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  • water
  • In well-mixed water columns plankton organisms are evenly distributed, but a net production only occurs above the compensation depth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Japan
  • Oxygenases were discovered in 1955 simultaneously by two groups, Osamu Hayaishi from Japan and Howard S. Mason from the US. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Therefore, the partial pressure of CO2 at the compensation point, also known as gamma, is a function of irradiation. (wikipedia.org)
  • defense
  • However, the vast majority of terpenoids are classified as secondary metabolites, compounds not required for plant growth and development but presumed to have an ecological function in communication or defense ( H arborne 1991 ). (genetics.org)
  • Most alkaloids are highly toxic and therefore have the potential to function in the chemical defense arsenal of plants against attack by herbivores and microorganisms. (biomedcentral.com)
  • liver
  • Chemotherapy also adds little to the overall survival of patients with HCC because of the lower sensitivity of HCC cells, the emergence of drug resistance, and insufficient chemotherapeutic doses due to impaired liver function. (hindawi.com)
  • remains
  • Their use following gastrointestinal surgery remains controversial, given mixed evidence of increased risk of leakage from any bowel anastomosis created. (wikipedia.org)
  • important
  • Apart from the metabolic actions, insulin performs various important hemodynamic functions such as peripheral vasodilation and increased regional blood flow via stimulation of nitric oxide (NO). Therefore, anything that impairs insulin action is expected to result in endothelial dysfunction and vice versa ( 2 ). (diabetesjournals.org)