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In bromeliad phytotelma, anthropic disturbance does not affect the nematode trophic structure.

J Nematol 2020 10;52. Epub 2020 Nov 10.

Grupo de Pesquisa em Nematologia, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Avenida Alberto Lamego, 2000, Campos dos Goytacazes (RJ), 28015-602, Brazil.

Phytotelmata (sing. phytotelma) are plant-associated reservoirs of rainwater and organic debris. These freshwater ecosystems are found in tree and bamboo holes, pitcher plants, and tank-forming bromeliads. Read More

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November 2020

Integrating Different Lines of Evidence to Establish a Novel Ascomycete Genus and Family (, ) in .

J Fungi (Basel) 2021 Jan 28;7(2). Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand.

A novel genus, is introduced herein for a distinct species, , collected as a saprobe on dead bamboo culms from a freshwater stream in Thailand. is distinct in its trabeculate pseudoparaphyses and ascospores with longitudinally striate wall ornamentation. A new family, is introduced to accommodate . Read More

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January 2021

Genome-wide identification, evolution and expression analysis of the aspartic protease gene family during rapid growth of moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) shoots.

BMC Genomics 2021 Jan 10;22(1):45. Epub 2021 Jan 10.

College of Forestry, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 350002, China.

Background: Aspartic proteases (APs) are a class of aspartic peptidases belonging to nine proteolytic enzyme families whose members are widely distributed in biological organisms. APs play essential functions during plant development and environmental adaptation. However, there are few reports about APs in fast-growing moso bamboo. Read More

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January 2021

Complete genome sequence of pleioblastus mosaic virus, a distinct member of the genus Potyvirus.

Arch Virol 2021 Feb 1;166(2):645-649. Epub 2021 Jan 1.

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8657, Japan.

Pleioblastus mosaic virus (PleMV) is a tentative member of the genus Potyvirus in the family Potyviridae and was discovered in bamboo with mosaic symptoms in Tokyo, Japan. Since no information on the genome sequence of PleMV has been reported, its taxonomic position has long been uncertain. Here, we report the first complete genome sequences of two distinct PleMV isolates. Read More

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February 2021

(Fungi, Sordariomycetes), a new species from in northern Thailand.

Biodivers Data J 2020 14;8:e58755. Epub 2020 Dec 14.

Engineering and Research Center for Southwest Biopharmaceutical Resource of National Education Ministry of China, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, Guizhou, P.R. China, Guiyang, China Engineering and Research Center for Southwest Biopharmaceutical Resource of National Education Ministry of China, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, Guizhou, P.R. China Guiyang China.

Background: Species of the fungal genus (Sordariomycetes, Amphisphaeriales, Apiosporaceae) are often found on bamboo in Asia. They are endophytes, saprobes and important plant pathogens. The genus currently contains 92 species and is widely distributed in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Read More

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December 2020

Carbon availability shifts the nitrogen removal pathway and microbial community in biofilm airlift reactor.

Bioresour Technol 2021 Mar 28;323:124568. Epub 2020 Dec 28.

Department of Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

This study investigated the response of nitrogen removal performance and microbial community to different carbon composites in biofilm airlift reactors for wastewater treatment. Three reactors were filled with poly (butylene succinate) and bamboo powder composite at the blending ratio of 9:1, 1:1 and 1:9. Increasing the component of bamboo powder in the carrier reduced the carbon availability and had an adverse effect on nitrate removal efficiency. Read More

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Multimodal Imaging and Analysis of the Neuroanatomical Organization of the Primary Olfactory Inputs in the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, .

Front Neuroanat 2020 26;14:560534. Epub 2020 Nov 26.

The Neuroecology Group, UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

There is currently a limited understanding of the morphological and functional organization of the olfactory system in cartilaginous fishes, particularly when compared to bony fishes and terrestrial vertebrates. In this fish group, there is a clear paucity of information on the characterization, density, and distribution of olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) within the sensory olfactory epithelium lining the paired olfactory rosettes, and their functional implications with respect to the hydrodynamics of incurrent water flow into the nares. This imaging study examines the brownbanded bamboo shark (Elasmobranchii) and combines immunohistochemical labeling using antisera raised against five G-protein α-subunits (Gα, Gα, Gα, Gα, Gα ) with light and electron microscopy, to characterize the morphological ORN types present. Read More

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November 2020

Effects of terrigenous organic substrates and additional phosphorus on bacterioplankton metabolism and exoenzyme stoichiometry.

Freshw Biol 2020 Nov 13;65(11):1973-1988. Epub 2020 Jul 13.

Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna Austria.

