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The use of CRISPR/Cas9 as a genome-editing tool in various model organisms has radically changed targeted mutagenesis. Here, we present a high-throughput targeted mutagenesis pipeline using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in zebrafish that will make possible both saturation mutagenesis of the genome and large-scale phenotyping efforts. We describe a cloning-free(More)
Caspases-3, a member of the cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase) family, plays critical roles in the execution of apoptotic pathway. In this study, a caspase-3 homologue was cloned and characterized from large yellow croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea). The full-length cDNA of large yellow croaker caspase-3 (Lyccasp3) is 2222bp with an open reading frame of(More)
In this paper, a perceptual audio hashing method in compressed domain is proposed for content identification, in which MDCT coefficients as the intermediate decoding result are selected for perceptual feature extraction and hash generation. The perceptual feature extraction is based on psychoacoustic model and exhibits good discrimination ability for(More)
Perceptual audio hashing has been applied in audio content identification, retrieval and indexing for its accuracy and perceptual robustness. Security issue becomes important when perceptual hashing is applied in audio content authentication. A key-dependent compressed domain perceptual audio hashing algorithm for audio content authentication is proposed. A(More)
The large yellow croaker Larimichthys crocea (L. crocea) is one of the most economically important marine fish in China and East Asian countries. It also exhibits peculiar behavioral and physiological characteristics, especially sensitive to various environmental stresses, such as hypoxia and air exposure. These traits may render L. crocea a good model for(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling pathway is a conserved pathway that regulates animal development, growth, metabolism, reproduction, and aging. The biological actions of IGFs are modulated by IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs). Although the structure and function of fish IGFBP-1, -2, -3, and -5 have been elucidated, there is currently no report on(More)
In the course of a search for chemotherapeutic agents inhibiting suspected peridontitis bacteria, extracted and purified substances from lotus leaf were identified by antimicrobial activity tests with use of the broth micro-dilution methods on 96-microwell plate. The antimicrobial activity of extracts was tested against five microorganisms, namely:(More)
Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) are high-affinity binding partners for IGFs and play important roles in modulating IGF activities. In this study, we have identified and characterized two functional IGFBP-6 genes in zebrafish. Structural, phylogenetic, and comparative genomic analyses indicate that they are co-orthologs of the human(More)
In this paper a information hiding algorithm applied to compressed speech bitstream is proposed. Covering codes are used to hide information in the least important bits in G.729 frames. The embedding rate is fairly high compared with the state of art algorithms, while the experiment results show that the distortion of the speech signal is imperceptible.
We demonstrate an ultrahigh sensitivity silicon photonic biosensor based on cascaded Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) and ring resonator with the Vernier effect using wavelength interrogation. Experimental results show that the sensitivities reached 2870 nm/RIU and 21,500 nm/RIU for MZI sensor and MZI-ring sensor, respectively. A biosensing application was(More)