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Precise genome modification in the crop species Zea mays using zinc-finger nucleases
Agricultural biotechnology is limited by the inefficiencies of conventional random mutagenesis and transgenesis. Because targeted genome modification in plants has been intractable, plant traitExpand
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A haplotype map of genomic variations and genome-wide association studies of agronomic traits in foxtail millet (Setaria italica)
Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) is an important grain crop that is grown in arid regions. Here we sequenced 916 diverse foxtail millet varieties, identified 2.58 million SNPs and used 0.8 millionExpand
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Long-term fencing improved soil properties and soil organic carbon storage in an alpine swamp meadow of western China
Overgrazing significantly affects alpine meadows in ways similar to grasslands in other areas. Fencing to exclude grazers is one of the main management practices used to protect alpine meadows.Expand
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Pontibacter xinjiangensis sp. nov., in the phylum 'Bacteroidetes', and reclassification of [Effluviibacter] roseus as Pontibacter roseus comb. nov.
A novel strain, designated 311-10(T), isolated from soil of Xinjiang, China, was characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The isolate was Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped,Expand
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Strong genetic differentiation of the East-Himalayan Megacodon stylophorus (Gentianaceae) detected by Inter-Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR)
Megacodon stylophorus (Clarke) Smith is a perennial alpine herb endemic to the species-rich eastern Himalayan region. Its populations are locally scattered as isolated patches throughout this region.Expand
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Quality‐Consistent Estimates of International Schooling and Skill Gradients
Mincer wage equations focus on the earnings premium associated with additional schooling for a cross section of individuals of different ages but generally fail to account for changes in educationExpand
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PRNP polymorphisms in Chinese ovine, caprine and bovine breeds.
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) is a neurodegenerative disorder in humans and animals. Polymorphisms and mutations in the prion protein (PRNP) gene have been associated with theExpand
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Kocuria flava sp. nov. and Kocuria turfanensis sp. nov., airborne actinobacteria isolated from Xinjiang, China.
Two coloured bacteria were isolated from the same plate for detecting cultivable bacteria from the air of Xinjiang in China. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that theExpand
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Origin and molecular characteristics of a novel 2013 avian influenza A(H6N1) virus causing human infection in Taiwan.
TO THE EDITOR—On 20 May 2013, the world’s first human-infected case of H6N1 bird flu was reported in Taiwan. A novel avian-origin influenza A(H6N1) virus was confirmed by the National InfluenzaExpand
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Physiological responses induced by copper bioaccumulation in Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.)
Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) has strong ability to remove Cu2+ from copper-contaminated water. Physiological responses in E. crassipes exposed to known concentrations of Cu2+ were examined in thisExpand
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