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BACKGROUND Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is a cool-season grain legume which provides a rich source of protein for human consumption. In terms of genomic resources, lentil is relatively underdeveloped, in comparison to other Fabaceae species, with limited available data. There is hence a significant need to enhance such resources in order to identify novel(More)
This study of cranial skeletal growth kinematics details the conceptual principles underlying the development of an allometric network model of such growth. This model is tested by the analysis of longitudinal rat and cross-sectional human growth data and by comparison of this model with a previously described allometric centered model. It is shown that the(More)
BACKGROUND Fragmentation at random nucleotide locations is an essential process for preparation of DNA libraries to be used on massively parallel short-read DNA sequencing platforms. Although instruments for physical shearing, such as the Covaris S2 focused-ultrasonicator system, and products for enzymatic shearing, such as the Nextera technology and(More)
We investigated the uptake of anti-restenosis agent in vascular smooth muscle cells with heating observing the fluorescence intensity of Oregon green labeled paclitaxel in vitro. The heating temperature to porcine aortic smooth muscle cells was varied from 40 to 60°C in 5 s in order to simulate laser-mediated short-duration heating balloon. The cells were(More)
Keywords: Optimal stochastic control Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes Uncertain observations Belief space Structural life-cycle cost Infrastructure management a b s t r a c t To address effectively the urgent societal need for safe structures and infrastructure systems under limited resources, science-based management of assets is needed. The(More)
Processes Optimal stochastic control Belief space Uncertain observations Structural life-cycle cost Infrastructure management a b s t r a c t The overall objective of this two part study is to highlight the advanced attributes, capabilities and use of stochastic control techniques, and especially Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs), that(More)
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