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BACKGROUND Crassostrea ariakensis Gould is a representative bivalve species and an economically important oyster in China, but suffers severe mortalities in recent years that are caused by rickettsia-like organism (RLO). Prevention and control of this disease is a priority for the development of oyster aquaculture. It has been proven that mammalian HMGB(More)
BACKGROUND Complete blood count (CBC) reference intervals are important to diagnose diseases, screen blood donors, and assess overall health. However, current reference intervals established by older instruments and technologies and those from American and European populations are not suitable for Chinese samples due to ethnic, dietary, and lifestyle(More)
Ventilation interruption in high gas mine during main fan switchover in the way currently-used that working fan stops at first and standby fan starts later is liable to cause gas concentration exceeding limit. In the paper, a novel way to realize ventilation unceasing during main fan switchover is put forward, in which, contrary to the way currently-used,(More)
INTRODUCTION Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is widely used in the management of diabetes. Therefore, the reliability and comparability among different analytical methods for its detection have become very important. MATERIALS AND METHODS A comparative evaluation of the analytical performances (precision, linearity, accuracy, method comparison, and interferences(More)
The oyster Crassostrea ariakensis is an economically important bivalve species in China, unfortunately it has suffered severe mortalities in recent years caused by rickettsia-like organism (RLO) infection. Prevention and control of this disease is a priority for the development of oyster aquaculture. Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) was identified as(More)
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