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Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis) is a common and economically important crop in Asia. Specific targets of plant breeding programs for cabbage have been improvement in yield, resistance to environment stresses, and nutrition quality by means of genetic manipulation. To obtain information on yield improvement applicable for the genetic(More)
Gfi-1 is a C(2)H(2)-type zinc finger protein that is a transcriptional repressor in vertebrates and has been implicated in control of CYP6D1 expression in house flies (Musca domestica). A 15 bp insert, which disrupts a putative mdGfi-1 binding site in the CYP6D1v1 promoter has been implicated as a cause of increased expression of CYP6D1, and thus(More)
Mixed pixels are common in hyperspectral remote sensing images. Endmember extraction is a key step in spectral unmixing. The linear spectral mixture model (LSMM) constitutes a geometric approach that is commonly used for this purpose. This paper introduces the use of artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithms for spectral unmixing. First, the objective function(More)
Band selection (BS), which selects a subset of original bands that contain the most useful information about objects, is an important technique to reduce the dimensionality of hyperspectral data. Dimensionality reduction before hyperspectral data classification can reduce redundancy information and even improve classification accuracy. We propose BS(More)
We present Swarm-NG, a C++ library for the efficient direct integration of many n-body systems using a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), such as NVIDIA's Tesla T10 and M2070 GPUs. While previous studies have demonstrated the benefit of GPUs for n-body simulations with thousands to millions of bodies, Swarm-NG focuses on many few-body systems, e.g., thousands(More)
Gold nanorods (AuNRs) that contained polyvinyl alcohol/chitosan (PVA/CS) hybrid nanofibers with dual functions are successfully fabricated by a simple electrospinning method. The results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy indicate that AuNRs are indeed encapsulated into the(More)
In this paper, we propose a 4-D representation of RNA secondary structure. Based on this representation, we outline an approach to compute the similarities of RNA secondary structures by constructing a 3-component vector whose components are the leading eigenvalues of the L/L matrices. The examinations of similarities/dissimilarities among the secondary(More)
  • Jianwei Gao
  • 2008
This paper studies the optimal investment strategy for an investor who seeks to maximize the expected utility of the terminal wealth in a defined contribution pension plan. The portfolio consists of a risk-free asset, and a stock whose price dynamics are governed by a constant elasticity of variance (CEV) model. We derive the explicit solutions for the CARA(More)