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Article

SURVEY OF SEMANTIC SIMILARITY MEASURES IN PERVASIVE COMPUTING

Semantic similarity measures usage is prevalent in pervasive computing with the following aims: 1) to compare the components of an application; 2) to recommend and rank services by degree of relevance; 3) to identify services by matching the description of a query with the available services; 5) to compare the current context with already known contexts. The existing works that apply semantic similarity measures to pervasive computing focus on one particular issue. Furthermore, surveys in this

Djamel Guessoum, Moeiz Miraoui, Chakib Tadj

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 125–158

Article

PEDESTRIAN DETECTION ALGORITHM BASED ON LOCAL COLOR PARALLEL SIMILARITY FEATURES

HOG Feature is the mainstream feature applied in the field of pedestrian detection .HOG combined with CSS has good effects on pedestrian detection. Because of the large amount calculation of HOG and CSS, HOG and CSS has poor real-time performance, we propose LCSSF (Local Color Self Similarity Feature) avoiding calculating the global color similarity distribution of CSS. The tested results of the Inria and the street pedestrian database show that the accuracy of the HOG with LCSSF has better

Xianxian Tian, Hong Bao, Cheng Xu, Bobo Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1869–1890

Article

A Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Algorithm with Improved Similarity Calculation

In order to improve the accuracy of the proposed algorithm in collaborative filtering recommendation system, an Improved Pearson collaborative filtering (IP-CF) algorithm is proposed in this paper. The algorithm uses the user portrait, item characteristics and data of user behavior to compute the baseline predictors model. Instead of the traditional algorithm’s similarity calculation, the prediction model is used to improve the accuracy of the recommendation algorithm. Experimental results on

Yang Ju, Liu Bailin, Zhixiang Zhao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 97–100

Article

Simulation of Self-similarFlowBased on Fractal Gaussian Noise Method

The conventional network traffic flow models are mostly based on Poisson model. With the continuous development of network services, studies found that the actual network traffic has a long-range dependence (LRD) now and in a very long time, which is a kind of self-similarity. In this paper, RMD and Fourier algorithm were adopted to simulate and analyze a self-similar model of FGN. They generated the necessary sequence of self-similar traffic. Then the article uses R/S method to verify H value

Li Jie, Lu Ying, Tang Junyong

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 66–70

Research Article

REVIEW ON WORDNET-BASED ONTOLOGY CONSTRUCTION IN CHINA

The problem of WordNet-based ontology construction was widely investigated and many effective methods have been proposed in China. The utilizations of the hierarchy structure of WordNet, the digraph structure of WordNet and auxiliary resources are main measures in the methods. Usually, the methods are facing three fundamental difficulties, the computation of semantic similarity, the construction of core ontology and the development of auxiliary resources. Through our reviews of previous

Fei Zhang, Wuying Liu, Yude Bi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 630–647

Research Article

Type-2 Fuzzy Kalman Hybrid Application for Dynamic Security Monitoring Systems based on Multiple Sensor Fusion

Multiple sensors fusion plays a major role in situation awareness, especially in modern dynamic security monitoring and tracking applications. In this paper, we focus on a specific effective set of complementary sensors [Laser (for speed measurements), Sonar (for space scanning) and RF (for access rights)]. A novel multi-agent system is obtained by fusing the above types of sensory data taking advantages of similarity and complementarity concepts. Furthermore, Kalman Filter is utilized to track

T. K. Dakhlallah, M. A. Zohdy, O.M. Salim

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 607–629

Article

VEHICLE MODEL RECOGNITION BASED ON USING IMAGE PROCESSING AND WAVELET ANALYSIS

analyzed by Daubechies wavelet transformation and three statistical criteria; variance, norm-1 and norm-2 are extracted from wavelet coefficients. Finally, a similarity factor is defined to detect the same type of vehicles. The proposed algorithm is resistant against car edge negligible changes and the experimental results indicate the high performance of system in detecting the vehicle types.

Elyas Abbasi Jennat Abadi, Soheyl Akhlaghi Amiri, Masoud Goharimanesh, Aliakbar Akbari

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 2212–2230

Article

A MULTI-SCHEME ADAPTIVE ROUTING ALGORTHM BASED ON SPRAY AND WAIT FOR DALAY TOLERANT NETWORKS

, we propose an improved Adaptive Spray and Wait scheme, named ASW, for different delay tolerant network scenes. In this paper, we define a hybrid utility metric combined with multiple variables, delivery probability and similarity. Then, we distribute message copies in accordance with the proportion of the utility value to optimize the delivery ratio. Extensive simulations have been conducted to verify the efficiency of our proposed algorithm. In addition to the comparison, the results also show

Jianbo Li, Shan Jiang, Youmei Song, Jixing Xu, Yan Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 2136–2158