Bamboo, as a pioneer vegetation, often forms forests on bare lands after catastrophic landslides. Compared to evergreen forest soil, bamboo forest soil is much more labile, with a higher percentage of microbially derived organic carbon (OC), lower molecular weight, and lower humic acid content. We hypothesised that different terrigenous organic matter (tOM) sources with varying lability and phosphorus (P) availability select for bacterioplankton with distinct metabolic pathways. Read More

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November 2020

Genetic diversity, population structure, and gene flow analysis of lowland bamboo [ (A. Rich.) Munro] in Ethiopia.

Ecol Evol 2020 Oct 20;10(20):11217-11236. Epub 2020 Sep 20.

Department of Biosciences COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Islamabad Pakistan.

Bamboo, a member of subfamily Bambusoideae in the grass family (Poaceae), is one of the most important nontimber forest resources and a potential alternative to wood and wood products. Ethiopian lowland bamboo () is an economically and ecologically important species which accounts about 85% of total bamboo coverage in the country. This species is experiencing population decline due to a number of anthropogenic factors. Read More

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October 2020

-A new species of phytotelm breeding frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Zootaxa 2020 May 20;4779(3):zootaxa.4779.3.3. Epub 2020 May 20.

Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia. Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia..

We describe a new species of phytotelm-breeding rhacophorid frog from central Vietnam. Gracixalus trieng sp. nov. Read More

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Three new species of (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) from China.

MycoKeys 2020 14;72:1-16. Epub 2020 Aug 14.

Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Mycology, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao 266109, China Qingdao Agricultural University Qingdao China.

In this study, taxonomic and phylogenetic analyses of were performed. Three new species were characterised according to morphological characteristics and molecular phylogenetic analysis using ITS and nLSU sequences. They are , and is characterised by resupinate, thin basidiomata with white to buff-yellow hymenophore, small pores (9-11 per mm), clamped generative hyphae possessing hymenial cystidia, ellipsoid basidiospores (2. Read More

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Neotropical Melyroidea group cockroaches reveal various degrees of (eu)sociality.

Naturwissenschaften 2020 Sep 1;107(5):39. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Institute of Zoology SAS, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 06, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Eusociality in its various degrees represents an animal social system characterised by cooperative brood care, differentiation into castes and generational overlap. The fossil record indicates that eusociality is likely to have originated in hymenopterans and blattodeans during the Cretaceous. In this study, we present findings from surveys in Peruvian (Villa Carmen) and Ecuadorian (Rio Bigal, El Reventador) cloud forests revealing the first extant cockroach species living in complex, structured groups (n = 90-200 individuals, ˃ 20 adults). Read More

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September 2020

Characterization of Immature Bamboo () Component Changes with Its Growth via Heteronuclear Single-Quantum Coherence Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

J Agric Food Chem 2020 Sep 31;68(37):9896-9905. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Toyama Prefectural University, Imizu 939-0398, Japan.

A 6.2 m high immature bamboo () was divided into seven fractions. The bamboo cell walls and lignin samples from young to old were characterized by H-C correlation heteronuclear single-quantum coherence (HSQC) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy both qualitatively and semiquantitatively. Read More

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September 2020

Life history and ecology might explain incongruent population structure in two co-distributed montane bird species of the Atlantic Forest.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2020 12 6;153:106925. Epub 2020 Aug 6.

Laboratório de Genética e Evolução Molecular de Aves, Departamento de Genética e Biologia Evolutiva, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, 05508-090 São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Comparative phylogeography is a powerful approach to investigate the role of historical and environmental processes in the evolution of biodiversity within a region. In this regard, comparative studies of species with similar habitat preferences are valuable to reduce the confounding influence of habitat association when interpreting phylogeographic patterns. In the Atlantic Forest of South America, phylogeographic studies of highland and lowland species have shown distinct population structure patterns so far, suggesting that such species have responded differently to Pleistocene glacial cycles. Read More

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December 2020

TAS2R20 variants confer dietary adaptation to high-quercitrin bamboo leaves in Qinling giant pandas.

Ecol Evol 2020 Jun 4;10(12):5913-5921. Epub 2020 May 4.

Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China.

Sensitivity to bitter tastes provides animals with an important means of interacting with their environment and thus, influences their dietary preferences. Genetic variants encoding functionally distinct receptor types contribute to variation in bitter taste sensitivity. Our previous study showed that two nonsynonymous sites, A52V and Q296H, in the gene are directionally selected in giant pandas from the Qinling Mountains, which are speculated to be the causative base-pair changes of Qinling pandas for the higher preference for bamboo leaves in comparison with other pandas. Read More

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Comparative analysis and chemical profiling of different forms of Peucedani Radix.

