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BACKGROUND Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most abundant type of DNA sequence polymorphisms. Their higher availability and stability when compared to simple sequence repeats (SSRs) provide enhanced possibilities for genetic and breeding applications such as cultivar identification, construction of genetic maps, the assessment of genetic(More)
The growth of aquaculture as an industry has accelerated over the past decades; this has resulted in environmental damages and low productivity of various crops. The need for increased disease resistance, growth of aquatic organisms, and feed efficiency has brought about the use of probiotics in aquaculture practices. The first application of probiotics(More)
Although the shape of fish scales is useful for determining stock membership, the role of extrinsic (e.g. habitat, food type) and intrinsic (e.g. growth) factors in determining variation in fish scales shape has not been determined. This study examined whether fish scale shape changes as a result of compensatory growth in juveniles of the cyprinid roach,(More)
Dispersion of ventricular repolarization (DVR) is known to be an immediate precursor of potentially mortal arrhythmias. Recently, the duration of the ECG T-wave (TWD) has been proposed as an indicator of DVR. In this work, we have used computer simulations to quantify the relationship between the degree of DVR and the TWD. For this purpose, the Luo-Rudy(More)
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