Research paper

DATA FUSION ALGORITHM OF FAULT DIAGNOSIS CONSIDERING SENSOR MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY

This paper presents data fusion algorithm of fault diagnosis considering sensor measurement uncertainty. Random-fuzzy variables (RFV) are used to model testing patterns (TPs) and fault template patterns (FTPs) respectively according to on-line sensor monitoring data and typical historical sensor data reflecting every fault mode. A similarity measure is given to calculate matching degree between a TP and each FTP in fault database such that Basic Probability Assignment (BPA) can be obtained by

Xu Xiaobin, Zhou Zhe, Wen Chenglin

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 171–190

Article

SPECTRAL CLUSTERING WITH SPATIAL COHERENCE PROPERTY JOINTING TO ACTIVE CONTOUR MODEL FOR IMAGE LOCAL SE GMENTATION

Local Segmentation is the fundamental task for image processing. Consider to the problem of low segmentation precision and contour control instability for image local segmentation, a local segmentation theory is researched that based on SSCACM (spectral clustering with spatial coherence property jointing active contour model). First, by applying spatial coherence property constraint of image pixels to spectral clustering, an adaptive similarity function is constructed and the corresponding

Guang Hu, Shengzhi Yuan

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1731–1749

Article

THE EFFECT OF BINARY DATA TRANSFORMATION IN CATEGORICAL DATA CLUSTERING

This paper focuses on hierarchical clustering of categorical data and compares two approaches which can be used for this task. The first one, an extremely common approach, is to perform a binary transformation of the categorical variables into sets of dummy variables and then use the similarity measures suited for binary data. These similarity measures are well examined, and they occur in both commercial and non-commercial software. However, a binary transformation can possibly cause a loss of

Jana Cibulková, Zdenek Šulc, Sergej Sirota, Hana Rezanková

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 33–47

Original Paper

Genetic Variability and Proteome Profiling of a Radiation Induced Cellulase Mutant Mushroom Pleurotus florida

We report the genetic similarity changes between a mutant mushroom (Pleurotus florida, designated as PfCM4) having increased cellulo­lytic activity developed through radiation mutagenesis and its wild type by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). On average, 23 AFLP fragments were amplified per primer combination, and a total of 286 polymorphic fragments (78.57% polymorphism) with maxi­mal fragment length of 1365 base pairs (bp) were obtained. The genetic similarity between

Chandran Sathesh-Prabu, Young-Keun Lee

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 271–277

Research Article

First report of Bursaphelenchus antoniae from Pinus strobus in the U.S.

only 95% similarity with PWN B. xylophilus. Compared to the previously described Portuguese population of B. antoniae, the sequences generated for the MA population were 98.3% similar in the ITS1, 2 rDNA and 99.9% similar for 28S rDNA. There was 99.2% similarity between the COI sequences of the US and Portuguese isolates of B. antoniae. This population has morphology consistent with that of Penas et al., 2006; however, the female tail on this MA pine population is mucronate and more attenuated than

Lynn K. Carta, R. L. Wick

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 473–478

Short Communication

Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Phoma complanata, a New Causal Agent of Archangelica officinalis Hoffm. in Poland

The paper concerns the fungus Phoma complanata, isolated for the first time in Poland, from the roots and umbels of angelica (Archangelica officinalis) in 2009. The morphology of fungal isolates was tested on standard culture media. Moreover, the sequence analysis of ITS regions was conducted. Morphological similarity of P. complanata Polish isolates to the reference isolate obtained from CBS culture collection was determined and together with the molecular analysis confirmed the affiliation of

Beata Zimowska, Ewa Dorota Zalewska, Ewa Dorota Król, Agnieszka Furmańczyk

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 281–285

original-paper

Microbiota and Chemical Compounds in Fermented Pinelliae Rhizoma (Banxiaqu) from Different Areas in the Sichuan Province, China

Pinelliae Rhizoma, the bacterial similarity between LC and ZZ was the highest, correlating with the distance between Longchang and Zizhong being the shortest at only 76 kilometers. The distance between Longchang and Xindu is 235 kilometers and the distance between Zizhong and Xindu is 144 kilometers). Furthermore, the environment of Longchang and Zizhong are more similar. Fig. 1. The similarity of the bacterial communities in three fermented Pinelliae Rhizoma. The OTUs and alpha diversity of bacteria

BO SHU, JING YING, TAO WANG, MENGQIAN XIA, WENYU ZHAO, LING YOU

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 83–92

research-article

First report of the dagger nematode Xiphinema pachtaicum on onion in Morocco

BLAST search in the database. The comparison revealed 99 to 100% similarity, with sequence corresponding to X. pachtaicum and 97% or less sequence similarity with other Xiphinema spp. To our knowledge, this is the first report of X. pachtaicum parasitizing onion in Morocco.

