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Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
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Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
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Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
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DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
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Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
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Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
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Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
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European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 141, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
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European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
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Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
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Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
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Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
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History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
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Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
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Journal Cover Journal of Heredity
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   ISSN (Print) 0022-1503 - ISSN (Online) 1465-7333
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  • Announcements
    • PubDate: 2017-03-17
  • Back Cover
    • PubDate: 2017-03-17
  • Subscriptions Page
    • PubDate: 2017-03-17
  • Editorial
    • Authors: Murphy B.
      Abstract: With over 100 years of continuous publication, the Journal of Heredity enters the postgenome era at a time when unprecedented opportunity exists to examine genetic variation in natural populations at the grandest of scales. With thousands of genome sequences being generated on an annual basis, I take the reins of the Journal with incredible excitement, in anticipation of new discoveries that will grace its future pages. During the past decade, we witnessed the broad application of mitochondrial and nuclear genetic markers in many facets of organismal biology: from a surge in identifying causal genetic variation underlying phenotypes in domestic species, to the description of patterns of genetic variation in natural populations, to conservation genetics applications in critically endangered species. As the field of genetics moves toward analysis of far larger data sets from nonmodel organisms and natural populations, so has the Journal kept pace with the demands of the field. We are one of the founding publications of the Dryad data repository, allowing free data deposition for our authors. We have also increased the number of annual issues, including a single issue devoted to manuscripts from the AGA’s annual President’s Symposium where we highlight outstanding themes, ranging from evolution and plasticity to chromosome evolution.
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
  • Quaternary Vicariance of Lotic Coeliccia in the Ryukyu-Taiwan Islands
           Contrasted with Lentic Copera
    • Authors: Osozawa S; Sato F, Wakabayashi J.
      Abstract: AbstractLotic dragonflies and damselflies are expected to be more affected by vicariance than lentic sister species. We demonstrated that severe vicariant speciation acted on lotic Coeliccia in contrast to lentic Copera damselflies, which are both included in the family Platycnemididae. We constructed maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference trees of these Platycnemididae species from the continental islands of Ryukyu (Amami, Okinawa, and Yaeyama islands), Taiwan, and Japan relative to Chinese species using raxmlGUI and BEAST, based on the mitochondrial COI gene (682 bp), COII gene (494 bp), 16SrRNA (478 bp), and the nuclear 28SrRNA gene (807 bp). In BEAUti, we calibrated the splitting age of the MRCA of all the Coeliccia species as 1.55−0.15 million years ago (Ma), a date that corresponds to a geologic constraint: the Okinawa trough and associated straits, including the Yilan basin in Taiwan, began to rift at 1.55 Ma, isolating the Ryukyu-Taiwan islands from the Chinese continent. The vicariance split Coeliccia into the Ryukyu-side clade of Coeliccia ryukyuensis (Coe. r. ryukyuensis in Okinawa and Coe. r. amamii in Amami) and Coeliccia flavicauda (Coe. f. masakii in Yaeyama and Coe. f. flavicauda in southern Taiwan), and the Chinese-side clade of Coeliccia cyanomelas (northern Taiwan and China), separated by the Okinawa trough. These Coeliccia species were further deeply differentiated to form local populations on the major islands and some of the minor islands. The Copera clade constituted a sister of the lotic Coeliccia clade, but genetic differentiation was not recognizable in lentic Copera between China, Taiwan, and Japan. Base substitution rates applying a strict clock model were estimated for COI: 0.0783, COII: 0.0803, 18SrRNA: 0.0186, 28SrRNA: 0.00577, and combined: 0.0408 substitutions/site/myr, and these rates are relatively high.
      PubDate: 2017-02-23
  • One Species Hypothesis to Rule Them All: Consistency Is Essential to
           Delimitate Species
    • Authors: Delrieu-Trottin E; Shen K, Chang C, et al.
      Abstract: The issues of species definition and species delimitation have been debated for decades. De Queiroz (2007) has proposed a unified species concept where species are defined as independently evolving metapopulation lineages in the global tree of life; and has enumerated the properties of species, those that enable biologists to delimitate species, for example, morphological distinctiveness or reproductive isolation. Regardless of the species properties considered, consistency is necessary to delimitate species belonging to a given group of closely related species.
      PubDate: 2017-02-21
  • Response to Delrieu-Trottin et al.: Hybrids, Color Variants and the
           Consistently Devilish Taxonomy of Pygmy Angelfishes
    • Authors: DiBattista JD; Gaither MR, Hobbs JA, et al.
      Abstract: The question of species delineation continues to be a controversial topic, compounded in the oceans by our limited accessibility and lack of strong vicariant barriers. Long before molecular genetic evaluations, coloration was a basis for many species descriptions, especially for congeneric reef fishes. Most of these designations have held up to scrutiny, but coloration can be a tricky basis for taxonomy in this group (e.g., Gaither et al. 2014).
