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Submissions from 2020

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Acetylation of Aβ42 at Lysine 16 Disrupts Amyloid Formation., Rashmi Adhikari, Mu Yang, Nabanita Saikia, Colina Dutta, Wafa Fhad A Alharbi, Zhiying Shan, Ravindra Pandey, and Ashutosh Tiwari

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New insights into larval lake sturgeon daytime drift dynamics, Nancy A. Auer and Edward Baker

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Bacteriophage Qβ virus-like particles displaying Chikungunya virus B-cell epitopes elicit high-titer E2 protein antibodies but fail to neutralize a Thailand strain of Chikungunya virus., Rupsa Basu, Lukai Zhai, Brenna Rosso, and Ebenezer Tumban

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Is Arsenic in Rice a Major Human Health Concern?, Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Manas Warke, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Development of a neural interface for high-definition, long-term recording in rodents and nonhuman primates., Chia-Han Chiang, Sang Min Won, Amy L Orsborn, Ki Jun Yu, Michael Trumpis, Chunxiu Yu, and et. al.

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Dietary β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate Supplementation Promotes PDAC Response to Gemcitabine and Immunotherapy Response in Obese Mice, Michael Coleman, Kristyn Liu, Xiaohu Tang, Laura Lashinger, Zhengrong Cui, and Stephen Hursting

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Reverberating effects of resource exchanges in stream-riparian food webs., Scott F Collins, Colden V Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, Laura Felicetti, Scott Florin, Mark S Wipfli, and Gregg Servheen

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From simplicity to complexity: The gain or loss of spot rows underlies the morphological diversity of three Drosophila species, William A. Dion, Mujeeb Olushola Shittu, Tessa Steenwinkel, Komal K. B. Raja, Prajakta P. Kokate, and Thomas Werner

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The modular expression patterns of three pigmentation genes prefigure unique abdominal morphologies seen among three Drosophila species, William A. Dion, Mujeeb O. Shittu, Tessa Steenwinkel, Komal K.B. Raja, Prajakta P. Kokate, and Thomas Werner

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Northern Highbush Blueberry Extract on an In Vitro Inflammatory Bowel Disease Model, Kyle Michael Driscoll, Aparna Deshpande, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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Biogeographic Patterns in Members of Globally Distributed and Dominant Taxa Found in Port Microbial Communities., Ryan B Ghannam, Laura G. Schaerer, Timothy M. Butler, and Stephen M Techtmann

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Trends in herring gull egg quality over four decades reflect ecosystem state, Craig E. Hebert, D.V. Chip Weseloh, Michael T. Arts, Shane R. de Solla, David J. Moore, Gordon Paterson, and Cynthia Pekarik

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Metabolic response of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) to acid mine drainage, Jeffrey Kiiskila, Kefeng Li, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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RIPK3 upregulation confers robust proliferation and collateral cystine-dependence on breast cancer recurrence., Chao-Chieh Lin, Nathaniel W Mabe, Yi-Tzu Lin, Wen-Hsuan Yang, Xiaohu Tang, Lisa Hong, Tianai Sun, Jeremy Force, Jeffrey R Marks, Tso-Pang Yao, James V Alvarez, and Jen-Tsan Chi

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Magnitude and direction of stream-forest community interactions change with time scale., Amy Marcarelli, Colden V Baxter, Joseph R Benjamin, Yo Miyake, Masashi Murakami, Kurt D Fausch, and Shigeru Nakano

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Removal of antibiotics and nutrients by Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) from secondary wastewater effluent, Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Removal of tetracycline and ciprofloxacin from wastewater by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty) as a function of nutrient concentrations, Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Basin‐specific pollutant bioaccumulation patterns define Lake Huron forage fish, Gordon Paterson, Lauren L. Di Pierdomenico, and G. Douglas Haffner

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The regulation of a pigmentation gene in the formation of complex color patterns in Drosophila abdomens, Komal K. B. Raja, Mujeeb Olushola Shittu, Peter M. E. Nouhan, Tessa Steenwinkel, Evan A. Bachman, Prajakta P. Kokate, Alexander H. McQueeney, Elizabeth A. Mundell, Alexandri A. Armentrou, and Thomas Werner

