Xiao Qiang Sun

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The biogeographical relationships between far-separated populations, in particular, those in the mainland and islands, remain unclear for widespread species in eastern Asia where the current distribution of plants was greatly influenced by the Quaternary climate. Deciduous Oriental oak (Quercus variabilis) is one of the most widely distributed species in(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility, outcomes, and factors affecting the outcome of Z-palatopharyngoplasty (ZP3) in the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. METHODS ZP3 was performed on 34 Friedman stage II/III OSAHS patients with a posterior airway space (PAS) > or = 11 mm.(More)
Increasing empirical evidence has documented variability in elemental composition within species. However, the extent, causes, and pattern of variability in consumer stoichiometry across a large geographical scale are not well understood. Here, we investigated this issue using a holometabolous insect, weevils (Curculio davidi Fairmaire). Larvae of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility and efficiency of Z-palato-pharyngoplasty (ZPPP) plus genioglossus advancement and hyoid suspension (GAHM) for severe obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. SETTING A university medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients who had OSAHS(More)
Plant stoichiometry in relation to environmental factors has recently received increasing attention. However, regulations and variations of plant elements in different environments are not well understood. We investigated homeostasis and variation of macroelements (C, N, P, K, Ca, Mg, and S), essential microelements (Fe, Mn, and Zn) and non-essential(More)
The stoichiometric composition of plant reproductive organs varies with environmental conditions at a large geographical scale, which has potentially important consequences both for plant reproductive success and for the nutrition of consumers. In the study reported here, we investigated variations in the concentrations of macronutrients in acorns of the(More)
The sensing characteristics of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) coated Au nanoparticle (AuNP) sensors were adopted to detect α-pinene vapor. MIP was prepared by using methacrylic acid (MAA) as monomer, ethylene glycol dimethylacrylate (EGDMA) as cross-linker, and α-pinene as template. The MIP adsorption character was evaluated using GC-MS.(More)
The seminal vesicles are male accessory sex glands that mainly contribute the seminal fluid of the ejaculate. Previous studies have suggested that seminal vesicles are supplied by both sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. However, this conclusion was mainly based on studies in pelvic major ganglions and direct neuroanatomical evidence of spinal neurons(More)
Using samples from eastern China (c. 25 - 41° N and 99 - 123° E) and from a common garden experiment, we investigate how Mg concentration varies with climate across multiple trophic levels. In soils, plant tissue (Oriental oak leaves and acorns), and a specialist acorn predator (the weevil Curculio davidi), Mg concentration increased significantly with(More)
The seminal vesicles are male accessory sex glands that contribute much of the seminal fluid volume. Previous studies have suggested that the majority of autonomic innervations to the rat seminal vesicles originate from the bilateral major pelvic ganglia. Many preganglionic autonomic neurones innervating the pelvic ganglion were expressed androgen receptors(More)