Dan Hong Zhang

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Poor preservation of plant macroremains in the acid soils of southern subtropical China has hampered understanding of prehistoric diets in the region and of the spread of domesticated rice southwards from the Yangtze River region. According to records in ancient books and archaeological discoveries from historical sites, it is presumed that roots and tubers(More)
The cooling effects of urban parks, which form " Park Cool Island " (PCI), can help decrease land surface temperature (LST) and mitigate urban heat island (UHI) effects. PCI intensity largely depends on the characteristics of urban parks. The relationship between PCI intensity and urban park characteristics such as urban park size has been well documented.(More)
T-DNA insertional mutagenesis is a powerful tool in Arabidopsis functional genomics research. Previous studies have developed thermal asymmetric interlaced polymerase chain reaction (TAIL-PCR) as an efficient strategy in isolation of DNA sequences adjacent to known sequences in T-DNA tagged mutants. However, a number of problems are encountered when(More)
The masked palm civet (Paguma larvata) is one of the most common mesocarnivores in the mountain ecosystem of Southwest China, where mesocarnivores may play critical roles due to loss of apex predators. Given their elusive nature, genetic analysis based on noninvasive survey techniques is a promising approach to determine the population dynamics and(More)
Urban forest is considered as the most important component of urban green infrastructure and can make vital contributions to urban biodiversity. Understanding the species composition and diversity of urban forest is important for urban biodiversity enrichment. In this study, we evaluated the urban forest woody plant diversity and spatial pattern in(More)
The zona pellucida 3 (ZP3) plays a crucial role in reproductive immunology. We obtained a full-length cDNA encoding Chinese zokor ZP3, using rapid amplification of cDNA ends-polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR). The cDNA contains an open reading frame of 1269 nucleotides encoding a polypeptide of 422 amino acid residues. The amino acid sequence has a high(More)
In the asymmetric unit of the title polymeric compound, [Co(C(8)H(4)O(4))(C(5)H(5)N)(2)](n), there are two crystallographically independent Co(II) atoms, each of which is six-coordinated in a distorted octa-hedral geometry by four O atoms from benzene-dicarboxyl-ate anions and two N atoms from pyridine ligands. The benzene-dicarboxyl-ate dianions bridge the(More)