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 2013

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Ontogenetic Scaling of the Olfactory Antennae and Flicking Behavior of the Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, Lindsay D. Waldrop

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Gamete Donor Selection Based on Genetic Calculations. U.S. Patent 8,543,339, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey, Joanna Mountain, J. Michael Macpherson, and Joyce Y. Tung

Submissions from 2012

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Assessing Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates In Semiarid Watersheds Using the Usda-Ars Walnut Gulch Gauge Network and Trmm Pr, Eyal Amitai, Carl L. Unkrich, David C. Goodrich, Emad Habib, and Bryson Thill

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The Mechanical Behavior of Mutant K14-R125P Keratin Bundles and Networks in NEB-1 Keratinocytes, Daniel R. Beriault, Oualid Haddad, John V. McCuaig, Zachary J. Robinson, David Russell, E. Birgitte Lane, and Douglas S. Fudge

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(R)-β-lysine Modified Elongation Factor P Functions in Translation Elongation, Tammy J. Bullwinkle, S. Betty Zou, Andrei Rajkovic, Steven J. Hersch, Sara Elgamal, Nathaniel Robinson, David Smil, Yuri Bolshan, William Wiley Navarre, and Michael Ibba

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Structural Properties of Thermoresponsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-poly(ethyleneglycol) Microgels, J. Clara-Rahola, A. Fernandez-Nieves, B. Sierra-Martin, A. B. South, L. Andrew Lyon, J. Kohlbrecher, and A. F. Barbero

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Roles of tRNA in Cell Wall Biosynthesis, Kiley Dare and Michael Ibba

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A Functional Trait Perspective on Plant Invasion, Rebecca E. Drenovsky, Brenda J. Grewell, Carla M. D'Antonio, Jennifer L. Funk, Jeremy J. James, Nicole Molinari, Ingrid M. Parker, and Christina L. Richards

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Fog- and Cloud-Induced Aerosol Modification Observed by the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), T. F. Eck, B. N. Holben, J. S. Reid, D. M. Giles, M. A. Rivas, Ramesh P. Singh, S. N. Tripathi, C. J. Bruegge, S. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, N. A. Krotkov, S. A. Carn, A. Sinyuk, O. Dubovik, A. Arola, J. S. Schafer, P. Artaxo, A. Smirnov, H. Chen, and P. Goloub

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Cryo-EM Structure of the Archaeal 50S Ribosomal Subunit in Complex with Initiation Factor 6 and Implications for Ribosome Evolution, Basil J. Greber, Daniel Boehringer, Vlatka Godinic-Mikulcic, Ana Crnkovic, Michael Ibba, Ivana Weygand-Durasevic, and Nenad Ban

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Regulation of Hard α-keratin Mechanics via Control of Intermediate Filament Hydration: Matrix Squeeze Revisited, Daniel A. Greenberg and Douglas S. Fudge

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Cryptic Distant Relatives Are Common in Both Isolated and Cosmopolitan Genetic Samples, Brenna M. Henn, Lawrence S. Hon, J. Michael Macpherson, Nicholas Eriksson, Serge Saxonov, Itsik Pe'er, and Joanna Mountain

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Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing and Modeling for Tracing Dust Storms in the Mediterranean, D. G. Kaskaoutis, Anup K. Prasad, P. G. Kosmopoulos, P. R. Sinha, S. K. Kharol, P. Gupta, Hesham el-Askary, and Menas Kafatos

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Influence of anomalous dry conditions on aerosols over India: Transport, distribution and properties, Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Ritesh Gautam, Ramesh P. Singh, E. E. Housos, D. Goto, S. Singh, A. Bartzokas, P. G. Kosmopoulos, Manish Sharma, N. C. Hsu, B. N. Holben, and T. Takemura

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Variability and Trends of Aerosol Properties over Kanpur, Northern India Using AERONET Data (2001–10), Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Ramesh P. Singh, Ritesh Gautam, Manish Sharma, P. G. Kosmopoulos, and S. N. Tripathi

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Soil Organic Carbon Storage in Restored Salt Marshes in Huntington Beach, California, Jason K. Keller, Kimberly K. Takagi, Morgan E. Brown, Kellie N. Stump, and Chelsea G. Takahashi

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Toward a Framework For Systematic Error Modeling Of Spaceborne Precipitation Radar With Noaa/Nssl Ground Radar Based National Mosaic Qpe, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, S. Chen, Z. Flamig, J. Zhang, M. Schwaller, W. Peterson, and Eyal Amitai

