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Selenoprotein R (SelR) is a mammalian selenocysteine-containing protein with no known function. Here we report that cysteine homologs of SelR are present in all organisms except certain parasites and hyperthermophiles, and this pattern of occurrence closely matches that of only one protein, peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase (MsrA). Moreover, in several(More)
This paper studies error characterization of the factorization method for 3-D shape and motion recovery from image sequences using matrix perturbation theory and covariance propagation for linear models. Given the 2-D projections of a set of feature points across multiple image frames and small perturbations/covariances of the feature point coordinates,(More)
BACKGROUND An understanding of the genetic determinism of photoperiod response of flowering is a prerequisite for the successful exchange of germplasm across different latitudes. In order to contribute to resolve the genetic basis of photoperiod sensitivity in maize, a set of 201 recombinant inbred lines (RIL), derived from a temperate and tropical inbred(More)
In the scientific research community, plagiarism and covert multiple publications of the same data are considered unacceptable because they undermine the public confidence in the scientific integrity. Yet, little has been done to help authors and editors to identify highly similar citations, which sometimes may represent cases of unethical duplication. For(More)
—Following a brief overview of two-dimensional (2-D) parametric motion models commonly used in video manipulation and compression, we introduce trifocal transfer, which is an image-based scene representation used in computer vision, as a motion compensation method that uses three frames at a time to implicitly capture camera/scene motion and scene depth.(More)
Complete and accurate video tracking is very difficult to achieve in practice due to long occlusions, traffic clutter, shadows and appearance changes. In this paper, we study the feasibility of event recognition when object tracks are fragmented. By changing the lock score threshold controlling track termination, different levels of track fragmentation are(More)
BACKGROUND Computational methods have been used to find duplicate biomedical publications in MEDLINE. Full text articles are becoming increasingly available, yet the similarities among them have not been systematically studied. Here, we quantitatively investigated the full text similarity of biomedical publications in PubMed Central. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
Probabilistic suffix tree (PST) is a stochastic model that uses a suffix tree as an index structure to store conditional probabilities associated with subsequences. PST has been successfully used to model and predict protein families following global approach. Their approach takes into account the entire sequence, and thus is not suitable for partially(More)