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Microbial Biogeography along the Gastrointestinal Tract Segments of Sympatric Subterranean Rodents (Eospalax baileyi and Eospalax cansus

We found that, for both species, the microbial community richness and diversity of the small intestine were almost the lowest while those of the cecum were the highest among the four segments of the GIT. Beta diversit...

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Predicting leaf traits of temperate broadleaf deciduous trees from hyperspectral reflectance: can a general model be applied across a growing season?

Field spectroscopy is a powerful tool for monitoring leaf functional traits in situ, but it remains unclear whether universal statistical models can be developed to predict traits from spectral information, or whether...

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Nitrogen addition, rather than altered precipitation, stimulates nitrous oxide emissions in an alpine steppe

Anthropogenic-driven global change, including changes in atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition and precipitation patterns, is dramatically altering N cycling in soil. How long-term N deposition, precipitation changes, a...

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Plastome sequencing reveals phylogenetic relationships among Comastoma and related taxa (Gentianaceae) from the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau

Genus Comastoma (subt. Swertiinae, Gentianaceae) contains species, such as “Zangyinchen,” that are important herbs in Tibetan medicine. The phylogenetic relationship of this within Gentianaceae and the circumscripti...

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Structure and immunomodulatory activity of a water-soluble α-glucan from Hirsutella sinensis mycelia

Hirsutella sinensis, the anamorph of Ophiocordyceps sinensis (syn. Cordyceps sinensis), is a great substitute for precious and rare wild Cordyceps sinensis to effectively treat a variety of lung and kidney diseases. ...

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