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Improving the efficacy of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine against SARS-CoV-2 may require Zinc additives - A better synergy for future COVID-19 clinical trials, Mujeeb Olushola Shittu and Olufemi Ifeoluwa Afolami

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The Making of Transgenic, Mujeeb Olushola Shittu, Tessa Steenwinkel, Shigeyuki Koshikawa, and Thomas Werner

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Growing biofuel feedstocks in copper-contaminated soils of a former superfund site, Virinder Sidhu, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Effects of invasive watermilfoil on primary production in littoral ones of north-temperate lakes, Ryan R. Van Goethem, Casey Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Biogeochemical connectivity between freshwater ecosystems beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet and the sub‐ice marine environment, Trista J. Vick‐Majors, Alexander B. Michaud, Mark L. Skidmore, Clara Turetta, Carlo Barbante, Brent C. Christner, and et al.

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Ratiometric fluorescent probes based on through-bond energy transfer of cyanine donors to near-infrared hemicyanine acceptors for mitochondrial pH detection and monitoring of mitophagy., Shuai Xia, Jianbo Wang, Yibin Zhang, Nick Whisman, Jianheng Bi, Tessa E Steenwinkel, Shulin Wan, Jerry Medford, Momoko Tajiri, Rudy Luck, Thomas Werner, and Haiying Liu

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MicroRNA1917-CTR1-LIKE PROTEIN KINASE 4 impacts fruit development via tuning ethylene synthesis and response., Tianxiao Yang, Yongyan Wang, Haiping Liu, Wen Zhang, Mao Chai, Guiliang Tang, and Zhanhui Zhang

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Frequency-specific optogenetic deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus improves Parkinsonian motor behaviors, Chunxiu Yu, Isaac R Cassar, Jaydeep Sambangi, and Warren M Grill

Submissions from 2019

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Synergistic effects between hydrolysis time and microporous structure in poplar, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, Wen Zhou, J. Beau Webber, Rishab Patil, Utkarsh Chaudhari, and David Shonnard

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Disentanglement of the secrets of aluminium in acidophilic tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.) influenced by organic and inorganic amendments, Krishnamoni Bora, Dibyendu Sarkar, Kaberijyoti Konwar, Bobita Payeng, Kaushal Sood, Ranjit Kumar Paul, Rupali Datta, Sampa Das, Puja Khare, and Tanmoy Karak

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Microbial community dynamics during lake ice freezing, Timothy M. Butler, Anna-Catharina Wilhelm, Amber C. Dwyer, Paige N. Webb, Andrew L. Baldwin, and Stephen Techtmann

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Surface water microbial community response to the biocide 2-2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide used in unconventional oil and gas extraction., Maria Fernanda Campa, Stephen Techtmann, Mallory P Ladd, Jun Yan, Megan Patterson, Amanda Garcia de Matos Amaral, and et. al.

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Unconventional oil and gas energy systems: An unidentified hotspot of antimicrobial resistance?, Maria Fernanda Campa, Amy K Wolfe, Stephen Techtmann, Ann-Marie Harik, and Terry C Hazen

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Year-round measurements reveal seasonal drivers of nutrient uptake in a snowmelt-driven headwater stream, Ashley Anne Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and Evan S. Kane

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β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate supplementation preserves muscle mass and reduces tumor growth in obese mice, Michael F. Coleman, Kristyn A. Liu, Xiaohu Tang, Salvador Fabela, Laura M. Lashinger, Zhengrong Cui, and Stephen D. Hursting

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Modelling submerged fluvial substrates with structure‐from‐motion photogrammetry, Brian M. Danhoff and Casey Huckins

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Anti-inflammatory Effects of Northern Highbush Blueberry Extract on an, Kyle Michael Driscoll, Aparna Deshpande, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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Bryophytes associated with termite mounds on the Northeastern Nigerian Highlands, Izuchukwu O. Ezukanma, Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, and Janice M. Glime

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Chronic standing desk use and arterial stiffness, Ian Greenlund, Piersan E. Suriano, Steven J. Elmer, Jason R. Carter, and John J. Durocher

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Novel life history tactic observed in fall‐run Chinook Salmon, Carson A. Jeffers

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Coastal ecosystem investigations with LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and bottom reflectance: Lake Superior reef threatened by migrating tailings, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Sarah Green, Foad Yousef, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and et al.

