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Temperature is a primary environmental cue for seed germination of many weeds and vegetables. To investigate the mechanism of germination regulation by temperature, we selected five high temperature (thermoinhibition)-resistant germination mutants (TRW lines) from 20,000 T-DNA insertion lines of Arabidopsis. Segregation analyses indicated that each of the(More)
The quantitative performance indicators of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs)\Randomness, Steadiness, Correctness, Diffuseness and Uniqueness\are strictly defined and applied to the evaluation of 45 arbiter PUFs on Virtex-5 FPGAs. The indicators effectively reflect the characteristics of PUFs ranging from 0 to 1 with 1 being the highest(More)
This paper examines numerical algorithms for factorization of a low-rank matrix with missing components. We first propose a new method that incorporates a damping factor into the Wiberg method to solve the problem. The new method is characterized by the way it constrains the ambiguity of the matrix factorization, which helps improve both the global(More)
This paper is the third of the series concerning the localization of the index of Dirac-type operators. In our previous papers we gave a formulation of index of Dirac-type operators on open manifolds under some geometric setting, whose typical example was given by the structure of a torus fiber bundle on the ends of the open manifolds. We introduce two(More)
Antitumor 2'-deoxycytidine (dCyd) analogs such as gemcitabine (dFdC), cytarabine (Ara-C), and 2'-C-cyano-2'-deoxy-1-β-d-arabinofuranosylcytosine (CNDAC) are activated by dCyd kinase, whereas cytidine deaminase (CDA) inactivates them by conversion to their uracil forms. To elucidate the relationship between the chemosensitivity to antitumor dCyd nucleosides(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of PUVA (psoralen plus ultraviolet A irradiation) therapy against sclerotic skin lesions in scleroderma, although the mechanisms underlying the improvement of the skin sclerosis by this therapy remain unknown. We investigated the effects of ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation following the treatment with(More)
absTracT It is desirable to build up a lecture video library to enable students to view past lectures at any time and from anywhere on their PCs. For this purpose, we developed a lecture video player/maker system (Yoshida, 2002, 2003). In developing this system, we considered the usability for students and oper-ability for teachers. The player includes a(More)
Recently, not only still pictures but also moving pictures are displayed on the PDAs or cellular phones. When we take a look such pictures, the picture quality seems to be better than those on the CRTs or the large LCDs. In order to clarify the reason, we have investigated the relationship between the subjective quality of different size of pictures with(More)
— Any networked control system is specified by the combination of the network structure and the dynamics of the components, while one often encounters a situation where the former is known but the latter is (almost) unknown. In such a case, we cannot apply any analysis and design method using the full information of the target system. This paper addresses(More)