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Rice blast caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae is one of the most destructive diseases worldwide. Although the rice-M. oryzae interaction has been studied extensively, the early molecular events that occur in rice before full maturation of the appressorium during M. oryzae invasion are unknown. Here, we report a comparative transcriptomics(More)
Plants that spontaneously produce lesion mimics or spots, without any signs of obvious adversity, such as pesticide and mechanical damage, or pathogen infection, are so-called lesion mimic mutants (lmms). In rice, many lmms exhibit enhanced resistance to pathogens, which provides a unique opportunity to uncover the molecular mechanism underlying lmms. We(More)
BACKGROUND There is a high probability of accidental perforation of the vertebral pedicle wall in pedicle screw insertion surgery. A pedicle screw (PS) measurement device with an optical probe has been reported to send out a warning signal before the PS tip breaking the vertebral pedicle wall. METHODS In this study, we explored the detection depth of(More)
Rare minnow (Gobiocypris rarus) is an endangered small fish endemic to upper reach of the Yangtze River. From a (GT)n enriched genomic library, 32 microsatellites were isolated and characterized. Nineteen of these loci were polymorphic in a test population with alleles ranging from 2–7, and observed and expected heterozygosities from zero to 0.8438, and(More)
Accurate and robust recognition of burning state for sintering process of rotary kiln plays an important role in the design of image-based intelligent control systems. Existing approaches such as consensus-based methods, temperature-based methods and image segmentation-based methods could not achieve satisfactory performance. This paper presents a flame(More)
Texture feature has been widely used in object recognition, image content analysis and many others. Among various approaches to texture feature extraction, Gabor filter has emerged as one of the most popular ones. Gabor filter-based feature extractor is in fact a Gabor filter bank defined by its parameters including frequencies, orientations and smooth(More)
Texture feature has been widely used in image segmentation, classification, retrieval and many others. Among various approaches to texture feature extraction, Gabor filtering has emerged as one of the most popular in recent years. Gabor filter-based texture feature extractor is in fact a Gabor filter bank defined by its parameters including frequencies,(More)