J Pharm Biomed Anal 2020 Sep 3;189:113410. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

School of Pharmacy, Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei 230012, China; Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Research Unit (No. 2019RU057), National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China. Electronic address:

Peucedani Radix, derived from roots of Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn, is a well-known herb used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, which is rich in various coumarins. Four different forms including "earthworm head", "bamboo-like", taproots and multi-branched roots have occurred in current producing areas, but the differences in their external features and chemistry have not been concerned till now. In this study, the morphological and microscopic characters of "earthworm head" and "bamboo-like" roots were compared in detail, and qualitative and quantitative characterization of main active coumarins in different forms of Peucedani Radix have been developed by UPCL-Q/TOF-MS and HPLC-DAD, respectively. Read More

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September 2020

sp. nov. (Distoseptisporaceae) on bamboo from China and Thailand.

Biodivers Data J 2020 1;8:e53678. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University Chiang Rai Thailand.

Background: Bamboo is a widespread plant with medicinal value. During our taxonomic study on medicinal plants, three collections of were made from China and Thailand. Phylogenetic analyses of combined LSU, ITS and sequence data showed that two collections represented a new species, phylogenetically distinct from other described species in . Read More

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Trap nest preference of solitary bees in fragments of the Baturité massif, Atlantic Forest, Brazil.

An Acad Bras Cienc 2020 27;92 Suppl 1:e20180558. Epub 2020 Apr 27.

Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

The study investigated native solitary bee species that nest in pre-existing cavities in the Baturité Massif, State of Ceará, Brazil, their preference for nest substrates and aspects of these bee communities. Samples were taken in four distinct areas of the Baturité Massif using three types of trap-nests: dried bamboo internodes, cardboard tubes and rational boxes. Out of the 185 nests offered, 34 were colonized and 24 of them produced 131 bees, belonging to two families (Apidae and Megachilidae) and five genera (Centris, Mesocheira, Euglossa, Megachile and Coelioxys) from six species, including parasitic ones. Read More

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DNA barcoding as a valuable molecular tool for the certification of planting materials in bamboo.

3 Biotech 2020 Feb 22;10(2):59. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

1Forest Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala India.

DNA barcodes developed for selected commercially important bamboo species can be utilized for the certification of planting stock in bamboo nurseries in absence of discriminatory features at the juvenile stage. Planting materials such as micropropagated plantlets, rhizome transplants and culm cuttings, generated at nursery level are directly procured for establishment of commercial plantations without any further verification Very often misidentification and mixing up occur at nursery level and the error is not discovered until several years have passed. The present study evaluated the potentiality of seven Consortium for Barcode of Life (CBOL) recommended standard DNA barcode regions in commercially important bamboo species of India. Read More

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February 2020

Identification of Homeobox Genes Associated with Lignification and Their Expression Patterns in Bamboo Shoots.

Biomolecules 2019 12 11;9(12). Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Institute of Gene Science and Industrialization for Bamboo and Rattan Resources, International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Beijing 100102, China.

Homeobox (HB) genes play critical roles in regulating various aspects of plant growth and development. However, little is known about HB genes in bamboo. In this study, a total of 115 HB genes (‒) were identified from moso bamboo () and grouped into 13 distinct classes (BEL, DDT, HD-ZIP I‒IV, KNOX, NDX, PHD, PINTOX, PLINC, SAWADEE, and WOX) based on the conserved domains and phylogenetic analysis. Read More

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December 2019

Microwave-assisted pyrolysis of formic acid pretreated bamboo sawdust for bio-oil production.

Environ Res 2020 03 2;182:108988. Epub 2019 Dec 2.

State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330047, China; Engineering Research Center for Biomass Conversion, Ministry of Education, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330047, China; Center for Biorefining and Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering University of Minnesota, 1390 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55108, USA.

The integrated process of formic acid pretreatment and pyrolysis of bamboo sawdust (BS) under microwave irradiation is developed to produce high-quality bio-oil in this study. Experimental results indicated that microwave-assisted formic acid (MFA) pretreatment was able to reduce the contents of hydrogen, ash, and volatile in biomass. In the meanwhile, a distinct increase in the higher heating value of pretreated BS was observed. Read More

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Mapping thermal conductivity across bamboo cell walls with scanning thermal microscopy.

Sci Rep 2019 11 13;9(1):16667. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Konrad-Lorenz-Strasse 24, 3430, Tulln an der Donau, Austria.

Scanning thermal microscopy is a powerful tool for investigating biological materials and structures like bamboo and its cell walls. Alongside nanoscale topographical information, the technique reveals local variations in thermal conductivity of this elegant natural material. We observe that at the tissue scale, fibre cells in the scattered vascular tissue would offer preferential pathways for heat transport due to their higher conductivities in both anatomical directions, in comparison to parenchymatic cells in ground tissue. Read More

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November 2019

Preparation of Tubular Forest-like and Other Carbon Structures Using Distinct Carbon Sources and Catalyst Concentrations.

Recent Pat Nanotechnol 2020 ;14(2):153-162

Department of Physico-Mathematics, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolas de los Garza, N.L., 66455, Mexico.

