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Salinity is a major environmental stress and a substantial constraint on plant production. The objective of this research was to better understand the mechanisms of the antioxidant responses of leaves and roots to NaCl-salinity stress in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). The effects of NaCl-salinity stress (1, 3, 5, 10 and 15gNaCl/kgdrysoil) on lipid(More)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a central and Eastern USA native, is highly valued as a component in tallgrass prairie and savanna restoration and conservation projects and a potential bioenergy feedstock. The purpose of this study was to identify regional diversity, gene pools, and centers-of-diversity of switchgrass to gain an understanding of its(More)
Quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (qRT-PCR) is a sensitive and powerful technique for measuring differential gene expression; however, changes in gene expression induced by abiotic stresses are complex and multifaceted. Therefore, a set of stably expressed reference genes for data normalization is required. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)(More)
We use first-principles calculations to study structural, vibrational, and superconducting properties of H_{2}S at pressures P≥200  GPa. The inclusion of zero-point energy leads to two different possible dissociations of H2S, namely 3H2S→2H3S+S and 5H2S→3H3S+HS2, where both H3S and HS2 are metallic. For H3S, we perform nonperturbative calculations of(More)
The effects of salt-alkaline mixed stress on switchgrass were investigated by evaluating seed germination and the proline, malondialdehyde (MDA) and soluble sugar contents in three switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) cultivars in order to identify which can be successfully produced on marginal lands affected by salt-alkaline mixed stress. The experimental(More)
Keywords: Dynamic Bayesian networks Fault tree Imperfect repair Subsea blowout preventer Reliability Availability a b s t r a c t This paper presents a quantitative reliability and availability evaluation method for subsea blowout pre-venter (BOP) system by translating fault tree (FT) into dynamic Bayesian networks (DBN) directly, taking account of(More)
The quantum nature of the proton can crucially affect the structural and physical properties of hydrogen compounds. For example, in the high-pressure phases of H2O, quantum proton fluctuations lead to symmetrization of the hydrogen bond and reduce the boundary between asymmetric and symmetric structures in the phase diagram by 30 gigapascals (ref. 3). Here(More)
A multi-source information fusion based fault diagnosis methodology is proposed. The diagnosis model is obtained by combining two proposed Bayesian networks. The proposed model can increase the fault diagnostic accuracy for single fault. The model can correct the wrong results for multiple-simultaneous faults. a b s t r a c t In order to increase the(More)
Path planning is a crucial problem in the application of mobile robot and autonomous vehicle. Recently most of methods only achieve reliable results in some particular structured environments. In this paper, we describe a new navigation path detection algorithm in an unstructured environment. Natural frames are analyzed in RGB vector space to research the(More)
BACKGROUND E. arundinaceus (Retz.) Jeswiet is a warm-season, tall-growing perennial species native to much southern portion in China. The grass has been extensively used in sugarcane breeding and is recently targeted as a bioenergy feedstock crop. However, information on the genetic structure of the Chinese wild germplasm is limited. Knowledge of genetic(More)