Roots are involved in acquisition of water and nutrients, as well as in providing structural support to plant. The root system provides a dynamic model for developmental analysis. Here, we investigated quantitative trait loci (QTL), dynamic conditional QTL and epistatic interactions for seedling root traits using an upland cotton F2 population and a… (More)
Recently, high levels of neurotrophic factors have been found in bronchial asthma; these factors include nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, and leukemia inhibitory factor, among others. Neurotrophic factors are first synthesized in bronchial epithelial cells, immune cells, and other cells in the airway; they are then taken up by the… (More)
Text statistics are frequently used in stylometry and cryptography studies. In this paper, some text statistics tools are developed in ISO Prolog for natural language processing. Details are given on the usage of 21 user-callable predicates. Logic and limitations of the program are also discussed.
A Bayesian approach was applied to river water quality modeling (WQM) for load and parameter estimation. A distributed-source model (DSM) was used as the basic model to support load reduction and effective water quality management in the Hun-Taizi River system, northeastern China. Water quality was surveyed at 18 sites weekly from 1995 to 2004; biological… (More)
Excessive application of mineral fertilizers wastes resources and contaminates the environment. Alternative natural substitutes could solve those issues. Here, we hypothesize that organic compost may increase soil biological fertility more effectively than mineral fertilizers, and that effective microorganisms could improve the effects of traditional… (More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine the association between apolipoprotein E (APOE) polymorphism and metabolic syndrome (MetS) among Uyghur ethnic men in Xinjiang, China. PARTICIPANTS A total of 482 patients with MetS and 510 healthy sex-matched and age-matched controls were recruited from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The… (More)