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Double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) targeted against essential genes can trigger a lethal RNA interference (RNAi) response in insect pests. The application of this concept in plant protection is hampered by the presence of an endogenous plant RNAi pathway that processes dsRNAs into short interfering RNAs. We found that long dsRNAs can be stably produced in(More)
This paper describes an approach to characterize camera and object motions based on the analysis of spatio temporal image volumes In the spatio temporal slices of image volumes motion is depicted as oriented patterns We propose a tensor histogram computation algorithm to represent these patterns The motion tra jectories in a histogram are tracked to(More)
Membrane contact sites (MCS) between organelles are proposed as nexuses for the exchange of lipids, small molecules, and other signals crucial to cellular function and homeostasis. Various protein complexes, such as the endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondrial encounter structure (ERMES), function as dynamic molecular tethers between organelles. Here, we report(More)
The rapid increase in the prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) worldwide underscores an urgent need to identify biomarkers for the early detection of CHF. Post-translational modifications (PTMs) are associated with many critical signaling events during disease progression and thus offer a plethora of candidate biomarkers. We have employed a top-down(More)
Glycine betaine (GlyBet), a quaternary ammonium compound, functions as an osmoprotectant in many organisms including plants. Previous research has shown that over-expression of enzymes for GlyBet biosynthesis in transgenic plants improved abiotic stress tolerance, but so far no study on the effects of plastid-expression of choline monooxygenase, the enzyme(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of early administration of Lactobacillus fermentum I5007 on intestinal development and microbial composition in the gastrointestinal tract using a neonatal piglet model. Full-term 4 day old piglets, fed with milk replacer, were divided into a control group (given placebo of 0.1% peptone water) and a L.(More)
This study aims to investigate the neurostructural foundations of the human personality in young adults. High-resolution structural T1-weighted MR images of 71 healthy young individuals were processed using voxel-based morphometric (VBM) approach. Multiple regression analyses were performed to identify the associations between personality traits and gray(More)
In this paper, we present a practical and provably secure two-pass AKE protocol from ideal lattices, which is conceptually simple and has similarities to the Diffie-Hellman based protocols such as HMQV (CRYPTO 2005) and OAKE (CCS 2013). Our protocol does not rely on other cryptographic primitives—in particular, it does not use signatures—simplifying the(More)
One of the major issues raised by Digital Rights Management systems concerns the protection of the user¡ ̄s privacy and anonymous consumption of content. However, most existing license management schemes for DRM systems do not support the protection of user privacy. Moreover, some other schemes such as PrecePt can only bind the license with a specified(More)