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  1. Content type: Research

    Bagridae is an important family of catfishes and has a high market demand. Recently, more cultivable Bagridae fishes are being exploited in China, and hybridization of some species has been carried out to achi...

    Authors: Hongwei Liang, Shanshan Guo, Xiangzhong Luo, Zhong Li and Guiwei Zou

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2115

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  2. Content type: Research

    Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an advance microscopic technique that provides three dimensional structures of cell surfaces with high resolution. In the present study AFM was used for comparative analysis of...

    Authors: Bassamah Hanif, Nusrat Jamil and Muhammad Raza Shah

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2112

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    Bovine Mx2 gene sequences were already reported, but further information about the gene properties is not yet available. The objective of the current study was to elucidate the structural properties of the bovine...

    Authors: H. A. E. Babiker, T. Saito, Y. Nakatsu, S. Takasuga, M. Morita, Y. Sugimoto, J. Ueda and T. Watanabe

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2109

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  4. Content type: Research

    Cyphomandra betacea (C. betacea) belongs to the Solanaceae family. This study was aimed to evaluate the anti-proliferative of C.betacea crude extract against selected cancer cell lines...

    Authors: Maisarah Abdul Mutalib, Faisal Ali, Fauziah Othman, Rajesh Ramasamy and Asmah Rahmat

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2105

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  5. Content type: Research

    Saliva, a mixture of exocrinally secretive fluids, amounts to ~1.5 L daily and harbors numerous microbial inhabitants. However, except the organismal structure of saliva microbiota, the functional profile of ...

    Authors: Fang Yang, Kang Ning, Xiaowei Zeng, Qian Zhou, Xiaoquan Su and Xiao Yuan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2098

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  6. Content type: Review

    Rice breeding program needs to focus on development of nutrient dense rice for value addition and helping in reducing malnutrition. Mineral and vitamin deficiency related problems are common in the majority of...

    Authors: Anumalla Mahender, Annamalai Anandan, Sharat Kumar Pradhan and Elssa Pandit

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2086

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    The new method described here is highly efficient in transferring microinjected mouse eggs (MEs) through the bursa membrane of a surrogate mother mouse to the ampulla of the oviduct without damaging the blood ...

    Authors: Guang Wen, Jing Di, Qian Li, Jianling Chen, Ling Jin, Cheng Wang and Sanqing Xu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2076

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  8. Content type: Research

    Accurate model of structural elements is necessary to model the foliage and fruit distributions in cultivated plants, both of them being key parameters for yield prediction. However, the level of details in ar...

    Authors: Fabio Takeshi Matsunaga, Jonas Barbosa Tosti, Armando Androcioli-Filho, Jacques Duílio Brancher, Evelyne Costes and Miroslava Rakocevic

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2075

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  9. Content type: Research

    The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) is a major pest of broccoli crops in Colombia. To control P. xylostella, we evaluated the interaction of Beauveria bassiana Bb9205 and Metarhizium anisopliae Ma9236 wit...

    Authors: J. P. Correa-Cuadros, A. Sáenz-Aponte and M. X. Rodríguez-Bocanegra

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2068

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  10. Content type: Research

    Duck farming is on the raise in the current scenario, but processed products from duck meat are still uncommon to find. Investigating the duck meat qualities during storage will provide information to enhance ...

    Authors: Z. Naveen, B. R. Naik, B. V. Subramanyam and P. M. Reddy

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2061

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  11. Content type: Research

    Adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) isolated from the stromal vascular fraction are a source of mesenchymal stem cells that have been shown to be beneficial in many regenerative medicine applications. AS...

    Authors: Alice S. Ferng, Katherine M. Marsh, Jamie M. Fleming, Renee F. Conway, David Schipper, Naing Bajaj, Alana M. Connell, Tia Pilikian, Kitsie Johnson, Ray Runyan, Stephen M. Black, John A. Szivek and Zain Khalpey

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2057

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  12. Content type: research

    Canine kobuvirus (CaKVs) was a newly described virus detected in dogs in the US and Italy. To learn more about CaKVs, 5 of 106 fecal samples from diarrhea dogs were positive with CaKVs in China, and the full g...

    Authors: Ning Kong, Yewen Zuo, Zhongze Wang, Hai Yu, En-min Zhou, Tongling Shan and Guangzhi Tong

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2047

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  13. Content type: Research

    Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl (loquat) is an evergreen Rosaceae fruit tree widely distributed in subtropical regions. Its leaves are considered as traditional Chinese medicine and ar...

    Authors: Liqun Shen, Qijie Guan, Awais Amin, Wei Zhu, Mengzhu Li, Ximin Li, Lin Zhang and Jingkui Tian

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2036

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  14. Content type: Research

    Sri Lanka has rich cyanobacterial diversity, however, only few studies have been conducted to identify the potential toxin producers in water bodies used for human consumption. As the detection of cyanotoxin i...

