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We report an improved draft nucleotide sequence of the 2.3-gigabase genome of maize, an important crop plant and model for biological research. Over 32,000 genes were predicted, of which 99.8% were placed on reference chromosomes. Nearly 85% of the genome is composed of hundreds of families of transposable elements, dispersed nonuniformly across the genome.(More)
SUMMARY The continuous growth of the biomedical scientific literature has been motivating the development of text-mining tools able to efficiently process all this information. Although numerous domain-specific solutions are available, there is no web-based concept-recognition system that combines the ability to select multiple concept types to annotate, to(More)
MOTIVATION The recognition of named entities (NER) is an elementary task in biomedical text mining. A number of NER solutions have been proposed in recent years, taking advantage of available annotated corpora, terminological resources and machine-learning techniques. Currently, the best performing solutions combine the outputs from selected annotation(More)
The continuous growth of the biomedi-cal literature and the need to efficiently find and extract information from its content led to the development of various text mining tools. More recently, these tools started being integrated in user-friendly applications facilitating their use by expert database curators. However, these tools were mainly designed to(More)
MAP is a suspected zoonotic pathogen and the causative agent of Johne’s Disease in cattle and other ruminant animals. With over $1 billion dollars in loss to the dairy industry due to Johne’s Disease, efforts to eliminate or reduce MAP from cattle are of importance. The purpose of this study was to determine if daily intake of probiotics could eliminate or(More)
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