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Author Birch, J. L. url  doi
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  Title A revision of infrageneric classification in Astelia Banks & Sol. ex R.Br. (Asteliaceae) Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication PhytoKeys Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 52 Issue Pages 105-132  
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  Abstract Systematic investigations and phylogenetic analyses have indicated that Astelia, as currently circumscribed, is paraphyletic, with Collospermum nested within it. Further, A. subgenus Astelia is polyphyletic, and A. subgenera Asteliopsis and Tricella are paraphyletic, as currently circumscribed. Revision of the subgeneric classification of Astelia is warranted to ensure classification accurately reflects the evolutionary history of these taxa. Collospermum is relegated to synonymy within Astelia. Astelia is dioecious or polygamodioecious, with a superior ovary, anthers dorsi- or basifixed, pistillodes or pistils that have a single short or poorly defined style, a 3 lobed stigma, and fleshy uni- or trilocular fruit with funicular hairs that are poorly to well developed. Astelia subgenus Collospermum (Skottsb.) Birch is described. A key to Astelia sections is provided. Astelia hastata Colenso, A. montana Seem., and A. microsperma Colenso pro parte are resurrected and the new combination A. samoense (Skottsb.) Birch, comb. nov. is made.  
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  Call Number (up) NYBG @ sthackurdeen @ Serial 42161  
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Author Pillon, Y.; Lucas, E.; Johansen, J. B.; Sakishima, T.; Hall, B.; Geib, S. M.; Stacy, E. A. url  doi
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  Title An expanded Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) to include Carpolepis and Tepualia based on nuclear genes Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Systematic Botany Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 40 Issue 3 Pages 782-790  
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  Abstract The genus Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) comprises 50-60 species, found largely across the Pacific Islands. The relationships within this genus, including the circumscriptions of the subgenera Mearnsia and Metrosideros and their relationships with the other members of the tribe Metrosidereae, namely the New Caledonian endemic genus Carpolepis and the South American Tepualia, are poorly understood. Phylogenetic analyses were carried out using previously published ITS sequences, covering most species of the tribe, and new sequences of five single-copy nuclear genes on a reduced sampling. The independent and combined analyses of the five nuclear genes using a range of approaches, including Bayesian single-gene, concatenated (MrBayes), concordance (BUCKy) and coalescent (*BEAST) analyses, yielded different topologies, indicating important conflicts among individual gene phylogenetic signals. The deep relationships within the tribe Metrosidereae remain poorly resolved, but our results indicate that the species of Carpolepis and Tepualia are likely nested in the genus Metrosideros. A broad circumscription of the genus Metrosideros is therefore adopted, and the new combinations Metrosideros laurifolia var. demonstrans, Metrosideros tardiflora and Metrosideros vitiensis are here published.  
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  Call Number (up) NYBG @ sthackurdeen @ Serial 42390  
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Author Combette, C.; Sémah, A.-M.; Wirrmann, D. doi  openurl
  Title High-resolution pollen record from Efate Island, central Vanuatu: Highlighting climatic and human influences on Late Holocene vegetation dynamics Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Comptes Rendus Palevol Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 14 Issue 4 Pages 251-261  
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  Abstract Climate changes, sea-level variations, volcanism and human activity have influenced the environment of the southwest Pacific Islands during the Holocene. The high-resolution palynological analysis presented here concerns two specific levels (main lithological changes) of a well-dated Holocene core, Tfer06, collected from Emaotfer Swamp, Efate Island (Vanuatu). Our aim is to understand the role of climatic variability and human activities in shaping vegetation during these changes. Between 3790–3600 cal yr BP, the development of vegetation marked by disturbance is a marker of an increase in sustained El Niño events, also observed in many Asian-West Pacific areas. Between 1500–900 cal yr BP, the increase in introduced taxa and in microcharcoal particles is interpreted as human impact. In a forthcoming paper, the ongoing high-resolution palynological analysis of the whole core will be compared and integrated into regional palaeoecological data.  
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  Call Number (up) NYBG @ sthackurdeen @ Serial 42427  
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Author Labiak, P. H.; Sundue, M. A.; Rouhan, G.; Moran, R. C. doi  openurl
  Title Rhopalotricha, a New Subgenus of the Fern Genus Lastreopsis (Dryopteridaceae) Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication American Fern Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 105 Issue 1 Pages 20-30  
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  Abstract A new subgenus of Lastreopsis, subg. Rhopalotricha, is here described based on the results of our recent phylogenetic analyses. Its species differ from others in the genus by having a distinctive type of hair within the grooves of the rachises and costae adaxially. These are 1–3(–4)-celled and clavate, whereas the remainders of the species in the genus have hairs that are 3–12-celled and non-clavate. Subgenus Rhopalotricha also differs by having spores with broadly folded perispores with echinulate surfaces (vs. tuberculate or spiny, and with smooth surfaces). Subgenus Rhopalotricha occurs in the Neotropics, islands of the southwestern Pacific (Samoa, Fiji, and Vanuatu), New Zealand, and Australia. A key is provided to distinguish the species, each of which is treated with synonymy, description, geographic distribution by country, elevation ranges, and discussions. Lectotypes are also designated for Dryopteris amplissima var. subeffusa, Aspidium macrum Fée, and Aspidium latissimum Fée.  
