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The impacts of partner abundance on benefits from facultative pollination mutualism
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
efficiency likely mediate preference of B. balteatus for T. parryi. Because of bees' preferences and a dearth of co-pollinators, T. parryi benefits more than T. dasyphyllum from increases in B. balteatus density at the individual plant level, at life stages...
Tumor-initiating cells in malignant brain tumors
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
Stem cells have the unique ability to differentiate into the many specialized cells of the body. During adulthood, stem cells remain in the organism and maintain the ability to repair and replenish injured or dead cells ...
Flipping the switch : regulation of proliferation and differentiation in adult muscle stem cells
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
Adult muscle stem cells or satellite cells are the committed somatic stem cells responsible for maintenance and regeneration of adult skeletal muscle tissue. Skeletal muscle is capable of multiple rounds of complete ...