Fouad Mokrini, Abdelfattah Dababat

Journal of Nematology , 1–2

Research paper

POLICY-ORIENTED INFERENCE AND THE ANALYST-CLIENT COOPERATION. AN EXAMPLE FROM SMALL-AREA STATISTICS

Nicholas T. Longford

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 65–82

Original Paper

The Heavy-Metal Resistance Determinant of Newly Isolated Bacterium from a Nickel-Contaminated Soil in Southwest Slovakia

) sequences tentatively assigned to CzcA family heavy metal efflux pump [YP_001899332] from Ralstonia picketii 12J with 99% similarity. In this study the bacterium MR-CH-I2 and its heavy-metal resistance determinant were more precisely identified. This bacterial isolate was on the base of phylogenetic analysis of almost the whole (1,500 bp) 16S rDNA (16S rRNA) sequence, MR-CH-I2 [MF102046], and sequence for gyrB gene and its product respectively, MR-CH-I2-gyrB [MF134666], assigned to R. picketii 12J

MATEJ REMENÁR, ANNA KAMLÁROVÁ, JANA HARICHOVÁ, MARCEL ZÁMOCKÝ, PETER FERIANC

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 191–201

research-article

Morpho-molecular characterization of Colombian and Brazilian populations of Rotylenchulus associated with Musa spp

region obtained for Colombian populations had a strong affinity (99% similarity) with a number of R. reniformis reference sequences (KP054126, KT003743, KP054077, KP054088, KT003744, KF999977, KF999978, and DQ328713). Similarly, COI sequences also had a strong affinity (99% similarity) with R. reniformis reference sequences (KT003727, KT003728, KT003729, KT003730, and KT003731). All sequences obtained in this study were deposited in NCBI under accession numbers MK879441-MK879450 (D2-D3) and MK908051

Donald Riascos-Ortiz, Ana Teresa Mosquera-Espinosa, Francia Varón De Agudelo, Claudio Marcelo Gonçalves de Oliveira, Jaime Eduardo Muñoz-Flórez

Journal of Nematology , 1–13

research-article

First report of a stunt nematode Tylenchorhynchus zeae on corn in Gansu Province, China

by means of BLAST search in the database. The ITS1 sequence had a remarkably similarity of 99.00 to 99.05% with the T. zeae from Taiwan Province (EF519711) in China, and from Spain (KJ461597, KJ461598, KJ461599, KJ461600). The D2/D3 sequences exhibited 99.43 to 99.73% similarity with that of T. zeae from Iran (KM068058) and Spain (KJ461563, KJ461564, KJ461565, KJ461566). According with our morphological and molecular studies, this population was identified as T. zeae. The nematode was discovered

Zhi Peng Xu, Hui Xia Li, Yong Gang Liu, Bao Cang Ren, Chun Hui Ni, Jin Hui Ma

Journal of Nematology , 1–2

Article

DESIGN OF COMPLICATED DUPLICATE IMAGE REPRESENTATION APPROACH BASED ON DESCRIPTOR LEARNING

In order to solve the low discrimination of image representations in complicated duplicate image detection, this paper presents a complicated duplicate image representation approach based on descriptor learning. This approach firstly formulates objective function as minimizing empirical error on the labeled data. Then the tag matrix and the classification matrix of training dataset are brought into the objective function to ensure semantic similarity. Finally, by relaxing the constraints, we

Yongjiao Wang, Xiaojie Du, Lei Liang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 992–1010

Original Paper

Aspergillus penicillioides Speg. Implicated in Keratomycosis

of the following rDNA regions: ITS1, ITS2, 5.8S, 28S rDNA, LSU and β-tubulin were carried out for the isolates studied. A high level of similarity was found between sequences from certain rDNA regions, i.e. ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 and LSU, what confirmed the classification of the isolates to the species A. penicillioides. The classification of our isolates to A. penicillioides species was confirmed also by the phylogenetic analysis.

EULALIA MACHOWICZ-MATEJKO, AGNIESZKA FURMAŃCZYK, EWA DOROTA ZALEWSKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 407–416

Article

Fast Aerial UAV Detection Based on Image Segmentation and HOG-FLD Feature Fusion

In order to detect non-cooperative target UAV quickly and accurately, a novel method of UAV detection method based on graph theory and HOG-FLD feature fusion is presented in this paper. In order to avoid the time-consuming full search, the candidate areas of the UAV are obtained through the selective search of the image segmentation and the similarity, and the features are extracted through the method of gradient orientation histogram fusion FLD linear to train the SVM classifier with

Li Xiaoping, Lei Songze, Wang Yanhong, Xiao Feng, Penghui Tian

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 106–114

Article

Performance Analysis of ECG Signal Compression using SPIHT

between adjacent samples and adjacent beats. Beat reordering rearranges beat order in 2D (2 dimension) ECG array based on the similarity between adjacent beats. The experimental results show that the proposed method yields relatively low distortion at high compression rate. The experimental results also show that the accuracy of sleep stage classification and arrhythmia classification using reconstructed ECG signal from proposed method is comparable to the original signal. The proposed method

