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A survey of "mental hardiness" and "mental toughness" in professional male football players
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Health
It is not uncommon for chiropractors to be associated with sports teams for injury prevention, treatment, or performance enhancement. There is increasing acceptance of the importance of sports psychology in the overall management of athletes. Recent findings indicate mental hardiness can be determined reliably using specific self-assessment questionnaires. This study set out to investigate the ...



The role of information search in seeking alternative treatment for back pain: a qualitative analysis
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Health consumers have moved away from a reliance on medical practitioner advice to more independent decision processes and so their information search processes have subsequently widened. This study examined how persons with back pain searched for alternative treatment types and service providers. That is, what information do they seek and how; what sources do they use and why; and by what mean...

Polymorphic microsatellite loci for a neotropical leaf-litter frog (Craugastor bransfordii) characterized through Illumina sequencing
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
There are relatively few molecular resources for amphibians in the tropics where widespread habitat loss, disease, and contamination threaten the world’s most diverse assemblages. We used Illumina sequencing to develop microsatellite primers for a dominant amphibian species in Costa Rica that has recently experienced population declines. We characterized 12 polymorphic loci and have provided ...

Hundreds of SNPs for the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
The pygmy hippo is an Endangered mammal endemic to West Africa, of which only 2,000–3,000 are left in the wild. Until now genetic resources to conduct monitoring of wild populations and to facilitate captive breeding have been lacking. In this study we used restriction-site associated DNA sequencing of five pygmy hippo samples to generate 1,619 high confidence candidate single nucleotide poly...

Development of 39 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas using Illumina paired-end sequencing
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Dosidicus gigas is an abundant squid species supporting one of the most important fisheries in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Assessment and management of the fishery requires reliable information on the population’s genetic structure. In this study, we isolated and characterized 39 novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for D. gigas using Illumina paired-end sequencing. Loci were screened in 20 i...



Characterisation of microsatellite DNA markers for Grevillea globosa C. A. Gardner
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
A genomic library was constructed and 14 novel polymorphic di- and tri-nucleotide nuclear microsatellite markers were developed for Grevillea globosa, an endemic shrub of southwest Western Australia. Populations are patchily distributed and population genetic structure is being investigated to inform appropriate seed collection and restoration strategies. Diversity in a selected population was ...

Characterisation of microsatellite DNA markers for Mirbelia bursarioides A.M.Monro & Crisp ms
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
A genomic library was constructed and 12 novel polymorphic di- and tri-nucleotide nuclear microsatellite markers were developed for Mirbelia bursarioides (Fabaceae), a shrub from the semiarid zone of southwest Western Australia. Populations are patchily distributed in a highly fragmented landscape. Genetic diversity in a single population was high with the number of alleles per locus ranging fr...


Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the specialist grasshopper Ramburiella hispanica (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
We describe 12 polymorphic microsatellite markers for Ramburiella hispanica (Orthoptera: Acrididae), a specialist Mediterranean grasshopper that often forms highly fragmented populations due to extensive clearing of natural vegetation for agriculture. Polymorphism at these loci was evaluated in 20 individuals from La Mancha region, Central Spain. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 7 to...

Isolation and characterization of fourteen polymorphic microsatellite loci for Odontobutis sinensis
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Odontobutis sinensis is an indigenous freshwater fish in China. The wild population size of this species has declined sharply in inland waters in recent years. For the purpose of the conservation of natural resources of O. sinensis, 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in 30 individuals collected from Liangzi Lake in Hubei Province. The number of alleles per locus ...


Microsatellite loci for studies of the common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
The common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, represents a model mobile marine species for studies of evolutionary processes occurring across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Such studies are relevant to sustainable fishery management and biodiversity conservation as the species is intensely exploited and an important component of inshore marine ecosystems. The isolation and preliminary char...

Isolation and characterization of 42 microsatellite loci from the Hemifusus tuba Gmelin
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Hemifusus tuba Gmelin is a commercially important gastropod species, but has been suffering from severe population decline due to overexploitation and the damage of natural habitat. In this study, 42 microsatellite DNA markers were developed from transcriptome sequences (alleles/locus: 2–10; observed heterozygosity: 0.067–1.000, expected heterozygosity: 0.097–0.897). Five loci were found ...


Development and characterization of nuclear microsatellite markers for Parolinia ornata Webb (Brassicaceae), and cross-species amplification in all species described in the Canarian endemic genus Paroli
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
We report the development of eight nuclear microsatellite loci (SSR) for Parolinia ornata Webb (Brassicaceae), an endemic species from the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) that belongs to the Canarian endemic genus Parolinia. Following evaluation of 36 individuals sampled in one population, all loci showed polymorphism, and displayed 33 alleles overall. The number of alleles per locus ra...

Development of twenty-one polymorphic microsatellite markers for the fungus-growing ant, Mycocepurus goeldii (Formicidae: Attini), using Illumina paired-end genomic sequencing
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Obligate social parasites, or inquilines, exploit the colonies of free-living social species and evolved at least 80 times in ants alone. Most species of the highly specialized inquiline social parasites are rare, only known from one or very few, geographically isolated populations, and the sexual offspring of most inquiline species mates inside the maternal colony. Therefore, inquiline populat...

Isolation and characterization of twelve novel microsatellite markers for the sea-bulrush (Scirpus mariqueter Tang et Wang, Cyperaceae)
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Twelve microsatellite markers were isolated and characterized for the sea-bulrush (Scirpus mariqueter Tang et Wang), a vanward species endemic to coastal areas of East China. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 8. Observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.125 to 0.694 and from 0.120 to 0.704, respectively. All microsatellites showed relatively high polymorphism, indicati...

Isolation and characterization of 26 novel polynucleotide microsatellites from short barbeled grunter (Hapalogenys nitens) for genetic analysis
submitted by 13 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Short barbeled grunter, Hapalogenys nitens, is an important fishery resource and it has been regarded as a target marine fish species for prospective aquaculture diversification in Korea, but sustainable fry production is not yet possible. This delay has led to an increase in the need for genetic information about this species. Furthermore, it is necessary to conserve the wild stocks for the su...

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