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Representing a basal branch of arachnids, scorpions are known as 'living fossils' that maintain an ancient anatomy and are adapted to have survived extreme climate changes. Here we report the genome sequence of Mesobuthus martensii, containing 32,016 protein-coding genes, the most among sequenced arthropods. Although M. martensii appears to evolve(More)
The video track is added into TREC-10, composed of two tasks, automatic shot boundary detection and video retrieval. In this year, we (MSR-Asia) participated in the video track, focusing on shot boundary detection task. Our work is to find out all of boundaries the shot changes by a fast algorithm based on uncompressed domain. In our algorithm, all of(More)
In this report, the AdaBoost algorithm is applied to multi-class 3D gesture recognition problem. The performance of AdaBoost is compared across different base classifiers and between different data sets. One method of improving AdaBoost by regularizing the distribution weights is also presented and discussed.
We explore the design space of using direct finger input in conjunction with a deformable physical prop for the creation and manipulation of conceptual 3D geometric models. The user sculpts virtual models by manipulating the space on, into, and around the physical prop, in an extension of the types of manipulations one would perform on traditional modeling(More)
Plants have large diverse families of small secreted proteins (SSPs) that play critical roles in the processes of development, differentiation, defense, flowering, stress response, symbiosis, etc. Oryza sativa is one of the major crops worldwide and an excellent model for monocotyledonous plants. However, there had not been any effort to systematically(More)
OBJECTIVE To induce fluoride-resistant mutants of Streptococcus sobrinus in vitro and to study the acidogenic and acid tolerance of fluoride-resistant strains. METHODS Fluoride-resistant mutants 6715-FR and S1-FR were obtained by subculturing S. sobrinus 6715 and freshly isolated S. sobrinus SSMU-S1 to media TSA or TSB, which contained different(More)
Rex, a transcriptional repressor that modulates its DNA-binding activity in response to NADH/NAD(+) ratio, has recently been found to play a role in the solventogenic shift of Clostridium acetobutylicum. Here, we combined a comparative genomic reconstruction of Rex regulons in 11 diverse clostridial species with detailed experimental characterization of(More)
We previously reported that, based on clone-based sequencing (CBS), hepatitis B virus (HBV) heterogeneity within the reverse transcriptase (RT) region was a predictor of antiviral efficacy. Here, by comparing ultradeep pyrosequencing (UDPS), i.e., next-generation sequencing (NGS), with CBS in characterizing the genetic heterogeneity of HBV quasispecies(More)
MPSQ (multi-protein-states query) is a web-based tool for the discovery of protein states (e.g. biological interactions, covalent modifications, cellular localizations). In particular, large sets of genes can be used to search for enriched state transition network maps (NMs) and features facilitating the interpretation of genomic-scale experiments such as(More)
Titanate nanofibers containing silver have been demonstrated through the experiments reported herein to have effective antifungal and antiproliferative activities in the presence of UV light. The titanate nanofibers containing silver can be fabricated by means of ion exchange followed by a topochemical process in an environment suitable for reductive(More)