      PubDate: 2017-02-21
  • Identification of the Submergence Tolerance QTL Come Quick Drowning1 (
           CQD1 ) in Arabidopsis thaliana
    • Authors: Akman M; Kleine R, van Tienderen PH, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractGlobal climate change is predicted to increase water precipitation fluctuations and lead to localized prolonged floods in agricultural fields and natural plant communities. Thus, understanding the genetic basis of submergence tolerance is crucial in order to improve plant survival under these conditions. In this study, we performed a quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis in Arabidopsis to identify novel candidate genes for increased submergence tolerance by using Kas-1 and Col (gl1) parental accessions and their derived recombinant inbred lines (RILs). We measured survival after submergence in dark for a 13-day period and used median lethal time, LT50 values for the QTL analysis. A major QTL, the Come Quick, Drowning (CQD1) locus, was detected in 2 independent experiments on the lower arm of chromosome 5 involved in higher submergence tolerance in the parental accession Kas-1. For fine-mapping, we then constructed near isogenic lines (NILs) by backcrossing the CQD1 QTL region. We also analyzed QTL regions related to size, leaf number, flowering, or survival in darkness and none of the QTL related to these traits overlapped with CQD1. The submergence tolerance QTL, CQD1, region detected in this study includes genes that have potential to be novel candidates effecting submergence tolerance such as trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase and respiratory burst oxidase protein D. Gene expression and functional analysis for these genes under submergence would reveal the significance of these novel candidates and provide new perspectives for understanding genetic basis of submergence tolerance.
      PubDate: 2017-02-16
  • Mating System and Genetic Structure Across All Known Populations of Dyckia
           brevifolia : A Clonal, Endemic, and Endangered Rheophyte Bromeliad
    • Authors: Rogalski J; Reis A, Rogalski M, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractDyckia brevifolia is an endemic rheophyte bromeliad that occurs exclusively in patches on rocky banks of the Itajaí-Açu River in southern Brazil. The genetic diversity of all known populations was carried out using allozyme markers and the total numbers of rosettes, reproductive rosettes, and clumps per population were characterized. The mating system was also investigated. Most rosettes were aggregated in groups, and the populations differed significantly in number of rosettes and reproductive rosettes per population. The outcrossing rate obtained was 8.2%, with predominant selfing. The populations presented an average of 1.4 alleles per locus and 27% of polymorphisms. The mean expected genetic diversity was 0.067. Downstream populations showed the highest genetic diversity which could be attributed to hydrochory (unidirectional river flow). Most genetic diversity is distributed among populations (F^ST = 0.402). Natural habitats of D. brevifolia are not recommended for the construction of hydroelectric plants given that it would seriously complicate in situ conservation of this species. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that between 35 and 161 reproductive rosettes must be collected for effective ex situ conservation, depending on the targeted population, or seeds collected from 157 seed-rosettes per population.
      PubDate: 2017-02-12
  • Patterns of Diversity and Spatial Variability of β-Defensin Innate Immune
           Genes in a Declining Wild Population of Tree Swallows
    • Authors: Schmitt C; Garant D, Doyon K, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractAssessing the genetic variation and distribution of immune genes across heterogeneous environmental conditions in wild species is essential to further our understanding of the role of pathogen pressure and potential resistance or prevalence in hosts. Researchers have recently investigated β-defensin genes in the wild, because their variability suggests that they may play an important role in innate host defense. This study investigated the variation occurring at 6 innate immune genes of the β-defensin family in a declining population of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) in southern Québec, Canada (N = 160). We found that all 6 genes showed synonymous and nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the exon coding for the mature peptide. These results indicated that this group of genes was diverse in tree swallows. Our results suggested a potential interaction of this group of genes with fluctuating pathogen diversity, however, we found no sign of positive or negative selection. We assessed whether or not the distribution of genetic diversity of β-defensin genes in our study population differed between 2 regions that strongly differ in their level of agricultural intensification. Adults are highly philopatric to their breeding sites and their immunological responses differ between these 2 regions. However, we found little evidence that the level and distribution of genetic variability differed between these heterogeneous environmental conditions. Further studies should aim to assess the link between genetic diversity of β-defensin genes and fitness-related traits in wild populations.
