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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)
NOTICE This report was prepared by the University of California Irvine as a result of research sponsored by MCEER through a contract from the Federal Highway Administration. Neither MCEER, associates of MCEER, its sponsors, the University of California Irvine, nor any person acting on their behalf: a. makes any warranty, express or implied, with respect to(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)
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)
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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