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Sample records for bocarra oligusarcus argenteus

  1. On the type material of Mus argenteus Temminck, 1844

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    Smeenk, C.; Kaneko, Y.; Tsuchiya, K.

    1982-01-01

    The taxonomic history of the Japanese Wood Mouse ("Himenezumi" in Japanese) is reviewed. Two scientific names have been widely used: Apodemus argenteus (Temminck, 1844) and Apodemus geisha (Thomas, 1905). To solve this controversy, the type material of Mus argenteus Temminck, 1844 in the Leiden muse

  2. On the type material of Mus argenteus Temminck, 1844

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    Smeenk, C; Kaneko, Y.; TSUCHIYA, K.

    1982-01-01

    The taxonomic history of the Japanese Wood Mouse ("Himenezumi" in Japanese) is reviewed. Two scientific names have been widely used: Apodemus argenteus (Temminck, 1844) and Apodemus geisha (Thomas, 1905). To solve this controversy, the type material of Mus argenteus Temminck, 1844 in the Leiden museum is re-examined. The type series is composite; a lectotype is chosen. The lectotype corresponds in skull characters with the holotype of Micromys geisha Thomas, 1905; the latter name therefore is...

  3. Draft genome sequence of the silver pomfret fish, Pampus argenteus.

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    AlMomin, Sabah; Kumar, Vinod; Al-Amad, Sami; Al-Hussaini, Mohsen; Dashti, Talal; Al-Enezi, Khaznah; Akbar, Abrar

    2016-01-01

    Silver pomfret, Pampus argenteus, is a fish species from coastal waters. Despite its high commercial value, this edible fish has not been sequenced. Hence, its genetic and genomic studies have been limited. We report the first draft genome sequence of the silver pomfret obtained using a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. We assembled 38.7 Gb of nucleotides into scaffolds of 350 Mb with N50 of about 1.5 kb, using high quality paired end reads. These scaffolds represent 63.7% of the estimated silver pomfret genome length. The newly sequenced and assembled genome has 11.06% repetitive DNA regions, and this percentage is comparable to that of the tilapia genome. The genome analysis predicted 16 322 genes. About 91% of these genes showed homology with known proteins. Many gene clusters were annotated to protein and fatty-acid metabolism pathways that may be important in the context of the meat texture and immune system developmental processes. The reference genome can pave the way for the identification of many other genomic features that could improve breeding and population-management strategies, and it can also help characterize the genetic diversity of P. argenteus.

  4. Comparison of community-onset Staphylococcus argenteus and Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in Thailand: a prospective multicentre observational study

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    Chantratita, N.; Wikraiphat, C; Tandhavanant, S.; Wongsuvan, G; Ariyaprasert, P.; Suntornsut, P; Thaipadungpanit, J; Teerawattanasook, N.; Jutrakul, Y.; Srisurat, N; Chaimanee, P; Anukunananchai, J.; Phiphitaporn, S; Srisamang, P; Chetchotisakd, P

    2016-01-01

    Staphylococcus argenteus is a globally distributed cause of human infection, but diagnostic laboratories misidentify this as Staphylococcus aureus. We determined whether there is clinical utility in distinguishing between the two. A prospective cohort study of community-onset invasive staphylococcal sepsis was conducted in adults at four hospitals in northeast Thailand between 2010 and 2013. Of 311 patients analysed, 58 (19%) were infected with S. argenteus and 253 (81%) with S. aureus. Most ...

  5. Reproductive biology of Oligosarcus argenteus (Gunther, 1864 adult males and description of the gonadal maturation stages

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    Sérgio Luis Pinto da Matt

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Oligosarcus argenteus belongs to the Acestrorhynchinae subfamily, being restricted to South America, and found in several Brazilian hydrographic basins, in lotic and lentic environments, where they are able to reproduce. With the purpose of studying the reproductive biology of the males from this species, many morphological parameters were analyzed during a 24 month period, as well as characterizing the different testicular maturation stages. A maturity scale, with three stages (I - Initial Maturing, II - Intermediate Maturing, III - Final Maturing was proposed for the adult males of Oligosarcus argenteus. The reproductive period was established by the bimonthly frequency of spermatogenesis and by the gonadal maturation stages.Oligosarcus argenteus é uma espécie pertencente à subfamília Acestrorhynchinae, restrita à América do Sul, sendo comumente encontrada nas várias bacias hidrográficas brasileiras, em ambientes lóticos e lênticos, onde se reproduzem. Com o objetivo de estudar a biologia reprodutiva de machos desta espécie, vários parâmetros morfológicos foram analisados durante um período de 24 meses, assim como foram caracterizados os diferentes estádios de maturação testicular. Estes foram descritos, considerando-se exemplares adultos, em: Estádio I - Maturação Inicial, Estádio II - Maturação Intermediária e Estádio III - Maturação Final. Pela freqüência bimestral das células germinativas e dos estádios de maturação gonadal, a época de reprodução foi determinada.

  6. Development of the digestive system in larvae of the Neotropical fish Prochilodus argenteus (Characiformes, Prochilodontidae

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    Alcione Eneida Santos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The development of the digestive system in larvae of the Neotropical fish P. argenteus was analyzed histologically. On the 3rd day after hatching, the digestive system comprised oropharyngeal cavity, esophagus and simple undifferentiated tube. Since secreting cells, positive to Alcian Blue (AB, were found in the esophagus, digestive activity in the initial phase had occurred. On the 18 and 28th days after hatching, the esophagus was positive for AB and Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS stain. The stomach was fully differentiated, with the cardiac, fundic and pyloric regions. Different regions of the epithelium were characterized by basic and acidic secreting cells (AB and PAS positive. On the 18 and 28th days after hatching, the intestine was long, coiled and divided into proximal, middle and distal segments with pyloric ceca. Secreting cells in different regions of the gut were either positive or negative for AB and PAS. Results showed that larvae of P. argenteus exhibited digestive activity on the third day after hatching, with fully differentiated stomach and intestines on the 18 and 28th days and their different regions featuring secreting cells.

  7. Estructura espacial de Eucinostomus argenteus (Pisces: Gerreidae en la zona norte del Caribe colombiano

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    Sanchez Claudia

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación se llevó a cabo para determinar la distribución espacial de la densidad (captura por unidad de área – CPUA y de la estructura de tallas de Eucinostomus argenteus y su relación con las variables ambientales en la zona norte del Caribe colombiano. Los datos fueron se tomaron durante un crucero de investigación realizado en  la época seca (febrero de 2006 entre  Puerto Estrella (La Guajira y Santa Marta (Magdalena. Las muestras biológicas se colectaron con una red de arrastre (en estratos de profundidad < 50 m y 50-100 m siguiendo un diseño de muestreo sistemático. Los individuos maduros y de tallas mayores se encontraron distribuidos principalmente entre Manaure y Punta Gallinas, donde la plataforma continental es muy ancha y la oceanografía local esta modulada por la surgencia estacional. Los peces juveniles, se distribuyeron al sur del área de estudio, entre Boca Camarones y el Río Buritaca, cerca de la costa. En este sector la plataforma es muy estrecha y con alta productividad biológica por la presencia de ríos, manglares y pastos marinos, sirviendo como zona de alimentación y refugio para E. argenteus. En general los resultados sugieren que las variables ambientales son importantes para la distribución espacial de la abundancia y las tallas de

  8. B chromosomes in the species Prochilodus argenteus (Characiformes, Prochilodontidae: morphologicalidentity and dispersion

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    Manolo Penitente

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available B chromosomes have attracted the attention of Neotropical fish cytogeneticists in recent years, both for their remarkable occurrence in this group and also because of the interest in studies of the genetic structure and role played in the genome of these organisms. The aim of this study was to report the first occurrence of supernumerary chromosomes in Prochilodus argenteus (Agassiz, 1829, this being the fifth carrier species among thirteen within the genus Prochilodus (Agassiz, 1829. The extra elements identified in this species are small sized heterochromatic chromosomes characterized by a low mitotic instability index, being very similar to other supernumerary chromosomes described in the species of the genus Prochilodus. Morphology, structure and dispersion of the supernumerary genomic elements which occur in species of this genus are discussed aiming to better understand aspects involved the origin of supernumerary chromosomes and the differentiation process and relationships among species of this family.

  9. Estructura espacial de Eucinostomus argenteus (Pisces: Gerreidae en la zona norte del Caribe colombiano Spatial structure of Eucinostomus argenteus (Pisces: Gerreidae in the north zone of the Colombian Caribbean Sea

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    Maria Pacheco

    Full Text Available Esta investigación se llevó a cabo para determinar la distribución espacial de la densidad (captura por unidad de área - CPUA y de la estructura de tallas de Eucinostomus argenteus y su relación con las variables ambientales en la zona norte del Caribe colombiano. Los datos fueron se tomaron durante un crucero de investigación realizado en la época seca (Febrero de 2006 entre Puerto Estrella ( La Guajira y Santa Marta (Magdalena. Las muestras biológicas se colectaron con una red de arrastre (en estratos de profundidad This research was carried out to determine the spatial distribution of density (catch per unit area - CPUA and size structure of Eucinostomus argenteus and their relationship with environmental variables in the north zone of the Colombian Caribbean sea. The data comes from a survey of fisheries research during the dry season (February of 2006 between Puerto Estrella ( La Guajira and Santa Marta ( Magdalena . Biological samples were taken with a bottom trawl net (< 50 m and 50- 100 m stratum of depth following a systematic design survey. The mature fishes with higher sizes were mainly located in the sector between Manaure and Punta Gallinas, where the continental shelf is very wide and the local oceanography is modulated by the seasonal upwelling. The juvenile fishes were found toward the south of the study area between Boca Camarones and the Rio Buritaca, close to the coast. In this sector the continental shelf is very narrow with high biological productivity for the presence of rivers, mangroves and sea grasses, which serve as feeding grounds and nursery habitat for E. argenteus. In general, our results suggest that environmental conditions were important determinants of spatial distribution of abundance and sizes of E. argenteus in the north zone of the Colombian Caribbean Sea, with temperature and depth as variables that better predict the spatial distribution of this specie.

  10. Croton argenteus preparation inhibits initial growth, mitochondrial respiration and increase the oxidative stress from Senna occidentalis seedlings.

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    Rech, Katlin S; Silva, Cristiane B; Kulik, Juliana D; Dias, Josiane F G; Zanin, Sandra M W; Kerber, Vitor A; Ocampos, Fernanda M M; Dalarmi, Luciane; Santos, Gedir O; Simionatto, Euclésio; Lima, Cristina P; Miguel, Obdúlio G; Miguel, Marilis D

    2015-01-01

    Senna ocidentalis is a weed, native to Brazil, considered to infest crops and plantations, and is responsible for yield losses of several crops, particularly soybean. The aim of this work was to evaluate if the Croton argenteus extract and fractions possess phytotoxic activity on S. ocidentalis. The crude ethanolic extract (CEE) and its hexanic (HF), chloroformic (CLF) and ethyl acetate (EAF) fractions were tested in germination, growth, oxidative stress increase, Adenosine triphosphate, L-malate and succinate synthesis. The crude extract and its fractions slowed down the germination of S. ocidentalis and decreased the final percentage of germination. Oxidative stress was also increased in the seedlings, by an increase of catalase, peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase and lipid peroxidation; and it became clear that the ethyl acetate fraction was more phytotoxic. The results indicate that the crude extract and fractions of C. argenteus compromise the mitochondrial energy metabolism, by the inhibition of mitochondrial ATP production, with a decrease in the production of L-malate and succinate. The ethyl acetate fraction of C. argenteus showed high activity on germination and growth, and these effects take place by means of mitochondrial metabolism alterations and increase the oxidative stress, leading the seedling death.

  11. Croton argenteus preparation inhibits initial growth, mitochondrial respiration and increase the oxidative stress from Senna occidentalis seedlings

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    KATLIN S. RECH

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Senna ocidentalis is a weed, native to Brazil, considered to infest crops and plantations, and is responsible for yield losses of several crops, particularly soybean. The aim of this work was to evaluate if theCroton argenteus extract and fractions possess phytotoxic activity on S. ocidentalis. The crude ethanolic extract (CEE and its hexanic (HF, chloroformic (CLF and ethyl acetate (EAF fractions were tested in germination, growth, oxidative stress increase, Adenosine triphosphate, L-malate and succinate synthesis. The crude extract and its fractions slowed down the germination of S. ocidentalis and decreased the final percentage of germination. Oxidative stress was also increased in the seedlings, by an increase of catalase, peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase and lipid peroxidation; and it became clear that the ethyl acetate fraction was more phytotoxic. The results indicate that the crude extract and fractions of C. argenteus compromise the mitochondrial energy metabolism, by the inhibition of mitochondrial ATP production, with a decrease in the production of L-malate and succinate. The ethyl acetate fraction of C. argenteus showed high activity on germination and growth, and these effects take place by means of mitochondrial metabolism alterations and increase the oxidative stress, leading the seedling death.

  12. Selection of diet for culture of juvenile silver pomfret,Pampus argenteus

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    PENG Shiming; SHI Zhaohong; YIN Fei; SUN Peng; WANG Jiangang

    2012-01-01

    Juvenile silver pomfret,Pampus argenteus,was grown in culture tanks for 9 weeks on four different diets,and their effects on fish growth,digestive enzyme activity,and body composition were assessed.The feeding regime was as follows:Diet 1:fish meat; Diet 2:fish meat+artificial feed; Diet 3:fish meat+artificial feed+Agamaki clam meat; Diet 4:fish meat+artificial feed+Agamaki clam+copepods.The greatest weight gain was associated with Diet 4,while the lowest weight gain was associated with Diet 1.No significant difference was observed in weight gain between fish receiving Diet 2 and Diet 3.Specific growth rate followed similar trends as weight gain.The feed conversion ratio (FCR) of fish fed Diet 1 was significantly higher than the other fish groups,but no significant differences were observed in FCRs of fish fed Diet 2,Diet 3 or Diet 4.There was also no significant difference in the hepatosomatic index (HSI) between the four diets.For fish that received Diets 2-4,containing artificial feed,higher protease activities were detected.A higher lipid content of the experimental diets also significantly increased lipase activities and body lipid content.No significant differences in amylase activity or body protein content were found between Diets 1-4.In conclusion,a variety of food components,including copepods and artificial feed,in the diet of silver pomfret significantly increased digestive enzyme activity and could improve growth performance.