      PubDate: 2017-02-10
  • Up and Down the Blind Alley: Population Divergence with Scant Gene Flow in
           an Endangered Tropical Lineage of Andean Palms ( Ceroxylon quindiuense
           Clade: Ceroxyloideae)
    • Authors: Sanín M; Zapata P, Pintaud J, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractGiven the geographical complexity of the Andes, species distributions hold interesting information regarding the history of isolation and gene flow across geographic barriers and ecological gradients. Moreover, current threats to the region’s enormous plant diversity pose an additional challenge to the understanding of these patterns. We explored the geographic structure of genetic diversity within the Ceroxylon quindiuense species complex (wax palms) at a regional scale, using a model-based approach to disentangle the historical mechanisms by which these species have dispersed over a range encompassing 17° of latitude in the tropical Andes. A total of 10 microsatellite loci were cross-amplified in 8 populations of the 3 species comprising the C. quindiuense complex. Analyses performed include estimates of molecular diversity and genetic structure, testing for genetic bottlenecks and an evaluation of the colonization scenario under approximate Bayesian computation. We showed that there was a geographical diversity gradient reflecting the orogenetic pattern of the northern Andes and its end at the cordilleras facing the Caribbean Sea. A general pattern of diversity suggests that the cordilleras of Colombia have served as historical recipients of gene flow occurring only scantly along the northern Andes. We provided evidence of important isolation between the largest populations of this complex, suggesting that both historical constraints to dispersal but also current anthropogenic effects might explain the high levels of population structuring. We provide a list of advisable measures for conservation stakeholders.
      PubDate: 2017-02-10
  • Chromosomal Evolution and Cytotaxonomy in Wrasses (Perciformes; Labridae)
    • Authors: Almeida LH; Nunes LA, Bitencourt JA, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractThe wrasses (family Labridae) represent a suitable model to understand chromosomal evolution and to test the efficacy of cytotaxonomy since they display a remarkable karyotypic variation, rarely reported in marine Perciformes, as well as a high number of species and complex systematics. Therefore, we provided new chromosomal data in 5 labrids from South Atlantic (Doratonotus megalepis, Halichoeres dimidiatus, Halichoeres penrosei, Thalassoma noronhanum, and Xyrichtys novacula) and carried out a detailed comparative analysis of karyotypic data in Labridae using multivariate approaches. Basal diploid values (2n = 48) were observed in most of species studied in the present work but D. megalepis (2n = 46), along with distinct karyotype formulae. Single 18S rDNA sites interspersed with GC-rich heterochromatin were also commonly reported except for both Halichoeres species (2 18S rDNA-bearing pairs), following a species-specific pattern. These data show the high rates of chromosomal evolution in wrasses, ranging from microstructural rearrangements to centric fusions. A revision of chromosomal data in Labridae based on multivariate analysis of 74 taxa allowed inferring karyoevolutionary trends within tribes and genera of wrasses. The dendrogram obtained was in agreement with recent systematic hypotheses. In spite of the independent occurrence of some chromosomal rearrangements, karyoevolutionary trends could be identified within tribes of Labridae. Moreover, the karyotypic features are also suitable as cytotaxonomic markers of wrasses.
      PubDate: 2017-02-09
  • Phylogenetics of Kingsnakes, Lampropeltis getula Complex (Serpentes:
           Colubridae), in Eastern North America
    • Authors: Krysko KL; Nuñez LP, Newman CE, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractKingsnakes of the Lampropeltis getula complex range throughout much of temperate and subtropical North America. Studies over the last century have used morphology and color pattern to describe numerous subspecies. More recently, DNA analyses have made invaluable contributions to our understanding of their evolution and taxonomy. We use genetic and ecological methods to test previous hypotheses of distinct evolutionary lineages by examining 66 total snakes and 1) analyzing phylogeographic structure using 2 mtDNA loci and 1 nuclear locus, 2) estimating divergence dates and historical demography among lineages in a Bayesian coalescent framework, and 3) applying ecological niche modeling (ENM). Our molecular data and ENMs illustrate that 3 previously recognized subspecies in the eastern United States comprise well-supported monophyletic lineages that diverged during the Pleistocene. The geographic boundaries of these 3 lineages correspond closely to known biogeographic barriers (Florida peninsula, Appalachian Mountains, and Apalachicola River) previously identified for other plants and animals, indicating shared geographic influences on evolutionary history. We conclude that genetic, ecological, and morphological data support recognition of these 3 lineages as distinct species (Lampropeltis floridana, Lampropeltis getula, and Lampropeltis meansi).
      PubDate: 2017-01-27
  • Unstable Linkage of Molecular Markers with Sex Determination Gene in
           Pacific Salmon ( Oncorhynchus spp.)
    • Authors: Podlesnykh AV; Brykov VA, Kukhlevsky AD.