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Association of a Multi-Synthetase Complex with Translating Ribosomes in the Archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis, Medha Raina, Sara Elgamal, Thomas J. Santangelo, and Michael Ibba

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Taking AIM at the Start of Translation, Medha Raina and Michael Ibba

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A Pseudo-tRNA Modulates Antibiotic Resistance in Bacillus cereus, Theresa E. Rogers, Sandro F. Ataide, Kiley Dare, Assaf Katz, Stephanie Seveau, Hervé Roy, and Michael Ibba

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Insight: How Do Aerosols Vary Over Northern India?, Ramesh P. Singh

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Personality Type Differences Between Ph.D. Climate Researchers and the General Public: Implications for Effective Communication, C. Susan Weiler, Jason K. Keller, and Christina Olex

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Selection of tRNA Charging Quality Control Mechanisms That Increase Mistranslation of the Genetic Code, Srujana S. Yadavalli and Michael Ibba

Submissions from 2011

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Evaluation Of Satellite-Retrieved Extreme Precipitation Rates Across the Central United States, A. AghaKoucak, A. Behrangi, S. Sorooshian, K. Hsu, and Eyal Amitai

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Analysis of Agonism and Inverse Agonism in Functional Assays with Constitutive Activity: Estimation of Orthosteric Ligand Affinity Constants for Active and Inactive Receptor States, Frederick J. Ehlert, Michael T. Griffin, and Hinako Suga

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Analysis of Functional Responses at G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Estimation of Relative Affinity Constants for the Inactive Receptor Sstate, Frederick J. Ehlert, Michael T. Griffin, and Hinako Suga

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Quantifying Agonist Activity at G Protein-coupled Receptors, Frederick J. Ehlert, Hinako Suga, and Michael T. Griffin

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Intermediate Filaments Regulate Tissue Size and Stiffness in the Murine Lens, Douglas S. Fudge, John V. McCuaig, Shannon Van Stralen, John F. Hess, Huan Wang, Richard T. Mathias, and Paul G. FitzGerald

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Three-Year Ground Based Measurements of Aerosol Optical Depth over the Eastern Mediterranean: The Urban Environment of Athens, E. Gerasopoulos, V. Amiridis, S. Kazadzis, P. Kokkalis, K. Eleftheratos, M. O. Andrae, T. W. Andrae, Hesham el-Askary, and C S. Zerefos

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Aerosol Properties Over the Indo‐Gangetic Plain: A Mesoscale Perspective from the TIGERZ Experiment, D. M. Giles, B. N. Holben, Sachchida N. Tripathi, Thomas F. Eck, W. Wayne Newcomb, Ilya Slutsker, Russell R. Dickerson, Anne M. Thompson, Shana Mattoo, Sheng-Hsiang Wang, Ramesh P. Singh, Aliaksandyr Sinyuk, and Joel S. Schafer

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Beta-lysine Discrimination by Lysyl-tRNA Synthetase, Marla S. Gilreath, Hervé Roy, Tammy J. Bullwinkle, Assaf Katz, Michael Ibba, and William Wiley Navarre

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Control of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgel Network Structure by Precipitation Polymerization near the Lower Critical Solution Temperature, Xiaobo Hu, Zhen Tong, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties of Cationic Microgels Based on Poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide), Xiaobo Hu, Zhen Tong, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Contrasting Aerosol Trends Over South Asia During the Last Decade Based on MODIS Observations, Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, P. R. Sinha, Ramesh P. Singh, K. V. S. Badarinath, Waseem Mehdi, and Manish Sharma

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Extremely Large Anthropogenic-Aerosol Contribution to Total Aerosol Load over the Bay of Bengal During Winter Season, Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, P. R. Sinha, Ramesh P. Singh, H. D. Kambezidis, Anu Rani Sharma, and K. V. S. Bardarinath

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Communication: Bubbles, Crystals, and Laser-Induced Nucleation, Brandon C. Knott, Jerry L. LaRue, Alec M. Wodtke, Michael F. Doherty, and Baron Peters

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Aerosol Climatology Over Nile Delta Based on MODIS, MISR and OMI Satellite Data, H. S. Marey, J. C. Gille, Hesham el-Askary, E. A. Shalaby, and Mohamed El Raey

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An Upper Limit for Macromolecular Crowding Effects, Andrew C. Miklos, Congang Li, Courtney D. Sorell, L. Andrew Lyon, and Gary J. Pielak

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The tRNA Synthetase Paralog PoxA Modifies Elongation Factor-P with (R)-β-lysine, Hervé Roy, S. Betty Zou, Tammy J. Bullwinkle, Benjamin S. Wolfe, Marla S. Gilreath, Craig J. Forsyth, William Wiley Navarre, and Michael Ibba