  13. Hormonal changes in relation to lunar periodicity in the testis of the forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus.

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    Rahman, Md Saydur; Morita, Masaya; Takemura, Akihiro; Takano, Kazunori

    2003-05-01

    Correlation of hormonal changes in the testis and the lunar periodicity was studied using the forktail rabbitfish, Siganus argenteus, which spawns synchronously around the last quarter moon. Weekly change in sperm motility peaked around the last quarter moon. The pH and osmolality in the seminal fluid increased and decreased around the same lunar phase, respectively. These results suggest that the testis of this species develops toward the specific lunar phase. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulated in vitro production of 11-ketotestosterone (11-KT) in the testicular fragments around the full moon. When the testicular fragments and the sperm preparations were incubated, respectively, with testosterone (T) and 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (17alpha-OHP), conversion of T to 11-KT in the testicular fragments decreased and, alternatively, that of 17alpha-OHP to 17alpha,20beta-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (DHP) in the sperm preparations increased from the full moon to the last quarter moon. Administration of the fish with hCG or DHP prior to the predicted spawning lunar day resulted in increases in the sperm motility and the seminal fluid pH. Plasma level of DHP, but not T and 11-KT, increased after hCG injection. These results indicate that gonadotropin (GtH) and DHP are related to the final stage of testicular maturation, and that GtH acts through production of DHP in the testis. Moreover, the present study shows that use of the lunar cue(s) in the rabbitfish occurs in the higher part of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis.

  14. Ecological parameters of the endohelminths in relation to size and sex of Prochilodus argenteus (Actinopterygii: Prochilodontidae from the Upper São Francisco River, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Cassandra M. Monteiro

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This research aimed to investigate the ecological indexes of the helminths of the digestive system and coelom of Prochilodus argenteus Spix & Agassiz, 1829. A total of 150 specimens (53 males and 97 females taken from the upper reaches of the São Francisco River in the municipality of Três Marias (18º12'32"S, 45º15'41"W, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, were examined. The specimens were collected in July, 2003 and January, 2004. Ninety-eight fish (65.3% were infected by at least one species of helminth. Five helminth species were found: one digenean, Saccocoelioides nanii Szidat, 1954; two Eucestoda, Valipora sp., and one undetermined metacestode; one nematode, Spinitectus asperus Travassos, Artigas & Pereira, 1928; and one acanthocephalan, Neoechinorhynchus prochilodorum Nickol & Thatcher, 1971. The sex of the host did not influence parasite indexes. The total length of the hosts influenced the abundance of S. nanii (r s = -0.21, p = 0.01 and the prevalence of the metacestode (r = -0.91, p = 0.01. Saccocoelioides nanii was the dominant species in the parasite fauna of P. argenteus. Saccocoelioides nanii, Valipora sp., S. asperus and N. prochilodorum are reported here for the first time in P. argenteus and their known distribution is expanded to the São Francisco River.

  15. A new myxozoan parasite from the Amazonian fish Metynnis argenteus (Teleostei, Characidae): light and electron microscope observations.

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    Casal, Graça; Matos, Edilson; Azevedo, Carlos

    2006-08-01

    Myxobolus metynnis n. sp. (Phylum Myxozoa) is described in the connective subcutaneous tissues of the orbicular region of the fish, Metynnis argenteus (Characidae), collected in the lower Amazon River, near the city of Peixe Boi, Pará State, Brazil. Polysporic, histozoic plasmodia were delimited by a double membrane with numerous microvilli on the peripheral cytoplasm. Several life-cycle stages, including mature spores, were observed. An envelope formed by numerous fine and anastomosed microfibrils was observed at the spore surface. The spore body presented an ellipsoidal shape and was about 13.1 microm long, 7.8 microm wide, and 3.9 microm thick. Elongated-pyriform polar capsules were of equal size, measuring 5.2 microm in length, 3.2 microm in width, and possessing a polar filament with 8-9 turns around the longitudinal axis. The binucleated sporoplasm contained a vacuole and numerous sporoplasmosomes. These were circular in cross-section, showing an adherent eccentric, dense structure, with a half-crescent section. Based on the morphological differences and host specificity, we propose that the parasite is a new species named Myxobolus metynnis n. sp.

  16. Occurrence of Larvae and Juveniles of Eucinostomus argenteus, Eucinostomus gula, Menticirrhus americanus, Menticirrhus littoralis, Umbrina coroides and Micropogonias furnieri at Pontal do Sul beach, Paraná

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    Rodrigo Santiago Godefroid

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Despite its importance, most ichthyoplankton studies in the South-Southeastern coast of Brazil, have been accomplished on the continental shelf. Regarding the beach environment, recognized as a nursery, little is known about the ichthyoplankton. We analyzed 288 samples collected with a 18 by 2 m seine net, 1 mm mesh and a conical plankton net, with a mesh of 300 mum and a 60 cm mouth. Eucinostomus argenteus comprised 78 % of the larvae and juveniles caught in the samples. The occurrence of gerreids was strongly concentrated in the summer, while the Menticirrhus littoralis, Menticirrhus americanus and Umbrina coroides were present during all seasons. M.littoralis was most abundant during spring, while M. americanus and U. coroides dominated during winter. For all species, the largest captures occurred during low tide. Environmental preferences are indicated in the principal component analysis, with the larvae and juveniles of E. argenteus and E. gula positively correlated with smaller waves and smaller morphodynamism, whereas M. americanus, U. coroides and M. furnieri seem to prefer periods with lower temperatures and larger morphodynamism.Apesar da importância, a maioria dos estudos de ictioplâncton na costa sul-sudeste do Brasil, foram realizados sobre a plataforma continental. No que se refere ao ambiente praial, reconhecido como área de criação, pouco se sabe sobre o ictioplâncton. Foram analisadas 288 amostras coletadas com uma rede tipo picaré com 18 x 2 m e malha de 1mm, e rede de plancton cônica, com malha de 300 mim e boca de 60 cm. A espécie E. argenteus totalizou 78 % das larvas e juvenis capturados. A ocorrência dos gerreideos foi fortemente concentrada no verão, enquanto que Menticirrhus littoralis, Menticirrhus americanus e Umbrina coroides estiveram presentes em todas as estações do ano. M. littoralis foi mais abundante na primavera, enquanto que M. americanus e U. coroides dominaram no inverno. Em todas as esp

  17. The roles of marginal lagoons in the maintenance of genetic diversity in the Brazilian migratory fishes Prochilodus argenteus and P. costatus

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    Bruno F. Melo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The rio São Francisco basin contains many endemic species, such as Prochilodus argenteus and P. costatus, which have great commercial importance. However, information about the main recruitment sites and genetic studies containing extensive sampling of these species are scarce. To investigate the roles of the marginal lagoons in the maintenance of genetic variability and in the population structure, we analyzed six microsatellite loci in nine sampling groups of P. argenteusand five sampling groups of P. costatus. Our results showed high levels of genetic variability and low values of genetic differentiation for P. argenteus (FST =0.008, P< 0.05 and for P. costatus(FST =0.031, P < 0.05. In addition, high values of gene flow combined with a small genetic distance suggest the presence of a single population for each species in the middle rio São Francisco basin. Moreover, putative migration routes involving marginal lagoons during the reproductive season could be detected, confirming the importance of these nurseries in the lifecycle of these species. Our results also indicate the necessity of adequate management of the fish resources and the conservation of the floodplains in the rio São Francisco basin.

  18. 冷藏鲳鱼贮藏期间的细菌种群变化%Bacterial Species Changes in Pampus argenteus During Chilled Storage

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    蓝蔚青; 谢晶; 施建兵; 周会; 张琛杰

    2013-01-01

    分析了鲳鱼(Pampus argenteus)冷藏期间的感官、pH值、微生物指标及主要细菌种群变化.研究表明,初始样品pH值为7.217±0.015,菌落总数(CFU/g)的对数值为3.967±0.012;初始细菌种类较多,其中45.92%为革兰氏阴性菌,54.08%为革兰氏阳性菌,优势菌为腐生葡萄球菌(Staphylococcus saprophyticus 28.81%)、松鼠葡萄球菌(Staphylococcus sciuri 15.38%)、嗜冷杆菌(Psychrobacter spp.12.09%)、草莓假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fragi 9.02%)、荧光假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fluorescens 8.53%)与腐败希瓦氏菌(Shewanella putrefaciens 6.39%),同时检出一定比例的成团肠杆菌、微杆菌与嗜根库克菌.冷藏过程中,腐生葡萄球菌与松鼠葡萄球菌等生长受到抑制,细菌菌相组成逐渐单一,适应低温环境条件的革兰氏阴性菌比例逐渐增加,在贮藏的第3、5、7天至货架期终点(pH值为8.057±0.005,菌落总数(CFU/g)的对数值为9.137±0.032)时,阴性菌比例分别达到83.82%、95.86%、96.88%与93.57%.其中,假单胞菌与腐败希瓦氏菌增长显著,在贮藏末期比例为45.71%与33.57%,荧光假单胞菌(35.00%)明显多于草莓假单胞菌(10.71%).

  19. Morphological variation in populations of Tetragonopterus argenteus Cuvier, 1817 (Characiformes, Characidae from Madeira and Paraguay river basins Variação morfológica em populações de Tetragonopterus argenteus Cuvier, 1817 (Characiformes, Characidae das bacias dos rios Madeira e Paraguai

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    Willian Massaharu Ohara

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The saua Tetragonopterus argenteus is endemic to South America. It has a wide geographic distribution and occurs in different Brazilian basins, such as those of the Madeira and Paraguay rivers. In this work, it was noticed that populations from these basins have morphological variations between them, indicating a possible geographic isolation. Specimens were studied using twelve morphological characters that were submitted to the canonical variates and body proportion analysis. In the canonical variate analysis, the populations from the Madeira and Paraguay river basins were differentiated by caudal peduncle depth, eye diameter, pre-ventral distance, body height, snout length and head length. In the body proportion analysis, the population of Madeira river basin presented head length, orbital diameter, pre-dorsal distance, dorsal-fin length, pre-ventral distance, body height and caudal peduncle height, smaller than those of the population from Paraguay river basin. These results allowed the recognition of intra-specific variation amplitude, that could become an important instrument for management and conservation of this species. O sauá Tetragonopterus argenteus é endêmico da América do Sul, apresenta ampla distribuição geográfica e ocorre em várias bacias brasileiras, entre elas as dos rios Madeira e Paraguai. Neste trabalho foi observado que as populações dessas bacias apresentam variações morfológicas que, provavelmente, representam isolamento geográfico. Exemplares foram estudados através de 12 caracteres morfológicos e submetidos às análises de variáveis canônicas e de proporções corporais. Na análise das variáveis canônicas, as populações das bacias dos rios Madeira e Paraguai diferenciaram-se pelo diâmetro do olho, distância pré-ventral, altura do corpo, comprimento do focinho, altura do pedúnculo caudal e comprimento da cabeça. Na análise das proporções corporais, a população da bacia do rio Madeira

  20. 银鲳的人工繁育研究进展%Advances in the artificially reproductive and breeding studies of silver pomfret, Pampus argenteus

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    胡佳宝; 乐琪君; 杜丽红; 郑华坤; 徐小双; 徐善良; 王亚军

    2016-01-01

    银鲳作为一种重要的海洋经济鱼类,随着人类采捕及环境的变化,野生资源的不断减少。在银鲳生物学特性的研究基础上,开展人工养殖、育种将是未来研究工作的重点内容。银鲳繁殖期一般在每年4月—6月,产卵场主要位于水深10~20 m,盐度26‰~31‰的河流入海口及近海养料、浮游生物丰富的海域;银鲳性腺发育分成I~VI期,因海域温度、光照等条件不同造成性腺发育时期不同。目前,养殖银鲳在性腺发育与野生个体存在较大差异,并且在繁殖季一般饲料不足以提供足够营养,因此应添加桡足类、水母类等作为配合饵料喂养;气泡病、白点病、细菌病等病害对银鲳造成的死亡率极高,因此在人工养殖过程中,应以预防为主,防治结合。基于目前国内外银鲳野生及人工繁育方面的研究,比较了野生和养殖银鲳的性腺、胚胎发育特点,总结了人工亲鱼培育、养殖环境控制、饲料配置等方面的研究结果;针对目前人工养殖环节中存在的问题提出了建议,并对未来银鲳的养殖品质提升、营养饲料、优良种质筛选提出了展望。%As an important marine commercial fish , with the change of environment and human exploitation , the number of wild silver pomfret ( Pampus argenteus) increasingly reduces .On the basis of biological characteristics of silver pomfret , the artificial cultivation and breeding will be the main reducing reason .The reproductive periods are from April to June each year , and the spawning areas are mainly in depth of 10-20 m and 26‰-31‰salinity, close to the river estuary and the coast with abundant nutriment and plankton;the gonadal change of silver pomfret can be divided into phase I ~VI, and the fish will be different developing period in same time be-cause of temperature and illumination .At present, there is large difference between wild and reared

  1. 基于嗅觉可视化的鲳鱼TVB-N预测模型%Total volatile basic nitrogen prediction models of Pampus argenteus based on olfaction visualization detection technique

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    黄星奕; 蒋飞燕; 穆丽君; 孙宗保

    2013-01-01

    采用半微量凯氏定氮法对4℃恒温下储藏的冰鲜鲳鱼的TVB-N进行检测,同时利用嗅觉可视化技术提取其挥发性气味信息,将嗅觉可视化传感器阵列与鲳鱼挥发性气体发生反应前后的RGB颜色变化值作为传感器响应值,分别建立TVB-N的偏最小二乘法(PLS)、遗传偏最小二乘法(GA-PLS)预测模型.经比较,GA-PLS模型预测效果更优,预测集相关系数达到0.851 7;可视化传感器阵列响应信号与TVB-N之间存在较高的相关性,可以快速预测出鱼储藏期间TVB-N变化,从而无损评价鱼的新鲜度.%TVB-N contents of Pampus argenteus samples stored in refrigerator at constant temperature of 4 ℃ were measured by semimicro-fixation of nitrogen method. The headspace volatile gases of Pampus argenteus samples were extracted by olfaction visualization detection system. The RGB value changes of the colorimetric sensor array before and after exposure to the headspace gas were obtained as the sensor array responses. Partial least squares (PLS) model and genetic algorithm-partial least square (GA-PLS) model were established and compared. The GA-PLS model is good with the correlation coefficient (RP) between actual value and predicted TVB-N content of 0. 851 7 for the validation dataset. There exists a good correlation between the colorimetric sensor array responses and TVB-N content. The olfaction visualization detection technique can be used as a rapid way to predict TVB-N content and to evaluate fish freshness with non-destructive test.