Sani Muhamad Isa, M. Eka Suryana, M. Ali Akbar, Ary Noviyanto, Wisnu Jatmiko, Aniati Murni Arymurthy

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 2011–2039

Research Article

First report of Pratylenchus vulnus associated with apple in Tunisia

. Microscopic observation of females and males demonstrated the occurrence of Pratylenchusd vulnus on apple trees. The ribosomal DNA D2-D3 expansion segments of the 28S rRNA and of the Pratylenchus populations were PCR amplified and sequenced. The sequences were compared with those of Pratylenchus species in the GenBank database with high similarity (99%). This comparison reconfirmed the morphological identifications. Phylogenetic studies placed those populations with P. vulnus. This is the first report of

Noura Chihani-Hammas, Lobna Hajji-Hedfi, Hajer Regaieg, Asma Larayedh, Ahmed Badiss, Yu Qing, Horrigue-Raouani Najet

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 579–586

Research Article

OUTLIER DETECTION BASED ON SIMILAR FLOCKING MODEL IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

by introducing the similarity between individuals and velocity updating rule, which causes similar objects to cluster quickly. In order to save energy, CASFM algorithm preprocesses similar data on the sending sensors first, which greatly reduces the transmission of similar data. So the communication overhead is decreased. With the characteristics of self-organization and fast convergence of flocking model, stream data can be clustered quickly. The experimental results show that the proposed

Cheng Chunling, Wu Hao, Yu Zhihu, Zhang Dengyin, Xu Xiaolong

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 18–37

Article

IkeNet: Email and Friendship Evolution

Network evolution is an important problem for social scientists, management consultants, and social network scholars. Unfortunately, few empirical data sets exist that have sufficient data to fully explore evolution dynamics. Increasingly, more and more online data sets are used in lieu of offline, face-to-face data. The veracities of these findings are questionable, however, because there are few studies exploring the similarity of online-offline dynamics. The IkeNet project investigated

Ian McCulloh

Connections , ISSUE 1-2, 89–94

Article

Multiple Vehicle License Plate Location in Complex Background

the color, dimension, texture and match the similarity to choose, search and merger area in the image, suspicious area of the license plate is obtained. Using visual word package to express rectangular profile after coarse positioning. Using support vector machine (SVM) to classify and identify rectangular area of license plate. Accurate positioning license plate location is positioned accurately. The method of accuracy is 96.4% for 135 pieces of test sample positioning, strong anti-jamming.

Yaxin Zhao, Li Zhao, Ya Li

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 62–68

research-article

First report of Mesocriconema xenoplax (Nematoda: Criconematidae) from turfgrass in Portugal and in Europe

stylet; (B) posterior body portion showing rounded tail shape. One of the nucleotide sequences obtained in this study was deposited into the GenBank database (NCBI) under the accession number MG647831. Amplification of the D2/D3 rDNA loci resulted in a PCR product of 552 bp and the nucleotide sequence showed a similarity range between 88 and 98% with isolates of M. xenoplax from different regions of the world. The molecular phylogenetic status of samples as inferred from their D2/D3 sequences is

M. L. Inácio, L. C. Rusinque, M. J. Camacho, F. Nóbrega

Journal of Nematology , 1–6

Research Article

First Report of the Yellow Nutsedge Cyst Nematode, Heterodera cyperi, in Georgia, U.S.A.

extracted from single cysts (n = 3) and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of rRNA and partial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) genes were amplified with primers TW81/AB28 and Het-coxiF/Het-coxiR, respectively (Subbotin et al., 2001; Subbotin, 2015) and sequenced. The resulting sequences were deposited into the GenBank database (Accession no. MG825344 and MG857126) and also subjected to BLAST searches in the database. ITS sequence of H. cyperi showed 100% similarity (100% coverage) with that of a H. cyperi

Abolfazl Hajihassani, Bhabesh Dutta, Ganpati B. Jagdale, Sergei A. Subbotin

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 456–458

Research Article

AN ARTIFICIAL IMMUNE NETWORK CLUSTERING ALGORITHM FOR MANGROVES REMOTE SENSING IMAGE

Because of not needing training samples and performing the classification just according to the inherent similarity of data in the multidimensional space, unsupervised classification method now gets more and more attention by remote sensing data analyst. Duo to the special growth environment of mangroves, field measurements is difficult to be done to obtain training samples. Therefore unsupervised method provides a good adjunct way for the classification of mangroves remote sensing image. This

Yanmin LUO, Peizhong LIU, Minghong LIAO

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 116–134

Original Paper

Deletion of atoR from Streptococcus pyogenes Results in Hypervirulence in a Mouse Model of Sepsis and is LuxS Independent

human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. M5005_Spy_1343 is predicted to encode a member of the LysR family of transcriptional regulators and is located upstream of a putative operon containing six genes. Five of these genes have sequence similarity to genes involved in short-chain fatty acid metabolism, whereas the sixth gene (luxS) is found in many bacterial species and is involved in quorum sensing. Unexpectedly, inactivation of the M5005_Spy_1343 gene resultedin hypervirulence in an intraperitoneal

