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    Author Correction: A global database for metacommunity ecology, integrating species, traits, environment and space
    Jeliazkov, Alienor ; Mijatovic, Darko ; Chantepie, Stéphane ; Andrew, Nigel ; Arlettaz, Raphaël ; Barbaro, Luc ; Barsoum, Nadia ; Bartonova, Alena ; Belskaya, Elena ; Bonada, Núria ; Brind’Amour, Anik ; Carvalho, Rodrigo ; Castro, Helena ; Chmura, Damian ; Choler, Philippe ; Chong-Seng, Karen ; Cleary, Daniel ; Cormont, Anouk ; Cornwell, William ; Campos, Ramiro de; Voogd, Nicole de; Doledec, Sylvain ; Drew, Joshua ; Dziock, Frank ; Eallonardo, Anthony ; Edgar, Melanie J. ; Farneda, Fábio ; Hernandez, Domingo Flores ; Frenette-Dussault, Cédric ; Fried, Guillaume ; Gallardo, Belinda ; Gibb, Heloise ; Gonçalves-Souza, Thiago ; Higuti, Janet ; Humbert, Jean Yves ; Krasnov, Boris R. ; Saux, Eric Le ; Lindo, Zoe ; Lopez-Baucells, Adria ; Lowe, Elizabeth ; Marteinsdottir, Bryndis ; Martens, Koen ; Meffert, Peter ; Mellado-Díaz, Andres ; Menz, Myles H.M. ; Meyer, Christoph F.J. ; Miranda, Julia Ramos ; Mouillot, David ; Ossola, Alessandro ; Pakeman, Robin ; Pavoine, Sandrine ; Pekin, Burak ; Pino, Joan ; Pocheville, Arnaud ; Pomati, Francesco ; Poschlod, Peter ; Prentice, Honor C. ; Purschke, Oliver ; Raevel, Valerie ; Reitalu, Triin ; Renema, Willem ; Ribera, Ignacio ; Robinson, Natalie ; Robroek, Bjorn ; Rocha, Ricardo ; Shieh, Sen Her ; Spake, Rebecca ; Staniaszek-Kik, Monika ; Stanko, Michal ; Tejerina-Garro, Francisco Leonardo ; Braak, Cajo ter; Urban, Mark C. ; Klink, Roel van; Villéger, Sébastien ; Wegman, Ruut ; Westgate, Martin J. ; Wolff, Jonas ; Żarnowiec, Jan ; Zolotarev, Maxim ; Chase, Jonathan M. - \ 2020
    Scientific Data 7 (2020)1. - ISSN 2052-4463

    Following publication of this Data Descriptor it was found that the affiliation of Oliver Purschke was stated incorrectly. The correct affiliations are stated below: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sölvegatan 37, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden Biodiversity, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 37, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden This has been corrected in both the HTML and PDF versions.

    A global database for metacommunity ecology, integrating species, traits, environment and space
    Jeliazkov, Alienor ; Mijatovic, Darko ; Chantepie, Stéphane ; Andrew, Nigel ; Arlettaz, Raphaël ; Barbaro, Luc ; Barsoum, Nadia ; Bartonova, Alena ; Belskaya, Elena ; Bonada, Núria ; Brind’Amour, Anik ; Carvalho, Rodrigo ; Castro, Helena ; Chmura, Damian ; Choler, Philippe ; Chong-Seng, Karen ; Cleary, Daniel ; Cormont, Anouk ; Cornwell, William ; Campos, Ramiro de; Voogd, Nicole de; Doledec, Sylvain ; Drew, Joshua ; Dziock, Frank ; Eallonardo, Anthony ; Edgar, Melanie J. ; Farneda, Fábio ; Hernandez, Domingo Flores ; Frenette-Dussault, Cédric ; Fried, Guillaume ; Gallardo, Belinda ; Gibb, Heloise ; Gonçalves-Souza, Thiago ; Higuti, Janet ; Humbert, Jean Yves ; Krasnov, Boris R. ; Saux, Eric Le ; Lindo, Zoe ; Lopez-Baucells, Adria ; Lowe, Elizabeth ; Marteinsdottir, Bryndis ; Martens, Koen ; Meffert, Peter ; Mellado-Díaz, Andres ; Menz, Myles H.M. ; Meyer, Christoph F.J. ; Miranda, Julia Ramos ; Mouillot, David ; Ossola, Alessandro ; Pakeman, Robin ; Pavoine, Sandrine ; Pekin, Burak ; Pino, Joan ; Pocheville, Arnaud ; Pomati, Francesco ; Poschlod, Peter ; Prentice, Honor C. ; Purschke, Oliver ; Raevel, Valerie ; Reitalu, Triin ; Renema, Willem ; Ribera, Ignacio ; Robinson, Natalie ; Robroek, Bjorn ; Rocha, Ricardo ; Shieh, Sen Her ; Spake, Rebecca ; Staniaszek-Kik, Monika ; Stanko, Michal ; Tejerina-Garro, Francisco Leonardo ; Braak, Cajo ter; Urban, Mark C. ; Klink, Roel van; Villéger, Sébastien ; Wegman, Ruut ; Westgate, Martin J. ; Wolff, Jonas ; Żarnowiec, Jan ; Zolotarev, Maxim ; Chase, Jonathan M. - \ 2020