  2. 不同时期鲳鱼冷藏期间优势腐败菌的多样性变化%Diversity of Dominant Spoilage Bacteria in Pomfret (Pampus argenteus) from Different Growing Seasons during Chilled Storage

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    蓝蔚青; 谢晶; 周会; 张琛杰

    2015-01-01

    目的:比较分析不同时期冷藏鲳鱼(Pampus argenteus)贮藏期间的感官品质、pH值、微生物指标与主要微生物菌群的变化规律.方法:冷藏(4±1)℃条件下,以感官评定、pH值与菌落总数为品质评价指标,采用聚合酶链式反应(polymerase chain reaction,PCR)扩增结合生理生化鉴定法分别对冬、春两个时期的鲳鱼进行优势腐败菌的变化规律研究.将经细菌培养与分离纯化得到单菌落按其形态特征进行分类,再通过生理生化鉴定与革兰氏染色,初步得到菌落种类,对单菌落进行DNA提取与PCR扩增并测序.结果:冬季样品获得12种菌株,春季样品获得9种菌株.贮藏末期时,冬季样品中优势腐败菌的种类与比例分别为嗜冷杆菌(Psychrobacter spp.)21.51%、草莓假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fragi)16.13%、荧光假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fluorescens)52.68%与热杀索丝菌(Brochothrix thermosphacta)9.68%;春季样品为草莓假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fragi)8.62%、荧光假单胞菌(Pseudomonas fluorescens)64.66%与腐败希瓦氏菌(Shewanella putrefaciens)26.72%.结论:冬、春时期中冷藏鲳鱼贮藏期间优势腐败菌的种类基本一致,以革兰氏阴性菌为主,但在细菌种类与比例上存在差异,冬季样品的微生物种类较春季丰富.贮藏期间,随着荧光假单胞菌所占比例的增加,使腐败希瓦氏菌的生长受到明显抑制.

  3. 野生银鲳消化道内潜在产酶益生菌产酶条件的初步研究%On enzyme-production conditions of potential probiotics in digestive tracts of wild Pampus argenteus

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    王建建; 施兆鸿; 高权新; 彭士明

    2015-01-01

    采用酶学分析法研究了单因子(温度、pH、发酵时间)变化对野生银鲳(Pampus argenteus)消化道内同时分泌蛋白酶、淀粉酶、纤维素酶和脂肪酶中两种以上的5株菌株产酶活力的影响,即通过测定酶活力的大小找到每株菌最适产酶条件范围。结果显示,在温度31~37℃、pH 7~8、发酵时间3 d的条件下,5株产酶菌的蛋白酶活力最大;在不同温度和pH条件下,5菌株分泌的淀粉酶活力各不相同,但都随发酵时间的延长而增大,3~5 d达最大值;4株分泌纤维素酶的菌株纤维素酶活力受环境影响总体变化不大,在温度31~37℃、酸性条件(pH 5)和发酵时间4 d的条件下为活力最大;2株分泌脂肪酶的菌株在28~31℃、中性(pH 7)、发酵时间1 d条件下其脂肪酶活力最大,最大可接近180 U·mL-1,但活力都随发酵时间而显著下降。结果表明,不同产酶菌所分泌的消化酶活力所需的最适条件有很大不同,了解和掌握银鲳肠道中菌群的产酶条件,对开发潜在产酶益生菌有着积极的作用。%In this study,the effects of single factor variation (temperature,pH and fermentation time)on activities of two or more enzymes,including protease,amylase,cellulose and lipase produced simultaneously by enzyme-producing bacteria in the digestive tract of wild silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus)were measured using the method of enzymatic analysis.The aim is to find the optimum range of fermentation conditions for each strain by measuring the enzyme activity by different media,different incubation temperatures,pH and fermentation time.Results showed that the activities of protease produced by five strains of enzyme-producing bacteria were the highest in the conditions of temperature 3 1 -37 ℃,pH 7 -8 and fermentation time 3 d. The activities of cellulose produced by four cellulose-producing bacteria were not affected significantly by

  4. Distribution and Comparison of Digestive Enzyme Activity of Pampus argenteus in Different Digestive Organs%银鲳不同消化器官中消化酶活性的分布及其比较

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    周健恺; 徐善良; 邱成功; 方增冰; 陈苹

    2014-01-01

    为了解野生与养殖条件下银鲳不同消化器官中消化酶活性的分布,比较研究了野生银鲳成鱼和养殖银鲳幼鱼的消化酶(蛋白酶、淀粉酶、脂肪酶)活性.结果表明:(1)成鱼胃中蛋白酶活性最大,为0.47 U·mg-1,侧囊中蛋白酶活性最小,仅有0.05 U·mg-1;成鱼肝中淀粉酶活性最大,为0.08 U·mg-1,直肠最小,为0.01 U·mg-1;肝的脂肪酶活性最大,为10.63 U·mg-1,中肠最小,肝脂肪酶活性约为中肠的9倍.(2)幼鱼三种消化酶活性均为:胃>肝>侧囊,且银鲳幼鱼各消化酶活性总体上高于成鱼,幼鱼胃中蛋白酶活性、淀粉酶活性、脂肪酶活性分别约为成鱼胃的3倍、12倍和1.5倍.(3)银鲳成鱼和幼鱼的A/P值都小于1,且幼鱼各消化器官的A/P值都大于成鱼, A/P值结果表明银鲳为偏肉食性鱼类,野生的成鱼比养殖的幼鱼更适应肉食性.此外,研究还发现银鲳的脂肪酶活性明显高于许多常见海水性鱼类,推断其对脂肪的利用效率较高,可以考虑在银鲳饲料的配制时适当提高饲料中脂肪的比例.%In order to understand the nutritional needs of Pampus argenteus in wild and cultivated conditions, the activity of digestive enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase) of wild adult and cultivated young pomfret in different digestive organs are studied .The results show that: (1) The highest protease activity in stomach is found to be 0.47 U·mg-1, and the lowest in lateral sac is identified to be 0.05 U·mg-1; The highest amylase activity in liver is 0.08 U·mg-1, and the lowest in rectum is 0.01 U·mg-1;The highest Hepatic lipase activity is 10.63 U·mg-1 and is about 9 times as large as midgut. (2) Three digestive enzyme activities of juvenile are in the following ascending order: stomach > liver >lateral sac, and the activity of the digestive enzyme of young pomfret is noted to be generally higher than that of adults. The activities of protease, amylase, lipase of juveniles in stomach

  5. 人工养殖银鲳子代胚胎发育及仔稚幼鱼形态观察%Observation of embryonic,larval and juvenile development in Pampus argenteus offspring

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    施兆鸿; 彭士明; 王建钢; 孙鹏; 尹飞

    2011-01-01

    采用人工培育的子代银鲳(Pampus argentus)为亲本,对银鲳的胚胎及胚后各发育阶段的形态特征进行观察测量,以期为今后苗种培育和繁殖生物学研究提供参考资料.银鲳成熟卵子为端黄卵,单个油球,卵径(1.417±0.063)mm,油球径(0.575±0.031)mm.在水温(20.0±0.5)℃、盐度24±1,pH8.0~8.5条件下,受精卵经36 h孵化出膜.初孵仔鱼在水温19.0~24.0℃、盐度 23±1,pH8.0~8.5、光照2 000~3 000 lx条件下,经60 d培育成幼鱼.银鲳早期发育分前期仔鱼、后期仔鱼、稚鱼和幼鱼,前期仔鱼以卵黄囊吸收消化为主要形态特征;后期仔鱼分化出侧囊、食道、胃、幽门育囊和肝脏等消化器官,外形特征是鱼体腹两侧星状黑色素及金黄色斑点明显,背鳍和臀鳍鳍条原基出现,13日龄仔鱼全长(5.586±0.479)mm,体高((1.068±0.087)mm;稚鱼期消化器官进一步完善,脊索末端向上曲屈,随后尾下骨出现并且尾下骨末端与体轴倾斜,至35日龄尾下骨与体轴垂直,45日龄体高明显增高,全长(25.560±3.870)mm,体高(11.157±1.266)mm.幼鱼期胸鳍前端呈尖形,尾鳍上下两侧生长加快形成深叉状,鳞片完全长成,60 d时全长为(引.000±3.300)mm,体高达(19.750±1.620)mm,此时体形与成鱼已无差别.此外,本研究还对仔稚幼鱼的划分、鲳属鱼类中主要品种胚胎与仔稚鱼发育的异同点以及育苗中容易出现死亡的关键时期进行了分析探讨.%The embryonic, larval and juvenile development of the offspring obtained from cultured silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus) was observed, which contributed to the study of larvae rearing and breeding biology of pomfret.The eggs of silver pomfret were telolecithal, and had only one oil globule.The diameter of egg and oil globule were (1.417 ± 0.063) mm and (0.575 ± 0.031) mm, respectively.The hatching time was about 36 h after fertilization when the first larva was hatched at (20.0 ± 0.5) ℃, salinity 24 ± 1

  6. Proper modified atmosphere packaging for delaying quality changes of pomfret (Pampus argenteus) during chilled storage and prolonging its shelf life%适宜气调包装延缓冷藏鲳鱼品质变化延长货架期

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    蓝蔚青; 谢晶; 高志立; 施建兵; 杨胜平; 朱瑞琪; 朱峰

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this work was to study the influence of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on the shelf-life of fresh pomfret (Pampus argenteus) during chilled storage and to find the proper atmosphere components of MAP for prolonging the shelf life of pomfret fillets. Fresh pomfret samples were obtained directly from the local fish market and transported to the laboratory with ice immediately. After being gutted, washed, filleted and trimmed in a water-ice mixture, samples were packaged under three different atmosphere components (MAP1, 20%/80% CO2/N2; MAP2, 50%/50%CO2/N2;MAP3, 80%/20%CO2/N2) and the control group was packaged with air (AIR), the initial gas/product ratio was 3:1 in all packages. Packaged pomfret fillets were stored at (4±1)℃and monitored at intervals of 2 days. Samples were assessed by sensory, microbiological (total viable count , TVC) and physico-chemical (total volatile basis nitrogen (TVB-N), K-value, tri-methylamine nitrogen (TMA-N), pH value) evaluation. After 4 days of storage, the groups of MAP and AIR were different significantly (P<0.05) on the values of sensory evaluation, TVC, TVB-N and TMA-N. Fillets packaged with AIR were the first to present signs of degradation reaching rejection threshold values for all evaluated parameters. The shelf life of AIR was only 4-5 days according to sensory assessment, for which the corresponding microbiological assessment was also showed an increased curve. Meanwhile, the increase of pH, TVB-N, K-value and TMA-N values were significantly (P<0.05) delayed in MAP groups when compared to AIR group. In MAP fillets, TVC was lower than 107 CFU/g for a longer period. The results of quality index were showed that the protective effect of MAP, and the MAP3 group (CO2/N2, 80%/20%) could extend the shelf-life of pomfret fillet samples by 6-8 days as compared to the control group. However, the trend of pH value raised up after a decline was not found in MAP groups. The results indicated that examination of p

  7. Medusa consumption and prey selection of silver pomfret Pampus argenteus juveniles

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    Liu, Chunsheng; Zhuang, Zhimeng; Chen, Siqing; Shi, Zhaohong; Yan, Jingping; Liu, Changlin

    2014-01-01

    The current study explored Aurelia aurita and Rhopilema esculent um consumption by silver pomfret juveniles, as well as their prey selection between the two jellyfish species. Silver pomfret juveniles weighing 1±0.1 g actively preyed on both the species. Their daily A. aurita consumption was 11.6 times their own body weights regardless of the size of A. aurita medusae. Their daily R. esculent um consumption was 13, 9.1, 5, and 4.1 times their own body weights when the R. esculentum medusae were 10, 20, 30, and 40 mm in bell diameter, respectively. The survival rates of the R. esculent um were higher than those of the A. aurita. When the R. esculent um medusae were more than 30 mm in bell diameter, their survival rate exceeded 92%. Silver pomfrets serve as a type of potential predators on A. aurita in coastal waters, and they have little influence on R. esculent um with a size exceeding 30 mm. Besides, A. aurita may be able to be used as fish prey in silver pomfret artificial breeding.

  8. Life on wood - the carnivorous deep-sea mussel Idas argenteus (Bathymodiolinae, Mytilidae, Bivalvia

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    Ockelmann, Kurt W.; Dinesen, Grete E.

