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Photosynthetic activity influences cellulose biosynthesis and phosphorylation of proteins involved therein in Arabidopsis leaves
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

The photosynthetic carbon assimilatory pathway provides intermediates that enter directly into an array of metabolic pathways including starch, sucrose, isoprenoid, shikimate, thiamine and nucleotide.The relative flux of carbon to these pathways will change dependent on rates of assimilation and developmental stage of the leaf

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Characterization of polyploid wheat genomic diversity using a highdensity 90,000 single nucleotide polymorphism array
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

In this paper, which was contributed by authors from ten different countries and four continents and was also our most cited article in 2014, Wang et al describe the production and assessment of an Illumina genotyping array consisting of 81,587 SNPs and demonstrate that 46,977 (58%) of these SNPs could be genetically anchored following the screening of eight mapping populations. This first large scale wheat genotyping array opens the door for detailed genetic characterisation of diverse wheat populations.

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Efficacy of a sensory deterrent and pipe modifications in decreasing entrainment of juvenile green sturgeon at unscreened water diversions
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

Sturgeon have survived the tests of evolutionary and geologic time, but man-made water diversion pipes may be one their most significant threats to date. When unscreened, diversion pipes, which re-direct water from rivers and levees for agriculture, draw in small fishes that may be killed by irrigation pumps or stranded in irrigated channels

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In conversation with...Graham Scott
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

The newly appointed Professor of Bioscience Education at the University of Hull, Professor Graham Scott, is also an avid bird watcher and a licensed bird ringer. By attaching engraved metal bands to wild birds, he tags the birds to be identified in the future, contributing data to the British Trust for Ornithology monitoring programme. Family holidays are often nature based, and Graham muses that although his 14-year-old teenager plans on pursuing a career in ornithology research, his youngest aims to be a musician.