Xinxing Liu

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The molecular diversities of the microbial communities from four sites impacted by acid mine drainage (AMD) at Dexing Copper Mine in Jiangxi province of China were studied using 16S rRNA sequences and gyrB sequences. Of the four sampled sites, each habitat exhibited distinct geochemical characteristics and the sites were linked geographically allowing us to(More)
Acid mine drainage (AMD) is an extreme environment, usually with low pH and high concentrations of metals. Although the phylogenetic diversity of AMD microbial communities has been examined extensively, little is known about their functional gene diversity and metabolic potential. In this study, a comprehensive functional gene array (GeoChip 2.0) was used(More)
Indomethacin (IDM) microcrystals sized 5 approximately 10 microm were directly encapsulated with nature polysaccharides chitosan (CHI) and sodium alginate (ALG) through layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly. Due to partial dissolution of IDM in the deposition solution, the retention of the IDM microcrystals gradually decreased with increasing deposition times(More)
The sol-gel transition in aqueous alginate solutions induced by chelation with calcium cations from in situ release has been investigated with viscoelastic methods. Two alginate samples having different molecular weights (MW) were used over the concentration C(Alg) of 2 approximately 6 wt % with different mole ratio f of Ca2+ to the alginate repeat unit.(More)
Ultracold atoms in optical lattices have great potential to contribute to a better understanding of some of the most important issues in many-body physics, such as high-temperature superconductivity. The Hubbard model--a simplified representation of fermions moving on a periodic lattice--is thought to describe the essential details of copper oxide(More)
Novel hybrid alginate hydrogel beads with shells of porous CaCO3 microparticles were fabricated by templating water-in-oil emulsion and subsequent in situ gelation. Porous CaCO3 microparticles were self-assembled at interfaces of water-in-oil emulsion. Water droplets containing alginate in the emulsion were subsequently in situ gelated by Ca2+ released from(More)
Submicron-sized poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)/polyethyleneimine core-shell microgels were prepared in aqueous media by using tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as an initiator, and then the gold nanoparticles (∼8 nm) were formed on the surface of the microgels. The amino groups on the polyethyleneimine (PEI) chains act as the binder for the assembly of the gold(More)
Combination of adsorption by porous CaCO(3) microparticles and encapsulation by polyelectrolyte multilayers via the layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly was proposed for sustained drug release. Firstly, porous calcium carbonate microparticles with an average diameter of 5 microm were prepared for loading a model drug, ibuprofen (IBU). Adsorption of IBU into(More)
Polysaccharide multilayer nanocapsules have been fabricated in aqueous media by the layer-by-layer self-assembly of chitosan (CHI) and sodium alginate (ALG) on monodisperse polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles with a diameter of 180 nm as template, followed by removal of the templates through dissolving in THF. The pH and added salt concentration of the(More)
Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (A. ferrooxidans) ATCC 23270 is a model bacteria for bioleaching research. Because of the use of extractant in metal extraction industry, A. ferrooxidans needs to cope with the water-organic two-phase system. To get insight into the molecular response of A. ferrooxidans to organic solvent, global gene expression pattern was(More)