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  1. Content type: Research

    Yarrowia lipolytica is an ascomycetous dimorphic fungus that exhibits biofilm mode of growth. Earlier work has shown that biosurfactants such as rhamnolipids are efficient dispersants of bacterial biofilms. Howev...

    Authors: Devendra H Dusane, Sushovan Dam, Yarlagadda V Nancharaiah, Ameeta Ravi Kumar, Vayalam P Venugopalan and Smita S Zinjarde

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:17

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    Significant damage to crustacean fisheries worldwide has been associated with Hematodinium sp. It has been postulated that Hematodinium sp. requires passage through the water column and/or intermediate hosts to c...

    Authors: Joseph S Pitula, Whitney D Dyson, Habibul B Bakht, Ihuoma Njoku and Feng Chen

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:16

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Goa is a coastal state in India and salt making is being practiced for many years. This investigation aimed in determining the culturable haloarchaeal diversity during two different phases of salt production i...

    Authors: Kabilan Mani, Bhakti B Salgaonkar and Judith M Braganca

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:15

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    The patterns and drivers of species assemblages represent the core of community ecology. We focus on the assemblages of a single family of ubiquitous lotic insects, the Simuliidae (black flies), of which the l...

    Authors: John W McCreadie and Peter H Adler

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:14

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  5. Content type: Research

    Freshwater bivalves in the order Unionoida are considered to be one of the most endangered groups of animals in North America. In Texas, where over 60% of unionids are rare or very rare, 15 species have been r...

    Authors: Lyubov E Burlakova, David Campbell, Alexander Y Karatayev and Don Barclay

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    Biosynthesis of nanoparticles has received increasing attention due to the growing need to develop safe, time-effective and environmentally friendly technologies for nano-materials synthesis. This paper report...

    Authors: Jaganathan Umashankari, Dhinakarasamy Inbakandan, Thipramalai T Ajithkumar and Thangavel Balasubramanian

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:11

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  7. Content type: Research

    Halomonas boliviensis is a halophilic bacterium that is included in the γ-Proteobacteria sub-group, and is able to assimilate different types of carbohydrates. H. boliviensis is also able to produce poly(3-hydrox...

    Authors: Daniel Guzmán, Andrea Balderrama-Subieta, Carla Cardona-Ortuño, Mónica Guevara-Martínez, Nataly Callisaya-Quispe and Jorge Quillaguamán

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:9

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  8. Content type: Review

    Coastal solar saltworks of Brazil are exploited for sea salt, which becomes progressively concentrated by evaporation. This study aimed to review the current and new potential uses of these systems, in order t...

    Authors: Renato De Medeiros Rocha, Diógenes FS Costa, Milton A Lucena-Filho, Rodolfo M Bezerra, David HM Medeiros, Antonio M Azevedo-Silva, Cristian N Araújo and Lauro Xavier-Filho

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:8

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  9. Content type: Research

    The well-lit surface waters of oligotrophic gyres significantly contribute to global primary production. Marine cyanobacteria of the genus Prochlorococcus are a major fraction of photosynthetic organisms within t...

    Authors: Matthew A Fuszard, Phillip C Wright and Catherine A Biggs

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    La Sal del Rey ("the King's Salt") is one of several naturally-occurring salt lakes in Hidalgo County, Texas and is part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The research objective was to i...

    Authors: Kristen Phillips, Frederic Zaidan III, Omar R Elizondo and Kristine L Lowe

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the most widely distributed cetacean, occurring in all oceans worldwide, and within ocean regions different ecotypes are defined based on prey preferences. Prey items are largely ...

    Authors: Steven H Ferguson, Jeff W Higdon and Kristin H Westdal

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:3

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  12. Content type: Research

    We used an ITS2 primary and secondary structure and Compensatory Base Changes (CBCs) analyses on new French and Spanish Dunallela salina strains to investigate their phylogenetic position and taxonomic status wit...

    Authors: Patrícia Assunção, Ruth Jaén-Molina, Juli Caujapé-Castells, Adelina de la Jara, Laura Carmona, Karen Freijanes and Héctor Mendoza

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:2

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    Aquatic biological systems are a critical part of the structure and function of earth's biosphere. While attention of the scientific community is often focused on the reaction of biological systems to changes ...

    Authors: Edward J Phlips and Shiladitya DasSarma

    Citation: Aquatic Biosystems 2012 8:1

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  14. Content type: Database

    Complete genome sequencing together with post-genomic studies provide the opportunity for a comprehensive 'systems biology' understanding of model organisms. For maximum effectiveness, an integrated database c...

