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Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (N-DAMO) is a recently discovered process linking the global carbon and nitrogen cycles. This process was reported to be mediated by “Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera”. To date, M. oxyfera-like bacteria have been detected in a limited number of freshwater habitats, but whether these bacteria occur in(More)
Ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) are increasingly recognised as the primary mediators of soil ammonia oxidation, particularly in acidic soils. To explore the niche segregation of AOA and ammonia-oxidising bacteria (AOB) and the potential effect of this segregation on nitrification rates and the nitrogen cycle in Chinese agricultural soils, AOA and AOB amoA(More)
Three activated sludges from a landfill leachate treatment plant (S1), a municipal sewage treatment plant (S2) and a monosodium glutamate (MSG) wastewater treatment plant (S3) were used as inocula to enrich anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) bacteria for the startup of MSG industrial wastewater treatment system. After 360 days of cultivation using MSG(More)
The performance of anaerobic reactor for simultaneous sulfide and nitrate removal under substrate shock loading was studied. The response to the shock loading could be divided into three stages i.e. disturbance, inertial and recovery periods. The effect of the shock loading was directly proportional to the intensity of the shock loads. The reactor(More)
The effect of nitrate and nitrite as electron acceptors on the performance of anaerobic sulfide oxidizing process (ASO process) was investigated. For nitrate-ASO process, the maximum influent nitrogen concentration was lower than that in nitrite-ASO process, but the maximum influent sulfur concentration was higher than that of nitrite-ASO process. The half(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anterior corpus callosotomy with a keyhole approach on refractory seizures and to evaluate this procedure for drop attacks (DAs) and generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs). METHODS All refractory seizure patients underwent anterior corpus callosotomy (n=31) without other epilepsy(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that salidroside (SAL) can protect heart from exhaustive exercise-induced injury by enhancing mitochondrial respiratory function and mitochondrial biogenesis key signaling pathway PGC-1α-NRF1/NRF2 in rats. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups: sedentary (C), exhaustive exercise (EE), low-dose SAL(More)
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) is a prolific free floating aquatic macrohpyte found in tropical and subtropical parts of the earth. The effects of pollutants from textile wastewater on the anatomy of the plant were studied. Water hyacinth exhibits hydrophytic adaptations which include reduced epidermis cells lacking cuticle in most(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN There is comparatively little information on asthma management in China. A multicentre, randomised, open-label, parallel-group, 6-week treatment study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of salmeterol/fluticasone propionate combination treatment in Chinese adult asthmatic patients. SETTING AND PATIENTS 398 patients with(More)
Th1-type immune cytokines are essential to establish adaptive immunity against various microbial pathogens, including Escherichia coli, which cause most urinary tract infections (UTIs). Dendritic cells (DCs) are vital to initiate Th1 immunity, while neutrophils, also referred to here as polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) are reported to be involved in Th1(More)