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Climatic Drivers of Potential Hazards in Mediterranean Coasts, Agustin Sanchez-Arcilla, Cesar Mosso, Joan Pau Sierra, Marc Mestres, Ali Harzallah, Mohamed Senouci, Mohamed El Raey, and Hesham el-Askary

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Estimation of NOx Emissions from Delhi Using Car MAX-DOAS Observations and Comparison with OMI Satellite Data, R. Shaiganfar, S. Beirle, Manish Sharma, A. Chauhan, Ramesh P. Singh, and T. Wagner

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Bulk Modulus of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgels Through the Swelling Transition, B. Sierra-Martin, Y. Laporte, A. B. South, L. Andrew Lyon, and A. Fernandez-Nieves

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Report on the Workshop “Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EMSEV)”, Ramesh P. Singh

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Network Deconstruction Reveals Network Structure in Responsive Microgels, Michael H. Smith, Emily S. Herman, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Tunable Encapsulation of Proteins within Charged Microgels, Michael H. Smith and L. Andrew Lyon

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Can Resource-Use Traits Predict Native vs. Exotic Plant Success in Carbon Amended Soils?, Robert J. Steers, Jennifer L. Funk, and Edith B. Allen

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Efficient Replication of over 180 Genetic Associations with Self-Reported Medical Data, Joyce Y. Tung, Chuong B. Do, David A. Hinds, Amy K. Kiefer, J. Michael Macpherson, Arnab B. Chowdry, Uta Francke, Brian Naughton, Joanna Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, and Nicholas Eriksson

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Loss of Elongation Factor P Disrupts Bacterial Outer-Membrane Integrity, S. Betty Zou, Steven J. Hersch, Hervé Roy, J. Brad Wiggers, Andrea S. Leung, Stephen Buranyi, Jinglin Lucy Xie, Kiley Dare, Michael Ibba, and William Wiley Navarre

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Elongation Factor P Mediates a Novel Post-Transcriptional Regulatory Pathway Critical for Bacterial Virulence, S. Betty Zou, Hervé Roy, Michael Ibba, and William Wiley Navarre

Submissions from 2010

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Post-Coring Entrapment Of Modern Air In Some Shallow Ice Cores Collected Near the Firn-Ice Transition: Evidence From Cfc-12 Measurements In Antarctic Firn Air and Ice Cores, Murat Aydin, S. A. Montzka, M. O. Battle, M. B. Williams, Warren J. De Bruyn, J. H. Butler, K. R. Verhulst, C. Tatum, B. K. Gun, D. A. Plotkin, B. D. Hall, and Eric S. Saltzman

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Chronic Inflammatory Responses to Microgel-Based Implant Coatings, Amanda W. Bridges, Rachel E. Whitmire, Neetu Singh, Kellie L. Templeman, Julia E. Babensee, L. Andrew Lyon, and Andrés J. García

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Chemosensitization of Cancer Cells by siRNA Using Targeted Nanogel Delivery, Erin B. Dickerson, William H. Blackburn, Michael H. Smith, Laura B. Kapa, L. Andrew Lyon, and John F. McDonald

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Climatological aspects of the optical properties of fine/coarse mode aerosol mixtures, Thomas F. Eck, B. N. Holben, Aliaksandyr Sinyuk, R. T. Pinker, P. Goloub, H. Chen, B. Chatenet, Z. Li, Ramesh P. Singh, Sachchida N. Tripathi, J. S. Reid, D. M. Giles, O. Dubovik, N. T. O'Neill, A. Smirnov, P. Wang, and X. Xia

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Web-Based, Participant-Driven Studies Yield Novel Genetic Associations for Common Traits, Nicholas Eriksson, J. Michael Macpherson, Joyce Y. Tung, Lawrence S. Hon, Brian Naughton, Serge Saxonov, Linda Avey, Anne Wojcicki, Itsik Pe'er, and Joanna Mountain

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Cooperative Melting in Caged Dimers with Only Two DNA Duplexes, Ibrahim Eryazici, Tatiana Prytkova, George C. Schatz, and SonBinh T. Nguyen

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How the Sequence of a Gene Can Tune Its Translation, Kurt Fredrick and Michael Ibba

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An Archaeal tRNA-Synthetase Complex That Enhances Aminoacylation Under Extreme Conditions, Vlatka Godinic-Mikulcic, Jelena Jaric, Corinne D. Hausmann, Michael Ibba, and Ivana Weygand-Durasevic

