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Actinomycete strain YIM 90002T (= CCTCC 99003T = CCRC 16284T) was isolated from a soil sample collected from a salt lake in the west of China. The aerial mycelium of this organism is well developed but not fragmented and, at maturity, forms short chains of spores. Spores in short chains are oval- to rod-shaped and have wrinkled surfaces. Substrate mycelium(More)
AIMS To investigate the inhibition potential of leaf-associated bacteria against the pathogen of bacterial leaf spot of Euphorbia pulcherrima. METHODS AND RESULTS Seven out of 200 bacterial strains were effective antagonists by in vitro screening and the two strains PAB241 and PAB242 significantly reduced the disease incidence and severity as foliar(More)
Many cytogenetic studies have been carried out on human lung cancer. However the chromosomal alterations in human lung cancers are often complex, making it difficult to identify some abnormal chromosomes by routine cytogenetic studies. Using FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization), we studied the alterations of chromosome 2, 3, and 17 in four human(More)
In the current paradigm, Oort cloud comets formed in the giant planets' region of the solar nebula, where temperatures and other conditions varied greatly. The measured compositions of four such comets (Halley, Hyakutake, Hale-Bopp, and Lee) are consistent with formation from interstellar ices in the cold nebular region beyond Uranus. The composition of(More)
The extent and patterns of linkage disequilibrium (LD) determine the feasibility of association studies to map genes that underlie complex traits. Here we present a comparison of the patterns of LD across four major human populations (African-American, Caucasian, Chinese, and Japanese) with a high-resolution single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) map covering(More)
Comparative studies of morphology, physiology, biochemistry and chemical composition of cells, and phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences were carried out with strains XJ-54T and XJ-58 of the genus Saccharomonospora and type strains of related genera. The results indicated that the two strains are different from known members of the genus(More)
It has been reported that the prevalence of cataract is much higher in plateau than that in plain regions. But the data are incomplete and can not be compared because of different examination methods and different diagnostic criteria. A small group of ophthalmologists was sent to Ganzi, Sichuan Province at the altitude of 3.393 m, and to Qinpu in the suburb(More)
Seasonal variations in the level of total microcystins in water samples collected from Donghu Lake and a fish pond in Wuhan, China, were studied between March 1995 and February 1996 using a protein phosphatase inhibition assay involving a radioactive 32P-labelled substrate. The assay is highly reliable and repeatable, and is probably the most sensitive(More)
The majority of human lung cancers originate from the carcinogenesis of bronchial epithelial cells. To study the malignant progression of human bronchial epithelial cells, we established a SV40T-transformed human bronchial epithelial cell line, and observed some biological and genetic changes of the cell line at different passages. In a 2-year culture, this(More)
Many thermophilic actinomycetes were isolated from samples collected from a hot-spring, lake and soil in Yunnan, China. Chemical and molecular classification of four selected strains of thermophilic Streptomyces with an upper limited growth temperature of 65-68 degrees C and autolytic characteristics was carried out. A new species, Streptomyces(More)