    2011-01-01

    Deep-sea mussels associated with sunken wood are less well known in terms of anatomy, biology and evolution than their bathymodioline allies from cold seeps and hydrothermal vents. During the Danish 'Ingolf Expedition' (1895-96) to the Northeast Atlantic, two pieces of pinewood were collected fro...... to its shell development, alimentary system, gill anatomy and life habits provide important clues to the evolution of the Bathymodiolinae....

  9. Comparative Studies of Food Habits and Digestive Tracts in Two Apodemus Species

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    SHIOYA, Katsunori; Mori, Takayuki; Shiraishi, Satoshi

    1994-01-01

    Feeding experiments using three pairs of food items, analysis of the scaling of digestive organs and microscopic observation were examined in two woodland rodent species, Apodemus argenteus and A. speciosus. Comparing the values of selective indices between acorns and three species of insects, it was shown that A. argenteus has more intensive preference to insects than does A. speciosus. Both the mean ratio of the caecum length to stomach and intestine length (CL/TL) and the ratio of caecum l...

  10. Hematology, micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in fishes from São Francisco river, Minas Gerais state, Brazil = Hematologia, micronúcleos e anomalias nucleares em peixes do rio São Francisco, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Robson Seriani; Maria José Tavares Ranzani-Paiva; Ângela Teresa Silva-Souza; Silvia Roseli Napoleão

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to determine the variables leukocytary, erythrocytary, frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in peripheral erythrocytes of Prochilodus argenteus, Pimelodus maculatus and Myleus micans from São Francisco river basin, Minas Gerais State, during the summer and winter. Thrombocytes, hematocrit and leukocyte of P.argenteus series, was influenced by climatic conditions. In P. maculatus, not were significant differences for all leukocytes and thrombocytes. In M. micans,...

  11. Spatial and temporal patterns and their influence on fish community at Itupararanga Reservoir, Brazil.

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    Smith, Welber Senteio; Petrere, Miguel

    2008-12-01

    The Itupararanga Reservoir is located at the Sorocaba River Basin, São Paulo State, Brazil. Five cities use the waters of this reservoir for human consumption. Despite this intensive use of the water resource, no study has been undertaken on the ichthyofauna of this reservoir. Collections were performed in nine sampling stations, where each three were located in the riverine, transitional and lacustrine zones. Fish specimens were collected using eight monofilament gillnets of 10 m length each, with varied mesh sizes, in the rainy and dry seasons, which corresponded to our spatial scale of analysis. Overall, 14 species of fish were identified, with the highest contribution from Characidae and Curimatidae. The most abundant species were: the "lambari", Astyanax fasciatus, the "saguiru", Cyphocharax modestus, the "lambari bocarra", Oligosarcus paranaensis, and the "mandi", Iheringichthys labrosus. Diversity tended to be higher during the dry season, although the difference was not statistically significant. Cluster analysis identified four season sampling groups differentiated by within-season distribution of species. Mantel's test showed that this distribution was little affected by environmental factors, suggesting that biotic factors were more important in determining the species distribution within the reservoir. PMID:19419097

  12. Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology resources database 1 October 2012-30 November 2012.

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    Aksoy, Serap; Almeida-Val, Vera Maria F; Azevedo, V C R; Baucom, Regina; Bazaga, Pilar; Beheregaray, L B; Bennetzen, Jeffrey L; Brassaloti, Ricardo A; Burgess, Treena I; Caccone, Adagisa; Chang, Shu-Mei; Ciampi, A Y; Ciancaleoni, S; Clímaco, Gisele T; Clouet, Cécil; Coimbra, Maria R M; Coutinho, Luiz L; Dantas, Hozana L; De Vega, Clara; Echodu, Richard; Enyaru, John; Figueira, Antonio; Filho, Manoel A G; Foltz, Britnie; Fressigné, L; Gadomski, Mateusz; Gauthier, Nathalie; Herrera, Carlos M; Hyseni, Chaz; Jorge, Erika C; Kaczmarczyk, Dariusz; Knott, Emily; Kuester, Adam; Lima, Ana P S; Lima, Maíra A; Lima, Marcos P; Longo, Ana Luiza B; Lor, Grant; Maggioni, Rodrigo; Marques, Thiago S; Martins, Aline R; Matoso, Daniele A; Medrano, Mónica; Mendonça, M A C; Mettler, Raeann; Nascimento, Priscila Roberta M; Negri, V; Oliveira, Karine K C; Oliveira, L O; Ovcarenko, Irina; Paula-Silva, Maria N; Raggi, L; Sandoval-Castillo, J; Santos, Carlos Henrique Dos Anjos; Martin Schaefer, H; Segelbacher, Gernot; Seino, Miyuki M; Sistrom, Mark; Taole, Matsepo M; Teske, P R; Tsagkarakou, Anastasia; Verdade, Luciano M; Villela, Priscilla M S; Vinson, C C; Wingfield, Brenda D; Wingfield, Michael J

    2013-03-01

    This article documents the addition of 153 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Brassica oleracea, Brycon amazonicus, Dimorphandra wilsonii, Eupallasella percnurus, Helleborus foetidus, Ipomoea purpurea, Phrynops geoffroanus, Prochilodus argenteus, Pyura sp., Sylvia atricapilla, Teratosphaeria suttonii, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Trypanosoma brucei. These loci were cross-tested on the following species: Dimorphandra coccicinea, Dimorphandra cuprea, Dimorphandra gardneriana, Dimorphandra jorgei, Dimorphandra macrostachya, Dimorphandra mollis, Dimorphandra parviflora and Dimorphandra pennigera.

  13. Hematology, micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in fishes from São Francisco river, Minas Gerais state, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.7117 Hematology, micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in fishes from São Francisco river, Minas Gerais state, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.7117

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    Silvia Roseli Napoleão

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to determine the variables leukocytary, erythrocytary, frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in peripheral erythrocytes of Prochilodus argenteus, Pimelodus maculates and Myleus micans from São Francisco river basin, Minas Gerais State, during the summer and winter. Thrombocytes, hematocrit and leukocyte of P.argenteus series, was influenced by climatic conditions. In P. maculatus, not were significant differences for all leukocytes and thrombocytes. In M. micans, values are unprecedented in the literature, with MCV and absolute number of leukocytes found superior to other species of the family Characidae. The frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in erythrocytes, the three species not showed seasonal differences between the sites. However, the highest values were found in summer. Furthermore, we observed a positive correlation between the increase in the percentage of micronuclei with nuclear abnormalities.This study aimed to determine the variables leukocytary, erythrocytary, frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in peripheral erythrocytes of Prochilodus argenteus, Pimelodus maculates and Myleus micans from São Francisco river basin, Minas Gerais State, during the summer and winter. Thrombocytes, hematocrit and leukocyte of P.argenteus series, was influenced by climatic conditions. In P. maculatus, not were significant differences for all leukocytes and thrombocytes. In M. micans, values are unprecedented in the literature, with MCV and absolute number of leukocytes found superior to other species of the family Characidae. The frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in erythrocytes, the three species not showed seasonal differences between the sites. However, the highest values were found in summer. Furthermore, we observed a positive correlation between the increase in the percentage of micronuclei with nuclear abnormalities.

  14. Species composition and catch per unit of effort of Monterey Bay surf, pier, and skiff anglers in 1979

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    In 1979, Monterey Bay sport anglers were sampled for species composition of the catch and catch per unit of effort. A total of 4150 surf, pier, and skiff anglers was interviewed. Catch per hour was 0.71, 0.58, and 1.25 for surf, pier, and skiff anglers, respectively. Barred surfperch, Amphisticus argenteus, totaled 76% of the surf catch. The species composition of the pier catch was dominated by juvenile bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis; white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus; and walleye sur...

  15. Hematology, micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in fishes from São Francisco river, Minas Gerais state, Brazil = Hematologia, micronúcleos e anomalias nucleares em peixes do rio São Francisco, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Robson Seriani

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to determine the variables leukocytary, erythrocytary, frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in peripheral erythrocytes of Prochilodus argenteus, Pimelodus maculatus and Myleus micans from São Francisco river basin, Minas Gerais State, during the summer and winter. Thrombocytes, hematocrit and leukocyte of P.argenteus series, was influenced by climatic conditions. In P. maculatus, not were significant differences for all leukocytes and thrombocytes. In M. micans, values are unprecedented in the literature, with MCV and absolute number of leukocytes found superior to other species of the family Characidae. The frequency of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in erythrocytes, the three species not showed seasonal differences between the sites. However, the highest values were found in summer. Furthermore, we observed a positive correlation between the increase in the percentage of micronuclei with nuclear abnormalities.O presente estudo teve como objetivo, determinar as variáveis leucocitárias, eritrocíticas, freqüência de micronúcleos e anomaliasnucleares nos eritrócitos do sangue periférico de Prochilodus argenteus, Pimelodus maculatus e Myleus micans de um trecho da bacia do rio São Francisco, Minas Gerais, no verão e inverno. Trombóctios, hematócrito e a serie leucocítária de P.argenteus, foi influenciado pela sazonalidade. Em P. maculatus, não ocorreram diferenças significativas para todos os leucócitos e trombócitos. Em M. micans, os valores são inéditos na literatura, apresentando VCM e número absoluto de leucócitos superior ao encontrados para outras espécies dafamília Characidae. A freqüência de micronúcleos e de anomalias nucleares nos eritrócitos, nas três espécies não apresentou diferenças sazonais e entre os pontos amostrais. No entanto, os valores mais altos foram encontrados no verão. Além disso, foi possível observar correlação positiva entre o aumento da

  16. 東支那海海産魚類の肉中総水銀濃度

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    有馬, 純宏; 有馬, 郷司; アリマ, スミヒロ; アリマ, サトシ; ARIMA, Sumihiro; ARIMA, Satoshi

    1985-01-01

    In order to estimate mercury background level of fish in East China Sea, total mercury concentration of muscles of nineteen fish species is analysed. Highest value was 0.54 ppm in Sebastes inermis, and lowest one was 0.016 ppm in Pampus argenteus. Average of average mercury concentration of 19 species was 0.087 ppm. Among species Sebastes inermis has the highest average mercury concentration (0.32 ppm), and Psenopsis anomala has the lowest one (0.023 ppm). While seven carnivorous ...

  17. 東支那海海産魚類の肉中総水銀濃度

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    1985-01-01

    In order to estimate mercury background level of fish in East China Sea, total mercuryconcentration of muscles of nineteen fish species is analysed. Highest value was 0.54 ppm inSebastes inermis, and lowest one was 0.016 ppm in Pampus argenteus. Average of average mercuryconcentration of 19 species was 0.087 ppm. Among species Sebastes inermis has the highestaverage mercury concentration (0.32 ppm), and Psenopsis anomala has the lowest one (0.023 ppm). While seven carnivorous species have hig...

  18. Evaluation of Trace Metal Content by ICP-MS Using Closed Vessel Microwave Digestion in Fresh Water Fish

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    Sreenivasa Rao Jarapala

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    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to investigate trace metal levels of different varieties of fresh water fish using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrophotometer after microwave digestion (MD-ICPMS. Fish samples were collected from the outlets of twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The trace metal content in different varieties of analyzed fish were ranged from 0.24 to 1.68 mg/kg for Chromium in Cyprinus carpio and Masto symbollon, 0.20 to 7.52 mg/kg for Manganese in Labeo rohita and Masto symbollon, 0.006 to 0.07 mg/kg for Cobalt in Rastrelliger kanagurta and Pampus argenteus, 0.31 to 2.24 mg/kg for Copper in Labeo rohita and Penaeus monodon, 3.25 to 14.56 mg/kg for Zinc in Cyprinus carpio and Macrobrachium rosenbergii, and 0.01 to 2.05 mg/kg for Selenium in Rastrelliger kanagurta and Pampus argenteus, respectively. Proximate composition data for the different fishes were also tabulated. Since the available data for different trace elements for fish is scanty, here an effort is made to present a precise data for the same as estimated on ICP-MS. Results were in accordance with recommended daily intake allowance by WHO/FAO.

  19. 210Pb: bioaccumulation factor and internal radiation dose to the public due to consumption of seafood from Mumbai harbour bay

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    Marine organisms such as fishes, molluscs and crustaceans are known to accumulate 210Pb. Distribution of 210Pb in coastal marine organisms mainly fishes and shell fishes is studied. Concentration of 210Pb obtained in muscle of common fishes (edible portion) varied from BDL to 9.71 ± 0.92 Bq kq-1 wet muscle. For fishes like Pampus argenteus (pomfret), Cynoglossus elongatus (sole), Rastrelliger kanagurta (mackerel), Harpoden nehereus (Bombay duck), Arius dussumieri (catfish), the concentration factors for 210Pb in edible portion of fish from sea water works out to 101 to 103. Radiation dose to the public has been evaluated on the basis of daily intake of 40 g of fish (15 kg y-1). Committed effective dose (CED) to 210Pb due to consumption of seafood is calculated, CED varied from 2.5 x 10-3 to 1.27 x 10-1 mSv y-1. (author)

  20. A review of the status and development of Kuwait's fisheries.

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    Al-Husaini, M; Bishop, J M; Al-Foudari, H M; Al-Baz, A F

    2015-11-30

    The status of Kuwait's fisheries landings and relative abundance for major species was reviewed using research data from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and landing data from the Kuwait's Central Statistical Bureau. Landing data showed significant decreases for major commercial species such as zobaidy (Pampus argenteus), suboor (Tenualosa ilisha), hamoor (Epinephelus coioides), newaiby (Otolithes ruber) and hamra (Lutjanus malabaricus) while abundance data for the shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus showed significant reduction in the recent years mainly because of overfishing. The catch-rate data showed continuous decline for major species such as zobaidy, newaiby and hamoor, which indicate that stock abundances of these species are low. The reduction in stock abundance in context with changes in habitat quality, particularly the effects of reduced discharge of the Shatt Al-Arab, is discussed.

