Acquisition and assimilation of nitrogen as peptide-bound and D-enantiomers of amino acids by wheat

first_imgNitrogen is a key regulator of primary productivity in many terrestrial ecosystems. Historically, only inorganic N (NH4+ and NO3-) and L-amino acids have been considered to be important to the N nutrition of terrestrial plants. However, amino acids are also present in soil as small peptides and in D-enantiomeric form. We compared the uptake and assimilation of N as free amino acid and short homopeptide in both L- and D-enantiomeric forms. Sterile roots of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plants were exposed to solutions containing either 14C-labelled L-alanine, D-alanine, L-trialanine or D-trialanine at a concentration likely to be found in soil solution (10 µM). Over 5 h, plants took up L-alanine, D-alanine and L-trialanine at rates of 0.9±0.3, 0.3±0.06 and 0.3±0.04 µmol g−1 root DW h−1, respectively. The rate of N uptake as L-trialanine was the same as that as L-alanine. Plants lost ca.60% of amino acid C taken up in respiration, regardless of the enantiomeric form, but more (ca.80%) of the L-trialanine C than amino acid C was respired. When supplied in solutions of mixed N form, N uptake as D-alanine was ca.5-fold faster than as NO3-, but slower than as L-alanine, L-trialanine and NH4+. Plants showed a limited capacity to take up D-trialanine (0.04±0.03 µmol g−1 root DW h−1), but did not appear to be able to metabolise it. We conclude that wheat is able to utilise L-peptide and D-amino acid N at rates comparable to those of N forms of acknowledged importance, namely L-amino acids and inorganic N. This is true even when solutes are supplied at realistic soil concentrations and when other forms of N are available. We suggest that it may be necessary to reconsider which forms of soil N are important in the terrestrial N cycle.last_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Pacific Thursday

first_img Tags: Alex G. Spanos Center/BYU Men’s Basketball/Mississippi State/Pacific/Roberto Gallinat/San Diego State/UNLV/West Coast Conference/Yoeli Childs Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif.-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball faces Pacific to commence the West Coast Conference season.After dropping three consecutive games (UNLV, San Diego State, Mississippi State) wherein they have surrendered 95 points per game, the Cougars sit at 8-7 on the season.The Cougars score 84.5 points per game and currently give up 78.8 points per contest.Junior forward Yoeli Childs remains spectacular for the Cougars, averaging 22.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.Pacific comes into this game at 10-5 and are coming off a December which saw them go 5-1, only dropping an 83-71 game at Boise State December 22 in that span.The Tigers are also 7-1 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the season.Pacific scores 75.4 points per game and surrenders 72.8 points per contest.Senior guard Roberto Gallinat posts 14.6 points per game to lead the Tigers. January 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Pacific Thursdaylast_img read more

easyProperty seeks fresh funding

first_imgeasyProperty, which last week became the first UK online estate agency to offer clients the ability to exchange legally binding property contracts online, is seeking £5 million to fund its expansion and additional investment in marketing.Talks with investors are believed to be at an advanced stage, with the company hoping to use part of the fresh funds to expand into the auctions and international markets.It is understood that the company also has an option to expand the business into six other European markets, including France, Germany, Greece and Italy, while easyGroup has an option to buy a further 3.4 per cent of the property company’s shares, as part of an exclusive 20-year agreement with easyProperty.News of easyProperty’s latest attempt to attract new investors comes just days before Purplebricks, a competitor online agent, unveils plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.In a statement, a spokeswoman for easyProperty said, “We can confirm easyProperty’s CEO Rob Ellice has been undertaking a planned third round of investment talks in line with commercial plans to fund the continued expansion of the growing online estate agency business.”Ellice (left), who claims that there has been “strong interest from major players”, reports that the share sale was oversubscribed.He added, “easyProperty is currently finalising matters with an announcement to follow in the next couple of weeks.”Meanwhile, easyProperty has joined forces with online property purchasing platform Clicktopurchase to enable people to buy and sell commercial and residential properties securely over the internet by submitting an online legal commitment, a true intention as opposed to a promise, which accords with property statute.The technology supplied by Clicktopurchase provides three unique facilities: online exchange of a private treaty property contract; online exchange of a private treaty property contract by “best offers” and thirdly online real time auctioning with a live auctioneer interacting with the bidding audience.“We haven’t changed the way the property market operates, we’ve just put the final piece in the jigsaw in terms of providing an online facility. The revolution is well underway,” said Neil Singer (right), CEO of Clicktopurchase.“Our technology enables both agents and private individuals to go beyond merely listing properties online – allowing buyers to submit legal offers to treat online which, if accepted by the agent or seller, create an instant online legal exchange of a contract,” he added.legally binding property contracts online online property purchasing platform online agents Clicktopurchase easyProperty first UK online estate agency 2015-12-04The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Agencies & People » easyProperty seeks fresh funding easyProperty seeks fresh funding4th December 20150563 Viewslast_img read more

