Yu Long Feng

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Each year, world wide, tens of thousands of zygotes derived from the in-vitro insemination of human oocytes undergo polyspermic fertilization. These embryos must presently be discarded because it has never been demonstrated in any mammal that polyspermic zygotes can develop normally to term after removal of the supernumerary male pronucleus. Our study was(More)
Both innate and evolutionarily increased ecophysiological advantages can contribute to vigorous growth, and eventually to invasiveness of alien plants. Little effort has been made to explore the roles of innate factors of alien plants in invasiveness and the effects of CO2 enrichment on alien plant invasions. To address these problems, we compared invasive(More)
Successful invasion by exotic plant species can modify the abundance and composition of soil microbial communities. Eupatorium adenophora and Chromolaena odorata are exotics that have become highly invasive plants in China. Several studies have investigated mechanisms of their successful invasions including phenotypic plasticity, genetic differentiation,(More)
It has been recognized for several decades that the number of cleavage divisions which precede blastocyst formation in the mammalian embryo is rigorously fixed, such that removal of cells from the embryo, or augmentation of cell number by embryo aggregation, does not affect the timing of blastulation. Instead, embryos manipulated so as to reduce cell number(More)
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