Feng-Min Li

Neil C. Turner4
Yan-Lei Du2
Jing-Wei Fan2
4Neil C. Turner
2Yan-Lei Du
2Jing-Wei Fan
2Jairo A. Palta
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Quantification of vegetation cover can facilitate an improved understanding of ecosystem function and crop yield. Current methods of cover measurement can be divided into field surveys and remote sensing, with their associated advantages and disadvantages. Digital camera images provide high temporal and spatial resolution at low cost than satellite images.(More)
A pot experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of the non-protein amino acid, β-aminobutyric acid (BABA), on the homeostasis between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant defence during progressive soil drying, and its relationship with the accumulation of abscisic acid (ABA), water use, grain yield, and desiccation tolerance in two spring(More)
The productivity of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) is limited by phosphorus (P) deficiency and drought on alkaline soils in northwest China. The aim of this study was to identify the morphological and physiological responses of roots to P- and moisture-limited conditions in an alkaline soil. A pot experiment compared the growth and root characteristics of an(More)
  • Zi-Qiang Yuan, Kai-Liang Yu, Bin-Xian Wang, Wang-Yun Zhang, Xu-Long Zhang, Kadambot H. M. Siddique +3 others
  • 2015
Understanding the relationships between vegetative and environmental variables is important for revegetation and ecosystem management on the Loess Plateau, China. Lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) has been widely used in the region to improve revegetation, soil and water conservation, and to enhance livestock production. However, there is little information on(More)
  • Pu-Fang Li, Zheng-Guo Cheng, Bao-Luo Ma, Jairo A. Palta, Hai-Yan Kong, Fei Mo +7 others
  • 2014
We examined three different-ploidy wheat species to elucidate the development of aboveground architecture and its domesticated mechanism under environment-controlled field conditions. Architecture parameters including leaf, stem, spike and canopy morphology were measured together with biomass allocation, leaf net photosynthetic rate and instantaneous water(More)
Slow-release fertilizers could improve the productivity of field crops and reduce environmental pollution. So far, no slow-release fertilizers are suited for maize cultivation in semiarid areas of China. Therefore, we tested attapulgite-coated fertilizers. Attapulgite-coated fertilizers were prepared by dividing chemical fertilizers into three parts(More)
Caragana species are widespread in northwest China. However, species in semiarid areas of Inner Mongolia experience summer and autumn rainfall, whereas morphologically similar close relatives in arid areas in Xinjiang Province experience wet springs, but hot dry summers. We hypothesize that the differences among species in response to soil drought help to(More)
AIM AND METHODS By using blind whole-cell recording techniques, the dynamic properties of voltage-gated Ca2+ channel of CA1 pyramidal neuron in rat hippocampal slices were investigated. RESULTS The voltage-gated Ca2+ channel of CA1 pyramidal neuron in rat hippocampal slices has following features: (1) The threshold potential of activation is relatively(More)
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