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Mercury (Hg) is one of the top toxic metals in environment and it poses a great risk to organisms. This study aimed to elucidate the toxic effects of Hg(2+) on energy conversion of photosystem I (PSI) and photosystem II (PSII), membrane potential and proton gradient of Microsorium pteropus (an aquatic plant species). Contents of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b(More)
The domestication of cattle is generally accepted to have taken place in two independent centres: around 10,500 years ago in the Near East, giving rise to modern taurine cattle, and two millennia later in southern Asia, giving rise to zebu cattle. Here we provide firmly dated morphological and genetic evidence for early Holocene management of taurine cattle(More)
BACKGROUND The ability to manage and leverage family history information in the electronic health record (EHR) is crucial to delivering high-quality clinical care. OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate existing standards in representing relative information, examine this information documented in EHRs, and develop a natural language processing (NLP) application(More)
Accurate and reliable dating of paleosols, animal remains, and artifacts is of crucial importance in reconstructing environmental change and understanding the interrelationship between human activities and natural environments. Dating different materials in the same sample can help resolve problems such as soil carbon sources and carbon storage state.(More)
Based on the analyses results of the major and trace elements of the acid soluble (AS) and insoluble (AI) fractions of the Shell Bar section from the Qaidam Basin(QB) in the NE Tibetan Plateau(TP), and the correlations between the related elements and their ratios, the depositional environment of the section was discussed. The results show that the major(More)
Sediments from Xinyun Lake in central Yunnan, southwest China, provide a record of environmental history since the Holocene. With the application of multi-proxy indicators (total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), δ13C and δ15N isotopes, C/N ratio, grain size, magnetic susceptibility (MS) and CaCO3 content), as well as accelerator mass spectrometry(More)
Ethyl carbamate (EC) in wine, grain spirits and wine sauce (145 samples) was analysed using solid-phase extraction and stable isotope dilution GC/MS. Samples were obtained from markets in eight areas (Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Handan, Qinhuangdao, Langfang, Zhangjiakou, Xingtai and Cangzhou) of Hebei Province, China. The method had a limit of detection of 2 µg(More)
An electrophoretically slowly moving hemoglobin variant, Hb Quin-Hai was found in an 8-year-old boy and in his father, during a survey for abnormal hemoglobins in Quin-Hai County, Hainan Island, Guangdong, P.R.C. Both carriers were clinically and hematologically normal. Structural studies indicated a new variant beta 78 (EF2) Leu replaced by Arg.
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