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Seed development in Arabidopsis thaliana undergoes an initial phase of endosperm proliferation followed by a second phase in which the embryo grows at the expense of the endosperm. As mature seed size is largely attained during the initial phase, seed size is coordinately determined by the growth of the maternal ovule, endosperm, and embryo. Here, we(More)
Aquaporins are multifunctional membrane channels that facilitate the transmembrane transport of water and solutes. When transmembrane mineral nutrient transporters exhibit the same expression patterns as aquaporins under diverse temporal and physiological conditions, there is a greater probability that they interact. In this study, genome-wide temporal(More)
With the rapid development of online learning technology, a huge amount of e-learning materials have been generated which are highly heterogeneous and in various media formats. Besides, e-learning environments are highly dynamic with the ever increasing number of learning resources that are naturally distributed over the network. On the other hand, in the(More)
To monitor gene expression profiles during pollination and fertilization in rice at a genome scale, we generated 73,424 high-quality expressed sequence tags (ESTs) derived from the green/etiolated shoot and pistil (0-5 h after pollination, 5hP) of rice, which were subsequently used to construct a cDNA microarray containing ca. 10 000 unique rice genes. This(More)
Complete cellulose synthesis is required to form functional cell walls and to facilitate proper cell expansion during plant growth. AtCESA2 is a member of the cellulose synthase A family in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) that participates in cell wall formation. By analysis of transgenic seedlings, we demonstrated that AtCESA2 was expressed in all(More)
Bioremediation of arsenic contaminated soils and groundwater shows a great potential for future development due to its environmental compatibility and possible cost-effectiveness. It relies on microbial activity to remove, mobilize, and contain arsenic through sorption, biomethylation-demethylation, complexation, coprecipitation, and oxidation-reduction(More)
BACKGROUND Minimal residual disease (MRD)-directedmodified donor lymphocyte infusion (mDLI) is used to treat relapse after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). For patients who experience an unsatisfactory response tomDLI, relapse is usually inevitable. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the efficacy ofinterferon α therapy in these patients. (More)
Alternative splicing enhances transcriptome diversity in all eukaryotes and plays a role in plant tissue identity and stress adaptation. To catalog new maize (Zea mays) transcripts and identify genomic loci that regulate alternative splicing, we analyzed over 90 RNA-seq libraries from maize inbred lines B73 and Mo17, as well as Syn10 doubled haploid lines(More)
BACKGROUND CD3+CD4-CD8-double negative (DN) T cells, as a distinct subset of regulatory T cells (Tregs), played a pivotal role in patients following hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. METHODS This study examines the behavior of CD3+CD4-CD8- double negative (DN) T cells in 73 patients at days 30, 60, 90 and 180 after allo-HSCT. RESULTS There was no(More)