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Lidar (light detection and ranging) and benthic invertebrate investigations: Migrating tailings threaten Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Robert Regis, Varsha K. Raman, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, Foad Yousef, and Molly Reif

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Remediation of acid mine drainage-impacted water by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides): A multiscale long-term study, Jeffrey Kiiskila, Dibyendu Sarkar, Saumik Panja, Shivendra V. Sahi, and Rupali Datta

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Evaluation of the thermal stability and the protective efficacy of spray-dried HPV vaccine, Gardasil® 9, Nitesh K. Kunda, Julianne Peabody, Lukai Zhai, Dominique N. Price, Bryce Chackerian, Ebenezer Tumban, and et al.

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Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) counter spiny cladoceran (Bythotrephes longimanus) defenses, Jaime F. LeDuc, Martin M. Hobmeier, and Charles Kerfoot

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Whole blueberry protects pancreatic beta-cells in diet-induced obese mouse, Weixiang Liu, Yiping Mao, Jacob Schoenborn, Zhihong Wang, Guiliang Tang, and Xiaoqing Tang

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Oil hydrocarbon degradation by Caspian Sea microbial communities, John Miller, Stephen Techtmann, Julian Fortney, Nagissa Mahmoudi, Dominique Joyner, Jiang Liu, and et. al.

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Invasive Myriophyllum spicatum and nutrients interact to influence algal assemblages, Jade E. Ortiz, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey Huckins

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Uptake and transformation of ciprofloxacin by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, Kefeng Li, and Rupali Datta

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MicroRNAs meet with quantitative trait loci: Small powerful players in regulating quantitative yield traits in rice, Ting Peng, Sachin Teotia, Guiliang Tang, and Quanzhi Zhao

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The physiological assessment and analysis of the physical demand of riding a snowmobile, Tania Pereira, John J. Durocher, and Jamie Burr

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Removal of acidity and metals from acid mine drainage-impacted water using industrial byproducts, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Global comparison of the bacterial communities of bilge water, boat surfaces, and external port water, Laura G. Schaerer, Ryan B Ghannam, Timothy M. Butler, and Stephen Techtmann

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Questioning assumptions of trophic behavior in a broadly ranging marine predator guild, Olivery N. Shipley, Jill A. Olin, Michael Power, Robert M. Cerrato, and Michael G. Frisk

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Uptake of 2,4-bis(Isopropylamino)-6-methylthio-s-triazine by Canna indica, S. Sun, P. Lv, Rupali Datta, J. Ni, D. Sarkar, and Y. Zheng

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Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones, Scott Tiegs, David Costello, Mark W. Isken, Guy Woodward, Peter B. McIntyre, Mark O. Gessner, Amy Marcarelli, and et. al.

A current update on human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancers, Ebenezer Tumban

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A current update on human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancers., Ebenezer Tumban

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Impacts of soil nitrogen and phosphorus levels on cytotype performance of the circumboreal herb Chamerion angustifolium: implications for polyploid establishment, Angela Walczyk and Erika Hersch-Green

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The degradation of fungal microRNAs triggered by Short Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) is via the small RNA degrading nuclease, Yulong Wang, Zhangxun Wang, Wenjing Yang, Xiangyun Xie, Haiyan Cheng, Li Qin, Guiliang Tang, and Bo Huang

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A FRET‐based near‐infrared fluorescent probe for ratiometric detection of cysteine in mitochondria, Shuai Xia, Yibin Zhang, Mingxi Fang, Logan Mikesell, Tessa Steenwinkel, Shulin Wan, Tyler Phillips, Rudy Luck, Thomas Werner, and Haiying Lui

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Virus-like particle-based L2 vaccines against HPVs: Where are we today?, Rashi Yadav, Lukai Zhai, and Ebenezer Tumban

