The influence of planting patterns and plant spacings on grain
yield in field corn (Zea mays) was studied at the Oregon State University
Botany and Plant Pathology Field Laboratory near Corvallis,
Oregon in 1969. Plant characteristics and yield components studied
included plant height, ear height, number of ears, ear weight...
A circuit designed to generate and maintain a constant magnetic
flux is presented by using a sample-data control system, instead of a
continuous control system.
A Hall generator is used as the magnetic sensing element, and
is operated with a pulse bias to allow a large output. The output of...
Data from 592 litters of pigs farrowed and raised at the
Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station at Corvallis from the spring
of 1961 through the spring of 1968 were analyzed for effects of year
and season of birth, breed, sex, inbreeding and age of dam on
measures of fecundity, growth rate...
The genome of the nuclear polyhedrosis virus which infects the
larvae of the tussock moth, the lepidopteran, Hemerocampa
pseudotsugata, was isolated, identified as deoxyribonucleic acid, and
characterized in terms of its physical and biological properties. An
isolation procedure for the viral DNA was established which consisted
of the following steps:...
In this thesis a method is presented for maintaining the left
ventricular wall stress of the human heart at a constant level during
the systole (active portion of the heart's cycle). This constant stress
level makes it possible to take isotonic measurements on the heart
The left ventricle of...
The purpose of this investigation was to compare some of the
properties of a spore-forming mutant of Bacillus cereus 569R with
the wild type. The strains were grown under identical conditions in
liquid medium. The mutant, strain 45, was characterized with
respect to growth rate, pH changes in the medium,...
This thesis documents a new language which facilitates
the construction of Turing machines. The language translator
is written in Compass and has been debugged and is
available for use on the CDC 3300.
Righting behavior was examined in the asteroids Henricia
leviuscula and Leptasterias aequalis by repeating a standard laboratory
righting trial with a large number of individuals of each species,
and analyzing the observations made by statistical methods. Detailed
observations on the righting method, including leading pairs of
arms and righting time...
Commercially collected Douglas-fir seed from a moist coastal
ecotype (LaPush, Washington) and a dry inland ecotype (Kaibab
National Forest, Arizona) were subjected to osmotic stresses ranging
from 0 to -8 atmospheres using Carbowax polyethylene glycol 6000
during imbibition and germination. To determine the effect of osmotic
stress on the initiation...
In certain cases in system modeling, parameter search problems
are complicated by the availability of scanty and corrupt physical
system data and a large number of model parameters. An algorithm
using man-machine interaction is presented to attack this type
of parameter search problem with the objective of efficiency in the...
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of
a six week residential summer program of differential education for
gifted high school students. It was designed to determine the extent
to which participants in the program were proficient in aspects of
critical and creative thinking, and in the...
A study was made to evaluate the effect of different rates of N
fertilization on Nugaines wheat. The variable N treatments provided
different N regimes as a basis for evaluating potential diagnostic
tests for assessing the N status of the wheat plant. The crop was
grown in Lane county during...
Criteria for the design and construction of a prototype streamside
incubator for Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus) eggs and alevins
are described. Operation of the prototype and methods of transporting
freshly spawned salmon eggs from distant sources are reported.
Effects of water velocity, stocking density, and substrate type
on the growth, development,...
Rhabdocoels of the genus Paravortex are parasites of marine
molluscs. The bent-nosed clams, Macoma nasuta(Conrad, 1837) of
Yaquina Bay, Lincoln County, Oregon are commonly infected with a new
species of Paravortex. The morphology of the adult worm has been
described and it has been compared to the other three species...
Understanding marketing research begins with understanding marketing
and marketing management. This study builds a concise normative
model for marketing management and infers from it the scope and
nature of marketing research and the role various organizations should
take in conducting it. Marketing research activities in the Pacific
Northwestern forest industry...
A cruise of the R/V Yaquina off Oregon during June and July of
1968 provided data for a study of the relationships of hydrographic
and chemical parameters to estimates of biological activity. The
emphasis was on carbon and nitrogen reservoirs. Phytoplankton pigments,
nitrogen and C/N ratio were used along with...