Floods strike Wadham rooms

first_imgThree finalists at Wadham have been forced to move rooms after their accomodation was struck by sudden flooding on Thursday night.The students suffered extensive damage to their personal property after warm water started pouring into their rooms through the ceiling. Wadham’s JCR kitchen and laundry room also suffered some damage, and the college’s fire alarm system was affected by the deluge.The exact cause of the flooding is as yet unknown. However, plumbing work was being carried out on the hot water system on the affected staircase on Thursday afternoon. The water appeared to be falling from the attic at the top of the staircase and completely soaked through two floors to reach rooms as far down as the first floor of the building.“Water falling from the ceiling over my bed”One of the students whose room was flooded said, “I first noticed the flooding when I heard what I thought was a tap that I had left on in my bedroom. I looked around and saw that there was a quick stream of water falling from the ceiling over my bed.“Within half an hour, there was hot water falling from all the corners of my room. The atmosphere was like a tropical rainforest. I managed to move most of my valuables out of the room, but the people living above me, who weren’t in their rooms at the time, weren’t so lucky.“College staff have been very apologetic, but it’s still a massive inconvenience to have to move all my stuff to a different college where I don’t know anyone and to have to get all my clothes and bedding laundered and dry-cleaned.”Two of the students have been moved to new rooms on college premises. However, since there were no free rooms for finalists on the Wadham main site, the third has been relocated to nearby New college until the flooded rooms have been repaired.Wadham has offered to pay damage costs and compensation to all three students whose rooms were affected.This disruption to Wadham college life comes as building work continues all over the college, causing noisy drilling, scaffolding over the college’s front quad and a shortage of rooms for students and tutors.last_img read more

TCU discovers a card skimmer on a Mishawaka ATM

first_img A TCU branch in Mishawaka says a card skimmer was found on their ATM in the Bittersweet Service Center.WSBT reports that the problem was discovered after a flood of complaints of fraudulent activity on accounts. The card-reading device was found Monday morning.A TCU spokesperson says the affected cards have been deactivated and impacted members should review their accounts and notify TCU of any fraudulent activity. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest By Tommie Lee – June 29, 2020 0 379 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook TCU discovers a card skimmer on a Mishawaka ATM IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Google+ Previous articleAMC Theatres will push their reopening another two weeksNext articleFourth of July gas prices to be the lowest since 2004 Tommie Leelast_img read more

PHOTOS: The Nth Power & Ghost-Note Offer Up Killer NYC Doubleheader, 11/18/2017

first_imgOn November 18th, Ghost-Note and The Nth Power took over New York City with a collaborative doubleheader at Club Bonafide. Offering up two shows—an early performance at 7 pm and a late-night extravaganza starting at 11 pm—the two acts teamed up to put on an energized funk-fueled evening for the masses. Nikki Glaspie, Nate Edgar, and Nick Cassarino’s trio, The Nth Power, laid out powerful performances for both sets, with a focus on tight grooves and impeccable stand-out vocals. As for Ghost-Note, the group lived up to the lofty expectations frequently placed on the Snarky Puppy side project led by the Grammy Award-winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth. With a rotating crew of lauded musicians, each Ghost-Note performance is always a delight.Watch The Nth Power Lay Out Deep Grooves & Pay Tribute To Bob Marley At HulaweenYou can check out photos from Ghost-Note and The Nth’s Power’s doubleheader in New York City on November 18th below, courtesy of Chris Capaci. Ghost Note & The Nth Power | Club Bonafide | New York, NY | 11/18/2017 | Photos: Chris Capaci Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Power Trip Connects Influential Women Leaders

