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This paper presents a brief overview of the work on translation of Common Information Model (CIM) to Web Ontology Language (OWL) standard. The main motivation for the work is given, along with discussion of major issues faced during this work. The paper contains also comparison of existing approaches to conversion of CIM to OWL and presents the CIM2OWL tool(More)
We studied the effects of invasions by three plant species: Reynoutria japonica, Rudbeckia laciniata, and Solidago gigantea, on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) communities in habitats located within and outside river valleys. Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization, AMF abundance and species richness in soils were assessed in adjacent plots with invaders and(More)
The chorionic pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) family was identified in pigs, cattle and other eutherian mammals. The objective of this study was to examine whether secretory chorionic proteins (including PAGs), produced in vitro by explants of porcine and bovine placental membranes, may interact with other proteins, i.e. gonadal and extragonadal(More)
This review presents a broad overview of chorionic glycoproteins encoded by the Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) gene family and also serves to illustrate how the recent discovery of the PAG family has contributed to our general knowledge of genome evolution, placental transcription and placental protein expression. The complex and large PAG family(More)
Viola tricolor L. (heartsease, wild pansy) is a valuable medicinal plant obtained for pharmaceutical purposes by cultivation. Given that the species is usually strongly colonized by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), we tested in a pot experiment whether these microorganisms were able to influence V. tricolor mass, vitality, and the concentrations of(More)
Multiple Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) genes, coding various chorionic products that belong to the aspartic proteinase family (AP), have been discovered in various eutherians (Placentalia). This paper presents cloning of five novel porcine PAG (pPAG) cDNAs: pPAG3, pPAG4, pPAG5, pPAG6, pPAG8 and pPAG10. All cDNAs have been identified by(More)
In order to recognize interactions between alien vascular plants and soil microorganisms and thus better understand the mechanisms of plant invasions, we examined the mycorrhizal status, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) colonization rate, arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) morphology and presence of fungal root endophytes in 37 non-native species in Central(More)
The PAG family is encoded by distinct genes expressed in extra-embryonic chorionic membranes (TR--trophoblast, TRD--trophectoderm) of various pregnant mammals. The objective of our study was to determine N-glycodiversity of porcine PAG protein family (pPAG) produced in vitro by TR or TRD explants of gilts (n=26) throughout pregnancy (16-77 dpc). Explants(More)
Porcine PAG (pPAG) are placental products of a multigene family that is strongly expressed in the chorionic epithelium (trophoblast and trophectoderm). The objective of this study was to define a pattern of the pPAG proteins, secreted in vitro by chorionic explants harvested on 16-77 days of pregnancy. Trophoblastic and trophectodermal explants were(More)