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The alarm pheromone for many species of aphids, which causes dispersion in response to attack by predators or parasitoids, consists of the sesquiterpene (E)-beta-farnesene (Ebetaf). We used high levels of expression in Arabidopsis thaliana plants of an Ebetaf synthase gene cloned from Mentha x piperita to cause emission of pure Ebetaf. These plants elicited(More)
China's rapid industrialization has been largely on the basis of low-cost exports, taking advantage of its vast pool of highly productive low-cost labor. At the same time, China has been heavily investing in high technology, training tens of thousands of engineers in such fields as advanced chip design. More recently, China has been looking to(More)
Most microsurgeons report the use of anticoagulants in their routine practice. Anti-Xa concentrations are preferentially used to monitor treatment with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). The aim of this retrospective study was to measure the therapeutic response to standard dosing with LMWH (using anti-Xa) in patients after ablative and reconstructive(More)
Date The final copy of this thesis has been examined by the signatories, and we find that both the content and the form meet acceptable presentation standards of scholarly work in the above mentioned discipline. Computational enhancement of craft work has been attempted for a variety of crafts. These comprise an unusual branch of software development(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular free tissue transfer in head and neck surgery has become an indispensable tool. Anastomotic thrombosis is one of the leading causes of flap failure; however, there are no validated methods to accurately identify and quantify those patients most at risk of thrombotic complications. The aim of this study was to determine if functional(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) detected on a pulmonary flow study may predict medium-term survival and right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) in patients with pulmonary atresia (PA), ventricular septal defect (VSD), and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs). METHODS Fifty patients with PA/VSD/MAPCAs(More)
OBJECTIVE The interdigitating technique in aortic arch reconstruction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants (HLHS) reduces the recoarctation rate. Little is known on aortic arch growth characteristics and resulting clinical impact. METHODS A total of 139 patients with HLHS underwent staged palliation between 2007 and 2014; 73 patients underwent(More)