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Protein Evolution via Amino Acid and Codon Elimination, Lise Goltermann, Marie Sofie Yoo Larsen, Ranat Banerjee, Andreas C. Joerger, Michael Ibba, and Thomas Bentin

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Microgel Translocation through Pores under Confinement, Grant R. Hendrickson and L. Andrew Lyon

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Stabilization and Swelling of Hagfish Slime Mucin Vesicles, J. E. Herr, T. M. Winegard, M. J. O'Donnell, P. H. Yancey, and Douglas S. Fudge

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Redox Status Affects the Catalytic Activity of Glutamyl-tRNA Synthetase, Assaf Katz, Ranat Banerjee, Merly de Armas, Michael Ibba, and Omar Orellana

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Equal BMD After Daily Or Triweekly Exercise In Growing Rats, B. D. Kayser, J. K. Godfrey, R. M. Cunningham, R. A. Pierce, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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Vibrationally Promoted Electron Emission at a Metal Surface: Electron Kinetic Energy Distributions, Jerry L. LaRue, Tim Schäfer, Daniel Matsiev, Luis Velarde, N. Hendrick Nahler, Daniel J. Auerbach, and Alec M. Wodtke

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A Fish Out of Water: Gill and Skin Remodeling Promotes Osmo- and Ionoregulation in the Mangrove Killifish Kryptolebias marmoratus, Danielle M. LeBlanc, Chris M. Wood, Douglas S. Fudge, and Patricia A. Wright

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Using DNA to Link Gold Nanoparticles, Polymers and Molecules: a Theoretical Perspective, One-Sun Lee, Tatiana Prytkova, and George C. Schatz

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PoxA, YjeK and Elongation Factor P Coordinately Modulate Virulence and Drug Resistance in Salmonella enterica, William Wiley Navarre, Shicong Zou, Hervé Roy, Jinglin Lucy Xie, Alexei Savchenko, Alexander Singer, Elena Edvokimova, Lynne R. Prost, Runjun Kumar, Michael Ibba, and Ferric C. Fang

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Different Training Volumes Yield Equivalent Increases In Bmd, R. A. Pierce, L. C. Lee, C. P. Ahles, S. M. Shdo, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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High Altitude Dust Transport Over Nile Delta During Biomass Burning Season, Anup K. Prasad, Hesham el-Askary, and Menas Kafatos

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A Surface Femtosecond Two-Photon Photoemission Spectrometer for Excited Electron Dynamics and Time-Dependent Photochemical Kinetics, Zefeng Ren, Chuanyao Zhou, Zhibo Ma, Chun-lei Xhao, Xinchun Mao, Dongxu Dai, Jerry L. LaRue, Russell Cooper, Alec M. Wodtke, and Xueming Yang

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Cell-Specific Differences in the Requirements for Translational Quality Control, Noah M. Reynolds, Jiqiang Ling, Hervé Roy, Ranat Banerjee, Sarah E. Repasky, Patrice Hamel, and Michael Ibba

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Bridging the Gap between Ribosomal and Non-ribosomal Protein Synthesis, Hervé Roy and Michael Ibba

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Transfer RNA's Latest Port of Call, Manuel A. S. Santos, Omar Orellana, and Michael Ibba

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Himalayan Climate Change Threatens Regional Stability. Can India Help?, Semil Shah, Sarath Guttikunda, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Comparison of Chlorophyll Concentration in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea Using IRS-P4 OCM and MODIS Aqua, Ramesh P. Singh and Prashant Chaturvedi

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Complementary Nature of Surface and Atmospheric Parameters Associated with Haiti Earthquake of 12 January 2010, Ramesh P. Singh, Waseem Mehdi, and Manish Sharma

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Monitoring the Erosion of Hydrolytically-Degradable Nanogels via Multiangle Light Scattering Coupled to Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation, Michael H. Smith, Antoinette B. South, Jeffrey C. Gaulding, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Calcification Provides Mechanical Reinforcement to Whale Baleen Alpha-Keratin, L. J. Szewciw, D. G. de Kerckhove, G. W. Grime, and Douglas S. Fudge

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Interspecific Variation in Palatability Suggests Cospecialization of Antipredator Defenses in Sea Hares, Kimberly K. Takagi, Nadia N. Ono, and William G. Wright

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Generation of Tunable Narrow Bandwidth Nanosecond Pulses in the Deep Ultraviolet for Efficient Optical Pumping and High Resolution Spectroscopy, Luis Velarde, Daniel P. Engelhart, Daniel Matsiev, Jerry L. LaRue, Daniel J. Auerbach, and Alec M. Wodtke