Izabela Sitkiewicz, James M. Musser

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 17–24

Original Paper

Identification of Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus Strains Present in Artisanal Raw Cow Milk Cheese Using Real-time PCR and Classic Plate Count Methods

The aim of this paper was to detect Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus using real-time quantitative PCR assay in 7-day ripening cheese produced from unpasteurised milk. Real-time quantitative PCR assays were designed to identify and enumerate the chosen species of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in ripened cheese. The results of molecular quantification and classic bacterial enumeration showed a high level of similarity proving that DNA extraction was carried out in a proper

Milena A. Stachelska

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 491–499

Original Paper

Primary and Secondary Bacteremia Caused by Proteus spp.: Epidemiology, Strains Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation

Abstract Proteus spp. is an etiological factor of urinary tract and bloodstream infections. The aim of this study was the retrospective analysis of susceptibility of Proteus spp. strains isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) as well as similarity evaluation of the strains isolated from different clinical samples. Proteus spp. strains were isolated in 2009–2017 from hospital patients. Identification was based on the colony’s morphology and biochemical or MALDI-TOF MS analyzes. The

JOANNA KWIECIŃSKA-PIRÓG, KRZYSZTOF SKOWRON, EUGENIA GOSPODAREK-KOMKOWSKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 471–478

Article

STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF NORMAL AND HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE WALLS REINFORCED WITH GLASS FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER BARS UNDER ECCENTRIC LOAD

considered as references, while the others were reinforced with GFRP bars. The specimens were made using normal and high strength concrete. All specimens showed similarity in the structural behavior and load pattern, the results show that Steel reinforced walls have 28% higher ultimate load than corresponding GFRP reinforced walls, also an approximate linear increase in the failure load with increasing in flexural GFRP reinforcement in range from 40.4% to 98.8% for NSC walls and in range of 70% to 115.1

Yaarub Gatia ABTAN, Hassan Falah HASSAN

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 55–63

Research Article

THE APPLICATION OF GENOTYPING AND PHENOTYPING TECHNIQUES FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MICROORGANISMS

The research on similarity between bacteria in outbreak investigations enables the identification of bacterial strain responsible for infections, their source and modes of transmission. These investigations are also necessary for the analysis of spreading of bacteria, not only locally, e.g. in a hospital in a specific country, but also internationally and globally. Therefore, it is of great importance to have the most up to date knowledge regarding different methods used in bacterial typing

Marcin Brzozowski, Paweł Kwiatkowski, Joanna Jursa-Kulesza, Danuta Kosik-Bogacka

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 353–366

Research Article

Occurrence of Sheraphelenchus sucus (Nematoda: Aphelenchoidinae) and Panagrellus sp. (Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae) Associated with Decaying Pomegranate Fruit in Italy

. The D2–D3 sequences of the Italian panagrolaimid showed 99% similarity with the corresponding sequence of Panagrellus sp. associated with Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. This is the first report on the tritrophic association of S. sucus and Rhabditida that uses both insects and pomegranate fruit as hosts.

ELENA FANELLI, ALBERTO TROCCOLI, NICOLA VOVLAS, GIANLUCA SCARCIA, ANNAMARIA MINCUZZI, SIMONA M. SANZANI, ANTONIO IPPOLITO, FRANCESCA DE LUCA

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 418–426

Research paper

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on non-veridical decision making

(DLPFC) using 1 Hz and 10 Hz (intermittent) rTMS and sham protocols. Both 1 Hz and 10 Hz stimulation of the DLPFC triggered a shift towards a more context-independent, internal representations driven non-veridical selection bias. A significantly reduced preference for choosing objects based on similarity was detected, following both 1 Hz and 10 Hz treatment of the right as well as 1 Hz rTMS of the left DLPFC. 1 Hz rTMS treatment of the right DLPFC also triggered a significant improvement in

Jaan Tulviste, Elkhonon Goldberg, Kenneth Podell, Talis Bachmann

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 182–191

Original Paper

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from Air and Patients of Intensive Care Units

isolates. Resistance and resistance genes were detected by drug susceptibility test and PCR. The results demonstrated that all isolates can be classified into eight PFGE types and four sequence types (ST208, ST195, ST369 and ST530). A pair of isolates from patients (TAaba004) and from the air (TAaba012) that share 100% similarity in PFGE was identified, indicating that air might be a potential and important transmission route for A. baumannii. More than 80% of the isolates were resistant to carbapenems

MEIJIE JIANG, YUNQING MU, NING LI, ZHIJUN ZHANG, SHULIN HAN

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 333–338

Article

Research on A Quantitative Assessment Model Based on Visual Perception in Low-Altitude Remote Sensing

