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Cadmium (Cd) contamination of agricultural soils is an increasingly serious problem. Measures need to be developed to minimize Cd entering the human food chain from contaminated soils. We report here that, under Cd exposure condition, application with low doses of (0.1-0.5 μM) abscisic acid (ABA) clearly inhibited Cd uptake by roots and decreased Cd level(More)
Protons in acid soil are highly rhizotoxic to plants, but the mechanism of tolerance of plants to protons is largely unknown. Nitrate uptake by root cells is accompanied by the uptake of protons. Therefore, nitrate uptake transporters (NRTs) may be involved in plant tolerance to proton toxicity. We investigated the root nitrate uptake response to proton(More)
In this article, a supersandwich-type electrochemical biosensor for sequence-specific DNA detection is described. In design, single-strand DNA labeled with methylene blue (MB) was used as signal probe, and auxiliary probe was designed to hybridize with two different regions of signal probe. The biosensor construction contained three steps: (i) capture DNA(More)
A simple electrochemical sensor for sensitive and selective DNA detection was constructed based on gold nanorods (Au NRs) decorated graphene oxide (GO) sheets. The high-quality Au NRs-GO nanocomposite was synthesized via the electrostatic self-assembly technique, which is considered a potential sensing platform. Differential pulse voltammetry was used to(More)
We use the semiparametric additive hazards model to formulate the effects of individual covariates on the capture rates in the continuous-time capture-recapture experiment, and then construct a Horvitz-Thompson-type estimator for the unknown population size. The resulting estimator is consistent and asymptotically normal with an easily estimated variance.(More)
In this study, we designed a fluorescence resonance energy transfer system containing gold nanorods (AuNRs) and fluorescein (FAM) for the detection of hepatitis B virus DNA sequences. AuNRs were synthesized according to the seed-mediated surfactant-directed approach, and the surface of the AuNRs was wrapped with a thin layer of cetyltrimethylammonium(More)
NRT1.1 is a dual-affinity nitrate (NO3(-)) transporter involved in both high- and low-affinity NO3(-) uptake in Arabidopsis plants. In a recent study, we showed that, under cadmium (Cd) exposure, blocking the NRT1.1-mediated NO3(-) uptake reduces Cd entry into roots, thus lowing Cd levels in plants and improving plant growth. In addition, we also found that(More)
In this study, an ultra-sensitive hairpin DNA-based electrochemical DNA biosensor for K-ras gene detection is described. Gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-streptavidin capped Au-NPs (HAS) conjugates are used for signal amplification. Initially, hairpin DNA dually labeled with thiol at its 5' end and with biotin at its 3' end is(More)
Herein, a dual signal amplification strategy was employed in fabricating ultrasensitive electrochemical immunosensor for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) detection, which was realized by utilizing of ZnO nanorods/Au nanopaticles hybridized reduced graphene nanosheet (Au/ZnO/RGO) and horseradish-peroxidase (HRP) bioconjugated detection antibody (Ab2) functionalized(More)
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