This study was undertaken to increase knowledge of opal phytoliths
in plants and soils of Oregon, and thus encourage further use of
phytoliths in future pedologic investigations.
Content of plant opal in needles from ten common Oregon conifer
species ranged from 0.2 to 7.9%. Western larch (Larix occidentalis)
Friction factors were measured for water flowing in ducts made
up of two rods held between two flat plates. Three rod diameters of
0.50, 1.00 and 1.50 inches were used. The spacings between rods
varied from 0.0 to 0.32 inch. It was found that the concept of
hydraulic diameter was...
A method for the determination of selenium in biological
materials by gas-liquid chromatography has been developed and
successfully applied to kidney, heart, liver, and muscle tissue. The
initial digestion of animal tissue was accomplished in a mixture of
nitric and perchloric acids (3:1) until "water whiteness'' of solution
The North American interconnected power systems continuously
attempt to hold power system time as close to standard time as possible.
All inherent problems associated with normal power system
operation make this a difficult task. System time is presently allowed
to deviate from standard time by up to two seconds before...
Both oxy-Cope and siloxy-Cope rearrangements involve
(1, 3) and (3, 3) sigrnatropic shifts. Both the concerted mechanism,
and the stepwise mechanism via a diradical intermediate are possible.
In a cyclic system such as cis-l-vinylcyclooct-3-en-l-ol, the thermal
rearrangement takes place preferably through a diradical intermediate.
At high temperature, the reaction also...
The effects of irrigation frequencies and rates and time of
nitrogen fertilizer application on the yields, grades and N status of
Russet Burbank potatoes were determined on a sandy soil near
Increasing the frequency of irrigation from 72 to 48 to 12-hours
did not result in increases of...
Self-interactions (effects of reinoculation with the same nematode)
in Meloidogyne hapla and Heterodera schachtii on Beta vulpris at
different levels of inocula with various population combinations were
studied. In M. hapla, the only significant increase of galls was
noted in treatments when 250+250 larvae were inoculated at 10-day
The life history and wing pattern variation of the intertidal
shore bug, Saldula palustris (Douglas), were studied in field and
experimental populations from June 1970 until February 1972.
The study site was an estuarine salt marsh on Yaquina Bay
near Toledo, Oregon. The insects live below mean high water level...