    Scientific Data 7 (2020)1. - ISSN 2052-4463

    The use of functional information in the form of species traits plays an important role in explaining biodiversity patterns and responses to environmental changes. Although relationships between species composition, their traits, and the environment have been extensively studied on a case-by-case basis, results are variable, and it remains unclear how generalizable these relationships are across ecosystems, taxa and spatial scales. To address this gap, we collated 80 datasets from trait-based studies into a global database for metaCommunity Ecology: Species, Traits, Environment and Space; “CESTES”. Each dataset includes four matrices: species community abundances or presences/absences across multiple sites, species trait information, environmental variables and spatial coordinates of the sampling sites. The CESTES database is a live database: it will be maintained and expanded in the future as new datasets become available. By its harmonized structure, and the diversity of ecosystem types, taxonomic groups, and spatial scales it covers, the CESTES database provides an important opportunity for synthetic trait-based research in community ecology.

    Phytophtora terminalis sp. nov. and Phytophthora occultans sp. nov., two invasive pathogens of ornamental plants in Europe
    Man in 't Veld, W.A. ; Rosendahl, K.C.H.M. ; Rijswick, P.C.J. van; Meffert, J.P. ; Westenberg, M. ; Vossenberg, B.T.L.H. van de; Denton, G. ; Kuik, A.J. van - \ 2017
    Mycologia 107 (2017)1. - ISSN 0027-5514 - p. 54 - 65.
    Objectives
    To evaluate, among the elderly, the association of self-rated health (SRH) with mortality, and to identify determinants of self-rating health as “at-least-good”.

    Study Design
    Individual data on SRH and important covariates were obtained for 424,791 European and Unites States residents, ≥60 years at recruitment (1982-2008), in eight prospective studies in the Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States (CHANCES). In each study, adjusted mortality ratios (hazard ratios, HRs) in relation to SRH were calculated and subsequently combined with random-effect meta-analyses.

    Main outcome measures
    All-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality.

    Results
    Within the median 12.5 years of follow-up, 93,014 (22%) deaths occurred. SRH “fair” or “poor” vs. “at-least-good” was associated with increased mortality: HRs 1.46 (95% CI 1·23-1.74) and 2.31 (1.79-2.99), respectively. These associations were evident: for cardiovascular and, to a lesser extent, cancer mortality, and within-study, within-subgroup analyses. Accounting for lifestyle, sociodemographic, somatometric factors and, subsequently, for medical history explained only a modest amount of the unadjusted associations. Factors favourably associated with SRH were: sex (males), age (younger-old), education (high), marital status (married/cohabiting), physical activity (active), body mass index (non-obese), alcohol consumption (low to moderate) and previous morbidity (absence).

    Conclusion
    SRH provides a quick and simple tool for assessing health and identifying groups of elders at risk of early mortality that may be useful also in clinical settings. Modifying determinants of favourably rating health, e.g. by increasing physical activity and/or by eliminating obesity, may be important for older adults to “feel healthy” and “be healthy”.