    Authors: Satyajit L DasSarma, Melinda D Capes, Priya DasSarma and Shiladitya DasSarma

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:12

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  15. Content type: Research

    Fairy shrimps (Anostraca), tadpole shrimps (Notostraca), clam shrimps (Spinicaudata), algae (primarily filamentous blue-green algae [cyanobacteria]), and suspended organic particulates are dominant food web co...

    Authors: WN Brostoff, JG Holmquist, J Schmidt-Gengenbach and PV Zimba

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:11

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  16. Content type: Research

    The extraction of salt from seawater by means of coastal solar salterns is a very well-described process. Moreover, the characterization of these environments from ecological, biochemical and microbiological p...

    Authors: Basilio Zafrilla, Rosa M Martínez-Espinosa, María A Alonso and María J Bonete

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:10

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  17. Content type: Research

    The halophilic archaeon Haloferax mediterranei is able to accumulate large amounts of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) with high molar fraction of 3-hydroxyvalerate (3HV) from unrelated carbon ...

    Authors: Jing Han, Ming Li, Jing Hou, Linping Wu, Jian Zhou and Hua Xiang

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:9

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  18. Content type: Review

    Henrich Klebahn was a German linguist, mycologist and phytopathologist, who was known as Dr. Dr. h. c. Henrich Klebahn, Hauptcustos a. D., Honorarprofessor an der Hanischen Universität. He was born February 20...

    Authors: Priya DasSarma, Günther Klebahn and Helga Klebahn

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:7

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    Cyanobacteria are recognized as the primordial organisms to grace the earth with molecular oxygen ~3.5 billion years ago as a result of their oxygenic photosynthesis. This laid a selection pressure for the evo...

    Authors: Balakrishnan Priya, Reddi K Sivaprasanth, Vincent Dhivya Jensi, Lakshmanan Uma, Gopalakrishnan Subramanian and Dharmar Prabaharan

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:6

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    The distribution and aminopeptidase activity of prokaryotes were investigated along a natural continuous salinity gradient in a hypersaline coastal lagoon, the Coorong, South Australia. The abundance of prokar...

    Authors: Thomas Pollet, Mathilde Schapira, Marie-Jeanne Buscot, Sophie C Leterme, James G Mitchell and Laurent Seuront

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:5

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  21. Content type: Research

    Comparison of 18S rDNA gene sequences is a very promising method for identification and classification of living organisms. Molecular identification and discrimination of different Dunaliella species were carr...

    Authors: Mohammad A Hejazi, Abolfazl Barzegari, Nahid Hosseinzadeh Gharajeh and Mohammad S Hejazi

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:4

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  22. Content type: Research

    The relation between climatic parameters (relative air humidity) and the water activity of the Urmia Sea water determines the possible maximum evaporation of the lake. Using the Pitzer thermodynamic approach, ...

    Authors: Nosrat Heidari, Mina Roudgar and Neda Ebrahimpour

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:3

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  23. Content type: Research

    Picophytoplankton (i.e. cyanobacteria and pico-eukaryotes) are abundant and ecologically critical components of the autotrophic communities in the pelagic realm. These micro-organisms colonized a variety of ex...

    Authors: Mathilde Schapira, Marie-Jeanne Buscot, Thomas Pollet, Sophie C Leterme and Laurent Seuront

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:2

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  24. Content type: Research

    Sundarban is the world's largest coastal sediment comprising of mangrove forest which covers about one million hectares in the south-eastern parts of India and southern parts of Bangladesh. The microbial diver...

    Authors: Abhrajyoti Ghosh, Nirmalya Dey, Amit Bera, Amit Tiwari, KB Sathyaniranjan, Kalyan Chakrabarti and Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay

    Citation: Saline Systems 2010 6:1

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  25. Content type: Review

    Bacterial microorganisms that grow optimally at Na+ concentrations of 1.7 M, or the equivalent of 10% (w/v) NaCl, and greater are considered to be extreme halophiles. This review focuses on the correlation betwee...

    Authors: Karen J Bowers, Noha M Mesbah and Juergen Wiegel

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:9

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  26. Content type: Review

    Salt overloading during agricultural processes is causing a decrease in crop productivity due to saline sensitivity. Salt tolerant cyanobacteria share many cellular characteristics with higher plants and there...

