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Environmental and economic factors have stimulated research in the area of bioenergy crops. While many plants have been identified as potential energy crops, one species in particular, Miscanthus x giganteus, appears to have the most promise. As researchers attempt to exploit and improve M. x giganteus, genome information is critical. In this study, the(More)
Analogous to genomic sequence alignment, biological network alignment identifies conserved regions between networks of different species. Then, function can be transferred from well- to poorly-annotated species between aligned network regions. Network alignment typically encompasses two algorithmic components: node cost function (NCF), which measures(More)
The authors have treated 255 uveal melanomas with helium ion radiation. Twenty-three eyes have been enucleated because of complications and five eyes have been obtained at autopsy. We have evaluated 27 of these eyes. Neovascular glaucoma (10 eyes), painful keratitis (6 eyes), continued tumor growth (4 eyes), and vitreous hemorrhage (2 eyes) were the major(More)
At autopsy we examined eight eyes of six infants with Potter's syndrome, an idiopathic multisystem condition with a constellation of ocular anomalies, to explore its ocular component more fully and systematically. A striking abnormality in some cases was the presence of dilated intraocular blood vessels, and these were sometimes associated with retinal and(More)
PURPOSE To describe an American family with lattice corneal dystrophy type I, which associates with a novel mutation, Leu569Arg, of the TGFBI (BIGH3) gene. DESIGN Experimental study. METHODS Genomic DNA was extracted from buccal epithelial cells of four affected members of an American family with lattice corneal dystrophy type I. All 17 exons of the(More)
We analyzed uveal melanoma metastases in a group of 41 patients who received 20 Gy of preenucleation radiation in a Northern California Oncology Group preliminary phase I/II study, and compared their survival rates with a retrospective control group of 31 patients with characteristics matching the entrance criteria but treated with enucleation alone. Using(More)