Functional identification of a relatively lower affinity ammonium transporter, OsAMT1;1, which is a proton-independent feedback regulated ammonium transporter in rice. Rice genome contains at least 12 ammonium transporters, though their functionality has not been clearly resolved. Here, we demonstrate the functional properties of OsAMT1;1 applying… (More)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups (CCCG) provide a clinical trial (CT) information/matching/eligibility service (Clinical Trials Matching Service [CTMS]). Patients' demographic and clinical data, enrollment status, and self-reported barriers to CT participation were analyzed to assess enrollment rates and… (More)
BACKGROUND The microbial β-mannanases have been increasingly exploited for bioconversion of biomass materials and various potential industrial applications, such as bleaching of softwood pulps, scouring and desizing, food and feed additive, and oil and textile industries. In this paper, a β-mannanase was characterization from the bacteria, Bacillus… (More)
The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves is a popular tool for evaluating continuous diagnostic tests. The traditional definition of ROC curves incorporates implicitly the idea of " hard " thresholding, which also results in the empirical curves being step functions. The first topic is to introduce a novel definition of soft ROC curves, which… (More)
A GORK homologue K + channel from the ancient desert shrub Ammopiptanthus mongolicus (Maxim.) Cheng f. shows the functional conservation of the GORK channels among plant species. Guard cell K+ release through the outward potassium channels eventually enables the closure of stomata which consequently prevents plant water loss from severe transpiration. Early… (More)
This paper illustrates a permutation method for implementing multiple comparisons on Pearson's Chi-square test for an R×C contingency table, using the SAS procedure FREQ and a newly developed SAS macro called CHISQ_MC. This method is analogous to the Tukey-type multiple comparison method for one-way analysis of variance.