    Glass-formingproperty of hydroxyectoine is the cause of its superior function as a desiccation protectant
    Tanne, C. ; Golovina, E.A. ; Hoekstra, F.A. ; Meffert, A. ; Galinski, E.A. - \ 2014
    Frontiers in Microbiology 5 (2014). - ISSN 1664-302X - 13 p.
    compatible solute hydroxyectoine - escherichia-coli - chromohalobacter-salexigens - transition temperatures - alternating copolymers - halophilic eubacteria - trehalose dihydrate - ectoine hydroxylase - pseudomonas-putida - sugar glasses
    We were able to demonstrate that hydroxyectoine, in contrast to ectoine, is a good glass-forming compound. Fourier transform infrared and spin label electron spin resonance studies of dry ectoine and hydroxyectoine have shown that the superior glass-forming properties of hydroxyectoine result from stronger intermolecular H-bonds with the OH group of hydroxyectoine. Spin probe experiments have also shown that better molecular immobilization in dry hydroxyectoine provides better redox stability of the molecules embedded in this dry matrix. With a glass transition temperature of 87°C (vs. 47°C for ectoine) hydroxyectoine displays remarkable desiccation protection properties, on a par with sucrose and trehalose. This explains its accumulation in response to increased salinity and elevated temperature by halophiles such as Halomonas elongata and its successful application in “anhydrobiotic engineering” of both enzymes and whole cells.
    Phyllosticta citriasiana sp. nov., the cause of Citrus tan spot of Citrus maxima in Asia
    Wulandari, N.F. ; To-anun, C. ; Hyde, K.D. ; Duong, L.M. ; Gruyter, J. de; Meffert, J.P. ; Groenewald, J.Z. ; Crous, P.W. - \ 2009
    Fungal Diversity 34 (2009). - ISSN 1560-2745 - p. 23 - 39.
    fungus guignardia-citricarpa - mangiferae - plants - mycosphaerella - endophyte - anamorphs - thailand
    Guignardia citricarpa, the causal agent of Citrus Black Spot, is subject to phytosanitary legislation in the European Union and the U.S.A. This species is frequently confused with G. mangiferae, which is a non-pathogenic, and is commonly isolated as an endophyte from citrus fruits and a wide range of other hosts. Recently, necrotic spots similar to those caused by G. citricarpa were observed on fruit of Citrus maxima intercepted in consignments exported from Asia. In these spots, pycnidia and conidia of a Guignardia species closely resembling G. citricarpa were observed, and therefore measures were taken for the consignments in line with the European Union legislation for G. citricarpa. To determine the identity of the causal organism on this new host, fungal isolates were subjected to DNA sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS1, 5.8S, ITS2), translation elongation factor 1-alpha (TEF1) and actin genes. A combined phylogenetic tree resolved three species correlating to G. citricarpa, G. mangiferae and a previously undescribed species, Phyllosticta citriasiana sp. nov., closely related to G. citricarpa. Morphologically P. citriasiana can be distinguished from G. citricarpa by having larger conidia, longer conidial appendages, and in not producing any diffuse yellow pigment when cultivated on oatmeal agar (OA). Furthermore, it is distinguishable from G. mangiferae by having smaller conidia, with a narrower mucoid sheath. In culture, colonies of P. citriasiana can also be distinguished from G. citricarpa and G. mangiferae by being darker shades of grey and black on OA, malt extract agar (MEA), potato-dextrose agar, and cornmeal agar. Furthermore, cultures of P. citriasiana achieved optimal growth after 2 weeks at 21-27°C, and ceased to grow at 30-33°C. In contrast, colonies of G. citricarpa and G. mangiferae achieved optimal growth at 27-30°C, and ceased to grow at 30-36°C Colonies of P. citriasiana also grew faster than those of G. citricarpa and G. mangiferae on OA and MEA. Phyllosticta citriasiana appears to be a harmful pathogen of Citrus maxima, causing a tan spot on fruit, underlining the need for further surveys and research to determine its distribution and host range.
