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BACKGROUND Pyropia haitanensis and P. yezoensis are two economically important marine crops that are also considered to be research models to study the physiological ecology of intertidal seaweed communities, evolutionary biology of plastids, and the origins of sexual reproduction. This plastid genome information will facilitate study of breeding,(More)
BACKGROUND The seagrass Zostera marina is a monocotyledonous angiosperm belonging to a polyphyletic group of plants that can live submerged in marine habitats. Zostera marina L. is one of the most common seagrasses and is considered a cornerstone of marine plant molecular ecology research and comparative studies. However, the mechanisms underlying its(More)
Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is frequently used for gene expression analysis. The selection of reference genes is required for normalization of the variation to avoid misinterpretation of experimental results and erroneous analyses. Pyropia yezoensis, growing in the intertidal zone, is an economically important seaweed. Although this intertidal(More)
The number of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in blood provides an indication of disease progression and tumor response to chemotherapeutic agents. Hence, routine detection and enumeration of CTCs in clinical blood samples have significant applications in early cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring. In this paper, we investigate two clas-sifiers for(More)
Pyropia yezoensis is a model organism often used to investigate the mechanisms underlying stress tolerance in intertidal zones. The digital gene expression (DGE) approach was used to characterize a genome-wide comparative analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) that influence the physiological, developmental or biochemical processes in samples(More)
We investigate the problem of checking class attendance by detecting, tracking and recognizing multiple student faces in classroom videos taken by instructors. Instead of recognizing each individual face independently, first, we perform multi-object tracking to associate detected faces (including false positives) into face tracklets (each tracklet contains(More)
High light-inducible proteins are critical for photosynthetic organisms when responding to high light stress. We cloned and characterized the HLIP gene from Porphyra yezoensis, which was designated as PyHLIP. Sequence analysis revealed that the open reading frame of PyHLIP was 387 bp in length that encoded a 128 amino acid-polypeptide containing a plastid(More)
Aquaporins are a class of ancient channel proteins. The role of aquaporin proteins (AQPs) has been extensively studied in land plants. However, the information on AQPs in seaweeds is unclear. Pyropia yezoensis (Rhodophyta) grows in the intertidal zone and is believed to be a model research organism for seaweeds in the intertidal zone. In this study, we(More)