Iman El Mansouri

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An efficient and reliable method for shoot regeneration from leaf disks of Fragaria vesca L. has been developed. This protocol has been successfully employed to obtain transformed plants using Agrobacterium tumefaciens as gene vector. Murashige and Skoog basal medium supplemented with benzyladenine (4 mg/l) and indole-3-butyric acid (0.25 mg/l) induced the(More)
In this paper we describe a simple and efficient DNA extraction protocol for Fragaria species, a highly recalcitrant genus due to the large amount of polyphenols and polymeric carbohydrates present in strawberry tissues. The protocol yields a high quality DNA that can be amplified by polymerase chain reaction and digested with restriction endonucleases.
The aim of this phenomenological research study carried out in Iran was to capture the meaning of patients' rights from the lived experiences of patients and their companions. To achieve this, 12 semistructured interviews were conducted during 2005 in a teaching hospital in Tehran with patients and/or their companions. In addition, extensive field notes(More)
This paper investigates the ability of four artificial intelligence techniques, including artificial neural network (ANN), radial basis neural network (RBNN), adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) with grid partitioning, and ANFIS with fuzzy c-means clustering, to predict the peak and residual conditions of actively confined concrete. A large(More)
This paper investigates the effectiveness of four different soft computing methods, namely radial basis neural network (RBNN), adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) with subtractive clustering (ANFIS-SC), ANFIS with fuzzy c-means clustering (ANFIS-FCM) and M5 model tree (M5Tree), for predicting the ultimate strength and strain of concrete cylinders(More)
This paper deals with the convergence acceleration of iterative nonlinear methods. An effective iterative algorithm, named the three–point method, is applied to nonlinear analysis of structures. In terms of computational cost, each iteration of the three–point method requires three evaluations of the function. In this study the effective functions have been(More)
Strengthening of masonry members using externally bonded (EB) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites has become a famous structural strengthening method over the past decade due to the popular advantages of FRP composites, including their high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. In this study, gene expression programming (GEP),(More)
There are several challenges to widespread commercialisation of the technology hydrogen fuel-cell technology; including reliability and cost implications, infrastructure requirements, and safety aspects of the upcoming technology. Targeted policy initiatives are required to address two significant bottlenecks; reliability and cost constraints. Such policy(More)
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