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Auxin/indole-3-acetic acid (Aux/IAA) proteins are transcriptional regulators that mediate many aspects of plant responses to auxin. While functions of most Aux/IAAs have been defined mainly by gain-of-function mutant alleles in Arabidopsis thaliana, phenotypes associated with loss-of-function mutations have been scarce and subtle. We report here that the(More)
—The H.264/AVC video coding standard aims to enable significantly improved compression performance compared to all existing video coding standards. In order to achieve this, a robust rate-distortion optimization (RDO) technique is employed to select the best coding mode and reference frame for each macroblock. As a result, the complexity and computation(More)
In a typical processing chain of image enhancement, an exposure fusion scheme can be used to synthesize a more detailed low dynamic range (LDR) image directly from a set of differently exposed LDR images, without generation of an intermediate high dynamic range image. In this brief, we introduce a new quadratic optimization-based method to extract fine(More)
This paper presents a rate control scheme for H.264 by introducing the concept of basic unit and a linear prediction model. The basic unit can be a macroblock (MB), a slice, or a frame. It can be used to obtain a trade-off between the overall coding efficiency and the bits fluctuation. The linear model is used to solve the chicken and egg dilemma existing(More)
—Some sufficient conditions for asymptotic stability of impulsive control systems with impulses at fixed times were recently presented. In this note, we derive some less conservative conditions for asymptotic stability of such impulsive control systems and the results are used to design impulsive control for a class of nonlinear systems. The class of(More)