first_imgAs a leader in technology and business, we believe investing in women is a winning strategy that ultimately helps boost the global economy. Women make impactful contributions to all aspects of our business and we’re committed to accelerating the powerful role of women in the workforce and economic growth. We’re helping provide better access to areas where women have historically been underserved: technology, capital and networks.So, what happens when women at the top of their craft are brought together for two days full of sharing, networking and inspiration? A whirlwind of opportunities and innovation follows.Marie Claire is back for another year of hosting Power Trip—an exclusive 36-hour pop-up conference in San Francisco that places highly successful businesswomen in center focus. Along with Intel, we’ll be there powering it from start to finish.This high-speed, high-profile summit will fly over 100 boss businesswomen from New York to San Francisco and pack their trip with fun surprises, ample networking and thought-provoking panels. Power Trip’s impressive roster of speakers from previous years include: Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kendra Scott, and many more. Hot topics from empowering your community to harnessing the power of networks will be covered.We’re proud to be part of Power Trip for another amazing year. Power Trip stands tall as a one-of-kind conference that provides a platform for influential women to be inspired by one another and uncover new opportunities.It’s a meeting of minds where women drive the conversation forward, share breakthrough solutions, and spearhead innovation. Even for those who aren’t physically attending, there will still be plenty to watch and learn.Catch the exciting action on our social media accounts and find out how technology is powering women and their businesses, so it can power yours too.For updates from the Marie Claire Power Trip, follow on Instagram at @DellTech.last_img read more

Student group participates in diabetes walk

first_imgFriends of Notre Dame Diabetes, a campus support group for diabetics, participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Walk to End Diabetes on Sunday afternoon. Junior Nancy Joyce, who organized Notre Dame’s participation for the walk, said the annual event attracts diabetics and those who support them from the South Bend area. “Each year, Type 1 diabetics and their families and friends create teams, and they raise money for Type 1 diabetes (T1) research through JDRF,” she said. “After being in touch with the local South Bend [and] Mishawaka JDRF when our group first started out last year, we decided to participate in the Walk as ‘Team Notre Dame.’” The walk is a very popular event in the area, Joyce said. “The walk is a pretty well-established event in the South Bend community and based on our experience last year, it was very well-attended,” she said. “There were lots of local sponsors who came out in support of the event.” To raise money for the event, Friends of Notre Dame Diabetes sold baked goods in LaFortune Student Center and encouraged walkers to fundraise on their own. The team hopes to attract community sponsors to partner with for next year’s walk, Joyce said. Overall, Joyce said the response on campus has been positive. “We’ve had a really positive response to the event on campus,” she said. “Our group is a small group, so publicizing the event was our biggest challenge, but when people did find out about it, they were very supportive.” JDRF helps raise awareness of T1 diabetes and fundraise for research, Joyce said. “JDRF also supports advocacy for T1 diabetics through programs such as the Children’s Congress, a leadership program that brings T1 diabetics to Washington, D.C., to speak with congressional officials about key federal funding opportunities for T1 [diabetes],” she said. Friends of Notre Dame Diabetes was founded last year by seniors Joe Williams and Gina O’Riordon, who both have TI diabetes, Joyce said. Initially, the club was started to help diabetics transition from high school to college. “As the group has grown, we’ve added more of a service element,” she said. “Several of our group members have been trained at Memorial Hospital [of South Bend], and anytime a child is diagnosed with diabetes at Memorial, the hospital calls us and we send several [Notre Dame] diabetics to talk with the child and help ease their fears about their disease.” Joyce said the students working with the program at Memorial are called “diabetes sidekicks”. “Our hope with this program is to show both newly diagnosed diabetics and their parents that though diabetes can be challenging, frustrating and scary sometimes, it is possible to live a very normal life as a T1 diabetic,” she said.last_img read more

