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BACKGROUND A solid-state anaerobic digestion method is used to produce biogas from various solid wastes in China but the efficiency of methane production requires constant improvement. The diversity and abundance of relevant microorganisms play important roles in methanogenesis of biomass. The next-generation high-throughput pyrosequencing platform(More)
BACKGROUND Non-coding RNA molecules, such as microRNAs, may play an important role in carcinogenesis. Recent studies have indicated that microRNAs are involved in initiation and progression of various malignancies. However, little work has been done to compare the microRNA expression patterns in oral cancer. In this study, we constructed an animal model of(More)
—This paper investigates the loss characteristics of several commercial rf magnetic materials for power conversion applications in the 10 MHz to 100 MHz range. A measurement method is proposed that provides a direct measurement of inductor quality factor Q L as a function of inductor current at rf frequencies, and enables indirect calculation of core loss(More)
Statistical models are widely used to explore relationships between aggregate variables in a land-use system by inductively fitting empirical data, for example with regression models. Seldom do researchers know whether, and if so how much, the relationships thus obtained reflect the underlying mechanisms, because of uncertainties existing in the system of(More)
Aspergillus niger has an extraordinary potential to produce organic acids as proven by its application in industrial citric acid production. Previously, it was shown that expression of the cis-aconitate decarboxylase gene (cadA) from Aspergillus terreus converted A. niger into an itaconic acid producer (Li et al., Fungal Genet Bio 48: 602–611, 2011). After(More)
BACKGROUND Aspergillus niger was selected as a host for producing itaconic acid due to its versatile and tolerant character in various growth environments, and its extremely high capacity of accumulating the precursor of itaconic acid: citric acid. Expressing the CAD gene from Aspergillus terreus opened the metabolic pathway towards itaconic acid in A.(More)
This study explored the neural correlates of morality and disgust, particularly, how the mechanisms that mediate our avoidance of physically disgusting and morally abhorrent behaviors are neurologically dissociated during the time-course of processing. Twelve participants were asked to judge the acceptability of different types of behaviors, which varied in(More)