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  Call Number (up) NYBG @ sthackurdeen @ Serial 42430  
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Author Thouvenot, L. doi  openurl
  Title Contribution to the Bryophyte Flora of New Caledonia. II: Taxonomic Notes, New Taxa and Localities Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Bryologie Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 36 Issue 2 Pages 97-106  
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  Abstract The sporophyte of Hymenodon tenellus is newly described. Comparison of types and further specimens allows to clarify the identity in New Caledonia of Bryum daenikeri and Macromitrium serpens and assign them respectively to B. pancheri and M. tongense. Four new species of liverworts: Andrewsianthus chimbuensis, Lejeunea stenodentata, Plagiochila integrilobula and Radula lingulata and new localities of Mitthyridium flavum and Trichosteleum stigmosum are reported.  
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  Call Number (up) NYBG @ sthackurdeen @ Serial 42436  
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Author De Waal-Andrews, W., Gregg, A. P., & Lammers, J. openurl 
  Title When status is grabbed and when status is granted: Getting ahead in dominance and prestige hierarchies Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication British Journal of Social Psychology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 54 Issue Pages 445-464  
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  Call Number (up) OU @ Wendy.deWaal-Andrews @ Serial 43623  
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Author Gulbahar, O.; Konca Degertekin, C.; Akturk, M.; Yalcin, M.M.; Kalan, I.; Atikeler, G.F.; Altinova, A.E.; Yetkin, I.; Arslan, M.; Toruner, F. url  doi
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  Title A Case With Immunoassay Interferences in the Measurement of Multiple Hormones Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Abbreviated Journal J Clin Endocrinol Metab  
  Volume 100 Issue 6 Pages 2147-2153  
  Keywords Adult; Antibodies, Heterophile/*blood; *Artifacts; Cross Reactions; *Diagnostic Techniques, Endocrine/standards; False Positive Reactions; Female; Hormones/*analysis; Humans; Immunoassay/methods; Postpartum Period/blood/immunology  
  Abstract CONTEXT: Commonly used immunoassays are not free from interference, which can be a confounder in the interpretation of test results. We present a case with extremely high multiple hormone levels due to such interference. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 33-year-old woman with no specific symptoms had markedly elevated TSH with normal free T4 and free T3 levels. Repeated measurements revealed discordantly high TSH, ACTH, FSH, PTH, IGF-1, prolactin, beta-human chorionic gonadotropin, and calcitonin levels without the associated clinical pictures. The measurements were repeated with the same patient sample on four different analytical platforms using chemiluminescence immunoassays/electrochemiluminescence immunoassays, and the results were divergent on each platform. Serial dilutions of serum samples revealed nonlinearity, suggesting assay interference. All hormonal measurements were in the normal range when heterophile antibody blocking tubes were used. The serum of the patient was then subjected to polyethylene glycol precipitation. The post-polyethylene glycol recovery resulted in hormone levels in the normal range. The patient did not receive any medications and has been under follow-up without any signs and symptoms for 24 months. CONCLUSIONS: This report illustrates a rare case of falsely elevated hormone levels due to assay interference caused by heterophile antibodies. We point out the importance of a close collaboration between clinicians and the laboratory to avoid unnecessary clinical investigations as well as inappropriate treatments.  
  Address Departments of Biochemistry (O.G., G.F.A.) and Endocrinology and Metabolism (C.K.D., M.A., M.M.Y., I.K., A.E.A., I.Y., M.A., F.T.), Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, 06100 Ankara, Turkey  
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  Call Number (up) QEHB @ isla.wootton @ Serial 42160  
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Author Trivedi, Mahendra Kumar; Tallapragada, Rama Mohan; Branton, Alice; Trivedi, Dahryn; Nayak, Gopal; Latiyal, Omprakash; Jana, Snehasis url  doi
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  Title Characterization of Physical, Thermal and Structural Properties of Chromium (VI) Oxide Powder: Impact of Biofield Treatment Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Powder Metallurgy & Mining Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages  
  Keywords Biofield treatment; Chromium (VI) oxide powder; X-Ray diffraction; Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy; TGA-DTA  
  Abstract Chromium (VI) oxide (CrO3) has gained extensive attention due to its versatile physical and chemical properties. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on physical, thermal and structural properties of CrO3 powder. In this study, CrO3 powder was divided into two parts i.e. control and treatment. Control part was remained as untreated and treated part received Mr. Trivedi’s biofield treatment. Subsequently, control and treated CrO3 samples were characterized using Thermo gravimetric analysis-differential thermal analysis (TGA-DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). DTA showed that the melting point of treated CrO3 was increased upto 212.65°C (T3) as compared to 201.43°C in control. In addition, the latent heat of fusion was reduced upto 51.70% in treated CrO3 as compared to control. TGA showed the maximum thermal decomposition temperature (Tmax) around 330°C, was increased upto 340.12°C in treated CrO3 sample. XRD data revealed that lattice parameter and unit cell volume of treated CrO3 samples were reduced by 0.25 and 0.92% respectively, whereas density was increased by 0.93% in treated CrO3 sample as compared to control. The crystallite size of treated CrO3 was increased from 46.77 nm (control) to 60.13 nm after biofield treatment. FT-IR spectra showed the absorption peaks corresponding to Cr=O at 906 and 944 cm-1 in control, which were increased to 919 and 949 cm¬1 in treated CrO3 after biofield treatment. Overall, these results suggest that biofield treatment has substantially altered the physical, thermal and structural properties of CrO3 powder.  
