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The main objective of this article is to provide some insights into radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the electronic product code (EPC) network and investigates their impacts on mobile B2B eCommerce. Based on empirical data gathered from interrelated firms of a supply chain, several scenarios integrating the RFID–EPC network have been(More)
Previous studies have shown that loss-of-imprinting (LOI) is a regular occurrence in interspecies hybrids of the genus Peromyscus. Furthermore, evidence was presented that indicated that LOI is involved in a placental hybrid dysgenesis effect resulting in abnormal placental growth and thus possibly in speciation. We show here that LOI of the strictly(More)
Transcription of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) is inhibited by de novo DNA methylation during gametogenesis, a process initiated after birth in oocytes and at approximately embryonic day 15.5 (E15.5) in prospermatogonia. Earlier in germline development, the genome, including most retrotransposons, is progressively demethylated. Young ERVK and ERV1(More)
Based on a field study conducted in the utility industry, this paper examines the impacts and potential benefits generated by an RFID application in one specific supply chain. Through a detailed investigation of the underlying business processes, we demonstrate how process optimization can be achieved when integrating RFID technology into information(More)
The intent of this paper is to provide empirically tested and validated metrics to capture the gradual adoption of e-commerce among manufacturing SMEs. The results suggest that e-commerce adoption is purposely undertaken in a cumulative, and thus path-dependent, way. The findings also demonstrate that most SMEs follow e-commerce adoption trajectories. The(More)
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic phenomenon guiding the allele-specific marking of parental alleles. Genes regulated by imprinting are only or preferentially expressed from a single allele during development and in the adult, and the transcriptional activity of each allele is dictated by its parental origin. Consequently, active and repressed alleles of(More)
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is expected to play a vital role in the healthcare arena, especially in times when cost containments are at the top of the priorities of healthcare management authorities. Medical equipment represents a significant share of yearly healthcare operational costs; hence, ensuring an effective and efficient(More)
This article provides some insights into RFID technology and the EPC Network and investigates their potential for B-to-B eCommerce supply chain management. Based on empirical data gathered from four tightly interrelated firms from three layers of a supply chain, several scenarios integrating RFID and the EPC Network have been tested and evaluated. In the(More)