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To investigate the genetic basis of maize seedling response to waterlogging, we performed a genome-wide association study in 144 maize inbred lines, measuring length, fresh and dry weight of roots and shoots under normal and waterlogged conditions using 45,868 SNPs. This panel was divided into three subgroups based on the population structure results and(More)
Drought can cause severe reduction in maize production, and strongly threatens crop yields. To dissect this complex trait and identify superior alleles, 350 tropical and subtropical maize inbred lines were genotyped using a 1536-SNP array developed from drought-related genes and an array of 56,110 random SNPs. The inbred lines were crossed with a common(More)
Noisy iris recognition under visible lighting has recently drawn much attention. This paper proposes an effective method for visible light iris image matching by using multiple characteristics of iris and eye images. The method consists of image preprocessing, iris data matching, eye data matching, and multi-modal fusion. Ordinal measures and color analysis(More)
—This paper presents an efficient hybrid medium-access control (HMAC) protocol with an embedded cross-layer optimization solution to provide routing-layer coarse-grained end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS) support for latency-sensitive traffic flows. A novel channel-reservation technique is proposed to significantly reduce the end-to-end delay for(More)
Level set based active contour method has been proposed for iris segmentation in recent years, but it can not converge to iris contours in real applications because of its sensitivity to local gradient extremes due to the complex iris texture. In this paper, a novel scheme is proposed to remove local gradient extremes before using level set directly.(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression that are implicated in many processes of eukaryotic cells. It is known that the expression profiles of host miRNAs can be reshaped by viruses. However, a systematic investigation of marine invertebrate miRNAs that respond to virus infection has not yet been performed. In this(More)