    Voorkomen uitval bij Lisianthus : onderzoek op 3 praktijkbedrijven
    Burg, A.M.M. van der; Kreij, C. de; Paternotte, S.J. ; Werd, H.A.E. de - \ 2003
    Wageningen : Praktijkonderzoek Plant & Omgeving, Sector Glastuinbouw - 29
    eustoma - afwijkingen, planten - plantenziektebestrijding - glastuinbouw - snijbloemen - eustoma - plant disorders - plant disease control - greenhouse horticulture - cut flowers
    Eén van de problemen in de teelt van Lisianthus (Eustoma) is de uitval in de tweede helft van de teelt. Er zijn verschillen tussen de rassen: ‘Picolo’, ‘Fuji Aprico’, ‘Fuji White’, ‘Kyoto Purple’ en ‘Blue Purple’ zijn gevoelig. De uitval heeft een negatief effect op het bedrijfsrendement. Voor de oorzaak van het probleem werd aan de volgende oorzaken gedacht; 1. Het vermoeden was dat de uitval samenhangt met een toxische stof in de grond, die ontstaat bij de vertering van het restmateriaal van voorgaande Lisianthusteelten. Uit een literatuurstudie (Kreij, 2001) blijkt, dat bij andere gewassen aanwijzingen zijn voor autotoxiciteit; het gaat om luzerne, asperge, appel, perzik, druif en ander fruit. Uit de praktijk komen signalen, dat een goede organische stofvoorziening van de grond een vermindering geeft van de uitval bij Lisianthus. Waarschijnlijk moet dit dan organische stof zijn, die snel afbreekbaar is. Dat dit het geval is, zou kunnen komen door het microleven in de grond, wat beter wordt bij toevoer van organische stof. Dit microleven is in staat om de toxische stof af te breken. Ook is het denkbaar, dat de toxische stof geadsorbeerd wordt aan de organische stof. 2. Een andere veronderstelling was dat door een slechte beworteling in de bovengrond en een droge grond er vochtgebrek ontstaat. Door in de tweede helft van de teelt nagenoeg geen water te geven wordt bij de Lisianthusteelt bloemknopvorming geïnduceerd. Een te extreme droogte zou mogelijk uitval geven. 3. In uitgevallen plantmateriaal worden meermalen vaatziekten zoals Myrothecium en Fusarium geïsoleerd. Bij determinatie blijkt, bij monde van Dhr. J. Meffert van de PD het voornamelijk te gaan om F. avenaceum en F. solani . Mogelijk wordt de grond onvoldoende goed gestoomd. Stomen met onderdruk in de grond zou aanzienlijk beter resultaat opleveren. 4. Voor de vertering van het restmateriaal is extra zuurstof nodig. Mogelijk ontstaat er zuurstof tekort in de grond, waardoor de wortels afsterven, wat ook tot uitval van de planten kan leiden.
    A turbo model for product conditions in storage and transport
    Meffert, H.F.Th. ; Rudolphij, J.W. ; Beek, G. van; Tijskens, L.M.M. - \ 1998
    In: Proceedings of the international symposium on applications of modelling as an innovative technology in the agri-food-chain, Model-It - p. 337 - 344.
    Quality change and conditioning models: two faces of a coin.
    Meffert, H.F.T. ; Zwietering, M.H. ; Tijskens, L.M.M. - \ 1998
    In: Shelf life prediction for improved safety and quality of foods - p. 15 - 28.
    Logistics and ICT in food supply systems.
    Beek, P. van; Beulens, A.J.M. ; Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1998
    In: Innovation of Food Production Systems: Product Quality and Consumer Acceptance / Jongen, W.M.F., Meulenberg, M.T.G., - p. 117 - 138.
    Quality change, product properties, conditioning, technological system domains of predictive modelling
    Meffert, H.F.Th. ; Veerkamp, Ch. ; Beek, G. van - \ 1997
    In: Proceedings conference - workshop 'Modelling of thermal properties and behaviour of foods during production, storage and distribution', VUPP, Prague, Czech Republic, June
    Quality change and conditioning models, two faces of a coin Copernicus project CIPA-CT94-0120.