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Lobster Attack Induces Sensitization In the Sea Hare, Aplysia Californica, Amanda J. Watkins, Daniel A. Goldstein, Lucy C. Lee, Christina J. Pepino, Scott L. Tillett, Francis E. Ross, Elizabeth M. Wilder, Virginia A. Zachary, and William G. Wright

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Deployment of Hagfish Slime Thread Skeins Requires the Transduction of Mixing Forces via Mucin Strands, T. M. Winegard and Douglas S. Fudge

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The Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoid Cannabidiol Inhibits 5-Hydroxytryptamine3A Receptor-Mediated Currents in Xenopus laevis Oocytes, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Sehamuddin Galadari, Dmytro Isaev, Georg Petroianu, Toni S. Shippenberg, and Murat Oz

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Site-Specific Photocatalytic Splitting of Methanol on TiO2(110), Chuanyao Zhou, Zefeng Ren, Shijing Tan, Zhibo Ma, Xinchun Mao, Dongxu Dai, Hongjun Fan, Xueming Yang, Jerry L. LaRue, Russell Cooper, Alec M. Wodtke, Zhou Wang, Zhenyu Li, Bing Wang, Jinlong Yang, and Jianguo Hou

Submissions from 2009

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The CCA Anticodon Specifies Separate Functions Inside and Outside Translation in Bacillus cereus, Sandro F. Ataide, Theresa E. Rogers, and Michael Ibba

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tRNAs: Cellular Barcodes for Amino Acids, Ranat Banerjee, Shawn Chen, Kiley Dare, Marla Gilreath, Mette Praetorius-Ibba, Medha Raina, Noah M. Reynolds, Theresa E. Rogers, Hervé Roy, Srujana S. Yadavalli, and Michael Ibba

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Peptide-Functionalized Nanogels for Targeted siRNA Delivery, William H. Blackburn, Erin B. Dickerson, Michael H. Smith, John F. McDonald, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Pervasive Hitchhiking at Coding and Regulatory Sites in Humans, James J. Cai, J. Michael Macpherson, Guy Sella, and Dmitri A. Petrov

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Inter-continental Transport of Dust and Pollution Aerosols across Alexandria, Egypt, Hesham el-Askary, R. Farouk, C. Ichoku, and Menas Kafatos

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Selectivity of Agonists for the Active State of M1 to M4 Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes, Katherine W. Figueroa, Michael T. Griffin, and Frederick J. Ehlert

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Protein Synthesis: Errors Rectified in Retrospect, Kurt Fredrick and Michael Ibba

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The Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Intermediate Filaments: Insights from Hagfish Slime Threads, Douglas S. Fudge, Kenn H. Gardner, V. Trevor Forsyth, Christian Riekel, and John M. Gosline

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Two Contrasting Dust-Dominant Periods over India Observed from MODIS and CALIPSO Data, Ritesh Gautam, Zhaoyan Liu, Ramesh P. Singh, and N. Christina Hsu

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Interrupted Resistance Training and BMD In Growing Rats, J. K. Godfrey, B. D. Kayser, G. V. Gomez, Jason Bennett, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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The Guinea Pig Ileum Lacks the Direct, High-Potency, M2-Muscarinic, Contractile Mechanism Characteristic of the Mouse Ileum, Michael T. Griffin, Minoru Matsui, Rennolds S. Ostrom, and Frederick J. Ehlert

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Annual Variability of water vapor from GPS and MODIS data over the Indo-Gangetic Plains, Sanjay Kumar, A. K. Singh, Anup K. Prasad, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Resampling and Editing of Mischarged tRNA Prior to Translation Elongation, Jiqiang Ling, Byung Ran So, Srujana S. Yadavalli, Hervé Roy, Shinichiro Shoji, Kurt Fredrick, Karin Musier-Forsyth, and Michael Ibba

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Open Ocean Dms Air/Sea Fluxes Over the Eastern South Pacific Ocean, C. A. Marandino, Warren J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, and E. S. Saltzman

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Physical Aging and Phase Behavior of Multiresponsive Microgel Colloidal Dispersions, Zhiyong Meng, Jae Kyu Cho, Victor Breedveld, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Air-Sea Gas Exchange Of Co2 and Dms In the North Atlantic By Eddy Covariance, Scott Miller, Christa Marandino, Warren J. De Bruyn, and Eric S. Saltzman

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Validation of MODIS Terra, AIRS, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis-2, and AERONET Sun Photometer Derived Integrated Precipitable Water Vapor Using Ground-Based GPS Receivers over India, Anup K. Prasad and Ramesh P. Singh