The effect of temperature on the growth of Candida saké isolated from the leaves of a subantarctic grass

During a survey of microfungi on the subantarctic island of South Georgia, large numbers of phylloplane yeasts were isolated in late spring from leaves of a tussock grass. The dominant yeast was identified asCandida saké, this being the first record for the Antarctic region. Isolates in liquid culture had a temperature optimum for growth of 20–25°C. It was capable of assimilation of a range of simple carbohydrates, similar to those found in leachates from new leaves of the tussock grass. The seasonal decline of yeasts on the phylloplane is discussed in terms of the availability of leachate and the growth of filamentous microfungi on new leaves.

Revenge porn victim files judicial review of Pornography Law

first_imgPA said her ex-husband, who is 14 years her senior and who married her when she was 16, asked to record their sexual activity for private consumption. She herself had never seen the video. She later found out that, after their divorce, the man distributed the video without her consent.However, instead of going after her ex-husband, the police charged PA with violating Article 8 of the Pornography Law, which forbids a person “from deliberately, or with their consent, becoming an object or model of pornographic content.”She said she requested a judicial review against Article 8 because the article was ambiguous and enabled the abuse of power.”With this standard, anyone has the potential to become a violator [of the law] even if [the alleged pornographic content] is intended for personal consumption or [the subject is a victim of] coercion, threats or deception,” PA said in her petition.PA demanded the article be annulled and declared contrary to the 1945 Constitution. According to PA, Article 8 of the Pornography Law gave the state license to interfere in private matters.”The provisions are vague because there are so many factors that can influence someone’s willingness to become a model or object including personal reasons, which is a factor of privacy. Everyone is entitled to the right to privacy,” she said. (aly)Topics : A woman from Garut regency, West Java, who claims to be the victim of revenge porn but who was charged by the police for violating the 2008 Pornography Law, has filed a judicial review against Article 8 of the law at the Constitutional Court.The court uploaded the woman’s petition on its website on Monday.According to the petition, the woman, identified only as PA, initially reported her ex-husband to Garut Police for commercially distributing a video of their past sexual activity without her knowledge.last_img read more

Trojans take on red-hot New Mexico on the road

first_imgAfter dropping three straight games, the USC men’s basketball team will have a chance to get back on track and pick up a big road win against No. 18 New Mexico on Wednesday at 7 p.m.Wise beyond his years · Senior forward Eric Wise is second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.4 points per game. The Trojans have lost four of their last five games since starting the season 3-1. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanThe Trojans are coming off a disappointing 63-51 defeat against Nebraska that dropped their record to 3-4 on the season. USC allowed the Cornhuskers to knock down 64 percent of their 3-point attempts, a major reason why Nebraska was able to pull off the victory. Looking forward to New Mexico, USC coach Kevin O’Neill realizes the importance of preventing another such perimeter attack.“Obviously, we can’t give up 11 out of 17 3-pointers,” O’Neill said. “We’re in a rough stretch, but if you add up the win-loss record of our opponents, we’re playing tough teams. On the road it’s always tough. We’ve got to find our way offensively and defensively. Until then, it’s going to be difficult.”The Lobos are led by their backcourt, as junior guards Kendall Williams and Tony Snell are averaging a combined 27.2 points and eight assists per game. The Trojans are hoping to slow them down offensively.“We have to make sure we don’t give them catches in open space,” O’Neill said. “And when they do make catches, we have to get in their face. We can’t give up easy baskets and 3-pointers.”USC’s backcourt, meanwhile, continues to provide spotty shooting performances. Starting guards senior Jio Fontan and junior J.T. Terrell finished a combined 9-of-24 from the floor against Nebraska, with Terrell still managing to lead the team with 14 points.“I can’t really speak for J.T., but I think that it’s definitely been a little bit of a challenge for him,” sophomore guard Byron Wesley said before the start of USC’s road trip. “At junior college he was the main player shooting almost every time, so just coming here, trying to become more of a system player is definitely going to make his game way better. I’m excited for what we have.”New Mexico enters Wednesday’s matchup with an undefeated 8-0 record. The Lobos started the season off with an 86-81 victory over Davidson and later took down the Connecticut Huskies to win the Paradise Jam tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.Beating the undefeated Lobos would be tough enough on a neutral court, but at University Arena in New Mexico it’s an even larger challenge. When asked if the Trojans were ready for the road test, O’Neill was blunt.“No. But it doesn’t matter if we’re ready, we’re going to have to be there,” O’Neill said. “It’s obviously a good environment, but no different than any place like Arizona or Washington that we’ll have to play at later.”In a hostile environment, the Trojans will look to avoid a slow start like the one in a recent home game against No. 17 San Diego State. USC lost that matchup 66-60.“We know we can’t come out flat when we go out there because it’ll make that challenge even tougher,” senior forward Eric Wise said. “So we just want to come out from the beginning.”Despite the mounting losses, O’Neill’s group isn’t conceding anything yet, especially with a chance to impress onlookers with upcoming matchups against ranked teams.“We [have] lots of challenges ahead of us,” O’Neill said. “We still have two top-25 teams we have to play this week. We’re going to have to tie things together on both ends of the court. We don’t like results we’ve had in the past few games, and we’re determined to turn it around.”last_img read more

