Xiu Yang Guo

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Brassica species considered for use in selenium (Se) phytoremediation need to accumulate large amounts of Se to be successful. Retarded plant growth and impaired protein synthesis are common symptoms for plants grown under seleniferous soils. Selenium accumulation by different land races of Brassica juncea (L.) Czern and Coss and one land race of Brassica(More)
Several strains of silkworm Bombyx mori were tested for the gene delivery feasibility of Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcNPV) in vivo. In contrast to the general belief that silkworms were non-permissive to AcNPV, we found that 3 of 7 tested strains were AcNPV permissive. To dispel the physiological influence of the ecdysteroid(More)
  • X Guo, L Wu
  • Ecotoxicology and environmental safety
  • 1998
Accumulation of specific groups of seleno-amino acids in plant tissue reflects not only the Se tolerance of a plant species, but also Se toxicity to animals. The distribution of seleno-amino acids in a Se-tolerant grassland legume species (Melilotus indica L.) grown in Se-laden soils was studied using high-resolution gas chromatography- and gas(More)
1. Unlike mammals, uricotelic species, such as the duck, cannot synthesise endogenous arginine (Arg). This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that dietary L-Arg supplementation might regulate body fat deposition in ducks without affecting their fast growth rate. 2. A total of 160 21-d-old male and female White Pekin ducks were assigned randomly to(More)
The effects of elevated selenium (Se) and salinity concentrations in the root zone on Se and salt secretion and accumulation were studied for an inland (Kesterson) and a coastal (Bodega Bay) saltgrass in sand culture and under greenhouse conditions. The results of this study indicate that the secretory mechanism of the saltgrass exhibits high ion(More)
A field survey was conducted in 1989, 1994, and 1999 in order to monitor the soil and vegetation Se concentrations at the Kesterson upland grassland contaminated by Se-rich drainage sediment. The rate of Se dissipation estimated by the change of soil Se concentration, via volatilization, found to be about 1.1% per year. Soil water-extractable Se increased(More)
In order to investigate the functional signal peptide of silkworm fibroin heavy chain (FibH) and the effect of N- and C-terminal parts of FibH on the secretion of FibH in vivo, N- and C-terminal segments of fibh gene were fused with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene. The fused gene was then introduced into silkworm larvae and expressed in silk(More)
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