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Paedocypris is a newly described minifish genus endemic to Southeast Asia. Besides a tiny adult size of ~8 mm in length, minifish feature fragmentary habitats of acidic peat blackwater swamps, an unusual reproduction mode, truncated development and one of the smallest known genomes. A complete sequence is absent for the minifish mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).(More)
The genus Paedocypris is a newly described taxon of minifish species that are characterized by extensive chromosome evolution and one of the smallest known vertebrate nuclear genomes. Paedocypris features a tiny adult size, a short generation time, low fecundity and fragmented tropical habitats, which are factors that favor rapid speciation. Most recently,(More)
BACKGROUND Successful cryopreservation of gametophytic material of bryophytes requires pretreatment with sucrose or abscisic acid. Compared to gametophyte materials, spore and gemmae cryopreservation may be more efficient, simple and stable systems for storing large amounts of genetic diversity of bryophytes within a small space. However, there has still(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES RHD alleles are considered variable in the Chinese RhD-negative persons. The purpose of the present work was to elucidate the molecular bases of two novel RHD alleles identified in a survey of a Chinese RhD-negative population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 163 RhD-negative blood samples were investigated. The sequences of RHD(More)
PURPOSE The significance of the Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (ROMA) in differentiating benign and malignant ovarian lesions has been evidenced. In our clinical work, we found that advanced ovarian cancer were accompanied commonly with high ROMA scores. Thus, this study aimed to clarify the performance of ROMA in different disease stage of epithelial(More)
The D antigen is the most antigenic in the Rh blood group system. Variation in the D antigen may have the potential to cause alloimmunization. D variant may have different molecular backgrounds in people of different ethnic groups. The aim of this study was to investigate serological and molecular differences related to the D antigen among Chinese ethnic(More)
AIM To quantitatively assess fat infiltration in the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by measuring the fat/water signal ratios of periarticular bone marrow with iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least square estimation (IDEAL). MATERIALS AND METHODS Routine SIJ magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Most pro-neuropeptides are processed by the prohormone convertases, PC1 and PC2. We previously reported that changes in thyroid status altered anterior pituitary PC1 mRNA and this regulation was due to triiodothyronine (T(3))-dependent interaction of thyroid hormone receptor (TR) with negative thyroid hormone response elements (nTREs) contained in a large(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of the work was to analyse the genotype of D-elute (DEL) samples and to elucidate whether there were novel DEL alleles in Chinese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS D-negative samples were identified by an indirect antiglobulin test (IAT), and absorption\elution tests to screen weak D, partial D and DEL phenotypes.(More)
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