In order to evaluate the recovery effect of the visible light band in the low-altitude remote sensing, the sensitivity and significance of the visual perception of the restored image are selected and optimized by the perceptual characteristics of the human visual system. Finally, the effective detail retention ability, Structure information, multi - scale similarity and visual fidelity. A kind of image - based image fog quantification evaluation model QAMVP is proposed based on visual

Jianqiang Lu, Weixing Wang, Kexin Chen, Bing Jiang

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 166–170

research-article

Hypothermia in the course of acute traumatic spinal cord injury

Jozef Kafka, Nadezda Lukacova, Igor Sulla, Marcela Maloveska, Zuzana Vikartovska, Dasa Cizkova

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 2, 172–178

Research Article

First Reports, Morphological, and Molecular Characterization of Longidorus caespiticola and Longidorus poessneckensis (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from Ukraine

processed to glycerol and mounted on permanent slides and subsequently identified morphologically and molecularly. Nematode DNA was extracted from single individuals and PCR assays were conducted as previously described for D2–D3 expansion segments of 28S rRNA. Sequence alignments for D2–D3 from L. caespiticola showed 97%–99% similarity to other sequences of L. caespiticola deposited in GenBank from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, and Scotland. Similarly, D2–D3 sequence alignments

SOLOMIA SUSULOVSKA, PABLO CASTILLO, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 396–402

Review

Lithium – therapeutic tool endowed with multiple beneficiary effects caused by multiple mechanisms

given together with data indicating the similarity between lithium and magnesium cations. In this context, similarities and dissimilarities between the useful “poison” with narrow therapeutic window (Li+) and the bivalent cation acting like cofactor of more than 300 enzymatic reactions (Mg2+) are pointed out together with results indicating enhanced activity of trimeric G proteins in bipolar disorder.

Miroslava Vosahlikova, Petr Svoboda

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 1, 1–19

Original Paper

Gas Gangrene of Different Origin Associated with Clostridium perfringens Type A in Three Patients Simultaneously Hospitalized in a Single Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Poland

The objective of the study was to perform a comparative analysis of phenotypic and genetic similarity, determination of resistance profiles, detection of toxin-encoding genes and molecular typing of Clostridium perfringens isolates originating from patients with gas gangrene. The study encompassed three patients with a clinical and microbiological diagnosis of gas gangrene who were hospitalized in one of the hospitals of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province in the same period of time between 8th

Monika Brzychczy-Włoch, Dorota Ochońska, Anna Piotrowska, Małgorzata Bulanda

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 399–406

Research Article

RELAPSING FEVERS

species associated with relapsing fever, which are mainly transmitted by soft ticks, with the exception of B. recurrentis transmitted by lice. Comparision of the DNA of different species within this genus showed that the similarity between them is often small, e.g. the DNA homology between B. miyamotoi and B. burgdorferi s.s. or B. garinii is 13%, and B. afzelii only 8%, whereas the B. miyamotoi DNA has a profile similar to the representatives of the tick-borne relapsing fevers, such as B. hermsii (44

Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska, Beata Fiecek, Tomasz Chmielewski

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 41–46

Research Article

A Proposal for Classification of Multisensor Time Series Data based on Time Delay Embedding

processed separately to be represented by a multidimensional delay vector (MDV). A simple simulation experiment with online handwritten signature data has been done with a similarity measure based on the MDV representation and classification performance is compared with DTW based classifier. The simulation results show that classification accuracy of the proposed approach is satisfactory while computational cost is lower than DTW method.

Basabi Chakraborty

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–5

Article

The positional MEF-TOPSIS method for the assessment of complex economic phenomena in territorial units

Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) method. The aim of the study is to present the application potential of the positional MEF-TOPSIS method for the assessment of the level of development of complex economic phenomena for territorial units. In the positional TOPSIS method, the application of the spatial median of Oja, which limits the impact of strong asymmetry, is proposed. In order to weaken the influence of extreme values, the Mean Excess Function (MEF) is used, by means of which it is

Aleksandra Łuczak, Małgorzata Just

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 157–172

Research Article

Xiphinema japonicum n. sp. (Nematoda: Longidorinae) from the Rhizosphere of Japanese Podocarpus macrophyllus (Thunb.), a Cryptic Species Related to Xiphinema bakeri Williams, 1961

bakeri, herein considered as its cryptic species by the nature of high morphological similarity, but with significant differences in DNA sequences in nearly full length 18S, ITS1, 28S D2/D3, and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 sequences. The second morphologically close species is Xiphinema setariae from which the new species could be separated based on morphological and molecular characters. Morphological comparisons with phylogenetically related species are also discussed.

