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Pyridine nucleotide transhydrogenase (PNT) catalyzes the direct transfer of a hydride-ion equivalent between NAD(H) and NADP(H) in bacteria and the mitochondria of eukaryotes. PNT was previously postulated to be localized to the highly divergent mitochondrion-related organelle, the mitosome, in the anaerobic/microaerophilic protozoan parasite Entamoeba(More)
The recent emergence of highly virulent human adenoviruses (HAdVs) with new tissue tropisms underscores the need to determine their ontogeny. Here we report complete high quality genome sequences and analyses for all the previously unsequenced HAdV serotypes (n = 20) within HAdV species D. Analysis of nucleotide sequence variability for these in conjunction(More)
UNLABELLED For DNA viruses, genetic recombination, addition, and deletion represent important evolutionary mechanisms. Since these genetic alterations can lead to new, possibly severe pathogens, we applied a systems biology approach to study the pathogenicity of a novel human adenovirus with a naturally occurring deletion of the canonical penton base(More)
For a detailed visibility of an image, since only the global enhancement is not sufficient, local contrast enhancement plays a great role. One of the successful locally adaptive image contrast enhancement methods is by using Local Standard Deviation (LSD). The contrast enhancement using LSD is successfully used in many applications like in medical images,(More)
A mobile museum guide robot is expected to establish a proper spatial formation with the visitors. After observing the videotaped scenes of human guide-visitors interaction at actual museum galleries, we have developed a mobile robot that can guide multiple visitors inside the gallery from one exhibit to another. The mobile guide robot is capable of(More)
In this paper, a hardware system for adaptive Canny edge detection algorithm is designed and simulated for a 128 pixel, 8-bit monochrome linescan camera. The system is designed to detect objects as they move along a conveyor belt in a manufacturing environment, the camera observe dark objects on a light conveyor belt. Here adaptive Canny algorithm is used(More)
Since local contrast enhancement is not sufficient for a detailed visibility of an image, global enhancement also cannot be neglected. Among the global contrast enhancement methods, the automatic enhancement method like Global Histogram Equalization is not always desirable to utilize it for some images that some portions are overexposure and some portions(More)
The cellular entry of viruses represents a critical area of study, not only for viral tropism, but also because viral entry dictates the nature of the immune response elicited upon infection. Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC), caused by viruses within human adenovirus species D (HAdV-D), is a severe, ocular surface infection associated with corneal(More)