New Expert Natural Sciences Literature Searches Offered by

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The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine now offers expert literature searches in the Natural Sciences covering biology, agriculture, geography and the medical sciences. Experienced librarians conduct such searches across the site's central database containing nearly 37 million references and over 20 million summaries.

Expert Natural-Sciences Literature Search @

After a successful test phase, the Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine now routinely conducts expert literature searches on user-requested biological, geographical and health subjects. For accommodating these services, the site hosts a new literature search section in which the results of such enquiries are published.'s literature search section currently contains ten reference collections. The collection on "Entamoeba histolytica adhesin" contains 50 references including 28 summaries on the adherence of Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites to target cells. While the collection on "Sybraloy" covers this mixture of metallic elements or compounds with other metallic or metalloid elementsfor use in dentistry, the literature search results on "Euryops chrysanthemoides" describe the African bush daisy as a small shrub native to Southern Africa that is also grown as a horticultural specimen in tropical to subtropical regions around the world. The expert literature search on "Coccinella undecimpunctata" covers the eleven spotted lady beetle that is a ladybird species endemic to Europe and that on "Dolichos biflorus" portrays this tropical twining herb which in some parts of the world is also cultivated for food and fodder. Another reference collection available at is on "Cercopithecidae" which are monkeys of the family Cercopithecidae, including macaques, baboons, and mandrills. The literature search on "secondary metabolite production by endophytic fungi" covers endophytic fungi which grow systemically within plants without causing symptoms. They are, however, now known to produce neurotoxins that discourage herbivores, and therefore to be participating in a mutualistic symbiosis. Besides these seven literature searches, currently presents other searches on "tea stalk separation", on "skin pathology" and on "air pollution and acute respiratory infection (ARI)". was launched in 1998 and is a publisher of references in biology, in the applied life sciences agriculture, horticulture and forestry, in the earth sciences, in the environmental sciences, and in the health sciences. The site contains a total of 36,903,181 bibliographic references from as early as 1703. Nearly sixty percent of these entries feature a summary or abstract of their scientific content. The site also features a mobile version and frequently updated accounts at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

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