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The draft genome of the pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) using a combination of BAC-by-BAC and next-generation sequencing is reported. A 512.0-Mb sequence corresponding to 97.1% of the estimated genome size of this highly heterozygous species is assembled with 194× coverage. High-density genetic maps comprising 2005 SNP markers anchored 75.5% of the sequence to(More)
The Tibetan hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L. var. nudum), also called "Qingke" in Chinese and "Ne" in Tibetan, is the staple food for Tibetans and an important livestock feed in the Tibetan Plateau. The diploid nature and adaptation to diverse environments of the highland give it unique resources for genetic research and crop improvement. Here we produced(More)
Lipid rafts are cholesterol- and sphingolipid-rich membrane microdomains that have been shown to participate in the entry, assembly and budding of various viruses. However, their involvement in HBV replication remains poorly characterized. In a preliminary study, we observed that HBV release could be markedly impaired by methyl-β-cyclodextrin mediated(More)
Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and turkey berry (S. torvum Sw.), a wild ally of eggplant with promising multi-disease resistance traits, are of great economic, medicinal and genetic importance, but genomic resources for these species are lacking. In the present study, we sequenced the transcriptomes of eggplant and turkey berry to accelerate research on(More)
Orchids make up about 10% of all seed plant species, have great economical value, and are of specific scientific interest because of their renowned flowers and ecological adaptations. Here, we report the first draft genome sequence of a lithophytic orchid, Dendrobium catenatum. We predict 28,910 protein-coding genes, and find evidence of a whole genome(More)
With the rapid growth of general aircraft and lack of ground facilities, air traffic control and aeronautical communication system face huge pressure, especially in low-altitude airspace. Aeronautical ad hoc networks (AANETs) are large scale multi-hop wireless network of aircraft, which could provide direct air-to-air communication between aircraft without(More)
Biomarkers are currently widely used to diagnose diseases, monitor treatments, and evaluate potential drug candidates. Research of differential Omics accelerate the advancements of biomarkers' discovery. By extracting biological knowledge from the 'omics' through integration, integrative system biology creates predictive models of cells, organs, biochemical(More)
WRKY transcription factors, which play critical roles in stress responses, have not been characterized in eggplant or its wild relative, turkey berry. The recent availability of RNA-sequencing data provides the opportunity to examine WRKY genes from a global perspective. We identified 50 and 62 WRKY genes in eggplant (SmelWRKYs) and turkey berry(More)
Many cancer cells utilize aerobic glycolysis (also known as the 'Warburg effect'), instead of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, to generate the energy necessary for diverse cellular processes. In tumor cells, mitochondria play more important roles in anabolism, for instance, de novo lipid biosynthesis and glutamine-dependent anaplerosis to fuel(More)
In situ photopolymerized hydrogel dressings create minimally invasive methods that offer advantages over the use of preformed dressings such as conformability in any wound bed, convenience of application, and improved patient compliance and comfort. Here, we report an in situ-formed hydrogel membrane through ultraviolet cross-linking of a(More)