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  Language English Summary Language English Original Title Characterization of Physical, Thermal and Structural Properties of Chromium (VI) Oxide Powder: Impact of Biofield Treatment  
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  ISSN 2168-9806 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number (up) Trivedi Global Inc. @ alice @ Serial 42925  
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Author Trivedi, Mahendra Kumar; Tallapragada, Rama Mohan; Branton, Alice; Trivedi, Dahryn; Nayak, Gopal; Mishra, Rakesh Kumar; Jana, Snehasis url  doi
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  Title Biofield Treatment: A Potential Strategy for Modification of Physical and Thermal Properties of Indole Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Environmental Analytical Chemistry Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 2 Issue 4 Pages  
  Keywords Indole; X-ray diffraction; Thermal analysis; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; UV-Vis spectroscopy  
  Abstract Indole compounds are important class of therapeutic molecules, which have excellent pharmaceutical applications. The objective of present research was to investigate the influence of biofield treatment on physical and thermal properties of indole. The study was performed in two groups (control and treated). The control group remained as untreated, and biofield treatment was given to treated group. The control and treated samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. XRD study demonstrated the increase in crystalline nature of treated indole as compared to control. Additionally, the treated indole showed increase in crystallite size by 2.53% as compared to control. DSC analysis of treated indole (54.45ºC) showed no significant change in melting temperature (Tm) in comparison with control sample (54.76ºC). A significant increase in latent heat of fusion (ΔH) by 30.86% was observed in treated indole with respect to control. Derivative thermogravimetry (DTG) of treated indole showed elevation in maximum thermal decomposition temperature (Tmax) 166.49ºC as compared to control (163.37ºC). This was due to increase in thermal stability of indole after biofield treatment. FT-IR analysis of treated indole showed increase in frequency of N-H stretching vibrational peak by 6 cm-1 as compared to control sample. UV spectroscopy analysis showed no alteration in absorption wavelength (λmax) of treated indole with respect to control. The present study showed that biofield has substantially affected the physical and thermal nature of indole.  
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  Language English Summary Language English Original Title Biofield Treatment: A Potential Strategy for Modification of Physical and Thermal Properties of Indole  
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  ISSN 2380-2391 ISBN Medium  
  Area Organic Compounds Expedition Conference  
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  Call Number (up) Trivedi Global Inc. @ alice @ Serial 42926  
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Author Trivedi, Mahendra Kumar; Tallapragada, Rama Mohan; Branton, Alice; Trivedi, Dahryn; Nayak, Gopal; Latiyal, Omprakash; Jana, Snehasis url  doi
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  Title Potential Impact of BioField Treatment on Atomic and Physical Characteristics of Magnesium Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Vitamins & Minerals Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue 3 Pages  
  Keywords Biofield treatment; Magnesium powder; X-ray diffraction; Fourier transform infrared; Particle size; Surface area  
  Abstract Magnesium (Mg), present in every cell of all living organisms, is an essential nutrient and primarily responsible for catalytic reaction of over 300 enzymes. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of biofield treatment on atomic and physical properties of magnesium powder. Magnesium powder was divided into two parts denoted as control and treatment. Control part was remained as untreated and treatment part received biofield treatment. Both control and treated magnesium samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface area and particle size analyzer. XRD data showed that biofield treatment has altered the lattice parameter, unit cell volume, density, atomic weight, and nuclear charge per unit volume of treated magnesium powder, as compared to control. In addition, the crystallite size of treated magnesium was significantly reduced up to 16.70, 16.70, and 28.59% on day 7, 41 and 63 respectively as compared to control. Besides this, the surface area of treated magnesium powder was increased by 36.5 and 10.72% on day 6 and 72 respectively, whereas it was reduced by 32.77% on day 92 as compared to control. In addition, biofield treatment has also altered the particle sizes d10, d50, and d99 (size, below which 10, 50, and 99% particles were present, respectively) as compared to control. Overall, data suggest that biofield treatment has substantially altered the atomic and physical properties of treated magnesium powder.  
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  Language English Summary Language English Original Title Potential Impact of BioField Treatment on Atomic and Physical Characteristics of Magnesium  
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  ISSN 2376-1318 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number (up) Trivedi Global Inc. @ alice @ Serial 42927  
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