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A new bolosaurid parareptile, Belebey chengi sp. nov., is described from Dashankou, Gansu Province, China, a Middle Permian locality which is known mostly for its therapsid fauna. The material consists of well-preserved mandibular and anterior skull remains and currently represents the largest and latest surviving member of Bolosauridae. Phylogenetic(More)
Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium (S. typhimurium) is globally distributed and causes massive morbidity and mortality in humans and animals. S. typhimurium carries Salmonella plasmid virulence (spv) locus, which is highly conserved and closely related to bacterial pathogenicity, while its exact role in host immune responses during infection remains to(More)
The influence of change in deposition conditions of silane concentration and substrate temperature on optical properties of hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon thin film samples prepared by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technique, are investigated. The crystalline volume fraction for the samples determined from Raman spectra are(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS After signing the informed consent, 78 children with CP, aged 45.6 +/- 8.5 months (36 to 58 months), were randomly divided into a TENS group (n = 40) and a control group (n = 38). All the(More)
The short-term responses of H(2)O(2)-depletion-related parameters in moss Hypnum plumaeforme to the combined stress induced by Pb and Ni were investigated. The results showed that the Pb and Ni stress induced dose-dependent accumulation of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). The increase of peroxidase (POD) activity and decrease of ascorbate peroxidase (APX)(More)
Captorhinids, a clade of Paleozoic reptiles, are represented by a rich fossil record that extends from the Late Carboniferous into the Late Permian. Representatives of this clade dispersed from the equatorial regions of Laurasia into the temperate regions of Pangea during the Middle and Late Permian. This rich fossil record shows that there was an(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for amblyopia at earliest is important for early treatment and better prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of uncorrected distant and near visual acuity (VA) and stereoacuity for screening amblyopia in grade-1 students in primary school in central China. METHODS By stratified cluster sampling, 3112 grade-1 students(More)
In order to get to know the imitation of wild Gastrodia elata in life history and phenology period, by G. elata f. elata forest wild simulated cultivation in Dafang county, Guizhou province, observing and recording its morphological characteristics of each growth and development stage. This experiment summarized the law of its life history over 24 months,(More)
The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of metal nanoparticles exhibits quantum behaviors as the size decreases owing to the transitions of quantized conduction electrons, but most studies are limited to the monotonous SPR blue-shift caused by off-resonant transitions. Here, we demonstrate the nonmonotonous SPR red-shift caused by resonant electron transitions(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the seed germination characteristic and optimal germination condition of wild Disporum cantoniense. METHODS Used wild Disporum cantoniense seed as the test materials, the rate of water absorption of the seed was determined. The germination rates under different conditions, along a temperature gradient (15, 20, 25 and 30 degres C), in(More)