    Authors: Harshini M. Liyanage, Dhammika. N. Magana Arachchi and Naduviladath V. Chandrasekaran

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2026

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  15. Content type: Research

    Neuronatin (NNAT) is a paternal-inherited imprinted gene, first discovered in the rat neonatal brain, where it plays vital roles for neuronal growth, brain development, and metabolic regulation. The maternal impr...

    Authors: Yuxin Xu, Zhiquan Liu, Tiedong Wang, Xianju Chen, Jichao Deng, Mao Chen and Zhanjun Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2018

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  16. Content type: Research

    Guangxi Province in Southeastern China has one of the highest HIV-1 infection and transmission rates in stable couples. However, the mode of transmission at the molecular level has seldom been reported amongst...

    Authors: Nidan Wang, Zhenzhu Tang, Yijia Li, Peiyan Xie and Yiming Shao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2015

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  17. Content type: Case Study

    Nonunions of the tibia represent challenging orthopedic problems, which require the surgeon to analyze numerous factors and choose an appropriate treatment. This article presents a case report of tibia and fib...

    Authors: Hong-jiang Jiang, Xun-xiang Tan, Hai-yang Ju, Jin-ping Su, Wei Yan, Xiu-gang Song, Li-wu Qin, Chang-jun Ju, Ling-shuang Wang and De-bao Zou

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2013

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  18. Content type: Research

    Rye is second only to wheat among grains most widely used in the making of bread and is also a very important gene resource for breeding and improvement of wheat and other cereal crops owing to tolerance to ab...

    Authors: Kamil Haliloglu and Murat Aydin

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2005

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  19. Content type: Research

    Underground water is an important natural resource serving as a reliable source of drinking water for many people worldwide, especially in developing countries. Underground water quality needs to be given a pr...

    Authors: Sixtus Bieranye Bayaa Martin Saana, Samuel Asiedu Fosu, Godfred Etsey Sebiawu, Napoleon Jackson and Thomas Karikari

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2001

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  20. Content type: Research

    Rock phosphate (RP) addition in cow-dung waste-paper mixtures at rates above 2% P has been reported to increase the rate of bio-transformation and humification of organic waste mixtures during vermicomposting ...

    Authors: F. O. Unuofin, M. Siswana and E. N. Cishe

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1986

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  21. Content type: Research

    This work presents the application of several our own novel methods of analysing the kinetics of plant growth, which create, among others, a common platform for the comparison of experimental results. A relati...

    Authors: Mariusz Pietruszka and Aleksandra Haduch-Sendecka

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1978

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  22. Content type: Research

    Sea cucumbers (Apostichopus japonicus) are an imperiled fauna exposed to a variety of environmental condition such as salinity and studies are urgently needed to assess their effects to guide aquaculture efforts....

    Authors: Chenfan Geng, Yi Tian, Yanpeng Shang, Liqiang Wang, Yanan Jiang and Yaqing Chang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1977

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  23. Content type: Research

    Dengue virus (DENV) is an RNA virus showing a high degree of genetic variation as a consequence of its proofreading inability. This variation plays an important role in virus evolution and pathogenesis. Althou...

    Authors: Pannamthip Pitaksajjakul, Surachet Benjathummarak, Hyun Ngoc Son, Supatra Thongrungkiat and Pongrama Ramasoota

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1960

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  24. Content type: Research

    Paratyphoid fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A is becoming a serious health problem in Asian countries particularly Pakistan, China and India and situation is aggravated by current unavailabi...

    Authors: Zainab Rahmat, Aamir Ali, Yasra Sarwar, Muhammad Salman and Abdul Haque

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1954

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  25. Content type: Research

    Dengue is one of the most important emerging diseases of humans, with no preventive vaccines or antiviral cures available currently. In 2014, the Southeast Asian region experienced an unprecedented outbreak of...

    Authors: Pei Wang, Huiling Wang, Jianhai Yu, Qian Xie, Zhiwei Yao, Zhiran Qin, Weizhi Lu, Jia Li, Minyi Zhang, Guangjin Cao, Zhicheng Zhong, Tianwen He, Danjuan Ma, Bao Zhang and Wei Zhao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1942

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  26. Content type: Research

    The use of Trichoderma isolates with efficient antagonistic activity represents a potentially effective and alternative disease management strategy to replace health hazardous chemical control. In this context, t...

    Authors: Shalini Rai, Prem Lal Kashyap, Sudheer Kumar, Alok Kumar Srivastava and Pramod W. Ramteke

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1939

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  27. Content type: Research

    Diets with increasing levels of energy were fed for 42 days to 200, 1-day old male broiler chickens to evaluate growth performance, carcass characteristics and chemical composition of meat. The study was perf...

    Authors: F. Infante-Rodríguez, J. Salinas-Chavira, M. F. Montaño-Gómez, O. M. Manríquez-Nuñez, V. M. González-Vizcarra, O. F. Guevara-Florentino and J. A. Ramírez De León

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1937

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  28. Content type: Research

    Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Locality-level and cultivar identification is of great importance not only...

