Hong-Qing Wang

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Anthocyanin biosynthesis requires the activities of several enzymes in vivo. Flavanone 3-hydroxylase (F3H) converts flavanone into dihydroflavanol at an early step in the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway. In this study we constructed an RNAi gene-silencing vector that encodes a hairpin F3H RNA. Agrobacterium strain GV3101 harboring the F3H RNAi vector was(More)
OBJECTIVES Interleukin 18 (IL-18) is a regulatory cytokine that degrades the disc matrix. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) stimulates synthesis of the disc extracellular matrix. However, the combined effects of BMP-2 and IL-18 on human intervertebral disc degeneration have not previously been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
This study investigated a novel method of fusing visible (VIS) and infrared (IR) images with the major objective of obtaining higher-resolution IR images. Most existing image fusion methods focus only on visual performance and many fail to consider the thermal physical properties of the IR images, leading to spectral distortion in the fused image. In this(More)
Tumorigenic Agrobacterium-induced crown gall disease significantly limits the production of peach, cherry, and other fruit trees in China. Thus, the rapid detection of pathogens is necessary for disease prediction and management. In this study, we designed the primer pair ipt 3F/ipt 3R on the basis of the ipt gene. This primer pair effectively amplified a(More)
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