Jianhong Xu

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Deoxynivalenol (DON), one of the trichothecene mycotoxins, is a worldwide contaminant of wheat and barley, especially when infected by Fusarium graminearum, the causative agent of an epidemic wheat disease called Fusarium Head Blight. Because of the high risk of DON ingestion and the possibility of frequent exposure, it is important to develop a rapid and(More)
Members of the Fusarium graminearum species complex (FGSC) cause Fusarium head blight in small cereal grains all over the world. To determine the species and trichothecene chemotype composition and population structure of FGSC in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, an area where epidemics occur regularly, 891 isolates were collected in two consecutive years (2011(More)
A 60 years old chinese male scheduled for a removal of an intracardiac mass occupying majority of right ventricular space, right ventricular outflow tract and pulmonary artery. The giant cardiac mass was later diagnosed pathologically as metastatic liposarcoma. The patient had a history of surgical removal of myxoid liposarcoma from his left thigh many(More)
In this study we characterized FgIlv1, a homologue of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae threonine dehydratase (TD) from the important Fusarium head blight fungus Fusarium graminearum. TD catalyzes the first step in the biosynthesis pathway of isoleucine (Ile) for conversion of threonine (Thr) to 2-ketobutyrate (2-KB). The FgILV1 deletion mutant ΔFgIlv1-3 was(More)
SUMMARY Let M T be the mean ÿrst passage matrix for an n-state ergodic Markov chain with a transition matrix T. We partition T as a 2 × 2 block matrix and show how to reconstruct M T eeciently by using the blocks of T and the mean ÿrst passage matrices associated with the non-overlapping Perron complements of T. We present a schematic diagram showing how(More)
Seed storage proteins (SSP) in cereals provide essential nutrition for humans and animals. Genes encoding these proteins have undergone rapid evolution in different grass species. To better understand the degree of divergence, we analyzed this gene family in the subfamily Chloridoideae, where the genome of teff (Eragrostis tef) has been sequenced. We find(More)