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Seventeen strains of extra-slowly growing (ESG) soybean rhizobia isolated from root nodules of Glycine soja and Glycine max growing in five provinces (Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Shanxi, Hubei, and Anhui) in the People's Republic of China were compared with 48 reference strains belonging to the genera Bradyrhizobium, Rhizobium, and Agrobacterium by performing a(More)
Sheep pulmonary adenomatosis (SPA) is a contagious and experimentally transmissible lung cancer of sheep resembling human bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma. A type D retrovirus, known as jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV), has been associated with the etiology of SPA, but its exact role in the induction of the tumor has not been clear due to the lack of (i) a(More)
Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) is the causative agent of a transmissible lung cancer of sheep known as ovine pulmonary carcinoma. Recently, we have found that the expression of the JSRV envelope (Env) is sufficient to transform mouse NIH 3T3 cells in classical transformation assays. To further investigate the mechanisms of JSRV oncogenesis, we generated(More)
Integrated into the sheep genome are 15 to 20 copies of type D endogenous loci that are highly related to two exogenous oncogenic viruses, jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) and enzootic nasal tumor virus (ENTV). The exogenous viruses cause infectious neoplasms of the respiratory tract in small ruminants. In this study, we molecularly cloned three intact(More)
An association between reduced susceptibility to echinocandins and changes in the 1,3-beta-d-glucan synthase (GS) subunit Fks1p was investigated. Specific mutations in fks1 genes from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans mutants are described that are necessary and sufficient for reduced susceptibility to the echinocandin drug caspofungin. One(More)
A liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) was developed for the analysis of neurotoxins β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) and 2,4-diaminobutyric acid (DAB), using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) scan mode. Oasis-MCX and Strata-X-C polymeric cation-exchange cartridges were used(More)
AIMS Shanyin County is one of the most severe endemic arsenism affected areas in China but micro-organisms that potentially release arsenic from sediments to groundwater have not been studied. Our aim was to identify bacteria with the potential to metabolize or transform arsenic in the sediments. METHODS AND RESULTS Culture and nonculture-based molecular(More)
Different from traditional social networks, the location-based social networks allow people to share their locations according to location-tagged user-generated contents, such as checkins, trajectories, text, photos, etc. In location-based social networks, which are based on users' checkins, people could share his or her location according to checkin while(More)
A bioactive fraction (GLIS) was isolated from the fruiting body of the fungus Ganoderma lucidum using successive chromatographic steps. GLIS is a proteoglycan and has a carbohydrate: protein ratio of 11.5 : 1. The carbohydrate portion is composed of seven different monosaccharides, predominantly D-glucose, D-galactose and D-mannose in the molar ratio of 3.0(More)
We have clearly discriminated the single-, bilayer-, and multiple-layer graphene (<10 layers) on Si substrate with a 285 nm SiO2 capping layer by using contrast spectra, which were generated from the reflection light of a white light source. Calculations based on Fresnel's law are in excellent agreement with the experimental results (deviation 2%). The(More)