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It is widely accepted that fruit abscission is a highly regulated developmental process that is both influenced and activated in response to changing environment and plays crucial roles in the health and reproductive success of plants. Recent evidences showed that numerous genes related to metabolic and signalling pathways were coordinately implicated in(More)
Fermented Chlorella vulgaris CBT(®) was evaluated for its effects on egg production, egg quality, liver lipids and intestinal microflora in laying hens. One hundred and eight Hy-line Brown layers (n = 108), 80 wk of age, were fed a basal diet supplemented with CBT(®) at the level of 0, 1,000 or 2,000 mg/kg, respectively for 42 d. Egg production was measured(More)
It is difficult to estimate solute transport parameters in streams empirically and numerous approaches have been investigated in the past. In the current study, we explored the use of the simulated annealing (SA) algorithm for estimating solute transport parameters in streams from tracer experiment data. For a simple one-dimensional dispersion test case,(More)
The demand for INSULIN is increasing rapidly along with the increased number of diabetic patients. Using the CRE/loxP system, we developed a selective marker-free system without crossing to produce PROINSULIN in transgenic plant. In frame of this approach, the induced promoter pRD29A was isolated from Arabidopsis. The CRE recombinase gene was placed under(More)
The levels of serum inflammatory cytokines and the activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in heart tissues in response to different frequencies of intermittent hypoxia (IH) and the antioxidant tempol were evaluated. Wistar rats (64 males, 200-220 g) were randomly divided into 6 experimental groups and 2 control(More)
The paper studied germination characteristics, dehydration sensitivities, and antioxidative enzyme activities of seeds in three varieties of Camellia sinensis L. [C. sinensis var. sinensis cv. Fuding-dabaicha (Fd), C. sinensis var. assamica cv. Menghai-dayecha (Md), and C. sinensis var. assamica cv. Yunkang 10 (Y10)] during desiccation. The optimum(More)
Pressure-induced amorphous-to-amorphous configuration changes in Ca-Al metallic glasses (MGs) were studied by performing in-situ room-temperature high-pressure x-ray diffraction up to about 40 GPa. Changes in compressibility at about 18 GPa, 15.5 GPa and 7.5 GPa during compression are detected in Ca(80)Al(20), Ca(72.7)Al(27.3), and Ca(66.4)Al(33.6) MGs,(More)