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Effects of long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations on the soil micro and macro structures of rice paddies (2015)
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Zhou, H., Fang, H., Mooney, S. J., & Peng, X. (2016). Effects of long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations on the soil micro and macro structures of rice paddies. Geoderma, 266, 66-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.12.007

The soil structure of paddy soil is very dynamic from the aggregate to the pedon scale because of intensive anthropogenic management strategies. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations can affect so... Read More about Effects of long-term inorganic and organic fertilizations on the soil micro and macro structures of rice paddies.

How do we cultivate in England? Tillage practices in crop production systems (2015)
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Townsend, T. J., Ramsden, S. J., & Wilson, P. (2016). How do we cultivate in England? Tillage practices in crop production systems. Soil Use and Management, 32(1), https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12241

Reducing tillage intensity offers the possibility of moving towards sustainable intensification objectives. Reduced tillage (RT) practices, where the plough is not used, can provide a number of environmental and financial benefits, particularly for s... Read More about How do we cultivate in England? Tillage practices in crop production systems.

Liver copper concentrations in cull cattle in the UK: are cattle being copper loaded? (2015)
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Kendall, N. R., Holmes-Pavord, H., Bone, P., Ander, E. L., & Young, S. D. (2015). Liver copper concentrations in cull cattle in the UK: are cattle being copper loaded?. Veterinary Record, 177(19), Article 493. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103078

With the release of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs/Advisory Committee on Animal Feed Guidance Note for Supplementing Copper to Bovines it was noted that the current copper status of the national herd was not known. Liver s... Read More about Liver copper concentrations in cull cattle in the UK: are cattle being copper loaded?.

A review of the impacts of degradation threats on soil properties in the UK (2015)
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Gregory, A., Ritz, K., McGrath, S., Quinton, J., Goulding, K., Jones, R., …Whitmore, A. (in press). A review of the impacts of degradation threats on soil properties in the UK. Soil Use and Management, 31(S1), https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12212

National governments are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of their soil resources and are shaping strategies accordingly. Implicit in any such strategy is that degradation threats and their potential effect on important soil properties a... Read More about A review of the impacts of degradation threats on soil properties in the UK.

High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Structural Data Quantify the Impact of Photoinhibition on Long-Term Carbon Gain in Wheat Canopies in the Field (2015)
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Photoinhibition reduces photosynthetic productivity; however, it is difficult to quantify accurately in complex canopies partly because of a lack of high-resolution structural data on plant canopy architecture, which determines complex fluctuations o... Read More about High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Structural Data Quantify the Impact of Photoinhibition on Long-Term Carbon Gain in Wheat Canopies in the Field.

Effects of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-1 on roots of wheat and oil seed rape quantified using X-ray Computed Tomography and real-time PCR (2015)
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Sturrock, C., Woodhall, J., Brown, M., Walker, C., Mooney, S. J., & Ray, R. V. (in press). Effects of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-1 on roots of wheat and oil seed rape quantified using X-ray Computed Tomography and real-time PCR. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00461

Rhizoctonia solani is a plant pathogenic fungus that causes significant establishment and yield losses to several important food crops globally. This is the first application of high resolution X-ray micro Computed Tomography (X-ray μCT) and real-tim... Read More about Effects of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-1 on roots of wheat and oil seed rape quantified using X-ray Computed Tomography and real-time PCR.

Preparation of iron-enriched baker's yeast and its efficiency in recovery of rats from dietary iron deficiency (2015)
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OBJECTIVES Iron is an important mineral, essential for the health and function of mammalian cells. Despite its key role, iron deficiency in humans is common worldwide, often leading to significant health issues within the population. The aim of th... Read More about Preparation of iron-enriched baker's yeast and its efficiency in recovery of rats from dietary iron deficiency.

The impact of oxidation on spore and pollen chemistry (2015)
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Jardine, P. E., Fraser, W. T., Lomax, B. H., & Gosling, W. D. (in press). The impact of oxidation on spore and pollen chemistry. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 34(2), https://doi.org/10.1144/jmpaleo2014-022

Sporomorphs (pollen and spores) have an outer wall composed of sporopollenin. Sporopollenin chemistry contains both a signature of ambient ultraviolet-B flux and taxonomic information, but it is currently unknown how sensitive this is to standard pal... Read More about The impact of oxidation on spore and pollen chemistry.

Lability of copper bound to humic acid (2015)
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Mao, L., Young, S. D., & Bailey, L. (2015). Lability of copper bound to humic acid. Chemosphere, 131, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.035

Geochemical speciation models generally include the assumption that all metal bound to humic acid and fulvic acid (HA, FA) is labile. However, in the current study, we determined the presence of a soluble ‘non-labile’ Cu fraction bound to HA extracte... Read More about Lability of copper bound to humic acid.

Exploiting heterogeneous environments: does photosynthetic acclimation optimize carbon gain in fluctuating light? (2015)
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Plants have evolved complex mechanisms to balance the efficient use of absorbed light energy in photosynthesis with the capacity to use that energy in assimilation, so avoiding potential damage from excess light. This is particularly important under... Read More about Exploiting heterogeneous environments: does photosynthetic acclimation optimize carbon gain in fluctuating light?.