Xiaofeng Ruan

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Persimmon (Diospyros L.) is one of the most important fruits worldwide and it has been recognized as a health nutrient supply for human consumption. In this study, sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers were used to characterize the genetic diversity of seven species of Persimmon, aiming at exploiting valuable wild resources for breeding new(More)
Cinnamomum septentrionale Hand.-Mazz. is a medium or large tree of the Lauraceae family, native of China, grown in the valley or on the hillside. Camphor, which is used as analgetic in medicine or perfume for preventing insect and antisepsis, can be produced by distilling its root. We isolated volatile and active compounds from plant material by microwave(More)
Various environmental and socioeconomic issues have been attributed to land-use changes, and therefore, the underlying mechanisms merit investigation and quantification. This study assesses a comprehensive series of land-use conversions that were implemented over a recent 12-year period in the province of Alberta, Canada, where rapid economic and population(More)
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