  1. Screening for Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus in Marine Fish along the Norwegian Coastal Line

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    Sandlund, Nina; Gjerset, Britt; Bergh, Øivind;

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    pout also tested positive in internal organs. Successful virus isolation in cell culture was only obtained from one pooled Atlantic herring sample which shows that today's PCR methodology have a much higher sensitivity than cell culture for detection of VHSV. Sequencing revealed that the positive...... in 2009 to 2011. In total, VHSV was detected by rRT-PCR in twelve samples originating from Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), whiting (Merlangius merlangus) and silvery pout (Gadiculus argenteus). All fish tested positive in gills while four herring and one silvery...... samples belonged to VHSV genotype Ib and phylogenetic analysis shows that the isolate from Atlantic herring and silvery pout are closely related. All positive fish were sampled in the same area in the northern county of Finnmark. This is the first detection of VHSV in Atlantic herring this far north...

  2. Dependence of juvenile reef fishes on semi-arid hypersaline estuary microhabitats as nurseries.

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    Sales, N S; Dias, T L P; Baeta, A; Pessanha, A L M

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    The differences between fish assemblages in three microhabitat types, in relation to vegetation and sediment characteristics of a hypersaline estuary located in an semi-arid zone in north-eastern Brazil, were investigated. Fishes were collected using a beach seine during the rainy and dry seasons in 2012. A total of 78 species were recorded, with the most common families being Gerreidae, Lutjanidae and Tetraodontidae. The majority of species were represented by juveniles, with Eucinostomus argenteus, Ulaema lefroyi and Sphoeroides greeleyi being the dominant species. The fish assemblage structures differed significantly among microhabitat types, with the narrow intertidal flat adjacent to the mangrove fringe supporting the most diverse fish fauna. In addition, only 27 species were common to all of the microhabitats. The results support the hypothesis that hypersaline estuaries serve as important nursery areas for various reef fish species, due to the structural complexity provided by their macroalgae beds and mangroves.

  3. Dactylogyrids (Monogenoidea) parasitizing the gills of spinefoots (Teleostei: Siganidae): proposal of Glyphidohaptor n. gen., with two new species from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and G. plectocirra n. comb. from Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt.

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    Kritsky, Delane C; Galli, Paolo; Yang, Tingbao

    2007-02-01

    Nine species of Siganus (Perciformes: Siganidae) were examined for dactylogyrids (Monogenoidea) from the Red Sea, Egypt; the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; and the South China Sea, China. Species of Tetrancistrum were found on siganids from all 3 localities; Pseudohaliotrema spp. were restricted to siganids from the Great Barrier Reef; and species representing Glyphidohaptor n. gen. were found on siganids from the Red Sea and Great Barrier Reef. Siganus argenteus from the Red Sea and Siganus vulpinus from the Great Barrier Reef were negative for dactylogyrid parasites. Glyphidohaptor n. gen. is proposed for 3 species (2 species new to science) and the new species are described: Glyphidohaptor phractophallus n. sp. from Siganus fuscescens from the Great Barrier Reef; Glyphidohaptor sigani n. sp. from Siganus doliatus (type host), Siganus punctatus, Siganus corallinus, and Siganus lineatus from the Great Barrier Reef; and Glyphidohaptor plectocirra (Paperna, 1972) n. comb. (= Pseudohaliotrema plectocirra Paperna, 1972) from Siganus luridus and Siganus rivulatus from the Red Sea. PMID:17436940

  4. Taxonomy of Pimelodus brevis Marini, Nichols & La Monte, 1933 (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae, an uncertain species from the rio Paraná basin

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    Marcelo Salles Rocha

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    Full Text Available Pimelodus brevisMarini, Nichols & La Monte, 1933 was described from the río de la Plata, Departamento San Fernando, Argentina, based only on the holotype, which is missing since 1960s. This species has been cited in the literature and is considered valid despite of no voucher specimen has been found in museum. A taxonomic analysis comprising material from the rio Paraná basin provided additional specimens that made it possible to demonstrate the identity of P. brevis. Based on the original description and illustration of the holotype, we performed an allometric analysis and then we were able to compare the data with the similar sympatric congeners. Those comparisons allowed us to conclude that P. brevisis a junior synonym of P. argenteusPerugia, 1891, described from the río Paraná, Colonia Resistencia, Argentina. Comments on the status of congeners and taxonomic recommendations are provided.

  5. A review of the status and development of Kuwait's fisheries.

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    Al-Husaini, M; Bishop, J M; Al-Foudari, H M; Al-Baz, A F

    2015-11-30

    The status of Kuwait's fisheries landings and relative abundance for major species was reviewed using research data from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and landing data from the Kuwait's Central Statistical Bureau. Landing data showed significant decreases for major commercial species such as zobaidy (Pampus argenteus), suboor (Tenualosa ilisha), hamoor (Epinephelus coioides), newaiby (Otolithes ruber) and hamra (Lutjanus malabaricus) while abundance data for the shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus showed significant reduction in the recent years mainly because of overfishing. The catch-rate data showed continuous decline for major species such as zobaidy, newaiby and hamoor, which indicate that stock abundances of these species are low. The reduction in stock abundance in context with changes in habitat quality, particularly the effects of reduced discharge of the Shatt Al-Arab, is discussed. PMID:26233306

  6. Trophic organisation and predator-prey interactions among commercially exploited demersal finfishes in the coastal waters of the southeastern Arabian Sea

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    Abdurahiman, K. P.; Nayak, T. H.; Zacharia, P. U.; Mohamed, K. S.

    2010-05-01

    Trophic interactions in commercially exploited demersal finfishes in the southeastern Arabian Sea of India were studied to understand trophic organization with emphasis on ontogenic diet shifts within the marine food web. In total, the contents of 4716 stomachs were examined from which 78 prey items were identified. Crustaceans and fishes were the major prey groups to most of the fishes. Based on cluster analysis of predator feeding similarities and ontogenic diet shift within each predator, four major trophic guilds and many sub-guilds were identified. The first guild 'detritus feeders' included all size groups of Cynoglossus macrostomus, Pampus argenteus, Leiognathus bindus and Priacanthus hamrur. Guild two, named 'Shrimp feeders', was the largest guild identified and included all size groups of Rhynchobatus djiddensis and Nemipterus mesoprion, medium and large Nemipterus japonicus, P. hamrur and Grammoplites suppositus, small and medium Otolithes cuvieri and small Lactarius lactarius. Guild three, named 'crab and squilla feeders', consisted of few predators. The fourth trophic guild, 'piscivores', was mainly made up of larger size groups of all predators and all size groups of Pseudorhombus arsius and Carcharhinus limbatus. The mean diet breadth and mean trophic level showed strong correlation with ontogenic diet shift. The mean trophic level varied from 2.2 ± 0.1 in large L. bindus to 4.6 ± 0.2 in large Epinephelus diacanthus and the diet breadth from 1.4 ± 0.3 in medium P. argenteus to 8.3 ± 0.2 in medium N. japonicus. Overall, the present study showed that predators in the ecosystem have a strong feeding preference for the sergestid shrimp Acetes indicus, penaeid shrimps, epibenthic crabs and detritus.

  7. Reef fish community structure on three islands of Itaipu, Southeast Brazil

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We provide here the first assessment of the composition, abundance and distribution of rocky reef fishes of Itaipu Sound, Rio de Janeiro, off the southeastern Brazilian coast. Monthly visual censuses, benthic quadrats and chain link transects were conducted over one year on rocky reefs at three islands (Menina, Mãe and Pai. A total of 2466 individual fish, belonging to 29 families and 42 species were recorded. The most abundant fish species were Parablennius pilicornis, Haemulon steindachneri, Orthopristis ruber and Diplodus argenteus. Sheltered and complex habitats showed the most abundant and diverse fish populations. There was a major significant separation between sampling sites and a secondary seasonal pattern. The three sites showed similar fish communities with locally structured environmental gradients according to their inherent habitat characteristics.Apresentamos aqui o primeiro estudo da composição, abundância e distribuição de peixes recifais nos recifes rochosos da enseada de Itaipu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Foram realizados mensalmente censos visuais, quadrats de composição bentônica e transectos com correntes durante um ano em recifes rochosos de três ilhas (Menina, Mãe e Pai. Um total de 2466 peixes pertencentes a 29 famílias e 42 espécies foi registrado. Os peixes mais abundantes foram Parablennius pilicornis, Haemulon steindachneri, Orthopristis ruber e Diplodus argenteus. Os recifes mais abrigados e com maior complexidade de hábitats foram os que apresentaram maior abundância e diversidade de espécies. Análises estatísticas revelaram distinções significativas entre as áreas amostradas e um padrão sazonal secundário. As três áreas apresentaram basicamente a mesma comunidade de peixes, estruturadas a partir de gradientes ambientais e de características estruturais próprias de cada ilha.

  8. Two new species of Creptotrema (Digenea: Allocreadiidae from South America Dos especies nuevas de Creptotrema (Digenea: Allocreadiidae de América del Sur

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    Full Text Available Two new digenean species belonging in Creptotrema Travassos, Artigas and Pereira, 1928 are described from specimens stored in the invertebrate collection at the Museum of Natural History, Geneva, Switzerland. Creptotrema lamothei n. sp. is described from Ageneiosus brevifilis Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1840 (Siluriformes: Ageneiosidae, Auchenipterus nuchalis (Spix and Agassiz, 1829 (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae, and Bryconops melanurus (Bloch, 1794 (Characiformes: Characidae in the Paraguay River, Paraguay. Creptotrema sucumbiosa n. sp. is described from Tetragonopterus argenteus Cuvier, 1816 (Characiformes: Characidae in Río Aquarico, Ecuador. Creptotrema lamothei differs from its congeners by having testes with irregular rather than entire outlines. Creptotrema sucumbiosa differs from its congeners by having a bilobed rather than entire ovary. Both C. lamothei and C. sucumbiosa differ from their other congeners by having relatively longer posttesticular spaces in their bodies, representing 25-30% and 24-28% of body length respectively, compared with approximately 6-19% in other species.Dos especies nuevas de digéneos pertenecientes a Creptotrema Travassos, Artigas y Pereira, 1928 fueron descritas de ejemplares depositados en la colección de invertebrados del Museo de Historia Natural de Ginebra, Suiza. Creptotrema lamothei n. sp. fue descrita en Ageneiosus brevifilis Valenciennes in Cuvier y Valenciennes, 1840 (Siluriformes: Ageneiosidae, Auchenipterus nuchalis (Spix y Agassiz, 1829 (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae, y Bryconops melanurus (Bloch, 1794 (Characiformes: Characidae en el río Paraguay, Paraguay. Creptotrema sucumbiosa n. sp. fue descrita de Tetragonopterus argenteus, Cuvier 1816 (Characiformes: Characidae en el río Aquarico, Ecuador. Creptotrema lamothei difiere de sus congéneres por tener testículos con contornos irregulares en contraste con los que presentan contornos enteros. Creptotrema sucumbiosa difiere de

  9. Functional characteristics of the Staphylococcus aureus δ-toxin allelic variant G10S.

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    Cheung, Gordon Y C; Yeh, Anthony J; Kretschmer, Dorothee; Duong, Anthony C; Tuffuor, Kwame; Fu, Chih-Lung; Joo, Hwang-Soo; Diep, Binh A; Li, Min; Nakamura, Yuumi; Nunez, Gabriel; Peschel, Andreas; Otto, Michael

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    Staphylococcus aureus δ-toxin is a member of the phenol-soluble modulin (PSM) peptide family. PSMs have multiple functions in staphylococcal pathogenesis; for example, they lyse red and white blood cells and trigger inflammatory responses. Compared to other PSMs, δ-toxin is usually more strongly expressed but has only moderate cytolytic capacities. The amino acid sequences of S. aureus PSMs are well conserved with two exceptions, one of which is the δ-toxin allelic variant G10S. This variant is a characteristic of the subspecies S. argenteus and S. aureus sequence types ST1 and ST59, the latter representing the most frequent cause of community-associated infections in Asia. δ-toxin G10S and strains expressing that variant from plasmids or the genome had significantly reduced cytolytic and pro-inflammatory capacities, including in a strain background with pronounced production of other PSMs. However, in murine infection models, isogenic strains expressing the two δ-toxin variants did not cause measurable differences in disease severity. Our findings indicate that the widespread G10S allelic variation of the δ-toxin locus has a significant impact on key pathogenesis mechanisms, but more potent members of the PSM peptide family may overshadow that impact in vivo.

  10. Staphylococcus aureus 'Down Under': contemporary epidemiology of S. aureus in Australia, New Zealand, and the South West Pacific.

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    Williamson, D A; Coombs, G W; Nimmo, G R

    2014-07-01

    The clinical and molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus disease has changed considerably over the past two decades, particularly with the emergence and spread of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) clones. Indeed, some of the first global descriptions of CA-MRSA were from remote indigenous communities in Western Australia, and from Pacific Peoples in New Zealand. The epidemiology of S. aureus infections in the South West Pacific has several unique features, largely because of the relative geographical isolation and unique indigenous communities residing in this region. In particular, a number of distinct CA-MRSA clones circulate in Australia and New Zealand, such as sequence type (ST) 93 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) (Queensland clone) and clonal complex 75 S. aureus (Staphylococcus argenteus) in Australia, and ST30 MRSA (Southwest Pacific clone) in New Zealand. In addition, there is a disproportionate burden of S. aureus disease in indigenous paediatric populations, particularly in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia, and in Pacific Peoples and Maori in New Zealand. In this review, we provide a contemporary overview of the clinical and molecular epidemiology of S. aureus disease in the South West Pacific region, with a particular focus on features distinct to this region.

