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  1. 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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    This paper presents a genetic algorithm based hybrid approach for solving a fuzzy multi-objective assignment problem (FMOAP) by using an exponential membership function in which the coefficient of the objectiv...

    Authors: Jayesh M. Dhodiya and Anita Ravi Tailor

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2028

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    Most smokers have their first experience of cigarette use when they are teenagers (i.e. at schools). Aiming tobacco control initiatives at secondary school students offers preventive measures to eliminate or r...

    Authors: Xianglong Xu, Cheng Chen, Abu S. Abdullah, Lingli Liu, Manoj Sharma, Yaping Li and Yong Zhao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2021

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    The permutation transformation of tensors is introduced and its basic properties are discussed. The invariance under permutation transformations is studied for some important structure tensors such as symmetri...

    Authors: Yao-Tang Li, Zheng-Bo Li, Qi-Long Liu and Qiong Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2023

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    The aim of this study is to explore the use of lichens as biomonitors of the impact of nickel mining and ore treatment on the atmosphere in the New Caledonian archipelago (South Pacific Ocean); both activities...

    Authors: Camille Pasquet, Pauline Le Monier, Fabrice Monna, Christophe Durlet, Benjamin Brigaud, Rémi Losno, Carmela Chateau, Christine Laporte-Magoni and Peggy Gunkel-Grillon

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2022

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    This study examined the effectiveness of using Physical Activity Consultation (PAC) as an addition to the standard smoking cessation treatment in Malaysia. We explored participants’ experiences in terms of ph...

    Authors: Yuin Yi Lee, Selina Khoo, Tony Morris, Clare Hanlon, Lei-Hum Wee, Eng Wah Teo and Yuhanis Adnan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2012

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    The recognition of Arabic script and its derivatives such as Urdu, Persian, Pashto etc. is a difficult task due to complexity of this script. Particularly, Urdu text recognition is more difficult due to its Na...

    Authors: Saeeda Naz, Arif Iqbal Umar, Riaz Ahmed, Muhammad Imran Razzak, Sheikh Faisal Rashid and Faisal Shafait

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2010

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    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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    This paper proposes a performance model for general matrix multiplication (GEMM) on decoupled access/execute (DAE) architecture platforms, in order to guide improvements of the GEMM performance in the Godson-3...

    Authors: Ming Zhang, Naijie Gu and Kaixin Ren

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2014

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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Methodology

    This paper considers an improvement of empirical mode decomposition (EMD) in the presence of missing data. EMD has been widely used to decompose nonlinear and nonstationary signals into some components accord...

    Authors: Donghoh Kim and Hee-Seok Oh

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2016

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    Heterophones pose challenges during training of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems because they involve ambiguity in the pronunciation of an orthographic representation of a word. Heterophones are wor...

    Authors: Ashraf Alkhairy and Afshan Jafri

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2008

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  13. Content type: Case study

    Distraction osteogenesis is a method of stimulating the growth of new bone tissue in order to lengthen the extremities or bridge resected bone defects. In addition to the now-established intramedullary proced...

    Authors: Eugen Reitenbach, Robert Rödl, Georg Gosheger, Björn Vogt and Frank Schiedel

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2003

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    Global software development (GSD) which is a growing trend in the software industry is characterized by a highly distributed environment. Performing software project management (SPM) in such conditions implies...

    Authors: Saad Yasser Chadli, Ali Idri, Joaquín Nicolás Ros, José Luis Fernández-Alemán, Juan M. Carrillo de Gea and Ambrosio Toval

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2006

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    Recently, sparse unmixing has been successfully applied to spectral mixture analysis of remotely sensed hyperspectral images. Based on the assumption that the observed image signatures can be expressed in the fo...

    Authors: Junmin Liu, Chunxia Zhang, Jiangshe Zhang, Huirong Li and Yuelin Gao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2007

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    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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  17. Content type: Short report

    Reaction of pentafluoropyridine with 2 or 8-hydroxyl-quinoline under basic conditions in acetonitrile gives 4-oxy quinoline 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine derivatives in good yields. All the compounds were charac...

    Authors: Khalil Beyki, Malek Taher Maghsoodlou and Reza Heydari

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1996

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