1964: The Tribute Deliver Spot-On Beatles at NYCB Theatre at Westbury [Concert Review]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As if history was repeating itself, screaming fans could not be contained to their seats with a quartet uncannily mimicking the Fab Four on the floor of NYCB Theatre at Westbury Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.The mop tops, heeled boots and spiffy suits were just the icing on the cake for 1964: The Tribute, widely regarded as the best Beatles cover band on Earth. The group maintained the illusion with their self-depricative British humor between songs and bowing after each ditty. And then there was the competitive back-and-forth banter between lead singer John Lennon, played by Mark Benson, and George Harrison, played by Tom Work.“This here is a 12-string guitar, which has twice as many strings as John’s,” Work joked to the packed crowd, some of whom danced in the aisles during the high-energy performance. “It gets twice the applause.”The group, which includes Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney on bass and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr on drums, has played nearly 3,000 shows worldwide in their 30 years on tour. They’ve drawn even more crowds this year amid the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion.Across their two 45-minute sets, the act played hits off The Beatles’ earliest albums, including “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Michelle” and “Twist and Shout.” They even came out for an encoure to play “Rock and Roll Music,” “Rollover Beethoven” and “Love Me Do.”Although the band they cover never had to deal with fans wielding their cell phones during concerts, the tribute act did what The Beatles would have done before playing “In My Life”: Encourage fans to call loved ones to let them hear the song.After all, as they sang: “Some have gone and some remain/All these places have their moments/With lovers and friends I still can recall.”For more show-stopping gigs at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, check out their page in The Island EarWatch The Beatles’ First Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show:last_img read more

That time I almost won The Amazing Race

first_imgIt was one of the greatest heartaches of my life. There I stood with the finish line and the million-dollar prize just a few short steps away. Even Phil wanted me to win. Of this I was certain. But I couldn’t continue. I was forced to drop out due to a blown knee. I had let myself down, I had let my wife down, and I had let down my millions of adoring fans. To say I was crushed would be a gross understatement.Back in the real world, things were less devastating. I sat fused to my favorite recliner in a catatonic delirium brought on by just the right mix of fever and narcotic pain meds, watching a DVR’d episode of a popular reality TV show. Later I learned that my wife was quite amused as I rambled on about our Amazing Loss.When you manufacture your own reality in a setting like this, the consequences are minimal. Your wife will probably laugh at you. Readers of your blog might think you’ve lost your marbles. But that’s about it.However, when you manufacture your own reality in business, the results can be disastrous.Every organization I’ve ever worked with has bragged about all the reasons they’re better than their competitors. However, until pushed, very few have been willing to share the areas where they’re not better than their competitors. Sadly, this taboo area of discussion is also one of the most important, because these are precisely the points where your competitors will attack you. If you’re not ready for the attack, you’ll lose big.Maybe your institution competes against big regional or national banks. Sure, you’re local. You’re friendly. You don’t commit fraud by opening unauthorized accounts and you don’t invest in DAPL. But if consumers truly believed those were the most important qualities for a financial institution to possess, why do the big guys continue to pick up market share? Hiding from your competitive vulnerabilities is like believing the best way to cure an illness is to ignore it. It may feel good for a little while, but trust me, you’ll live to regret it. Instead, look at what the big banks do better than you. How convenient is your mobile app? How easy it is for small businesses to make a mobile deposit or fund a loan? Do you offer instant issue cards? If your competitor is better than you, what should you do about it? The first and best option is, of course, to fix the problem. For example, if your competitor has a better service reputation than you, developing and executing a comprehensive program to significantly boost your service reputation is entirely doable. I did exactly that when I was at Symitar the second time.But truth be told, you can’t win every battle. Sometimes you’ll come in second. The important thing is, you can’t ignore that when it happens. You need to market around your shortcomings, whatever they may be. Focus on the areas where you’re better and be prepared to talk about why the areas where you’re better are more important than the areas where you’re not. It all comes down to embracing reality.It only took me a few minutes and a precautionary trip to the ER to get over my Amazing Race loss. However, were I to lose in this amazing race we call business because I refused to remove my rose-colored glasses, I suspect the recovery wouldn’t be nearly as fast, if it came at all. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Detailslast_img read more