    Meffert, H.F.Th. ; Zwietering, M.H. ; Thijskens, L.M.M. - \ 1997
    In: Final Workshop Shelf life prediction, Wageningen - p. 13 - 22.
    Onderzoek aan dunwandige koelvoertuigen in een teststation en tijdens vervoer
    Nieuwenhuizen, G.H. van; Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1985
    Wageningen : Sprenger Instituut (Rapport / Sprenger Instituut no. 2294)
    koeltransport - transportvoertuigen - refrigerated transport - transporters
    Een doelmatig en flexibel verpakkingssysteem voor tuinbouwprodukten
    Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1983
    Wageningen : Sprenger Instituut (Rapport / Sprenger Instituut no. 2243) - 19
    tuinbouw - nederland - verpakken - horticulture - netherlands - packing
    Berekening van het koelvermogen voor het vervoer van sierteeltprodukten
    Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1983
    Wageningen : Sprenger Instituut (Rapport / Sprenger Instituut no. 2241)
    koelcellen - koelen - warmtewisselaars - nederland - sierplanten - koudeopwekking - transport - cold stores - cooling - heat exchangers - netherlands - ornamental plants - refrigeration - transport
    De houdbaarheidsformule
    Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1973
    Wageningen : [s.n.] (Rapport / Sprenger instituut no. 1853) - 57
    teelt - cultuurmethoden - fruitgewassen - groenten - natuurwetenschappen - wetenschap - cultivation - cultural methods - fruit crops - vegetables - natural sciences - science
    Het opwarm- en afkoelproces van verpakte tuinbouwprodukten met warmteproduktie
    Eelkman Rooda, J. ; Meffert, H.F.T. ; Rudolphij, J.W. - \ 1971
    Wageningen : Sprenger Instituut (Rapport / Sprenger Instituut no. 1802) - 8
    fruitgewassen - bestraling - plantenfysiologie - behoud - opslag - groenten - fruit crops - irradiation - plant physiology - preservation - storage - vegetables
    Voorspelling van transportomstandigheden - temperatuur en samenstelling van de atmosfeer - in containers
    Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1971
    Wageningen : Sprenger Instituut (Rapport / Sprenger Instituut no. 1793N) - 48
    voedselbewaring - voedingsmiddelen - bederfelijke producten - koeltransport - transport - transportvoertuigen - food preservation - foods - perishable products - refrigerated transport - transport - transporters
    Unit loads of fresh produce study of design criteria and conditioning of produce
    Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1971
    Wageningen : [s.n.] (Rapport / Sprenger instituut no. 1746) - 56
    voedselbewaring - voedselopslag - voedingsmiddelen - fruitgewassen - solanum lycopersicum - methodologie - plantaardige producten - tomaten - transport - behandeling - groenten - food preservation - food storage - foods - fruit crops - solanum lycopersicum - methodology - plant products - tomatoes - transport - treatment - vegetables
    Prediction of transport conditions : temperature and gas concentration - in containers
    Meffert, H.F.T. - \ 1971
    Wageningen : [s.n.] (Rapport / Sprenger instituut no. 1793 N) - 51
    agronomie - zakken - dozen - containers - kratten - engineering - voedselindustrie - voedselbewaring - voedseltechnologie - voedingsmiddelen - bederfelijke producten - koeltransport - transportvoertuigen - voertuigen - agronomy - bags - boxes - containers - crates - engineering - food industry - food preservation - food technology - foods - perishable products - refrigerated transport - transporters - vehicles
    Metingen aan een Reefer container
    Meffert, H.F.T. ; Iedema, C.M. ; Laar, H.J. van - \ 1971
    Wageningen : [s.n.] (Rapport / Sprenger instituut no. 1762) - 4
    zakken - dozen - containers - kratten - teelt - cultuurmethoden - engineering - fruitgewassen - bederfelijke producten - transportvoertuigen - voertuigen - groenten - bags - boxes - containers - crates - cultivation - cultural methods - engineering - fruit crops - perishable products - transporters - vehicles - vegetables
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