LIRONG ZHAO, WEIMIN YE, MUNAWAR MARIA, MAJID PEDRAM, JIANFENG GU

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 404–417

Article

VISUAL ATTENTION MODEL WITH ADAPTIVE WEIGHTING OF CONSPICUITY MAPS FOR BUILDING DETECTION IN SATELLITE IMAGES

and evaluated against existing solutions in the literature. A novel adaptive algorithm then chooses the best weighting scheme based on a similarity error to ensure the best performance of the attention model in a given context. Finally, a neural network is trained to predict the set of weights provided by the best weighting scheme for the context of the image in which buildings are to be detected. The solution provides encouraging results on a set of 50 satellite images.

A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 742–766

Original Paper

Distribution and Identification of Endophytic Streptomyces Species from Schima wallichii as Potential Biocontrol Agents against Fungal Plant Pathogens

BPSAC70 isolated from root tissues showed highest percentage of inhibition (98.3 %) against Fusarium culmorum with significant activity against other tested fungal pathogens. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that all seven strains shared 100 % similarity with the genus Streptomyces. In addition, the isolates were subjected to the amplification of antimicrobial genes encoding polyketide synthase type I (PKS-I) and nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) and found to be

Ajit Kumar Passari, Vineet Kumar Mishra, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Ratul Saikia, Bhim Pratap Singh

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 319–329

original-paper

Oligotrophic Nitrification and Denitrification Bacterial Communities in a Constructed Sewage Treatment Ecosystem and Nitrogen Removal of Delftia tsuruhatensis NF4

sediment has been studied for its nitrogen removal ability (Xie et al. 2013). Actinobacteria, Deinococcus-Thermus, Acidobacteria, Oxyphotobacteria, Fusobacteria, Chloroflexi, unidentified_Bacteria, and other phylum total represent only 0.01–0.74% of the whole bacterial community in all samples. From the above results, CRI.NF, CRI.DNF and CRIC showed higher similarity community structure at the phylum level, compared to those samples from EC and IC. To our knowledge, the main studies of OHN and OAD

RUILAN YANG, JING LI, LUYAO WEI-XIE, LIN SHAO

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 99–108

Research Article

Effector gene vap1 based DGGE fingerprinting to assess variation within and among Heterodera schachtii populations

comparisons. For individual juveniles up to six gene variants were resolved and substantial variation within and among cysts was observed. A fast and easy DNA extraction procedure for 20 pooled cysts was established, which provided DGGE patterns with high similarity among replicate samples from field populations. Permutation tests on pairwise similarities within and among populations showed significant differences among vap1 patterns of field populations of H. schachtii. Similarly, gene diversity as

Rasha Haj Nuaima, Johannes Roeb, Johannes Hallmann, Matthias Daub, Sandra Otte, Holger Heuer

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 517–528

Article

First Report of the Spiral Nematode Rotylenchus incultus (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae) from Cultivated Olive in Tunisia, with Additional Molecular Data on Rotylenchus eximius

800, 1,100, and 450 bp was obtained and sequenced for D2 to D3, ITS1, and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (coxI), respectively. Sequence alignments for D2 to D3 (KX669231–KX669233), ITS1 (KX669238–KX669240), and coxI (KX669244–KX669245) from R. eximius, showed 99% to 97%, 98% to 94%, 93% similarity to other sequences of R. eximius deposited in GenBank (EU280794–DQ328741, EU373663– EU373664, JX015401–JX015402, respectively). Similarly, D2 to D3 (KX669234&ndash

ILHEM GUESMI-MZOUGHI, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE, CAROLINA CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, HAJER REGAIEG, NAJET HORRIGUE-RAOUANI, JUAN E. PALOMARES-RIUS, PABLO CASTILLO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 136–138

Article

Molecular and Morphological Characterization of Xiphinema chambersi Population from Live Oak in Jekyll Island, Georgia, with Comments on Morphometric Variations

rounded and set off from head; total stylet length 170 to 193 mm; vulva at 20.4% to 21.8% of body length; a monodelphic, posterior reproductive system; elongate, conoid tail with a blunt terminus and four pairs of caudal pores, of which two pairs are subdorsal and two subventral. Sequence data from the D2–D3 region of the 28S rRNA molecule subjected to GenBank sequence comparison using BLAST showed that the sequence had 96% and 99% similarity with X. chambersi from Alabama

ZAFAR A. HANDOO, LYNN K. CARTA, ANDREA M. SKANTAR, SERGEI A. SUBBOTIN, STEPHEN W. FRAEDRICH

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 20–27

Research paper

Effects of social stress and clomipramine on emotional memory in mice

We have previously observed impairing effects of social defeat stress (CSDS) on inhibitory avoidance (IA) in mice. Given the similarity between changes produced by social stress in animals and symptoms of certain human psychopathologies such as depression and anxiety, the effects of the antidepressant clomipramine on IA impairment produced by CSDS were evaluated in the present study. Male CD1 mice were randomly assigned to the groups: non-stressed+saline, non-stressed+clomipramine, stressed

Aranzazu Duque, Concepción Vinader-Caerols, Santiago Monleón

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 225–233

Research Article

Immigrant Preadolescents and Risk of Emotional Distress

belonging to a healthy class). These findings also suggest similarity across ethnic backgrounds with regard to the expression of emotional problems during preadolescence. This is the first study to identify classes of emotional problems among specific preadolescent immigrant groups.

