Wenqiang Yang

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Leaf senescence is a developmentally programmed degeneration process, which is fine tuned by a complex regulatory network for plant fitness. However, molecular regulation of leaf senescence is poorly understood, especially in rice (Oryza sativa), an important staple crop for more than half of the world population. Here, we report a novel nuclear-localized(More)
In angiosperms, the stigma provides initial nutrients and guidance cues for pollen grain germination and tube growth. However, little is known about the genes that regulate these processes in rice (Oryza sativa). Here, we generate rice stigma-specific or -preferential gene expression profiles through comparing genome-wide expression patterns of(More)
Drought is very harmful to grain yield due to its adverse effect on reproduction, especially on pollination process in rice. However, the molecular basis of such an effect still remains largely unknown. Here, we report the role of a member of CBL (Calcineurin B-Like) Interacting Protein Kinase (CIPK) family, OsCIPK23, in pollination and stress responses in(More)
Plant diurnal oscillation is a 24-hour period based variation. The correlation between diurnal genes and biological pathways was widely revealed by microarray analysis in different species. Rice (Oryza sativa) is the major food staple for about half of the world's population. The rice flag leaf is essential in providing photosynthates to the grain filling.(More)
The shapes of if-part fuzzy sets affect the approximating capability of fuzzy systems. In this paper, the fuzzy systems with the kernel-shaped if-part fuzzy sets are built directly from the training data. It is proved that these fuzzy systems are universal approximators and their uniform approximation rates can be estimated in the single-input–single-output(More)
In this paper we present a higher order moment-matching algorithm for computing the distribution parameters of nonlinear transformation random variables. The new algorithm has two distinct aspects compared to the standard Unscented Kalman Filter (UKF). First, the sigma points are computed in two steps using the covariance matrix and higher-order moments.(More)
Mechanical brake is typically used in wind turbine, which typically suffers from frequent wear-out, more trip opportunities and high maintenance cost. To addressing this issue, a redundant electrical braking system is proposed in this paper. It comprises a conventional dynamic brake connected to the converter DC link and a fully controllable resistive load(More)