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Sandy Mature Sex

I looked up at her face, a foxy and mature replica of Jill's. I stared into her piercing brown eyes and they stared right back. "Alright," I said. "I'll go all the way. I just hope I don't come prematurely."

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Protected areas are important for natural population conservation since they work as refuge, feeding and breeding areas, where specimens should be exempt from human pressure. The generation of better criteria for management decisions and conservation of fishery resources, is based on the reproductive aspects of species that support fishing activities, since this information is related to the abundance, size and frequency of capture. With this aim, the reproductive biology of the spotted snapper Lutjanus guttatus was studied from April 2008 and February 2009 at the Utría National Park, Colombian Pacific. For this, we analyzed the volume of catch, size structure, sex ratio, fecundity, maturity size, breeding areas and seasons (n = 278), of daily landings of 21 units of artisanal fisheries in ten fishing grounds in the Park. Form all landings, we evaluated a total of 4319 individuals belonging to 84 species. Based on the number of individuals, Lutjanus guttatus ranked third in catches representing 6.4% (278 individuals), and 16th with 1.8% (95.79kg), based on catch biomass. The average weight was 0.34 kg +/- 0.25 kg, while 29 cm +/- 6.4 cm for total length. The total length-weight relationship had the best fit (Kruskal-Wallis, p

Widely distributed species that are subject to a broad range of conditions represent useful frameworks for evaluating environmental effects on phenotypic variability (Joshi et al. 2001; Defeo and McLachlan 2005). Water-land transitions in the evolutionary history of the talitrid amphipods (Hurley 1968; Spicer et al. 1987), the variety of habitats in which they live and the large geographical distribution that they exhibit (Ramus and Forward 2012), made them key cases for this kind of study. Particularly, those that inhabit sandy beaches evolved to persist in this harsh environment, where life histories are considered to be mainly shaped by physical factors (Defeo and McLachlan 2005). In this context, a morphodynamic spectrum from narrow and steep beaches (reflective beaches) to wide and flat ones (dissipative beaches) (Short 1999) affects sandy beach macrofauna, including amphipods (Defeo and Gómez 2005; McLachlan and Brown 2006). In addition, talitrid amphipods are affected by desiccation and osmotic constrains (Truchot 1990; Morritt and Spicer 1998), as they are exposed to semiterrestrial conditions and salinity fluctuations (Gómez and Defeo 2012; Ramus and Forward 2012).

Binomial GAMM (logit scale) of maturity, showing partial effects of retained predictors on mature/nonmature females: (A) size and (B) salinity. The numbers in the y-axis labels indicate the estimated degrees of freedom of the smooth curve. Marks on the x-axis indicate the measured values of each variable.

Most of the known DC mutations have been found to affect core components of the telomerase holoenzyme. However, in recent studies, investigators have revealed that mutations in the shelterin component TIN2 result in a very severe form of DC. Patients with TIN2 mutations have very short telomeres, which culminate in premature failure of BM.21,22 These data suggest that DC could also arise as a consequence of perturbation of components of the shelterin complex. We and others have previously shown that Pot1b deletion coupled with telomerase haploinsufficiency results in mice that display phenotypes strongly resembling human DC, including rapid telomere shortening, cutaneous syndromes, and fatal BM failure.19,20 However, it was not known why BM failure occurred in this mouse model because BM failure was never observed in mice lacking telomerase11,12 and was not apparent in 11-month-old Pot1b-null mice.20

Hoptree Borer is a small, highly specialized moth dependent on its only host species, the Common Hoptree, which is primarily restricted to sandy shorelines. Hoptree Borer likely deposits eggs during mid to late June, and larvae then bore into the twigs of Common Hoptree, creating a cavity in the stem. Larvae feed on leaves and other plant tissue until late summer or fall and likely overwinter in the cavity. The following spring, larvae resume feeding on young shoots of Common Hoptree until they are ready to pupate. Adults emerge shortly thereafter and lay eggs on Common Hoptree shoots. Dispersal and migration have not been documented and are likely limited by the discontinuous distribution of Common Hoptree in Ontario.

Common Hoptrees are found in seven core areas along the north shore of Lake Erie and Lake Erie islands (Middle Island, Pelee Island, the Essex County shoreline including mainland Point Pelee National Park, Walpole Island First Nation, Rondeau Provincial Park, Port Burwell Provincial Park, Regional Municipality of Niagara). Within these core areas, Hoptree Borer has only been documented on the Essex County shoreline (Point Pelee National Park) and Pelee Island. Hoptree Borer has only been found at sites where Common Hoptree grows abundantly (1,000 to 10,000 mature Common Hoptrees) on sandy shorelines and has not been found in smaller isolated Common Hoptree populations.

The population size and trends for Hoptree Borer are generally unknown and very few individuals have been found. To improve knowledge of Hoptree Borer distribution, surveys and inventory are required in suitable areas where Common Hoptree are found in larger stands on sandy shorelines, particularly Middle Island, Essex County west of Point Pelee, unsurveyed areas of Pelee Island and at Port Burwell Provincial Park. Implementation of a standardized monitoring program for Hoptree Borer and its host will improve knowledge of population sizes and trends over time. Surveys and monitoring should be appropriately timed for Hoptree Borer. In addition, identifying and documenting threats affecting Hoptree Borer and its host, Common Hoptree, will improve our understanding of the extent and severity of threats and enable management approaches to be adjusted accordingly. 041b061a72

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