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Reinhardt University is a comprehensive liberal arts university located in Waleska, Georgia, United States, with an off-campus center in Alpharetta, Georgia. Select programs are also offered in Cartersville, Marietta, and Canton, Georgia, and online. Reinhardt is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Wikipedia.

Takeuchi C.,Institute Botanica | Donnell A.A.,Reinhardt University | Junior A.J.F.,Institute Botanica
Phytotaxa | Year: 2014

Since its description in 1827, Abutilon montanum was previously known exclusively from the type collection. Its rediscovery is reported here 180 years after its description in Serra Negra, Minas Gerais. An expanded species description, unpublished illustrations, comments about the distribution and commentaries on IUCN conservation status of this species are presented. The new combination Callianthe montana is also proposed here. © 2014 Magnolia Press.

Qi Y.,CAS Chengdu Institute of Biology | Qi Y.,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences | Felix Z.,Reinhardt University | Wang Y.,Alabama A&M University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Herpetology | Year: 2011

We studied the movement patterns and habitat selection of 33 radio-tagged Plateau Brown Frogs (Rana kukunoris) in the Zoige Alpine Wetland in southeastern Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Our goals were to (1) understand postbreeding movement patterns of R. kukunoris; (2) describe microhabitat use, with special reference to use of small mammal burrows; (3) test for movement pattern and microhabitat use differences between sexes and between seasons; and (4) provide a preliminary description of overwintering sites. We found no differences in movement patterns between sexes in R. kukunoris, however, directional movement trends differed between habitats. Male and female R. kukunoris showed similar microhabitat selection with regard to air temperature, relative humidity, and vegetation height. Although males used mammal burrows more frequently than females at one study site, BaiHua, both sexes used these microhabitats frequently during their movements. Overwintering sites of R. kukunoris were characterized by year-round flowing water. Results from this study will assist in making decisions about conservation and land protection for this species. Copyright 2011 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Donnell A.A.,Reinhardt University | Cantino P.D.,Ohio University | Ballard H.E.,Ohio University
Brittonia | Year: 2015

The Bakeridesia integerrima complex is a geographically and morphologically variable group consisting of populations that have been variously assigned to B. integerrima, B. molinae, B. bakeriana, and B. subcordata. Phenetic analyses of morphological data were undertaken to clarify species boundaries within this complex. Ninety-five specimens were placed into one of ten Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) and measured for 16 morphological characters and 29 ratios of these characters. Univariate analyses were conducted to examine variation within individual variables, and Canonical Variates Analyses (CVA), and Principal Components Analysis (PCA) were used to examine relationships among the variables. The results presented here show that the B. integerrima complex consists of nine morphologically and geographically distinct species, compared to the four previously published species names. One new combination, B. chittendenii, is made, B. subcordata is synonymized with B. bakeriana, and diagnoses are given for five new species: B. huastecana, B. jaliscana, B. zapoteca, B. parvifolia, and B. guerrerensis. © 2015, The New York Botanical Garden.

Brandao L.N.,Aurora University | Brandao L.N.,Gevo | Ferguson R.,Aurora University | Santoro I.,Emory University | And 4 more authors.
Genetics | Year: 2014

The yeast Dbf4-dependent kinase (DDK) (composed of Dbf4 and Cdc7 subunits) is an essential, conserved Ser/Thr protein kinase that regulates multiple processes in the cell, including DNA replication, recombination and induced mutagenesis. Only DDK substrates important for replication and recombination have been identified. Consequently, the mechanism by which DDK regulates mutagenesis is unknown. The yeast mcm5-bob1 mutation that bypasses DDK's essential role in DNA replication was used here to examine whether loss of DDK affects spontaneous as well as induced mutagenesis. Using the sensitive lys2ΔA746 frameshift reversion assay, we show DDK is required to generate "complex" spontaneous mutations, which are a hallmark of the Polζ translesion synthesis DNA polymerase. DDK co-immunoprecipitated with the Rev7 regulatory, but not with the Rev3 polymerase subunit of Polζ. Conversely, Rev7 bound mainly to the Cdc7 kinase subunit and not to Dbf4. The Rev7 subunit of Polζ may be regulated by DDK phosphorylation as immunoprecipitates of yeast Cdc7 and also recombinant Xenopus DDK phosphorylated GST-Rev7 in vitro. In addition to promoting Polζ-dependent mutagenesis, DDK was also important for generating Polζ-independent large deletions that revert the lys2ΔA746 allele. The decrease in large deletions observed in the absence of DDK likely results from an increase in the rate of replication fork restart after an encounter with spontaneous DNA damage. Finally, nonepistatic, additive/synergistic UV sensitivity was observed in cdc7Δ pol32Δ and cdc7Δ pol30-K127R,K164R double mutants, suggesting that DDK may regulate Rev7 protein during postreplication "gap filling" rather than during "polymerase switching" by ubiquitinated and sumoylated modified Pol30 (PCNA) and Pol32. © 2014 by the Genetics Society of America.

Wilson P.,Reinhardt University
MIPRO 2011 - 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Proceedings | Year: 2011

This article provides an ethnographic case study of a Web 2.0 genealogy and social media site, Geni.com, that provides the structure and tools for collaborative knowledge building as six million users contribute to and construct the largest interconnected genealogical database in human history. The author examines this process as part of a new Web 2.0 paradigm for cultural, educational and business practices. © 2011 MIPRO.

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