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    Comparison of invariant metrics and distances on strongly pseudoconvex domains and worm domains

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    We prove that for a strongly pseudoconvex domain D⊂CnD\subset\mathbb C^n, the infinitesimal Carath\'eodory metric gC(z,v)g_C(z,v) and the infinitesimal Kobayashi metric gK(z,v)g_K(z,v) coincide if zz is sufficiently close to bDbD and if vv is sufficiently close to being tangential to bDbD. Also, we show that every two close points of DD sufficiently close to the boundary and whose difference is almost tangential to bDbD can be joined by a (unique up to reparameterization) complex geodesic of DD which is also a holomorphic retract of DD. The same continues to hold if DD is a worm domain, as long as the points are sufficiently close to a strongly pseudoconvex boundary point. We also show that a strongly pseudoconvex boundary point of a worm domain can be globally exposed, this has consequences for the behavior of the squeezing function

    'A Sort of Family.' Ethics and Responsibility in J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus

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    This thesis offers an ethical reading of J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus. Taking Derek Attridge’s concept of ‘the singularity of literature’ as its point of departure, it first discusses the relation between literature and ethics. According to Attridge, the singularity of a literary work consists of its ‘transformative difference’. As such, the event of reading is a confrontation with the otherness of the text. It is precisely this confrontation that characterises responsible and ethical reading. Then it is argued that allegorical readings of The Childhood of Jesus cannot do justice to its singularity. Instead, the reading of the novel proposed here focuses on the notion of ‘responsibility’, suggesting that a focus on this concept increases the understanding of ethics in the novel. This analysis connects responsibility to four closely related aspects: its ground, the characters' worldview, the 'idea of the family', and the role of learning. By doing so, it demonstrates the possibilities of applying Attridge's theory to a work of literature, but it also shows its limitations

    Anion Intercalation into Graphite Electrode from Ethylene Carbonate Solutions Dissolving both Lithium Hexafluorophosphate and Lithium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide

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    The diluted solutions of lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonimide) (LiTFSI) dissolving in organic solvents (ca. ethylene carbonate (EC)) are not compatible with dual-ion batteries (DIBs) mainly by virtue of the drastic decomposition of electrolyte solutions before the reversible storage of TFSI– in graphite positive electrodes. In this work, lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) is introduced into 1 M LiTFSI-EC solution to strengthen the oxidative endurance. The EC solutions with mixed salts demonstrate a synergistic effect in terms of anion storage in graphite electrode. The anion storage behavior of graphite electrode in the solutions of 1 M LiTFSI+LiPF6-EC is systematically investigated by conventional electrochemical tests of Li/graphite cells, in combination with ex situ/in situ X–ray diffraction measurements of graphite positive electrode and energy-dispersive spectroscopic analyses of the surface of graphite electrodes

    Additional file 16: Figure S11. of A high-quality annotated transcriptome of swine peripheral blood

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    Comparison of PTs of the integrated transcriptome assembly to the IsoSeq cDNA reads, transcripts annotated in Ensembl SSC10.2 and NCBI pig RefSeq mRNA sequences. (A) Venn diagram showing the number of PTs with their intron arrangements validated by the IsoSeq reads, pig RefSeq mRNA sequences and SSC10.2 transcripts; (B) Distribution of exon number of novel spliced transcripts not found in the SSC10.2 annotation or pig RefSeq mRNA set, which provides good evidence of significant extension of current genome annotation; (C) Length comparison between PTs and their maximally overlapping SSC10.2 transcripts; (D) Length comparison between PTs and their maximally overlapping RefSeq mRNA sequences. (PDF 9912 kb

    The target tracks with 30 targets.

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    <p>The target tracks with 30 targets.</p

    Additional file 13: Figure S9. of A high-quality annotated transcriptome of swine peripheral blood

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    The purine metabolism KEGG pathway highlighted with enzymes encoded by PTs of the integrated transcriptome. Different enzyme codes are highlighted with different colors. (PNG 88 kb

    The target tracks with 5 targets.

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    <p>The target tracks with 5 targets.</p

    Analysis of the whole-cell lysate proteins of <i>S</i>. <i>iniae</i> and the immunogenicity of the recombinant proteins by SDS-PAGE and Western-blotting.

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    <p><b>(A)</b> Lane M: molecular mass marker; Lane 1: whole-cell lysate proteins; Lane 2: western blotting analysis using flounder anti-<i>S</i>. <i>iniae</i> serum; Lane 3: negative control using the healthy flounder serum. <b>(B)</b> Lane M: molecular mass marker; Lane 1: rPDHA1; Lane 2: rBMP; Lane 3: rLDH; Lane 4: rOCT, Lane 5: rLOx; Lane 6: rGAPDH.</p
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