Daniele E. Alves, Heather L. Corliss, Espen Roysamb, Henrik D. Zachrisson, Brit Oppedal, Kristin Gustavson

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 41–51

case-report

Lubag Syndrome (X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism) Case Study of Mr G. Infante

Vincent Cheah

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 7–10

Article

First Report of the Carolina Spiral Nematode, Scutellonema brachyurus, from Soil of a Garden in Crete, Greece

., 2013). Alignment indicated that the D2-D3 and ITS sequences (KU059494 and KU059495, respectively) showed 99% and 100% to 99% similarity, respectively, to other sequences of S. brachyurus (type A) deposited in GenBank from the United States, Italy, and Korea (JX472037-JX472046, DQ328753, FJ485643; and JX472069, JX472070, JX472071, respectively), differing from one to six nucleotides. Phylogenetic analyses using Bayesian inference of these sequences placed the Scutellonema sp. in a

EMMANUEL A. TZORTZAKAKIS, CAROLINA CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE, JUAN E. PALOMARES-RIUS, PABLO CASTILLO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 7–7

Review

Introduction to ultrasound elastography

ultrasonic lines of examined tissue, so calculating the degree of similarity of ultrasonic echoes acquired from tissue before and after the compression was applied. The next step in the development of ultrasound palpation was to apply the local remote tissue compression by using the acoustic radiation force generated through the special beam forming of the ultrasonic beam probing the tissue. The acoustic radiation force causes a slight deformation the tissue thereby forming a shear wave propagating in

Andrzej Nowicki, Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 65, 113–124

Review

Mistakes in ultrasound examination of salivary glands

Ultrasonography is the first imaging method applied in the case of diseases of the salivary glands. The article discusses basic mistakes that can be made during an ultrasound examination of these structures. The reasons for these mistakes may be examiner-dependent or may be beyond their control. The latter may include, inter alia, difficult conditions during examination (technical or patient-related), similarity of ultrasound images in different diseases, the lack of clinical and laboratory

Ewa J. Białek, Wiesław Jakubowski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 65, 191–203

Article

First Report of Longidorus kuiperi and Rotylenchus eximius from Coastal Sand Dunes in Crete, Greece

and Vovlas, 2005). A single individual was used for DNA extraction. Primers and polymerase chain reaction conditions used in this research were specified in Cantalapiedra et al. (2013) and Archidona-Yuste et al. (2016), and a single amplicon of 800 and 1,100 bp was obtained and sequenced, respectively. D2-D3 (KX398055-KX398056) and ITS sequence alignments (751 and 648 bp, respectively) from L. kuiperi (KX398057) showed 98% to 99% similarity, differing in 4, and from 6 to 12 nucleotides

EMMANUEL A. TZORTZAKAKIS, CAROLINA CANTALAPIEDRA-NAVARRETE, ANTONIO ARCHIDONA-YUSTE, JUAN E. PALOMARES-RIUS, PABLO CASTILLO

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 135–135

Article

First Report of the Fig Cyst Nematode, Heterodera fici Kirjanova, on Fig Tree, Ficus carica, in Ontario, Canada

deposited into the GenBank database (Accession no. KY635986 and KY635987) and was compared with published sequences by means of BLASTsearch in the database (November 2016). The comparison revealed 99.0% to 100% similarity to the sequences of the same genomic region of H. fici from Iran (AF498385) and Georgia (AF274409). Subbotin et al. (2010) summarized the known occurrence of the fig cyst nematode from Belarus, Belgium, Estonia, France,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands

FENGCHENG SUN, NEIL HENRY, QING YU

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 131–132

Research Article

First Report of Stubby-Root Nematode, Paratrichodorus minor, on Onion in Georgia, U.S.A

in the GenBank databases (18S rRNA: MG856931; 28S rRNA: MG856933; ITS1 rDNA: MH464152). The 18S rRNA, 28S D2-D3, and ITS1 rDNA sequences shared 99% similarity (100% coverage) with GenBank accessions of P. minor from California, Arkansas, and China (18S rRNA: JN123365; 28S D2-D3: JN123395; ITS1 rDNA: GU645811). In a pathogenicity test, five sweet onion seeds var. Pirate were planted (one per pot) in 11.5-cm-diameter polyethylene pots containing 1,000 cm3 of equal parts of pasteurized field soil

Abolfazl Hajihassani, Negin Hamidi, Bhabesh Dutta, Chris Tyson

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 453–455

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