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The interaction between miR160 and miR165/166 in the control of leaf development and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis, Tianxiao Yang, Yongyan Wan, Sachin Teotia, Zhaohui Wang, Chaonan Shi, Huwei Sun, Yiyou Gu, Zhanhui Zhang, and Guiliang Tang

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Oral immunization with bacteriophage MS2-L2 VLPs protects against oral and genital infection with multiple HPV types associated with head & neck cancers and cervical cancer, Lukai Zhai, Rashi Yadav, Nitesh K. Kunda, Dana Anderson, Elizabeth Bruckner, Elliot Miller, Rupsa Basu, Pavan Muttil, and Ebenezer Tumban

Oral immunization with bacteriophage MS2-L2 VLPs protects against oral and genital infection with multiple HPV types associated with head & neck cancers and cervical cancer., Lukai Zhai, Rashi Yadav, Nitesh K Kunda, Dana Anderson, Elizabeth Bruckner, Elliott K Miller, Rupsa Basu, Pavan Muttil, and Ebenezer Tumban

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Perspectives on microRNAs and phased small interfering RNAs in Maize (Zea mays L.): Functions and big impact on agronomic traits enhancement, Zhanhui Zhang, Sachin Teotia, Jihua Tang, and Guiliang Tang

Perspectives on microRNAs and phased small interfering RNAs in maize (Zea mays L.): Functions and big impact on agronomic traits enhancement, Zhanhui Zhang, Sachin Teotia, Jihua Tang, and Guiliang Tang

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miR1432-OsACOT (Acyl-CoA thioesterase) module determines grain yield via enhancing grain filling rate in rice., Ya-Fan Zhao, Ting Peng, Hong-Zheng Sun, Sachin Teotia, Hui-Li Wen, Guiliang Tang, and et. al.

Submissions from 2018

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Effects of soil nitrogen on diploid advantage in fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae), Alex L. Bales and Erika Hersch-Green

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Multicolor GLUT5-permeable fluorescent probes for fructose transport analysis., Vaho V. Begoyan, Ł J Weseliński, S. Xia, Joseph Fedie, S. Kannan, A. Ferrier, Smitha Rao, and Marina Tanasova

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Impacts of Glutaraldehyde on Microbial Community Structure and Degradation Potential in Streams Impacted by Hydraulic Fracturing., Maria Fernanda Campa, Stephen M. Techtmann, Caleb M. Gibson, Xiaojuan Zhu, Megan Patterson, Amanda Garcia de Matos Amaral, and et al.

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Clay flocculation effect on microbial community composition in water and sediment, Chunyi Chen, Gang Pan, Wenqing Shi, Feng Xu, Stephen Techtmann, Susan M. Pfiffner, and Terry Hazen

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Bio-buffering to combat ocean acidification?, Rupali Datta and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Microbial degradation of Cold Lake blend and Western Canadian select dilbits by freshwater enrichments., Ruta S Deshpande, Devi Sundaravadivelu, Stephen Techtmann, Robyn N Conmy, Jorge W Santo Domingo, and Pablo Campo

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Metabolomics, biomass and lignocellulosic total sugars analysis in foxtail millet (setaria italica) inoculated with different combinations of plant growth promoting bacteria and mycorrhiza, Faten Dhawi, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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Anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects of rice callus suspension culture (RCSC) and bioactive fractions in an in vitro inflammatory bowel disease model, Kyle Michael Driscoll, Aparna Deshpande, Andrew Chapp, Kefeng Li, Rupali Datta, and Ramakrishnan Veerabahu

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Co-occurrence of in-stream nitrogen fixation and denitrification across a nitrogen gradient in a western U.S. watershed, Erin K. Eberhard, Amy Marcarelli, and Colden Baxter

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Fish distributions and habitat associations in Manistee River, Michigan, tributaries: Implications for Arctic Grayling restoration, Cameron Goble, Nancy A. Auer, Casey Huckins, Brian M. Danhoff, J. Marty Holtgren, and Stephanie A. Ogren

