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Oil-accumulating microalgae have the potential to enable large-scale biodiesel production without competing for arable land or biodiverse natural landscapes. High lipid productivity of dominant, fast-growing algae is a major prerequisite for commercial production of microalgal oil-derived biodiesel. However, under optimal growth conditions, large amounts of(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in cord blood of male as well as female babies. The placental progesterone and estradiol up-regulate the synthesis and secretion of PSA in Placenta. This PSA is presumed to play a role in intrauterine growth of fetus by virtue of its proteolytic action on several substrates(More)
Mutagenesis and selection of microalgae can be used for accelerated breeding of elite strains, providing a significant advantage over genetic engineering as prior biochemical and genetic information is not required. Ultraviolet (UV)-C-induced mutagenesis combined with fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and microtiter plate reader cell density(More)
After amputation of both forelimb of young, postmetamorphic Triturus alpestris through the middle of the zeugopod, the left and right regenerates grew asynchronously. As a result of oral administration of vitamin A palmitate (250 IU/gbw/day), from the 4th to the 13th dpa, the growth rate of the right regenerates was relatively higher than that of the left(More)
Rapid induction of lipid accumulation in microalgae is an important prerequisite towards the use of microalgae as a feedstock for biodiesel production. In this study, we present a novel approach to induce lipids in Chlorella sp. within 24 h by short-term UV-C radiation (UVR) stress at different energy intensities ranging from 0 to 1000 mJ/cm2. Increase in(More)
Electrical stimulation of advanced tadpoles of Rana breviceps for 24 hr with 3 microA current after hindlimb amputation through shank and ankle slightly increased the number of perfect regenerates as compared to controls. When amputation was made through thigh in tadpoles of the same stage regeneration failed in all cases of the controls but 24 hr(More)
The effects of vitamin A on blastemal epidermis were studied during the early postamputational period of forelimb regeneration in Triturus alpestris. Vitamin A was administered through oral intubation at a dose of 250 IU per gram of body weight per day. The results were evaluated by morphometry, histology, and autoradiography. After 7, 11 and 14 days of(More)
PURPOSE Epidemiologic studies assessing the relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk of age-related cataracts (ARCs) led to inconsistent results. This meta-analysis was performed to fill this gap. METHODS Eligible studies were identified via computer searches and reviewing the reference lists of these obtained articles. Pooled estimates of(More)
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