  11. Study on biogenic amines in various dry salted fish consumed in China

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    Wu, Yanyan; Chen, Yufeng; Li, Laihao; Yang, Xianqing; Yang, Shaoling; Lin, Wanling; Zhao, Yongqiang; Deng, Jianchao

    2016-05-01

    This study was carried out to investigate the biogenic amines (BAs), physicochemical property and microorganisms in dry salted fish, a traditional aquatic food consumed in China. Forty three samples of dry salted fish were gathered from retail and wholesale markets and manufacturers, which had been produced in various regions in China. Cadaverine (CAD) and putrescine (PUT) were quantitatively the most common biogenic amines. About 14% of the samples exceeded the histamine content standards established by the FDA and/or EU. The highest histamine content was found in Silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus) (347.79 mg kg-1). Five of forty three samples exceeded the acceptable content of TYR (100 mg kg-1), and 23.26% of dried-salted fish contained high contents of biogenic amines (above 600 mg kg-1). In addition, species, regions, pickling processes and drying methods made the physicochemical property, microorganisms and biogenic amines in dry salted fish to be different to some extents. The total plate count (TPC) was much higher than that of total halophilic bacteria in all samples. The biogenic amines, physicochemical property and microbiological counts exhibited large variations among samples. Furthermore, no significant correlation between biogenic amines and physicochemical property and TPC was observed. This study indicated that dry salted fish may still present healthy risk for BAs, depending on the processing methods, storage conditions among others.

  12. Zinc and copper bioaccumulation in fish from Laizhou Bay, the Bohai Sea

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    Liu, Jinhu; Cao, Liang; Huang, Wei; Zhang, Chuantao; Dou, Shuozeng

    2014-05-01

    Zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) concentrations were determined in the tissues (muscle, stomach, liver, gills, skin, and gonads) of five commercial fish species (mullet Liza haematocheilus, flathead Platycephalus indicus, mackerel Scomberomorus niphonius, silver pomfret Pampus argenteus, and sea bass Lateolabrax japonicus) from Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea. Metal bioaccumulation was highest in the metabolically active tissues of the gonads and liver. Bioconcentration factors for Zn were higher in all tissues (gonads 44.35, stomach 7.73, gills 7.72, liver 5.61, skin 4.88, and muscle 1.63) than the corresponding values for Cu (gonads 3.50, stomach 3.00, gills 1.60, liver 5.43, skin 1.50, and muscle 0.93). Mackerel tissues accumulated metal to higher concentrations than did other fish species, but bioaccumulation levels were not significantly correlated with the trophic levels of the fish. Zn and Cu concentrations in the tissues were generally negatively correlated with fish length, except for a few tissues of sea bass. Risk assessment based on national and international permissible limits and provisional tolerances for weekly intake of Zn and Cu revealed that the concentrations of these two metals in muscle were relatively low and would not pose hazards to human health.

  13. Automatic classification of the highveld grassland of Lichtenburg, south-western Transvaal*

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    Full Text Available A qualitative, semi-detailed plant ecological study o f the area between 25° 54' and 26° 22' E and 26° 00' and 26° 20' S, situated around the town o f Lichtenburg in the south-western Transvaal, Sou.h Africa, is reported. Mean annual temperature o f the study area is 17 °C and annual rainfall is about 600 mm. A basic difference is recognised between the Bankenveld Land System and the CT Grassland Land System. The former is underlain by dolomite with lithosolic soils, Bankenveld vegetation and cattle ranching as the chief iar.d-use, whereas the latter is underlain by granite, Ventersdorp lavas, Dwyka tillite and surface limestone with Snorrocks, Mangano and Lichtenburg series soils, Cymbopogon-Themeda Veld vegetation and extensive cultivation of maize as the chief land-use. One hundred and ten 16 m2 quadrats were placed within each Land System by means of a stratified-random strategy. Of the 247 species encountered, nearly 100 occurred in less than six quadrats. Themeda triandra, Aristida congesta, Elionurus argenteus, Anthospermum rigidum and Justicia anagaloides were common throughout. Two association analyses were carried out and 15 final groups were interpreted out of a total of 21  groups.

  14. Spatial and temporal characterization of fish assemblages in a tropical coastal system influenced by freshwater inputs: northwestern Yucatan Peninsula.

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    Arceo-Carranza, Daniel; Vega-Cendejas, Ma Eugenia

    2009-01-01

    Coastal lagoons are important systems for freshwater, estuarine and marine organisms; they are considered important zones of reproduction, nursery and feeding for many fish species. The present study investigates the fish assemblages of the natural reserve of Dzilam and their relationship with the hydrologic variables. A total of 6 474 individuals (81 species) were collected, contributing with more than 50% considering the Importance Value Index (IVI), Sphoeroides testudineus, Fundulus persimilis, Anchoa mitchilli, Eucinostomus gula, Eucinostomus argenteus and Mugil trichodon. Differences in species composition were found between seasons the highest during the cold fronts. Spatially, differences were related with the presence of freshwater seeps, the highest in the ecological characterized eastern part and the lowest with higher difference in specific composition located in the western part of the internal zone, due to a higher abundance and dominance of L. rhomboides. Salinity and temperature were the variables that presented a higher influence in the distribution of some pelagic species such as A. mitchilli and A. hepsetus. Because of the abundant freshwater seeps characteristic of the coastal lagoons of Yucatan Peninsula their community structure and fish assemblage display spatial and temporal differences in specific composition.

  15. Effects of a nuclear power plant thermal discharge on habitat complexity and fish community structure in Ilha Grande Bay, Brazil.

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    Teixeira, Tatiana Pires; Neves, Leonardo Mitrano; Araújo, Francisco Gerson

    2009-10-01

    Fish communities and habitat structures were evaluated by underwater visual censuses a rocky location impacted by thermal discharge (I) and at two control locations, one in a Sargassum bed (C1) and the other in a rocky shore with higher structural complexity (C2). Habitat indicators and fish communities exhibited significant differences between the impacted and control locations, with the impacted one showing a significant decrease in fish species richness and diversity, as well as a decrease in benthic cover. At the I location, only 13 fish species were described, and the average water temperature was 32+/-0.4 degrees C, compared with 44 species at C1 (25.9+/-0.3 degrees C) and 33 species at C2 (24.6+/-0.2 degrees C). Significant differences in fish communities among locations were found by ANOSIM with Eucinostomus argenteus, Mugil sp. and Haemulon steindachneri typical of location I, while Abudefduf saxatilis, Stegastes fuscus and Malacoctenus delalandi were typical of the control locations. Our study shows that thermal pollution alters benthic cover and influences fish assemblages by altering composition and decreasing richness. PMID:19573906

  16. Species-and tissue-specific mercury bioaccumulation in five fish species from Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea of China

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    LIU Jinhu; CAO Liang; HUANG Wei; DOU Shuozeng

    2013-01-01

    Mercury (Hg) concentrations in the tissues (muscle,stomach,liver,gills,skin,and gonads)of five fish species (mullet Liza haematocheilus,flathead fish Platycephalus indicus,sea bass Lateolabrax japonicus,mackerel Scomberomorus niphonius and silver pomfret Pampus argenteus) collected from Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea of China were investigated.The results indicate that Hg bioaccumulation in the five fish was tissue-specific,with the highest levels in the muscle and liver,followed by the stomach and gonads.The lowest levels were found in the gills and skin.Fish at higher trophic levels (flathead fish and sea bass) exhibited higher Hg concentrations than consumers at lower trophic levels.Mercury bioaccumulation tended to be positively correlated with fish length in mullet,silver pomfret,mackerel,and flathead fish,but was negatively correlated with fish length in sea bass.The Hg concentrations in the muscles of all fish species in Laizhou Bay were within the permissible limits of food safety set by national and international criteria.However,the suggesting maximum consumption of sea bass is 263 g per week for human health.

  17. Spatial distribution of nominally herbivorous fishes across environmental gradients on Brazilian rocky reefs.

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    Cordeiro, C A M M; Mendes, T C; Harborne, A R; Ferreira, C E L

    2016-07-01

    Assemblages of roving herbivores were consistently different between eastern, warmer, sheltered sites and western, colder, more wave-exposed sites. At eastern sites, detritivorous-herbivorous species dominated while omnivores had the highest biomass and were dominant at western sites. Macroalgivores did not show any trends related to location. These distributional patterns, at relatively small spatial scales of a few kilometres, mirror large-scale latitudinal patterns observed for the studied species along the entire Brazilian coast, where cold water associated species are abundant on south-eastern rocky reefs (analogous to the western sites of this study), and tropical species are dominant on north-eastern coral reefs (analogous to the eastern sites). Species-level analyses demonstrated that depth was an important factor correlated with biomasses of Diplodus argenteus, Sparisoma axillare and Sparisoma tuiupiranga, probably due to resource availability and interspecific competition. Herbivorous fish assemblages in the study area have been historically affected by fishing, and combined with the variation in assemblage structure, this is likely to have important, spatially variable effects on the dynamics of benthic communities. PMID:26669810

  18. Trophic ecology and food consumption of fishes in a hypersaline tropical lagoon.

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    Almeida-Silva, P H; Tubino, R A; Zambrano, L C; Hunder, D A; Garritano, S R; Monteiro-Neto, C

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    This study evaluated the trophic ecology (diet composition, trophic strategy, similarities and overlap between species, feeding period and food consumption) of six benthivorous fish species in Araruama Lagoon, the largest hypersaline tropical lagoon on the east coast of South America, with an area of 210 km(2) and an average salinity of 52. The burrfish Chilomycterus spinosus fed on Anomalocardia flexuosa shell deposits, ingesting associated fauna. The caitipa mojarra Diapterus rhombeus differed from all other species, having not only the highest proportions of algae and Nematoda, but also feeding on polychaete tentacles. The two mojarras Eucinostomus spp. showed similar trophic strategies, feeding mostly on Polychaeta. The corocoro grunt Orthopristis ruber also fed mainly on Polychaeta, but differed from Eucinostomus spp. in secondary items. The whitemouth croacker Micropogonias furnieri fed mainly on small Crustacea at night, showing a high number of secondary prey items with low frequencies and high prey-specific abundance. The daily food consumption (g food g(-1) fish mass) for Eucinostomus argenteus was 0·012 and was 0·031 and 0·027 for M. furnieri in two different sampling events. The diet similarities between Araruama Lagoon and other brackish and marine environments indicate that hypersalinity is not a predominant factor shaping the trophic ecology of fishes in this lagoon. The stability of hypersaline conditions, without a pronounced gradient, may explain the presence of several euryhaline fishes and invertebrates well adapted to this condition, resulting in a complex food web.

  19. Study on biogenic amines in various dry salted fish consumed in China

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    Wu, Yanyan; Chen, Yufeng; Li, Laihao; Yang, Xianqing; Yang, Shaoling; Lin, Wanling; Zhao, Yongqiang; Deng, Jianchao

    2016-08-01

    This study was carried out to investigate the biogenic amines (BAs), physicochemical property and microorganisms in dry salted fish, a traditional aquatic food consumed in China. Forty three samples of dry salted fish were gathered from retail and wholesale markets and manufacturers, which had been produced in various regions in China. Cadaverine (CAD) and putrescine (PUT) were quantitatively the most common biogenic amines. About 14% of the samples exceeded the histamine content standards established by the FDA and/or EU. The highest histamine content was found in Silver pomfret ( Pampus argenteus) (347.79 mg kg-1). Five of forty three samples exceeded the acceptable content of TYR (100 mg kg-1), and 23.26% of dried-salted fish contained high contents of biogenic amines (above 600 mg kg-1). In addition, species, regions, pickling processes and drying methods made the physicochemical property, microorganisms and biogenic amines in dry salted fish to be different to some extents. The total plate count (TPC) was much higher than that of total halophilic bacteria in all samples. The biogenic amines, physicochemical property and microbiological counts exhibited large variations among samples. Furthermore, no significant correlation between biogenic amines and physicochemical property and TPC was observed. This study indicated that dry salted fish may still present healthy risk for BAs, depending on the processing methods, storage conditions among others.

  20. Communal nesting of the small Japanese field mouse in tree cavities in early spring

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    Ryuji G Furukawa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The small Japanese field mouse, Apodemus argenteus, is a semi-arboreal rodent that breeds in tree cavities. For this study, however, we observed its cavity-nesting behavior during the non-breeding season. In urban and riparian forests in April on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, we found two nesting cavities housing five and ten adult-like mice, respectively. Dissolutions of communal nesting advanced in late April. We consider that one reason for communal nesting is heat retention while overwintering, as is common among rodent species. Our results expand knowledge of cavity use by the mice during the non-breeding season. Previous studies of cavity use by these mice were used nest boxes as artificial substitutes for tree cavities, which can provide inaccurate information of cavity use by the mice during non-breeding season since rodent species often avoid using these boxes in the cooler temperate season. Since nest boxes are used for studies for other mammals and birds, our results suggest that they should be studied in conjunction with cavity observation to accurately explain animals’ cavity use.

  1. Screening for viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in marine fish along the Norwegian coastal line.

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    Nina Sandlund

    Full Text Available Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV infects a wide range of marine fish species. To study the occurrence of VHSV in wild marine fish populations in Norwegian coastal waters and fjord systems a total of 1927 fish from 39 different species were sampled through 5 research cruises conducted in 2009 to 2011. In total, VHSV was detected by rRT-PCR in twelve samples originating from Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus, haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus, whiting (Merlangius merlangus and silvery pout (Gadiculus argenteus. All fish tested positive in gills while four herring and one silvery pout also tested positive in internal organs. Successful virus isolation in cell culture was only obtained from one pooled Atlantic herring sample which shows that today's PCR methodology have a much higher sensitivity than cell culture for detection of VHSV. Sequencing revealed that the positive samples belonged to VHSV genotype Ib and phylogenetic analysis shows that the isolate from Atlantic herring and silvery pout are closely related. All positive fish were sampled in the same area in the northern county of Finnmark. This is the first detection of VHSV in Atlantic herring this far north, and to our knowledge the first detection of VHSV in silvery pout. However, low prevalence of VHSV genotype Ib in Atlantic herring and other wild marine fish are well known in other parts of Europe. Earlier there have been a few reports of disease outbreaks in farmed rainbow trout with VHSV of genotype Ib, and our results show that there is a possibility of transfer of VHSV from wild to farmed fish along the Norwegian coast line. The impact of VHSV on wild fish is not well documented.

