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Previous studies in a pig model of skin wound healing showed a coordinate expression of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), and exposure of porcine skin fibroblasts in vitro to recombinant human CTGF significantly up-regulated mRNA levels for a number of molecules. Therefore, based on recent reports that(More)
Keywords: Leaf area index PROSAIL Hyperspectral Look-up table Dual-angle observations a b s t r a c t Leaf area index (LAI) is a key variable for modeling energy and mass exchange between the land surface and the atmosphere. Inversion of physically based radiative transfer models is the most established technique for estimating LAI from remotely sensed(More)
The noble-gas molecules, HKrOX (with X = F, Cl, Br and I), have been investigated by ab initio calculation. Equilibrium geometry, harmonic and anharmonic vibrational frequencies, energies, partial charges are calculated. All HKrOX molecules studied here are bound equilibrium structures with Cs symmetry. The frequency calculation indicates that the H-Kr(More)
To evaluate the in-flight performance of a new hyperspectral sensor onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV-HYPER), a comprehensive field campaign was conducted over the Baotou test site in China on 3 September 2011. Several portable reference reflectance targets were deployed across the test site. The radiometric performance of the UAV-HYPER sensor was(More)
Cotton fiber is widely used as the raw materials for the textile industry. With the development in spinning technology, the improvement of cotton fiber quality is becoming more and more important. However, negative correlation between yield and fiber quality is an obstacle for cotton improvement. Molecular marker assisted selection provides a potential(More)
Flowering time is an important trait for ornamental plants, and flowering regulation has thus been both a focus of and challenge to researchers. Lagerstroemia indica is an important summer flowering tree in China and has been introduced abroad as a key parent of new cultivars; no previous reports have addressed the regulation of flowering time in this(More)
Roots are vital to plant anchorage and efficient uptake of water and nutrients, and play an important role in environmental fitness, performance and yield formation in crops. The main objective of this study was to dissect the developmental behavior of seedling root traits at different developmental stages, and try to explore stress effect of nitrogen(More)
Directional gap probability or gap fraction is a basic parameter in the optical remote sensing modeling. Although some approaches have been proposed to estimate this gap probability from remotely sensed measurements, few efforts have been made to investigate the scaling effects of this parameter. This paper analyzes the scaling effect through aggregating(More)
Arsenic levels and speciation in the total suspended particles (TSPs) were quantitatively determined by high performance liquid chromatography on-line coupled with hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry in Beijing, China from February 2009 to March 2011. The high TSP levels fluctuated between 0.07 and 0.79 mg m(-3), with a mean level of 0.32 ±(More)