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Researchers Compare the Benthic Diatom-based Indices for Water Quality Assessment in Australia and China[May 26, 2017]

Dr. TAN Xiang from Wuhan Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences compared the performance of fourteen widely-applied diatom indices in assessing ecological conditions in subtropical streams in South East Queensland in Australia and in the upper Han River in China.

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Researchers Regenerate Bone Using 3D Printed Clay Hydrogel[May 25, 2017]

Researchers in China have released a manuscript detailing a 3D printable material specially designed to support the growth of bone cells. Matter grown with the support of this polymer/clay nanocomposite could be used in the treatment of bone defects caused by trauma, deformities, or the removal of tumors. It has also been tested in vivo with positive results.

polycyclic compound;Cp;Rh

DICP Researchers Develop Flexible Method for Synthesis of Fused and Bridged Cycles[May 26, 2017]

It is a big challenge in organic synthetic chemistry to construct complex polycyclic compounds efficiently from simple starting materials, especially the ubiquitous hydrocarbons. In the past decade, extensive studies have been directed to the C-H bond activation catalyzed by Cp*Rh(III) or Cp*Co(III) complexes owing to their unique reactivity, selectivity and compatibility with different functional groups. The research group led by Prof. LI Xingwei from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences made a series of important progress in this area (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15351 and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. DOI:10.1002/anie.201704036).

DNA demethylase;DNA methylation;Tomato;fruit ripening

Scientists Reveal Epigenetic Regulation of Tomato Fruit Ripening[May 25, 2017]

In tomato, fruits undergo a dramatic loss in DNA methylation during ripening. Prof. ZHU Jiankang at Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with other researchers found that SlDML2-mediated DNA demethylation is required for both the activation of ripening-induced genes and the inhibition of ripening-repressed genes, and thus is required for tomato fruit ripening.

tropical dry forest;human impacts;natural disturbance;harvesting;soil moisture

Impacts of Human Disturbances on Tropical Dry Forest Increase with Decrease of Soil Moisture[May 25, 2017]

Researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Banaras Hindu University conducted a study in the Vindhyan tropical range of India. They evaluated how the severity of four disturbance types (harvesting, browsing, fire and drought) change in tropical dry forest fragments in central India arrayed across a soil moisture gradient.

virus;AcMNPV;baculovirus;virusinsect cell;dsDNAbaculovirus;RNA;insect cell;dsDNA;AcMNPV;

First Synthesis of a Baculovirus Reported[May 25, 2017]

In a present study, the research group led by Prof. HU Zhihong from Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences report that the construction of a synthetic genome of the Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV), the type species of baculoviruses, by a combination of PCR and transformation-associated recombi-nation (TAR)30 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


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