Agriculture & Anatomy @ ScienceIndex.com
Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 29, 2013
The Biological Sciences Network ScienceIndex.com newly features the latest Agriculture and Anatomy Research. The site was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Biological Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Agriculture and Anatomy. While the Agriculture section covers the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and postharvest processing of natural products, the Anatomy section deals with the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
ScienceIndex.com's Biological Sciences Category covers life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, genetics, and distribution. Its ten sections now includes agriculture, anatomy, biotechnology, ecology, environment, forestry, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and zoology. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com's Biological Sciences RSS feed.
ScienceIndex.com's new Agriculture section covers the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and postharvest processing of natural products. It currently contains 49,224 articles partly derived from over 575 scientific Agriculture journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Agricultural Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section discusses the physiological basis for genetic variation in water use efficiency and carbon isotope composition in Arabidopsis thaliana. The authors find that stomatal conductance explains the greatest part of variation in water use efficiency. They also also found strong effects of leaf anatomy, where lines with lower water use efficiency had higher leaf water content and specific leaf area, suggesting a role for mesophyll conductance in variation of water use efficiency. The authors of another recently published article highlight aspects of N and C metabolism on the plant side for detecting differences in the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-improved rice resistance to low temperature at two N levels. The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonization of rice resulted in different responses of the plants to low and high N levels. Furthermore, the response of the mycorrhizal rice plants to low temperature was associated with P uptake and nitric oxide.
ScienceIndex.com's new Anatomy section deals with deals with the shape and structure of organisms and their parts. It currently contains 1,426 articles partly derived from 13 scholarly Anatomy journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through an Anatomy Research RSS feed. One recently included article in this section covers the microsurgical anatomy of the denticulate ligaments and their relationship with the axilla of the spinal nerve roots. The results of this study reveal that the distances from the dural attachment of the denticulate ligaments to the superior and inferior spinal nerve root axilla are different at the cervical, upper thoracic and the lower thoracic segments. Both distances to the superior and inferior spinal nerve root axilla increase from cervical to lower thoracic segments. Another article demonstrates that cytokinesis blocks micronucleus assay of peripheral lymphocytes revealing the genotoxic effect of formaldehyde exposure. The study highlights significant DNA damage in people exposed to formaldehyde. The extent of damage was directly proportional to the duration of exposure.
The Sciences Social Network currently contains nearly 1.68 million posts distributed among its' 75 categories. 93,576 users contribute articles from 16,267 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Due to a continuously improved publishing process, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than three hours. The site provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and for every displayed post. This content is now also available through a a new mobile portal which automatically displays the site's content in a format suitable for mobile devices including smartphones and tablet computers.