Qing-Feng Wang

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Secondary brain injury plays a pivotal role in the outcome of patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). The mechanisms underlying secondary brain injury are complex and interrelated. Previous studies focused on one of these mechanisms have been proved to be ineffective in clinical practice. Therefore, a target, which can interrupt(More)
Hydrocharitaceae is a fully aquatic monocot family, consists of 18 genera with approximately 120 species. The family includes both fresh and marine aquatics and exhibits great diversity in form and habit including annual and perennial life histories; submersed, partially submersed and floating leaf habits and linear to orbicular leaf shapes. The family has(More)
BACKGROUND The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is one of the most extensive habitats for alpine plants in the world. Climatic oscillations during the Quaternary ice age had a dramatic effect on species ranges on the QTP and the adjacent areas. However, how the distribution ranges of aquatic plant species shifted on the QTP in response to Quaternary climatic(More)
We hypothesize interactions among plants for pollination may depend on pollinator abundance, which always varies among years and habitats and has different effects on plant reproductive success. Honeybee-pollinated plants, Lotus corniculatus, and its commonly coflowering neighbor, Potentilla reptans var. sericophylla, were used in a two-year project. We(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are common contaminants in groundwater. The remediation of PAH-contaminated groundwater often involves anaerobic biodegradation. The knowledge about the microorganisms responsible for PAH degradation in anaerobic subsurface environment is still lacking. DNA-based stable isotope probing (SIP) was applied to discover(More)
Adaptation to aquatic habitats is a formidable challenge for terrestrial angiosperms that has long intrigued scientists. As part of a suite of work to explore the molecular mechanism of adaptation to aquatic habitats, we here sequenced the transcriptome of the submerged aquatic plant Ranunculus bungei, and two terrestrial relatives R. cantoniensis and R.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Anther appendages play diverse roles in anther dehiscence and pollen dispersal. This study aims to explore the pollen-dispensing mechanism triggered by special anther appendages in Incarvillea arguta. METHODS Field studies were conducted to record floral characteristics, pollinator visitations, and flower-pollinator interactions.(More)
BACKGROUND As an efficient disposal method of food waste, anaerobic digestion (AD) for biogas production is widely used. In order to understand the enhanced efficiency and stability of AD by appropriate amounts of ammonia and volatile fatty acids (NH4 (+)/VFAs), the characteristics of the corresponding microbial community with ammonium acetate supplement(More)