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The quality of cotton fiber is determined by its final length and strength, which is a function of primary and secondary cell wall deposition. Using a comparative proteomics approach, we identified 104 proteins from cotton ovules 10 days postanthesis with 93 preferentially accumulated in the wild type and 11 accumulated in the fuzzless-lintless mutant.(More)
— Indoor positioning systems based on Wireless LAN (WLAN) are being widely investigated in academia and industry. Meanwhile, the emerging low-cost MEMS sensors can also be used as another independent positioning source. In this paper, we propose a pedestrian tracking framework based on particle filters, which extends the typical WLAN-based indoor(More)
OBJECTIVES Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is highly prevalent in hospitals in many Asian countries. Recent emergence of community-associated (CA) MRSA worldwide has added another serious concern to the epidemiology of S. aureus infections. To understand the changing epidemiology of S. aureus infections in Asian countries, we performed a(More)
Antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a serious concern worldwide, particularly in Asian countries, despite the introduction of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). The Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ANSORP) performed a prospective surveillance study of 2,184 S. pneumoniae isolates collected from(More)
This paper solves a long-standing open problem in mathematical nance: to nd a solution to the problem of maximizing utility from terminal wealth of an agent with a random endowment process, in the general, semimartingale model for incomplete markets, and to characterize it via the associated dual problem. We show that this is indeed possible if the dual(More)
In order to achieve higher load balancing, it is necessary to solve irregular block redistribution problems , which are different from regular block-cyclic redistribution. High Performance Fortran version 2 (HPF-2) provides irregular distribution functionalities, such as GEN BLOCK and INDIRECT. This paper is devoted to develop an efficient algorithm that(More)
Staphylococcus aureus from bacteraemia at multiple hospitals in China were genetically characterised to improve understanding of its epidemiology. A total of 236 consecutive, non-duplicate S. aureus bacteraemia isolates were collected at 16 Chinese hospitals. Isolates were characterised by antimicrobial resistance, 19 toxin genes, agr alleles, multilocus(More)