    Authors: Hongtao Wang, Na Hao, Lei Chen and Guisheng Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1919

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  29. Content type: Research

    A total of 150 bread wheat genotypes representing 121 Indian and 29 Turkish origin were screened for nutrient concentrations and grain protein content. Elemental and grain protein composition were studied by ...

    Authors: Anamika Pandey, Mohd Kamran Khan, Erdogan E. Hakki, George Thomas, Mehmet Hamurcu, Sait Gezgin, Ozge Gizlenci and Mahinur S. Akkaya

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1912

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  30. Content type: Research

    Computer science and mathematical theories are combined to analyze the complex interactions among genes, which are simplified to a network to establish a theoretical model for the analysis of the structure, mo...

    Authors: Longlong Liu, Tingting Zhao, Meng Ma and Yan Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1911

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  31. Content type: Research

    This study was carried out to evaluate the quality of the three edible tissues (muscles, hepatopancreas and gonads) of the male and female Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in natural harvest season, base...

    Authors: Xiaozhen Yang, Jinbiao Zhang and Yongxu Cheng

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1906

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  32. Content type: Research

    Adipose tissue products may contribute to endometrial cancer (EC) initiation and further growth that encourages the analysis of this issue in patients with different obesity phenotypes.

    Authors: Lev M. Berstein, Aglaya G. Iyevleva, Marina S. Mukhina, Dmitry A. Vasilyev and Tatyana E. Poroshina

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1900

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  33. Content type: Research

    The high mortality rate in Bangladesh is related to poverty, which results in protein malnutrition, essential fatty acid deficiency and lacks in adequate vitamins, minerals and calorie. Exploring new food item...

    Authors: Shahdat Hossain, Rashed Ahmed, Sujan Bhowmick, Abdullah Al Mamun and Michio Hashimoto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1899

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA sequence data from thousands of samples are present in the public sequence databases. No publicly available, up-to-date, multiple sequence alignments, containing full-length and su...

    Authors: Trevor G. Bell, Mukhlid Yousif and Anna Kramvis

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1896

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  35. Content type: Research

    Thalassemia Major is a preventable genetic disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin synthesis and lifelong blood transfusions. The children suffering from Thalassemia Major have poor quality of life. This...

    Authors: Nonita Dhirar, Jyoti Khandekar, Damodar Bachani and Deonath Mahto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1895

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  36. Content type: Research

    Plant mitochondrial (mt) genomes possess several complex features, including a variable size, a dynamic genome structure, and complicated patterns of gene loss and gain throughout evolutionary history. Studies...

    Authors: Suyun Wei, Xuelin Wang, Changwei Bi, Yiqing Xu, Dongyang Wu and Ning Ye

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1894

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Enhancement of functional ambulation is a key goal of rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy (CP) who experience gross motor impairment. Physiotherapy (PT) approaches often involve overground and trea...

    Authors: Alicia J. Hilderley, Darcy Fehlings, Gloria W. Lee and F. Virginia Wright

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1886

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  38. Content type: Research

    Seven strains of bacteria [Pseudomonas plecoglossicida SRI-156, Brevibacterium antiquum SRI-158, Bacillus altitudinis SRI-178, Enterobacter ludwigii SRI-211, E. ludwigii SRI-229, Acinetobacter tandoii SRI-305 and...

    Authors: Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan, Srinivas Vadlamudi, Srinivasan Samineni and C. V. Sameer Kumar

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1882

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  39. Content type: Research

    Influenza viruses are divided into three types, A, B, and C. Human influenza A and B viruses can cause seasonal epidemics, but influenza C causes only a mild respiratory illness. Influenza A virus can infect ...

    Authors: Yingjie Zhang, Qiqi Liu, Dou Wang, Suhong Chen, Xiaobo Wang and Shengqi Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1871

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  40. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to determine favorable physical activities, by intensity, type, and frequency that would serve to minimize the prevalence of metabolic syndrome. A total of 24,178 individuals part...

    Authors: Junga Lee, Yoonmyung Kim and Justin Y. Jeon

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1870

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  41. Content type: Research

    Docetaxel has been the standard first-line therapy in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The survival benefit is, however, limited by either primary or acquired resistance. In this study, Du145 ...

    Authors: Yuanjun Ma, Yali Miao, Zhuochun Peng, Johanna Sandgren, Teresita Díaz De Ståhl, Mikael Huss, Lena Lennartsson, Yanling Liu, Monica Nistér, Sten Nilsson and Chunde Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1861

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:2084

  42. Content type: Research

    ‘Jones Hybrid’ hickory is an accession in the National Collection of Genetic Resources for Pecans and Hickories for which information about origin, identity and characteristics is very incomplete. Phenotypic a...

    Authors: L. J. Grauke, M. Azucena Mendoza-Herrera, David M. Stelly and Patricia E. Klein

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1860

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  43. Content type: Research

    This study was designed to investigate the effect of BMSCs transfected BMP-2 composite with magnesium alloy rod in the repair of the femoral head necrosis in New Zealand white rabbits. Multifactorial but mostl...

    Authors: Kaka A. A. Katiella, Zhang Yanru and Zhang Hui

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1857

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