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OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of, and discuss factors contributing to, household second-hand smoke exposure in six counties in China, providing scientific support for the need to establish tobacco control measures in these areas. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was performed. Investigators conducted face-to-face interviews using a standardised(More)
Chilling stress impedes growth, development, and productivity of maize (Zea mays L.). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses at the post-transcriptional level. Although some miRNAs have been identified in maize, little is known about the miRNAs that accumulate differently in the response to chilling stress.(More)
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