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Real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) is a preferred method for rapid and accurate quantification of gene expression studies. Appropriate application of RT-qPCR requires accurate normalization though the use of reference genes. As no single reference gene is universally suitable for all experiments, thus reference gene(s) validation under different(More)
Ear rot (ER) in maize is a prevalent disease worldwide which reduces yield and grain quality. Grain moisture content (GM) is an important factor which impacts the fungal development of ER species. Our purpose was to identify the genomic regions of maize in the control of GM and ER resistance, and the correlations between two traits. A meta-analysis was(More)
Development of gibberella ear rot (GER) resistant genotypes in maize is important to reduce yield loss and most importantly to avoid mycotoxin contamination of food and feed. The objective of the current study was to investigate the effect of kernel drydown rate (KDD) on GER disease development and to test whether using KDD as an indirect selection trait(More)
BACKGROUND Several observational studies have investigated the association between -607 C/A polymorphism of IL-18 gene and cancer risk; however, the results were inconsistent. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to derive a more precise estimation of the association to help us better understand the relationship between -607 C/A polymorphism of IL-18(More)
Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is sensitive to low temperature and easy to be subjected to chilling injury, which causes fruit ripening disorder. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the expression of genes related to ethylene and fruit ripening disorder caused by chilling injury. Papaya fruits were firstly stored at 7°C and 12°C for 25 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the areas at highest risk for postoperative pancreatic cancer local recurrence according to the spatial location of local failures, with the aim to provide a precise target volume for pancreatic cancer adjuvant radiotherapy. METHODS Patients with pancreatic cancer who had undergone surgery for the primary tumor in pancreas at our(More)
The generation of biofuels from biomass such as corn (Zea mays L.) stalks may be improved by increasing the concentration of available sugar. Understanding the inheritance of high stalk sugar traits is important for the development of new hybrids adapted for this purpose. The genetics associated with high stalk sugar (measured as sucrose equivalents)(More)