  2. Phylogenetic relationships of the species and biogeography of the characid genus Oligosarcus Günther, 1864 (Ostariophysi, Characiformes, Characidae).

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    Ribeiro, Alexandre Cunha; Menezes, Naércio Aquino

    2015-04-23

    The characid genus Oligosarcus consists of 20 described species distributed throughout most of South American river basins below 14º south latitude. This study focus on the phylogenetic relationships of the species of Oligosarcus based on the analysis of osteological characters to provide data to discuss the biogeographic history of the genus. The analysis resulted in a single most parsimonious tree with 152 steps (CI= 0.355 and RI= 0.600). The 18 included Oligosarcus species were hierarchically organized into 17 clades. A minimal age of 15 Ma for the genus is suggested based on the putatively cladogenetic event represented by the continued shortening of the Eastern Cordillera that established the eastern boundary of the modern central Andean plateau and was responsible for cladogenesis between the common ancestor of O. schindleri + O. bolivianus versus the remaining congeners. There is a pronounced disjunction in the upland species distribution by the lowland areas of the Chaco-Pantanal basin. This indicates that upland habitats (headwater streams) are preferential habitats for a set of species including O. argenteus, O. bolivianus, O. brevioris, O. paranensis, O. perdido, O. pintoi, O. planaltinae, O. brevioris, and O. schindleri. Fragmentation of populations of O. pintoi and O. perdido are at least 2.5 Ma old, since the origin of the upper Paraguay depression clearly promoted the present-day observed disjunction in the distribution of these species. The lowland Oligosarcus species are all included in a single clade but the obtained results suggest that fragmentation of upland versus lowland components of the genus was not causally related to a single vicariant event. The available fossil record of Oligosarcus indicates that the genus already occurred in the coastal plain at about 2.3 to 1.25 Ma. The sister-group relationship between O. hepsetus and O. longirostris provided additional evidences of the so-called historical affinities between the SE Brazilian

  3. Molecular characterization of benthic foraminifera communities from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico shelf and slope following the Deepwater Horizon event

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    Moss, Joseph A.; McCurry, Chelsea; Schwing, Patrick; Jeffrey, Wade H.; Romero, Isabel C.; Hollander, David J.; Snyder, Richard A.

    2016-09-01

    Benthic foraminifera are globally distributed protozoa in the world's oceans, which have been used as ecological indicators in both current and palaeo oceanography. The ecological properties and distribution of these organisms in various regions of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) have been evaluated using microscopy; however molecular approaches for these purposes have been limited, especially in deeper regions. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil well failure in the northern Gulf of Mexico highlighted the need to better understand the distribution and abundance of these organisms relative to environmental factors and ecosystem perturbations such as the oil spill. Sediment samples were collected using a Shipek grab along transects on the northwest Florida GOM shelf (18-270 m depth). Clone libraries were developed from PCR amplified 18S rDNA genes for sequence analysis. Analysis of random clones from libraries were used as a proxy for community structure (presence and relative abundance) to document the spatial and temporal dynamics of benthic foraminifera on the Northwest Florida Shelf in the NE GOM shelf. Additional continental slope samples (200-1600 m depth) were obtained by a multicorer and treated in similar fashion. Mean species diversity in this study (H=2.49-3.36), agreed with pre-DWH event estimates, however the dominant agglutinated species in the deep-water samples did not match previous studies. Additionally, the dominant calcareous taxa from this study such as Allogromida sp. and Psammophaga sp., were inconsistent with previous reports. The dominant taxa in both coastal and deep-water sites include Glabratellina sp., Trochammina hadai, and Trochammina sp., and Textularia sagittula and Bathysiphon argenteus as well as members of genera Astrammina, Bolivina, Cibicides and Cibicidoides.

  4. Assessment of spermatogenesis and plasma sex steroids in a seasonal breeding teleost: a comparative study in an area of influence of a tributary, downstream from a hydroelectric power dam, Brazil.

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    Domingos, Fabricio F T; Thomé, Ralph G; Arantes, Fabio P; Castro, Antonio Carlos S; Sato, Yoshimi; Bazzoli, Nilo; Rizzo, Elizete

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    River damming and building of hydroelectric power plants interrupt the reproductive migration routes and change the major physicochemical parameters of water quality, with drastic consequences for populations of migratory fishes. The goal of this study was to evaluate proliferation and cell death during spermatogenesis and serum profiles of sex steroids in Prochilodus argenteus, from the São Francisco River, downstream from the Três Marias Dam. A total of 257 adult males were caught quarterly during a reproductive cycle in two sites: the first 34 km of the river after the dam (site 1) and the second 34-54 km after the dam (site 2), after the confluence with a tributary, the Abaeté River. Seasonal changes in the testicular activity associated with morphometric analyses of germ cells as well as proliferation and testicular apoptosis support a more active spermatogenesis in fish from site 2, where higher levels of sex steroids and gonadosomatic index (GSI) were also found. In site 1, fish presented low serum levels of testosterone, 17β-estradiol and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone and a low GSI during gonadal maturation. Spermatogonial proliferation (PCNA) and apoptosis (TUNEL) were more elevated in fish from site 1, but spermatocytes were mainly labelled in fish from site 2. Overall, these data demonstrate changes in testicular activity and plasma sex steroids in a neotropical teleost fish living downstream from a hydroelectric dam, supplying new data on fish reproduction in regulated rivers. Moreover, morphometric analyses associated with sex steroids profiles provide reliable tools to assess fish spermatogenesis under environmental stress conditions.

  5. Diet and cross-shelf distribution of rabbitfishes (f. Siganidae) on the northern Great Barrier Reef: implications for ecosystem function

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    Hoey, A. S.; Brandl, S. J.; Bellwood, D. R.

    2013-12-01

    Herbivorous fishes are a critical functional group on coral reefs, and there is a clear need to understand the role and relative importance of individual species in reef processes. While numerous studies have quantified the roles of parrotfishes and surgeonfishes on coral reefs, the rabbitfishes (f. Siganidae) have been largely overlooked. Consequently, they are typically viewed as a uniform group of grazing or browsing fishes. Here, we quantify the diet and distribution of rabbitfish assemblages on six reefs spanning the continental shelf in the northern Great Barrier Reef. Our results revealed marked variation in the diet and distribution of rabbitfish species. Analysis of stomach contents identified four distinct groups: browsers of leathery brown macroalgae ( Siganus canaliculatus, S. javus), croppers of red and green macroalgae ( S. argenteus, S. corallinus, S. doliatus, S. spinus) and mixed feeders of diverse algal material, cyanobacteria, detritus and sediment ( S. lineatus, S. punctatissimus, S. punctatus, S. vulpinus). Surprisingly, the diet of the fourth group ( S. puellus) contained very little algal material (22.5 %) and was instead dominated by sponges (69.1 %). Together with this variation in diet, the distribution of rabbitfishes displayed clear cross-shelf variation. Biomass was greatest on inner-shelf reefs (112.7 ± 18.2 kg.ha-1), decreasing markedly on mid- (37.8 ± 4.6 kg.ha-1) and outer-shelf reefs (9.7 ± 2.2 kg.ha-1). This pattern was largely driven by the browsing S. canaliculatus that accounted for 50 % of the biomass on inner-shelf reefs, but was absent in mid- and outer-shelf reefs. Mixed feeders, although primarily restricted to the reef slope and back reef habitats, also decreased in abundance and biomass from inshore to offshore, while algal cropping taxa were the dominant group on mid-shelf reefs. These results clearly demonstrate the extent to which diet and distribution vary within the Siganidae and emphasise the importance of

  6. Stomach contents of cetaceans in the Alboran Sea and Gulf of Cadiz.

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    M. Garcia-Polo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This work describes the diet, through the analysis of stomach contents, of different species of cetaceans in Andalusian waters. Stomachs of 53 specimens, 36 striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba, 13 common dolphins (Delphinus delphis and 4 Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus stranded in the provinces of Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga and Almeria (South Iberian Peninsula were examined. Strandings were attended by members of the official stranding network of Andalusia. Fourteen of the specimens had no food remains in the stomachs: 9 striped dolphins, 2 common dolphins and 1 Risso´s dolphin. Prey remains consisted mostly of hard structures e.g. fish otoliths, bones and eye lenses, cephalopod jaws and eye lenses and crustaceans exoskeletons. These remains were identified using published guides (e.g. Clarke, 1986; Härkonen, 1986; Xavier & Cherel, 2009 and reference material available at the Centro Oceanográfico in Vigo of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO. Diet was characterised for each cetacean species using three standard indices, calculated for each category of prey and for group totals: the frequency of occurrence in the stomachs, the number of individuals and the reconstructed prey weight. These indices were also expressed as percentages to allow comparison between cetacean species and groups (e.g. dolphin sex and area of stranding. The results indicate that striped dolphins feed predominantly on small mesopelagic fish, mainly species of the Myctophidae family, although pearlsides (Maurolicus muelleri were also present. Significant numbers of gobies (Gobiidae were also found in the stomachs. Other prey identified were hake (Merluccius merluccius, silvery pout (Gadiculus argenteus, bogue (Boops boops and scads (Trachurus spp.. Because of the degree of erosion of some otoliths they could not be identified to species level. Cephalopods were also found in the stomachs of striped dolphins with specimens of the families Brachioteuthidae

  7. Estimation of absorbed radiation dose rates in wild rodents inhabiting a site severely contaminated by the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident

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    The dose rates of radiation absorbed by wild rodents inhabiting a site severely contaminated by the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident were estimated. The large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus), also called the wood mouse, was the major rodent species captured in the sampling area, although other species of rodents, such as small field mice (Apodemus argenteus) and Japanese grass voles (Microtus montebelli), were also collected. The external exposure of rodents calculated from the activity concentrations of radiocesium (134Cs and 137Cs) in litter and soil samples using the ERICA (Environmental Risk from Ionizing Contaminants: Assessment and Management) tool under the assumption that radionuclides existed as the infinite plane isotropic source was almost the same as those measured directly with glass dosimeters embedded in rodent abdomens. Our findings suggest that the ERICA tool is useful for estimating external dose rates to small animals inhabiting forest floors; however, the estimated dose rates showed large standard deviations. This could be an indication of the inhomogeneous distribution of radionuclides in the sampled litter and soil. There was a 50-fold difference between minimum and maximum whole-body activity concentrations measured in rodents at the time of capture. The radionuclides retained in rodents after capture decreased exponentially over time. Regression equations indicated that the biological half-life of radiocesium after capture was 3.31 d. At the time of capture, the lowest activity concentration was measured in the lung and was approximately half of the highest concentration measured in the mixture of muscle and bone. The average internal absorbed dose rate was markedly smaller than the average external dose rate (<10% of the total absorbed dose rate). The average total absorbed dose rate to wild rodents inhabiting the sampling area was estimated to be approximately 52 μGy h−1 (1.2 mGy d−1), even 3 years after

  8. 夏、秋季长江口鱼类群落结构%Fish community structure of the Yangtze River Estuary in summer and autumn

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    沈新强; 史赟荣; 晁敏; 黄厚见; 唐峰华

    2011-01-01

    For studying the fish community characteristics influenced by the habitat variation in Yangtze River Estuary, which could be used to determine how to manage its fish resources usefully, fishes from Yangtze River Estuary were collected during summer( the second half month of May to August 2010 )and autumn( September 2010 )every week (every half a month in the first half of August). During the study periods,39 species belonging to 6 fish ecological guilds and 20 families, 12 orders were identified, most of them were marine migrant fishes( 17 species )and estuarine resident species (14 species), and Engraulidae had the highest numbers of fishes (6 species ), then followed by Gobiidae and Sciaenidae (4 species ).Cochran and Friedman test was used to indicate that species composition or numbers of each guild in each month between May and September had no significant difference, respectively. Marine migrant taxa were both the most important guild of abundance or catch in each month, and average abundance or catch per net showed no statistical variations between May and August, but it was higher in September than that from May to August( except average abundance in July). Significant difference occurred in abundance or catch rank in each guild. Percentages of juveniles of 6 importantly commercial species (Big head croaker Collichthys lucidus, Japanese grenadier anchovy Coilia nasus, Osbeck' s grenadier anchovy Coilia mystus, silver pomfret Pampus argenteus,dark pomfret Pampus cinereus,and Bombay duck Harpodon nehereus) were examined to exhibit the variability in rank-distributions, C. lucidus and C. nasus declined, by contrast, C. rnystus increased,P. argenteus occured from May to August, while P. cinereus was observed during August to September. C. nasus spawn in fresh water, but C. rnystus breed in the Estuary, which would reflect the temporal or spatial segregation of species of fishes belonging the same genus and were considered the ecological lysimilar, impling that

  9. Obtención de secuencias microsatelitales especie especificas para Plagioscion magdalenae (Pisces:Sciaenidae

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    Bayona-Vásquez Natalia Juliana

