Cristina Popescu

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In view of growing interest in understanding how biodiversity affects ecosystem functioning, we investigated effects of riparian plant diversity on litter decomposition in forest streams. Leaf litter from 10 deciduous tree species was collected during natural leaf fall at two locations (Massif Central in France and Carpathians in Romania) and exposed in the(More)
Responses to environmental stresses in higher plants are controlled by a complex web of abscisic acid (ABA)-dependent and independent signaling pathways. To perform genetic screens for identification of novel Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) loci involved in the control of abiotic stress responses, a complementary DNA (cDNA) expression library was created(More)
Impaired hair at blepharo-ciliaris area by dermatophytes is a rare clinical entity. This infection is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed, being mistakenly referred to as an infection of bacterial origin. Herein, we present a rare case of tinea blepharo-ciliaris associated with tinea barbae in an adult male. Considering the two lesions of the patient,(More)
The Drosophila melanogaster gene diskette (also known as dik or dAda3) encodes a protein 29% identical to human ADA3, a subunit of GCN5-containing histone acetyltransferase (HAT) complexes. The fly dADA3 is a major contributor to oogenesis, and it is also required for somatic cell viability. dADA3 localizes to chromosomes, and it is significantly reduced in(More)
Puffs in the polytene chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster are characteristic of sites of high-level active transcription which can be observed directly under the microscope. We studied the dependence of puff formation on chromatin modifications at a site where a GAL4-inducible transgene is located in the 61C7 cytological region. Immunostaining of salivary(More)
rigorous statistical analyses were performed applying factorial designof 23. Total coliformQuantificationwasapplied as ameasure fordisinfectionefficiency. Itwas found that increasingpower, treatment time or both had a positive effect on total coliform reduction, whereas increasing the off period of pulsed ultrasound resulted in lower total coliform(More)
Degradation of wood, being a natural process, leads to destruction of wooden objects of historic and cultural value, resulting in loss of cultural heritage. Wood can survive centuries or even thousands of years, if kept in an environment, which limits microbial activity. In an unfavourable environment physical, chemical and morphological modifications of(More)
This paper describes the design of a professional development workshop on integrating robotics at the elementary and secondary school curriculum. The workshop was designed to support STEM education through teacher education at the university and post-university level. Moreover, the workshop leveraged the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and an(More)
V. A. Popescu, Commercial Academy of Satu-Mare and Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania Gh. N. Popescu, C. R. Popescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania The paper focuses on competitiveness and sustainability in the context of a modern economic approach to industrial policy, presenting a case study on Romania. The paper shows(More)
OBJECTIVES Uterine artery Doppler flow studies during the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy are important in the prediction of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction in pregnant women as well as in the prevention thereof. METHODS Our study on Doppler flow indices of the uterine arteries involved 168 patients examined in our clinic, with(More)