      Abstract: AbstractIn the present study, we tested the congruence between the sdY sex-specific marker and other commonly used male markers, located on the Y-chromosome, with the sex phenotypes in 5 species of Pacific salmon in Asian waters, including Chinook, chum, sockeye, masu, and pink salmon. We found that the localization of the sex-specific marker of both males and females of these species is not consistent with the phenotypic sex. Also, no linkage was found between noncoding markers and the sdY gene in the same species samples. Possible genetic and physiological mechanisms underlying this discrepancy are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
  • Response to Selection in Finite Locus Models with Nonadditive Effects
    • Authors: Esfandyari H; Henryon M, Berg P, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractUnder the finite-locus model in the absence of mutation, the additive genetic variation is expected to decrease when directional selection is acting on a population, according to quantitative-genetic theory. However, some theoretical studies of selection suggest that the level of additive variance can be sustained or even increased when nonadditive genetic effects are present. We tested the hypothesis that finite-locus models with both additive and nonadditive genetic effects maintain more additive genetic variance (VA) and realize larger medium- to long-term genetic gains than models with only additive effects when the trait under selection is subject to truncation selection. Four genetic models that included additive, dominance, and additive-by-additive epistatic effects were simulated. The simulated genome for individuals consisted of 25 chromosomes, each with a length of 1 M. One hundred bi-allelic QTL, 4 on each chromosome, were considered. In each generation, 100 sires and 100 dams were mated, producing 5 progeny per mating. The population was selected for a single trait (h2 = 0.1) for 100 discrete generations with selection on phenotype or BLUP-EBV. VA decreased with directional truncation selection even in presence of nonadditive genetic effects. Nonadditive effects influenced long-term response to selection and among genetic models additive gene action had highest response to selection. In addition, in all genetic models, BLUP-EBV resulted in a greater fixation of favorable and unfavorable alleles and higher response than phenotypic selection. In conclusion, for the schemes we simulated, the presence of nonadditive genetic effects had little effect in changes of additive variance and VA decreased by directional selection.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12
  • Chromosomal Mapping of Transposable Elements of the Rex Family in the
           Bristlenose Catfish, Ancistrus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae), from the
           Amazonian Region
    • Authors: Favarato R; Ribeiro L, Feldberg E, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractRepetitive DNA sequences are present in the genome of basically every known organism, and transposable elements (TE) are one of the most representative sequences involved in chromosomal rearrangements and the genomic evolution of eukaryotes. In fish, the non-LTR retrotransposon TEs, Rex1, Rex3, and Rex6, are widely distributed in fish genomes and are the best-characterized TEs in several species. In the current study, three of these retroelements were physically mapped, through fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), in 7 species (71 specimens) of the genus Ancistrus, known as bristlenose catfish: Ancistrus ranunculus, Ancistrus sp. 1 “Purus,” Ancistrus sp. 2 “Catalão,” Ancistrus dolichopterus, Ancistrus maximus, Ancistrus aff. dolichopterus, and Ancistrus dubius. Rex1, Rex3, and Rex6 showed a cluster distribution, mainly in the terminal and pericentromeric portions, in heterochromatic and euchromatic regions, and did not occur in sexual chromosomes; however, the number and position of the clusters varied between species. This TE distribution suggests its implication in the karyotypic evolution of these species, without affecting the rise of sexual chromosome systems in Ancistrus, in view of their chromosomal variation.
      PubDate: 2016-12-10
  • Phylogeography of the Small Indian Civet and Origin of Introductions to
           Western Indian Ocean Islands
    • Authors: Gaubert P; Patel RP, Veron G, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractThe biogeographic dynamics affecting the Indian subcontinent, East and Southeast Asia during the Plio-Pleistocene has generated complex biodiversity patterns. We assessed the molecular biogeography of the small Indian civet (Viverricula indica) through mitogenome and cytochrome b + control region sequencing of 89 historical and modern samples to (1) establish a time-calibrated phylogeography across the species’ native range and (2) test introduction scenarios to western Indian Ocean islands. Bayesian phylogenetic analyses identified 3 geographic lineages (East Asia, sister-group to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent + northern Indochina) diverging 3.2–2.3 million years ago (Mya), with no clear signature of past demographic expansion. Within Southeast Asia, Balinese populations separated from the rest 2.6–1.3 Mya. Western Indian Ocean populations were assigned to the Indian subcontinent + northern Indochina lineage and had the lowest mitochondrial diversity. Approximate Bayesian computation did not distinguish between single versus multiple introduction scenarios. The early diversification of the small Indian civet was likely shaped by humid periods in the Late Pliocene–Early Pleistocene that created evergreen rainforest barriers, generating areas of intra-specific endemism in the Indian subcontinent, East, and Southeast Asia. Later, Pleistocene dispersals through drier conditions in South and Southeast Asia were likely, giving rise to the species’ current natural distribution. Our molecular data supported the delineation of only 4 subspecies in V. indica, including an endemic Balinese lineage. Our study also highlighted the influence of prefirst millennium AD introductions to western Indian Ocean islands, with Indian and/or Arab traders probably introducing the species for its civet oil.
      PubDate: 2016-12-10
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