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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have functions in diverse biological processes such as growth, signal transduction, disease resistance, and stress responses in plants. Thermotherapy is an effective approach for elimination of viruses from fruit trees. However, the role of miRNAs in this process remains elusive. Previously, we showed that high temperature treatment(More)
Heat treatment (known as thermotherapy) together with in vitro culture of shoot meristem tips is a commonly used technology to obtain virus-free germplasm for the effective control of virus diseases in fruit trees. RNA silencing as an antiviral defense mechanism has been implicated in this process. To understand if high temperature-mediated acceleration of(More)
In this paper, a generalization of the linear feedback shift register synthesis problem is presented for synthesizing minimum-length matrix feedback shift registers (MFSRs for short) to generate prescribed matrix sequences and so a new complexity measure, that is, matrix complexity, is introduced. This problem is closely related to the minimal partial(More)
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