An attempt has been made to elucidate the biosynthetic precursor
of ethylene in the mold P. digitatum. By application of basic
radiotracer methodology and the utilization of several specifically
labeled radiochemical substrates, it has been possible to demonstrate
that the internal carbon atoms of C-4 dicarboxylic acids such
An ecological study of a microorganism similar to that isolated
in 1956 and designated as Micrococcus radiodurans indicated
that the organism could be isolated from several different environments.
By taking advantage of its radio-resistivity, high levels of
gamma radiation were used in the isolation procedures to inactivate
most of the...
Behavioral responses exhibited by the Douglas-fir beetle,
Dendroctonus pseudotsugae Hopkins, to various attractant sources
were investigated under both laboratory and field conditions. Tests
were designed to observe olfactory responses. Results were correlated
and compared with collections from sampling nets and with
emergence patterns. Field data were collected during the flight...
The 4s³P₁ state of argon decays radiatively by a resonance
transition to the 3p⁶¹S₀ ground state; the wavelength of this radiation
is 1067A. By direct observation of the decay of the 1067A radiation
from excited argon gas, a value of 0.93±0.06 x 10⁻⁵ seconds
has been obtained for the natural...
The gravitational anomalies of simple bodies (sphere, cylinder, and fault) were used to develop methods for analyzing gravity data in the frequency domain. The Fourier transforms of the functional representations of the theoretical gravitational anomalies of these bodies were obtained. Mathematical formulations were made between the transform versus frequency relationships...
A technique for estimating gross primary production and respiration of periphyton communities, in situ, in small turbulent streams was developed using a photosynthesis-respiration chamber in a modified "light and dark bottle" method. Trays containing portions of the substrate bearing the benthic community were embedded in the stream, level with the...