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Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.), a legume crop in arid and semi-arid areas, is widely acknowledged as highly drought tolerant. We report here an analysis of grass pea and garden pea seedlings stressed with 20% polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG) for five days. While leaf margins of grass pea curled inward after PEG stress, leaves of pea failed to display this(More)
NADPH oxidases are the major sources of reactive oxygen species in cardiovascular, neural, and kidney cells. The NADPH oxidase 5 (NOX5) gene is present in humans but not rodents. Because Nox isoforms in renal proximal tubules (RPTs) are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension, we tested the hypothesis that NOX5 is differentially expressed in RPT cells(More)
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)
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)
Cancer is one of the main causes of threats to human life. Identification of anticancer peptides is important for developing effective anticancer drugs. In this paper, we developed an improved predictor to identify the anticancer peptides. The amino acid composition (AAC), the average chemical shifts (acACS) and the reduced amino acid composition (RAAC)(More)
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)
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)
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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