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Plagioscion magdalenae pertenece a los sciaenidae, ésta familia es ampliamente reconocida por ser un recurso
    pesquero importante a nivel mundial, principalmente de especies marinas o estuarinas. P. magdalenae es una
    especie de importancia económica, dada su frecuencia de captura y comestibilidad de su carne, que se encuentra
    en la parte baja de la cuenca del río Magdalena y en la cuenca del río San Jorge, Colombia, en donde cada vez su comercialización cobra fuerza debido al desplazamiento y disminución en los volúmenes de captura de otras especies como el bagre rayado y bocachico. Lo cual ha llevado a la comúnmente llamada pacora a catalogarse en estado de vulnerabilidad en las cuencas colombianas. Lo anterior, hace necesario la generación de información que sirva de sustento a programas de conservación y uso sostenible de la especie. Una primera aproximación a las poblaciones de P. magdalenae puede ser hecha a través de marcadores moleculares microsatelitales, útiles en trabajos de genética de poblaciones, conservación y manejo de recursos biológicos. Sin embargo, la principal dificultad de los microsatélites es que deben ser aislados de novo para aquellas especies que van a ser evaluadas por primera vez, lo que lleva a la necesidad de obtener primers para la especie. En este trabajo, inicialmente se obtuvo un ADN de buena calidad útil para amplificaciones a partir de muestras de músculo colectadas en cuatro puntos de la cuenca del río San Jorge; posteriormente, se aislaron primers microsatelitales especie-específicos para P. magdalenae mediante amplificación cruzada con primers de otras especies de peces lejanas, entre las cuales se encuentra: Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pimelodella chagressi, Prochilodus argenteus y Prochilodus costatus. Para lo anterior, fue necesario modificar y estandarizar protocolos de amplificación mediante cambios en temperatura de alineamiento y concentración de reactivos; y

  10. Especies leñosas nativas claves para la restauración ecológica del Embalse de Chisacá, Colombia, con base en rasgos importantes de su historia de vida

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    Rodríguez Ramírez Natalia

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    Full Text Available Se determinaron cinco especies nativas leñosas, como claves para la restauración de plantaciones de Pinus patula
    y Corredor ripario potrerizado del embalse de Chisacá (localidad de Usme, Bogotá, Colombia 3.000-3.250
    msnm; 4°08’59’’ N; 74°17’62’’ W, con base en Rasgos de de Historia de Vida (RHV y otras características de
    especies presentes en estas áreas. Teniendo en cuenta el objetivo del estudio y las características de las áreas
    degradadas se seleccionaron y analizaron 23 rasgos a cada una de las especies evaluadas en los distintos ambientes. En la zona de pinos se estudiaron 23 especies, 21 en el corredor ripario potrerizado y 20 en el Matorral Bajo. Se estableció un sistema de calificación para las posibles respuestas de cada uno de los rasgos según su incidencia en la restauración ecológica de las áreas a restaurar. Posteriormente, se calificaron los resultados de los rasgos de cada una de las especies y se calculó una calificación final de éstas. Se recomiendan como especies claves para la restauración las cinco especies que obtuvieron mayor calificación final. Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior se recomiendan como especies claves para la restauración de la zona de pinos las especies Hesperomeles goudotiana (72,41%, Vallea stipularis (67,82%, Symplocos s theiformis (67,82%, Holodiscus argenteus (65,52%, y Myrcianthes leucoxyla (65,52% y para el corredor ripario potrerizado las especies Hesperomeles goudotiana (75,86%, Brugmansia sanguinea (74,71%, Myrcianthes leucoxyla (68,97%, Berberis goudotii (65,48% y Vallea stipularis (64,37%. La selección de especies claves para la restauración con base en RHV parece ser una metodología adecuada, siempre y cuando la selección de rasgos se haga cuidadosamente, teniendo en cuenta
    los objetivos del estudio y que las especies consideradas se estudien en cada ambiente donde se desarrollen. En
    efecto, se observó que los rasgos responden de

  11. The effects of low salinity and different CuSO4 concentrations on gill ion-regulatory enzyme activities and liver antioxidant function in sil-ver pomfret%低盐度和不同硫酸铜浓度对银鲳鳃离子调节酶和肝抗氧化功能的影响

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    张晨捷; 高权新; 施兆鸿; 彭士明; 王建钢

    2014-01-01

    开展银鲳(Pampus argenteus)试养海域的盐度易随气候降低,且受到一定程度Cu等重金属污染,研究低盐条件下硫酸铜对银鲳的影响十分必要。本实验首先进行银鲳幼鱼低盐度适应,将盐度以4的幅度从24逐步降低至12。稳定后进行硫酸铜胁迫,在盐度12下CuSO4·5H2O浓度梯度设为0、0.1、0.3、0.5 mg·L-1,盐度24下CuSO4·5H2O浓度梯度设为0、0.5 mg·L-1,胁迫持续144 h。通过检测两种鳃离子调节酶: Na+/K+-ATP酶(NKA)和V-H+-ATP酶(VHA),以及3种肝抗氧化活性物质-还原型谷胱甘肽(GSH)、超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)和过氧化氢酶(CAT),探究低盐条件下铜离子对银鲳幼鱼上述指标的影响。结果显示,盐度逐步降低后, NKA与VHA活力呈上升后下降的变化,之后NKA活力随硫酸铜浓度增加而减弱;VHA活力加入硫酸铜后都出现显著下降,其中CuSO4·5H2O 0.3 mg· L-1与0.5 mg· L-1组在72 h时下降更为明显;盐度24硫酸铜组NKA和VHA活力都在24 h时增强而后减弱。GSH含量和SOD活力在盐度降低时出现跃升, CAT活力则呈波动变化,加入硫酸铜后,0.3 mg·L-1与0.5 mg·L-1组GSH含量持续下降后显著上升而后回落;各硫酸铜组SOD活力都出现增强后回落的变化;0.3 mg·L-1与0.5 mg·L-1组CAT活力在72 h有显著增强。本实验表明,铜离子对NKA与VHA有抑制作用,盐度降低时其作用更强; GSH、SOD和CAT的变化能反映低盐度和铜离子对银鲳的伤害程度。银鲳对水体铜离子有一定的抗性,但在盐度降低等环境变化时,应当密切注意水体中铜等重金属浓度。%The salinity will fall depending on the climate in the experimental aquaculture areas of silver pomfret (Pam-pus argenteus). And these ares were polluted to a certain extent by some heavy metal such as copper. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the effect of different CuSO4 concentrations on silver pomfret in low salinity sea. This study investigated

  12. ANALYSIS ON THE SPECIES DIVERSITY OF FISHERY ANIMALS IN DAIQUYANG%岱衢洋渔业动物多样性分析

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    张洪亮; 梁君; 贺舟挺; 王伟定; 周永东

    2012-01-01

    The Daiquyang locates between the Daishan and Qushan Islands in the Zhoushan Archipelago. Due to its optimal location and suitable environmental characteristics, it is the spawning and feeding ground of Larimichthys cro-cea of the Daiqu Race, and also of other fishery animals (fish species such as Larimichthys polyactis, Trichiurus ja-ponicus, Pampus argenteus and Engraulis japonicus, crustacean species such as Portunus trituberculatus, Charyhdis japonica, Exopalaemon carinicauda, Acetes chinensis and Oratosquilla oratoria, cephalopods such as Sepiella main-droni, Octopus variabilis, Octopus ocellatus and Loligo duvaucelii, and other animal species such as Nassarius variciferus, Sliqua minima, Cantharus cecillei and Moerella irideseens). For a long time, although the Daiquyang plays an important role in marine fisheries in the East China Sea, there have been no studies focused on the species diversity of its fishery animals. In recent years, both the environment and fishery resources in the Daiquyang have been facing new threats arisen from rapid development of harbor industries and a mass of shore reclamation in the Zhoushan Archipelago District, Zhejiang. Therefore it is necessary to study the species diversity of fishery animals in this area. We analyzed fishery animal diversity and the status of fishery resources based on four surveys conducted by bottom trawl, setting gillnet and crab pot from April to November 2007 in the Daiquyang. Three analytical methods including sweep-area method, biodiversity analysis and analysis of variance were used. The results showed that: 1) a total of 98 fishery animals were sampled, including fishes (58 species), crustaceans (32 species), cephalopods (3 species) and other species (6 species), belonging to 53 families of 20 orders, 7 classes and 4 phylums. 2) In our trawl collections, a total of 68 fishery animals were obtained, including fishes (38 species), crustaceans (23 species), cephalopods (2 species) and other species (5

  13. Functional groups of fish assemblages and their major species in the Bohai Sea%渤海鱼类群落功能群及其主要种类

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    张波; 李忠义; 金显仕

    2012-01-01

    根据2009年8月和10月对渤海渔业资源的底拖网调查,采用胃含物分析、聚类分析和功能群划分的方法研究了渤海鱼类群落的功能群组成及其主要种类.结果表明,渤海夏、秋季鱼类群落包括7个功能群,分别为浮游动物食性功能群、杂食性功能群、底栖动物食性功能群、虾食性功能群、虾/鱼食性功能群、鱼食性功能群和广食性功能群;其中主要功能群为浮游动物食性功能群、杂食性功能群和虾/鱼食性功能群;主要种类有小黄鱼、蓝点马鲛、斑(鱼祭)、赤鼻棱鳀、银鲳和黄鲫.圆筛藻、中华哲水蚤、太平洋磷虾、长额刺糠虾、中国毛虾、甲壳类幼体、日本鼓虾、六丝矛尾(鱼段)虎鱼、小黄鱼、双壳类和腹足类是当前渤海夏、秋季鱼类群落的主要饵料种类.%The Bohai Sea is a semi-enclosed shallow sea and is an important spawning,nursery and feeding ground for many migratory species from the Yellow Sea. Currently, overfishing and environment degradation may have changed the community structure in the Bohai Sea. The decline in the biomass, species composition, and size spectrum indicates a degradation of the Bohai Sea ecosystem. At the same time, the mean trophic level at high trophic level declined faster than global trend. So, it is very necessary to re-understand the feeding relationship in the Bohai Sea. Based on the data collected from bottom trawl surveys conducted in August and October of 2009 in the Bohai Sea,23 kinds of fish species, not including silver pomfret Pampus argenteus, and 7263 stomach samples were analyed. According to stomach analysis, the cluster analysis, of which 60% of similarity level was used as criterion, was used to study the functional groups and their major species of fish assemblages in the Bohai Sea. The results suggested that seven functional groups were divided among fish assemblages in the Bohai Sea,that is zooplantivores

  14. Population genetic structure of Pneumatophorus japonicus in the Taiwan Strait%台湾海峡鲐鱼种群遗传结构

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    张丽艳; 苏永全; 王航俊; 王军

    2011-01-01

    combination ranged from 60. 00% to 94.29%. The proportion of polymorphic loci, the Nei genetic diversity and Shannon genetic diversity index had no significant difference ( P>0. 05 ) between the two populations with 57. 75% , 0. 1779 and 0. 2725 in eastern Fujian waters, and 64.59% , 0.2123 and 0.3228 in southern Fujian waters, respectively. The G,,value, Shannon genetic diversity index and AMOVA analysis showed that the genetic variation mainly existed among individuals within population. Nn showed the frequent gene flow between the two populations. Dominant gene frequency revealed that both populations had a similar genetic structure. This study reveals that the genetic diversity of the two initially proposed populations is at the same level. We propose that the stocks of P. Japonicus in the Taiwan Strait belong to the same population. Further studies using co-dominant markers are needed for a better understanding of the population genetics of P. Japonicus.The genetic diversity of P. Japonicus in the Taiwan Strait is considerably higher than some commercially important marine fishes in coastal waters of China, such as the Hong Kong grouper Epinephelus akaara, Yellow drum Nibea albiflora, Barfin flounder Verasper moseri and Silver pomfret Pampus argenteus. Wide distribution and short reproductive cycle may contribute to high genetic diversity of P. Japonicus. Annual migrations and larval drift in the ocean currents can explain the genetic homogeneity in the studied areas. Currently, the fishery of P. Japonicus in southern Fujian waters remains stable; however, it shows a decline in eastern Fujian waters. Therefore, timely and effective management can ensure the sustainable use of P. Japonicus wild stocks in China.%以往研究表明,台湾海峡的鲐鱼分属2个地理种群,即东海种群和闽南——粤东地方种群.为研究这2个种群的遗传结构,对鲐鱼闽东(30尾)和闽南(30尾)种群进行了AFLP分析,8对选择性引物在2个种群60

  15. Community structure of fish resources in spring and autumn in the Yellow Sea off Shandong%黄海山东海域春、秋季鱼类群落结构

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    吕振波; 李凡; 王波; 徐炳庆; 魏振华; 张焕君; 张培超

    2011-01-01

    Fishery science and management are progressively switching their attention from single species to ecosystems,and increasing the need for research of fish community.Based on the data collected by trawl surveys in May and October of 2006 in the Yellow Sea off Shandong, fish community patterns such as species compositions and spatial pattern were analyzed.In the investigated area,35°00’ -38°00’N,120°30’- 124°00’E,45 sample stations were set up.The survey data were standardized by sweep area and capture coefficient.The capture coefficient was set to 0.55 for pelagic fish and 0.35 for near demersal fish and 0.25 for demersal fish.The index of relative importance ( IRI ) was calculated to determine the importance of the species.Species were defined as dominant species when IRI value is more than 1 000.Important species were defined for those IRI value being grealer than 100 but no more than 1000.The multivariate statistical analyses include cluster analysis, NMDS,SIMPER and BIOENV to analyze the pattern of community compositions.The species,whose cumulative biomass less than 0.01% or frequency less than 5% ,were excluded from multivariate statistical analyses.The abundance biomass comparison( ABC)curves and W-statistic,generated by PRIMER,were used to analyze the communities'disturbed states.The results showed that a total number of 61 species belonging to 57 genera,37 families and 13 orders were collected,50 in springs and 50 in autumns.The dominant species were Pacific sandeel (Ammodytes personatus) ,Japanese anchovy ( Engraulis japonicas ) and fang' s blenny ( Enedrias fangi ) in spring, and were Japanese anchovy and Japanese sardinella ( Sardinella zunasi)in autumn.The important species were Pacific cod ( Gadus macrocephalus ) in spring, and were yellow croaker ( Larimichthys polyactis ), silver pomfret ( Pampus argenteus) ,Pacific sandeel and rednose anchovy ( Thrissa kammalensis)in autumn.The fish communities were predominant by little