Grades: Taylor makes UW’s defensive play of year

first_imgDespite shooting poorly against KSU, junior guard Jordan Taylor came through with two crucial stops on defense to seal the win.[/media-credit]Every week, Herald Sports will look back at the last two games of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team and offer a report card grading the team’s performance.The Badgers’ season remains alive and well after two encouraging victories in the NCAA Tournament have earned them their fourth Sweet 16 berth since 2003.Out of the Southeast bracket, No. 4 Wisconsin topped No. 13 Belmont, 72-68, on Friday before winning a 70-65 thriller against No. 5 Kansas State in the third round Saturday.Wisconsin now begins preparations for No. 8 Butler, a mid-major team one year removed from a national championship game appearance that upset No. 1 Pittsburgh Saturday in a 71-70 instant classic. The two teams meet Thursday night in New Orleans, La.Offense – 4.5 out of 5You can’t ask for much more from an offense in the postseason. The Badgers shot .500 percent from the field and .545 from 3-point range against Belmont and then hit .420 and .450, respectively, versus Kansas State while hitting at least .800 from the free throw line in both contests.The scoring came efficiently and was well distributed. Senior Jon Leuer and junior Jordan Taylor, who combined for 43 points against Belmont, were the only Badgers in double figures in that game, but four other players converted at least one 3-pointer while the bench contributed 18 points.Wisconsin divided the scoring even better against Kansas State, as four Badgers finished in double figures, and seniors Keaton Nankivil and Tim Jarmusz chipped in another trio of 3-pointers.Meanwhile, sophomore Mike Bruesewitz hit a clutch 3-pointer with a minute-and-a-half remaining, and freshman Josh Gasser sealed the win with two free throws in the final seconds.Against a kleptomaniac Belmont defense that averaged 9.7 steals per game, though, Wisconsin, which averaged a national-best 7.5 turnovers per game in the regular season, committed 13, which prevented the Badgers from obtaining a comfortable lead against the cold Bruins until about nine minutes into the second half.Defense – 4 out of 5The Badgers effectively prevented the Bruins from getting hot from the field, as they shot just .367 and .273 on the night, but the Wildcats – namely guard Jacob Pullen – seemed to score at will on the Wisconsin ‘D.’Only three players from Kansas State scored points on the night, but despite the rest of the squad going 0-for-8, the three put together a .458 and .500 team clip.Pullen played like a true senior in the postseason, scoring 38 points on 13-22 shooting, including 6-for-8 from the perimeter, and almost single-handedly beat the Badgers.Furthermore, both Belmont and Kansas State penetrated inside effectively, scoring 22 and 26 points in the paint, respectively.Despite that, Wisconsin forced eight turnovers against Kansas State, and the offense nearly maxed out those opportunities by scoring 16 points off them. In a physical and bruising contest, the Badgers kept pace with the Wildcats in the rebounding game despite ultimately losing, 32-30, but dominated the undersized Bruins 33-22.Bench – 3.5 out of 5This season the Wisconsin bench has been, at times, dormant. But in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, it came alive.Against Belmont, reserves Bruesewitz, Jared Berggren and Ryan Evans combined for 18 points on 6-9 shooting and 14 rebounds.Bruesewitz stood out the most, grabbing nine of those rebounds against Belmont and six more against Kansas State. He scored eight and 11 points, respectively, in those games, all on a sprained knee he suffered in the Big Ten Tournament.However, against Belmont, Bruesewitz committed four turnovers, and Berggren, despite playing a total of 17 minutes over the last two games, committed five fouls.Player of the Week – Jordan TaylorTaylor’s performance against the Wildcats may not have been pretty – he made just 2-of-16 shots from the field on the night – but it was the junior guard’s play down the stretch that prevented the Badgers from closing the books on their season.In the final minute-and-a-half, Taylor stole the ball from Curtis Kelly and on the ensuing possession provided the assist for Bruesewitz’s critical three. With 10 seconds remaining, Taylor hit two free throws to give UW a 68-67 advantage.The much-hyped guard duel between Pullen and Taylor seemed to have been won by Pullen for much of the game, especially when he got the best of Taylor with a fake behind-the-back pass on a late breakaway layup. But Taylor won the game on UW’s defensive play of the year, blocking Pullen’s 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with two seconds left.Those late-game heroics, added with 21 points on 5-13 shooting with six assists against Belmont, give Taylor yet another player of the week selection.last_img read more