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Amur ide (Leuciscus waleckii) is an economically and ecologically important cyprinid species in Northern Asia. The Dali Nor population living in the soda lake Dali Nor can adapt the extremely high alkalinity, providing us a valuable material to understand the adaptation mechanism against extreme environmental stress in teleost. In this study, we generated(More)
The methanogenic degradation of linear alkanes is a common process in oil-impacted environments. However, little is known about the key players involved in this process. Here, the hexadecane-degrading organisms in a methanogenic, hexadecane-degrading consortium designated M82 obtained from Shengli oilfield and maintained at 35°C for over 4 years, were(More)
Ice Age megafauna have long been known to be associated with global cooling during the Pleistocene, and their adaptations to cold environments, such as large body size, long hair, and snow-sweeping structures, are best exemplified by the woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos. These traits were assumed to have evolved as a response to the ice sheet expansion. We(More)
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA c School of Foreign Languages, Dalian University of Technology, China Dept. of Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington, USA f(More)
Stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is one of the most devastating diseases worldwide and is also an important disease in China. The wheat translocation line H9014-121-5-5-9 was originally developed from interspecific hybridization between wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) line 7182 and Psathyrostachys huashanica Keng. This(More)
Angiostrongyliasis is an emerging communicable disease. Several different hosts are required to complete the life cycle of Angiostrongylus cantonensis. However, we lack a complete understanding of variability of proteins across different developmental stages and their contribution to parasite survival and progression. In this study, we extracted soluble(More)
Methanogenic communities that degrade alkanes have been reported. However, little is known about the key players involved in the process. Methanogenic hexadecane-degrading consortia were enriched from an oilfield (Shengli, China). The microbial dynamics during the transfer incubations were monitored using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism(More)
Pantherine felids ('big cats') include the largest living cats, apex predators in their respective ecosystems. They are also the earliest diverging living cat lineage, and thus are important for understanding the evolution of all subsequent felid groups. Although the oldest pantherine fossils occur in Africa, molecular phylogenies point to Asia as their(More)
Polycrystalline CeO2 nanorods 5-10 nm in diameter and 50-150 nm in length were synthesized via ultrasonication using polyethylene glycol (PEG) as a structure-directing agent at room temperature. The properties of the CeO2 nanorods were characterized by TEM, EDS, XRD, XPS, FT-IR, TG, BET, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Various reaction parameters, such as the(More)