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 The inheritance of grain quality is more complicated than that of other agronomic traits in cereals due to epistasis, maternal and cytoplasmic effects, and the triploid nature of endosperm. In the present study, an established rice DH population derived from anther culture of an indica/japonica hybrid was used for genetic analysis of rice grain quality. A(More)
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BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HBV-HCC) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-HCC are the main indications for liver transplantation. We compared differences in survival outcomes between these two conditions. METHODS AND FINDINGS The China Liver Transplant Registry (CLTR) contains data collated from all transplants performed in 86(More)
Reliable business performance forecasting of convenience store (CVS) can not only help in making the correct local selection decision but also in decreasing the store cost and thereby enlarging the profit significantly. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to design an enhanced fuzzy neural network (EFNN)-based predictor to forecast the business(More)
In this paper, a new hybrid conjugate gradient method is proposed for solving unconstrained optimization problems. The parameter βk is computed as a convex combination of β k and β ∗ k algorithms, i.e. β N k = (1 − θk)β FR k + θkβ ∗ k. The parameter θk is computed in such a way so that the direction corresponding to the conjugate gradient algorithm to be(More)