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Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Pairing Success of Ovenbirds: Importance of Male Age and Floater BehaviorDownload
Between 1996 and 1998, we compared pairing success of territorial male Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) in forest fragments created by forestry (n 5 3) and agriculture (n 5 10) to contiguous forest plots (n 5 3) in the southern boreal mixedwood forest of central Saskatchewan. The percentage of...
Fecal Pellet Counts as a Technique for Monitoring an Alpine-Dwelling Social Rodent, the Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata)Download
We evaluated fecal pellet counts as an index of hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) social group size in order to develop a simple, inexpensive method for monitoring population change of a widely distributed, but poorly studied alpine mammal. Fecal pellet counts were conducted in three separate...
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: 1.To evaluate the effects of physical activity programs on function (e.g., activities of daily [ADLs], physical function), cognition, mood, behaviour, and mortality in older persons with dementia. 2.To...
Background. There is some evidence that physical activity delays the onset of dementia in healthy older adults and slows down cognitive decline to prevent the onset of cognitive disability. Studies using animal models suggest that physical activity has the potential to attenuate the...
As part of a study to evaluate alternative forages for farmed deer, we compared forage yields and quality of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and forage chicory (Cichorium intybus) with that of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in north central Alberta, Canada. Despite similar plant densities among...
Tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) infection in flour beetles (Tribolium confusum): does it cause a trade-off between host fecundity and egg size?Download
Inter- and intra-specific comparisons commonly reveal an inverse relationship between fecundity and offspring size. Many animals also vary egg size in response to environmental conditions. Infection of flour beetles Tribolium confusum Jaquelin Du Val, 1868 with the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis...
Field pea (Pisum sativum), canola (Brassica napus), turnips (Brassica rapa) and Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) were grown in north central Alberta to assess their potential yield and quality and to evaluate their utilization and preference by white-tailed deer. Herbage DM yield, crude...
Experiments were conducted to determine the effects of nutrition, temperature during feed withdrawal, shackling duration, sex and age at processing on broiler quality. Low energy (94% of recommended) diets resulted in a lower percentage of carcass fat while increasing the percentage of carcass...
De novo genome sequence assembly of a filamentous fungus using Sanger, 454 and Illumina sequence dataDownload
Docking, Roderick T., Mardis, Elaine, Hamelin, Richard C., Jones, Steven J. M., Marra, Marco A., Seidel, Michael, Chan, Simon K., Breuil, Colette, Liao, Nancy Y., Birol, Inanc, Robertson, Gordon, Holt, Robert A., Platt, Darren, Bohlmann, Jörg, DiGuistini, Scott, Hirst, Martin
Sequencing-by-synthesis technologies can reduce the cost of generating de novo genome assemblies. We report a method for assembling draft genome sequences of eukaryotic organisms that integrates sequence information from different sources, and demonstrate its effectiveness by assembling an...