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Insects are the most speciose group of animals, but the phylogenetic relationships of many major lineages remain unresolved. We inferred the phylogeny of insects from 1478 protein-coding genes. Phylogenomic analyses of nucleotide and amino acid sequences, with site-specific nucleotide or domain-specific amino acid substitution models, produced statistically(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, three G1 cyclins (Clns) are important for Start, the event committing cells to division. Sic1, an inhibitor of C1b-Cdc28 kinases, became phosphorylated at Start, and this phosphorylation depended on the activity of Clns. Sic1 was subsequently lost, which depended on the activity of Clns and the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme(More)
Epitope tagging is the insertion of a short stretch of amino acids constituting an epitope into another protein. Tagged proteins can be identified by Western, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence assays using pre-existing antibodies. We have designed vectors containing the URA3 gene flanked by direct repeats of epitope tags. We use the polymerase(More)
The goal of the study was to test the quality of binocular coordination of saccades in children and adults, and its dependency upon the viewing distance. Fourteen normal children (4.5-12 years old) and 10 normal adults (22-44 years old) participated. Two distances were studied: far (150 cm) and close (20 cm). Horizontal saccades from both eyes were recorded(More)
Saccadic impairment in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was found in horizontal saccades. The present study extends investigation to vertical saccades in a large number of subjects, including AD and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). We examined both horizontal and vertical saccades in 30 healthy elderly, 18 aMCI, and 25 AD. Two tasks were used: gap(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous environmental bacterium capable of causing a variety of life-threatening human infections. The genetic basis for preferential infection of certain immunocompromised patients or individuals with cystic fibrosis by P. aeruginosa is not understood. To establish whether variation in the genomic repertoire of P. aeruginosa(More)
We previously reported that the multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii strain MDR-ZJ06, belonging to European clone II, was widely spread in China. In this study, we report the whole-genome sequence of this clinically important strain. A 38.6-kb AbaR-type genomic resistance island (AbaR22) was identified in MDR-ZJ06. AbaR22 has a structure(More)
PURPOSE To examine the latency of eye movements in three-dimensional space (saccade, vergence, and combined saccade-vergence) in children and adults. METHODS Fifteen normal children (4.5-12 years of age) and 15 normal adults (22-44 years of age) were tested. A standard paradigm was used to elicit pure lateral saccades at far and close viewing distance,(More)
This comprehensive review discusses diverse conventional and novel technologies for nitrogen removal from wastewater. Novel technologies have distinct advantages in terms of saving configuration, aeration, and carbon sources. Each novel technology possesses promising features and potential problems. For instance, SND and OLAND processes can achieve 100%(More)
Investigation of transcription factors (TFs) and their downstream regulated genes (targets) is a significant issue in post-genome era, which can provide a brand new vision for some vital biological process. However, information of TFs and their targets in mammalian is far from sufficient. Here, we developed an integrated TF platform (ITFP), which included(More)