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A novel category of major intrinsic proteins which share weak similarities with previously identified aquaporin subfamilies was recently identified in land plants, and named X (for unrecognized) intrinsic proteins (XIPs). Because XIPs are still ranked as uncharacterized proteins, their further molecular characterization is required. Herein, a systematic(More)
Interaction is crucial to student satisfaction in online courses. Adding synchronous components (virtual classroom technologies) to online courses can facilitate interaction. In this study, interaction within a synchronous virtual classroom was investigated by surveying 21 graduate students in an instructional technology program in the southeastern United(More)
PURPOSE Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is associated with mild cognitive deficits, especially language impairment. This study aimed to clarify whether children with BECTS with left- or right-hemispheric, or bilateral focus have specific neuropsychological language deficits when compared to healthy controls, whether these deficits(More)
Mobile technology opens the door for a new kind of learning called here and now learning that occurs when learners have access to information anytime and anywhere to perform authentic activities in the context of their learning. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of here and now mobile learning on student achievement and attitude. The(More)
Ethylene production and signalling play an important role in somatic embryogenesis, especially for species that are recalcitrant in in vitro culture. The AP2/ERF superfamily has been identified and classified in Hevea brasiliensis. This superfamily includes the ERFs involved in response to ethylene. The relative transcript abundance of ethylene biosynthesis(More)
This study investigated the effects of several elements of instruction (objectives, in,ormation, practice, examples and review) when they were combined in a systematic manner. College students enrolled in a computer literacy course used one of six different versions of a computer-based lesson delivered on the web to learn about input, processing, storage(More)
Ring-hydroxylating dioxygenases (RHDs) catalyze the initial oxidation step of a range of aromatic hydrocarbons including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). As such, they play a key role in the bacterial degradation of these pollutants in soil. Several polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods have been implemented to assess the diversity of RHDs(More)
Executive Summary The use of computers has become pervasive and essential in today's world. Most of the universities offer a basic computer literacy course to the students. To meet the demand of computer-literate graduates, it is important to determine what constitutes a desired computer literacy course and how they should be taught. Formative evaluation of(More)