    Authors: Jagroop Pandhal, Josselin Noirel, Phillip C Wright and Catherine A Biggs

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:8

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  27. Content type: Research

    To understand the hormonal coordination of the antagonism between molting and reproduction in crustaceans, the terminally anecdysial mature female Callinectes sapidus was used as a model. The regulatory roles of ...

    Authors: Nilli Zmora, John Trant, Yonathan Zohar and J Sook Chung

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:7

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  28. Content type: Research

    The finding that molt-inhibiting hormone (MIH) regulates vitellogenesis in the hepatopancreas of mature Callinectes sapidus females, raised the need for the characterization of its mode of action. Using classical...

    Authors: Nilli Zmora, Amir Sagi, Yonathan Zohar and J Sook Chung

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    Dunaliella salina is the most important species of the genus for β-carotene production. Several investigations have demonstrated that D. salina produces more than 10% dry weight of pigment and that the species gr...

    Authors: Jorge Olmos, Leonel Ochoa, Jesus Paniagua-Michel and Rosalía Contreras

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:5

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  30. Content type: Research

    Salinity is known to affect almost half of the world's irrigated lands, especially rice fields. Furthermore, cyanobacteria, one of the critical inhabitants of rice fields have been characterized at molecular l...

    Authors: Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Poonam Bhargava, Arvind Kumar, Lal Chand Rai and Brett A Neilan

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    The cyst banks of 6 coastal hypersaline lakes of South-East Europe have been investigated. The study concerned the bottom sediments of Khersonesskoe and Koyashskoe lakes in the Crimea (Ukraine), Nartë saltwork...

    Authors: Salvatore Moscatello and Genuario Belmonte

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:3

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  32. Content type: Research

    Seasonal changes in freshwater phytoplankton communities have been extensively studied, but key drivers of phytoplankton in saline lakes are currently not well understood. Comparative lake studies of 19 prairi...

    Authors: Courtney R Salm, Jasmine E Saros, Callie S Martin and Jarvis M Erickson

    Citation: Saline Systems 2009 5:1

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  33. Content type: Research

    Trehalose in ectoderms functions in energy metabolism and protection in extreme environmental conditions. We structurally characterized trehalose 6-phosphate synthase (TPS) from hemocytes of the blue crab, Callin...

    Authors: J Sook Chung

    Citation: Saline Systems 2008 4:18

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  34. Content type: Research

    Cyclotella choctawhatcheeana Prasad 1990 is a small centric diatom found in the plankton of water bodies with a wide range of salt concentrations. This paper describes the morphological features of the valve of C...

    Authors: Maria Guadalupe Oliva, Alfonso Lugo, Javier Alcocer and Enrique A Cantoral-Uriza

    Citation: Saline Systems 2008 4:17

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    Haloarchaeal strains require high concentrations of NaCl for their growth, with optimum concentrations of 10–30%. They display a wide variety of morphology and physiology including pH range for growth. Many st...

    Authors: Hiroaki Minegishi, Toru Mizuki, Akinobu Echigo, Tadamasa Fukushima, Masahiro Kamekura and Ron Usami

    Citation: Saline Systems 2008 4:16

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  36. Content type: Review

    Since its discovery in 1998, representatives of the extremely halophilic bacterium Salinibacter ruber have been found in many hypersaline environments across the world, including coastal and solar salterns and so...

    Authors: Josefa Antón, Arantxa Peña, Fernando Santos, Manuel Martínez-García, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin and Ramon Rosselló-Mora

    Citation: Saline Systems 2008 4:15

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  37. Content type: Review

    Chromohalobacter salexigens, a Gammaproteobacterium belonging to the family Halomonadaceae, shows a broad salinity range for growth. Osmoprotection is achieved by the accumulation of compatible solutes either by ...

    Authors: Carmen Vargas, Montserrat Argandoña, Mercedes Reina-Bueno, Javier Rodríguez-Moya, Cristina Fernández-Aunión and Joaquín J Nieto

    Citation: Saline Systems 2008 4:14

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  38. Content type: Research

    Most studies of the transcriptional response to UV radiation in living cells have used UV doses that are much higher than those encountered in the natural environment, and most focus on short-wave UV (UV-C) at...

    Authors: Ivan Boubriak, Wooi Loon Ng, Priya DasSarma, Shiladitya DasSarma, David J Crowley and Shirley J McCready

    Citation: Saline Systems 2008 4:13

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