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Temporal transcriptome profiling of developing seeds reveals a concerted gene regulation in relation to oil accumulation in Pongamia (Millettia pinnata), Jianzi Huang, Xuehong Hao, Ye Jin, Xiaohuan Guo, Qing Shao, Kavitha Kumar, Yogesh Ahlawat, David Harry, Chandrashekhar Joshi, and Yizhi Zheng

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Of small streams and Great Lakes: Integrating tributaries to understand the ecology and biogeochemistry of Lake Superior, Amy Marcarelli, Ashley Anne Coble, Karl Michael Meingast, Evan Kane, Colin Brooks, Ishi Buffam, Sarah Green, Casey Huckins, David Toczydlowski, and Robert Stottlemyer

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Pesticides related to land use in watersheds of the Great Lakes basin, Chris D. Metcalfe, Paul Helm, Gordon Paterson, Georgina Kaltenecker, Craig Murray, Monica Nowierski, and Tamanna Sultana

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Removal of prometryn from hydroponic media using marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris L.), J. Ni, S. X. Sun, Y. Zheng, R. Datta, D. Sarkar, and Y. M. Li

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Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is capable of removing insensitive high explosives from munition industry wastewater, Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Comparative metabolic profiling of vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) and maize (Zea mays) under lead stress, Venkataramana R. Pidatala, Kefeng Li, Dibyendu Sarkar, Ramakrishna Wusirika, and Rupali Datta

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Microbial community and metagenome dynamics during biodegradation of dispersed oil reveals potential key-players in cold Norwegian seawater., Deni Ribicic, Roman Netzer, Terry C Hazen, Stephen M Techtmann, Finn Drabløs, and Odd Gunnar Brakstad

Life on the fringe: microbial adaptation to growth on carbon monoxide, Frank T. Robb and Stephen Techtmann

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Heavy Metal Pollution and Remediation, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Community response to a sustainable restoration plan for a superfund site, Virinder Sidhu, Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta, and Barry D. Solomon

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PlantES: A plant electrophysiological multi-source data online analysis and sharing platform, Chao Song, Xiao-Huang Qin, Qiao Zhou, Zi-Yang Wang, Wei-He Liu, Jun Li, Guiliang Tang, and et al.

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Assessment of water treatment residuals as sorbent material in permeable reactive barriers: Application to a copper-contaminated site, Chris Walkons, Alex S. Mayer, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

Submissions from 2017

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Ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) enhances phytoextraction of lead by vetiver grass from contaminated residential soils in a panel study in the field, Ramesh Attinti, Kirk R. Barrett, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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The relationship of high-intensity cross-training with arterial stiffness, Jamie F. Burr, Jenny L. Beck, and John J. Durocher

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Proteomic profiling of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) under 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) stress, Padmini Das, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Kinetics of nitroreductase-mediated phytotransformation of TNT in vetiver grass, P. Das, D. Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Evidence for exocellular Arsenic in Fronds of Pteris vittata, Rupali Datta, Padmini Das, Ryan Tappero, Pravin Punamiya, Evert Elzinga, Shivendra Sahi, Huan Feng, Jeffrey Kiiskila, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Proteomics provides insights into biological pathways altered by plant growth promoting bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhiza in sorghum grown in marginal soil, Faten Dhawi, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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Nitrogen transformations, W. K. Dodds, A. J. Burgin, Amy Marcarelli, and E. A. Strauss

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Chronic eccentric arm cycling improves maximum upper-body strength and power, Steven J. Elmer, Dakota J. Anderson, Travis Wakeham, Matthew Kilgas, John J. Durocher, Stan L. Lindstedt, and Paul C. LaStayo

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A preliminary study to design a floating treatment wetland for remediating acid mine drainage-impacted water using vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Jeffrey D. Kiiskila, Dibyendu Sarkar, Kailey A. Feuerstein, and Rupali Datta

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Evaluating the effects of culvert designs on ecosystem processes in northern Wisconsin streams, J. C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, A. L. Timm, S. L. Eggert, and Randall K Kolka

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Assessment of Soil and Water Contamination at the Tab-Simco Coal Mine: A Case Study, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, Yang Deng, and Rupali Datta