Tyson L. Hedrick, Yanyan He, and Lindsay D. Waldrop

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Long Term Air Quality Analysis in Reference to Thermal Power Plants Using Satellite Data in Singrauli Region, India, H. K. Romana, Ramesh P. Singh, and D. P. Shukla

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Leaf Traits Can Be Used to Predict Rates of Litter Decomposition, Marc Rosenfield, Jennifer L. Funk, Jason K. Keller, Catrina Clausen, and Kimberlee Cyphers

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Earth Observation and Sustainable Development Goals, Ramesh P. Singh

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Impact of Lockdown on Air Quality in India During COVID-19 Pandemic, Ramesh P. Singh and Akshansa Chauhan

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Spatiotemporal Variations of City-Level Carbon Emissions in China during 2000–2017 Using Nighttime Light Data, Yu Sun, Sheng Zheng, Yuzhe Wu, Uwe Schlink, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Translational Regulation of Environmental Adaptation in Bacteria, Rodney Tollerson II and Michael Ibba

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Hydraulic Fracturing Operation for Oil and Gas Production and Associated Earthquake Activities Across the USA, Valeria Villa and Ramesh P. Singh

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Functional Morphology of Gliding Flight I. Modeling Reveals Distinct Performance Landscapes Based on Soaring Strategies, Lindsay D. Waldrop, Yanyan He, Tyson L. Hedrick, and Jonathan Rader

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Melding Modeling and Morphology: A Call for Collaboration to Address Difficult Questions about the Evolution of Form and Function, Lindsay D. Waldrop and Jonathan Rader

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Global Atmospheric Budget of Acetone: Air-Sea Exchange and the Contribution to Hydroxyl Radicals, Siyuan Wang, Eric C. Apel, Rebecca H. Schwantes, Kelvin H. Bates, Daniel J. Jacob, Emily V. Fischer, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Alan J. Hills, Louisa K. Emmons, Laura L. Pan, Shawn Honomichl, Simone Tilmes, Jean‐François Lamarque, Mingxi Yang, Christa A. Marandino, E. S. Saltzman, Warren J. de Bruyn, Sohiko Kameyama, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Yuko Omori, Samuel R. Hall, Kirk Ullmann, Thomas B. Ryerson, Chelsea R. Thompson, Jeff Peischl, Bruce C. Daube, Róisín Commane, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney, Alexander B. Thames, David O. Miller, William H. Brune, Glenn S. Diskin, Joshua P. DiGangi, and Steven C. Wofsy

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Patterns of Intraspecific Trait Variation Along an Aridity Gradient Suggest Both Drought Escape and Drought Tolerance Strategies in an Invasive Herb, Shana R. Welles and Jennifer L. Funk

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De novo Sequencing and Analysis of Salvia hispanica Tissue-Specific Transcriptome and Identification of Genes Involved in Terpenoid Biosynthesis, James Wimberley, Joseph Cahill, and Hagop S. Atamian

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Regional Forest Volume Estimation by Expanding LiDAR Samples Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Data, Bo Xie, Chunxiang Cao, Min Xu, Barjeece Bashir, Ramesh P. Singh, Zhibin Huang, and Xiaojuan Lin

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High Spatio-temporal Heterogeneity of Carbon Footprints in the Zhejiang Province, China, from 2005 to 2015: Implications for Climate Change Policies, Sheng Zheng, Jiaming Shan, Ramesh P. Singh, Yuzhe Wu, Jiachen Pan, Yueshe Wang, and Eric Lichtfouse

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Modeling Holocene Peatland Carbon Accumulation in North America, Qianlai Zhuang, Sirui Wang, Bailu Zhao, Filipe Aires, Catherine Prigent, Zicheng Yu, Jason K. Keller, and Scott Bridgham

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Mechanism and Chemoselectivity for HOCl-Mediated Oxidation of Zinc-Bound Thiolates, Lindsay Zumwalt, Arden Perkins, and O. Maduka Ogba

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Mechanism and Chemoselectivity for HOCl-Mediated Oxidation of Zinc-Bound Thiolates, Lindsay Zumwalt, Arden Perkins, and O. Maduka Ogba

