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The MADS-box gene SOC1/TM3 (SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS 1/ Tomato MADS-box gene 3) is a main integrator in the Arabidopsis flowering pathway; its structure and function are highly conserved in many plant species. SOC1-like genes have been isolated in chrysanthemum, one of the most well-known ornamental plants, but it has not been well(More)
Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo is a traditional Chinese orchid herb that has both ornamental value and a broad range of therapeutic effects. Here, we report the first de novo assembled 1.35 Gb genome sequences for D. officinale by combining the second-generation Illumina Hiseq 2000 and third-generation PacBio sequencing technologies. We found that(More)
Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is a popular and powerful tool used to understand the molecular mechanisms of flower development. However, the accuracy of this approach depends on the stability of reference genes. The capitulum of chrysanthemums is very special, which is consisting of ray florets and disc florets. There are obvious differences between the(More)
Inflammasomes are cytoplasmic, multiprotein complexes that trigger caspase-1 activation and IL-1β maturation in response to diverse stimuli. Although inflammasomes play important roles in host defense against microbial infection, overactive inflammasomes are deleterious and lead to various autoinflammatory diseases. In the current study, we demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying stored-product insects is essential for granary management. Automated, computer-based classification methods are rapidly developing in many areas. A hyperspectral imaging technique could potentially be developed to identify stored-product insect species and geographical strains. This study tested and adapted the technique using four(More)
A portable and low-cost optical sensors system consisting of hardware and software was developed and used for real-time monitoring total polyphenols content in tea in this work. This developed system was used for data acquisition. Partial least square (PLS) with several variable selection algorithms was used for modeling. Synergy interval partial least(More)
Cryptochrome (CRY), a vital photoreceptor which mediates light signals, controls photomorphogenesis in higher plants. However, the function of CRY in mediating light to regulate growth and development of ornamental plants is still unclear. In this study, we identified two CRY1 homologous genes, ClCRY1a and ClCRY1b, from Chrysanthemum lavandulifolium, a(More)
(2015) Identification of species and geographical strains of Sitophilus oryzae and Sitophilus zeamaisusing the visible/near-infrared hyperspectral imaging technique. It is posted here for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. Abstract BACKGROUND: Identifying stored-product insects is essential for granary management.
OBJECTIVE RCAN1 (regulator of calcineurin 1) has been shown to be involved in various physiological and pathological processes. However, the biological implications of RCAN1 during gastrointestinal tract infection remain unclear. In this study, we tried to determine the role of RCAN1 in acute Salmonella infectious colitis. METHODS Wild type and(More)
To rapidly and efficiently detect the presence of adulterants in honey, three-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy (3DFS) technique was employed with the help of multivariate calibration. The data of 3D fluorescence spectra were compressed using characteristic extraction and the principal component analysis (PCA). Then, partial least squares (PLS) and back(More)