Background: In this work, various carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were synthetized by the spray pyrolysis method. Resulting nanoforest-like and bamboo-like carbon nanotubes, as well as Yjunctions of carbon nanotubes, possess different shapes and morphology, depending on the kind of carbon source used and on the number of iron particles on the furnace tube surface, which derives from various concentrations of ferrocene catalyst.

Methods: We used the spray pyrolysis method, using different carbon sources (n-pentane, n-hexane, nheptane, and acrylonitrile) as precursors and two different concentrations of ferrocene as a catalyst. Read More

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September 2020

Intra-oropharyngeal food transport and swallowing in white-spotted bamboo sharks.

J Exp Biol 2019 11 22;222(Pt 22). Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.

Despite the importance of intraoral food transport and swallowing, relatively few studies have examined the biomechanics of these behaviors in non-tetrapods, which lack a muscular tongue. Studies show that elasmobranch and teleost fishes generate water currents as a 'hydrodynamic tongue' that presumably transports food towards and into the esophagus. However, it remains largely unknown how specific musculoskeletal motions during transport correspond to food motion. Read More

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November 2019

Reinstatement of the Chinese endemic species .

PhytoKeys 2019 16;133:105-113. Epub 2019 Oct 16.

College of Forestry, Jiangxi Agricultural University, No. 1101, Zhimin Rd., Nanchang, China Jiangxi Agricultural University Nanchang China.

has been treated as a synonym of . Examination of herbarium specimens and observation of wild living plants demonstrates that is a distinct species and is clearly distinguishable from through its flowering phenology in which leaves and flowers open simultaneously, its smaller corolla lobes and filaments, and its white-stellate-pubescent seeds. On this basis, we reinstate as an accepted species. Read More

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October 2019

Transcriptome profiling of postharvest shoots identifies PheNAP2- and PheNAP3-promoted shoot senescence.

Tree Physiol 2019 12;39(12):2027-2044

International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Key Laboratory of Bamboo and Rattan Science and Technology, State Forestry and Grassland Administration, Futong East Street NO.8, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, People's Republic of China.

The juvenile shoots of Phyllostachys edulis have been used as a food source for thousands of years, and it is recognized as a potential source of nutraceuticals. However, its rapid senescence restricts bamboo production and consumption, and the underlying molecular mechanisms of rapid shoot senescence remain largely unclear. In the present study, transcriptome profiling was employed to investigate the molecular regulation of postharvest senescence in shoots, along with physiological assays and anatomical dissections. Read More

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December 2019

Genome-Wide Identification and Characterization of the UBP Gene Family in Moso Bamboo ().

Int J Mol Sci 2019 Sep 3;20(17). Epub 2019 Sep 3.

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Tree Breeding by Molecular Design, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China.

The largest group of deubiquitinases-ubiquitin-specific proteases (UBPs)-perform extensive and significant roles in plants, including the regulation of development and stress responses. A comprehensive analysis of UBP genes has been performed in , but no systematic study has been conducted in moso bamboo (). In this study, the genome-wide identification, classification, gene, protein, promoter region characterization, divergence time, and expression pattern analyses of the UBPs in moso bamboo were conducted. Read More

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September 2019

Western oropharyngeal and gut microbial profiles are associated with allergic conditions in Chinese immigrant children.

World Allergy Organ J 2019 Aug 9;12(8):100051. Epub 2019 Aug 9.

School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia.

Background: The allergy epidemic resulting from western environment/lifestyles is potentially due to modifications of the human microbiome. Therefore, it is of interest to study immigrants living in a western environment as well as their counterparts in the country of origin to understand differences in their microbiomes and health status.

Methods: We investigated 58 Australian Chinese (AC) children from Perth, Western Australia as well as 63 Chinese-born Chinese (CC) children from a city in China. Read More

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Comparison of metaxylem vessels and pits in four sympodial bamboo species.

Sci Rep 2019 07 26;9(1):10876. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

Key Laboratory of Bamboo and Rattan Science and Technology of the State Forestry Administration, Department of Biomaterials, International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Beijing, 100102, China.

The anatomical morphologies of vessel elements and pits of bamboo plants are unique, however, intensive research about vessel elements and pits in bamboo species is very scarce. The vessel elements and pits of four sympodial bamboo species were analyzed by light microscopy and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM). Results show that the length and width of vessel elements were significantly different across bamboo species. Read More

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Total Alkaloids from Bamboo Shoots and Bamboo Shoot Shells of (Keng) Keng f. and Their Anti-Inflammatory Activities.

Molecules 2019 Jul 24;24(15). Epub 2019 Jul 24.

SCIEX China, Beijing 100017, China.

The bamboo shoot of (Keng) Keng f. is a medicinal and edible plant product in China. In this study, the chemical composition of the total alkaloids from bamboo shoots and bamboo shoot shells of (Keng) Keng f. Read More

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