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Ecdysteroids mediate a wide variety of developmental and physiological events in insects. In the postembryonic development of insects, ecdysone is synthesized in the prothoracic gland (PG). Although many studies have revealed the biochemical and physiological properties of the enzymes for ecdysteroid biosynthesis, most of the molecular identities of these(More)
The taxonomy of Pseudolachnea and Pseudolachnella is controversial. Some authors have regarded them as congeneric, whereas others have considered them to be distinct genera differentiated merely on the number of conidial septa. A total of 26 isolates of Pseudolachnea-like fungi were subjected to morphological examination and phylogenetic analyses of nuc(More)
In this paper, we show two new constructions of chosen ciphertext secure (CCA secure) public key encryption (PKE) from general assumptions. The key ingredient in our constructions is an obfuscator for point functions with multi-bit output (MBPF obfuscators, for short), that satisfies some (average-case) indistinguishability-based security, which we call(More)