Mingxing Jiang

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Network diagnosis, an essential research topic for traditional networking systems, has not received much attention for wireless sensor networks. Existing sensor debugging tools like sympathy or EmStar rely heavily on an add-in protocol that generates and reports a large amount of status information from individual sen-sor nodes, introducing network overhead(More)
In this paper, we present a practical wireless sensor network for environmental monitoring (OceanSense) deployed on the sea. The system is mainly composed of TelosB motes, which are deployed on the surface of the sea collecting environmental data, such as temperature, light and RSSI from the testbed. The motes communicate with a base station, which(More)
Different from terrestrial wireless networks that use radio channel, underwater networks utilize acoustic channel, which poses great research challenges in medium access control (MAC) protocol design due to its low available bandwidth and high propagation delay characteristics. In addition, the high bit-error, high transmission energy cost, and complex(More)
Recently location based services (LBS) have become increasingly popular in indoor environments. Among these indoor positioning techniques providing LBS, a fusion approach combining WiFi-based and pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR) techniques is drawing more and more attention of researchers. Although this fusion method performs well in some cases, it still has(More)
Gut bacteria are known to play important and often essential roles in the biology of insects. Theoretically, they can be genetically manipulated, then reintroduced into insects to negatively modify specific biological features. The weevil superfamily Curculionoidea is one of the most species-rich and successful animal groups on earth, but currently the(More)
Pantoea agglomerans is an important bacterial symbiont of insects. Despite its frequent discovery in various insects, little is known of its strain diversity and quantitative dynamics. In this study, we investigated these aspects of the bacterium in the rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a serious pest of rice(More)
Geldanamycin and elaiophylin are co-produced in several Streptomyces strains. However, the regulation of their biosynthesis is not fully understood yet. Herein the function of a TetR family regulator GdmRIII, which is located in the biosynthetic gene cluster of geldanamycin, was studied to understand the regulatory mechanism of geldanamycin biosynthesis in(More)