Submissions from 2019

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Global Sinusoidal Seasonality in Precipitation Isotopes, Scott T. Allen, Scott Jasechko, Wouter R. Berghuijs, Jeffrey M. Welker, Gregory R. Goldsmith, and James W. Kirchner

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Seasonal Origins of Soil Water Used by Trees, Scott T. Allen, James W. Kirchner, Sabine Braun, Rolf T. W. Siegwolf, and Gregory R. Goldsmith

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Long-Term Aerosol Trends and Variability over Central Saudi Arabia Using Optical Characteristics from Solar Village AERONET Measurements, Mohammed Al Otaibi, Ashraf Farahat, Bassam Tawabini, M. Hafidz Omar, Emad Ramadan, Abdelgadir Abuelgasim, and Ramesh Singh

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Diffuse Light and Wetting Differentially Affect Tropical Tree Leaf Photosynthesis, Z. Carter Berry and Gregory R. Goldsmith

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Functional Plasticity in Lamellar Autotomy by Larval Damselflies in Response to Predatory Larval Dragonfly Cues, Katherine L. Black, Douglas Fudge, William M. C. Jarvis, and Beren W. Robinson

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The Fitness Landscape of the African Salmonella Typhimurium ST313 Strain D23580 Reveals Unique Properties of the pBT1 Plasmid, Rocío Canals, Roy R. Chaudhuri, Rebecca E. Steiner, Siân V. Owen, Natalia Quinones-Olvera, Melita A. Gordon, Michael Baym, Michael Ibba, and Jay C. D. Hinton

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Optical Characterization of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) and Fe(II) Concentrations in Soil Porewaters Along a Channel-Bank Transect in a Salt Marsh, Catherine D. Clark, Jennifer C. Bowen, Warren J. de Bruyn, and Jason K. Keller

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Concept Inventories as a Resource for Teaching Evolution, Robert E. Furrow and Jeremy L. Hsu

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Coseismic Groundwater Temperature Response Associated with the Wenchuan Earthquake, Anhua He and Ramesh P. Singh

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A "Choose-Your-Own" Classroom-Based Activity That Promotes Scientific Inquiry about RNA Interference, Jeremy L. Hsu

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Deswelling Induced Morphological Changes in Dual pH and Temperature Responsive Ultra-Low Crosslinked Poly (N-isopropyl acrylamide)-co-Acrylic Acid Microgels, Molla R. Islam, Maddie Tumbarello, and L. Andrew Lyon

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High Concentrations of Trimethylamines in Slime Glands Inhibit Skein Unraveling in Pacific Hagfish, Gaurav Jain, Marie Starksen, Kashika Singh, Christopher Hoang, Paul Yancey, Charlene McCord, and Douglas S. Fudge

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Land – Atmosphere – Meteorological Coupling Associated with the 2015 Gorkha (M 7.8) and Dolakha (M 7.3) Nepal Earthquakes, Feng Jing, Ramesh P. Singh, and Xuhui Shen

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Alanyl-tRNA Synthetase Quality Control Prevents Global Dysregulation of the Escherichia coli Proteome, Paul Kelly, Nicholas Backes, Kyle Mohler, Christopher Buser, Arundhati Kavoor, Jesse Rinehart, Gregory Phillips, and Michael Ibba

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The 18O-Signal Transfer from Water Vapour to Leaf Water and Assimilates Varies Among Plant Species and Growth Forms, Marco M. Lehmann, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Cathleen Mirande-Ney, Rosemarie B. Weigt, Leonie Schönbeck, Ansgar Kahmen, Arthur Gessler, Rolf T.W. Siegwolf, and Matthias Saurer

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EDB-FN Targeted Peptide–Drug Conjugates for Use against Prostate Cancer, Shang Eun Park, Kiumars Shamloo, Timothy A. Kristedja, Shaban Darwish, Marco Bisoffi, Keykavous Parang, and Rakesh Tiwari

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Plant Functional Group Effects on Peat Carbon Cycling in a Boreal Rich Fen, Danielle Rupp, Evan S. Kane, Catherine Dieleman, Jason K. Keller, and Merritt Turetsky

