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The C-repeat binding factors (CBFs)/dehydration-responsive element-binding protein (DREBs) are a group of conserved transcription factors that play an important role in the response and adaptation to environmental stress in many plants. Two highly similar CBF/DREB1-like genes, PhCBF4a and PhCBF4b, were previously identified in Populus hopeiensis. In this(More)
Drought is one of the main environmental factors limiting tree growth and productivity of plantation forests worldwide. Populus hopeiensis Hu et Chow is one of the most important commercial plantation tree species in China. However, the genes controlling drought tolerance in this species have not been identified or characterized. Here, we conducted(More)
The blue shark Prionace glauca is the most abundant large pelagic shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Although recaptures of tagged sharks have shown that the species is highly migratory, migration pathways towards the overwintering grounds remain poorly understood. We used archival satellite pop-up tags to track 23 blue sharks over a mean period of 88 days as(More)
A MADS-box gene, designated PtAP3, was isolated from a floral bud cDNA library derived from Populus tomentosa. Analysis by multiple alignments of both nucleotide and amino acid sequences, together with phylogenetic analysis, revealed that PtAP3 is an ortholog of Arabidopsis AP3. Analysis of RNA extracts from vegetative and reproductive tissues of P.(More)
In this paper, we present an improved version of the second order sequential best rotation algorithm (SBR2) for polynomial matrix eigenvalue decomposition of para-Hermitian matrices. The improved algorithm is entitled multiple shift SBR2 (MS-SBR2) which is developed based on the original SBR2 algorithm. It can achieve faster convergence than the original(More)
Polysaccharides from mushrooms including Pleurotus eryngii, P. ostreatus, P. nebrodensis, Lentinus edodes, Hypsizygus marmoreus, Flammulina velutipes, Ganoderma lucidum, and Hericium erinaceus were isolated by water extraction and alcohol precipitation. Our results suggest that all tested polysaccharides have the significant antioxidant capacities of(More)
—A novel multichannel spectral factorization algorithm is illustrated in this paper. This new algorithm is based on an iterative method for polynomial eigenvalue decomposition (PEVD) called the second order sequential best rotation (SBR2) algorithm [1]. By using the SBR2 algorithm, multichannel spectral factorization problems are simply broken down to a set(More)