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Crop production in China has been greatly improved by increasing phosphorus (P) fertilizer input, but overuse of P by farmers has caused low use efficiency, increasing environmental risk and accumulation of P in soil. From 1980 to 2007, average 242 kg P ha−1 accumulated in soil, resulting in average soil Olsen P increasing from 7.4 to 24.7 mg kg−1. China is(More)
The effect of colonization with the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus Glomus mosseae (Nicol. & Gerd.) Gerdemann & Trappe on the growth and physiology of NaCl-stressed maize plants (Zea mays L. cv. Yedan 13) was examined in the greenhouse. Maize plants were grown in sand with 0 or 100 mM NaCl and at two phosphorus (P) (0.05 and 0.1 mM) levels for 34 days,(More)
Weeds are one of the major constraints in oilseed Brassica production. Use of effective herbicides to control weeds in the fields is one of the major objectives of agronomists. To improve weed control efficacy and minimize the application costs, complex combinations of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and a new postemergence herbicide, propyl(More)
The PathoSystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC) is one of eight Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID) to create a data and analysis resource for selected NIAID priority pathogens, specifically proteobacteria of the genera Brucella, Rickettsia and Coxiella, and corona-, calici-(More)
The main objective of the present study was to investigate phosphorus (P) dynamics in the rhizosphere of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum durum L.) and common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown in monocropping and intercropping systems with nitrate supply. Wheat and common bean were grown either alone or in association in a cropping device with a thin (1 mm)(More)
Excessive nitrogen (N) fertilizer application and poor timing of N fertilizer application to winter wheat are common problems on the North China Plain. To study the possibilities of optimizing the timing and rate of N application, a field experiment was conducted from 1999 to 2001 in a suburb of Beijing. A control (no nitrogen) and two N fertilization(More)
Differentially expressed genes in eggplant (Solanum torvum SW) during root infection with Verticillium dahliae were identified using cDNA-amplified restriction fragment polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) approach. A total of 140 differential transcript-derived fragments (TDFs) were isolated, in which 79 TDFs were up-regulated, and 34 TDFs were down-regulated after(More)
Antagonism of the glucagon receptor (GCGR) represents a potential approach for treating diabetes. Cpd-A, a potent and selective GCGR antagonist (GRA) was studied in preclinical models to assess its effects on alpha cells. Studies were conducted with Cpd-A to examine the effects on glucose-lowering efficacy, its effects in combination with a dipeptidyl(More)
White lupin plants (Lupinus albus L. cv. Kiev) were grown in soil columns under controlled conditions at 20/12 °C (12/12 h) for 76 d to investigate the effect of phosphorus (P) deficiency on root-induced acidification and excess cation uptake by N2-fixing plants. Phosphorus was added in each column as FePO4 at a level of 10 (limited P) or 200 μg P g−1(More)
The genomic regions controlling caryopsis dormancy and seedling desiccation tolerance were identified using 152 F4 lines derived from a cross between Mona, a Swedish cultivar, and an Israeli xeric wild barley Hordeum spontaneum genotype collected at Wadi Qilt, Israel. Dormancy, the inability of a viable seed to germinate, and desiccation tolerance, the(More)