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Impact of Deadly Dust Storms (May 2018) on Air Quality, Meteorological, and Atmospheric Parameters Over the Northern Parts of India, Sudipta Sarkar, Akshansa Chauhan, Rajesh Kumar, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Regulation of tRNA-Dependent Translational Quality Control, Rebecca E. Steiner and Michael Ibba

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Oxidation of Phenylalanyl-tRNA Synthetase Positively Regulates Translational Quality Control, Rebecca E. Steiner, Amanda M. Kyle, and Michael Ibba

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Ecological Response of Phytoplankton to the Oil Spills in the Oceans, Danling Tang, Jing Sun, Li Zhou, Sufen Wang, Ramesh P. Singh, and Gang Pan

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Time-Resolved Observation of Transient Precursor State of CO on Ru(0001) Using Carbon K-edge spectroscopy, Hsin-Yi Wang, Simon Schreck, Matthew Weston, Hirohito Ogasawara, Jerry LaRue, Fivos Perakis, Martina Dell'Angela, Flavio Capotondi, Luca Giannessi, Emanuele Pedersoli, Denys Naumenko, Ivaylo Nikolov, Lorenzo Raimondi, Carlo Spezzani, Martin Beye, Filippo Cavalca, Boyang Liu, Jörgen Gladh, Sergey Koroidov, Piter S. Miedema, Roberto Costantini, Lars G. M. Pettersson, and Anders Nilsson

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Translational Control of Antibiotic Resistance, Anne Witzky, Rodney Tollerson II, and Michael Ibba

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Phylogenetic and Biogeographic Controls of Plant Nighttime Stomatal Conductance, Kailiang Yu, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Yujie Wang, and William R. L. Anderegg

Submissions from 2018

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Predicting Spatial Patterns in Precipitation Isotope (δ2H and δ18O) Seasonality Using Sinusoidal Isoscapes, Scott T. Allen, James W. Kirchner, and Gregory R. Goldsmith

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Assessment of Indoor & Outdoor Black Carbon Emissions Rural Areas of Indo-Gangetic Plain: Seasonal Characteristics, Source Apportionment and Radiative Forcing, Mohammad Arif, Rajesh Kumar, Ramesh Kumar, Eric Zusman, Ramesh Singh, and Akhilesh Gupta

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Foliar Water Uptake: Processes, Pathways, and Integration into Plant Water Budgets, Z. Carter Berry, Nathan C. Emery, Sybil G. Gotsch, and Gregory R. Goldsmith

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Structural and Defensive Roles of Angiosperm Leaf Venation Network Reticulation Ecross an Andes-Amazon Elevation Gradient, Benjamin Blonder, Norma Salinas, Lisa Patrick Bentley, Alexander Shenkin, Percy Chambi-Porroa, Yolvi Valdez Tejeira, Tatiana Erika Boza Espinoza, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Lucas Enrico, Roberta Martin, Gregory P. Asner, Sandra Diaz, Brian J. Enquist, and Yadvinder Malhi

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Iron Acquisition in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Alex Chao, Paul J. Sieminski, Cedric P. Owens, and Celia W. Goulding

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Coupling between Land–Ocean–Atmosphere and Pronounced Changes in Atmospheric/Meteorological Parameters Associated with the Hudhud Cyclone of October 2014, Akshansa Chauhan, Rajesh Kumar, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Spatiotemporal Extremes of Temperature and Precipitation During 1960–2015 in the Yangtze River Basin (China) and Impacts on Vegetation Dynamics, Lifang Cui, Lunche Wang, Sai Qu, Ramesh P. Singh, Zhongping Lai, and Rui Yao

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Association Analysis Between Spatiotemporal Variation of Vegetation Greenness and Precipitation/Temperature in the Yangtze River Basin (China), Lifang Cui, Lunche Wang, Ramesh P. Singh, Zhongping Lai, Liangliang Jiang, and Rui Yao

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The Value of Wet Leaves, Todd E. Dawson and Gregory Goldsmith

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Spatial Variation in Throughfall, Soil, and Plant Water Isotopes in a Temperate Forest, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Scott T. Allen, Sabine Braun, Nadine Engbersen, Clara Romero González-Quijano, James W. Kirchner, and Rolf T. W. Siegwolf